University Bulletin – March 5, 2013

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Join us for President Welsh’s Inauguration Week! ESU has GREAT EXPECTATIONS for the exciting schedule of activities planned for the week preceding President Welsh’s inauguration as 13th president. The week-long celebration begins on Mon., April 1, with a faculty and staff kick-off breakfast and a wellness walk. A few of the week’s highlights include a fashion show on Tues., April 2, and an exhibit, reception, and award ceremony organized by the ESU Student Art Association on Wed., April 3. These are just a few of the many scholarly, cultural, and athletic activities planned for Inauguration Week. Please show your support of East Stroudsburg University by attending one or more of these events. For a complete schedule of activities or for further details, visit

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.

Women’s History Month Film Series: Miss Representation (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection), 7:00 PM Wed., March 6 in Beers Lecture Hall. This film explores the problems with mainstream media representation of women and how these impact the number of women in influential positions. Also, The Invisible War (2013 Oscar Nominated Documentary), 7:00 PM Wed., March 13 in Beers Lecture Hall.

March 11 – March 15: Midterm Madness – Get Tutoring Help For Writing, 1:00 – 9:00 PM Monday-Thursday and 1:00 – 5:00 PM Friday, at The Writing Studio in the Kemp Library. Free coffee, snacks and a quiet study space. We hope to see you there!

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), at 9:00 PM Tues., March 12 at Sarah Street Grill. GPSA will be gathering to support one of ESU’s own graduate students, Regina Sayles,, as she performs live at Sarah Street,, on Tuesday, March 12 at 9:00 PM Regina is a graduate student in the Instructional Technology program at ESU and performs a range of covers and original music. There is no cover charge for this event! Interested students should reach out to GPSA via the Facebook page at or email Adam Demetros to learn more about transportation opportunities. GPSA may be able to provide Pocono Pony bus tickets and/or students can sign up for the ESU Safe Ride program.

Hearts for Sandy Hook Elementary, 9:00 PM March 13, at the University Ridge Community Center. Come to University Ridge and draw or write on a pre-cut heart that will be sent to Newtown’s Elementary School. This is a great way to touch the lives of the students and fill the school with hope and warmth after the tragedy in December. Snacks and drinks provided. Contact Luke or Sabrina with any questions, 570-422-2400.

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.

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.

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 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

Tues., March 5 Mikki Hommel Dansbury Commons, 9:00 PM

Thurs., March 7 Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell Niedbala Auditorium, Sci. & Tech., 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Daryl will speak about Risk Management and Decision Making.

Fri., March 8 Open Mic Night with Old Time Photos Dansbury Commons, 9:00 PM

Wed., March 13 Etiquette Dinner P&J Café, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
The Leadership Programming and Career Development and Student Success Center presents the Etiquette Dinner. Learn what to do and not to do while you’re dining with a potential employer or attending a formal dinner. Space is limited, reserve your spot by Thurs., March 7. Sign up at the Student Activities Complex Center, or email Tiffany Smith at:

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.

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, March 5, 2013