University Bulletin – March 28, 2014

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Applications Are Now Available For The PASSHE Women’s Leadership Institute – The institute provides a forum to nurture the leadership of female students by creating an experience that empower them as leaders, challenges them to realize their full potential as leaders and connect them with other women who are committed to social change. Applications are available in the Women’s Center (411 Normal St.), Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (121 Reibman) and the SAA Office (Room 223 of the University Center). Applications should be returned to the SAA by Friday, April 11.

Student Activities
Friday, March 28, 9:00 PM – Scott and Drew Musical Duo in Dansbury Commons.
Saturday, March 29, 2:00 PM – Stop Hazing Now. The international president of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be on campus to have a discussion on hazing and its prevention in student organizations in Stroud Hall, Room 117.
Saturday March 29, 10:00 PM – A Warrior Knights event: The Price is Right, Monster Edition in Hemlock Suites.
Sunday, April 6 – Diamond in the Dirt Mud Run at Stony Acres. All proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research. Students
– $15; Faculty, staff and alumni – $20.
Discount Movie Tickets – Pocono Community Theater and Cinemark Stroud Mall. Students – $5.50, Non-students $8. All tickets can be purchased in Room 211 of the University Center.
Now Playing at the Cinemark: Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted, 300: Ride of an Empire, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Need for Speed, Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, Non-Stop, Son of God, The LEGO Movie. Playing at the Pocono Community Theater: 12 Years a Slave, Gloria and The Dallas Buyers Club.

Faculty and Staff: Professional Development Workshops, on direct assessment measures. The workshops will be in Stroud 117 from 2 to 3:30 PM, Friday, March 28 and 2 to 3:30 PM, Monday, March 31. For more information contact Chris Willis at or 570-422-3459.

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.

Groundswell Rising – Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water, an Environmental Film Presentation, 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 2, in Stroud Hall, Room 113. With the oil and gas industry’s thurst to expand fracking seen as a moral and civil rights issue, this provocative film documents a people’s movement, a groundswell rising. The director and executive producer will be present to discuss the film and talk about making environmental films and using them to spread awareness and activism. Arguments in favor of the economic and geopolitical advantages of fracking will be provided by Johan Eliasson, Ph.D., professor of political science at ESU and a libertarian. The public is invited at no cost and is encouraged to contribute to the discussion. For more information call Paul Lippert, professor of communication studies, at 570-422-3482.

ESU will host Award-Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri for a Poetry Reading, at 4:00 PM, on Thursday, April 3, in Beers Lecture Hall. Jan Selving, assistant professor of English, and Rick Madigan, associate professor of English, look forward to introducing students and the community to Seshadri’s work, which includes highly acclaimed essays, poems and reviews that have appeared in many publications, including AGNI, The American Scholar, Antaeus, Bomb, Boulevard, Lumina, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Shenandoah, The Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, Verse, Western Humanities Review, The Yale Review and the Times Book Review. For more information on Seshadri’s visit, which is free and open to the public, contact Selving at or Madigan at

The ESU Office of the Provost and the ESU Faculty Development and Research (FDR) Committee will host a Symposium to Showcase the work of two Recent Major Grant Recipients from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, April 10, in Lower Dansbury. The scholarship highlights will be Li-Ming Chiang, Ed.D., an assistant professor in the ESU department of movement activities and lifetime fitness, and Yi-hui Huang, Ph.D., an associate professor in the ESU department of digital media technologies. Chiang will present, “The Acute Response of High Intensity Interval Training,” and Huang will present her production of photographic project, “Space Between.” For more information about the symposium please contact Assistant Professor of Psychology Irina Khusid, Ph.D., at 570-422-3092, or Manager of Sponsored Projects and Research Christina McDonald, at 570-422-7954.

The Lehigh Valley Public Health Alliance, a student group from East Stroudsburg University’s Bethlehem-based campus, will Conduct its Inaugural Healthy You Day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 12. The event, which will be at ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center at 60 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, Pa., invites the public to participate in this fun, enriching and educational experience. Held during National Public Health Week, which runs from April 7-13, Healthy You Day will focus on increasing awareness and knowledge of preventive health behaviors which will lead to healthier lifestyles and choices. For more information about ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center, contact site coordinator Tom O’Connor at 610-419-0412 or

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

The Art Department at ESU will host the Grand Opening of G3Design Lab, a 3D Printing, Design and Fabrication Facility, on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 4:00 PM in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Refreshments will be available in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center from 4:00 to 4:30 PM The program will commence in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at 4:30 PM and conclude with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of classroom G3 at 5:40 PM Tours of the facility will follow the ribbon cutting with students available to answer questions and demonstrate the lab equipment. The Madelon Powers Gallery will be open where the Student Art Association Art Exhibit will be on view. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joni Oye-Benintende at or 570-422-3216.

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

Before The Musical Rent, There Was The Opera La Boheme. Explore “La Boheme – The Most Performed Opera in the Repertoire.” Join enthusiast Eugene Galperin, Ph.D., an ESU assistant professor of mathematics and learn about the timeless story and touching characters of the opera, which is known for
its lush melodies. The presentation is at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 2, in the Dale Snow Theatre of ESU’s Fine & Performing Arts Center. Open to the public at no cost. For information, call Galperin at ext. 3931.

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
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

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

April 24 – 25, 7:30 PM; April 26, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; April 27, 2:00 PM
Smith-McFarland Theatre
The Wizard of Oz
Directed by Margaret Joyce Ball, D.M.A.,
Scenic and costume design by Professor Yoshinori Tanokura Dorothy once again finds herself “over the rainbow” in this musical adaptation of the classic L. Frank Baum novel first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This version includes the memorable songs from the beloved MGM film which is marking its 75th anniversary.
General admission, $12;
Faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID), $10; Students (with ID), $7; Youth, $5.
Tickets available in advance online at (credit cards only online).
Remaining tickets available at the box office 7:00 to 8:00 PM on performance dates (cash only at box office). Please arrive early. Latecomers cannot be seated.
For other information, please call 570-422-3483, ext. 4.

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 by April 4.

Pocono Medical Center “Spirit of Women” Program Visit the ESU Human Resources and Women’s Center Web Pages. Join for free! Pocono Medical Center is a member of Spirit of Women®, an elite coalition of American hospitals and healthcare providers of excellence in women’s health, education and community outreach. This exciting program promotes Pocono Medical Center as the regional leader in health education and community outreach for women and their families in the Pocono Area. Visit the PMC “To Your Health” Calendar for our upcoming events

Friday, March 28, 2014