What’s new from DEIT?

Upcoming Events and Workshops. Register at www.desales.edu/workshops.

Blackboard Fundamentals

  • Monday, August 7: 7 p.m. (online)
  • Saturday, August 12: 10 a.m. (Dooling 40-2)

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

  • Wednesday, August 9: 7 p.m. (online)
  • Saturday, August 26: 10 a.m. (Dooling 40-2)


  • Wednesday, August 2: 7 p.m. (online)


New Blackboard mobile apps

Panopto update to version 5.4

StudentLingo unavailable 7/29 – 7/31

New DSU Help Desk effective June 1 [Read more…]

Mass of the Holy Spirit, 8/20

TO:                  The DeSales Community
FROM:           Dr. Gerard Joyce, President of DeSales University

The campus community is filled with excitement and anticipation as it prepares for the start of the 2017–18 academic year and the arrival of more than 500 new students. The official kick-off for the new year will begin with a Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. This celebration will be held on the Alumni Courts in Billera Hall. We are delighted that Father James Greenfield, President Elect of DeSales University, will be present to serve as the main celebrant.

All administrative, professional, and support staff members are invited to join us as we welcome the Class of 2021 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. Vesting and formation of the procession will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the women’s visitors’ locker room next to the Billera Hall classroom. Support staff are welcome to sit with the parents.

Concelebrants of Mass 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 2021 will be organized by Linda Zerbe, Acting Vice President for Student Life. Parents should be directed to sit in tan color chairs. Students will sit in front of the stage in white chairs. Faculty, administrative, and professional staff will sit to the left and right of the stage.

Following the liturgy, families of the Class of 2021 will have an opportunity to say goodbye to their sons and daughters before departing campus. At that time, our new students will join the faculty, staff, and student leaders for a dinner in the University Center at 4:30 p.m. Tables will be arranged by academic divisions.

Thank you for your dedication to DeSales University, and enjoy the start of this new academic year.

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu

Summertime Sizzle Today

Our BBQ & Blues Summertime Sizzle will be on Friday, July 28 starting at 11 a.m. The themed menu includes a BBQ Tasting Plate with House Smoked Meats and BBQ Sauces, Smoked Gouda Grits, Slaw, Baked Beans, House Pickled Vegetables, Sweet Cornbread Shortcake, and Strawberry Lemonade.

The LAST Summertime Sizzle is our ‘End of the Summer Pool Party’ on August 4.

We’ll bring the heat, so stop by our outdoor kitchen!

Don’t forget to use Paw Bucks to get your discount!

Questions? Tara.Stoudt@desales.edu or ext. 1672

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Offers Free Workshop, 7/30

Sunday, July 30 / 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts

The Dramatic Function of Music & Sound in Shakespeare’s Playsa workshop with Alexander Sovronsky

Currently appearing as Aramis in The Three Musketeers (for which he also composed original music/sound designed) and Amiens in As You Like It at PSF, Alexander is also a Shakespeare scholar and academic, teaching workshops to directors and performers all across the country about the function of music in Shakespeare’s works. Too often we skip over the songs and song references in Shakespeare because we don’t understand them or have a relationship to the music itself. But Shakespeare always used music and sound to connect with his audiences to deepen the experience of the plays for his audiences. By exploring and understanding what Shakespeare was trying to do with music and sound, we can be better informed to make our own choices for contemporary productions of his plays. In this workshop, we will look at sounds, music, and songs in Romeo & Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, and others. We will look at the original source material for these songs in the plays and gain a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s (and his audience’s) relationship to this music that he so carefully wove into the very fabric of his works and then take the next active step to bring this work off the academic page and onto the stage – how can this work better inform our choices as contemporary theater makers?

Please join us. NO RSVP required.

Questions? Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org

Colleague and Recruit Training Day, 8/2

Please join us for a day of Colleague and Recruit Training! You can come for one or for all of the sessions.

Date: August 2
Location: Gambet 221
Time: 9:00 to 5:00
Lunch will be provided (Pizza, Salad, soda, cookies)

You can register at the following link: www.desales.edu/colleaguerecruittraining

Deadline for registration is July 31, 2017 so we can let the catering staff know how many are coming.


9:00 – 10:00          Advanced Finds for Recruit
10:00 – 11:00         Processing Applications from Recruit to Colleague
11:00 – 12:00          Overview of how Admissions uses Recruit

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.     LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00            Basic Troubleshooting in Recruit
2:00 – 3:00            CORE Screens in Colleague
3:00 – 4:00           Creating Basic Informer Reports
4:00 – 5:00           Using Communication Management in Colleague

We look forward to seeing you and to a great day of training!

Questions? Kat.Lehman@DeSales.edu

Trexler Library Announces New OCLC WorldCat Discovery Search System

The Trexler Library staff is pleased to announce that we have successfully transitioned to OCLC WorldCat, our new discovery search system and management platform. The functionality is very similar to our older system, but it also includes easy searching of the OCLC’s large database of library holdings around the world.

Our new search box now appears on the library homepage at http://desales.edu/library. Please give the system a test run and let us know what you think. Email Debbie Malone at Debbie.malone@desales.edu.

Questions? Debbie.malone@desales.edu