What do do at DSU 2/21

Thursday, February 21:

  • 30 Hour Famine begins – CSSJ-One
  • 7:30 PM – Colleges Against Cancer Meeting – Dooling Room 204
  • 8:00 PM – Geocaching Valentine Bash – McShea
  • 8:00 PM – Karate Class – Billera Aerobics Room
  • 8:00 PM – Praise and Worship – Connelly Chapel
  • 8:00 Pm – A Tale of Two Cities – Labuda
  • 9:15 PM – Theology of the Body Discussion – Kender Room

*All events are subject to change*

General Announcements:

·  Don’t forget that movie rentals are available to students at the vending machine in McShea for just $1.49 per night!

·  Want the Bulldog mascot at your next event? Fill out the Bulldog Reservation Form here: http://web1.desales.edu/default.aspx?pageid=13761

·  Need your event photographed? Contact the Yearbook at the following link to have a staff member come out to your event! http://web1.desales.edu/default.aspx?pageid=14864
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Questions? Contact Nick Luchko at Nicholas.Luchko@desales.edu or Tracy Gallagher at tracy.gallagher@desales.edu


Career Ambassador Program: Applications for 2013-2014 Available

Career Ambassador Program: Applications for 2013-2014 Available

The Career Ambassador Program has witnessed great success over this past academic year.  We have been able to offer more advising times for students and the Career Ambassadors have generated new and creative ways to market Career Services.  As we look toward the next academic year, we desire to build another strong team of Career Ambassadors.  What is a Career Ambassador?  A Career Ambassador is a strong collaborative leader, who is dedicated to their own career development as well as helping their peers with their journey.  Specifically, Career Ambassadors assist with the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Job and Internship Searching Techniques
  • Facilitating Internship Orientations
  • Presenting in the Classroom, Residence Halls and to Clubs
  • Networking with Employers
  • Promoting and attending career events such as the Open House, Career Fair, and Etiquette Dinner

This is a great experience to add to your own resume and will help enhance your own career growth.  Applications and additional information are available through the Career Services website: http://web1.desales.edu/default.aspx?pageid=522

All applications are due by March 28!

Questions? kristin.eicholtz@desales.edu

Faculty, we need you at the Bulldog Bash on 3/17

Who: All Faculty and Staff

What: Bulldog Bash

Where: Billera Gymnasium

When: March 17, 2013 (12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Why: To turn accepted students into deposited students!

Whom: RSVP to Vivianne Nassif x 1347 or email your name and department to Vivianne.Nassif@desales.edu by Friday, March 1

Attention all Faculty and Staff, Save the Date: March 17, 2013 for our Annual Bulldog Bash. It is a fun-filled day for accepted students and parents to see DeSales for the last time, before they make their final decisions on which college or university is right for them. It is so important to have a strong faculty presence at this event. We need every academic department represented. 

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The Move

TO:                 DeSales University Community

FROM:           Fr. Bernie O’Connor, OSFS

RE:                  “The Move”

DATE:              2/18/13

This week the campus community begins the process of moving into and enjoying our newest building, Rev. Daniel G. Gambet OSFS Center for Business and Healthcare.  On Wednesday afternoon the University-wide faculty meeting will be held in the new auditorium.  Also during the week the faculty who will be moving into the building will begin packing their items for the move that occurs over spring break.

I hope that you find the building a perfect fit for DeSales University.  It is sturdy and strong; versatile and friendly; durable and functional.  It has an amazing amount of technology within its smart design.  It is neither extravagant nor wasteful.  I wish to thank the design team headed by Mr. Robert Snyder.  Bob spent many an hour leading the various constituents involved with the project.  Behind the scenes Mike Sweetana monitored the financing for the project and moved it along with great speed; while Marc Albanese oversaw the construction companies with skill.  The faculty for the new building contributed immensely.  We owe a great debt of gratitude to Fr. Peter Leonard, OSFS, for partnering with both Dr. Wayne Stuart with the PA staff and Dr. Mary Liz Doyle-Tadduni and Dr. Carol Mest with the nursing faculty for the design and functionality of the healthcare floor of the building.  The business faculty led by Dr. Chris Cocozza and Dr. David Gilfoil have created an equally successful second floor.  You will love the trading floor.  We are truly blessed by the wonderful contributions from so many members of our community.

Although there is a professional moving company that will accomplish the actual transfer of offices into the new building, a process like this always generates tensions and anxieties.  The increase of activity, the disruptions of normal patterns, and the transitions from “old” to “new” often generate complex sets of feelings.  Fortunately within the great Catholic tradition and especially within the Salesian family we have just the right virtue to aid us in coping with these events:  Patience.

Here are a few thoughts from Francis de Sales about this great virtue:

“There is no better way of growing toward perfection in the spiritual life than to be always starting over again and never thinking that we have done enough.  But most important, don’t lose heart, be patient, wait, do all you can to develop a spirit of compassion.  I have no doubt, that God is holding you by the hand; if he allows you to stumble, it is only to let you know that if he were not holding your hand, you would fall.  This is how he gets you to take tighter hold of his hand.”

Don’t forget to place 12:00 noon on your personal calendar for the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 5, 2013.

DeSales Middle States Commission Periodic Review Report

Are you interested in the process DeSales undertakes to maintain our regional accreditation status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education?

The University must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to meeting the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Standards of Excellence.  The Middle States process of peer review occurs on a periodic basis, with our last notice of reaccreditation granted  in March 2008.  As part of this process, by June 1, 2013, we must file our Periodic Review Report (PRR) with the Commission.   This report is being co-authored by Fr. Peter Leonard, Dean of Graduate Education and Peter Rautzhan, AVP Administration and Planning.

Throughout the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 semesters, materials have been collected, reviewed and analyzed to draft a document that is now available for sharing with the campus community.  The draft document can be accessed within the MyDSU portal under “Forms & Documents” in the top navigation (see screenshot below).

Beginning next week, there will be several open forums for students, faculty, and staff.  In each forum, the PRR process and an executive summary of the PRR document will be presented.  Each session will offer the chance to ask questions, provide comments and solicit additional feedback that will aid in shaping the final document.  Please plan on attending one of the following sessions in the DUC, Trexler Room to offer your insights.

  • February 26 at 9 am
  • February 27 at 10 am
  • February 28 at 3 pm

If you are unable to attend one of the open forums and wish to offer feedback, please send your comments/questions about the PRR directly to peter.rautzhan@desales.edu and/or peter.leonard@desales.edu

Where to find the Middle States document.

Where to find the Middle States document.


Spring Break Announcements


We are writing to remind you that Spring Break is soon approaching. This is a well deserved break for all of you who have been working so diligently this semester on your academics as well as the vast number of extracurricular projects you may be involved in as well. On Friday, March 1st, the campus will shut down at6PM for the break and will not reopen until 2PM on Sunday, March 10. [Read more…]

Men’s Basketball Playoff Game, 2/20

Don’t forget that the Men’s Basketball team has a playoff game this Wednesday, 2/20 at 7:00pm in Billera and it will be another WHITE OUT! They will be taking on FDU-Florham, so be sure to show your support and WEAR WHITE! Remember to bring your student ID with you to get in for free.

Questions? Jonathan.Osborne@desales.edu