University Bulletin – February 5, 2013

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mtvU – The premier college television station for news, sports and music videos, is available in the University Center Food Court, Dansbury Commons and Channel 17 of the campus cable system. Watch it daily for announcements of upcoming programs and events at ESU!

Get Free Newspapers – Student can get FREE copies of The New York Times, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Pocono Record in the University Center lobby and the first floor of Stroud Hall. Simply swipe your eCard. Your eDollar accounts will not be charged. This is part of the USA Today Collegiate Newspaper Readership Program and is sponsored by the Student Senate.

ESU Multi-faith Prayer Service with Scripture, Music and Conversation for Seekers, Journeyers and Anyone on a Spiritual Path, 6:00 PM Sunday Evenings in Beers Lecture Hall. For more information, contact Pastor John Harding or Vicar Deb Taylor at 570-422-9422 or

Attention All Funded Student Organizations – Budget Workshops will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 5 and at 7:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 6 for all organizations interested in receiving a Student Activity Association allocation for 2013 – 2014. Both workshops will be held in Stroud Hall Room 113. You must attend one of the workshops to receive your budget submission information. Budget submission deadline is at 4:00 PM, Monday, February 18. If you have questions, contact the Student Senate Office at 570-422-3417.

Leadership Teleconference Series – “Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis,” at 7:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Beers Lecture Hall. Featuring Rudy Giuliani, renowned 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001). Giuliani reduced the overall crime and murder rate to make New York City the safest large city in America. Just when New Yorkers were beginning to enjoy the city’s revitalization, the unimaginable hit on 9-11. Giuliani swiftly marshaled his remarkable leadership skills to pull his city, and perhaps the entire nation, through the crisis. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. For more information, call 570-422-3429.

Resume Building Workshop, 3:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Stroud 220. What are employers and graduate schools looking for? Develop an understanding how to write a resume that is appropriate for your career path. If you have never written a resume before or are having trouble putting one together, this workshop is for you.

Workshops Now Available To Help Education Majors to Prepare for the Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA). Math, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Sci. & Tech. 136 with Mary Ann Matras, Ph.D. Reading, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 7, in Sci. & Tech. 136 with Shaun Coskey, M.Ed. Writing, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Writing Studio Lounge / Kemp Library with Sandra Eckard, Ph.D.

Career Fair Preparation 4:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Stroud 220. When there are hundreds of companies and thousands of job seekers, how do you stand out in the crowd? Come and learn how to make the Career and Internship Fair work for you! Empower yourself with an effective Elevator Pitch – engaging questions, an abundance of confidence, and a strategic action plan that’s designed to separate you from the competition and potentially transform opportunities into offers.

World-Renowned Academic and Social Activist Noam Chomsky, Ph.D., will Share his Views on Education in Society During his Visit to ESU, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Dr. Chomsky will present a keynote address, “Public Education and the Common Good.” The event is open to the general public at no cost. For more information contact Dr. Pruim at 570-422-3601, or

Avon On-Campus Recruiting, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7, and 8 at Table B in the University Center.

The Active Minds Club Welcomes New Members With an Interest in Mental Health Awareness and a Dedication to Helping People at 3:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 7 in Stroud 420. Active Minds seeks to create an open environment for discussion of mental health issues and reduce the stigma associated with illness and getting professional help. With the national Active Minds organization we participate in such events as National Stress Out Day, Suicide Prevention Week, Depression Awareness Week, Eating Disorders Awareness, to name a few. Active Minds is open to anyone in any major. For information, call Counseling & Psychological Services at 570-422-3277.

Being An Active Learner Among New College Experiences B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Will Hold Two Free Workshops February 7. Self-Management Strategies For Success, 2:00 – 2:50 PM in Beers Lecture Hall with presenter Prof. Virginia Reiner, office of disabilities services. Get Organized: Tips For Getting Uncluttered and Succeeding at the University, 3:00 – 3:50 PM with presenter Gina Scala, Ed.D., professor of special education and rehabilitation.

Application for Graduation – Master and Doctoral Degree Candidates: The deadline to apply for spring 2013 graduation for all master and doctoral candidates is February 15. Application forms can be found online or at the Graduate College, which is located in Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall, Room 154. The graduation fee is $30 and is non-refundable. Checks should be made out to East Stroudsburg University.

Events at Stony Acres

Ice Skate/Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 7. Enjoy ice skating on the pond or skiing/ snowshoeing on the trails. Hot chocolate and a fire for roasting marshmallows will also be available at no charge. (Dependent on weather conditions.)

Important Note: You must pre-register for an event 24 hours in advance at the ticket sales desk on the second floor of the Union (Room 211). For more information, contact Elaine at 570-422-3749 or the Stony Acres caretaker, Maddy, between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 570-223-8316.

Study Abroad

A Great Opportunity to Study and Travel in China This Summer and Earn ESU Credits! Our ESU summer program in China will be offered again in 2013. Based at our partner university, Shenyang Normal University, in northeast China, the program is scheduled to run from May 25 through June 19,

Wenjie Yan, Ph.D., who has successfully run the program for seven consecutive summers, will teach Chinese 1 (FLCH 116) again through the program. Joining him is Ken Mash, Ph.D., who will teach Politics in Asia (POLS 230). No prior knowledge of the Chinese language is required to take either class.

In addition, you will visit many well-known cultural sites in China. They include the Imperial Palace in Shenyang, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing, and the Shaolin Temple and the Longmen Grottoes in Henan Province.

It will be an exhilarating once-in-a-life-time experience. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Yan at wyan@esu. edu. You are also encouraged to attend either one of the two informational sessions. The first session is at 3:00 PM Feb.12 in Room 206 AB of the University Center. The second session is at 3:00 PM Feb. 19 in Room 213 of the University Center.

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

Auditions For The April 30 – May 5 Production of Top Girls will be held in the Smith-McFarland Theatre of the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Tues., Feb. 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Wed., Feb. 6 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM Please read the script (copies available for sign out in Room 218 of the Fine and Performing Arts Center and prepare a 1-minute monologue from the opening scene. You can piece together monologues by cutting other characters’ interjections out of your character’s story. The expectation is that the show will be cast with seven women, all except Marlene playing multiple roles, and all actors will be in the opening scene. For information, contact the director, Prof. Stephanie French, at

Student Activities

Thurs., Feb. 7 Soul Food Dinner
4:30 PM, Dansbury Commons

Fri., Feb. 8 Late Night at The Rec.
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, The Mattioli Recreation Center
Activities include TRON laser tag, stuff-a-plush, race cars and lots of free food! Come early to reserve your bear and stay late to enjoy all the Recreation Center activities. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at

Tues., Feb.12 Ethan Cramer, Acoustic Musician
9:00 PM, Dansbury Commons

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

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 p.m. 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.


The University-wide Sabbatical Leave Committee will Host an Information Session on Preparing the Sabbatical Proposal from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 21 in Stroud 116. The session is for faculty members who are thinking about applying for a sabbatical leave for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Learn about what is involved in preparing and submitting a strong sabbatical application. If you have any questions about applications, contact Lori Pierangeli, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing and chair of the sabbatical leave committee, at ext. 3564. Sabbatical leave guidelines and sabbatical leave application links are located at:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013