University Bulletin – March 11, 2014

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Announcements

ESU will launch its Annual Lecture Series emphasizing nursing enrichment, at 5:00 PM, Thursday, March 13, at the ESU Innovation Center. For three decades, Yvonne Troiani Sweeney, a nurse and ESU graduate, has been passionate about treating patients with dignity and compassion. Sweeney will be at ESU to help kick off an annual speaker series in her name that aims to educate and inspire current and future health professionals. Nurses who attend will be eligible for continuing education credits. The public is invited at no cost.

The Hon. Rosemary Brown, state representative for the 189th legislative district, will sponsor Financial Literacy Seminars Sunday, March 16, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, and Monday, March 17, 6:30 to 9:30 PM, at the ESU Innovation Center. The event is part of her initiative to strengthen the next generation’s financial knowledge. Parents can help their child gain valuable information to manage their finances and help them make smart decisions to stay out of debt. The public is invited at no cost.

Empty Bowls: A Grassroots Movement To Help End Hunger is from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 27, in the Keystone Room. All proceeds donated go to the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg. Event will include a selection of hand- crafted bowl and soup lunch for $10. To purchase tickets, see Linda in the HRTM Department (across from Stroud). For more info call 570-422-3511.

Secondary Education Majors: Screening dates for the 2014 spring semester are set for Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2. Sign up by appointment only in Stroud 209 PSED office. You must appear in person to make an appointment in order to confirm that you have met the proper graduate and undergraduate requirements.

ESU accounting students are offering their assistance to the general public in preparing tax returns free of charge by appointment only through Saturday, April 12. The ESU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will be offered from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the ESU Innovation Center, located at 562 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, Pa. For more information or to make an appointment for tax preparation assistance, please call Sheila Handy, Ph.D., ESU professor and chair of business management, at 570-422-3181. Returns are prepared by appointment only and individuals must meet IRS qualifications.

Cultural Events

Now – March 14
Madelon Powers Gallery, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
David Stabley: Paintings and Works in Clay
Gallery hours:11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or email esuarts@esu.edu.

Tuesday, March 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Quad
Holi Festival: the Festival of Colors
A Hindu holiday celebrated by Hindus and non-Hindus alike throughout India and other South Asian countries. The day is marked by throwing various colored powders and celebrating with music, activities, family and friends. Sponsored by the Desi Student Organization. Open to the public at no cost. For information, email pats@esu.edu.

Departments of Music and Theatre to Present Talk, ‘Werther’ – When a Famous Novel and Sublime Music Meet a Great Singer, at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 12, in the Dale Snow Theatre. Opera enthusiast Eugene Galperin, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mathematics will present and discuss the novel, Goethe’s first masterpiece, its personal and cultural impact and its importance to the Romantic literary movement. The talk also will examine why the novel was so adaptable to opera and explore the relevance of opera to today’s world. The event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call Galperin at 570-422-3931.

March 26 – April 18
Madelon Powers Gallery, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
Art Association All-University Student Juried Art Exhibit
Gallery hours: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or email esuarts@esu.edu.

Wednesday, March 26, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Madelon Powers Gallery, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
Reception for Artists
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or email esuarts@esu.edu.

Thursday, March 27, 7:00 PM
Lower Dansbury
Creative Works by the English Faculty of East Stroudsburg University: A public reading of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction featuring readings of published works and works in progress by the writing faculty of ESU’s English Department.
Open to the public at no cost.

March 28 – 29, 7:00 PM
Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts
Spring Performance
Contemporary Dancers
For information or ticket reservations, call 570-422-3331 or email esuarts@esu.edu.
General admission, $8; faculty and staff, $6; senior citizens and students, $4.
Tickets will be available at the door only. For information, call
570-422-3331 or email esuarts@esu.edu.

Earth Day! Come Celebrate the Environment with your Fellow Classmates, Staff, and ESU Community, from noon to 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 22, on the Quad. There will be an ecofriendly fashion show featuring styles that have been repurposed. Swag and prizes will be given away throughout the day for our Earth Day trivia. Games, tye-dye, and live music will also be featured at this event. If you are interested in volunteering or having your club present a booth at this event, please contact Kate at kgn8547@live.esu.edu.

Student Senate Invites Local Businesses, Clubs and Organizations to 14th Annual Community on the Quad Event, on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4:00 PM. This year’s theme of “In the Jungle,” is meant to bring the campus and local communities together for a fun, yet productive gathering for students, faculty and staff members and area residents. In order to participate, Student Senate asks that you provide a nominal donation of $20 which will be used for scholarship funding through ESU’s Foundation. With that donation, vendors are welcome to sell merchandise at a private space which will include two chairs and one, 6-foot table, which may be decorated to go along with this year’s theme. Those wishing to reserve a space or looking for more information about the event should contact Student Senate member and special events coordinator Melissa Ciment at mciment@live.esu.edu by April 4.

Spring 2014 March Workshop Schedule BEING AN ACTIVE LEARNER B.A.L.A.N.C.E. AMONG NEW COLLEGE EXPERIENCES

Title
Date
Time
Presenters

Surviving Spring Break.Tips and Advice on How to be Safe but Have Fun
6
2:00 – 2:50 PM
ATOD Peer Educators ESU’s Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD) Prevention Services

Study Abroad! Exciting Opportunities for ESU Students
13
2:00 – 2:50 PM
Michael Laffey Coordinator, International Programs

B Positive!… Strategies to Get Your Test Taking Blood Pumping
27
2:00 – 2:50 PM
Jennifer Serowick Director of Extended Learning

ESU Celebrates Women’s History Month 2014

March 10 – 14
ESU’s Dinner Party Plate and Placemat Making
Dinner: Friday, March 28, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Lower Lounge in Dansbury Commons
.
Come to the dinner party where ‘remarkable women’ creations are shared and great food, laughter and the company of fabulous women is enjoyed. *RSVP Required. $25 for faculty, staff, administrators. Free for students.

Plate and Placemat Making: Thursday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 26, 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Art Studio: 1st Floor, Fine Arts Building. To RSVP and receive more information, contact: Andrea McClanahan, Ph.D., professor and department chair – communication studies, Monroe Hall 301, amcclanahan@esu.edu, 570-422-3697.

Struggles of the Women Folk
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 to 9:00 PM, 216 Stroud Hall
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Book Readings and Discussion Led by Author TM Brown
For more information, contact the Career Development Center, top
floor – University Center, 570-422-3219.

Brave Starts Here: What Defines You
Wednesday, March 12, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, 201 Stroud Hall
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Video and Discussion about Beauty and Happiness as Defined by “The World’s Ugliest Woman.”
Led by Linda Van Meter, assistant professor, counseling & psychological services
For more information, contact, Patricia Kashner, assistant to the vice president for student affairs, 403 Normal Street, 570-422-2862, pkashner@esu.edu.

Sexual Assault and What ESU Students and Others Need to Know
Wednesday, March 12, 7 to 8:00 PM, WESS Radio 90.3 FM
. ESU students La Shondra Cherry and Melenie Rodriguez will interview campus constituents during their weekly radio show, “Heart to Heart.”
For more information, contact, Patricia Kashner, assistant to the vice president for student affairs, 403 Normal Street, 570-422-2862, pkashner@esu.edu.

The ‘Bro Code’
Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 to 9:00 PM, 117 Stroud Hall
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The Media Education Foundation film, “The Bro Code,” addresses misogyny and how it is promoted through popular culture. For more information, contact: Andrea McClanahan, Ph.D., professor and department chair – communication studies, Monroe Hall 301, amcclanahan@esu.edu, 570-422-3697.

This Isn’t Just a Women’s Issue
Thursday, March 13, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, 117 Stroud Hall
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Panelists consisting of ESU staff, faculty and students will discuss their involvement in the fight for equality and why men need to see themselves in the women’s movement. For more information, contact: Andrea McClanahan, Ph.D., professor and department chair – communication studies, Monroe Hall 301, amcclanahan@esu.edu, 570-422-3697.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


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