Salesian Quote of the Day


When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what are we, that you are mindful of us, humankind that that you care for us? You have made us a little than the heavenly beings, and crowned us with glory and honour.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:3-9


Spring Break Externship Program, 3/5-3/9

Come to the Career Development Center to join our Spring Break Externship Program! This is a great one-day job shadow opportunity to experience a “day in the life” of a professional in your field of interest. Application is open to all majors.

Externship Program: March 5th – March 9th

Info Session: February 5th – February 16th (in the CDC, Dooling 121)


Faculty Colloquium, 2/7

The February Faculty Colloquium will be an opportunity to continue the discussion, organization and planning of faculty learning communities under the guidance of Dr. Judy Rance-Roney and Dr. Katie Blamey, our of colleagues from the Education Department.

The Faculty Colloquium will meet in the Hurd Room of the DeSales University Center (DUC) at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7th.  Refreshments will be served.

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Tonight: Matt Fradd, Catholic author and speaker, presents “The Man Talk”

Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room, DUC
Male-only audience      Free and open to the public
In the first part of this powerful talk, Matt doesn’t explicitly “teach” the men anything. Rather, he invites the men to listen to powerful, moving, and oftentimes hilarious stories. Then, he poses questions to show the men, or perhaps even to convince them, that who they desire to be, and who God commands them to be, is in fact the same man. In the second part of his talk, Matthew lays out five rules that every man must break if he wants to fulfill his deepest desires and follow God’s commands.

Matt Fradd experienced a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000 and afterward committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus and the Church Christ founded. Matt speaks to about 50,000 people every year, and has been a guest on the BBC, EWTN, ABC, and Catholic Answers Live. He is the founder of the Porn Effect, a site dedicated to exposing the reality behind the fantasy of porn and offering help to those who seek sexual freedom.


Free Worksite Wellness Biometric Screenings for DSU Employees, 2/22 (Online Sign up)

As part of the Annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, 2/22, Highmark will be onsite to conduct biometric screenings between 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This will be a comprehensive fingerstick screening which will include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, glucose, and blood pressure. A minimum 9-hour fasting is required for accurate results. Participants with known diabetes/hypoglycemia should contact their physician before fasting. Take any morning medications as prescribed by your doctor.

All DSU employees are eligible to participate whether or not enrolled in HMBS medical coverage. Please register using the link below:

Employees needing assistance to register may call Integrated Health Customer Service at 1.800.451.6889.


Bulldog Bash Auditions, 2/13

Hey Bulldogs! Are you interested in hosting, performing, or being DJ at this year’s Bulldog Bash? Come audition on February 13 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Trexler room of the DUC. To sign up, please contact Autum Fichter at or stop by Dooling 131.


Tomorrow: How to Give a Good, Well-Designed Presentation

Have a presentation you want to give? Tired of the same old PowerPoint presentations? Not sure where to start? Ever wonder about adding in some multi-media? Then this Lunch and Learn is for you! Kevin McNamara, one of our Technology Ambassadors, will cover how to “storyboard” your presentation, how to decide what platform is best for the information you are presenting, tips on how to maximize visual impact, how to organize your presentation properly, and how to incorporate other elements to make your presentation more interactive and engaging. Today’s employers are looking for people who have great communication skills. What better way to show them than to deliver a well-crafted presentation as your pitch?

Who: YOU! Everyone is invited, and we hope that staff and students alike will attend
What: Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
When: February 7 at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Trexler Room in the DUC

There is no cost, but we would love it if you would sign-up so we have some idea of who is attending:–Learn.aspx.


Character U Keynote Speaker, 2/7

Join us for our first keynote of the semester on Wednesday, February 7th at 3:00pm in the Commonwealth Room when we welcome first-time speaker Matt Fradd to DSU.


Matt Fradd speaks to tens of thousands of people every year. He is the author of several books, including Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialog on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas and The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography.  Matt earned his master’s and undergraduate degree’s in philosophy from Holy Apostles College. His podcasts, Love People Use Things and Pints With Aquinas are listened to by tens of thousands of people every month. Matt lives with his wife, Cameron, and their children in the mountains of North Georgia.