Ebooks in Trexler, Today, 3/27

Did you know Trexler Library has over 100,000 electronic book titles available to you?  Subjects include Business, Education, Religion, Medicine, History, Literature and more with publication dates as recent as 2014.  These books can be viewed on your computer in your office, at home and most can be downloaded to certain mobile devices.

Stop by PC Lab2 today from 4:00pm- 5pm for a hands-on session concerning all things ebooks!  Bring your portable device and we will navigate downloading together.

Here are some titles to whet your appetite! [Read more…]

Going Greener: New Copier Paper at DeSales

In honor of Earth Day in April and with an eye on conservation of our earth’s resources, DeSales University is switching to copier paper with recycled content.  New orders for copy paper will be receiving Office Depot’s environmentally friendly paper which has 30% recycled content. The quality of the recycled content paper matches the existing “virgin” stock and costs less which will help stretch you department’s budget, not to mention save trees and energy.

Thank you for supporting this effort.

Questions:  Contact Michael.duffy@desales.edu

Would you like to study Spanish and cover HUM III and HUM IV in Spain?

DeSales University invites you to join us to the Summer Abroad Program in Segovia, Spain 2014 (May 19-June 17).  This is a great program!  It is 4 weeks long with long weekends to travel to Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, and Seville. You will take two simultaneous Spanish classes at the Center of Hispanic Studies at Segovia and they will transfer to DeSales University. You will live with a Spanish family that provides your 3 meals of the day. Classes go from 9am-1:00pm. After classes you will have an excursion organized by the school to a different location in Segovia or its surrounding towns. Then you will have part of the afternoons and the evenings free. The final cost will be upon number of students enrolled. The cost includes airfare, transportation, housing, meals, classes, excursions, and trips. Not included health insurance ($1 per day), books ($10-$15), and personal expenses.

An informational meeting will be held on March 28th in Dooling 106 at 3:00-3:30pm. If you have questions in the meantime, please stop to my office Dooling 273 or please contact me at: Dr. Angelica Silva as07@desales.edu

Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS Cabaret, 3/29

The day is almost here! This Saturday, March 29 at 8 PM is the Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS Cabaret at the McShea Student Center, and we have around 25 theater students performing. There are no tickets required, but donations to the foundation are encouraged.

Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS is a foundation that raises money for HIV/AIDS research and treatment through performance, merchandise sales, and actor-sponsored donor dinners.

Throughout the night as  performances are occurring, there will also be a silent auction/sale of Broadway memorabilia ranging from season merchandise to signed cast posters.  Bracelets and ribbons will also be on sale that night, as well as this week and next in the DUC!

Come on out and support your fellow classmates, as well as the incredible foundation, Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Emily Levan at el4992@desales.edu

New Catalogue Wording Regarding Changes to the World Culture Requirement

Professor Wayne Turney, Chair, on behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee announces the following changes to the Cultural Literacy approved by the General Education Core Curriculum Committee and the full faculty at its March 19 meeting (changes in italics):

B. Cultural Literacy:

1.   2 courses studying a foreign language other than English. This requirement may also be fulfilled in one of the following ways: 1) study abroad, 2) two world cultures courses, or one world cultures course and one course with an international travel component, when the student completes the international travel that is part of the course. The Dean of Undergraduate Education will decide whether a particular course or experience satisfies the Study Abroad option. Please note: taking one foreign language course and one world cultures course, or one foreign language course and one course with an international travel component, together, does not satisfy this requirement. Students who have earned a high school (or equivalent) degree from any school whose chief instructional language is not English will be awarded six credits and will be exempt from the foreign language/world cultures requirement.

Questions? Wayne.Turney@desales.edu

New Minor in Digital Art

Professor Wayne Turney, Chair announced that The Academic Affairs Committee (Undergraduate) has unanimously approved Br. Daniel Wisniewski’s proposal for an exciting new Minor in Digital Art.  The minor will be especially attractive to TV/Film and Business/Marketing majors, but also to anyone interested in internet and social media who may want to enhance their skills.  Br. Wisniewski emphasized that “The minor provides flexibility between a focus in graphic 2D design and 3D computer animation, the determination of which is dependent on student career goals and interest.”

For information contact Karen Ruggles, Instructor of Computer Science/Digital Art (ext. 1806), or Brother Dan Wisniewski, Chair (ext. 1269).

2014-2015 Housing Application Now Available

The 2014-15 Housing Application is now available! If you are planning to live on-campus for the 2014-15 Academic year, you must complete the Housing@DSU Application, through step 10, by Monday, April 7 at 12 noon.

All the important information about Housing Selection, including timeline, room and meal plan rates, instructions for filling out the online application and applying as an Upper-Class Village or University Heights group can be found on The Housing Operations Pages of MyDSU.

Please make sure to review the Housing Operations information at MyDSU and fill out your application through the Housing@DSU link on the right of the MyDSU homepage by April 7.

Questions? Kathryn.Kresge@desales.edu