Summer Employment

I am looking for applicants interested in working during the summer months for the DeSales custodial team.  Employment starts on May 16 and ends on August 19.  This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm.  Tasks can vary from lifting furniture, operating floor machines such as buffers, carpet extractors, and shop vacuums, and working with cleaning agents.  Other tasks may include various Facilities Dept. duties on campus, inside and outside.   

I am looking to put a team together that handles instruction well and that works efficiently and effectively with my current staff of custodians and housekeepers.  More importantly, I am looking for individuals that are reliable, respectful, maintain a good work ethic, are dedicated to working here for the entire summer, and live within the local area (there will be no accommodations to live on-campus). 

If you are interested, please contact me at my office phone, 610-282-1100 ext. 1414, or send me an email to  I will contact you to set up interviews in mid-April.

“University Grading Policies: A Discussion” University Roundtable, 4/13

The DeSales University Faculty Steering Committee will host a University Roundtable on Wednesday, April 13, at 3:00PM. in the Wood/Heritage Rooms of the University Center. 

A panel of students and faculty will address this year’s topic of:  “University Grading Policies: A Discussion.” The event is open to the entire University community, whose contributions to the discussion will be both encouraged and gratefully received.  Please join us and share your thoughts on this year’s compelling topic.  First-year students will receive a Character U point. Refreshments will be served.


Favorite Poem Poetry Reading, 4/7

In honor of National Poetry Month, the English faculty will host a Favorite Poem Poetry Reading Thursday, April 7 at 7 PM in the Hurd Room of the DUC.

We are still looking for guest readers from across the campus–faculty, staff or administration–who would like to share a favorite poem with the audience and comment on why the poem has special meaning for them.

If you would like to join the audience, please come! The reading is free and open to the public and should last about 75 minutes.

The event is based on the Favorite Poem Poetry Reading model first conceived by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky during his term as Laureate and has proven immensely successful the two previous times we have featured it at DeSales.

If you would like to participate in the reading, please email Dr. Steve Myers ( to indicate your interest. 

Dash for a Difference – 5K Run to benefit the DeSales Free Clinic, 6/25

Looking to run a 5K this summer? Sign up online and run to support the DeSales Free Clinic! The run will take place on June 25 @ 9AM in front of McShea. Costs is $25, but students can enter for $20. The first 100 registrants will receive a t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top male, female, and age group runners! Raffle tickets also included with online registration! Register now and help provide free healthcare to our areas most vulnerable.

Contact Professor Melissa Brown at for more information.

Faculty/Staff Graduation Memo from Father O’Connor

Commencement for the Class of 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m.  We look forward to welcoming the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville, to campus as our commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.  Previously, Archbishop Kurtz served as the Bishop of Knoxville and before that he served for 27 years in the Diocese of Allentown, in charge of social services, diocesan administration, and parish ministry. He was pastor of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Parish, from 1996 to 1999, and St. Mary Parish in Catasauqua, from 1988 to 1996, associate director and later executive director of the Catholic Social Agency and Family Life Bureau from 1976 to 1994, and diocesan coordinator for health affairs from 1991 to 1998.  He also served in formation at St. Pius X Seminary, as an instructor at Mary Immaculate Seminary, and as the assistant director and promoter of vocations for the Diocese of Allentown. 

This memo is a reminder that all full-time faculty, administrative, and professional staffs are required to attend commencement, and that academic attire is to be worn. If for any reason, you are unable to attend, please notify Mary at

If the weather is favorable, commencement will be held outdoors on the mall behind Dooling Hall. Robing will take place in the library – directional signs will be posted. Trustees and members of the platform party will robe in Wills Hall. The procession will form at 10:45 a.m. Trustees, honorary degree recipients, faculty members, President’s Cabinet, and the Chaplain will be seated on the stage; members of the professional and administrative staff will be seated in the front rows of chairs located on the left-hand side of the stage (as you face the stage).

In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be held in Billera Hall. In that case, robing for faculty and staff will take place in the women’s locker room. Trustees and members of the platform party will robe in the athletic offices. These offices are located on the right as soon as you enter the main entrance of Billera Hall.  The above seating arrangement will also apply. 

The Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m.  You are invited and encouraged, but not required, to attend. Academic dress will not be used at the Baccalaureate.  You are also invited to attend the Class of 2016 Dinner Dance following the Baccalaureate.  Reservations are required.  Refer to the DSU Daily for information or call Mary at extension 2030. 

As we approach the close of the spring semester, let us reflect on the exciting times ahead for us. During this our 50th anniversary, I take this opportunity to recognize you for your remarkable accomplishments and efforts on behalf of our University and thank you for the role you play in our success. 

I look forward to celebrating commencement with you on May 21.

– Rev. Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS, President


Powering Your Social Media Presence with Eve Tannery, 4/4

image008Monday April 4 in the Commonwealth Room, DUC 5:30-7pm

What Does Your Social Media Say About You? A Career Development Center and Alumni Affairs Networking Event

Join us to learn about the best techniques to market yourself using social media from WMFZ Anchorwoman Eve Tannery!

Refreshments will be served.

Students, Alumni, & Staff welcome!

Alumni: Please RSVP


FREE Movie Night, 3/31: Romero

Thursday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm in the Gambet Auditorium the Salesian Center will host a special movie event. This event is FREE and open to the public. Free popcorn too! 

Romero: In El Salvador, the new bishop speaks out against the death squads and the terror campaign the government is using in an attempt to crush the guerrilla war that is being waged against them.

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Learn more about the Salesian Center Reel to Real movie program. »


Undergraduate Day Registration Information

The Fall 2016 Registration information is now available and ready to view: posted under MyDSU: Departments and Offices –Registrar’s Office-Homepage. You can also search for classes thru the website.


In order to register for fall courses, students must consult with their academic advisors and obtain clearance to register between Monday, April 4 and Friday, April 8.

As preparation for this meeting, you should review your progress toward meeting course requirements and create a list of possible courses for the upcoming semester. To do this, use the Academic Evaluation feature in WebAdvisor (Academic Planning > Academic Evaluation) and/or the graduation requirement form for your major (available at 

You should also check your WebAdvisor account to learn when you may begin registering for your classes. After logging in, click on “Registration Status and Time.” For most students, this screen will indicate that they may register at some time between April 11 and April 15. However, please note that some students may see a “hold,” which restricts them from registering. If you are one of these students, you must clear up the related matter before you may register. 

If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor.