Today: Get Your Flu Shot at DeSales

Flu shots will be available at DSU again this year.

Rite Aid of Hellertown will conduct Flu Shot Clinics on Friday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the DUC; Friday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Gambet Center Room #149 (conference room on the first floor); and again during the Student Journey to Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the DUC.

Those enrolled in Highmark Blue Shield through DeSales University will receive the shot at no charge, however, you must bring your insurance card along with you to receive the shot. Anyone not enrolled in the University sponsored health plan can still receive the shot by providing their insurance card, and Rite Aid will submit directly for payment. Those individuals may or may not incur costs. We have negotiated a special cash price of $32.00 for the Quad flu shots. [Read more…]

News Coverage of Special Olympics Eastern Fall Sectional

Reporters from 69 News came to campus over the weekend to cover the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Eastern Fall Sectional. Click on the links to watch their coverage.

Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes compete in Lehigh County event 
Brothers prepare to volunteer at DeSales Special Olympics
Multi-sport Special Olympian still going after 3 decades 

Questions? janelle.hill@desales.edu

Today: Get Your Flu Shot at DeSales

Flu shots will be available at DSU again this year.

Rite Aid of Hellertown will conduct Flu Shot Clinics on Friday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the DUC; Friday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Gambet Center Room #149 (conference room on the first floor); and again during the Student Journey to Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the DUC.

Those enrolled in Highmark Blue Shield through DeSales University will receive the shot at no charge, however, you must bring your insurance card along with you to receive the shot. Anyone not enrolled in the University sponsored health plan can still receive the shot by providing their insurance card, and Rite Aid will submit directly for payment. Those individuals may or may not incur costs. We have negotiated a special cash price of $32.00 for the Quad flu shots. [Read more…]

Today: Fall Open House

Please join the counselors and nurses for our Fall Open House in the Wellness Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. There will be fall-themed snacks, candy, and giveaways. The first 50 students will also receive a free t-shirt! The Wellness Center is located in the Dorothy Day Student Center. Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, & spirit.

Questions? Aubrey.Herrera@desales.edu

Jaime Gerhart & Sarah Knop to Appear on 69 News at Sunrise Tomorrow

Jaime Gerhart, director of the Center for Service and Social Justice, and Sarah Knop, co-chair of the DeSales Special Olympics Committee, will be on 69 News at Sunrise tomorrow—Thursday, September 27—to discuss the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Eastern Fall Sectional, which will be held on the DeSales campus on Sunday, October 14.

Their interview is set to air at 8:50 a.m. Be sure to tune in!

Questions? janelle.hill@desales.edu

Faculty: Celebrate Intellectual Freedom with Banned Books Week

Faculty – interested in discussing intellectual freedom and censorship with your students? Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29 with the theme “Banning Books Silences Stories.” Launched in 1982 in response to a surge in books being challenged in schools, bookstores, and libraries, Banned Books Week celebrates the “freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

For resources to share with your students, check out Banned Books Week’s list of Educator Resources, the American Library Association’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books lists, and Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books for 2000-2009.

Questions? Katelyn.Manwiller@desales.edu

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Do you enjoy your freedom to read? Then speak out with Trexler Library during Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29 with the theme “Banning Books Silences Stories.” Launched in 1982 in response to a surge in books being challenged in schools, bookstores, and libraries, Banned Books Week celebrates the “freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

Follow along as Trexler Library fights censorship and speaks out for intellectual freedoms with virtual read-out videos on our social media platforms (@desales_trexler). We will be posting videos throughout Banned Books Week of students and staff reading from banned and challenged books. Any students interested in participating in the read-out videos can contact Katelyn.Manwiller@desales.edu.

Questions? Katelyn.Manwiller@desales.edu