Be smart – attend a SmartBoard 101 workshop!

Be smart – attend a SmartBoard 101 workshop!  Online version October 26 at 10:00 am and in-person version on same date (October 26) at 3:00 pm.  Become more comfortable using these interactive whiteboards and learning how useful they can be in your classroom.

Go to: to register today!


Haunted House, 11/1

Come down to the Halloween Aftermath Haunted House on November 1, 7-11pm. Tickets are $3 with a DSU student ID, or $5 for the public. Meet at the lobby outside the conference rooms with your pre-purchased tickets, or purchase them there. Buy your tickets this week in the DUC, and get priority admission. Just show the number on the back of your ticket when you arrive and get bumped up to the earliest ride.

If you have questions, contact Brittany Trojan, or stop by the table in the DUC and ask.

Children’s Halloween party, 10/27

Children’s Halloween Party is Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-8:00pm

Volunteers are needed to help decorate for the annual Halloween Party Monday-Wednesday of this week.  Students can volunteer to decorate between 9am-5pm and 8pm-10pm.  Staff and faculty are welcome to bring their families to the Halloween Party – children are escorted to all of the residence halls for fun, games and of course, candy!

If you would like to attend, please email

Commitment, competence, compassion: join SAR

The DeSales Search & Rescue Team (SAR) Commander is seeking men and women who want to serve the community during emergencies!  Consider volunteering today. We are looking for faculty, staff, or students to serve as team members now. Necessary equipment, training, and opportunities to deploy are provided.

SAR is a unit within Executive Directorate for Public Safety, Security & Health and operationalize DEMO’s vehicle 8199T in a variety of emergent situations.

Time commitment will be minimal, consisting of training opportunities, occasional meetings, and emergency response. If you are interested and want more information, send your name, any background you feel pertinent, and your cell phone number and carrier to Dave Seip at

Note: SAR replaces CERT as a DEMO organization and all CERT members are invited to continue their relationship with the emergency response community by joining SAR.

Questions? or ext. 1707

DeSales National Security Track/Club speaker event, 10/26

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm in the Hurd Room in the DUC the DeSales National Security Track/Club will host guest speaker Dr. William Nolte.  Dr. Nolte will speak on the topic of “Prospects for the Intelligence Community in the Face of Budget Reduction.”  He currently serves as Research Professor for Intelligence Research and Education at the University of Maryland.  During his 30-year career in the Intelligence Community Dr. Nolte held a number of senior positions in various government agencies including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.

Questions?: For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Essig, associate professor of Political Science at ext. 1632 or

Announcing: New Additions to our TIAA-CREF (403b) Retirement Plan!

The Human Resources Advisory Committee, in its role as the TIAA-CREF Investment Committee has approved the addition of new investment options to our current offerings in the DeSales 403b plan.  Effective January 1, 2012, eligible employees participating in the TIAA-CREF (403b) retirement plan will be able to choose from a number of Life Cycle Funds which have been added to our investment elections.

To learn more about Life Cycle funds and our TIAA-CREF plan, we will be conducting two Human Resources Communication Sessions open to all employees.  These meetings will be held on the following dates/times/locations:

·  Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Trexler Conference Room of the University Center
·  Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 11 am to Noon in the Commonwealth Room of the University Center

Come with your questions and bring a friend!


Faculty, are you willing to “get pied” for a cause?

The Student Nurses Association is asking for volunteers for Pie a Professor on Wednesday November 16 at 7:00 pm in the Hurd room in the DeSales University Center. A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Smile, which is a non-profit organization that provides cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for children throughout the world. This will be a school-wide event, so we are looking for faculty from all departments. A bidding system will be used to determine who gets pied, so a volunteer would only be pied once. Please pass along this information to your fellow co-workers.

If you are interested please contact Emily Joyce, treasurer at