Today: Philosophy and Theology Department’s Lecture Series

The Philosophy and Theology Department invites you to attend the first lecture in its annual Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 24 at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the DeSales University Center. Dr. Rodney Howsare will offer a paper entitled “Flannery O’Connor and the City.” He describes his lecture as follows:

“Cities tend to signify the northernization or secularization of the South in the work of Flannery O’Connor. She described the South as ‘Christ-haunted,’ and the rest of America as on the path to secularistic nihilism. This lecture will discuss the role of the city in O’Connor’s fiction, primarily with regard to her two novels: Wise Blood and The Violent Bear it Away.

Please join us for this inaugural lecture of the 2017-2018 academic year. Refreshments provided.


Confessions Cancelled on 10/25

There will be no confessions at 7 p.m. in Connelly Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 25If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please contact Fr. Tim McIntire:

Regular Wednesday 7 p.m. Confessions will resume on Wednesday, November 1.


DeSales Faculty Book Authors Forum and Dessert Reception, 11/8

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to the Nov. 8 (3 p.m.) DeSales Faculty Authors Open Forum and Dessert Reception. Trexler Library is hosting the event in the Air Products Room on the second floor of the library.

We are honoring eight faculty members who have published a book within the last two years. For more information on our honorees and their books, please go to

The forum is co-sponsored by the Academic Affairs Oversight Committee and Trexler Library.


This Week’s DUC Salad and Sauté Menu

Monday, October 23
Lunch: Bacon & Roasted Asparagus
Dinner: Texas Stuffed Potato

Tuesday, October 24
Lunch: Hot & Honey Popcorn Chicken Salad
Dinner: Asian Stir Fried Rice

Wednesday, October 25
Lunch: California Shrimp
Dinner: Elite Night—Steak Night

Thursday, October 26
Lunch: Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Dinner: Pierogi Bar

Friday, October 27
Lunch: Mango Chicken Cranberry Pecan
Dinner: Hot Carver Board

*Menus subject to change*

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Disability Awareness Month – Anxiety

Many people have anxiety. So what are common characteristics of this disorder?

Common Characteristics of generalized anxiety disorder:
Worry all the time
Can’t relax
Difficulty concentrating
Headaches, muscle aches
Irritable, nausea, hot flashes
Feeling out of breath, twitching

Watch this short video: What Having Anxiety Feels Like


Refocus & Refresh – Student Success Workshop, 10/25

Feeling the post-midterm stress? Come learn about self-care strategies and practice guided meditation!

Wednesday, 10/25
6-7 p.m.
DUC – Trexler Room
Bring a yoga mat or blanket (not required)

Freshmen who attend will receive a Character U academic or wildcard point!