Salesian Quote of the Day


The many troubles in your household will tend to your edification, if you strive to bear them all in gentleness, patience, and kindness. Keep this ever before you, and remember constantly that God’s loving eyes are upon you amid all these little worries and vexations, watching whether you take them as He would desire. St. Francis de Sales


Wellness Fair Raffle Winners

The Wellness Taskforce would like to thank everyone who participated in our Wellness Fair on 2/22 and made this a very successful event! Below are the raffle winners from the fair:

Door Prize:  Fresh Market Gift Card – Mary Birkhead
Nutri Ninja – Ann Michael
Emmaus Run Inn Gift Certificates – Janelle Hill, Sarah Nytroe
Health/Activity Basket – Chris Hewatt
Food Basket – Mary Kate Nealis
Yoga Bag – Diane Furchner

Fit Bit GRAND PRIZE – Dave Merkel

Thanks again to all who attended! Be sure to look out for more Wellness Taskforce events coming soon!


On Display at Trexler Library: Fair Use Week

Have you ever quoted a novel for a paper? Used Google Books? Read Fanfiction? Watched the Daily Show or South Park? Then you’ve benefited from fair use! Monday, February 26-Friday, May 2, 2018 is Fair Use Week, a celebration of the fair use doctrine of copyright in the United States. We’re celebrating with a display in our lobby explaining fair use, how students come into contact with it, and providing additional resources.

Fair use is the copyright principle that allows copyrighted materials to be used without the permission of the copyright holder under certain circumstances. This allows students to engage with academic material in papers, new technologies like search engines to be created, and comedians to create parodies of current events.

There are many other ways students come into contact with fair use in their daily lives. Check out our display to see how it influences so much of what you do – from checking email to watching TV shows on your cell phone. And follow us on social media as we discuss fair use throughout this week!

For more about fair use and Fair Use Week, check out


DeSales University Presents 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 on the DeSales campus, is offered as an enrichment event prior to the opening of the production on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. “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, we’re offering both enrichment and entertainment.

“In the past, we have invited outside guests to offer the presentation for the tea talk. This year, I thought I’d take the helm and offer insight on Sondheim’s score – something that is near and dear to my heart” says Bell. When I was in graduate school, I had the opportunity to intern on the world premiere of Into the Woods and so I know the piece very well.” [Read more…]

Looking for a Career in Health and Wellness? Don’t Miss this Expo on 3/14

2nd Annual Health and Wellness Opportunities Expo
All Conference Rooms, DUC
Wednesday, March 14, 2018: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Looking for a career, internship, and job shadow/observation hours in the healthcare & wellness fields? All students are invited: First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students, and Alumni. Prepare your resume and be sure to dress to impress the many employers and recruiters that will be here on DSU’s campus! Check out the employer list on Bulldogs4HIRE to see how your major relates to career opportunities in the healthcare industry.


March P.E.P. Talk – Be Accountable

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Be Accountable.

Sometimes the people closest to us aren’t objective enough to support us in our health and fitness goals. In this issue of PEP Talk, learn how an unbiased health coach will help you keep your healthy goal on track!

And don’t forget that March is National Colorectal Cancer Month. Don’t put off your screenings!

Click Here to Download Your March PEP Talk


Dining Daily

 Menu for Friday, 3/2/2018


  • New England Clam Chowder


  • Saute: Global Chef- Russian Chef Sergei will be sharing his specialties such as Eggplant with Feta Cheese, Salmon in Marinade Sauce, Pearl Barley with Bell Peppers, & a Crepe Station.
  • Bistro: Manicottti with Marinara Sauce, Breaded Pollock, Egg Noodles, French Fries, Vegetables
  • Deli Special: Greek Wrap & Caprese Wrap
  • Grill Special: Beer Battered Cod Sandwich

*Some menu items are subject to change

The DUC will close at 2 p.m. today!  [Read more…]

Water Service Shutdown, 3/4

Please be advised that there will be a planned shutdown of water service to the following buildings between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 

  1. Hurd Science Center
  2. Campbell Hall
  3. Brisson Hall
  4. Chappuis Hall

Crews will work as quickly as possible to complete the work in an effort to minimize downtime and potential inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to better our critical infrastructure.