Housekeeping and Custodial Survey

All residents on campus:  Please take a moment to complete the housekeeping and custodial survey that will drop in your DeSales email starting November 1.  Your feedback will give us an idea where we are successful in providing a healthy environment but also it will provide us with some knowledge in your areas of concern where we can provide better cleaning service and maintenance in the residence halls.  Thanks for you participation in advance.


Collaboration for Life: Organ & Tissue Donation Process, 11/3

Collaboration for Life: Organ & Tissue Donation Process

Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM

Gambet Auditorium, Room 153

One person can save or enhance the lives of up to 50 other people through organ and tissue donation. Learn what can be donated to help save a life or give a better quality of life to those in need.

Guest Speakers:

Maria Bleil, MPH, Hospital Services Coordinator, Gift of Life Donor Program

Michael Parsley, two time organ recipient of double lung and kidney

Bill Parsley, kidney donor

Light refreshments provided.  All are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:  Mu Omicron Chapter, STTI


Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancis “The man who has forsaken all things for God must take back nothing except as God wills it. He does not nourish his body except as God ordains, so that it may serve the soul.” Treatise on the Love of God (TLG) 2, 139

– St. Francis de Sales

Habitat Build – Saturday, 11/1

We are in need of students to volunteer on our Habitat build this Saturday.  Students will meet in the McShea Commons at 8:20am and work at the site from 9am-3pm.  Students must wear long pants, clothes they don’t mind getting dirty, sneakers/boots, and a water bottle.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

Email if you want to attend.

Academic Resource Center (ARC) Reorganization

I am delighted to announce the following promotions and the reorganization of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), effective Monday, October 27.

Dr. Scott Mattingly is Assistant Dean of Academic Life. Dr. Mattingly will serve as a liaison between Academic Affairs and Student Life, and he reports to Dr. Robert Blumenstein, Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Ms. Ann Koefer is Director of the Academic Resource Center, and she reports to Dr. Mattingly.

Ms. Ann Michael is Coordinator of the Writing Center, and she reports to Ms. Koefer.

Ms. Yalitza Davis is Coordinator of Gateway To Success and Retention Support Specialist, and she reports to Ms. Koefer.

Ms. Julie Corredato’s new title is Disability Services Assistant.

The promotions and the reorganization are in recognition of the excellent service provided by the ARC staff and by the increase in the number of students who use their services.

Please join me in thanking and congratulating these colleagues. – Karen Walton, Provost

Spring 2015: Ethics of Character w/ 10 Day Trip to Europe

Dr. Joshua Schulz will be offering PL 209: Ethics of Character in Spring 2015. This is a DeSales Experience course. In addition to studying the seven holy virtues and seven deadly sins in philosophy and literature – we read Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio! – students enrolled in the course will receive a subsidy for a 10 day trip to Europe from May 9-19, 2015. The trip will be a whirlwind tour of London, Oxford, Paris, and Florence, with an afternoon in Rome before returning.

Please contact

Poet Ross Gay to Read at DeSales, 10/30

By Paige Myers-Ackerman

DiScoUrse, the Creative Writing Honors Society of DeSales University, will host a reading by Ross Gay on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center and is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Gay is the author of two poetry collections, Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down. Bringing the Shovel Down is available for purchase at the DeSales Campus Store.

Questions? Professor Juilene McKnight at