Today – How to Be Humble When You’re So Great! (A Living Witness), 12/7

Salesian Insights! As part of the “Noontime Nuggets” series, the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture offers an ongoing seminar about the Salesian approach to life directed by one of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who lives and works at DSU. Bring your lunch and join us as we learn “How to Be Humble When You’re So Great! (A Living Witness)” led by Fr. Daniel Gambet, OSFS. Wednesday, December 7 from 12:00 to 12:45 in the University Center.

Questions: lore.mcfadden@desales.edu

Read & discuss with the Lunch Bunch!

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an information discussion group for interested faculty & staff at DSU
who read a book of contemporary cultural concern and discuss their reviews. Participants need only provide their interest and their thoughts.
The group meets three times in the Spring semester, at six-week intervals.
Each meeting takes place on a Tuesday, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, in the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture.
The SPRING 2012 Lunch Bunch is forming now! For more information visit our webpage and follow the few simple steps. The book choices will be selected on December 10, 2011 … so get your entries in before then!

Questions: lore.mcfadden@desales.edu

How to Be Humble When You’re So Great! (A Living Witness), 12/7

Salesian Insights! As part of the “Noontime Nuggets” series, the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture offers an ongoing seminar about the Salesian approach to life directed by one of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who lives and works at DSU.  Bring your lunch and join us as we learn “How to Be Humble When You’re So Great! (A Living Witness)” led by Fr. Daniel Gambet, OSFS.  Wednesday, December 7 from 12:00 to 12:45 in the University Center.

Questions: lore.mcfadden@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, 12/6 – 12/11

  • Confessions will be held in Connelly Chapel starting at 7pm on Tuesday, December 6. Fr. Hanley will remain in the chapel until all Confessions are heard. As always, Confessions are available on a drop-in basis with Fr. Hanley at any time in his McShea office or with any priest on campus at any mutually convenient time.
  • Thursday, December 8, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation for all Roman Catholics. Masses are 5:00 pm (Vigil on Wednesday) and 12:20 pm and 5 pm in the Wills Hall chapel.
  • Celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Advent: An evening of prayer, fire and fellowship – Thursday, December 8 at 7pm, gather at the Marian Statue (Our Lady of Deliverance, near the Heights) at 7pm for prayer, followed by a candlelit procession to the Alacoque House, where we will let a fire as a symbol of our joyful Advent preparation for the Lord.  The evening of prayer will conclude with fellowship around the fire with hot chocolate, S’Mores and tree decorating. Come and enjoy a peaceful celebration and fun ending of the semester.
  • The final Mass of the academic year, the annual Candlelight Mass, will be Sunday, December 11 at 8pm in Connelly Chapel. There will be no 12:30 pm Mass that day. Regular weekend Sunday Masses resume on campus on January 22, 2012 with the 8 pm Mass.

DSU PA Socieity holiday fundraiser 12/5 – 12/15

The DSU PA Student Society will be organizing a holiday fundraiser from Monday, December 5 to Thursday, December 15 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center in Allentown. The CAC is a non-profit organization established to protect child abuse victims by providing a comforting and safe setting in which they can receive legal, professional, and health services.

Their building was recently damaged by the fall snow storm, and they are in great need of our help during this holiday season!
The following new items will be collected for the children at CAC: backpacks, personal hygiene products (toothbrush, soap, etc.), toys, card games, books, disposable cameras, children’s undergarments, winter hats/gloves, and socks. Boxes will be available for drop-off around campus (PA program building, library, DUC, Dooling, & McShea).

Questions? Contact Anne Marie O’Holla at ao7135@desales.edu.