Annual Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Testing

Simplex Grinnell, the University’s Fire alarm system and suppression vendor will be on campus beginning Thursday, July 17 to begin the annual testing of all campus fire alarms and sprinkler systems, as required by the National Fire Protection Association and will remain on campus until all testing has been completed. This includes both the academic/administrative buildings as well as all residence halls. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask for your patience during the tests.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Emergency Services Department at extension 1779 or 1513 or email:

Trexler Library Database Page Outage

Trexler Library’s Database page is migrating to a new system on Wednesday, July 16.  This migration may cause a disruption in access to our database page.

Below are direct links to some databases.  The outage should only last a few hours.

If you need a database that is not on the list, please call us at 610.282.1100 ext. 1266 and we will be happy to help.

Academic Search Premier,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph

Business Source Elite



Lexis Nexis

Films on Demand


Fiscal Year End Reminder

The following are due to the Treasurer’s Office today, July 15:

·        June credit card statements

·        Travel expense reports for fiscal year 2014

·        Invoices for fiscal year 2014

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Fenstermacher at

PSF Raffle: Viking Cruise

Have you heard about this year’s PSF raffle?  The prize is a Viking Cruise from Paris to the heart of Normandy!

Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside and voilà! Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the famous Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed. Lose yourself in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion. This fascinating 8-day journey has something for everyone. You may travel anytime in 2014 or 2015 that suits you.

You may purchase tickets here

Or at the Will Call table during PSF’s productions.

Tickets are $100 and only 350 will be sold. Proceeds benefit PSF’s education and artistic programs.

Bon Voyage!

For more information, contact Deb Walter at

PSF Young Company Project – The Comedy of Errors

Dear DSU Faculty & Staff –

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Young Company actors (who are all DSU Theatre students) will perform a shortened version (less than 2 hours) of The Comedy of Errors on Tuesday, July 15 at 10am and at 8pm in the Schubert Theatre in the Labuda Center. PSF Actor/Director Brad DePlanche and DSU Faculty/PSF Actor Wayne Turney have worked with the actors, and past Young Company Projects have been a lot of fun. No tickets are required for this event.  These performances are not for sale to the general public. Instead, they are for invited audiences, and you & your family/friends are invited! I hope you will be able to attend one of these performances that function as an educational workshop experience for the Young Company and support the DSU students.

The 2014 PSF Young Company includes: Valerie Berger, Phoenix Best, Caitlin Dailey, Peter Danelski, Brett Lawlor, Mark Marano, Dane McMichael, Maria Pfender, Kevin Riddagh, Ashleen Rowan, and Jonathan Wallace.


Cork Bulletin Board

The Treasurer’s Office has a cork bulletin board, 2′ x 3′, available to any department that could use it

Contact Deb Naso @ ext 1225 or if you are interested.

Orientation Help

Attention all Faculty and Staff!

Fall Orientation is fast approaching and one of the best things about this event is the unity that the entire DeSales community shows to the new freshman class.  The positive feedback from students and their families about the students and staff that participate is tremendous.

Once again this year the Fall Orientation planning group would like to invite all DeSales faculty and staff to help with the move in process on Sunday, August 24th from 8:00am – 12:30pm.  You can sign up by emailing Nick Luchko at  Please include the following:

Your Name
Your Department
Your Email
Your T-Shirt Size
Any limitations of activity? If yes, please explain.

Those who are unable to carry objects or have limited mobility, we will have other jobs such as handing out water or directing families during move in.  There is a job for everyone who wants to be involved.  You will get an official Fall Orientation t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch for helping.

Those who are interested should let us know by Friday, July 25, 2014.