Donate Women’s Shoes for Walk-A-Mile!

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes is an event hosted by the DeSales PACE (Peers Advising Counseling Educating) organization that raises awareness for rape, sexual assault and gender violence. All proceeds from the event go to help victims dealing with this horrible reality. We are in need of women’s shoes for participants who would like to walk in the event. If you would like to donate heels, sandals, or any type of women’s shoes, please drop them off in the box located in the Wellness Center of McShea.

If any students are going home for Labor Day weekend, be sure to bring back any women’s shoes you would like to get rid of and put them to good use to support this wonderful cause!

Questions? Contact Wendy Krisak at

“Tuesdays with Francis” club

John Fisher, OSFS is hosting a “Tuesdays with Francis” club that will meet at 8 p.m. every other Tuesday (Sept. 4, 18, 25, Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27) in the Salesian Center to read and discuss short letters of St. Francis de Sales written to “persons in the world.”  Want to be similarly nourished by the gentleman saint whose advice still gives us great meaning and import for today?  Get nourished to “be who you are and to be that well.”  The book will be provided and all letters are read during the session.  No preparation save an open mind and heart!  Enrollment is limited to 15. First meeting is this Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 pm, we will meet at the Salesian Center (across from the gym).

If interested, please email him at

Character U Keynote Speaker Marcus Engel, 9/5

Come out to hear a Character U favorite, Marcus Engel.  Marcus will be the keynote for September and has been speaking to the first-year students at DeSales University for the past seven years.  Come out to hear his great message and get your first keynote point for the year on September 5 at 3:00pm in the Commonwealth Room.  All are welcome.


Health Insurance Waiver Deadline

This is a reminder that, if you wish to waive coverage under the University’s student health insurance policy and have not already done so, you will need to submit your Health Insurance Waiver Form to the Bursar’s Office by September 15, 2012.  The student health insurance policy can be waived only if you are covered under another health insurance policy and you submit the  original Health Insurance Waiver Form (signed by your parent/guardian) by the above deadline.

Questions?  please contact the Bursar’s Office at Ext. 1343.

Be Sure to Register Your Vehicle with Campus Police

Just a helpful reminder for everyone that all vehicles on campus need to be registered with the Campus Police. The campus Police department is located in the Fr. Lawless building and it is open 24 hrs a day 7 days a week all year long. There is no cost to register and obtain a parking permit, but an owners card/ registration card is required. Also, temporary hang tags can be issued to visitors.

The Campus Police will be issuing tickets to all vehicles that do not properly display a current parking permit.



The Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS) will be tested sometime next month – watch the Daily for updates.

“If there is a man-made or natural threat to the community, we would use these modes to pass on life-saving information in real time,” says Director Plaushin: “We hope this will orient the Class of 2016 to CEALS and help put them develop the ‘survival mindset’ Chief Bedics introduced at orientation.”

The distributed exercise message will test emergency communication modes: e2Campus, including ALERTUS, email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook; Dooling Hall’s VISIPLEX (strobes, sign boards, and speakers), the DSU home page flag, Channel 7, and remote control launch of Big Voice.

Fixed and mobile sirens and lights only indicate that a test is in progress. You need take no action during this test. Up to two messages: a TEST activation message and an ALL-CLEAR message.

Address questions to or ext. 1513. [Read more…]

Become a DAWG!

Interested in showing prospective students what DeSales is all about through campus tours, student panels, and more?  Become a DAWG!

There will be a DAWGs – DeSales Admissions Welcoming Guides – meeting on Thursday, September 6 from 5pm – 7pm in the Dooling Auditorium for anyone interested in joining. Please bring a copy of your class schedule for Admissions to keep on file. This event is mandatory for all new and returning DAWGs. We will review changes to the program, eat FREE FOOD, and select sizes for FREE T-SHIRTS! If there is a conflict and you cannot attend please contact or

Questions? or  X 1328.