BJ’s Discounted Memberships with 3 Bonus Months for DeSales U

Faculty and Staff: Great Reasons to Join BJ’S Club,  Renew, or Extend!

  • Get $10 Off the $50 Annual Inner Circle Membership Fee – ONLY $40
  • Get $20 Off the $100 BJ’s Rewards Membership Fee – ONLY $80
  • Get 15 Months of Membership instead of 12 Months
  • Get a FREE Second Household Card

Current members may renew at the discounted rate & get 15 months added to their current expiration!

This special offer is not available online or at any BJ’s Club location

This is the only program you may join/renew/extend at a discount & get 3 bonus months


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  • Existing members will get 15 months added to their expiration date.
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R.I.P. Filippo Colosi, father of Dr. Joseph Colosi

It is with great sadness but hope in the resurrection that we announce the death of Filippo Colosi, father of Dr. Joseph Colosi, Associate Professor of Biology in the Natural Sciences Department. 

Philip “Filippo” Colosi died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home in Piscataway, one day shy of his 96th birthday. Born in San Pier Niceto, Italy he lived in New Brunswick before moving to Piscataway in 1957. He worked tirelessly to support his family as owner of Colosi’s Nursery in Piscataway for most of his life. He also worked at Ford Motor Company in Edison for 26 years. Mr. Colosi was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church in Piscataway. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Dunellen. He was devoted to his wife of 63 years, Angelina Scibilia Colosi, who died in 2012.

Funeral services will be 9:15AM Monday from Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick followed by a 10:30AM Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Piscataway. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 3PM to 7PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church Capital Improvement Fund, 50 Van Winkle Place, Piscataway, NJ 08854 or to a charity of ones choice.

Condolences can be sent to Dr. Colosi via campus mail. 

Summer Hours @DeSales

Summer break is here, and for those of us who remain on campus, it’s a slightly different pace around here without all the undergrads. 🙂 Here’s a handy guide to help you navigate campus resources during the [bull]dog days.

Dining on Campus

  • DUC Food Court: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-1:30am
  • Gambet Center Pulse Cafe: Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm & 5pm-7:30pm
  • Dooling Skylight Café: Monday & Wednesday Only, 5pm-8pm
  • Café McShea featuring Sandella’s: Closed for Summer


  • Compardo Fitness Center in Billera Hall: Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm & 2pm-6pm
  • McShea Student Union Fitness Center: Monday-Friday, 6am – 6pm for approved faculty and staff only – contact

Trexler Library

  • Monday – Thursday  9:00am – 10:00pm
  • Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday – CLOSED

Campus Bookstore

  • Monday -Thursday, 9am – 5:30pm
  • Friday, 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday, 11am – 3pm
  • Sun, Closed
  • Minuteman Press: Monday – Thursday, 9am to 5:30pm & Fridays 9am to 4pm

Have we missed anything? Contact and we’ll add it.

Summer Energy Curtailment

Now that the warm weather is upon the campus, there may be times PPL (Electrical Grid Operator) will require DeSales University along with their other large consumers to reduce energy use. This initiate avoids brown-outs and black-outs in our area. Reduction is achieved by turning off unnecessary lights, appliances and raising HVAC temperature a few degrees. PPL gives a 2 hour notice prior to the need for energy reduction. Most reductions occur between the hours of 1 pm to 6 pm. DeSales University will send an alert when possible notifying employees. Thank you for understanding and cooperating as DeSales University participates in this important conservation initiative which positively benefits our Lehigh Valley community. 

Bro. Joe Schodowski

DEIT Workshops June 2015

FACULTY: New faculty can join DEIT for the Distance Education Welcome Chat online on 6/4/15 from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM to learn about the resources the DEIT department and library offer. To learn more about Blackboard, faculty can join the Blackboard Fundamentals online workshop on 6/8/15 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

DEIT is also offering faculty workshops on Panopto and Blackboard Collaborate. The online Blackboard Collaborate workshop on 6/10/2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. The online Panopto workshop will be held on 6/24/2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. 

DEIT will also be holding a special Instructor Roundtable and Dinner on 6/17/2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This session will be held both in person in Gambet Room 243 and online through Blackboard Collaborate from 6:00 – 7:00 PM for those who cannot attend in person. This Roundtable session is an opportunity for instructors at DeSales to share their experiences with other instructors, ask DEIT questions, and provide feedback to make teaching at DeSales University an even better place to teach and learn in the future.

Also new in June 2015 is the New Course Template Overview for Instructors workshop. Starting with all Fall 2015 courses (including Traditional Day, ACCESS, and Graduate sessions) all course shells in Blackboard will have the new template applied to their course. This new template will not affect the functionality of Blackboard, but does have a new, improved layout for the left navigation menu. This half hour online workshop will be held on 6/9/2015 from 7:00 – 7:30 PM and will go over the new look for courses and the best practices for using the new template. Sessions on the new template will also be held throughout July and August as well. 

STUDENTS: New students are encouraged to attend the online New Student Orientation for Online/Hybrid Courses workshop held on 6/25/2015 from 7:00 – 7:30 PM. New students will be introduced to the tools and services both DEIT and the Trexler Library Staff offer.

If you’d like to sign up for any of our monthly faculty or student workshops, please click here:

If you’re interested in working with a member of DEIT, either one-on-one or in a group session, but aren’t available to attend one of our monthly scheduled workshops, please fill out the Workshop Session Request Form found here: On this form, you can select a date and time to schedule an in person session or an online session to work with a member of DEIT on the instructional technology subject you’re interested in.