“Vouching for Our Students: Is School Choice the Right Formula” – Ethics breakfast, 12/1

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast at 7 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011, in the University. The event is titled, “Vouching for Our Students: Is School Choice the Right Formula” featuring guest speakers, Thomas Gentzel, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association; and Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

Breakfast attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presenters and engage with others on the topic. Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast and table discussions based on the keynote address. Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8. Those wishing to attend can register online here or send a check made out to the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace to Lore McFadden-Westwood in the Salesian Center.

Questions: lore.mcfadden@desales.edu or ext. 1244

Wanted – Character U mentors

Want to work with students?  Want to be a leader on campus?  Want to change lives?  Want to move in early?  Apply to become a mentor for Character U.  The application will be available December 5 online and in the Character U office.  There will also be a mentor info-session December 8 at 7:00pm in the Kender Conference Room in McShea.

Questions: Chad.Serfass@desales.edu

Free workshop: Resume, Cover Letter and Interviewing Skills, 12/6 & 1/17

Tuesdays with ACCESS
Career Makeover – Critical Business Tools Workshop

Resume, Cover Letter and Interviewing Skills

December 6, 2011 – Easton Area Campus ٠3 – 5 p.m.
Presenter: Kristin Eicholtz, DeSales University, Director of Career Services and Internships

January 17, 2012 – Center Valley Campus ٠ TBD
Presenter: Paul Rafalowski, DeSales Adjunct Instructor

The ACCESS program at DeSales University is proud to present Tuesdays with ACCESS, a complimentary workshop open to the public. Come to the workshop and invite your friends. The workshop is free, but advanced registration is required.

To sign up for the workshop, please contact Leala Kuchera at 610.814.4871 or e-mail Leala.Kuchera@desales.edu. For more information about the workshop visit: www.desales.edu/TuesdayswACCESS.

From Campus Ministry …

  • Sword of the Spirit – Catholic Bible Study – Final meeting of the semester – Wednesday, Nov. 30th at 8pm at the Alacoque House
  • Praise and Worship – Final meeting of the semester – Thursday, Dec. 1st from 8pm – 9pm in the Kender Conference Room. Please note the location change!
  • Mass Schedule this weekend – Please note date, time and location: Due to the Gaudeamus concert, Masses will be on Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30pm in Wills Hall and on Sunday, December 4th at 12:30pm in Wills Hall. There is no 8pm Mass on Sunday evening.
  • “Be Fed” – Lunch (provided for free!) and Spiritual Reflection – Tuesday, December 6th at 12:30pm in the Danko Room, McShea. Open to all faculty, staff and students.
  • December 8: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception – A holy day of obligation for the Catholic Church. Masses will be held at 12:20pm and 5pm in Wills Hall.
  • Celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Advent: An evening of prayer, fire and fellowship – Thursday, December 8 at 7pm, gather at the Marian Statue (Our Lady of Deliverance, near the Heights) at 7pm for prayer, followed by a candlelit procession to the Alacoque House, where we will let a fire as a symbol of our joyful Advent preparation for the Lord.  The evening of prayer will conclude with fellowship around the fire with hot chocolate, S’Mores and tree decorating. Come and enjoy a peaceful celebration and fun ending of the semester.

Questions? Magdalene.Riggins@desales.edu

Campus Store faculty & staff appreciation event and sale, 12/2

You are cordially invited to attend a DeSales Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in the DSU Campus Store. DeSales Faculty and staff will enjoy an additional 10% over and above your normal discount –  just in time for holiday shopping. (This additional discount is only valid during the event. Some restrictions apply – textbooks are excluded).

Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to serving you!

Questions? Robert Breen, Store Manager at 1269mgr@fheg.follett.com

PACE Presents: The Enemy in the Mirror, 11/29

I’m fat. I’m too skinny. I’d be happy if I were taller, shorter, had curly hair, straight hair, a smaller nose, bigger muscles, longer legs. Do any of these statements sound familiar? Are you used to putting yourself down? If so, you’re not alone. Come join pace on Tuesday 11/29/11 at 4p.m. in the MAC for a presentation on how body image should be a positive one! A PACE point will be given for attendance.

Questions? Contact Brianne Taylor – bt0688@desales.edu

You must complete the new Payroll Tax Form by 12/9

On January 1, 2012, a new Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulation known as Act 32 becomes effective; it requires every Pennsylvania employer to ensure that local Earned Income Taxes are properly withheld. In an effort to make this process as efficient as possible, the Commonwealth has designed a numerical system in which each political subdivision is assigned a unique 6-digit PSD number.

Under Act 32, every employee must complete a Residency Certification Form. A copy of this Form can be found on the front page of AD Computer’s website; you will only need to complete the “Employee Information – Residence Location” section. You can also ignore the “Resident EIT Rate” box in that section.

AD Computer’s website also contains a link to the Commonwealth’s PSD Code Lookup service that you can use to determine the PSD code to include on your Residency Certification Form. (You may need to temporarily allow pop-ups to properly use this Lookup.) A P.O. Box cannot be used for either the Form or the Lookup; you must use a street address.

Please submit your completed Residency Certification Forms to Carol Ritter in Payroll as soon as possible, but no later than December 9, 2011.

Questions? Sweetana, Michael <Michael.Sweetana@desales.edu>

HR offices closed on 11/29

The Office of Human Resources staff will be attending a conference on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 and the offices will be closed.  Please contact Pete Rautzhan at extension 1332 with any questions or concerns that day.  We will return on Wednesday, November 30.

Questions? Donna.Mikol@desales.edu