University Bulletin – November 2, 2012

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Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Second Annual Student Business Plan Competition. Do you have an idea for a new business? Seize the opportunity and register to compete for start-up capital and in-kind prizes: first place $10,000, second place $5,000 and third place $2,500.Registration deadline is November 2, 2012. Last year’s winner was Jonathan Weber, an ESU junior with a dual major: computer science and computer security. You could be next! For additional information and registration visit or contact: Carter McClure, manager of the business accelerator program, at 570-422-7953 or

The 3rd Annual Eid Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Keystone Room. Eid-Ul-Adha, also known as the Greater Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisine will be served along with a short religious lecture. Henna, a Piñata, Arabic calligraphy, and a guest speaker will be among highlights of the evening. The public is invited. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults, and $20 for families of five or more. The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is hosting the event. For more information, please contact Atiba Khan, president of MSA, at 570-313-5858 or

Diwali – Festival of Lights 2012, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Keystone Room. The word “Diwali” is the modern version of the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” which means rows of light and so the celebrations are often referred to as the “Festival of Lights.” The festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and focuses on appreciating the goodness in everyone – friend or foe. Diwali festivals are celebrated by a billion people in South Asia and elsewhere in the diaspora annually. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dr. Pats Neelakantan, department chair and professor of economics, at 570-422-3002, or Dr. Seewoonundun Bunjun, professor emeritus of economics at 570-422-3240,

Stony Acres Hosts A Paintball Event, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The cost is $15 per ESU student and $25 for non-students. Paintballs, equipment and food are included! Directions to Stony Acres are posted on the site and are also available at the ticket sales desk on the second floor of the University Center. You must pre-register by Thursday, Nov. 1 at the sales desk to participants. Join us for this adrenaline- pumping game! The public is invited.

Rides Available to All Registered Student Voters Who Cast Their Ballots at the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. This service is for students whose voter registration information indicates that they are assigned to cast their ballots at the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg. University vans will transport students to and from the polling station during three time periods Students interested in a ride should meet at the shuttle stop located in front of Facilities Management in order to board the van. Vans will run continuous loops for each one hour during each time block until all students needing rides have been served.

“All Gave Some; Some Gave All” – Honor our Veterans at the Veterans Day Program, Tuesday, Nov. 13:

  • 2:00 p.m. Opening Program in the Keystone Room
  • 2:30 p.m. Wreath Ceremony at the Julia Statue in the College Circle
  • 3:00 p.m. Reception & Refreshments in the Keystone Room

Free Hearing Screenings for Children Birth to Age Six, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Speech-Language Pathology Department on the Second Floor of Monroe Hall. For more information and to register your child for a hearing screening, contact the Speech and Hearing Clinic at 570-422-3247.

Internship Opportunities

Pocono Medical Center (PMC): PMC is accepting ESU students for unpaid internships. There are openings in many different areas. Be creative and create your own internship position. Please forward a resume and an outline of what you would like to accomplish to: Daria Wielebinski, director of career development & student success, or email

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Offers Professional Internships in a Variety of Majors. (The pay is $10 an hour and housing is available for a modest fee. Each of these unique opportunities can help you gain professional working experience, develope your classroom studies in the workplace. Internships are available for spring and summer in the areas of:

  • Accounting/finance
  • Graphic design
  • Human resources
  • Paralegal
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Sport management

ESU Foundation Extends Deadline For Faculty Grant Requests. In light of this week’s severe weather that prompted closures and delays, the ESU Foundation is extending the deadline for submissions of faculty grant requests. Grant applications will now be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012, at the ESU Foundation offices in the Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center. Applications for grant requests can be obtained through the ESU Foundation by contacting Laurie Schaller at 570-422-3333 or via email at The grants enable faculty of the university to pursue needed educational resources and conduct research that benefits the students of ESU, according to Frank Falso, president and CEO of the ESU Foundation. The Foundation awarded 14 faculty grants for the 2011-2012 academic year, totaling more than $11,125 in funding for various projects and research at ESU. The year prior, a total of $10,000 was awarded in faculty grants.

Faculty & Staff

The representative from Great West, 457 Deferred Compensation Program, will be on campus in the Science and Technology Building, Conference Room 338 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Employees interested in scheduling a meeting should call Diana Morse at 484-294-5988.

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus in the Science and Technology Building, Conference Room 338 on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20

Employees interested in scheduling a meeting should call the TIAA-CREF Philadelphia Office at 800-842-2010.

To: Faculty, Managers, Coaches, Nurses and Police Officers Enrolled in Highmark PPO (This Does Not Apply to AFSCME and SCUPA Employees). Introducing the Healthy U 2012/13 Wellness Program: Visit the PASSHE Healthy U website for more information:

Student Activities

Note Date Change: The Band FUN, Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Thursday Nov. 8, in the Mattioli Recreation Center. Tickets are on sale now for ESU students. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Student Activities Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and in the ESU Convenience store from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and from noon – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Campus Activities Board is sponsoring the event. For info regarding the concert, please go to If you have any questions, please contact CAB at 570-422-3396 or the Student Activities Office at 570-422-3055.

Full Refunds: Anyone who purchased a ticket and is unable to attend on the new show date can receive a full refund from the Student Activity Association up to October 30, 2012 at the Student Activities Complex, University Center, second floor, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Thank you for understanding, and we hope everyone enjoys the show!

A Bus Trip to the Christmas Spectacular Show, Saturday, Nov. 17, in NYC. Ticket prices are $40 for ESU students and $70 for guests. The bus will depart from the Science & Technology Center at noon. Spend several hours of free time in NYC for sightseeing and shopping. Show time is 7 p.m. The bus will return to ESU campus following the show. The Campus Activities Board sponsors the event. For more information, please contact CAB at 570-422-3396 or the Office of Student Activities at 570-422-3055.

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.

FIT 219 Intermediate Yoga and Pilates (1:0:1.5)
ENGL 359 Contemporary Irish Poetry (3:3:0)

PSY 251 GE: Psychological Disorders (change in title, addition of GE)
EXSC 455 Health/Fitness Specialist Workshop (change in pre-req.)

Change in Program:
B.S. Recreation Services Management (change in title) Recreation Leisure Services (change in dept. name)
B.S. Athletic Training (change in # of credits, req. courses, co-reqs., add. reqs.)
B.S. Exercise Science (change in # of credits, req. courses, co-reqs., add. reqs.) B.A. Communication Studies (change in req. courses)

Policies: Undeclared Major Status

Art, Music & Theatre

Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. Notre Dame High School
60 Spangenburg Ave., East Stroudsburg

University/Community Concert Band
University Jazz Ensemble
Warrior Marching Band and Color Guard
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Tuba Ensemble
Otis C. French, director

ESU Cheerleaders
Laura DeFalco, coach
Open to the public at no cost
Donations accepted as a fundraiser for ESU Bands
For information, 570-422-3483 or

November 13-17, 8:00 p.m.; November 18, 2:00 p.m. Dale Snow Theatre
Stage II One-Act Plays

Stage II, the student theatre organization, is responsible for all aspects of the production including play selection, directing, acting, design and technical elements.
General admission, $12; faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID),
$10; students (with ID), $7; youth, $5.
For information or ticket reservations, please call 570-422-3483, x
4 or email

Open until November 20
The Madelon Powers Art Gallery
CHANG: A Family of Artists

Sculptor Yeon Tak Chang, internationally exhibiting sculptor will show recent work in stone and clay along with work created by his extended family, all of whom are artists and designers. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For information, 570-422-3483 or

University Dance Community

University Dance Company Fall Performance Open Dress Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 14, Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Rehearsal is this night only and all seats $1. Featuring original choreography by students, faculty and guest artists. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Gibbons at

University Dance Company Fall Performance, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16, Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring original choreography by students, faculty, and guest artists. General public $8; ESU faculty/staff $6; students, children, and senior citizens $4. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Gibbons at

University Dance Company Fall Performance, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring original choreography by students, faculty, guest artists. General public $8; ESU faculty/staff $6; students, children, senior citizens $4. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Gibbons at

Community Dance Program – Fall 2012 Dance Classes Held at Koehler Fieldhouse Dance Studio Times and Days of Classes Subject to Change Missed Classes Will Be Pro-Rated

Adult Yoga/Pilates: $55 for each five-week session Monday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. until December 3

Noon Yoga $49 per six-week session Friday 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. Until November 6 Online Registration Not Available

Adult Zumba $55 for each five-week session Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. October 26 – December 14

Walk-ins welcome: $15 per class ESU students: $5 per class

Children’s Dance $50 per five-week session Saturday Until November 10 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Creative Dance 4-5 year olds (new) 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Creative Dance 4-5 year olds (return) 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Lyrical Contemporary 6-8 year olds 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Musical Theatre Dance 9-12 year olds 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

*Registration forms and online registration available at – Under children’s programs

Looking for 1 Credit of Performing Art or Want Help Backstage at The Dance Performance? Enroll in DANC 315: Dance Performance & Production! 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12; Fri. Nov. 16 and 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. Contact Dr. Elizabeth Gibbons,, for more information.

Friday, November 2, 2012