University Bulletin – November 21, 2014

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ESU’s Dance Company to Present Fall Performance – Debuts at 7:00 PM, November 21 and at 2:00 PM, November 22 at the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. This semi-annual performance will throw the spotlight on the talents of students, faculty members and guest artists. A variety of choreographic styles and dance pieces will include contemporary, modern, jazz and tap. Saturday’s performance will include the children from the Community Dance Program, under the direction of guest artist Jessica Batha. Tickets are available for purchase at http://quantum. Additionally, tickets will be sold at the door prior to each performance. Tickets cost $5 for children, students, and senior citizens and $10 for adults. For more information about this event contact Dr. Gibbons at 570-422-3331 or

Seeking Donations to Benefit Local Agencies and Schools! Students from the Foundations of Social Work Practice class are collecting non-perishable food items to benefit local community agencies assisting families living in shelters. Items that appeal to children are in particular demand such as paper products and toiletries Additionally, school supplies and children’s books are being collected on behalf of a local elementary school. Collection bins will be placed in the University Center Commuter Lounge, Residence Halls, University Bookstore, and Stroud 101 from Friday, November 14 to Tuesday, December 3. For more information, please call John Kraybill-Greggo, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of sociology, social work and criminal justice at 570-422-3844 or email

Celebrate the Holidays at ESU! Please join President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., and your friends and colleagues as we celebrate the winter season with the following events, open to all:

  • December 1 – Giant Holiday Card Signing from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the University Center Patio (near the entrance to the Keystone Room). Holiday on the Circle from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts (Front Circle of Campus).
  • December 5 – President’s Holiday Dinner with Faculty and Staff at 6:00 PM, in the Keystone Room. Cost per person is $25. To make a reservation, visit by December 1.
  • December 10 – Faculty and Staff Holiday Social from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, in the Keystone Room. Register by December 4 for the social at

ESU’s McMunn Planetarium Hosting Double Feature Sky Show, at 7:00 PM and Second Show at 8:00 PM, Friday, December 5 in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. “Long Winter Nights” explores the sights of the local evening skies during this time of year while “Passport to the Universe” explains the location of our planet and solar system in the vast cosmos. The program is open to the general public. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12 or seniors over 60. Tickets are available now at No tickets are available at the door. Programs are suitable for children but be advised that the planetarium will be quite dark during the sky show and feature show. The planetarium can also be reserved for group programs catering to all ages. Special group rates are available. To inquire about group programs call 570-422-2747 or email A schedule of planetarium shows for the fall 2014 semester is posted at

5 K Jingle Bell Walk/Run Event at 9:00 AM, Saturday, December 6 in Front of Zimbar Building. Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM in the lobby of Zimbar. Participation fee is $20 with dri-fi t-shirt or $10 without shirt. All proceeds will benefit the student PDS Scholarship Fund. Register online or mail registration form and check to: c/o Maryellen Mross, East Stroudsburg University, Office of Field Experiences & Partnerships 200 Prospect Ave., Stroud 214 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. For more information, contact Maryellen Mross at 570-422-3413 or Visit the PDS 15 year celebration website to stay informed about the symposium and other monthly events and celebrations at

Cultural Events

November 17 – December 5
(Closed November 26-30 for Thanksgiving)
Madelon Powers Gallery, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
Semester Review
Gallery hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesdays & Thursdays, and 11:00 AM – 4:00 , Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or email

Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 PM University/Community Orchestra Concert
Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke, director
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Thursday, November 20, 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
(Cash & checks only accepted at the box offi ce). Please arrive early. For other information, please call 570-422-3483, x 4 or email

November 19-21, 8:00 PM; November 22-23, 2:00 PM
Dale Snow Theatre, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
Sinister Tales: One-Act Plays and Scenes
Presented by Stage II, the student theatre organization, which 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.
Tickets available in advance online at (credit cards only online).
Remaining tickets available at the box office one hour before curtain on performance dates (cash & checks only at box office). Please arrive early.
For box office reservations or other information, please email or call 570-422-3483, ext. 4.

Sunday, November 23, 7:00 PM
Fall Jazz Concert University Singers James Maroney, director University Jazz Ensemble
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 PM
Winter Choral Concert

A Cappella Ensemble Concert Choir
James Maroney, director Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or
Sunday, December 7, 7:00 PM Winter Band Concert University/Community Concert Band Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Sunday, December 7, 7:00 PM
Winter Band Concert

University/Community Concert Band Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 PM
Student Voice/ Piano Recital

Students of James Maroney and Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Courses Pending Approval By The University-Wide Curriculum Committee. Descriptions are available upon request in the offi ce of the committee chair in the English Department (Stroud 309). Address questions within 10 university calendar days after first appearance.

CMST 356 Public Relations Cases and Strategies (3:3:0)
CMST 357 History of Public Relations (3:3:0)
EXSC 430 Exercise Prescription for Chronic Diseases (3:3:0)

DMET 140 Media Theories and Practices (change in title, des.)
DMET 318 New Media Technologies (change in des.)
DMET 350 Media Graphics and Design (change in des.)
DMET 477 Interactive and Social Media (change in title, des.)
DMET 486 Field Experiences and Internships (change in des.)
DMET 495 Seminar in Digital Media Technologies (change in des.)
ELED 502 Understanding the Developing Child (change in title, addition of DE)

Change in Program:
M.Ed. in Professional and Secondary Education (change in req. courses)
B.S. Physical Education Teacher Education (change in number of credits, req. courses, co-reqs., add reqs., addition of concentration)

Friday, November 21, 2014