University Bulletin – November 7, 2014

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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

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 ESU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) will Host a Glow-in-The-Dark Zumba Fundraiser from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Monday, November 10 in the Keystone Room. NSSLHA is fundraising for Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity that provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children in low-and middle-income countries. Last year, NSSLHA raised $2,880—enough money to cover 12 surgeries. Participants will dance for two hours nonstop to raise money and awareness for Operation Smile. This event is open to the public and tickets will be $5 at the door. For more information about this event, contact Katherine David at 484-274-4944, or

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.

Earth Day Committee Planning Earth Day for April 2015. The first open meeting will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 13 in the University Center, Room 213. For more information contact Alyson Corduan at

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

ESU’s Dance Company to Present Fall Performance – Debuts at 7:00 PM, November 20 – 21 and at 2 p.m., 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

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

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 19-21, 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

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 first 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)

Friday, November 7, 2014