Faculty/Staff: FREE Yoga and Zumba Classes this Spring

Happy New Year!  What better way to start off the new year than by eating healthy, getting fit, and exercising.  Classes are free to all employees.

  • Yoga with Nan will continue on Mondays and Thursdays at noon in Billera Gym.
  • PM Yoga with Kathy will continue on Mondays at 5PM in the DUC. We will begin at 5:05PM so everyone can get set. Bring a mat and dress workout comfortable!
    • Beginning Monday, January 20
    • And the following dates:  1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, no class 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
  • PM Zumba with Sam will continue Wednesdays at 5PM in the DUC.
    • Beginning Wednesday, January 22
    • And the following dates: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
  • New this semester is Chair Yoga with Kathy on Tuesdays at noon in the DUC
    Come as you are for this relaxing session (12:10PM-12:45PM) with time left after to eat lunch.

    • Beginning Tuesday, January 28
    • And the following dates:  2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, no class 3/17, 3/24, 3/31

Celebrate Feast Week—Tuesday’s Events

Tuesday, January 21: Feast Day Kickoff  

  • 7:30PM — French Wine & Cheese Tasting:  Students only, ages 21and older, are invited to Wills Hall to sample wines and cheeses from the region where St. Francis de Sales lived and ministered.  Fr. Dan Lannen, chaplain, and Fr. Kevin Nadolski, vice president for mission, will host. Seating limited to the first 20 students who sign-up.
  • 9PM — Salesian Bingo: Try and win cash prizes with some of your Oblate staff and faculty members calling the winning numbers in the Dorothy Day Student Union. $200 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Research Participation Opportunity

The DeSales University Doctor of Physical Therapy department is seeking healthy volunteer participants for a project entitled: “Reliability and Validity of the Activ5 smart device in assessing shoulder strength among health adults.  Does Clinical Experience Matter?”

Participation Requirements:

  • Male or female over the age of 18-years-old
  • No history of shoulder surgery of dominant arm within two years
  • No shoulder pain or weakness within the last six months
  • Up to 45 minutes of participation – 1 visit

If these requirements are met, please consider participating in this research study.  If interested, please contact the DeSales DPT program front office by phone (610-282-1100 x1898) to schedule an appointment. Thank you for considering participating in our research.

This study has been approved by the DSU IRB

LVAIC Workshop: Census 2020—How Colleges Count

LVAIC will be hosting an educational presentation and workshop focused on educating the Lehigh Valley higher education community on the importance of participating in the 2020 U.S. Census.

LVAIC will offer two dates and times of the same program:

  • January 23, 2020, 8:30AM – 11AM, DeSales University
  • February 5, 2020, 1PM – 4PM, Moravian College

The presenters for this workshop are:

  • Carole A. Reese, Vice President of Planning & Research, Moravian College
  • Melissa D. Starace, Ed.D., Assistant to the President for Board & Community Relations, Lafayette College

This workshop will help participants better understand the 2020 census, it’s impact on the campuses and community and identify ways to educate others and engage students in the census.

Target audiences include both faculty and staff who wish to know more about the 2020 census and/or are involved in student education and programming.

Registration is available nowhttps://lvaic.org/event/census-education/all/

Tomorrow: Computer Recycling with Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The DeSales University Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will hold its first computer (desktop and laptop)/monitor/keyboard recycling event on the Dooling Hall loading dock at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 21.

The only items not acceptable for recycling are the old CRT monitors- only the newer flat screen monitors will be accepted.

The recycling will be performed at a small factory in Germantown which employs only ex-prisoners.

Questions? Stephen.carp@desales.edu

Faculty/Staff: Recommend a Student for PACE

Calling all faculty and staff for recommendations of students for the PACE (Peers Advising Counseling Educating) Program at DeSales University.  PACE consists of six DeSales University students who deliver a variety of preventative and developmental services to their peers including, but not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing educational wellness programming on a variety of topics (ex. Suicide awareness; healthy relationships; personal safety, etc)
  • Conducting of appropriate counseling intakes and providing counseling to their peers as appropriate
  • Providing appropriate crisis counseling support and referrals.
  • Co-facilitating and coordinating of outreach activities..

Students will be selected for PACE based on perceived potential to learn new skills and benefit from the training provided rather than on extensive prior experience.  We will recruit and select students who possess many of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Are in good academic standing
  • A genuine desire to contribute to the social and personal development of others.
  • The capacity to manage one’s own school life and time successfully.
  • The potential to easily establish rapport with their peers.

The Wellness Center is asking for your help in finding students who are good candidates for this program.  If you know of any students who you feel would be appropriate, please email Wendy Krisak (wendy.krisak@desales.edu) or call (x1462).