No Internet Service, 6/22

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. until midnight. DeSales University Facilities and IT Department will be tying in the  Dooling Hall Lehigh County Forensics Lab expansion onto emergency power.  In order to do this, the server system in Dooling basement will need to be shut down to the entire campus.

There will be no internet service to the entire campus during this time period.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Questions? Denise.Shive@desales.edu

Microsoft Office 365

As was previously announced, students now have the ability to install Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 devices, including PC, Mac, and Mobile.  To download and access the software, please go to:  https://portal.office.com.  Login using your current MyDSU username and password.

Questions? helpdesk@desales.edu

Lunch Bunch Group Forming for the Fall Semester

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an information discussion group for interested full-time faculty & staff at DSU who read a book of contemporary cultural concern and discuss their reviews over lunch. The group meets 3 times during the fall semester…the books and lunch are provided.  If you are available and interested please choose your 3 top choices from the reading list attached and contact Lore McFadden Westwood who directs this group.

Reading list

Learn more

Questions? Lore.mcfadden@desales.edu

 

From Fr. O’Connor: Oblate Statues

Dear Members of the DeSales University Community

As many of you know, the basic philosophy of DeSales University is the wonderful Salesian spirituality that was initiated by Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Jane de Chantal in the early years of the seventeenth century.  Their Christian humanism places “heart” at the center of both divine and human existence.  Each human life comes as a gift from the loving heart of God and seeks to return to God, not alone but in communion with the human family.  Gentle, humble, self-sacrificing love is the only bond proper to this journey of the “heart”.

DeSales University has two bronze statues in the mall area of the campus that remind us of the presence of the great Salesian saints – Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal.  As students walk from the residence halls on the north to the classrooms on the south of campus they pass by these statues.

Now these great Salesian saints are joined on the campus by several of the religious leaders who were instrumental in the founding of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales.  [Read more…]

Campus Store Web Site

In preparation for the fall back-to-school season, Follett (operator of DeSales Campus Store) will be launching extensive eFollett.com upgrades aimed at enhancing the shopping experience for all campus customers.

While implementing these updates, eFollett.com and the Faculty Online Adoption tool will be unavailable from 8:00 p.m. EST Friday, June 13, to 11:00 p.m. EST Sunday, June 15.  All eFollett.com and Online Adoption visitors will be prompted with an outage message, including contact information for eFollett.com customer service. Please know that the DeSales Campus Store will remain fully operational during its normal business hours to ensure minimal impact to the DeSales University campus community.

Follett looks forward to unveiling the new site upgrades and will provide additional details as the process is completed.

Questions? Debra Johnson at x1325.