Faculty/Staff: DeSales University Summary Annual Report for Retirement Plan

Employees, please see the attached PDF that describes the DeSales University Retirement Plan Financial Statements and Supplementary Information for December 31, 2017 and 2016.

DeSales University Summary Annual Report for Retirement Plan

DeSales University is committed to maintaining an accessible website. PDFs can be a known issue for screen readers. If you are using a screen reader and are having trouble with this file, please contact Deanna Fenstermacher at extension 1305.

Expiring Anti-Virus Protection Program

Avast, one of the programs that we use for anti-virus protection, has changed their business model and will no longer allow us to use their product for free. That means most of you either have, or will shortly receive notification on your computer that the Avast Trial has expired.

No need to worry as you are still being protected by the other product we use, Cylance.

In order to prevent the expired version of Avast from affecting your computer in a negative way, particularly for those that use the Global Protect VPN client, it is important to restart your computer as soon as possible or if you find that something is not working as expected. We are exploring other options to work in conjunction with Cylance and will keep you posted.

Coming Soon: Scheduled Power Outages for Dorothy Day

Please be advised that there will be extended power outages to the Dorothy Day Student Union starting on Wednesday, December 26.

On Wednesday, all emergency power in the Dorothy Day Student Union will be out of service, lasting until Friday afternoon, December 28.

All building power will be off on Thursday, December 27, from 7AM to approximately 12PM.

Please be aware that this will affect all the buildings electrical systems including fire alarm, card access, general power and lighting, internet access, network, phones, food storage.  It is suggested that you turn off all computers, printers, and copiers.

Questions? John.Cunningham@desales.edu or denise.shive@desales.edu

Next Week: Dooling Hall Lower Level Renovation Work

Beginning on Monday, December 17 until Wednesday, December 19, a contractor will be on campus to perform remediation work in the hallways in lower level of Dooling Hall from the Auditorium to the elevator, and then from the elevator lobby to DEIT offices. As such, access to the these areas will not be possible during this timeframe, including elevator access to the lower level as well.

All visitors to the DEIT offices should use the stairwell at the end of the hallway to access these areas on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18.

On Wednesday, December 19, there will no access to the DEIT offices.

Regular access to all affected areas will resume on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we strive to make DeSales University a safer and pleasant place for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Salesian Quote of the Day

Advent trivia … The first printed Advent calendar was created in 1908 by a German named Gerhard Lang. As a boy, his mom would sew twenty-four cookies onto the lid of a box. Each day of December, he ate a cookie. This tradition inspired him to create a calendar entitled, “In the Land of the Christ Child.” Today, Advent calendars are a popular tool for families to count down the days until Christmas.

Ending Today: Campus Store December 3-Day Sale

The DeSales Campus Store will be having a 3-day sale from December 11-13.

Save 25% off all Champion products, Under Armour products, baseball style hats, imprinted drinkware and much more!!

This is the perfect time to get that someone special the DeSales gift for the holidays!! Stop in and $ave!

Faculty: Final Grades for Fall Semester Due Noon Monday

Final grades for the Fall Day Semester are due via WebAdvisor no later than Monday, December 17, by 12PM.

This deadline must be honored to clear students for graduation.

In order to enter your grades:

  • Logon to MyDSU.
  • Select ‘Webadvisor for Faculty’
  • Under ‘Faculty Information’, select ‘Grading’
  • Fall 2018
  • Select Grading period: Final
  • All students on your grade roster must be given a grade.
  • If the student never attended your class, check the ‘Never Attended’ box and enter a grade of ‘FA’.
  • Enter grades. To familiarize yourself with our grading system, refer to page 21 of the 2018-2019 DeSales University Undergraduate Catalog available at www.desales.edu. An ‘Expire Date’ is only required for grades of ‘I’ (Incomplete).
    • Enter PO or FO for any Pass/Fail grades.  Enter AU for audits.
  • Only enter the ‘Last Date of Attendance’ if the student stopped attending your class during the semester.  A grade of ‘FA’ (failure because of excessive absence) may be appropriate.
  • Enter the number of absences. You must enter absences for all freshmen and students on academic probation.  
  • Click submit to finalize your grades.
  • You will immediately receive a grading confirmation notice. If you do NOT receive confirmation, your grades have not been received.
  • Grades will be available for your students after our office runs a grade verification process.  This process will occur daily.

Questions? Judy Schwartz, x1212