Open House Postponement, 11/11

The Admissions Open House originally scheduled for Sunday November 4 has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 11.  If you were planning to participate in the Open House as a DAWG, a faculty presenter or an administrator please plan to join us on November 11.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00 am Mass Connelly Chapel
9:30am Registration Labuda Center
10:00am Welcome (Fr. O’Connor) Labuda Center
10:10am International Learning (Brain McDonald) Labuda Center
10:15am Student Panel Labuda Center
11:00am Campus Tours
12:00pm Lunch University Center
1:00pm Academic Presentations (Faculty) Various Locations
2:00pm Academic Presentations (Faculty) or Athletic Presentation or Admissions/Financial Aid Presentation or Transfer Presentation Various Locations

Questions? Mary.Birkhead@desales.edu

Blackboard Open Forum, 11/7

The DEIT and Academic Technology ad-hoc committee recommendation to adopt Blackboard Learn in AY 2013-14 was approved by the Academic Oversight Committee on October 24, 2012. DEIT will initiate the pilot and migration process in January 2013 and work closely with all departments and academic programs to ensure a smooth transition from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn.

After extended investigations, it seems clear that Blackboard Learn will provide the best options for meeting the needs of DeSales University’s growing distance education audience and for supporting our global learning initiatives and day-to-day administration of academic programs.

If you would like to learn more about Blackboard Learn, please join a Blackboard Open Forum on Wednesday November 7, 2-3 PM in the Air Products Room in Trexler Library and have your questions answered by a Blackboard expert.  Also stay informed by subscribing to DEIT’s Word of Mouse blog at http://blogs.desales.edu/deit/.

Questions? deit@desales.edu

Last Character U Keynote, 11/7

Character U keynote, former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro, November 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room in the DUC.

In 2000, Taliaferro joined the Penn State Nittany Lions football team as one of the top-rated freshmen of the 2000 recruiting class. Taliaferro earned playing time as a true freshman for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, despite Paterno’s well-documented tendency to redshirt freshman players.

On September 23, 2000, while playing in only the fifth game of his college career, Taliaferro sustained a career-ending spinal cord injury while tackling tailback Jerry Westbrooks during Penn State’s game versus Ohio State. Taliaferro’s helmet had hit Westbrooks’ knee during the tackle, bursting the fifth cervical vertebra in his neck and bruising his spinal cord. Unable to control his fall, the crown of his helmet hit the turf and his body rolled awkwardly over his neck. Taliaferro was paralyzed on the hit, which left him with no movement from the neck down.

Taliaferro was only given a 3% chance of ever walking again.  After eight months of rehab, Taliaferro had learned to walk again.

Questions? Chad.Serfass@desales.edu

Postage is now available at the DSU Mailroom

Good News!  The Mailroom is now selling postage.

If you have personal letters, large envelopes, or packages to mail, we can help you out.  The Mailroom will be accepting cash only as payment for postage.  Your mail will be run through our postage machine and mailed out the same day.

This is a Monday through Friday service. Window hours for same day service is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Questions?  Margaret.Huber@desales.edu

Child Advocacy Center Fundraiser

Do you want to help a child who has suffered from abuse and neglect?  The Physician Assistant Student Society is collecting donations for the Child Advocacy Center in Allentown.  The Child Advocacy Center is a place for children, who suffer from abuse and neglect, to stay as they transition to foster homes. Children being removed from their families are not allowed to take any of their belongings with them.  To help them, we are collecting donations to provide these children with backpacks filled with new belongings that they can call their own.

What to donate:

  • Backpacks
  • School and craft supplies
  • Toys or hobby items (cards, puzzles)
  • Books, magazines, coloring books
  • Toiletries, personal hygiene supplies
  • Stuffed animals
  • DVDs, CDs
Donations will be collected through November 9th in the boxes in Dooling, McShea and the PA building.

Questions? E-mail Jessie at jg9951@desales.edu