University Bulletin – February 22, 2013

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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.

Students, Faculty and Staff – You’re Invited to the Annual African-American Heritage Month Festival, 2:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 24 in the Keystone Room
. Please join the African-American Student Alliance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the African-American Heritage Month Committee. Come and enjoy performances and food celebrating the unique history of black culture in America. For more information, contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, coordinator of multicultural affairs, at 570-422-3896 or send an email to

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.

Leadership Teleconference Series, 7:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Beers Lecture Hall. “How To Write Your Own Obituary,” featuring Brad Meltzer. Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “The Inner Circle,” and the host of the History Channel TV series – Brad Meltzer’s Decoded. When the Wall Street Journal told Brad that one of his charitable acts would be in his obituary, it sent Brad on a quest to find out what else might be in it. Hear the funny, inspiring, and always entertaining story that will never let you look at your life the same way again. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. For more information, call 570-422-3429.

Career and Major Exploration Using Focus 2, Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Stroud Computer Lab. This workshop is for those who are unsure of what they want to do in the future. It covers the tools the career development office utilizes to help you make a decision. It will help you to identify core values and strengths, as well as assess your interests, skills, and personality. Knowing yourself is invaluable for career exploration and job search. Additionally, the workshop will then provide you with information and tools to explore careers that match you!

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 to 11:30 AM.

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.

Stony Acres 2013 Scholarship: Two scholarships with a value of up to $1,000 each will be awarded to two full-time undergraduates majoring in either of the following fields: Biology, Environmental Studies, Recreation and Leisure Services Management, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Sport Management, or Physical Education Teacher Education. To pick up your application, stop by the ticket sales desk on the top floor of the Union. Deadline for the application is March 6.

Spring 2013 Drop-in Tutoring Labs – No Appointment Necessary! Math: Monday and Wednesday, noon to 4:00 PM, The Learning Center – Rosenkrans East. Math 105 and 205: Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m., Sci-Tech Building – open area on 3rd Floor. Math 110 General Statistics: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sci -Tech Building – Room 356. Physics: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, The Learning Center – Rosenkrans East. Physics 110: Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Gessner Science Hall – Room 224.

Student Activities

Fri., Feb 22 Dimitri Fostinis, DJ Music
9:00 PM, Dansbury Commons

Tues., Feb 26 Ligie, Musician
9:00 PM., Dansbury Commons

Sat., March 2 Bus Trip to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in New York City
Bus departs ESU at 11:00 AM and returns to campus at 10 p.m. 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.

A Reminder to Faculty: An Information Session on Preparing the Sabbatical Proposal, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 21 in Stroud 116. If you are thinking about applying for a sabbatical leave for the 2014/2015 academic year, the University-wide Sabbatical Leave Committee will be hosting this session. Please plan to attend to learn about what is involved in preparing and submitting a strong sabbatical application.

An Exciting Opportunity for Students, Faculty and Staff: Support men’s basketball player Terrance King – a candidate for the College Slam Dunk Contest! Terrance is in the first round of voting, which is done through Facebook and runs through Monday, Feb. 25. You can vote once per day and get all the info at! Terrance and his ESU teammates are currently ranked in the top 10 in Division II and have three home games left – Saturday (Feb. 23) vs. West Chester, Wednesday (Feb. 27) vs. Bloomsburg, and Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 PM in the PSAC quarterfinals at Koehler Fieldhouse. Come out and support the Warriors, and vote for Terrance at!

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, March 2, 6:00 PM
Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts
First Annual Patricia Graham Divine 9 Step Show
Admission Charge
For information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at

COURSES PENDING APPROVAL by the University-Wide Curriculum Committee. Descriptions are available upon request in the office of the committee chair in the English Department (Stroud 309). Address questions within 10 university calendar days after first appearance.

IIS 207 Interdisciplinary Concepts (3:3:0) IIS 495 Senior Seminar (3:3:0)
IIS 256 Race Relations Project (3:3:0)
CMST 240 Critical Perspectives on Social Media Use (3:3:0)
RECR 382 The U.S. National Park System (3:3:0)

HIST 141 GE: Foundations of the United States (addition of DE)
GEOG 402/502 Applied Geographic Information Science (addition of DE)
PHYS 111 Engineering Graphics (change in pre-reqs.)
PHYS 401 Quantum Physics (change in pre-reqs.)
PHYS 411 Thermal Physics (change in pre-reqs.)
PHYS 421 Statistical Physics (change in pre-reqs.)
PHYS 428/GSCI 528 Theoretical Physics (change in pre-reqs.)
ART 207 GE: Letterforms (change in #, desc.)

Change in Program:
B.A. Art and Design: Design Concentration (change in req. courses)
B.A. Art and Design (change in # of credits, req. courses, add. reqs.)

Community Dance Program – Spring 2013
Dance Classes Held at Koehler Fieldhouse Dance Studio

Adult Yoga/Pilates Monday
5:30 – 6:30 PM Session 1: Until March 4
Session 2: March 25 – May 6 (no class April 22) Cost: $66 for each 6-week session

Adult Zumba Tuesday and Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 PM Session 1: Until March 7
Session 2: March 26 – May 9 (no class April 23, 25) Cost for each 6-week session:
$66 once a week, $132 twice a week Walk-ins Welcome: $15 per class ESU Students: $5 per class

Children’s Dance Saturday
Session 1: Until March 9
Session 2: March 30 – May 4
9:30 – 10:15 AM – Creative Dance 4-5 year olds (new)
10:15 – 11 AM – Creative Dance 4-5 year olds (return)
11:00 – 11:45 AM – Lyrical Contemporary 6-8 year olds
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Musical Theatre Dance
9-12 year olds
Cost: $60 per 6-week session
For more information, contact the Office of Conference Services at 570-422-3061. Detailed class information at:

Friday, February 22, 2013