❝Great works do not always come our way, but every moment presents us with opportunities to do little ones with excellence.❞ – St. Francis de Sales

Summer Safety Series–Heat Safety

The sun’s out, but don’t let the fun you’re having turn into a health scare! Here are some key tips to stay cool and healthy. Hydrate:  Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid sugary drinks and alcohol, which dehydrate you faster. Dress smart:  Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing that reflects heat. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat

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6/15 & Saturdays-Aug. 3: PSF Saturday AfterTunes

Join the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for Saturday AfterTunes, your ticket to fun, food, and live music. The event is free, but there will be food and drink available for purchase, such as a Philly-themed menu including cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, and craft beer by Lost Tavern Brewing.  When: Saturday, June 15, from 4:30PM–7PM. Where: In front of the Labuda Center

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6/18: Dismantling Health Disparities

Join us Tuesday, June 18, at 5PM in Gambet, Room 155 for Dismantling Health Disparities. Learn about the importance of embracing cultural competency, recognizing bias, and delivering high quality care. The event is presented by DeSales DEI Healthcare and features Susan Givens-Skeaton, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Bobbie Morici, MSPAS, assistant program director of the Physician Assistant program. A light meal

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7/15-19 or 7/22-26: World of DNA Camp for Middle School Students

Calling all middle schoolers! Join us to explore the World of DNA at DeSales University this summer. Choose from two weeks, July 15-19 or July 22-26. ​ This day camp runs 9AM–3PM on campus. The cost is $75 and the deadline to register is Tuesday, June 28. Register on Forms.office.com. Questions? katrin.blamey@desales.edu

Tuesdays, 6/11-7/30: Sensory Story Time for Preschoolers

The DSU Speech & Language Clinic is hosting a Sensory Story Time for preschoolers ages 3-5 years. All are welcome, especially neurodivergent preschoolers with or without communication needs. Sensory Story Time will be held every Tuesday from June 11-July 30, between 11AM–11:45AM, in our on-campus clinic in Wills Hall. Visit reedsenter.com for more information and a flyer. Questions? Reed.Senter@desales.edu

Transition from Anthology to Qualtrics for Course Evaluations

We will soon transition from the Anthology course evaluations platform to Qualtrics. Timeline: The transition will begin during the summer and will be fully implemented by the Fall 2024 semester. Faculty will continue to have access to Anthology through August 2024. Training & support: The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Research will provide training on how to use Qualtrics for

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Weekly Safety Tip: Tick and Insect Safety

As temperatures rise, insects have started to emerge. Aside from causing itching, pain, redness, and swelling, many bug bites can also spread diseases. To help prevent insect bites: Wear light colored clothing that covers your body. Avoid standing water where mosquitoes like to lay eggs. Avoid outdoor activities during dawn and dusk. If you are bitten, try not to scratch.

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DSU BBQ Winners and Planning Task Force

The BBQ Planning Task Force would like to thank everyone who participated/volunteered in our DSU BBQ/Employee Appreciation Day and made it a fun-tastic day!  The weather was perfect and we had a record-breaking attendance of approximately 225 participants. Winners from various activities throughout the day are listed below. Poker Walk: $25 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card: Josh Slee. Bingo:  $25 Starbucks

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Upcoming Fitness Center Hours

The fitness centers on campus will observe the following hours over the next few weeks. Billera & Compardo Varsity Weight Room: Now-Friday, May 31: 9AM–7PM. Dorothy Day Fitness Center:  Now-Friday, May 31: 9AM–8PM. Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2: 10AM–4PM. June Hours, Starting Monday, June 3: Billera & Compardo Varsity Weight Room: Monday-Thursday  9AM–7PM. Friday-Sunday: Closed. Dorothy Day Fitness Center: Monday-Friday 9AM–8PM. Saturday &

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