University Bulletin – February 15, 2013

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Attention All Funded Student Organizations: Did you miss the Budget Workshops? If so, you must contact Mark Ruf, coordinator of finance for the student senate, at 570-422-3417 to receive your budget submission information. All budget requests for 2013 – 2014 must be submitted to the Student Activity Association Office on the second floor of the University Center by 4:00 PM on Monday, Feb. 18.

Attend a VISTA Volunteer Information Meeting, at 3:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Stroud 302. A new opportunity to serve in your community and gain some valuable experience. In this new program, ESU students will act as after school reading tutors to the children in grades 3-5 at J.M. Hill Elementary School. If you would like to be a tutor or want more information, contact Rachel Siefert at

Being An Active Learner Among New College Experiences B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Will Hold Two Free Workshops February 21 in Beers Lecture Hall. Planning a Major Campus Event: Planning a Concert From Start To Finish, 2:00 – 2:50 PM with presenter Kayshia Kruger, resident adviser/concert chair, Campus Activities Board. Zero Tolerance: Sexual Harassment on Campus, 3:00 – 3:50 PM with presenter Danelle McClanahan, director of diversity/ombudperson.

ESU will Present Two Workshops with Speaker Dr. Dawn Edmiston, Marketing Consultant and Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Monday, Feb. 18 in the Niedbala Auditorium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The program, “Developing POP! A Professional Online Presence,” will be about using social media to gain a competitive edge in one’s career search. The public is invited at no cost. Reservations are required as seating will be limited. For information call 570-422-3589.

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) will Meet at 2:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 19 in University Center Room 206C. The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) seeks to enhance the advanced learning, research, scholarship, leadership and professional service experiences of graduate and professional students at ESU. GPSA will serve as a forum for graduate students to share opportunities and concerns they experience as students at ESU. GPSA will also empower members to suggest opportunities for student activities and recommend solutions to current issues to enhance the graduate student experience at ESU. All ESU registered students are eligible to participate in GPSA, with the understanding that GPSA focuses on aspects of graduate student life at ESU. If you are unable to attend but you are interested in participating, contact Adam Demetros at or visit the GPSA Facebook page
at!/GPSAESU?fref=ts and leave a message.

Authors’ Forum Series, From Idea to Published Book, 6:00 to 7:30 PM Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Computer Lab Located on the Ground Floor of the Kemp Library. ESU students are invited to attend the inaugural Authors’ Forum organized by the Library Advisory Committee. Hear ESU faculty discuss the goals and inspirations behind the books that they have written.

The invited authors for this first event are: Esther Daganzo- Cantens, Ph.D., (Modern Languages), book title – Carmen De Burgos: Educación, Viajes, y Feminismo en los libros de viajes de Carmen de Burgos en Europa; Johan Eliasson, Ph.D., (Political Science), book title – America’s Perceptions of Europe. Shannon Frystak, Ph.D., (History), book title – Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967. Jeff Ruth, Ph.D., (Modern Languages), book title – Urban Honor in Spain: The Laus Urbis from Antiquity through Humanism. The evening will begin with a panel discussion, concluding with breakout sessions where the authors will answer questions from the audience.

A Representative from The Washington Center (TWC) For Internships and Academic Seminars will be on Campus at 1:00 PM Monday, Feb. 25 in the Niedbala Auditorium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. If you would like more information, visit or call ext. 3924 or send an email to, to nominate students. Applications For Community Assistant (CA) At University Ridge.

Applications for the Community Assistant position at University Ridge are now available! If you are interested in being a CA next year, you can get an application in the University Ridge office or on our website at

This year we are looking for Summer Community Assistants (SCA), who will only work over the summer months and regular Community Assistants (CAs) who will only work through the academic year, including winter break. SCAs will be paid a base salary for their summer work and CAs will be compensated with free housing for the entire year. If you have any questions, please call Luke in the University Ridge office at 570-422-2400.

Nomination Forms Deadline for the Student Recognition Awards is Feb. 21. All forms should be submitted to John Robinson, Ed.D. in the student activities office.

The Assessment Consulting Team (ACT): Do You Need Help with Assessment? The Assessment Consulting Team is here to help. The ACT is made up of people from across the campus with training and experience in assessment who have volunteered to share their expertise with others. The consultants work with your department, program, or group to solve the particular problems you face. To schedule a consultation, email Chris Dudley at

The Active Minds Club is Growing! Leadership Positions Available. Anyone with an interest in mental health awareness and a dedication to helping people is welcome. We meet on Thursday at 3:00 PM in Stroud 420. Active Minds seeks to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and getting professional help. With over 260 clubs at colleges nationwide, the national Active Minds members participate in such events relating to National Stress Out Day, Suicide Prevention Week, Depression and Eating Disorders Awareness, to name a few. See and Facebook. For further information, call Counseling & Psychological Services, 570-422-3277.

Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, March 14 in the Keystone Room. Empty Bowls is a National Organization that supports local food donations in the community. Please join us at our 6th annual event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Linda in the Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Department, Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Student Activities

Fri., Feb. 15 Love Jones Open Mic
8:00 PM, Common Grounds

Gift Card Bingo
10:00 PM, Dansbury Commons
Come out for a chance to win a gift card for a local store or restaurant!

Tues., Feb. 19 D ‘n J Musicians
9:00 PM, Dansbury Commons

Sat., Feb. 16 Bus Trip to Franklin Institute and The Titanic Exhibit
The bus departs ESU at 11:00 AM and returns to campus at 10:00 PM The cost is $30 for ESU students and $45 for guests. Students may sign up at the Student Activities Complex, University Center, second floor. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. For more information, please call 570-422-3055.

Bus Trip to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in New York City Saturday, March 2. Bus departs ESU at 11:00 AM and returns to campus at 10:00 PM The cost is $45 for ESU students and $70 for guests. Students may sign up at the Student Activities Complex, University Center, Second Floor. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. For more information, call 570-422-3396 or 570-422-3055.

Faculty & Staff

WellU Group Fitness Classes. All classes are open to faculty and staff. You must have an eCard to participate and wear athletic clothing and sneakers. Monday: 5:15 – 6:00 PM, Kick-N-Sculpt Tuesday: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Cardio/Strength Thursday: 5:15 – 6 PM, Zumba All classes are held at Rec B Fitness Center. For more information, contact Jessica Kornhausl, MA, PHR, assistant director of employee services, at 570-422-3747.

Sewell, Weber to Co-chair ESU Foundation Faculty And Staff Campaign. Two well-known and respected members of ESU’s faculty and staff will kick off the East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s 2013 Faculty and Staff Campaign next week. Cornelia Sewell, coordinator of multicultural affairs, and Jeffrey A. Weber, Ph.D., chairman of the political science department, will lead the charge in the fundraising campaign that begins February 12, 2013, and runs through late March. You will soon receive your Faculty and Staff Campaign packet through the university mail. Valuable information is included about the ESU Foundation Annual Fund, the cornerstone of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Through private contributions, the ESU Foundation Annual Fund helps replace lost state funding to the university’s operating budget. It provides immediate support where ESU and its students need it most.

  • Annual scholarships
  • Improvements to academic and athletic programs
  • Faculty research grants
  • Enhanced technology
  • Enrichment of departments

Art & Theatre

Exhibit shown until March 15
Madelon Powers Gallery
Recent Work: Brenda Quinn, ceramics
Sharon Cosgrove, paintings
Gallery hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Open to the public at no cost.
For information call, 570-422-3483 or email

Saturday, February 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday, February 17, 9:00 AM to noon.
Fine and Performing Arts Center Pottery Workshop with Brenda Quinn
Open to the public at no cost but registration is required. For registration, please call Joni at 570-422-3216 or email

Sunday, February 17, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Madelon Powers Gallery
Reception for Brenda Quinn and Sharon Cosgrove
Open to the public at no cost
For information call, 570-422-3483 or email

Friday, February 15, 2013