University Bulletin – November 9, 2012

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Nationally Known Multicultural Motivational Speaker, Storyteller, and Poet Bobby González will Discuss “The Tapestry of American History Through Native Eyes: An Alternative Perspective,” at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in Lower Dansbury Commons. His talk is part of Diversity Week, November 11 – 16. The event is open to the public at no cost. Native American Heritage Month is November, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will hold a silent auction of Native American cornhusk dolls. The silent auction will run from November 1 – 23 and the dolls will be on display in Kemp Library and Stroud Hall until November 30. In addition, the dolls will be displayed during the Bobby González event. The dolls also can be viewed at on the resource page. To place a bid, send an email to with your name and the number of the doll you are bidding on, and the amount of the bid. For more information about Native American Heritage Month and Diversity Week, contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, coordinator of the ESU Office of Multicultural Affairs, at 570-422-3896 or by email at

ESU to Honor Seven University Faculty Authors at Eighth Annual Reception, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Lobby of Stroud Hall. Seven ESU faculty members and authors will be recognized at the institution’s eighth annual University Authors’ Reception. The yearly event is designed to honor university authors whose books were published during the preceding year. This year’s honorees published books in 2011. The event is open to the public at no cost. For more information about ESU’s University Author Book Reception, contact Leslie Berger at 570-422-3597 or

Jane Goldblum and Maria P. Fritzinger, Immigration Attorneys From Goldblum & Hess, Will Give a Presentation to ESU Students About Important Immigration and Visa-Related Matters, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Stroud 113. The presentation is geared toward our international student community, but all ESU students are welcomed and encouraged to attend! There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. For more information, call Michael Laffey, coordinator at the office of international programs, at 570-422-3527.

ESU’s Research and Economic Development Division Will Host Seminar 3: Business Accounting, Learn the fundamentals of business accounting and tax implications based on your business structure by Brian Stone, C.P.A., Stone Trembly & Associates, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the ESU Innovation Center. Seminars are open to the public at no cost. Seating is limited. To register contact: Carter McClure, business accelerator manager, at or 570-422-7953.

Honor Our Veterans at The Veterans Day Program at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Keystone Room. A wreath – laying ceremony at the Julia statue in the College Circle is planned at 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception and information fair in the Keystone Room at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited at no cost. Visitors to ESU’s campus may find parking at the university’s Center for Innovation, located at the intersection of Brown Street and Route 447 in East Stroudsburg. Shuttle buses will pick up visitors at the center, take them to the Keystone Room for the celebration, and return them to the center at the event’s conclusion. The Scranton Vet Center will have a mobile unit on campus from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions regarding veteran benefits. The mobile unit will be next to the Mattioli Recreation Center. Nearby parking will be provided to the community throughout the day for those wishing to utilize the Scranton Vet Center’s services. For more information, contact June Pepe in the Office of Enrollment Services at 570-422-2830 or at

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day Will Be Celebrated, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 14 in Lower Dansbury. IT Project Manager, City of Allentown, Pa., Bill Chappell, will make a presentation titled “Web Mapping Made Simple.” Light refreshments will be provided. Anyone with questions can contact Dr. Shixiong Hu at 570-422-3733 or by email at

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.

ChiliFest 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 15 in Science and Tech Center, 2nd Floor. Enjoy homemade chili, fixings and desserts cooked by professors, staff and students. Vote for your favorite recipes. A trophy will be awarded for the most popular entry. Don’t forget to wear your official ChiliFest T-shirt. Contact Prof. John Smith with any questions at ext. 3717.

ESU Will Celebrate Its First Annual 2012 Holiday on the Circle, at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. ESU students and community members are invited to join university President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., as she offers holiday greetings. The event will conclude with a traditional carol-sing led by the ESU Concert Choir and the lighting of the Christmas tree and Menorah. Immediately following the event will be an open house at the president’s residence on the circle. Cookies and hot cider will be served. For more information call Warren Anderson, assistant vice president for student affairs, at 570-422-3463. The event is open to the public at no cost.

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 extended November 9, 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

Kemp Library Needs Your Help! The LibQUAL+® Library Survey is here! The survey runs from Nov. 5 through Nov. 21 This year’s shorter version takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Just follow the link in your email. The survey is totally confidential. Email addresses entered for the drawing are used for incentive prizes only and are not saved with your LibQUAL+® responses. Make your voice heard and enter the drawing for a chance to win cash prizes! All prizes will be added to your eCard. There is one grand prize of $100, three prizes of $50 and ten prizes of $25.

Student Activities

Musician Caleb Hawley Will Perform at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dansbury Commons. An award-winning songwriter, Hawley has shared the stage with such artists as Dave Matthews, Marc Cohn, Shawn Mullins, and Rusted Root. The public is invited at no cost.

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.


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

University Dance Company

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

Friday, November 9, 2012