LVAIC Workshop: Census 2020—How Colleges Count

LVAIC will be hosting an educational presentation and workshop focused on educating the Lehigh Valley higher education community on the importance of participating in the 2020 U.S. Census.

LVAIC will offer two dates and times of the same program:

  • January 23, 2020, 8:30AM – 11AM, DeSales University
  • February 5, 2020, 1PM – 4PM, Moravian College

The presenters for this workshop are:

  • Carole A. Reese, Vice President of Planning & Research, Moravian College
  • Melissa D. Starace, Ed.D., Assistant to the President for Board & Community Relations, Lafayette College

This workshop will help participants better understand the 2020 census, it’s impact on the campuses and community and identify ways to educate others and engage students in the census.

Target audiences include both faculty and staff who wish to know more about the 2020 census and/or are involved in student education and programming.

Registration is available now

Tomorrow: Computer Recycling with Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The DeSales University Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will hold its first computer (desktop and laptop)/monitor/keyboard recycling event on the Dooling Hall loading dock at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 21.

The only items not acceptable for recycling are the old CRT monitors- only the newer flat screen monitors will be accepted.

The recycling will be performed at a small factory in Germantown which employs only ex-prisoners.


Dining Daily: Tender Toss Tonight!

Happy Monday, Bulldogs!

Menus For Monday, January 20:


  • Salad: Cheesesteak Salad
  • Bistro: Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry, Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry, Pork Stir Fry & Soba Noodles, Chive Glazed Carrots, Sesame Shiitake Bok Choy, Jasmine Rice


  • Saute: Tender Toss
  • Bistro: Pork Cutlet With Asparagus, Southern Fried Chicken, Vegan Pasta, Parsley Glazed Carrots, Sautéed Green Beans, Cajun Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Tomato Risotto

*All menus subject to change

Coming Up:

  • Southern Food Day – Jan. 22
  • Big Game Wing Toss – Jan. 30

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Faculty/Staff: Recommend a Student for PACE

Calling all faculty and staff for recommendations of students for the PACE (Peers Advising Counseling Educating) Program at DeSales University.  PACE consists of six DeSales University students who deliver a variety of preventative and developmental services to their peers including, but not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing educational wellness programming on a variety of topics (ex. Suicide awareness; healthy relationships; personal safety, etc)
  • Conducting of appropriate counseling intakes and providing counseling to their peers as appropriate
  • Providing appropriate crisis counseling support and referrals.
  • Co-facilitating and coordinating of outreach activities..

Students will be selected for PACE based on perceived potential to learn new skills and benefit from the training provided rather than on extensive prior experience.  We will recruit and select students who possess many of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Are in good academic standing
  • A genuine desire to contribute to the social and personal development of others.
  • The capacity to manage one’s own school life and time successfully.
  • The potential to easily establish rapport with their peers.

The Wellness Center is asking for your help in finding students who are good candidates for this program.  If you know of any students who you feel would be appropriate, please email Wendy Krisak ( or call (x1462).

Students: Great Campus Leadership Positions Available with PACE

Be part of a great leadership position on campus!  PACE (Peers Advising Counseling Educating) is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Be a part of this specialized group that supports DSU students through peer counseling, and provides wellness programming across campus.

Applications are now available in the Wellness Center (located in the Dorothy Day Student Union) and are due by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Please contact Wendy Krisak,, with questions or for more information.

Celebrate Feast Week—Schedule of Events

In advance of our celebration of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, I share here the details of our community’s plans related to our patron’s feast day on January 24.  You may recall from last year how certain feasts, such as Christmas, are celebrated liturgically for more than one day.  In light of the role that St. Francis de Sales serves as our principal patron and as a key inspiration for our spirit, we hope to mark his legacy robustly.

Please complete this RSVP form by January 18 to aid our planning.  This is especially helpful in terms of food preparations and space allocation.

DeSales Dining Services will feature French-styled offerings to mark the popular cuisine of St. Francis de Sales’ homeland, Annecy, France.

The Student Government Association is selling Feast Day Socks for $2, and proceeds will go to the effort to buy a mascot costume for Trexler Middle School in downtown Allentown.  Socks may be purchased at the SGA Office.

Monday, January 20: Salesian Service in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 12PM — MLK, Jr. Day Luncheon, DUC Hurd Room
  • 3PM-5PM — Service Project, Dorothy Day Commons
  • 7PM — “I am MLK, Jr.” Documentary, Emmaus Movie Theatre
    (transportation provided, 6:30PM departure from Dorothy Day)

Tuesday, January 21: Feast Day Kickoff  

  • 7:30PM — French Wine & Cheese Tasting:  Students only, ages 21and older, are invited to Wills Hall to sample wines and cheeses from the region where St. Francis de Sales lived and ministered.  Fr. Dan Lannen, chaplain, and Fr. Kevin Nadolski, vice president for mission, will host. Seating limited to the first 20 students who sign-up.
  • 9PM — Salesian Bingo: Try and win cash prizes with some of your Oblate staff and faculty members calling the winning numbers in the Dorothy Day Student Union. $200 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, January 22 

  • 7PM — Painting with Francis – A Salesian “make and take” – led by Fr. Dan Lannen, OSFS.  French appetizers will be served. Seating is limited to 50 people.  Dorothy Day Student Union.
  • 8PM — French Desserts:  Enjoy French pastries and other delicious treats, all made in the cuisine of the DeSales’ homeland in the Dorothy Day Student Union.  Seating is limited to 50 people.
  • 9PM — Salesian Quizzo, Dorothy Day Student Union:  Laugh and learn some fun and quirky facts about Francis, Jane, and the Oblates who share their spirit here at DSU.  $300 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Thursday, January 23: Feast Eve

  • 10AM — Painting with Francis, Dorothy Day Student Union: Design a poster with your favorite Salesian quote.
  • 5PM — University Mass & Reception, Wills Hall: Fr. Jim Greenfield, president, will celebrate Mass for the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, and Fr. Doug Burns, coordinator of the Sports & Exercise Physiology Program, will be the homilist.
    A reception will follow the Mass.
  • 7PM — The Norene & Tony Salvaggio Debate Series, DeSales University CenterStudents Shianna Klingle and Wesley Carroll will join, respectively, the duos of faculty members, Brennan Purcell and Lisa Wilde, and Brad Barnhorst and Joshua Schulz, to debate whether socialism or capitalism best responds to the needs of the poor.  Faculty judges Chris Cocozza, Andrew Essig, and Katherine Grasso, will decide who wins $4,000 in cash prizes.

Friday, January 24: Feast of St. Francis de Sales; March for Life

  • 5AM — Mass (at Wills Hall) for Students, Faculty, and Staff attending March for Life in D.C.
  • 12PM — Service projects for Allentown Warming Station and South Africa, Gambet Center
  • 12:05PM — Mass (at Wills Hall) will be celebrated for those unable to attend the March for Life.

Saturday, January 25

  • 10AM — Retreat with Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, visiting artist, Gambet Center.  Join Bro. Mickey in a participative, interactive artistic retreat to explore the Salesian spirit deep within you.  Lunch is included, and the retreat concludes at 2PM.

Wednesday, January 29

  • 3PM — State of the University, DUC, Commonwealth Room

Please continue to consult campus publicity outlets and social media: #DSUMadeInAnnecy.

We hope you are able to participate in a number of these events and activities, especially the University Mass on January 23.  All are welcome and urged to attend, as each of us contributes greatly to who we are called to be as a community of faith and learning.

Thanks for all you do to advance our Catholic, Salesian mission.

Fr. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS

Volunteers Needed: Special Olympics Bowling—Sunday

Volunteers are needed for Sunday, January 26 for the Special Olympics PA Bowling tournament at Rose Bowl Lanes.

11AM – Transportation Provided from Dorothy Day

11:30AM-3:30PM – Cheer on the athletes throughout the day, and help them at the lanes!

Register today!

Link for previously registered volunteers:
And new volunteers:



Today: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Join us today in honoring the work of MLK, Jr. with the following events:

  • 12PM-1PM – MLK Luncheon and Prayer Service at the DUC – Hurd Rm
  • 3PM-5PM – Service Project at the Dorothy Day Commons, providing sandwiches for the Allentown Warming Station
  • 7PM – “I am MLK, Jr” documentary at the Emmaus movie theatre. 6:30PM – busses leave from Dorothy Day