Vote for PSF in the Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards

On the heels of a fantastic season at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the company would appreciate your vote in the 2012 Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards. The Festival is listed under four different categories in Arts & Entertainment: Arts & Cultural Education, Festival, Live Entertainment, and Performing Arts Center.

Things to Note:

  • Register on to vote for Readers’ Choice.
  • There is only one vote per category per user account (tracked by the user’s e-mail address). After a category is voted for, it disappears from the list of categories.

How to Vote:

  • Click on the Readers’ Choice icon on homepage or log on to Click on the Readers’ Choice icon.
  • Register for a new account or enter your e-mail address/password if you have previously registered.
  • Choose the Ballot Page you wish to vote on (Shopping, Home & Services, etc.).
  • You’ll see the categories listed alphabetically down the left rail. Clicking on a category will bring up a page where users can either type in their vote or click on an advertiser to vote. Ads will show below the voting box in order of ad size on the requested category pages.
  • To vote: you may type your vote in the box or click on an ad’s name to register a vote.

Fall 2012 Dies Academicus – Tuesday, August 21

Dies Academicus will be held on Tuesday, August 21, from 9:00-10:15 a.m., and coffee and doughnuts will be available beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the McShea Activities Center (MAC). This event is held at the beginning of each semester as an opportunity for faculty members to socialize and engage in an intellectual discussion.

The article chosen by DeSales division heads as a catalyst for this semester’s discussion is “What the Best College Student Did” by Dr. Ken Bain, published by Harvard University Press, August 2012. Fr. Peter Leonard, dean of graduate education, will moderate the discussion.

You may access the article at as well as an excerpt from Wall Street Journal:

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher R. Cocozza, chair, Academic Oversight Committee, at

Professional Development Workshops

In August we offer a series of workshops to help you get ready for the new academic year. Join us to learn the new features in ANGEL 8.0 and Blackboard Collaborate 2011, explore tools and strategies for designing hybrid courses and building online interactivity, and discover different ways to use SMARTBoard and iPad in your classroom.

Register for a DEIT workshop at And stay in touch by subscribing to our blog at

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Ash Wednesday is February 22

Masses with Distribution of Ashes will be at 12:05 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the Wills Hall chapel.

There will be BRIEF prayer services with Distribution of Ashes at 7:55 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 1:55 p.m., 2:55 p.m., and 3:55 p.m. in the Wills Hall chapel.


Fun on Valentine’s Day

Single and Ready to Mingle – Tuesday, February 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kender Conference Room

Come dressed to impress and ready to meet new people during this speed dating and mingling time. Participants will have a chance to win gift cards to fun places as well as tickets to an upcoming semi-formal or formal.

Don’t miss out on the Valentine’s Day fun!


TIAA-CREF Pension Plan – New Options

The Human Resources Advisory Committee, acting in its role as the Pension Plan Investment Council for our 403(b) retirement plan, has approved eight (8) additional investment options in the plan.  These investment options, a series of Lifecycle Funds, will be available as of February 1, 2012.
We have scheduled a series of presentations, to be conducted jointly by TIAA-CREF representatives and our Office of Human Resources on the below listed dates/times.   [Read more…]