University Bulletin – February 26, 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.

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.

African-American Heritage Month Events: Yava L. Jones, DVM, Ph.D. Diplomate ACVP, assistant professor, at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine will be the keynote speaker and will present “My Journey, My Destiny: How I Created My Success,” at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Niedbala Auditorium of the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The public is invited at no cost.

Patricia Graham Annual Step Show, doors open at 6:00 PM, show begins at 7:00 PM, Saturday, March 2 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. The ESU Step Team and multicultural organizations will perform. Prizes for winners will be announced. The public is invited at a cost of $10.

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.

Meet the Math Competency Before Fall Registration, at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 14 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Sign up for the Math Competency Test if you need to meet the requirement. Sign up by calling Christine Getz at ext. 3447.

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, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, 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.

The Active Minds Club is Growing – Leadership Positions Available. Anyone with an interest in mental health awareness and a dedication to helping people are welcome. We meet every 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 at 570-422-3277.

Weekly Winners! ESU Freshmen and Seniors – Watch Your ESU Email for an Invitation to Take The National Survey of Student Engagement. This online survey is an opportunity for you to describe your experiences at ESU so far. ESU wants to know what you think! Complete the survey and be entered into a weekly drawing to win $50. One freshman and one senior winner will be chosen each week. For more information, call 570-422-3574.

Student Activities

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.

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

March 5 – 9, 8:00 PM; March 10, 2:00 PM Smith-McFarland Theatre The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
by Edward Albee
directed by Susan O’Hearn
scenic and costume design by Yoshinori Tanokura lighting design by Benajamin Weill
Winner of the 2002 Tony and Drama Desk awards, The Goat or Who is Sylvia? is a dark comedy that focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society. In a play featuring a family in crisis, playwright Edward Albee challenges audience members to question their own morality in the face of social taboos. New York Times critic Ben Brantley noted, “Four decades after Virginia Woolf’ sent shock waves through the mainstream theater, Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask.” Recommended for mature adults only. General admission, $12; Faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID), $10; Students (with
ID), $7. For information or ticket reservations, please call 570-422-3483, ext. 4 or email

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:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013