Today: Tutor Tip Tuesday LIVE! – Character U Academic Point


Join the DSU peer tutors for Tutor Tip Tuesday LIVE! – student-led academic success workshops inspired by our weekly Facebook posts.

Freshmen who attend will receive a Character U academic point!

Tuesday evenings – 5:30 p.m. – Dooling 104

TODAY 9/27 – Noteworthy Note-Taking and More! Tips for College Success

  • Come learn about some of the basic strategies you can use to be academically successful in college! Topics that will be covered in this session include note-taking strategies, essential study skills, test-taking tips, and time management.

10/25 – Avoiding the Freshman Freakout! How to Manage your Midterm Madness

  • Feeling stressed out? Join us for an interactive workshop designed to help you analyze your current academic situation and form an appropriate plan of action. This workshop will open your eyes to the importance of utilizing critical resources on campus!

11/29 – Finals Week 101

  • Finals are coming! Are you prepared? Come learn what to expect during finals week, and what you can do to make it a successful one!


Academic Resource Center – Dooling 23

Stand Up for Your Intellectual Freedom Rights! Read a Banned or Challenged Book!

Did you know that in 2015 both Alexie Sherman’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner were challenged in North Carolina?

Did you know that Toni Morrison’s Beloved was challenged in 2016 as was Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

Check out Trexler Library’s Banned Books display in the library lobby, and learn more about award-winning books that have been challenged recently.

The display is part of our participation in the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week.


Tomorrow: Blackboard Grade Center Workshop

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00 p.m. (in person, Dooling 40-2 ) OR 7:00 p.m. (online)

Register at

During this session, led by DEIT’s Chris Hewatt, we will take a peek behind the scenes of Blackboard’s powerful Grade Center tool. We’ll explore the best options for working with percentage and point-based grades, and we’ll cover the basics of creating and managing columns and categories. We’ll also demonstrate how to reorganize contents and how to hide and display specific material from students.

Questions? or 610.282.1100 x2290

Alpha Phi Omega Recruitment Week

Alpha Phi Omega will be hosting Recruitment for the fall semester from September 25-28! All are welcome to attend the Recruitment Events AND freshmen receive one Character U point for each event! In order to join, you must attend at LEAST ONE Recruitment Event:

Sunday, September 25 – 6:30 p.m., Kender/Danko
Monday, September 26 – 8 p.m., McShea Commons
Tuesday, September 27 – 7 p.m., McShea Commons
Wednesday, September 28 – 6:30 p.m., Dooling Auditorium

And ONE Information Session:

Thursday, September 22 – 6 p.m., Dooling Auditorium

Wednesday, September 28 – 8 p.m., Dooling Auditorium


Questions? or

DeSales University Phonathon

Love to talk? Want to earn $7.25 an hour?

Join our team of part-time student callers! We are currently hiring for the fall semester (September 28-November 17).

Work Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Gambet 245.

Contact or call ext. 1789 for more info.



Tomorrow: Character U Keynote

Join us Wednesday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room when we welcome Mike Smith to campus.

In his senior year of high school, Mike realized that being ordinary was a choice.

Since then, Mike has never stopped believing that he can do whatever he puts his mind to. That hard work, dedication, and the reckless pursuit of his passions can turn his life into something extraordinary; that he is the only one who can control his legacy.

For more than a decade, Mike has done just that… And he’s never looked back.

From his humble beginnings in Imperial, NE, Mike has since founded two non-profits and influenced hundreds of thousands of youth in high schools, universities, and adults in boardrooms nationwide. Mike lives his life as a “professional teenager” who doubles as a motivational speaker, consultant, and ambassador.


“Spiritual Wellness” at the Employee Wellness Fair, 9/29

Be sure to stop by the Spiritual Wellness table at the Wellness Fair this Thursday to learn more about “Salesian Conversations” – a ministry program for faculty and staff.  Plus, you can enter a drawing to win a Campus Ministry t-shirt.