The “Salesian Spirit” Essay Contest

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an essay contest for the DeSales University community. Any member of the DeSales University community (faculty, administration, staff, student, or alumnus) may submit an essay. The contest takes its theme from the Church’s celebration of World Day of Social Communications, which takes place in most countries on the Sunday before Pentecost. The theme for this year is “The truth will set you free. (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace.”

Essay guidelines

Learn more

Questions? Lore.Mcfadden@desales.edu

ACCESS Winter Minimester

Winter Minimester Courses For Traditional Day Students

A Winter Minimester will be offered through the ACCESS Program from December 23 through January 13

These are three-week, totally online courses. The cost to register is $1422 per three-credit course ($474 per credit). Costs for these Winter Minimester courses are NOT part of the regular full-time day semester tuition plan. Deadline to register for these courses is December 20, 2017.

The following courses will be available during the 2017-2018 Wintermester:

  • CJ109 Crime and Society: MOT/SS
  • EN104 Composition and Rhetoric II
  • EN110 Introduction to Poetry
  • EN250 American Romanticism: Humanities 4
  • FA334 Classical, Gothic, Renaissance Art: Humanities 3
  • FA370 Music of the Modern Era: Humanities 3
  • HI202 Western Civilization since 1600 AD: Humanities 2
  • HI213 American Civilization 1: Humanities 1
  • MG100 Introduction to Business
  • PL109 Philosophical Thinking: MOT/PL
  • PO302 Democracy in America: Humanities 4
  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology
  • PS240 Human Development
  • SO109 Introduction to Sociology: MOT/SS
  • TH109 Catholic Theology
  • TH262 Medicine and Morality

Questions? Joann.Haws@desales.edu

Advent by Candlelight, 12/15

An evening of prayer, reflection and song for DSU Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Friday, December 15, 2017 • 6:30pm • Kender, McShea.

In an elegant atmosphere, lit only by candlelight, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with plentiful appetizers (6:30pm-7:30pm), followed by the Advent Reflection (7:30pm – 8:30pm).

Theme: Around the Manger
Experiencing the birth of Christ through the eyes of the Shepherds, the Wise Men and the Stable Owner.

Personal Reflections and Poetic Readings by the following:

  • Jill Arrington, Assistant General Manager PSF, ‘11
  • Dr. Eric Hagan, Director of DEIT
  • Kevin Barry, ‘01
  • Margaret Chovanes, DSU mom of Michael ’11 and Caitie ‘15
  • Robert Johnson, ‘16
  • Jimmy Herrighty, Resident Hall Director, ‘15
  • Live music provided by Gabriie Gonzales, ’14

An RSVP is required because space is limited. Each faculty/ staff member may bring one guest.

Questions and RSVP: Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu

Reminder: 2018 Open Enrollment Deadline Friday, December 1, 2017

This is a reminder to all employees that the Open Enrollment period ends Friday December 1, 2017. All changes and elections must be made by this date, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Open Enrollment is online this year through the Jetpay/iSolved system. Please login here to complete your Open Enrollment:https://jetpay.myisolved.com/UserLogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

If you need your password reset, please contact Amy Bower at extension 1660, or at Amy.Bower@desales.edu .

In order to have a spouse covered on medical insurance, we must also have the Spousal Coordination form turned in by the deadline.

 

To those of you who attended our Open Enrollment Fair on November 7th or 8th, thank you! It was wonderful seeing everyone.

Below are the raffle winners from the fair:

Paws Bucks Winners:

  • Melissa Carroll
  • Tom Cobb
  • Katherine Grasso
  • Marlene Gubler
  • Linda Zerbe

Giant Gift Cards:

  • Evelyn Disla-Hernandez
  • Pat Rizzolino

Liberty Mutual Prizes:

  • Amazon Gift Card: Barbara Kline
  • Blanket: Lois Weber

ConnectCare3 Basket

  • Stephen Carp

 

Questions? Amy.Bower@desales.edu

 

ACCESS Winter Minimester

Winter Minimester Courses For Traditional Day Students

A Winter Minimester will be offered through the ACCESS Program from December 23 through January 13

These are three-week, totally online courses. The cost to register is $1422 per three-credit course ($474 per credit). Costs for these Winter Minimester courses are NOT part of the regular full-time day semester tuition plan. Deadline to register for these courses is December 20, 2017.

The following courses will be available during the 2017-2018 Wintermester:

  • CJ109 Crime and Society: MOT/SS
  • EN104 Composition and Rhetoric II
  • EN110 Introduction to Poetry
  • EN250 American Romanticism: Humanities 4
  • FA334 Classical, Gothic, Renaissance Art: Humanities 3
  • FA370 Music of the Modern Era: Humanities 3
  • HI202 Western Civilization since 1600 AD: Humanities 2
  • HI213 American Civilization 1: Humanities 1
  • MG100 Introduction to Business
  • PL109 Philosophical Thinking: MOT/PL
  • PO302 Democracy in America: Humanities 4
  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology
  • PS240 Human Development
  • SO109 Introduction to Sociology: MOT/SS
  • TH109 Catholic Theology
  • TH262 Medicine and Morality

Questions? Joann.Haws@desales.edu

Win A Free Study Room in the Library During Finals Week!

Enter to win a chance to reserve a finals week special study room in Trexler Library!

 In the spirit of Thanks-giving, students are invited to share with the DeSales community some of the things for which you are thankful.

Come to the Trexler Library Circulation Desk and ask for a form to list your blessings, gifts, etc.

In exchange, all participants will receive a chance to enter a contest to “win” the use of the Library Conference Room during exam week, 6PM to 1AM,

Sunday through Thursday, December 10 – 14.

But that’s not all!  On the night of your choosing you get free pizza!

Forms and entries are available at the Library Circulation Desk beginning Thursday, November 16 through Monday, December 4.

Come, share and receive.

Questions? Loretta.Ulincy@desales.edu