Salesian Quote of the Day

Annecy, France is the “Venice of the Alps” and the time honored place where St Francis de Sales served as Bishop and the location of the first community of the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary. Walk down the long hill to the quaint town and head for the Lake of Annecy, a perennial place of beauty as well as boating, fishing and swimming, surrounded by the foothills of the Alps. The narrow streets of the old city are packed with cheese and charcuterie shops, ice cream stands, bakeries, cafes, and even chocolate shops.


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

Dining Daily: Pre-Order Your Food For The Big Game

The match-up is set, now it is time to get your food selection together for this year’s big game! Order our Party Pack of one pizza, one dozen wings, one bag of chips, and two 20 oz. sodas for your watch party for just $39.99. Place your order at the DUC Food Court registers by January 29!

Menus For Tuesday, January 21:


  • Salad: Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Salad
  • Bistro: Baked Chicken Ziti, Citrus Herb Crusted Cod, Cubano Tuscano Melt, Golden Rice Pilaf, Brussels Sprouts, Red Pepper and Garlic Beans, Waffle Fries
  • Gambet Lunch: Meatball Parmesan Sandwich and Mac & Cheese


  • Saute: General Tso’s Bar
  • Bistro: Chicken Cacciatore, Parmesan Plum Tomatoes, Pesto Crusted Flounder, Moo Shu Pork, Brazilian Rice, Steamed Carrots, Broccoli and Cauliflower

*All menus subject to change

Coming Up:

  • Southern Food Day – Jan. 22
  • Big Game Wing Toss – Jan. 30

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Salesian Quote of the Day

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.