Support Pod 7’s Service Project: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Character U’s Pod 7 will be representing DeSales this Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, happening at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (with the walk beginning at 9 a.m.). Freshmen and their mentors will be assisting in registration and other administrative activities, as well as working at the children’s activities tent and cheering on participants! Pod 7 has also been collecting donations in the DUC during lunch hours, so stop by this Wednesday between 11-2 to learn more about the event or make your contribution. Making Strides is free to sign up for, using the link below; support a wonderful cause and show your DeSales pride in our community!

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY17EC?pg=entry&fr_id=84679

Questions? jl6374@desales.edu

Service Projects: Halloween Edition!

In need of service hours, a Character U point, or feeling the giving spirit? Below are our service projects this week. Please email jaime.gerhart@desales.edu if you want to attend an event.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Halloween Decorating: McShea 119A, anytime between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., stop by to decorate McShea
Wednesday, Oct. 25: Halloween Decorating: McShea 119A, anytime between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., stop by to decorate McShea
Thursday, Oct. 26: Halloween Decorating: McShea, 119A, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26: Trick-or-Treat @DSU, meet in McShea Commons and guide 200 children around campus from 3:00-5:30 p.m., and clean up 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27: Make Mats for the Homeless, 3-5 p.m. in the McShea Commons
Friday, Oct. 27: McShea 119A, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., help clean up Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 28: Habitat for Humanity, 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided) and must RSVP

Questions? jaime.gerhart@desales.edu

DUC Lot Closing Tomorrow

DeSales is hosting a large event in the DUC on the morning of Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The parking lot will be closed at 6 a.m. and will remain so until 9 a.m. The lot will remain congested until 1 p.m. Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall as needed.

More than 200 attendees are registered.

Questions? Michael.Latham@desales.edu

Nicaragua and South Africa Global Service Application Available on ENGAGE!

Interested in going to Nicaragua over Spring Break or South Africa from May 20 – June 6? Students may apply for the trips on ENGAGE by November 17.

Directions: Log on to MyDSU, Click on ENGAGE (should be on the right side of the screen)
Click on Organizations, Find Center for Service and Social Justice (join the org)
Scroll down the CSSJ page and under Forms is the Global Service Trips 2018 application.

Questions? jaime.gerhart@desales.edu. All applications must be completed in their entirety with a reference letter.

 

Tomorrow: Agape Latte Featuring Bishop Alfred Schlert

Agape Latte is an on campus coffee-house inspired speaker series, where the focus is on stories of self-sacrificial, all encompassing love. Cathy Ritter (musical theatre major) will be the live entertainment at 7:30 p.m., and Bishop Alfred Schlert will deliver his presentation: “Feed My Sheep – Loving your Vocational Call” around 8 p.m.

There will be free coffee, dessert, Fair Trade chocolate, and a t-shirt raffle.

Freshmen will receive both an Academic and St. Francis de Sales Point for attending this event.

Questions? Magdalene.Riggins@desales.edu

Today: Philosophy and Theology Department’s Lecture Series

The Philosophy and Theology Department invites you to attend the first lecture in its annual Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 24 at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the DeSales University Center. Dr. Rodney Howsare will offer a paper entitled “Flannery O’Connor and the City.” He describes his lecture as follows:

“Cities tend to signify the northernization or secularization of the South in the work of Flannery O’Connor. She described the South as ‘Christ-haunted,’ and the rest of America as on the path to secularistic nihilism. This lecture will discuss the role of the city in O’Connor’s fiction, primarily with regard to her two novels: Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away.

Please join us for this inaugural lecture of the 2017-2018 academic year. Refreshments provided.

Questions? stephen.loughlin@desales.edu