Salesian Quote of the Day


There is no danger if our prayer is without words or reflection because the good success of prayer depends neither on words nor on study. It depends upon the simple raising of our hearts to God, and the more simple and stripped of feeling it is, the surer it is. St. Jane de Chantal


Middle States Self-Study Report Draft Available

The academic year 2017-2018 marks the third and final stage of DeSales University’s work to achieve reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The DeSales Self-Study Report, which will be used this year by the MSCHE Evaluation Team and MSCHE Commission Board to determine the University’s reaccreditation, has been drafted and is now available to the University community via this link on MyDSU: Note: You will be prompted to log in before you can view the document.

The Co-Directors of the DeSales Middle States Self-Study, Dr. Sarah Nytroe and Professor Elizabeth Rosa, invite and encourage you to review the report draft and to attend one of two Town Forums, at which you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Co-Directors and to offer your comments and/or suggestions:

  • Friday, October 27, at 3:00 p.m. in the Kender/Danko Room in McShea Center
  • Tuesday, October 31, at 3:00 p.m. in the Kender/Danko Room in McShea Center

You may also provide your feedback by emailing the Co-Directors at and by
Wednesday, November 1.

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Graduate School Fair, 10/25

On Wednesday, October 25, the DeSales University Career Development Center and Cedar Crest College will be co-sponsoring a Graduate School Fair!

Get Connected! If graduate school is in your future, make sure to attend this fair. Representatives from more than 20 university graduate programs will be attending to share information regarding their programs, schools, and application procedures. This is a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered in order to make the best decision for you.

The event will take place at Cedar Crest College in the Hamilton Boulevard Building from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Registration for Spring Classes and Fall Withdrawal Deadline

In order to register for spring courses, students must consult with their academic advisors (and obtain clearance to register) during the week of Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27.

As preparation for this meeting, 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 The spring schedule will be posted in MyDSU (Departments & Offices > Registrar’s Office) on Wednesday, October 18.

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 October 30 and November 6. 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.

Finally, don’t forget the deadline for withdrawing from a course is October 25.

Questions? Contact your academic advisor.

Disability Awareness Month – A day in the life of a person with a disability

Come meet members of the PACE (Peers Advising Counseling Educating) program and the DSO (Disability Services Office) as we celebrate Disability Awareness Month in the DUC today (fireplace lounge before the Bookstore). Watch a streaming video, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., on people talking about their successes and challenges of having a disability. Pick up free information on various disabilities. Also from 12-1 and again from 5-6 p.m., stop by to meet the PACE students and DSO staff members as they take you through a virtual experience of what it is like to have a hearing impairment, ADD/ADHD, a learning disability, and more.

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Connections Career & Internship Fair, 10/18

Come to the Connections Career & Internship Fair, on Wednesday, October 18 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the DUC. This is your chance to make a good first impression! Open to all years and majors, whether you are applying for jobs or learning more about internship opportunities. You can find the list of attending companies on Bulldog4HIRE under events. Dress is business professional, and don’t forget copies of your resume.

Miss Career Fair Prep? Stop by the Career Development Center, Dooling 121, for career fair literature and tips. We hope to see you there!


Tonight: ZUMBA with Colleges Against Cancer

Come out and ZUMBA with Colleges Against Cancer.
When: October 12, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Billera
Cost: $1
All proceeds go toward the American Cancer Society.


Tomorrow: Fall Costume Sale

The Fall 2017 Costume Sale will be held Friday, October 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Labuda Dressing Rooms and Costume Shop. Cash only please! Most things $1.00! Sale includes modern and vintage garments, accessories, fabric and materials, patterns, and more!

Questions? Contact the Costume Shop Manager at or x1460.