Today: HAZMAT Drill in Hurd Science Center

The DeSales University Emergency Services Department will be conducting a HAZMAT drill on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The drill will simulate a chemical accident in one of the chemistry labs in the Hurd Science Center. During the drill, all occupants of the Hurd Science Center will be evacuated via the fire alarm system and all HVAC systems in the building will be temporarily shut down, in an effort to test the University’s response to such an event. The drill will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m.

All components of the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS) will be utilized during this drill, i.e. e2Campus, Big Voice, and the Visiplex indoor mass notification system. Please follow the instructions provided by CEALS. The drill will end at approximately 2:15 p.m.

Below are vital instructions to follow for the upcoming drill:

  • All occupants present at the time of the drill in the Hurd Science Center will be asked to evacuate the building, upon activation of the fire alarm system, and follow instructions provided by CEALS.
  • Occupants of other campus buildings are asked to avoid the Hurd Science Center and its immediate vicinity during the drill. We ask you to become familiar with all components of CEALS.
  • Please follow instructions broadcasted via the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS)

If you have not yet signed up for the e2Campus system, please sign up at:

Please send all feedback on the test to Dennis Rasley, Director of Emergency Services, at or ext. 1513

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making DeSales University a safer place for our faculty, staff, and students. 

Questions or concerns? or ext. 1513

SGA Leadership Awards

It is time to recognize the hard-working individuals that go above and beyond for the student body and DeSales University community as a whole. Students, faculty, and staff members are invited to nominate fellow students or student groups for any of the James F. Kilcur SGA Class Awards, the SGA Program of the Year, and the SGA Club/Organization of the Year.

Students are also invited to nominate those faculty and staff members for the SGA Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff of the Year awards.

Please use the following form on CollegiateLink to submit your nominations. You are eligible to submit multiple nominations. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, April 9, at 11:59 p.m.

We will formally notify students, faculty, or staff if selected as the recipient of an award. All awards will be presented at the Student Life Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 3.


Online Courses Available to Traditional Day Students

In the Fall 2017 semester, five full-term 16-week, entirely online courses are available to our traditional day students. The online courses are:

  • English-110-OL01: Introduction to Poetry (Prof. Stephen Myers)
  • History-303-OL01: Renaissance Europe (Dr. Brennan Pursell)
  • History-303-OL02: Renaissance Europe (Dr. Brennan Pursell)
  • Math-110-OL01: Finite Math (Father Extejt)
  • Marketing-201-OL01:  Principles of Marketing (Dr. McGorry)

During their undergraduate experience at DeSales, traditional undergraduate students may take up to two online courses in the day program as part of their fall and spring schedules. These courses have been designed specifically for traditional day students by our faculty.

Registration for these online courses will take place as part of the normal fall semester registration process. Costs for these courses are part of the regular full-time day semester tuition plan. There is no extra tuition cost for these courses for full-time traditional day students. These courses will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. ACCESS-by-Day students are not eligible to take these courses.

Students cannot take an online class solely on a tablet, iPad, or smartphone. Students must have a modern PC or Mac computer, with speakers/headphones, a microphone, and a webcam. Video recording may be used to proctor online exams. More information regarding technology needs can be found at:


Volunteer Clients Needed for Senior Sport & Exercise Physiology Majors

The senior Sport & Exercise Physiology majors are looking for volunteer clients for their capstone projects. Volunteers will meet with our seniors for 3-6 times between April 3 and April 17. All ages, all fitness levels, all goals are welcome. It will be completely individualized to your needs and goals. You will schedule individualized meeting times that fit your schedule and the students’ schedule.

Our students are prepared to address issues like:

1) Strategies for lifestyle change
2) General or specific fitness goals
3) Exercise programs for prevention or management of stable health conditions like hypertension, osteoporosis prevention, and others
4) Or just join for a few new fun workout ideas



Faculty: Encourage Students to Attend Health & Wellness Opportunity Expo, 3/29

Faculty: All majors/students are welcome to a campus-wide networking and hiring event! Health & Wellness Opportunity Expo, Wednesday, 3/29, in DUC Commonwealth Room 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Developed for students seeking a career, internship, or job shadow/observation hours in health & wellness facilities/organizations.

Clinical and non-clinical opportunities available.

More than 35 employers registered to attend.

Please encourage students to attenddress to impress, and bring polished resumés.

Refer students to the Career Development Center for assistance (Dooling 121).

List of employers on Bulldogs4HIRE.



Students: Health & Wellness Opportunity Expo, 3/29

Students: All Students/Majors welcome to Health & Wellness Opportunity Expo, Wednesday, 3/29, in DUC Commonwealth Room 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Looking for a career, internship, or job shadow/observation hours in the health & wellness fields? All students/majors are welcome!

Prepare your resumé & dress to impress for more than 35 employers that will be here on-campus to hire you! See the list on Bulldogs4HIRE.

Questions? Contact the Career Development Center, Dooling 121