29th Annual DeSales Poetry Festival Reading, tonight – 10/31

Dr. Shara McCallum, Director of the Stadler Poetry Center, Bucknell University, will read from her work tonight, October 31, at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the University Center. McCallum’s reading kicks off events for the 29th Annual DeSales University Poetry Festival.

Winner of many awards for her poetry, including a 2013 Witter-Bynum Prize (awarded by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey) and a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, McCallum is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems. Individual poems have appeared in many of the best American literary journals, including The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Verse, Callaloo, and The Antioch Review. Born in Jamaica to Afro-Jamaican and Venezuelan parents, she earned her M.F.A. from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Poetry and African American and Caribbean Literature from Binghamton University.

Admission to this event is free.

Questions? Stephen.Myers@desales.edu

Health Care Open Enrollment

Save the date for our annual open enrollment fair on  Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the University Center – Trexler Room from 9 AM to 4 PM each day. More to follow.

Questions? Elizabeth.Garcia@desales.edu

CPR/AED Certification

As DeSales University continues to expand and enhance our emergency services available to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors, we have recently purchased AED units and are in the process of installing them throughout all campus buildings. We are looking for those faculty and staff who currently have CPR/AED certification or those who wish to become CPR/AED certified to assist us in our efforts by serving the campus community.

If you interested in participating or becoming CPR/AED certified, please contact Dennis Rasley in the Office of Emergency Services at ext. 1513 or EmergencyServices@desales.edu.

APA Citation Workshops in Trexler

APA Citation Workshop

Having trouble compiling a reference list in APA style? Not sure how to cite your sources within the body of your paper? This workshop will cover the essentials of APA style and provide you with guidelines and tools to help you tackle citation with confidence. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome!

Monday, November 4, 7 pm – 7:45 pm    

Online via Blackboard Collaborate

Go to http://desales.libcal.com/event.php?id=471660 to register for this workshop

Tuesday, November 5, 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Campbell Conference Room, Trexler Library

Go to http://desales.libcal.com/event.php?id=471683 to register for this workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm   

Campbell Conference Room, Trexler Library

Go to http://desales.libcal.com/event.php?id=471685 to register for this workshop

Questions? Kim.Sando@desales.edu

Campus Ministry Events

Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7pm in Kender, McShea

Join the Pro-Life club in welcoming guest speaker Paul Rahn, DSU alum and current Missionary for Generation Life

For more information, contact Liana Hollendonner: lh1752@desales.edu


Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6pm at the Alacoque House

1st RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Meeting – For those seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.

If anyone is interested in participating in RCIA this year, please contact Maggie Riggins: Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu

All Saints Day Mass Schedule

The feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation within the Catholic Church. This feast is celebrated to honor all the saints, known and unknown, and especially those who do not have their own feast day throughout the year.

Vigil: Thursday, October 31 – – 5pm Wills Hall

Feast Day: Friday, November 1 – -12:05pm and 5pm Wills Hall


More information: Maggie Riggins: Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu

10 Steps to a Federal Job, Non-Credit Workshop 11/8

On Friday, November 8, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the ACCESS program is sponsoring 10 Steps to a Federal Job non-credit workshop. Careers with the Federal Government offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, and stable employment yet the Federal Hiring process is quite detailed and complex. This workshop will acquaint individuals with how to conduct a federal job search including the types of federal hiring programs, networking strategies, and federal resume writing. Individuals will learn how to effectively search for positions on USAJobs, analyze vacancy announcement for keywords, and successfully demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities using the Federal Resume Outline Format.

Instructor is Steve Young, Certified Federal Career Coach and Certified Federal Job Search Trainer through the Federal Career Training Institute in Baltimore, Md.

Cost: $79.95 (lunch included) textbook required, not included

To Register: www.desales.edu/access

Questions: Contact Leala.Kuchera@desales.edu