Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancis

Be very quick to turn away from whatever leads or allurs to lewd conduct, for this evil works without our knowing it and from small beginnings moves on to great difficulties. Such things are always easier to avoid than to cure.  St. Francis de Sales

 

Students: Important Reminders for Christmas Break

·        On Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m., all residence halls will shut down for the break and will open at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14.

·        If you have a final on Saturday, you will need to pack up and leave your residence hall before your final.

·        You will be charged $25 for every 15 minutes you are in the hall past 4:00 p.m. unless authorized to stay by residence life. You must wait in McShea if you plan on being on campus past 4:00 p.m.

·        Under no circumstances will residents be allowed back into the halls during winter break until they reopen for the spring semester. [Read more…]

Retirement Send-Off for Debbie Booros, Dean of Lifelong Learning, 12/7

Please join us in the DUC Hurd Room on Thursday, December 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to wish Debbie Booros a fond farewell on her retirement after 29 years of service at DeSales University. As Dean of Lifelong Learning, Debbie transformed an excellent accelerated classroom-based program for adults into an innovative ahead-of-its-time program that offers courses in hybrid format and entirely online. We are indebted to Debbie for overseeing ACCESS on three campuses – Center Valley, Bethlehem, and Lansdale – and leading ACCESS into the digital age. Let’s show our gratitude by joining her for cake and refreshments on December 7.

Karen D. Walton, Ed.D.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Mathematics

Questions? Jennifer.Vorhis@desales.edu

Summary Annual Report for the LVAIC Group Health Plan

This is a summary of the annual report for the LVAIC Group Health Plan, (Employer Identification No. 23- 7077479, Plan No. 501) for the period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The annual report has been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

The value of plan assets, after subtracting liabilities of the plan, was $5,152,498 as of December 31, 2016 compared to $4,757,692 as of January 1, 2016. During the plan year the plan experienced an increase in its assets of $394,806. This increase includes unrealized appreciation or depreciation in the value of plan assets; that is, the difference between the value of the plan’s assets at the end of the year and the value of the assets at the beginning of the year, or the cost of assets acquired during the year. During the plan year, the plan had total income of $15,664,793. This income included employer contributions of $12,637,829, employee contributions of $3,026,589 and earnings from investments of $375. Plan expenses were $15,269,987. These expenses included $641,782 in admministrative expenses and $14,628,205 in benefits paid to participants and beneficiaries. [Read more…]

DUC Lot Closing Tomorrow

DeSales is hosting large events in the DUC in the morning and evening of Saturday, December 2, 2017. The parking lot will be closed at 6 a.m. and will remain so until 7 p.m. The lot will remain congested until 9 p.m. Overflow parking will be sent to Gambet Hall as needed.

Questions? Michael.Latham@desales.edu

Summary Annual Report for DeSales University Retirement Plan

This is a summary of the annual report for the Desales University Retirement Plan (Employer Identification Number 23-1653718, Plan Number 001) for the plan year 01/01/2016 through 12/31/2016. The annual report has been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Basic Financial Statement
Benefits under the plan are provided by insurance contracts. Plan expenses were $2,145,572. These expenses included $0 in administrative expenses and $2,145,572 in benefits paid to participants and beneficiaries, $0 in certain deemed and/or corrective distributions, and $0 in other expenses. A total of 824 persons were participants in or beneficiaries of the plan at the end of the plan year, although not all of these persons had yet earned the right to receive benefits.

The value of plan assets, after subtracting liabilities of the plan, was $55,272,244 as of the end of the plan year, compared to $51,041,254 as of the beginning of the plan year. During the plan year the plan experienced a change in its net assets of $4,230,990. This change includes unrealized appreciation or depreciation in the value of plan assets; that is, the difference between the value of the plan’s assets at the end of the year and the value of the assets at the beginning of the year or the cost of assets acquired during the year. The plan had total income of $6,376,562, including employer contributions of $1,903,415, employee contributions of $1,161,950, other contributions/other income of $61,888, and earnings from investments of $3,249,309. [Read more…]

Wi-Fi Routers and You, 12/6

New Tech? Need to know how to get connected? Grab your lunch and come join us in the Heritage Room in the DUC on December 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Our final Lunch and Learn of the calendar year will focus on how you connect all those amazing new devices you picked up on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Jake Gadaleta will be leading us on:

  • What is Wi-Fi and why should you care?
  • Do you even need a router? How can you tell?
  • Range considerations and making sure you select the right router for the job.
  • Upload and download speeds and why they do and don’t matter.
  • Fios vs. DSL vs. Cable vs. Satellite – what the differences are for ISP service providers
  • Point to point and bus topology and why that matters.
  • What to look for in capabilities and security features.
  • How much will it all cost you?

This brown bag lunch and learn is open to the whole campus. Please sign-up here so we have some idea of how many are coming.

Questions? Kat.Lehman@DeSales.edu

Candy Gram Sale!

Candy Grams are on sale now and can be purchased for fellow faculty, staff, and work study students! Prices are: 1 for $1 and 6 for $5. They will be sold at the DUC until 12/8 from 11-1 and distributed during finals week. All proceeds will go towards funding Raub Middle School’s Autistic Support Class’s field trip.

Questions or if you’d like to make a purchase outside the designated times? erin.oneill@desales.edu