Tomorrow: Character U Keynote Speaker Marcus Engel

Join us on tomorrow afternoon for our second keynote of the year when we welcome back Marcus Engel, a student favorite and longest running keynote of Character U.  Marcus Engel speaks from experience. It’s not theory, it’s not academic, it’s reality. It’s a journey that isn’t always pretty, but one that’s here to help individuals to make intelligent choices, maximize their potential and achieve their dreams.

Wednesday, October 24 at 3pm
DUC – Commonwealth Room


Next Week: Quarterly Update of the Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index

In partnership with DeSales University, Dr. Kamran Afshar, director of the Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University (KADAC), will release the October 2018 update of the Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index (BSI) on Thursday, November 1, at 10:00AM in the Wood/Heritage Rooms of the DeSales University Center.

Along with his students, Dr. Afshar will analyze and comment on the BSI, which is based on quarterly data collected since 1998 and reflects Lehigh Valley businesses’ survey responses around key economic and political events.  Their review and analysis of the results of the October survey will disclose local businesses’ hiring, purchasing patterns, and revenues over the last 6 months, as well as their projected expenditures, hiring plans, and revenues in the next 6 months.

All are welcome to attend.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Kamran Afshar at

Dining Daily: What’s on the Menu Today?

Menu for Monday, October 22nd  


  • Salad: Turkey Club Salad
  • Bistro: Italian Sausage Sandwich, Shrimp Etouffee, Roasted Pepper and Gouda Quesadilla Tapas, Vegetable Creole Jambalaya, Sweet Potato Fries, Vegetables
  • Deli: Chipotle Chicken Salad on Baguette


  • Sauté: Jambalaya Bar
  • Bistro: Flounder Piccata, All Natural Blackened Chicken Breast, Tomato Basil Spinach Fettuccine, Rice, Vegetables

Upcoming Events:

  • October 23rd 4:30pm-7:30pm @ The DUC- Steak Night
  • October 25th 4:30pm-7:30pm @ The DUC- International Night

Questions? Email:

Salesian Quote of the Day


Spend a day or two, or three, getting lost among the whimsical canals of Annecy. Dubbed the “Venice of the Alps,” the winding cobblestone streets lined by pastel houses and bright flower boxes will make you fall in love with this small French town. Stop for a croissant at a bakery, or sit and have a coffee and spend the afternoon people-watching and admiring the architecture.

CH-212: Food Science Will Travel to Germany & Austria in May 2019

If you are looking for an MOT/NS course in Spring 2019, sign up for CH-212: Food Science!

Students in the course will have the opportunity to travel to Germany and Austria in May 2019 (May 19-27). Highlights include visiting Neuschwanstein Castle and Dauchau Concentration Camp, Hiking in Mittenwald, Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Salt Mines Berchtesgaden, Munich Hofbrauhaus.

The cost of travel is $2000 for students in the course.

For more information contact