University Bulletin – October 12, 21012

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Free Workshops Fall 2012: Being An Active Learner Among New College Experiences (B.A.L.A.N.C.E.) October 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Title: Sometimes Love Hurts… Relationship Violence & Its Impact On You
Presenter: Chief Robin Olson, University Police
Time: 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Title: Shattering the Silence…Dealing With Sexual Assault On Campus
Presenter: University Police/Women’s Resources

Comic Thon 12-Hour Comic Event, Noon to Midnight, Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Fine and Performing Arts Building (Studio Rooms 103 and 102). Local artists, art enthusiasts and/or comic book lovers who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits are invited. David Mazure, comic book artist and assistant professor of art, will provide instruction and assistance for novices and amateurs. The $5 registration fee, which includes all supplies necessary to create a comic book, is a donation to the Student Art Association (SAA). Participants are also welcome to bring their own supplies. Space limited to
50 participants. To reserve a space, email David Mazure, the SAA adviser, at: or call 570-422-3612.

ESU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Zimbar- Liljenstein Hall Second Floor Conference Room. The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) seeks to enhance the advanced learning, research, scholarship, leadership and professional service experiences of graduate and professional students at ESU. GPSA will serve as a forum for graduate students to share opportunities and concerns
they experience as students at ESU. GPSA will also empower members to suggest opportunities for student activities and recommend solutions to current issues to enhance the graduate student experience at ESU. If you are unable to attend but are interested in participating, please contact Jamie Thomas at

Free HIV/STD Information Sessions on Campus, 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Linden Hall. ESU’s Community Health Organization (CHO) has partnered with Co-County Wellness Services to provide these sessions.

Physician Assistant Panel Discussion, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in Sci. & Tech. 117. Attend a question and answer discussion forum about the healthcare profession of a Physician Assistant (PA). A panel of graduate students currently pursuing Master of Science in PA Studies degrees at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will discuss and answer questions about admission to PA graduate programs, life in graduate school, and the role of a PA. For more information, contact Janine Umberger at Sponsored by the Pre-PA Club.

Play BINGO with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Peer Educators, at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in Dansbury Commons. All games have a great prize and we will end the night with a grand prize! All student who win will need to show their eCard to claim their prize, so don’t forget your eCard! Come enjoy a fun filled night of BINGO! For more information contact This is a free event for all students.

11th Annual National Touring Film Festival (LUNAFEST®), 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in Beers Lecture Hall. LUNAFEST® is the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. Hosted by the East Stroudsburg University President’s Commission for Women and ESU’s Women’s Center. All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and The Lucy Fund for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research in memory of Dr. Lucy Stanovick, an ESU English professor who lost her life to metastatic breast cancer in August 2012. Please contact Dr. Andi McClanahan,, 570-422-3697, or Dr. Paula Parker,, 570-422-3874 with questions.

Oktoberfest, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Keystone Room. Come and join the German Club for its second annual Oktoberfest celebration. There will be authentic German food, beverages (non-alcoholic), fun games, traditional Bavarian attire, raffles to win. Live music performance by “The Jolly Rheinlanders,” and more. Free admission. For further information, assistance or special accommodations, please contact Dr. Aneka Meier at

The Fall 2012 Wimer Lecture in International Affairs, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts Center. Dr. Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes will speak on “Immigration and the Economic Crisis in Spain: Implications for the European Union and the United States.” Dr. Moreno Fuentes, is with the Institute of Public Goods and Policy at the Spanish National Research Council. He is currently a visiting Fellow at European Union Center at New York University and has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Politics, Sciences-Po, Paris, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the European Institute and the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics. He is the author of four books and numerous articles on immigration, health, welfare, and citizenship policy, with a focus on Spain. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Open to the public at no cost. Organized by the Political Science Department and sponsored by the Wimer Lecture Series Fund. Contact Dr. Eliasson for any questions at 570-422-3250.

University Leadership/University Service Award: Applications are now available for those who are graduating in December, 2012. These awards are the highest non-academic honors a graduating senior can receive for work as a leader in extra-curricular activities on campus or in participation in activities and services on and off-campus. Applications are available from the Student Activity Association office on the second floor of the University Center and must be returned by Friday, October 19. For those graduating in May 2013, there will be another application process with a March 15, 2013 deadline.

LUNAFEST® Second Showing, Noon, Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Pocono Community Theatre in East Stroudsburg
. Co-hosted by The President’s Commission for Women and the Women’s Center.

Second-Annual Jazz Party at Zoot Fest, Noon – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Keystone Room. The jazz party will again honor saxophone partner Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, and serves as a major fundraising event for ESU’s Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection and community outreach partner, COTA CampJazz. Zoot Fest and Library Alive concerts are part of the ESU Jazz Synergy Series. For more information, visit call 570-422-3828, or send email to

Math Competency Test, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Sign up by contacting Christine Getz at ext. 3447 or Sample questions are available on the math department web page.

Presenting Dominicanos Unidos: The Island – Diaspora Continuum in Dominican Literature and Culture, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in Student Senate Chamber – University Center. A Hispanic Heritage Event. This talk will focus on the history of Dominican migration through literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Dr. Ramirez will discuss writers and artists such as Salomé Ureña, Junot Díaz, and Rita Indiana Hernández. A talk by Dr. Dixa Ramírez, a Princeton Postdoctoral Fellow and Yale Assistant Professor. Open to the public at no cost. For information, please contact Dr. Annie Mendoza, or 570-422-3842. Sponsored by The Department of Modern Languages, The Frederick Douglass Institute, The Department of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Studies, and The Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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,

Secondary Education Majors – Screening dates for the 2012 fall semester have been set and are Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 24. Sign up by appointment only – in Stroud 209 PSED office. You must in appear in person to make an appointment in order to confirm that you have met the proper graduate and undergraduate requirements.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities – Applications are Now Available. After 79 years of serving higher education, Who’s Who remains one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. Those selected for Who’s Who are juniors, seniors or graduate students, active participants in collegiate extra-curricular activities and the community and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. If you would like to be considered for East Stroudsburg University’s 2013 Who’s Who, you can pick up an application from the Student Activity Association office on the second floor of the University Center. Deadline for returning completed applications is Friday, Oct. 12.

Bring Your Worries to the Writing Studio Before the Madness of Midterms: Stop by the Writing Studio to work on pending papers. Get one-on-one tutoring assistance in every step of the writing process. Hours are Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit our website or call 570-422-3593.

Office of Career Development & Student Success
Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Express Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Drop-In’s

The office will see students on a first come, first served, basis after 4:30 p.m.; no appointment is necessary.

Faculty, Staff & Students

ESU Invites Faculty, Staff and Students to learn more about the Higher Education Modernization Act (HEMA) and how it will help us manage our operations as we strive to offer programs and courses that will give our students the greatest opportunities to succeed during a live telecast of the PASSHE Entrepreneurial Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the ESU Innovation Center, 562 Independence Rd., East Stroudsburg. Learn more about this important legislation and how it will help all of us – and the communities where we live and work. RSVP by October 9 to or 570-422-7920. Reception will follow the telecast.

For Faculty & Staff Only 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:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 29, from 10:00 a.m. – 2 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:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20

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

2012 PEBTF Open Enrollment for AFSCME and SCUPA October 1 – October 19

Each fall, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education employees who are covered by the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) health benefits have an opportunity to review their coverage and make changes for the coming year. This year’s open enrollment period is October 1 – October 19. All changes must be completed in Employee Self Service (ESS) or returned to your university human resources office no later than October 19. All changes made will become effective January 1, 2013. See following at or 1-866-377-2672.

The PASSHE Employee Self Service (ESS) portal can be accessed through

In addition, the Human Resources office can provide and process a paper PEBTF-2 enrollment form for you to change plans or add or remove dependents.
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: www.passhe. edu/inside/hr/syshr/Pages/Healthy-U-Getting-Started.aspx.

Student Activities

A Fall Concert – The Band “Fun” on Thursday, Nov. 1, 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.

Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park: Tickets are available in the Student Activities Complex, University Center, second floor. Ticket prices are $15 for students, $25 for guests. Student may purchase one ticket at student price and one ticket at guest price. Non-students may purchase two tickets at the guest price. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Art & Music

Sunday, October 14, 3:00 p.m. Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall
Faculty Voice Recital

James Maroney, tenor assisted by:
Ruth Kochera, piano
Charles Unice, bass-baritone
Patrick Fennig, countertenor
The Penn Strings Quartet
Program includes: Mendelssohn – Three Duets
Britten – Canticle II (“Abraham and Isaac”)
Vaughan Williams – On Wenlock Edge
Puccini – Duet from Act IV of La Bohème
Songs by Ives, Copland, Diemente, Bock

Monday, October 15 – 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. A reception for the artists will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. 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

FALL 2012 Drop – In Tutoring Labs No Appointment Necessary

Business & Economics: Monday & Wednesday Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Math: Tuesday & Thursday Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Math 105 & 205: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Math 110 General Statistics: Monday & Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Physics & Math: Monday & Thursday Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Physics 110: Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Praxis Exams: Monday & Thursday Writing: 11:00 a.m. – Noon Reading: Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12, 2012