Resident Advisor nominations deadline 11/30

The DeSales Office of Residence Life is requesting nominations for the position of Resident Advisor for the 2012-2013 academic year. We are looking for students who possess a healthy self-awareness, humility, as well as empathy and compassion for their peers. Here is a link to DeSales Resident Advisor website that outlines the main responsibilities of the position:

desales.edu/RA

If you would like to nominate any student(s), please contact Gene Malloy (gene.malloy@desales.edu) with the student’s name and a brief description of why you feel they would be a good fit for the Resident Advisor position. Any students nominated will receive a personal message encouraging them to participate in the upcoming Resident Advisor selection process. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 30.

Our office has been fortunate to select our staff from a quality candidate pool, which has been in large part due to assistance from DeSales faculty and staff. Please help us continue to select and develop an outstanding Resident Advisor staff.

Questions? gene.malloy@desales.edu

NEW! On-line pay advices

University personnel now have the ability to view pay advices online. Please follow the instructions in this AD Computer DeSales University ESS registration document to enroll in the service. Note that you will need your employee number as assigned in AD Computer’s payroll system to enroll; this number is located in the upper left hand corner of your pay advice.

We encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. Beginning in January 2012, the University will no longer issue paper advices to all individuals who use direct deposit.

Questions? Contact Carol Ritter in Payroll at x1256.

Export University Program, 12/5

DeSales faculty and students are invited to the third Export University Program on Monday, December 5 in the University Center. The program is free for DeSales students and faculty.

This program is a series of practical education workshops on exporting designed by the District Export Council associated with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.  The upcoming presenters will cover the topics of EU Standards and CE Marketing.  International Business majors and/or Business students will find this supplementary education valuable for broadening their horizons globally.   For more information, you may visit desales.edu/exportu.

Contact Dr. Tahereh A. Hojjat at ext. 1254 or Dr. Charles G. Jobs at ext. 1217.

Harry Morra, Character U Keynote, 11/16

Harry Morra, final Character U Keynote for the semester, November 16 at 3:00pm Trexler Room in the DUC

Since 2009, Harry Morra has been an assistant coach at DeSales University. Over the past nine years the DeSales University men’s basketball team has garnered an overall record of 195-65, ranking them tied for ninth among more than 400 NCAA Division III institutions sponsoring men’s basketball over that time frame. In 2009, DSU played in the DIII Elite 8 and in 2010, DSU played in the DII Sweet 16 under the direction of head coach Scott Coval. Harry has traveled extensively to start basketball leagues for children and help teach them lifelong lessons.

Questions? Chad.Serfass@desales.edu

You must complete the new Payroll Tax Form by 12/9

On January 1, 2012, a new Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulation known as Act 32 becomes effective; it requires every Pennsylvania employer to ensure that local Earned Income Taxes are properly withheld. In an effort to make this process as efficient as possible, the Commonwealth has designed a numerical system in which each political subdivision is assigned a unique 6-digit PSD number.

Under Act 32, every employee must complete a Residency Certification Form. A copy of this Form can be found on the front page of AD Computer’s website; you will only need to complete the “Employee Information – Residence Location” section. You can also ignore the “Resident EIT Rate” box in that section.

AD Computer’s website also contains a link to the Commonwealth’s PSD Code Lookup service that you can use to determine the PSD code to include on your Residency Certification Form. (You may need to temporarily allow pop-ups to properly use this Lookup.) A P.O. Box cannot be used for either the Form or the Lookup; you must use a street address.

Please submit your completed Residency Certification Forms to Carol Ritter in Payroll as soon as possible, but no later than December 9, 2011.

Questions? Sweetana, Michael <Michael.Sweetana@desales.edu>

From Campus Ministry…

  • “Be Fed” returns— a lunch-hour session of food and spiritual reflection will begin Tuesday, November 15th at 12:30 pm in the Danko room in McShea Center. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. The other dates for this semester are Nov. 22 and 29 and Dec. 6 and 13th. Join us for free food and thoughtful spiritual reflection.
  • Due to the preparations for the annual Gaudeamus Service and its new extended performance dates…
  • Connelly chapel will be closed from Monday, November 28th through Saturday, December 10th. It will re-open on Dec. 6th at 7 pm for Advent Confessions and Sunday, December 11th for the final 8:00 pm Mass of the semester.
    No More Tuesday Evening Confessions will be heard until December 6th at 7 pm.
    For private prayer, please use the chapel of the Oblate community in Wills Hall during the closure of Connelly chapel.
  • Tuesday, November 15th, will be the last Tuesday Evening Confessions for the year, with the exception of December 6th. You may always celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation anytime on a drop-by basis with Fr. Hanley at his office in McShea or with any priest on campus at a mutually convenient time.
  • The final Friday Eucharistic Exposition for the semester will be this Friday, November 18th. It will resume in the second semester.
  • Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics will be 5:00 pm (Vigil) on Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th at 12:20 pm and 5:00 pm. All Masses will be in the Wills Hall chapel
  • Schedule for final WEEKEND Masses of the year: Nov. 27th—8pm only; Dec. 3—5:30 pm (Wills Hall); Dec. 4—12:30 pm only; Dec. 11—8pm only. Masses on campus will resume on January 22nd at 8 pm only.

Questions? Contact John.Hanley@desales.edu