Theology of the Body, Brew ‘N Believers and Women’s Retreat

The Theology of the Body Discussion Group kicks off this Sunday at 9:30pm in the Kender Conference Room. The group will be discussing the book, “Men and Women are From Eden” (Provided FREE!). For more information contact Samantha Hennis, Campus Ministry Intern at:

Brew ‘N Believers is a program for young adults sponsored by the Allentown Diocese. Campus Ministry is sponsoring a trip to Brew ‘N Believers on Tuesday, Sept. 20 to the Keystone Pub in Bethlehem. Transportation will be provided and Campus Ministry will pay for your food! The guest speaker is Susan Cordero and the topic is: Forming the Person through a Moral Life.  Let Maggie know if you want to go!

Women’s Retreat is next weekend – Friday, Sept. 23 to Saturday, Sept. 24. Cost is $30. Theme: The Beauty of Womanhood. To sign up, email Maggie by Tuesday!


DeSales Cheerleading Squad info session, 9/20

If you’re interested in trying out for the 2011-2012 DeSales Cheerleading Squad you should attend a mandatory information session on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 pm in the Billera classroom. Expectations and tryout dates will be discussed.

Please contact Alicia Searock at with any questions. Go Dogs!

Exciting Campus Store news

We are pleased to report that the new textbook rental program at the Campus Store has been positively embraced by our students.  Rentals are a very cost-effective option, and our students were quick to take advantage of this opportunity to stretch their dollars as nearly 25% of textbooks obtained for fall classes were rented.  The average price of a rental textbook in the Campus Store is $39, compared to a $70 average price for new textbooks.  The Campus Store has also increased the availability of used books, which carry an average price of $46.  We encourage our students to continue to fully explore these expanded book options.

Our students also took advantage of the ease and convenience of online ordering at as 30% of all Campus Store course material sales and rentals were processed online during the busy month of August.  In addition, textbook information can now be viewed online in WebAdvisor during the course registration process.  If you haven’t done so already, check out these exciting and enhanced online book purchasing developments!


Town Hall meeting, 9/19

Town Hall meeting on Monday, September 19 in McShea Commons @ 9:00pm
Come meet your Student Government (SGA) Reps! If you are interested in learning more about SGA, now is your chance. Have questions? Now is the time to ask. We will also be discussing the rules for this year’s homecoming as well as addressing many other concerns.

Questions? John Zerfass for more info:

Natural Science Club Picnic today, 9/15

The Natural Science Club will be hosting its annual beginning of the year picnic and first meeting today at 5:30 at the Wills Hall picnic area!  There will be plenty of food and fun for everyone!  You will have the opportunity to meet new students and some of the science faculty, as well as learn more about the club itself! If you are interested in becoming a member of the Natural Science Club, please stop by!  All DSU students are welcome!

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Bauer ( or Courtney Peck (

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Sets Attendance Record

A 20th anniversary season with major new programming led to record attendance for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The season attracted an audience of 34,000, a 21% increase over the 2010 attendance of nearly 28,000, and exceeded the previous record of 33,000 set in 2009.

For the first time ever, the Festival featured:

  • A fifth major production
  • Two plays produced in repertory
  • A Shakespeare play produced using Elizabethan rehearsal methods
  • PSF’s 24th Shakespeare play out of 38 in the canon

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Cyber crime and online predators: DeSales Forensic Forum, 9/28

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC
Call 610.282.1100, ext. 1466, to reserve your space

Have you ever wondered how safe you are on the Internet, or how easy it is for someone to get your personal information? Come to the Forum and learn from experts on cyber crime how to avoid online predators. Detective Joe Pochron and Dr. Katherine Ramsland will discuss the shadow side of the digital world, offering practical tips for your personal security. [Read more…]