A message from Fr. O’Connor about tuition

The following letter regarding next year’s tuition was recently sent to the parents of our students:

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

While the economic environment continues to provide serious challenges, DeSales University has experienced a year of stability. We have been blessed with slight enrollment growth over the projections in all of our programs: undergraduate day, undergraduate evening (ACCESS), and graduate. We attribute this to the quality of our programs, the dedication of our faculty, and the modest price of our tuition. We are indeed a good value.

We have also been able to reach the point in our capital campaign where we are ready to break ground for the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare Education. [Read more…]

Undergrads: offer feedback on sustainability issues and you could win a gift card!

All DeSales’ undergraduate students are invited to participate in this brief survey regarding sustainability awareness and issues on campus.  The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will provide helpful feedback to prioritize sustainability-related programs and services. Each participant will be eligible for a random drawing for three $50 DSU Bookstore gift cards. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback.

Deadline for entry into the drawing and survey completion will be Friday, April 1.

Questions? LVAIC Sustainability Coordinator Nick DeSalvo at sustainability@desales.edu.

LEADSU Applications available for Fall 2011

Applications for LEADSU are now available in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership in McShea.

LEADSU will accept up to 30 students so get your application in today and remember this is a FREE leadership program.

  • Applications are due by Friday, April 29
  • References are due by Friday, May 6

LEADSU (Leaders Emerging at DeSales University) is a non-credit, two semester, certificate program designed to enhance students’ understanding of effective leadership, the role of character and ethics in leadership, and the unique perspective of leadership in the Salesian tradition. The workshops and activities focus on leadership theory, leadership skills development, ethical decision making, self-awareness, and productive group interaction. The goal of the program is to prepare students to serve as effective, ethical leaders in both their personal and professional lives. Throughout the program students will have an on campus coach who will help guide them through the entire program.

Questions? nicholas.luchko@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 ext 1843

“The Public Scorecard” a discussion series for coaches, athletes, and parents, 3/24

Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the University Center at DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)

The Lehigh Valley Coalition on Sport Ethics presents “The Public Scorecard” a discussion series for coaches, athletes, and parents. Join us to learn more about sport-related concussions with featured guests, Kevin Waninger, M.D. Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine St. Luke’s Hospital; Mark Wojciechowski, athletic trainer DeSales University and Jim & Sandi Tkach, Director, Nike Coach of the Year Clinics founders.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and is co-sponsored by the Baranzano Society

For more information go to www.desales.edu/salesian (scroll to LVCOSE logo) or call events coordinator Lore Mcfadden-Westwood, at 610-282-1100 ext. 1244.

Eco-containers at DeSales Dining

Help DeSales Dining in our effort to go green. Try the new eco-containers located at the satueé station and help cut back on styrofoam containers. Make sure to return them to the dish area and DO NOT throw them away! Make the change, be the difference!

Questions about DeSales Dinings effort to go green? rich.jacoby@desales.edu

Fleming Ethics Bowl, 3/28

On Monday, March 28, 2011, DeSales University will again sponsor the Fleming Institute Ethics Bowl. Student teams from Lehigh Valley colleges and universities will compete for cash prizes totaling $4500. The event will take place in the University Center from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Learn more about the Fleming Institute Ethics Bowl.
Questions? Sue McGorry at sue.mcgorry@desales.edu or Joyce Rhoads at joyce.rhoads@desales.edu.

Join us in McShea for International Week, 3/21 – 3/24

Each night at 7 p.m. in McShea there will be an event to celebrate different places in the world. Also, in  the University Center during dinner there will be an entrée that comes from the country or region associated with the evening’s event.

Wednesday, March 23: The Band: Soul-Ragga in the Commons
If you like Soul/R&B with Reggae like fusion, you want to check out Soul-Ragga!

Thursday, March 24: Latin Jazz Ensemble in the MAC
Wrap up the week’s celebration with some smooth jazz. Grab a partner and dance your way into the weekend with the Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Life.

Questions? Chanel Greene at ext. 1721 or chanel.greene@desales.edu.

Look what we’ve seen so far:

  • Monday, March 21: Bollywood Dancers in the MAC
    Sonalee’s Bollywood Dancers have a creative mixture of technique, energy and emotion, and their ensembles are meant to grab your attention and raise the beat.  See a preview at www.sonaleedancestudio.com
  • Tuesday, March 22: Irish Dancers in the MAC
    Broesler School of Irish Dancer who will perform traditional dances from Ireland as well as dazzle us with their amazing footwork.

Student Government Association executive council elections, 4/7

Have good ideas that could help improve life at DeSales? Want a way to express these ideas?

Run to be a member of the Executive Council of Student Government Association (SGA). General class council elections will be held at the end of April. Positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Elections will be held during lunch and dinner in the DUC on Thursday, April 7.

To be eligible to run:

  • students must have 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • and be in good discipline standing with the University

To announce your candidacy, email John Zerfass (jz5603@desales.edu) by Thursday, March 31 with a paragraph including: your name, class, position you are running for (can only run for one executive position), what are you involved in on campus, and why you are running for executive office. Please include a picture as well.

Questions? Nicholas.Luchko@desales.edu