Retirement Savings Plan Reminder!

Did you know that giving up those daily takeout lunches can really add up? Instead of lunch, put that money to good use! By contributing $50 a month – that’s less than $2 a day – to the retirement savings plan sponsored by DeSales University, you could end up with over $75,000* when you retire!

Contact the HR department for more information.

*This hypothetical illustration does not represent an investment in any particular investment option. It assumes an 8 percent annual return compounded monthly over 30 years and a $100 starting balance. Your returns may be more or less depending on market fluctuations.

Questions? Elizabeth.Garcia@desales.edu

Tuition Exchange Scholarships & Tuition Waiver Benefit info session, 4/3

The Office of Human Resources, in conjunction with our admissions and financial aid colleagues, will conduct our spring communications sessions on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:15 a.m. and at 1:45 p.m. in the DeSales University Center – Heritage Room. All full-time faculty and staff are invited. The topic is tuition exchange scholarships and tuition waiver benefit.

Among the benefit offerings for full time employees of DeSales University is the opportunity to take university courses using our tuition waiver benefit.  Additionally, dependent students of eligible employees are able to apply for, and participate in, one of two tuition exchange scholarship programs.

These sessions are primarily for our employees who have children entering their junior or senior year of high school this fall. However all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We hope to see you there.

Questions? Elizabeth.Garcia@desales.edu

Memo from Fr. O’Connor about Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2012 will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m.  We look forward to welcoming Dr. Arthur Scott, president of Northampton Community College, to campus as our commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.

This memo is a reminder that all full-time faculty, administrative, and professional staff are required to attend commencement, and that academic attire is to be worn. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please notify Fr. O’Connor at Bernard.oconnor@desales.edu.

If the weather is favorable, commencement will be held outdoors on the mall between Trexler Library and DeChantal Hall. Robing will take place in Rooms 104, 105, 108 (faculty), and 109 (staff) on the first floor of Dooling Hall. Trustees and members of the platform party will robe in Wills Hall. The procession will form at 10:45 a.m. Trustees, honorary degree recipients, faculty members, President’s Cabinet, and the Chaplain will be seated on the stage; members of the professional and administrative staff will be seated in the front rows of chairs located on the left-hand side of the stage (as you face the stage).

In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be held at Billera Hall. In that case, robing for faculty and staff will take place in the women’s locker room. Trustees and members of the platform party will robe in the adjacent classroom. The above seating arrangement will also apply.

The Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m.  You are invited and encouraged, but not required, to attend. Academic dress will not be used at the Baccalaureate.  You are also invited to attend the Class of 2012 Dinner Dance following the Baccalaureate.  Reservations are required.  Please call Valerie at extension 1540 for information.

As we approach the close of the spring semester, let us reflect on the exciting times ahead for us.  The construction of the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare Education is on schedule and within the budget.  I take this opportunity to recognize you for your remarkable accomplishments and efforts on behalf of our University and thank you for the role you play in our success. I look forward to celebrating commencement with you on the 19th.

— Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS, President

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu

Career Ambassador Program applications due 3/30

The Career Ambassador Program (C.A.P) is a new leadership opportunity offered through Desales Career Services Office.

The purpose of a Career Ambassador is to serve as a Career Coach for fellow students by helping with:

  • Resume/cover letter critiques
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Offer job and internship search resources
  • Present vital information in the classrooms, residence halls and to clubs/organizations

Not to Mention -this is a great experience to add to your own resume and get paid!

To learn more and access an application please visit the Career Services website http://www.desales.edu/default.aspx?pageid=522

or contact Ryan Smolko, Graduate Assistant, for more details ryan.smolko@desales.edu

Retirement Savings Plan Reminder!

Did you know that giving up those daily takeout lunches can really add up? Instead of lunch, put that money to good use! By contributing $50 a month – that’s less than $2 a day – to the retirement savings plan sponsored by DeSales University, you could end up with over $75,000* when you retire!

Contact the HR department for more information.

*This hypothetical illustration does not represent an investment in any particular investment option. It assumes an 8 percent annual return compounded monthly over 30 years and a $100 starting balance. Your returns may be more or less depending on market fluctuations.

Questions? Elizabeth.Garcia@desales.edu

The Gospel of Mark … Live!

On Monday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel, the Salesian Center will sponsor the Blessed John Paul II Memorial Arts & Culture series with this dramatic reading of the King James Version of the Gospel of Mark.  This one man show will be performed by DeSales’ own Wayne Turney – Emmy-award winner, actor, director, playwright, and educator. Staged by director Harper Jane McAdoo, it is a unique blend of storytelling and drama. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

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Questions: lore.mcfadden@desales.edu

The Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought

DeSales University is proud to sponsor one faculty member for the upcoming Summer Institute of Catholic Social Teaching annual symposium at the Catholic University of America.  Dr. Andrew Essig is the officially designated Faculty Coordinator for this event.  Fr. Paul Sullins, the Director of the Summer Institute, invites you to attend this year’s weeklong seminar, which will take place June 4 – 8, 2012.

The deadline for applying is April 15.

We hope that you will seriously consider taking advantage of this very special opportunity.  Housing will be provided, and all travel expenses are covered, including the tuition for the Summer Institute. Previous faculty participants include Dr. Joshua Schulz and Dr. Bill MacGregor.

If you are interested in attending the Summer Institute and have any questions or comments, contact Dr. Andrew Essig, Andrew.Essig@desales.edu; ext. 1632.