Blackboard Upgrade Downtime, 5/16

Blackboard will be upgraded to the October 2014 Service Pack on 5/16/2016 at 8pm until 8am on 5/17/2016.


Normal service for Blackboard will resume after 8am on 5/17/ 2016. 

Some new features coming to Blackboard with this upgrade include:

  • SafeAssign integrated as an option in regular Assignments
  • Student Preview mode allows instructors to view a course exactly as a student would see the course
  • Ability for instructors to delegate specific users in a course as graders

Learn more about these new and updated features.

Questions? Contact DEIT at

Elektra Theatre Tea Talk: Exploring Grief, 2/7

This year’s annual Theatre Tea Talk, “Exploring Grief”, will examine the deeper motives behind Sophokles’ grief-stricken Elektra and her obsessive quest for vengeance.

The presentation will feature Bro. Daniel Wisniewski, head of the division of sciences and mathematics at DeSales, Dr. Galina Yermolenko, professor of English at DeSales, and Mr. Dick Williams, a clinical social worker and social work educator. The panel will provide insight into the grieving process through the lenses of the play, modern behavior science, and Salesian philosophy.

The event takes place on Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Center. 

Presented by the Division of Performing Arts, it is provided as an enrichment event to gear up for the production’s opening on Wednesday, February 24.

The cost for the presentaion is $11 per person and includes Greek pastries, coffee, and tea. Refreshments are available beginning at 1:30 p.m., prior to the 2:00 p.m tea talk.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Labuda Center Box Office at 610-282-3192.

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

Academic Oversight Committee meeting minutes

The Academic Oversight Committee meeting minutes from 12/09/15 can now be accessed by going to MyDSU.

The view the newest and archived AOC minutes login into MyDSU, scroll over to the right and click on “Faculty Links to Resources” or “Bookmarks/Committee Meeting Minutes.” 



Would you like to study Spanish and cover HUM III and HUM IV in Spain?

DeSales University invites you to join us to the Summer Abroad Program in Segovia, Spain 2016 (May24-June22).  This is a great program!  It is 4 weeks long with long weekends to travel to Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, and Seville.

You will take two simultaneous Spanish classes at the Center of Hispanic Studies at Segovia and they will transfer to DeSales University. You will live with a Spanish family that provides your 3 meals of the day.

Classes go from 9am-1:00pm. After classes you will have an excursion organized by the school to a different location in Segovia or its surrounding towns. Then you will have part of the afternoons and the evenings free.

The final cost will be upon number of students enroll as shown below. The cost includes airfare, transportation, housing, meals, classes, excursions, and trips. Not included health insurance ($1 per day), books ($10-$15), and personal expenses.

An informational meeting will be held on Monday Feb. 8, 3:00-4:00 Dooling 106. If you have questions in the meantime, please stop to my office Dooling 273 or please contact me at: Dr. Angelica Silva

Dress Down Day Pink Game, 2/5

The DeSales University Women’s Basketball Team is getting ready to do their part to fight cancer.  You too can be part of the team by joining Coach Richter and his players by participating in the Dress Down Day to be held on Friday, February 5. 

Simply make a $5 donation and you can wear your favorite jeans and sweatshirt to work.  

If you are interested in participating please send us your:




and return it to Gracia Perilli in the Athletic Department by 2/5.  Checks are payable to “DeSales University Athletic Department”

All money raised will be donated to The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Gracia Perilli, 610-282-1100 ext. 1218