TODAY: Avoid the Holiday Eight-Gain—Survive the Holidays Without Breaking the Scale

Food Demo – Avoiding the Holiday Eight Gain

Please bring your lunch and join Chef John today for a Food Demo (including free samples)/Education on how to eat healthy and avoid the Holiday Eight Gain.

Date: Tuesday, November 20

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Wood/Heritage Conference Room (DUC)

This BYOL is brought to you by the DeSales Wellness Task Force

Holiday Eight Gain Flyer

Dining Daily: Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Don’t forget to pick up your Thanksgiving Bake Sale orders! Pick-up will be until 2pm Tuesday, November 20th (today)! Please present your ID at the register to receive your order!

Menu for Tuesday, November 20th


  • Salad: Hot & Honey Popcorn Chicken Salad
  • Bistro: Grilled Beef Gyro with Fresh Toppings Bar, Fried Popcorn Shrimp, Quinoa Pilaf, Orzo with Lemon Butter, Vegetables
  • Grill: Nacho Bar

Gambet Lunch Special

  • Grilled Cheese
  • French Dip Sandwich

Thanksgiving Break Hours of Operation:

Date DUC Sandella’s Skylight Lounge Pulse Café
Tuesday,November 20 7:00am-2:00pm 7:30am-6:00pm 7:30am-1:00pm 7:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday,November 21 Closed Closed Closed Closed
Thanksgiving Break (22-24) Closed Closed Closed Closed
Sunday,November 25 2:00pm-7:30pm 7:30pm-1:00am Closed Closed
Monday,November 26 Normal Operating Hours Normal Operating Hours Normal Operating Hours Normal Operating Hours

Winter Minimester Courses For Traditional Day Students

A Winter Minimester will be offered through the ACCESS Program from December 23 through January 12

These are three-week, totally online courses. The cost to register is $1464 per three-credit course ($488 per credit). Costs for these Winter Minimester courses are NOT part of the regular full-time day semester tuition plan. Visit us on WebAdvisor under 2019 Winter ACCESS. Deadline to register for these courses is December 19, 2018.

The following courses will be available during the 2018-2019 Wintermester:

  • CJ109   Crime and Society: MOT/Social Science
  • CS105  Introduction to Computer Applications
  • CS475  Ethics and Technology: Values Seminar
  • ED313  Literature for Children and Youth: Humanities IV
  • EN104  Composition and Rhetoric II
  • EN110  Introduction to Poetry
  • EN250  American Romanticism: Humanities IV
  • FA334  Classical, Gothic and Renaissance Art: Humanities III
  • FA370  Music of the Modern Era: Humanities III
  • HI202   Western Civilization since 1600 A.D.: Humanities II
  • HI213   American Civilization I: Humanities I
  • MG100 Introduction to Business
  • MK201 Principles of Marketing
  • PL109  Philosophical Thinking: MOT/Philosophy
  • PO302 Democracy in America: Humanities IV
  • PS109  Introduction to Psychology: MOT/Social Science
  • PS240  Human Development
  • SO109  Introduction to Sociology
  • TH109  Catholic Theology
  • TH262  Medicine and Morality


Faculty: Learn How DEIT Can Help You

If you have ideas for doing something new in your day, ACCESS or graduate class, but aren’t exactly sure how to do it, the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department (DEIT) can help! If you want to brainstorm ideas, we can help with that, too! DEIT staff are happy to visit you in your office, or visit us in Dooling 40, call us at 610-282-1100 x2290 or email us at

DEIT can help you with:

  • Smart classroom support
  • Blackboard and other teaching and learning software systems
  • Instructional design
  • Faculty training
  • Video and media services

For more detail on the services DEIT provides see this blog post on DEIT’s Word of Mouse blog.

Faculty Research Reminder

A reminder that if you or your students are conducting research involving human subjects, you must submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and receive approval prior to conducting any research activities.

The IRB website contains useful information, including IRB policies and procedures, the application template, and information about whether or not your study needs approval.

The website can be found at:


Upcoming DEIT Workshops

The Distance Education and Instructional Technology (DEIT) department is hosting the following upcoming workshops:

Course Makeovers

  • Monday 11/26, 3PM in Dooling 40
  • Wednesday 11/28, 7PM ONLINE

Practice Interactive Video System Demo

  • Tuesday 11/27, 12:45PM in Gambet 245
  • Thursday 11/29, 7PM ONLINE

For more information or to register for a workshop, go to

Questions? Contact DEIT at or 610-282-1100 x2290

Undergrad & Grad Students – do you need writing & citing help?

Are you struggling with writing and citation for those upcoming research papers? Trexler Library is here to help!

In conjunction with the ARC, Trexler is hosting two informal, drop-in write and cite events – Tuesday, November 27 from 3PM-5PM and Wednesday, November 28 from 6PM-8PM in the Trexler Technology Center (largest computer lab).

This event is open to traditional undergrad, ACCESS, AND graduate students! Librarians and writing tutors will be available to help students with research, writing, and citation. Students can even work on their papers in the lab with us on hand to answer questions as they come up in the writing process. No appointments or finished papers required – drop in at whatever point you need help.

If you have questions, contact Trexler Library at or x1266.