DeSales in the News

Last Friday, Dr. Tahereh Hojjat, professor of economics, was interviewed by WFMZ about unemployment rates:

Yesterday’s Morning Call had a feature on esports, mentioning our new program as well as others. DeSales student Hubert Whan Tong was interviewed. Although she is not quoted, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Karen Ruggles, provided a lot of the info:


VOTE – Election Day Is Today!

Today is Election Day! Confused on how to vote? Below are some simple instructions. First, not sure who to vote for or where you vote? Got to, which will show you where to vote and information on the candidates running for office.

Registered to vote with DeSales Address? Poll Center is:
5500 Camp Meeting Rd, Center Valley from 7am-8pm

No Car? No problem!
DSU will offer transportation from the Commons in the Student Union from 9:30am-5:00pm.
Email with any questions.

For FIRST-TIME VOTERS, you must have a form of ID, it does not need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Pennsylvania driver’s license or PENNDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the US Government
  • US Passport
  • US armed Forces ID
  • Student ID (have with you if voting with DeSales address)
  • Employee ID
  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth that shows name and address
  • Non-photo ID issued by the US Government that shows name and address
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill that shows name and address
  • Current bank statement that shows name and address
  • Current paycheck that shows name and address
  • Government check that shows name and address

Presentation: Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership, 11/14

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
DeSales University Center
No registration required

Author Jim Nevada
Author Jim Nevada will be on campus talking about his book Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. DeSales University Center, no registration required.

You are invited to hear a presentation from author and business consultant Jim Nevada about his book Inviting-Purpose Driven Leadership.

The book is designed to enable leaders to appreciate the rationale for placing purpose and people at the foundation of their leadership approach. It provides a simple, but practical, framework that can be applied across organizations of all types.

Freshman can earn a Character U point for attending.

Jim will present examples of what leading organizations are doing to engage their people and deliver exceptional results, from Apple to General Electric to Southwest Airlines, and many others.

Jim has spent 25 years in executive roles, including president and chief financial officer at WSP, a global civil engineering firm; Atkins, a UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy, and Skelly and Loy, Inc.



Thursday: FREE Movie and Popcorn! *Character U Points*

The Salesian Center will be hosting a special movie presentation during the Reel to Real series on Thursday, November 8 in the Gambet auditorium at 7 pm.  

Collateral Beauty is the feature film, and tells the story of a man retreating from life after a tragedy, and begins to question the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

The event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Character U points available for attending!


Tonight: Agnes de Mille and Her Legacy in Concert Dance

When: Tuesday, November 6, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Dooling Auditorium

Please join the Dance Department in a discussion of the work of American dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille.  Best known for her choreography of the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel, de Mille is credited with creating the first truly American ballet Rodeo. The event will start with a special screening of her 1942 ballet Rodeo followed by a panel discussion led by dance faculty Julia Mayo. Panelists will include Paul Sutherland, an official répétiteur of Rodeo, Kathleen Moore Tovar, former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, and Beatriz Rodriguez, former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. Each artist will discuss their experience working directly with Agnes de Mille and the impact of her work on their careers.

Questions? Please contact