March DEMO training: When Lightening Strike: Shots Fired on Campus

It can’t happen here! Well, we hope you are right, but this year’s emergency management sustainment training course supports Ramah, the Emergency Management Office’s Prevent and Counter Violence Program.

**$25 gift card to the student who is first to call Ext. 2242 and explain why the prevent and counter violence program is called Ramah.**

If you have not already received this training, please see if one of the following days and times will work for you. Additional classes will be announced throughout the year. Employees are expected to attend one of these classes, since it is the basic lock-down training class; however students, friends and neighbors are encouraged to attend this and follow-on classes as their schedule permits.

DEMO is offering the first class, When Lightening Strike: Shots Fired on Campus, in the Trexler Room at the University Center on any of the following days/times. The class is one hour and we hope there is sufficient variety in times and days that you will be able to schedule one of the following dates: [Read more…]

Vera Bradley Bingo, 3/20

The DeSales University Lions Club and Psychology Club are hosting a Vera Bradley Bingo in the University Center on Sunday, March 20. Doors will open at noon and the event starts at 1. It costs $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For more information or to buy tickets please contact Justin Wood 215-880-9029 or or Brittany Trojan at 267-987-0067 or

Ushers needed for May Baccalaureate and Commencement

Student Affairs is looking for staff members, freshmen, sophomore, and junior students to help usher at Baccalaureate and Commencement on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Your help will be greatly appreciated! Responsibilities include collecting tickets, handing out programs, and directing guests to their appropriate seats. If you want to see your friends graduate, this is your best chance. Ushers do not need tickets. Details about meeting times, dress code, etc. will be emailed to you as the date approaches.

If you are able to help out on this very special occasion, please email Lois Weber at

Salesian Insights, today 3/3

As part of the Noontime Nuggets series we offer 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. Our next session, Thursday, March 3, 2011 at noon will be held in the G. White Pavilion, DeSales University Center and is titled “A Volatile Subject … Dealing with Anger” led by Fr. Alexander Pocetto, OSFS and Senior Salesian Scholar at the Center for Faith & Culture.

“Depend upon it, it is better to learn how to live without being angry than to imagine one can moderate and control anger lawfully; and if through weakness and frailty one is overtaken by it, it is far better to put it away forcibly than to parley with it; for give anger ever so little way, and it will become master, like the serpent, who easily works in its body wherever it can once introduce its head.”  — Introduction to the Devout Life, III:8