University Bulletin – February 8, 2013

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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.

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

Workshops Now Available To Help Education Majors to Prepare for the Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA). 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.

Being An Active Learner Among New College Experiences B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Will Hold Two Free Workshops February 14. Sex and Chocolate! Learn the Sweet and Bittersweet of Sex and Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2:00 – 2:50 PM in the University Health Center with presenter Pat Ransel. Changing Attitudes Toward Individuals With Disabilities, 3:00 – 3:50 PM in Beers Lecture Hall with presenter Jyh-Hann Chang, Ph.D., professor of psychology.

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.

Bald Eagle Watch, 2:00 – 4:30 PM Friday, Feb. 8 at Stony Acres. Take a ride along the Delaware River up to the bridge in Dingmans and see if you can spot our nation’s bird in the wild. Bring your own binoculars! This program is co-sponsored by the ESU Outing Club.

Important: You must pre-register for an event 24 hours in advance at the ticket sales desk on the 2nd floor of the Union (Room 211). For more information, contact Elaine at 570-422-3749 or the Stony Acres caretaker, Maddy, between 8 a.m. and 5:00 PM at 570-223-8316.

The Professionalism Forum Presented by Leadership Programming, 7:00 PM Monday, Feb. 11 in Beers Lecture Hall. The speaker will be Carter B. McClure, manager, Business Accelerator Program, Research & Economic Development. This is a free event, open to all students. The forum will be focused on how to make the transition from an ESU student to a career professional. This will be an open discussion focusing on how professionals perceive you. Topics will be discussed that are not usually discussed in a classroom. For additional information you can contact Tiffany Smith at

Roundtable Discussions To Discuss Research and Testing in The Bioscience Industry, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 14, at ESU’s Innovation Center. The creation of an economic development strategy to expand the bioscience industry and life science jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be discussed. Sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Bioscience Initiative (NEPA RBI) and co-facilitated by ESU’s division of Research and Economic Development (RED) with Pennsylvania Bio (PABIO), this is the second in a series of four roundtable discussions intended to bring together interested parties to talk about research and testing in the bioscience industry. The event is open to the general public at no cost and a light lunch will be provided for participants. For more information, contact Sharone Glasco, RED’s interim director of workforce development, at 570-422-7952 or by email at

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. Dr. 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.

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, 2013.

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 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

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:

Community Dance Program – Spring 2013

Dance Classes Held at Koehler Fieldhouse Dance Studio
Adult Yoga/Pilates Monday 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Session 1: January 28 – 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: January 28 – March 7
Session 2: March 25 – May 9 (no class April 23, 25)
Cost for each 6 – week session:
$66 once a week, $132 twice a week

Adult Noon Yoga Friday 12:10 – 12:50 PM
Session 1: February 1 – March 15
Session 2 March 29 – May 10
Cost: $49 for each 7-week session

Children’s Dance Saturday
Session 1: February 2 – 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

Friday, February 8, 2013