Automatic Internet Explorer web browser upgrade.

Dear DeSales Community,

We have noticed that the Internet Explorer web browser may be upgraded to its latest version as part of the automatic Windows operating system updates.

This may cause you to encounter a “browser issue” when accessing MyDSU, Outlook WebApp, or any other DeSales online application, if you’re using Internet Explorer.

You can resolve the “browser issue” or even prevent it from happening by adding “” to your list of websites in the Compatibility View settings in Internet Explorer, as indicated in the screenshot below.

Try it. If you need assistance, please call the HelpDesk at x4357.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Below: Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer version 11. Versions 9 and 10 have similar dialog windows.

turning on compatibility mode

Don’t be kept out of the loop: Sign up for e2Campus today!

DeSales University conducted a campus-wide test of the e2Campus mass notification system at 9AM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. If you did not receive the test message, please sign-up for e2Campus today at:

If you have previously signed up for e2Campus and did not receive the test message, please email to have your username and password reset in the system. E2Campus is the University’s primary means of mass notification utilized in a campus emergency. E2Campus Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Rasley, Emergency Services Specialist at Ext. 1513 or

Donations Needed!

Please Collect while you’re home for the Holidays.

Donations Needed! Please Collect while you’re home for the Holidays.

While home over Thanksgiving Break, the schools that we tutor and mentor are in need of  the supplies below:

  • Coats – all sizes, we tutor from K-12
  • Uniforms – khaki pants, white and maroon polo shirts, all sizes
  • Musical Instruments – needed for El Sistema at Roosevelt Elementary School, this program is in partnership with the Allentown Symphony, that allows children to be tutored and mentored and to be part of the school orchestra. The goal is that all the children will have an instrument.  They do not need to be in perfect condition.

There will be boxes in the DUC, Dooling and McShea to drop off coats and uniforms.  Instruments can be dropped off at the Service and Social Justice office in McShea.  Please email

DeSales University Rome Program

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the recommendation of the Rome Program Faculty Committee comprised of Professor Brian Kane, Professor Elizabeth Rosa, Dr. Jerry Joyce, and Mr. Brian MacDonald that Wayne Turney, Professor of Theatre, be appointed the Director of the DeSales University Rome Program for the fall 2015 semester.  As previously announced, Dr. Sarah Nytroe will direct the program during the fall 2014 semester.

Due to the good work of Professors Kane and Rosa, DeSales University has its own free-standing Rome program, based at the Dante Alighieri Italian Language Center.  We send 15 students from various majors to Rome for each fall semester.  Our faculty director is provided with housing and travel expenses and teaches three courses while in Rome.

To date, the faculty members who have served as Directors of the DeSales University Rome Program are Drs. Chapp, Howsare, Kerr, Myers, Loughlin, Yermolenko, and Ms. Osborne-McKnight, all of whom have had very successful experiences while in Rome and who have served as “ambassadors” for the program since their return.

My thanks to all these faculty members for making the DeSales University Rome Program a worthwhile academic experience and life experience for our students.

— Dr. Karen Walton


DEIT’s Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 30, 2013 email support only.

Christmas: December 20 – 24  and January 2 – 4 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Office Closed Christmas – New Year’s Day

December 2 – 19,  2013 and January 6, 2014 DEIT’s regular hours resume 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. M-F; 9 – Noon on Saturdays


Act 1 Rings In the Holidays with a Twist on a Timeless Classic

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: only $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff!

Act 1, Desales University Theatre kicks off the holiday season with a hilarious family-friendly production of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge by Mark Brown. Brown’s uproarious sequel to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol runs from December 4 through December 15, 2013 on the Main Stage theatre of Labuda Center for the Performing Arts

Set one year after that fateful Christmas Eve in Dickens’ original novel, this deftly written play shows us what happens when Ebenezer Scrooge files suit against the Spirits who once came to his aid, charging them with kidnapping, assault, and even attempted murder. Witnesses at the trial include characters from Scrooge’s past, present, and future: Bob and Mrs. Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s nephew Fred, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Yet to Come. Added to this cast of favorites with whom Scrooge must contend are a tenacious defense attorney, Solomon Rothschild and the no-nonsense Judge Stanchfield R. Pearson.

Please be advised that the Labuda Box Office does not accept the 3D card.

For tickets or more information, stop by or call the Box Office at Ext. 1276.