University Bulletin – February 18, 2014

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1st Annual Novel-Writing Mini-Marathon, Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1 for Writing Marathon and 2:30-3:30 PM Thursday, March 6 for the Marathon Showcase at the Writing Studio in the Kemp Library. Be a novelist for the day! Take the chance to develop your creative writing and share your work in a supportive group environment. This event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, contact Sandra Eckard, Ph.D., ESU associate professor of English at 570-
422-3426 or Paul Creamer, Ph.D., ESU associate professor of modern languages at 570-422-3318.

TUTOR/COUNSELOR: Seeking applicants for the position of Tutor/Counselor for the Upward Bound program beginning June 16 and ending August 1. Responsibilities include planning and supervising student life activities in the residence hall, conducting social, cultural, and recreational activities, developing and encouraging recent Upward Bound students via a small group setting, attending meetings and additional duties. Please plan to attend an informational meeting on February 13, at 2:00 PM in the Upward Bound office (Trio Building, 285 Normal Street) 570-422-3476 or email Deadline for applications is March 28, 2014. Senior, Junior, and Sophomore ESU students with experience working with adolescents and 2.5 GPA are preferred. Act 34 and 151 and FBI clearances required. This is an ESU work study position. Applicant must be an ESU student who is registered for fall 2014.

The University-wide Sabbatical Leave Committee will host an Information Session on Preparing the Sabbatical Proposal from 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Thursday, Feb. 20 in Stroud 210. The session is for faculty members who are thinking about applying for a sabbatical leave for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Learn about what is involved in preparing and submitting a strong sabbatical application. If you have any questions, contact Renee Boburka, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology and chair of the Sabbatical Leave Committee, at or by phone at ext. 3328.Sabbatical leave guidelines and application links are located at:

Ice Hockey Sport Event: ESU vs. Penn State University, 12:30 PM, Saturday, March 1, at the Revolution Ice Centre, Old Boston Road, Pittston, PA. First 25 fans will receive a free ESU noise maker.

Student Activities:

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 9:00 PM – Scott McKenna, Musician in Dansbury Commons.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Ice Skate/Cross Country Ski at Stony Acres.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 PM – SLC Enable Others to Act in Sci & Tech, Room 148.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 4:30 PM – Soul Food Dinner in Dansbury Commons.
Thursday, Feb. 20 – Mattioli Rec Center Open until Midnight.
Friday, Feb. 21, 9:00 PM – So Long Solo, Musicians in Dansbury Commons with free gourmet loose leaf teas.

Cultural Events & Dance

Saturday, Feb. 15, 1:30 PM
Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Festival Concert
Guest Conductor: Dr. Peter Bagley, Professor Emeritus of
Music, University of Connecticut will perform in Cecilia S. Cohen
Recital Hall of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. Open to the public at no cost. For more information, call the Fine and Performing Arts Events Line at 570-422-3483, or email

African-American Heritage Month:
Latino American Association’s (LAA) Miss ESU Pageant – Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Keystone Room.
Second Annual Patricia Graham Step Show – Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:00 PM, Smith-McFarland Theatre. After Party – in the Keystone Room at 10 PM Ticket info: $10 step show and after party; $7 step show only; $5 after party only. Tickets available at the Student Activities Office in Room 211 of the University Center.
The ZUZU African Acrobats – Tuesday, March 4, 6 p.m., Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Known for their performance on America’s Got Talent. Open to the public at no cost.

Theatre: March 4 – 8, 8:00 PM; March 9, 2:00 PM – Spike Heels at the Dale Snow Theatre. By Theresa Rebeck, Directed by Professor Stephanie Daventry French. Scenic and costume design by Professor Yoshinori Tanokura. In Spike Heels Theresa Rebeck, whose writing credits include NYPD Blue, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and LA Law, interweaves three love triangles in this contemporary comedy. Lust, power and class confound love among a group of friends and co-workers. Time magazine noted that the piece was “full of wit…and quirky detours of plot.” The play is appropriate for older teens and adults due to adult language and situations. General admission, $12; faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID), $10; students (with ID), $7; Youth, $5. Tickets available in advance online at (credit cards only online). Remaining tickets available at the box office 7:00 to 8:00 PM on performance dates (cash only at box office). Please arrive early. Latecomers cannot be seated. For other information, please call 570-422-3483, x.4.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014