May Professional Development Workshops

The May 2014 workshops for Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, and other instructional technology applications have been posted. DEIT offers both online and face-to-face workshops on the Center Valley campus to maximize convenience for all faculty, staff and students.

Some featured workshops include:

·        Blackboard Fundamentals

·        SafeAssign Plagiarism Detection

·        What’s New in Blackboard SP13

·        Introduction to E-Portfolio

To see a full list of workshops or register for a workshop, click here: . Questions? Contact DEIT at or x2290.


Graduation Parking Passes

Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Please contact Liz Swigart at ext. 1862 or if you would like a parking pass for the event.


DSU BBQ – Save The Date, 5/21

The 11th Annual DSU BBQ Employee Appreciation Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 21.  Check your schedules and put the date on hold for this year’s celebration.  More details to follow.

Questions: Eli Garcia, HR, x1369,

CLEP Testing Workshop, 5/6

The ACCESS Program at DeSales is presenting a workshop on earning college credit through prior learning assessment.

Turn work experience, non-traditional training, community service, and personal development into college credit. This workshop will identify credit-earning methodologies falling under the comprehensive umbrella known as “prior-learning assessment.” It will end with a focused-look at portfolio assessment as an opportunity to earn college credit from prior learning activities.

Presenter: Ms. Joann Haws, Assistant Dean of Lifelong Learning at DeSales University

The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Workshop Location: (Easton Area campus)
DeSales University
Penn Corporate Center
3001 Emrick Blvd., Suite 101
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Date: Tuesday, May 6

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm



Faith & Reason Honors Program Ninth Colloquium

On Sunday evening, April 27, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture celebrated its ninth annual colloquium where the twelve members of the Class of 2014 in the Faith & Reason Honors Program were recognized for their accomplishments over the last four years.  At a dinner held in their honor among family members and underclassmen in the Honors Program, Elizabeth Blaisse, Daniel Drain, Colleen Gallagher, Joshua Gregory, Kristin Kavanagh, Joseph McDaniel, Julia McMahon, Matthew Radziwill, Kevin Regan, Kolbe Rubin, Bethany Wall, and Dana Yurgosky gave a synopsis of their senior thesis, a capstone project representative of four years of commitment to academic excellence. During their tenure at DeSales, these students participated in semester seminars looking at extraordinary issues facilitated by various directors (Tom Dailey, Andrew Essig, Peter Leonard, Stephen Myers, Greg Kerr, and Sam Martineau).  Each honors student selected a thesis director (David Gilfoil, Tahereh Hojjat, Maggie Riggins, Stephen Loughlin, Tim Cowart, Rodney Howsare, Brian Kane, Peter Leonard, Sam Martineau, and Rebecca Kudrna) who guided their work.  A review committee (Mary Birkhead, Deb Booros, Mary Liz Doyle-Tadduni, Tim Cowart, Boyce Jubilan, Tom McNamara, Gracia Perilli, and Linda Zerbe) read blind copies of each thesis and met to agree on the Best Honors Thesis for the Class of 2014.  This prestigious award went to Kristin Kavanagh.  Congratulations to the Honors Class of 2014!


Final grades for the Spring Day Semester

Final grades for the Spring Day Semester are due via MyDSU-WebAdvisor no later than Monday, May 12, 2014 by noon. This deadline must be honored for the Academic Affairs Office to process Dean’s List and Probation files prior to the Christmas Holiday.