Banned Books Week Exhibit in Trexler Library

Check out the Banned Books Week Exhibit in Trexler Library

The American Library Association’s Banned Book Week 2015 is celebrating more than 30 years of the freedom to read.

This freedom, not only to choose what we read, but to select from a full array of possibilities is firmly rooted in the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

Did you know that classics such as Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon” were challenged this year, and that Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” is one of the 10 most frequently challenged books in 2014?

Stop by the library and check to see if your favorite books have been challenged recently.


2015 Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report

DeSales University is committed to assisting all members of the DeSales community in providing for their own safety and security. The DeSales University 2015 Annual Security Report and the 2015 Annual Fire Report is now available on the DeSales website:

The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years on crimes reported to campus security authorities that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by DeSales University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statistics are prepared in accordance with the standards and guidelines used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook and the   Clery Act in in accordance with state laws (The College and University Security Information Act/Act 73 of 1988) and federal law. The report also includes information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, crime reporting policies, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other important matters. The Annual Security Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act and PA Act 73 of 1988.

The Annual Fire Report includes information about fire safety policies, on-campus housing fire safety systems, fire safety education programs, supervised fire drills, plans for future improvements in fire safety, and other important matters. Additionally, the report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years on fires reported in on-campus student housing that occurred on the campus of DeSales University. The Annual Fire Report is published in compliance with section 485(i) of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, otherwise known as the Campus Fire Safety Right-To-Know Act.

Enrolled students and current employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of these reports.

In addition to the above website, copies may be obtained by contacting the Office of University Police located in the Lawless Center (610.282.1100, ext. 1740) or the Safety Office located in the McShea Student Center (610.282.1100, ext. 1717).

Questions may be directed to:

Police Chief Steven Marshall, 610.282.1100 ext. 1837,    

Clery Coordinator Susan Anthony, 610.282.1100 ext. 1740,

Ex Corde Ecclesiae Symposium, 9/30

Wednesday, September 30 in the Gambet Center Auditorium

To celebrate DeSales University’s 50th anniversary the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture invites you to a special symposium on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 3:30 for faculty and @ 7:00 p.m. for the public. The event will take place in the Gambet Center Auditorium. The public event is free and open to everyone. printable flier

Questions? Contact Lore McFadden @ / or visit

Act 1 Opens 46th Season Tonight with Bus Stop

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: only $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff!
Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: only $7 for students and $12 for faculty and staff!

“An uproarious comedy that never strays from the truth.”  –The New York Times

We couldn’t open the season with a more wonderful play than William Inge’s Bus Stop. You may know the title from the 1956 movie version starring Marilyn Monroe. Billed then as an “American romantic comedy,” William Inge crafted a very funny play that is also a tender, heart-warming tale about growing up.  His was the voice of the American small town, places where young people yearn to discover that there is more to life.

In the middle of a howling Midwestern blizzard, a bus pulls up to Gracie’s roadside diner. All the roads are blocked and the weary travelers are stranded overnight. Cherie, a flighty nightclub singer, belligerent cowboy Bo and his friend Virgil, and a drunken doctor are joined by the sheriff, the bus driver, a young waitress, and Gracie herself. Waiting for the roads to be cleared, they devise entertainments while sharing hopes and dreams over coffee, donuts, and a little Shakespeare. An uproariously funny celebration of love, Bus Stop is a tale about growing up.

Steven Dennis, who directed last spring’s wildly successful production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is at the helm of this production. Join us for this production of a marvelous play written by one of America’s best playwrights.

Please be advised that the Labuda Box Office does not accept the 3D card.

For tickets or more information, stop by or call the Box Office at Ext. 1276.

Volunteers Needed: Habitat for Humanity Build, 10/3

Students are needed for the Saturday, Oct. 3 Habitat for Humanity build. Students will meet in the McShea Commons at 8:15am, build from 9am-3pm and return to campus by 3:30pm.  Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. 

Space is limited, please email if you’d like to attend or have any questions.

Last Call: Catechesis and Cocktails with Campus Ministry, 10/5

Now that Pope Francis has successfully completed his trip to the United States and the World Meeting of Families has concluded, keep the spirit alive through participating in Campus Ministry’s Catechesis and Cocktails on Monday, October 5 at the Alacoque House.

Beginning at 4pm we will gather to discuss Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. 

For your free copy of Love Is Our Mission and to RSVP, Contact Fr. Tim at

DUC Lot Closed, 10/1

DeSales is hosting a large event in the DUC on the evening of Thursday, October 01, 2015.  The parking lot will be closed at 2PM and will remain so until 7PM.  Overflow parking will be first sent to the Dooling Hall lot and then sent to the front lot of Billera Hall as needed.

Over two hundred and fifty attendees are registered.