The Christmas Journey, Today, 12/9

Already stressed out by the baking, the shopping and all the pre-Christmas parties?  Give yourself a true Christmas gift:  the time to reflect, and to ponder, and to be renewed by the incredible Christmas story as given in the Scriptures.

Come to Trexler Library at 12:00pm on Monday, December 9, and spend a quiet half hour gently absorbing inner peace and joy as we use music, and readings, and video to beautifully unfold this story.

Sr. John Marie Schauber will lead us in the Christmas journey.  You can’t make it at 12:00pm?  The same presentation will take place at 4:00pm.


Important Meal Plan Information – Spring Semester

All Students wishing to make Spring Meal Plan changes must submit requests through the University Card Office located in the DUC by December 20, 2013.  No changes can be made after this date.

If you need assistance with adding or changing your meal plan, please visit the University Card Office during normal business hours.

Please note Commuter students wishing to enroll/change a meal plan for the Spring Semester must submit their requests through the University Card Office during normal business hours.

Questions, please contact Monica Paly @ 610-282-1100 x2273.

Salesian Quote of the Day

Fr. Louis Brisson

Fr. Louis Brisson

“In all our activities God must be included. This gives us the true direction, the true way which every soul must follow. This is the true purpose for which we should strive, the true purpose for which we should steer. Turning towards God blesses all our actions.”.

(Chapter 16.5. 1894) – Fr. Brisson

HR Open House

Thanks to all of you who stopped by the HR Open House this past Tuesday!  We are happy to announce that the 2 winners of the $25 3-D gift certificates are Susan Anthony, Campus Police and Loretta Ulincy, Trexler Library, compliments of The University Card Office!  As a reminder, all employees receive a 25% discount on most menu items offered by Dining Services.

The Office of Human Resources wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Please contact Deb Albors with any questions at ext. 1660.

TV/Film Screening at the Carmike

Monday evening, December 9, at 7:30, the TV395 Motion Picture Production class has rented Cinema #5 at the Carmike Theatre in the Promenade Shoppes for the third annual Senior Showcase Screening. Come and see two hours of their best films on the big 30 foot screen (popcorn optional). After the screening, we will have a talkback with the producers. Help support the TV/Film Department and see some amazing films. Tickets are available at table #3 in the DUC at mealtimes. The cost is $5.00 in advance and $7.00 if purchased at the Carmike. See you at the movies!


Summary Annual Report for DeSales University Retirement Plan

This is a summary of the Annual Report/Return for the DeSales University Retirement Plan (the “Plan”) for employees, E.I.N. 23-1653718, for the Plan year January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  The annual report has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Benefits under the Plan are provided by individually owned, fully-vested annuity contracts issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association and College Retirement Equities Fund.

The value of the Plan assets was $38,359,462 as of December 31, 2012 compared to $34,335,290 as of January 1, 2012.  The Plan had total additions of $5,817,914 including employer contributions of $1,201,600 employee contributions of $847,016, and earnings from investments of $3,769,298.  Plan expenses were $1,793,742 of benefit payments directly paid to participants or beneficiaries.

You have the right to receive a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, including an accountant’s report, financial statements, insurance information, and assets held for investment on request.  To obtain a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, write the Office of the Treasurer, Plan Administrator, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 18034.  The charge to cover reproduction costs will be $0.10 per page.

You also have the right to receive from the Plan administrator, on request and at no charge, a statement of the assets and liabilities, a statement of income and expenses, and accompanying notes to the Plan.  If you request a copy of the full annual report from the Plan Administrator, these two statements and accompanying notes will be included in that report.  These portions of the report are furnished without charge.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the annual report at the main office of the Plan, Office of the Treasurer, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 18034, and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of reproduction costs.  Requests to the Department should be addressed to:  U.S. Department of Labor, EBSA, Public Disclosure Room, N-1513, Pension and Welfare Benefit Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.


TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions

Kathy Johnston, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be onsite on the below dates to hold individual counseling sessions with DeSales Faculty and Staff.  Do not miss the opportunity to have Kathy provide you with expert feedback that will assist you in effectively managing your retirement portfolio.

Appointments to meet with Kathy must be made in advance.  Please call the Field Support Team to schedule at 800-732-8353.  Reserve your session soon as time slots will fill up quickly.

Sessions will be on the following dates from  8:00am – 5:00pm University Center (Respective Rooms Below)

  • January 23, 2014 in the Auxiliary Services Conference Room
  • February 20, 2014 in the Heritage Room
  • March 20, 2014 in the Auxiliary Services Conference Room

Any questions can be directed to Eli Garcia, Human Resources, x1369.  Thank you!