Tomorrow: Student Success Workshop – Character U Academic Point

Having trouble getting your essays, written assignments, or research papers started? The DSU Writing Center staff will be sharing information about how you can effectively prepare, brainstorm, and begin writing your college essays.

  • Wednesday, 9/12
  • 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Dooling 208

Freshmen will receive a Character U Academic Point!



DUC Lot Closing Tomorrow

DeSales is hosting a large event in the DUC on the morning of Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The parking lot will be closed at 6 a.m. and will remain so until 10 a.m. The lot will remain congested until 12 p.m. Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall as needed.

More than 250 attendees are registered.


Faculty & Staff: Early Alerts

In an effort to promptly assist students who exhibit behaviors of concern, we encourage all faculty and staff members to make use of the Early Alert form, available from the WebAdvisor Faculty Menu. Concerns may be either academic or personal in nature. Research shows that the first six weeks of each semester are especially critical to a student’s success. Thank you for your assistance!


Dining Daily: Popcorn Chicken Salad, Grilled Cheese, & More!

Menu for Tuesday, September 11


  • Salad: Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Salad
  • Bistro: Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich, Crispy Fried Clam Strips, Four Cheese Penne Pasta Bake, Quinoa Pilaf, Corn Nuggets, Vegetables
  • Deli: Caprese Wrap
  • Grill: Taco Bar

Gambet Lunch Special

  • Cheesesteak Bar


  • Sauté: Bombay Flavors
  • Bistro: Baked Cod, Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta Bowl, Kung Pao Pork, Rice, Vegetables

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Tomorrow: Perfect Your Note-Taking at DeSales Information Technology’s Monthly Lunch and Learn

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WHAT: Digital Note-Taking
WHERE: DUC, Trexler Room
WHEN: September 12, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

It’s the start of the school year and all things academic; time to perfect your note-taking with today’s technology. This lunch and learn, led by our Tech Ambassador (and current senior) Kevin McNamara, has you covered. Come learn about:

  • Platforms
  • Organization
  • Note-taking techniques across disciplines.

If you are struggling to capture what you need in class, then this lunch and learn is for you!

Questions? or ext. 1721

Tomorrow: Character U Keynote with Loretta Claiborne

Join Character U and the Center for Service and Social Justice Wednesday, September 12 at 3 p.m. in the DUC when we welcome our first keynote speaker, Loretta Claiborne.

Loretta Claiborne was the middle of seven children in a poor, single-parent family. Born partially blind and intellectually challenged, she was unable to walk or talk until age 4. Eventually, though, she began to run. And before she knew it, she had crossed the finish line of 26 marathons, twice placing among the top 100 women in the Boston Marathon. She introduced President Bill Clinton at the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games, has won medals in dozens of its events, and also holds the current women’s record in her age group for the 5000 meters at 17 minutes.

Today, Claiborne is a celebrated athlete who was honored in 1996 with ESPN’s ESPY Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Her life is recounted in Walt Disney Productions The Loretta Claiborne Story (originally broadcast on ABC-TV and now on DVD) and in the biography In Her Stride published by WorldScapes. Considering all of Claiborne’s achievements, these are just small steps in her life’s mission to show that persons with intellectual and physical disabilities are equal to those without.