Opening Mass 2016, 8/21

We will formally celebrate the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year with the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. on the Alumni Courts of Billera Hall.         

All administrative, professional, and support staff members are invited to join us as we welcome freshmen and their families.  Since this is an academic procession, administrative and professional staff personnel who wish to process with the faculty should wear academic attire.  Members of the support staff should feel free to join with the parents.  Vesting and formation of the procession will take place in the women’s visitors’ locker room next to the classroom in Billera Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m.

 Concelebrants will gather in the reception area of the athletic administration offices. Magdalene Riggins, Director of Campus Ministry, will prepare the liturgy and organize the ministers.  The Class of 2020 will be organized by Dr. Jerry Joyce.  Parents should be directed to sit in the tan chairs.  Students will sit in front of the stage in the white chairs.  Faculty, administrative, and professional staff will be seated to the left and right of the stage.   

 Following the liturgy, the Class of 2020 will say goodbye to their families and then join the faculty and staff for dinner in the University Center at 4:30 p.m.  Tables will be arranged by academic divisions.  The entire event will end by 6:00 p.m.  

Please enjoy this new beginning! 

– Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS, President


Upcoming DEIT Instructor Training Workshops

Register at

  • Panopto
    Saturday July 30 OR August 13. Either date 10 am, Dooling Hall, Room 40
    Learn the best way to pre-record lectures and presentations from DEIT’s Ted Schmittel. 
  • Distance Education Welcome Chat
    Thursday, August 4, 7 pm, online
    Learn about the resources of DEIT and Trexler Library. Meet DEIT director Eric Hagan and librarian Jess Burkhardt. 
  • Blackboard Fundamentals
    Monday, August 8, 7 pm, online (with Jim Holton) OR Saturday, August 27, 10 am, Dooling Hall, Room 40 (with Ted Schmittel)
    Learn everything you need to know to get started creating course material and teaching in Blackboard.
  • Blackboard Collaborate
    Wednesday, August 17, 7 pm, online
    Learn how to conduct live class meetings on the Web. Led by DEIT’s Ted Schmittel.
  • Classroom Technology Walkthrough
    By appointment – day, evening, or Saturday morning. Email or call 610-282-1100 x2290.
    Learn the instructional technology in the classroom where you’ll be teaching.

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Questions? Email or call 610-282-1100 x2290.

Summertime Sizzle on the DUC Patio: Wild Wings, 7/29

Let the sizzlin’ continue! This week at Summertime Sizzle we are grilling up some delicious Chicken Wings served with choice of sauce, Tossed Caesar Salad and our House Made Parmesan Crisps, Soft Pretzels, and a Freckled Lemonade! 

We also will have our first ever Patio Karaoke! If you would like to participate, email with your song selection or sign up with Linda at the Grill any time before Friday to reserved your spot!

Take a walk on the wild side this Friday starting at 11am!


Faculty/Staff Email Server Maintenance, 7/29

On Friday, July 29th, the IT Department will be performing maintenance on our email server between 12:00 and 12:30 PM. The Outlook Web App (email access through a web browser) may be briefly unavailable during this maintenance window. Sending and receiving of email should not be affected.


Dee Roscioli ’99 is Back on Broadway! Join us for Fiddler on the Roof, 8/20

We are excited to announce Dee Roscioli ’99 is back on Broadway in the exciting revival of Fiddler on the Roof playing Fruma Sarah and understudying the lead role of Golde currently played by Jessica Hecht. We still have some seats open on our annual alumni bus trip to New York City and we wanted to open the trip up to faculty and staff. There are still a few tickets left for Fiddler on the Roof and we hope you can join us!

The trip is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2016. We leave campus promptly at 9:00 a.m. We arrive in New York City a little before noon. There will be free time to shop or have lunch before the shows. The curtain rises at 2:00 p.m. Immediately after the shows conclude, we will depart and will arrive back at DeSales around 6:30 p.m. 

Fiddler on the Roof  Pricing & Info
Fiddler on the Roof is the timeless story of Tevye, who dreams of being a rich man far from the troubles of his village. As his cherished daughters fall in love one by one, he must decide between letting them grow and holding his family near. Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,””Sunrise Sunset,””Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler On the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life! (Fiddler on the Roof is appropriate for people of all ages. Bring the whole family!)

DSU Special Group Rate:
Cost: $130 per person – fee includes orchestra seats plus transportation. (Non-Group Rate: $160 per ticket. DSU saves you $30.00 on the seats alone plus transportation!)

To purchase tickets or for questions, please contact Rebecca Righi in Institutional Advancement at ext. 1789 or by email