University Bulletin – March 7, 2014

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ESU will present a University-wide Talent Show from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Friday, March 7, at Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. The public is invited at no cost. For more information, call 570-422-3483 or email

A presentation about Sustainable Fisheries is from 9:00 to 9:50 AM, Friday, March 7, in Monroe B01. James C. Hunt, associate professor of biological sciences and director of marine sciences, will talk about new technologies, inefficient regulation, overzealous industry practices and how poor science have all contributed to the collapse of many fish stocks recently. The public is invited at no cost.

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

Local artists, art enthusiasts and/or comic book lovers who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits, are invited to a 12-hour Comic Thon, Friday, March 7, from noon to midnight in Studios 102 and 103 of the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The public is invited at a cost. The $5 registration fee includes all supplies necessary to create a comic book. Participants also are welcome to bring their own supplies. The event is limited to 50 participants. To reserve a space, email David Mazure, assistant professor of art, at or call 570-422-3612.

March 9, 2:00 PM
Spike Heels, at the Dale Snow Theatre. This contemporary comedy is about love triangles among a group of friends and co- workers that’s complicated by lust, power and class distinctions. The play is appropriate for older teens and adults due to adult language and situations. The public is invited at a cost. 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 to 8 p.m. 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.

The University/Community Orchestra will perform Camille Saint-Saëns musical suite, Carnival of the Animals, at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 9, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. The concert and workshop, sponsored by Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival and ESU’s department of music, are open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 570-422-3483, or email

Tuesday, March 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
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

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

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

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
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

This Week in Student Activities

  • Friday, March 7, 9:00 PM – Open Mic Night in Dansbury Commons. First 10 performers get $10 on their e-card. Sign up in University Center, Room 211.
  • Saturday, March 8, 10:00 PM – The Price is Right in Hawthorn Suites.



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

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

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

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.

REED 533 Early Literacy (3:3:0)

HIST 211 The Ancient World
HIST 270 Early Modern Europe
HIST 271 Foundations of Modern Europe 1789-1914
HIST 282 Women in European History
HIST 288 GE: Social History of Victorian and Twentieth Century England
HIST 324 United States History, 1914-1945
HIST 333 Africa
HIST 335 History of Modern Italy
HIST 381 The Rise of England to 1760
HIST 395 Scapegoats and Witchhunts
HIST 424 Russia and Eurasia
HIST 442 Diplomatic History of US since 1900
HIST 471 History of Russia to 1917
HIST 472 The Soviet Union
HIST 474 History of Modern France 1779-1990

Friday, March 7, 2014