DeSales Dance and TV/Film Students Collaborate on Screendance Festival

Festival to Screen International Dance Films and Features 48-Hour Screendance Challenge

The Division of Performing Arts is pleased to announce its Dance and TV/Film departments’ presentation of the 9th Annual Screendance Festival on Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM and Sunday November 23 at 8:00 PM in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center on the Center Valley campus. The Screendance Festival is a free, non-ticketed event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday’s event will feature a slate of films created by Jamey Hampton and Ashley Rolland, artistic directors of the Portland, Oregon based dance company, BodyVox. The festival will screen eight of the award-winning films they have created with noted screendance film director Mitchell Rose. Jamey Hampton will attend the screening and discuss the making of dance-on-camera films at the conclusion of the program. [Read more…]

Seeking Director of the 2016 DeSales U Rome Program

Each year at this time I have the pleasure of inviting members of the faculty to consider assuming the directorship of the DeSales University Rome Program for two years hence.

In fall 2010, DeSales University established our own free-standing program in Rome, based at the Dante Alighieri Italian Language Center. Fifteen DSU students from any major may spend the fall semester in our program in Rome under the supervision of a DSU faculty member.  Full-time DeSales faculty members in all disciplines are invited to submit applications by Wednesday, November 19, 2014, for the directorship of the fall 2016 program.

The duties of the Rome faculty director include: [Read more…]

Campus Ministry Announcements

All Saints Day

Vigil Mass for All Saints Day: 5pm Friday, October 31st at 5pm in Wills Hall Chapel

National Vocation Week

What’s your vocation?

This coming week, November 2-9, the Roman Catholic Church in the United States celebrates National Vocation Week. We all have a specific vocation: married, single, ordained/religious. All of us are called to serve God through the uniqueness of our lives; as Saint Francis de Sales stated: “Be who you are and be it well in order to give honor to the master craftsman whose handiwork we are.”

This week in particular is a good opportunity to set aside some time and prayerfully think about what God is calling us specifically to do with our lives. Additionally, this week we are asked to pray for those men and women being called to the ordained and religious life as priests, brothers, sisters and deacons that they may be strengthened to heed the call and fulfill God’s will.

If you would like more information regarding vocations, please stop by the Campus Ministry Office (McShea) for some FREE materials and don’t hesitate to come talk with Maggie, Fr. Tim and Sister John Marie.

Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancis “Those who wish to straighten a young tree, not only to bring it to the direction in which they wish it to grow but even bend it somewhat beyond, so that it will not return to its former direction.” The Catholic Controversy (CTR) 55

– St. Francis de Sales

#TBT to Last Weekend

AMPLIFY: Emerging Choreographers Concert

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We open the dance season with the choreographic expressions of our talented dance majors. This exciting concert celebrates the beauty of human movement as a select group of student choreographers premiere a program of new works. This year, the choreographers are exploring creative ways of ‘amplifying’ the effects of physical action through their choreographic choices. Join us as we amplify the creative voices of these young artists. Ages 6+

Playing in the Schubert Theatre November 7 to November 9, 2014

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DEIT November 2014 Workshops

Faculty & Staff:

Check out DEIT’s November offerings for workshops! If you’re new to DeSales and want to learn more about the technology and services the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department offers, be sure to join us for our Distance Education Welcome Chat at 7 PM on November 6, 2014. New to Blackboard or want to brush up on your Blackboard basics? Join DEIT for Blackboard Fundamentals at 7 PM on November 10, 2014. Both workshops will be hosted online via Blackboard Collaborate.


Are you new to DeSales, hybrid, or online learning? Sign up for the New Student Orientation at 7 PM on December 18, 2014. This workshop will be hosted online through Blackboard Collaborate to help fit into your busy schedule.

Sign up for workshops and view more workshop information here: DEIT Workshops.

If you’re interested in a customized workshop or a one-on-one session with a member of DEIT, we are happy to setup a session at a time that is convenient for you. To request a custom workshop session, fill out our Workshop Session Request Form found here: Workshop Session Request Form.