University Bulletin – October 4, 2013

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Purple Heart Recipient Bryan Adams will Speak at ESU, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Keystone Room. He will share his emotional story, which is filled with personal and candid moments as he transitioned from life as a soldier in a combat setting to civilian life as a college student. He will address his struggles with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As he shares his experiences, he hopes it will help others cope with emotional trauma and allow them to see how those challenges can result in positive change to one’s everyday life afterward. For more information, contact Linda Van Meter, assistant professor of counseling and psychological services, at 570-422-3277.

Young, Black, and Gay, 7:00 to 10:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Lower Dansbury. Aneesah Smith and students from West Chester University will visit ESU and share their experiences being young, black, and gay at a predominately white institution while dissecting the new buzz word, intersectionality. The public is invited at no cost.

Free October 10 WorkshopsFall 2013 B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Being An Active Learner Among New College Experiences
Title: Chart Your Ideal Path! How To Select A Major and A Career For You
Presenter: Jan Hoffman, assistant director of career development
Time: 2:00 – 2:50 PM – Beers Lecture Hall

Two Planetarium Shows – “October Skies” and a feature show, “Black Holes,” at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Friday, Oct. 11. Both shows will be held in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ‘55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Reservations will be taken online starting at 8:00 AM, October 7, on a first-come, first-served basis at The public is invited at no cost.

Midterm Madness at the Writing Studio: The Writing Studio is hosting Midterm Madness to help students with all their writing and revising needs. Join us in Kemp Library from Oct. 7 – October 11 for one-on-one tutoring, free coffee and snacks, and a quiet study area. We are open Monday – Thursday 1 to 9 p.m. and Friday 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Take the Mathematics Competency Exam before Spring Registration, 2:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Sign up now! To sign up, get sample questions or ask questions by email to or call 570-422-3447 or visit the Math Department in the Sci.-Tech. Building, Room 118.

Career Development and the Office of Workforce Development Announce the Science & Technology Career Fair – Focusing on the Life Sciences, 2:00 to 4:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Keystone Room. Internships and employment opportunities.

A Veterans Day Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Veterans Suite in Zimbar Hall. This is an opportunity for veterans at ESU to meet other veterans and learn more about what the university has to offer them. Food and drinks will be provided.

A Note to Students Regarding Elementary Yoga: For your convenience an additional FIT class has been added for the 2nd quarter. If you still need a one credit FIT class or simply enjoy taking fitness classes, go to your portal account and add the following class: CRN #91648 FIT 119 Elementary Yoga TR 9:30 to 10:45 AM 10/16 – 12/6. Come Join ESU Campus Ministry Worship Service – Every Sunday at Noon, in Beers Lecture Hall. Open to all.

Latino Heritage Month Film Festival

The Film ¿Y Tu Abuela, Donde Está? (And Your Grandmother, Where is She?) will be Shown and an Honor Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Keystone Room. The ceremony will provide an opportunity for students to honor someone of Latino descent in the community or a family member that has impacted and inspired their lives in some way. The public is invited at no cost.

The Film Titled Aquí y Allá (Here and There) will Showcase from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 10 in Beers Lecture Hall. The film captures the complex homecoming of a loving father, Pedro, who returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after years of working in New York. The public is invited at no cost.

MSU and Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority (CUS) will host Let’s Talk Food and Culture, 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 10 in Lower Dansbury.

Latin Explosion Party, 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Friday, Oct. 11 in Lower Dansbury. The public is invited at no cost. (must be 18 or older with photo ID).

This Week in Student Activities:
Fall Concert with DJ A-Trak, 8:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Mattioli Recreation Center. A-Trak is an internationally known artist and world champion DJ. Ticket prices are $15 for ESU students (limit 2 tickets per student) and $22 for all others. Purchase tickets at the University Center, 2nd Floor of the Student Activities Complex, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact Campus Activities Board at 570-
422-3396 or The Office of Student Activities at 570-422-3055. For more upcoming student activities, please check out

Homecoming 2013, October 27 – November 3. Check out the homecoming webpage at for registration deadlines and events.

ESU Career Development Center Opportunities:

  • Science and Technology Career Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Keystone Room.

For Warrior Careers employment and internship career management system, register at to upload your resume and to learn about new local and national opportunities. Register for these events at

Art, Dance & Music

Sunday, October 6, 2:00 PM
Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall
Carter Chamber Music Series
Musicians of the New York Philharmonic
Fiona Simon, violin Peter Kenote, viola Qiang Tu, violoncello with Robert Miller, piano Program:
“Dumky” Trio in E minor, Op. 90 for Piano, Violin and Violoncello – Antonin Dvořák
Sonata for Viola and Piano – Rebecca Clarke
Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 – Johannes Brahms
General admission, $25; students 18 & under, $10; ESU students with current I.D., $8.
For ticket reservations, call 570-422-3483 and select option 2 and option 2, or email

October 9 – November 15
A National Juried Drawing Exhibition
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, 570-422-3483 or

Wednesday, October 9, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Madelon Powers Gallery Reception for Marks artists Open to the public at no cost
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Community Dance Program Classes for Children and Adults
Children’s Dance: Saturday

Session 1: Runs until Oct.12
Session 2: Oct. 19 – Nov. 23
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 – 2:45 PM ………Hip-Hop/Jazz 9 – 12 year olds
Cost: $60 per 6 – week session
Adult Classes Fall 2013
Adult Yoga/Pilates: Monday 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Adult Zumba: Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 PM Session 1: Runs until Oct. 17
Session 2: Oct. 21 – Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 18-21)
Cost for each 6 – week session: $66 once a week, $132 twice a week. To register contact the ESU Office of Conference Services
570-422-3061, 96 Normal St. East Stroudsburg University.

Elementary Yoga (FIT 119): New Section Now Open! Second quarter, TR 9:30-10:45 AM (CRN 91648). Begins Thursday Oct. 17.

Auditions for both the Spring Production of “Spike Heels” and the Spring Advanced Acting Class will be held from 6 to 8:30 PM Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Prepare a one-minute monologue that you are passionate about. An audition sign-up sheet will be posted in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Scripts for the play are available in Rm. 218 of the FAC. The play, with two male and two female roles, interweaves three love triangles. It is recommended for mature audiences only. The class will focus on analyses, research and performance of challenging contemporary and classical verse texts to develop more advanced acting techniques. For information contact Rebecca Regina, stage manager at or Stephanie French, director at

The new One Book, One Campus Wes Moore Public Readings will be held at 7 p.m. in Lower Dansbury as Follows:
October 16: Patricia Kennedy, Ph.D., associate professor of communication studies, and students from the honors section of her speech communication class.

October 30: Alberto J. Cardelle, Ph.D., professor of health studies and interim dean, college of health sciences.
The Special Lectures will be held at 7:00 PM in the Kurtz Lecture

Hall, Moore Biology Building, as Follows:
October 9: Paul Creamer, Ph.D., associate professor of modern languages.
October 23: Jeter Smith, Linden Hall resident director.
November 6: Laurene Clossey, Ph.D. assistant professor of sociology.

Wes Moore, Guest Lecturer and Author of the Best-seller, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates will be on Campus at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. The public is invited at no cost. Prior to his lecture, dinner is $75 per person. Proceeds go to support the continuation of the One Book, One Campus program.

For more information about upcoming One Book, One Campus events at ESU, contact Dr. Pruim at 570-422-3529.

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.

HIST 516 Early Modern Europe (3:3:0)

POLS 120 American Government (change in #)
POLS 160 GE: Introduction to Public Administration (change in title, #)
POLS 293 GE: Public Policy and Administration (addition of DE1)
POLS 468 Strategies for Policy Analysis (addition of DE1)

HIST 534 Origins of the British Welfare State
HIST 536 Twentieth Century Britain

Change in Program:
B.A. Political Science (change in # of credits, req. courses, co-reqs.

Friday, October 4, 2013