University Bulletin – November 4, 2014

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ESU’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Studies will host the Interfaith Dialogue Series Clashes or Dialogues of Faiths: A Christian View from 5 to 6:30 PM in Beers Lecture Hall. This year the lecture welcomes Reverend Walter Wagner, Ph.D., an ordained Christian reverend and academic specialist who has for five decades dedicated himself to inter-religious dialogue. He is the author of four books, including “Opening the Qur’an,” published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2008. Reverend Wagner also teaches at Moravian Theological Seminary. This event is open to the public at no cost. For more information contact Dr. Kim at 570- 422-3602 or

To Recognize Local Veterans and Men and Women in all Branches of the Armed Services, ESU will Host a Veterans Day Celebration from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Thursday, November 6 in the Keystone Room. Local veterans’ organizations will host an information fair at 3:00 PM to give veterans a chance to learn about the memberships and benefits they offer. The event will feature keynote speaker Glen Lippincott, who volunteers at VALOR Clinic, Touch of Home, and the Monroe County Veterans Association — the association that hosts the annual Veterans Day Parade in the community on November 9. Former Air Force Technical Sergeant Arthur Wright, a graduate student from Pittsburgh, Pa., and Marine veteran Martin Lacayo, academic success coach at ESU, will provide remarks during the ceremony. Army National Guard Michaela Couch, a freshman majoring in criminal justice from Shippensburg, Pa., will preside over the Veterans Day celebration, For more information, contact June Pepe, assistant director Veterans Services and Records, at 570-422-2830 or The public is invited at no cost.

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Open House, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Friday, November 7, in Monroe Hall. Get to know the faculty and the department, tour the university clinic, meet current students, ask questions, and explore ESU’s campus. Agenda – Tour the Speech-Language Pathology department, meet the faculty 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Overview of the Speech-Language Pathology M.S. program Question and Answer Session with Dr. LuAnn Batson-Magnuson, graduate coordinator 2:30 to 3:30 PM Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, October 31 to Emily Doll at

Paul Gordon Jacobs, Author of Neither Nor Paul Gordon will Discuss his Life as a Deaf Person in a Hearing World from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, November 7 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Jacobs, in his autobiography, “Neither-Nor,” discusses “coming to terms with being neither deaf nor hearing — a neither/nor, an in-between — and a person with a social identity that had yet to be invented.” His autobiography is assigned to students in Introduction to Sign Language each semester. For more information, contact Susan Dillmuth-Miller at 570-422-3684

Rock Climbing Competition at 3 p.m., Friday, November 7 at Stony Acres. You must pre-register by Thursday, November 6 at the ticket sales desk on the second fl oor of the University Center, Room 211 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM, Transportation and equipment available at no cost.

Tickets Now on Sale for the Fourth Annual Zoot Fest Honoring Jazz Legends Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, noon to 6:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Innovation Center, located at 562 Independence Road in East Stroudsburg. Zoot Fest festivities will include performances and panel discussions relative to a variety of jazz musicians, offering insight into the history of jazz and the diversity in the genre’s music. Seating for this event is limited and tickets are now on sale at $50 per person ($25 per ESU student with valid identifi cation), which includes the program, lunch and refreshments. To register, visit For more information about the ACMJC, visit For ticket reservations or to make a sponsor gift visit: or contact Matt Vashlishan at or 570- 422-3828.

The 10th Annual University Authors’ Reception will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 11 on the Second Floor of the Kemp Library. The yearly event is designed to honor university authors whose books were published during the preceding year. This year’s honorees either authored or edited books in 2013. Copies of books written or edited by 2014 honorees will be permanently displayed in book cases on the second fl oor of Kemp Library along with the books of ESU authors honored at previous receptions. For more information about the University Authors’ Reception, contact Leslie Berger at 570-422-3597 or The event is open to the public at no cost.

ESU’s Faculty Development and Research Grants Committee Presents Annual Fall Poster Event from Noon to 3:00 PM in the Main Lobby of the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The main lobby becomes a temporary visual repository of research from an array of academic departments. It will showcase FDR-funded scholarship produced from Fall 2013 through Summer 2014. For more information, please contact Paul Creamer, Ph.D., FDR Committee Member, at or 570-422-3318. The display is open to the public at no cost.

Join ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. for a Special Exhibit in the Sterling Strauser Gallery, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 15 in the ESU Innovation Center, located at 562 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg. The exhibit, titled “The Strauser Circle: Selected Works from the Robinson Family Collection,” includes works of outsider artists from the private collection. The cost per person is $50 and pre-registration is recommended. All funds raised will go to support the Sterling Strauser Gallery, which is temporarily located in the Innovation Center but is proposed to be permanently housed in the future Keystone Center. The show will feature both a live and a silent auction of the artwork by various artists that evening. The event
also will include entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. For additional information, call Gwen Hughes, administrative support specialist for the Office of University Advancement, at 570-422-7000.

Films and the Environment – Films and Film Festivals as Vehicles for Social Change at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 18 in Beers Lecture Hall. Nina Streich will discuss how film festivals play a role in bringing these films to a broader audience and the use of the medium of the motion picture to encourage public engagement. The Global Peace Film Festival, that was created and is run by Ms. Streich, is a leader in the field of social engagement film festivals. She will discuss the evolution of this film festival, now planning its thirteenth season, and the role of film festivals in bringing new films to the public – with a special focus on films on environmental issues, both fiction and non-fiction. For more information, contact Paul Lippert, Ph.D., professor of Communication Studies at 570-422- 3482 or

Cultural Events

Exhibit shown until November 7
Madelon Powers Gallery, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
New Mythologists: The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse (and another)
Artwork of David Mazure
Gallery hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesdays & Thursdays; and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or email

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 19-22, 8:00 PM; November 23, 2:00 PM
Dale Snow Theatre, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
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.
Tickets available in advance online at (credit cards only online).
Remaining tickets available at the box offi ce one hour before curtain on performance dates (cash and checks only at box offi ce). Please arrive early.
For other information, please call 570-422-3483, x 4 or email

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

Auditions for the February 24 – March 1 Theatre Production of Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl will be held Sunday, November 2 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and Monday, November 3 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM in the Smith-McFarland Theatre. The play is a lyrical, magical rendition of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s point-of-view. If interested in participating, prepare a one-minute monologue or be prepared to do cold readings from the scripts. Please read the play thoroughly beforehand. Scripts are available for 24-hour sign out in Room 218 of the Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, please contact Professor O’Hearn at or call 570-422-3885.

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 fi rst appearance.

HIST 340 Origins of the American Republic (addition of DE1)
HIST 473 Modern Germany (addition of DE1)
REED 315 Scaffolding Language and Literacy Development for Students with Disabilities (addition of DE)
REED 340 Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades (addition of DE)
REED 350 Teaching Reading to Communities of Diverse Learners (addition of DE)
REED 533 Early Literacy (addition of DE)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014