R.I.P. Ruth Eicholtz, Grandmother of Kristin Eicholtz

Please join the Career Development family in extending our sincerest sympathy to Kristin Eicholtz and her entire family for the loss of Ruth Eicholtz, Kristin’s grandmother, who passed away on January 5, 2017. Ruth Eicholtz was 99 years young and resided in Florida.

Questions? Kathleen.Krause@desales.edu

Employees: January Commencement Parking Pass

January Commencement will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Billera Hall. If you are participating and would like a parking pass, please contact Liz Swigart in Campus Police at extension 1862.

Questions? Amanda.Yetter@desales.edu or ext. 1348

DeSales Presents Theatre Tea Talk


Panel to Discuss Dynamics of Fear in Association with Production of “The Crucible”

The Division of Performing Arts continues its annual Theatre Tea Talk, this year in conjunction with its upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” Scheduled for Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the University Center on the DeSales campus, the tea talk titled “Witches, Communists, and Terrorists: Assessing Threat in Times of Crisis” is offered as an enrichment event prior to the opening of the production on Wednesday, February 22. “We program the tea talk to illuminate the complex themes in an upcoming production,” says John Bell, head of the division of performing arts. “Our patrons enjoy the opportunity for advance exploration and this year’s theme, in conjunction with Miller’s play, seems particularly resonate.”

“Witches, Communists, and Terrorist” will use Miller’s play as the starting point for three DeSales faculty members to explore fear, threat, and the judicial process. The panel, which will be moderated by DeSales alumni Stephen M. Van Nattan, will feature a group of DeSales faculty members including American history specialist Sarah Nytroe, political scientist Andrew Essig, and retired FBI agent Al Sproule. [Read more…]

Classroom Instructor Computer Software Refresh

The Information Technology Department has refreshed the software on Instructor computers in all public classrooms over the break. If you have software or files that you typically load on Instructor computers in classrooms, you will need to reload this prior to using in your class(es). This only affects public machines, not machines in individual offices. DEIT staff has checked all A/V components in public classrooms to verify proper operation as well. As always, if you have a problem in your classroom, please contact the Help Desk at x4357, via chat on MyDSU, or via email to helpdesk@desales.edu (for non-emergency issues). The Help Desk number, x4357, should be used for classroom emergencies for the fastest possible dispatch of help.

Questions? Patricia.Clay@desales.edu


Employees: Wellness Task Force Lunch and Learn Presentations

New for 2017…..

The Wellness Task Force is offering


for all faculty and staff

To kick off this initiative in January, Karen Peterson, RN, an assistant professor in the Division of Healthcare, will discuss possible reasons why the winter may get us down. It may not have anything to do with holiday credit card bills or New Year resolutions quickly broken. To find out possible reasons and ways to keep yourself motivated to make it to spring, come join us Monday, January 30 at Noon in the DUC.

Can’t wait for spring?

Cabin Fever?

Winter Blues?

Keep an eye out for future monthly LUNCH AND LEARN topics:

February 24 – American Heart Month –Julie Skrzat and DPT students will discuss heart screenings and physical fitness tests.

March 14 – Brain Awareness Week – Julie Skrzat and DPT Students will discuss Alzheimer’s awareness and brain health.

April – Wendi Hontz and PA Students: Activity pending.

May: Lisa Lightcap and Colleen Petrick will discuss Melanoma and Skin Cancer awareness; will tie in with the DSU BBQ

September: Lore McFadden and Nikki Gingrich will conduct a tour of the gym/exercise facilities on campus

October: Amy Bower and Mary Ann Falk will discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

November: Mike Latham and Sodexo will present on healthy nutrition

December – Tim Cox and Kathy Krause will talk on “beating the holiday stress”

Questions? Amy.Bower@desales.edu

2017 Mileage Reimbursement Rate Reduced

Effective January 1, 2017, the University’s business mileage reimbursement rate for travel in 2017 is $0.535 per mile. The rate equals the Internal Revenue Service reimbursement rate for the use of a personal vehicle for business mileage. Please note that mileage from/to home and work is not reimbursable business mileage. Please use the appropriate travel form which is located on MyDSU/Forms & Documents/Business Office.

To ensure reimbursement of expenses, please review the DeSales Business and Travel Expenses Policy located on MyDSU/Forms & Documents/DeSales Documents/Business Office. 

Questions? Debra.Naso@desales.edu

Employees: Weight Watchers at Work – January Kick Off Session

Weight Watchers at Work for employees is still accepting new members for the January kick-off session! Payment of $80 will be due by the first meeting on Thursday, 1/12 @ 12 p.m. in the DUC (Heritage Rm). Checks and credit card payments will be accepted. DSU will reimburse $40 for employees who attend at least 6 of the 8 meetings.

If you are interested in joining, please call Lisa Lightcap (x1369) by Tuesday, 1/10, to sign up or email lisa.lightcap@desales.edu. We must have at least 15 members to run the program.

Questions? lisa.lightcap@desales.edu


January P.E.P. Talk Newsletter



Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and a fresh start for everyone. Take some time to think about your health and your goals for this year. Then, download the January P.E.P. Talk to find tips for starting your healthiest and happiest year yet!

Click here to download newsletter

Questions? Lisa.Lightcap@desales.edu