WANTED-paid tour guides for the 2012-2013 school year


Are you an energetic and sociable student who loves DSU and sharing your experiences with others?  If so, consider being a PAID Tour Guide for the Admissions Office for the 2012-2013 school year.  Admissions tour guides maintain a weekly schedule and give tours to prospective students and their families.

If you are interested in learning more about the job, or to schedule an interview, please contact Tina Recchiuti, Asst. Director of Admissions, at Tina.Recchiuti@desales.edu no later than April 18

Faculty and staff:

Do you know a student who you think would make a great paid tour guide for the Admissions Office during the 2012-2013 school year?  If so, please email your nominations to Tina.Recchiuti@desales.edu.  This is great opportunity to have your major represented among the tour guides! Please email all recommendations by Monday, April 16.  Thank you!

Questions? Tina.Recchiuti@desales.edu

Kickboxing class tonight, 4/10

The Exercise is Medicine Club will be sponsoring  free kickboxing classes on Tuesdays in April  (April 10,  17, and 24). Classes will be held in Billera at 8:30 p.m. The class will be limited to the first 22 students due to space limitations sign ups will begin at 8 p.m. in the aerobics room.

Please bring a mat (if you have one) for the abdominal toning portion of the class.

The Exercise is Medicine Club’s mission is to increase physical activity and wellness opportunities on DeSales Campus, as well as to spread the message that exercise is essential to health and wellness. If you’d like to keep up to date on all the happenings of the Exercise is Medicine Club, join our facebook group ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeSales-Exercise-is-Medicine/198458160226203?v=info ).

Questions? Rebecca.Kudrna@desales.edu

Golf Clinic

  • Event: Golf Clinic
  • Location: Willowbrook Golf Course
  • Date: April 14 12pm-2pm
  • Ages: 6-15
  • Register By: April 10, 2012
  • Contact (Frank Bertola): desalesgolfclinic@gmail.com

General Info:

The purpose of this clinic is to introduce kids to the sport of golf in an environmentally friendly element that will allow each participant to learn and grow, not only golfers, but as people. Students of Dr. Brett’s facility and event management class will be organizing and running the event. Members of the DeSales golf team will also be present to help with any additional tasks. The clinic will be broken into a two-day clinic, with each day running about 2- 2 ½ hours in length. Kids will be provided with any equipment that will be necessary, and for those that have their own they may bring their own clubs. Kids will be taught how to play golf for the beginners, and for the more experienced skills will be sharpened. The daily activities of the clinic will vary from putting, chipping, and hitting balls at the range. Kids will be challenged in a fun atmosphere where they will be able to compete against their peers for a chance to win prizes donated by Golf Galaxy. On the second day the DeSales Bulldog will make his appearance to interact and give out tricks and pointers to all members of the clinic. Snacks will be provided for all members on both days. For any child that is interested in participating in this free event, please email the email address listed above. Kids should be registered before April 10.

Questions? Daniel.Kelly@desales.edu

Phillies opening day party in McShea today, 4/5

Come out Thursday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. for the Phillies opening day party in McShea! There will be free ice cream and enter a free raffle to win lots of great Phillies prizes. There will be a prize given away every inning so come by all game long!

And don’t forget to sign up for the Big 5 Video Game Tournament on Wednesday April 11 in the DUC! It’s free to sign your team of 5 up and compete in Wii Bowling, Super Smash Brothers, Madden, and Call of Duty  – all on 200 inch projector screens! First place will receive $100 in prizes, second place will receive $50 in prizes and third place will receive $25 in prizes. Sign up by emailing DsuBig5@gmail or register on our Facebook page at Video Game Big 5!

Any questions email Jonathan.Osborne@desales.edu

University Roundtable, 4/11

A University roundtable on health and wellness will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC.  The discussion will focus on developing healthy relationships among the various segments of the campus community as well as making healthy lifestyle choices designed to respond to the stresses of university life.  All members of the University community (faculty, students, staff) are welcome.  Snacks will be provided.

Questions? Dr. Sara Hayik <Sara.Hayik@desales.edu>

Building Enthusiasm for Public Service

University Police modeled the Public Safety, Security & Health Directorate’s (P3) Salesian emphasis on education as essential to public safety. Last Wednesday, Chief Stu Bedics brought together area first responders to give local children an opportunity to ask questions about careers in Public Safety. Pennsylvania State Police, Upper Saucon Township Police, Upper Saucon Township EMS and DeSales’ EMS, DeSales University Police, Lehigh County’s Special Operations Team, Bethlehem City Police, DeSales and Lehigh County Emergency Management units, Lehigh Valley Hospital Special Operations and Aero-Squadron, and Simplex-Grinnell displayed public safety capabilities which awed kids and adults alike. The notion for the event, coming from Student Life, brought together inner city children and DeSales students to fight virtual fires, investigate the inside of an ambulance and a helicopter, meet police horses, eat MREs, sit on a police motorcycle or in a police squad car, converse with various public safety professionals, and just hang out with their DeSales’ best buddies.

The medical evacuation helicopter was sent by our special partner in public safety and the health sciences, Lehigh Valley Hospital. It plunged from the heights to land smoothly in McShea’s parking lot—delighting spectators. The Bethlehem City Police’s Mounted unit also stole the show; everyone wanted to get to know the horses. The mounted officers even patrolled the campus a bit to stretch their horse’s legs and got to know some of our students.

Recently, the DeSales Emergency Management Office’s Search and Rescue Team, known as SAR, sponsored one of the horses through their membership budget. Thus DEMO and the Bethlehem Police have in place a memorandum of understanding which allows the mounted unit to serve on DeSales’ Search and Rescue Team and help train them. One critical requirement of the Clery Act, named in honor of slain Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery, is to prepare to handle the disaster of a missing student. Bethlehem Police’s mounted unit brings an extraordinary skill set to the effort to find a missing person. These mounted officers, with their wives, were also recently seen at our Spring Gala, contributing in their own way to out University’s success.

An awesome day for those committed to public service and public safety: as one parent noted, “It’s good to see that DeSales is on the cutting edge in keeping our kids safe.”

Questions? Mark Plaushin, OSFS, Director, Public Safety, Security & Health, mark.plasuhin@desales.edu

A message from Fr. O’Connor: Tuition 2012-2013

Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,

This past year, the DeSales University community crafted our next Campus Master Plan: 2012-2022.  We will increase our undergraduate student population from 1550 to 1700.  We will offer a new style of campus residence hall.  We will expand and upgrade our athletic fields and playing surfaces.  We will offer additional academic majors and another doctoral program.  We will expand our activities in international learning.  We will renovate Dooling Hall once the business and nursing faculties have moved into the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare Education.  However, we will not change our basic Catholic spirituality grounded in Christian humanism of Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal.  Nor will we lessen our emphasis upon character development and leadership enhancement.  Nor will we do anything to lessen the excellent teaching of our distinguished faculty.  DeSales University is a special place.  We wish only to be a little bit larger.

We will also continue to contain the costs of education.  We will seek to keep our tuition at the middle of the range for private institutions in Pennsylvania.  And we will increase our efforts to raise funds each year for financial aid.  You will be pleased to know that our annual black tie dinner dance on Saturday, March 24 had 777 guests, who each paid $200 for the evening.  The Board of Trustees and other friends covered all the costs for the event so that all the money raised went directly into our scholarship funds.  This is the largest gathering of revelers we have hosted in the thirty-one years of the event.  I will have more to share with you about the new Campus Master Plan: 2012-2022 once it is formally approved by the Board of Trustees at the May meeting.

At the March meeting of the Board of Trustees the following increases for the 2012-2013 academic year were approved: day tuition will increase from $28,000 to $29,000 (3.57%) – an increase that is lower than last year.  Room costs will increase from $5,220 to $5,420 (3.8%).  Board costs for the 7- day meal plan will increase from $5,300 to $5,550 (4.7%).  The resident student- life fee of $400 per semester and the technology fee of $175 per semester increased slightly from last year.  The total for next year is $41,120 (4.0%).

Even with these increases, we continue to hold our undergraduate tuition at the average for a private institution in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This means that you are receiving a superior quality private education for a reasonable price.  Together we will continue to serve your daughters and sons during these difficult financial times.  We are immensely grateful to each of you for the investment you are making in the futures of your children.  We consider your trust in us to be a sacred bond.  We will do all that we can to make sure that the education we provide is worthy of your trust.


Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS


Campus Ministry Announcements

Are you a graduating senior with a family member who is an ordained Catholic priest or deacon? Would you like them to concelebrate at Baccalaureate? Please email Fr. Hanley <John.hanley@desales.edu> as soon as possible so that a proper invitation may be sent to them.

The 11th Annual Hair Drive will take place on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the MAC.  Stylists from local salons will be at the event to do all the haircutting for free.  Hair donations need to be at least 8 inches in length and free from chemical damage. Donations will be sent to Locks of Love: www.locksoflove.org or Pantene Beautiful Lengths: www.pantene.com Please visit each website for specific hair requirements.  Rachael Jasienski, Class of ’04 will also be at the drive doing free make-up application – you can get a complete make-over!

If you plan on donating your hair, please PRE-REGISTER with Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu