Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancisWhile they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Matthew 14:22-24

Volunteer Clients Needed for Senior Sport & Exercise Physiology Majors

The senior Sport & Exercise Physiology majors are looking for volunteer clients for their capstone projects. Volunteers will meet with our seniors 3-6 times between April 3 and April 25. All ages, all fitness levels, all goals are welcome. It will be completely individualized to your needs and goals. You will schedule individualized meeting times that fit your schedule and the students’ schedule.

Our students are prepared to address issues like:

1) Strategies for lifestyle change
2) General or specific fitness goals
3) Exercise programs for prevention or management of stable health conditions like hypertension, osteoporosis prevention, and others
4) Or just join for a few new fun workout ideas


Local Musicians Featured at John Paul II Arts Event, 4/3

The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University continues to honor Saint John Paul II with its annual memorial Arts & Culture series event. This year the event is part of the Inauguration of Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS.

This year the Salesian Center welcomes local musicians Austin Nick Piel and Maddie Hallman to campus. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the DeSales University Center on the University’s main campus in Center Valley. This event is free and open to the public.

Piel is a young musician from Center Valley, Pa. who has been singing since he could speak. Piel’s love for music and performance sparked in middle school, winning the 2015 Freddy Award for his performance in the Southern Lehigh play The Drowsy Chaperone. Piel studies computer science at the University of Maryland.

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Dining Daily – Check for Easter Break Hours!

Hoppy Easter from DeSales Dining! The DUC will close at 2 p.m. today, March 29, and reopen at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 2. 

Menu for Thursday, 3/29/2018


  • Salad: Sage Roasted Chicken Salad
  • Bistro: Corn Flake Cod Sandwich, Open Faced Roast Turkey Sandwich with Gravy, Curried Tofu with Jasmine Rice, Rosemary Parmesan Fries, Vegetables
  • Grill: Chicken Parmesan Bar
  • Grill LTO: Asian Grilled Skirt Steak & Mushroom Sandwich
  • Deli LTO: Broadway Deli Triple Threat Sandwich-Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Turkey & Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye Bread with Creamy Cole Slaw & Thousand Island Dressing

Dinner: Closed

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“Treasures in the Woods” – A Theatre Tea Talk Exploring Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods

The Division of Performing Arts continues its annual Theatre Tea Talk, this year in conjunction with its April production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairy-tale musical “Into the Woods.”  The tea talk, scheduled for Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the University Center is offered as an enrichment event prior to the opening of the production on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

Head of the Division of Performing Arts and noted Sondheim scholar, John Bell, will take you on a deeper journey into Sondheim’s masterpiece. Joining Bell will be special guests Megan Duran (mezzo soprano) and Justen Blackstone (baritone) who will sing excerpts from the musical which illuminate key points addressed in the talk.

John Bell is a noted Sondheim scholar having performed a professional internship at the Old Globe Theatre on the world premiere of Into the Woods and having been widely published and served as a guest editor of The Sondheim Review and Everything Sondheim. [Read more…]