Tomorrow: Town Forum on Self-Study Report

All members of the campus community are invited to attend one of two Town Forums on the draft of the Self-Study Report, at which you have the opportunity to ask questions of the Co-Directors – Dr. Sarah Nytroe and Professor Elizabeth Rosa – and to offer comments and/or suggestions on the report.

The forums are on:

  • Friday, October 27, at 3:00 p.m. in the Kender/Danko Room in the McShea Center
  • Tuesday, October 31, at 3:00 p.m. in the Kender/Danko Room in the McShea Center
All members of the campus community are also invited to provide written feedback via email to the Co-Directors by Wednesday, November 1. Please direct that feedback to and

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Academic Attire Rental Information Due 10/30

Academic Attire Rental Information
Winter Commencement
January 20



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Additional Masses this Weekend

Parents Weekend Mass – Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Connelly Chapel
Scholarship Day Mass – Sunday, October 29 at noon in Connelly Chapel


DUC Lot Closing Tomorrow

DeSales is hosting a large event in the DUC on the morning of Friday, October 27, 2017. The parking lot will be closed at 6 a.m. and will remain so until 9 a.m. The lot will remain congested until 12 p.m. Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall as needed.

More than 400 attendees are registered.


DeSales Dance Season Opens with “Elevate” Featuring Slate of World Premiere Dances by Student Choreographers

The Dance Department of DeSales University opens the 2017-2018 dance season with “Elevate: Emerging Choreographers Concert,” a premiere program of new dances in which student choreographers explore creative ways of capturing the essence of elevation as inspiration for their physical action and choreographic research.

Under the artistic direction of dance faculty member Angela Sigley Grossman, the DeSales University division of performing arts is pleased to celebrate the opening of the Dance Department’s 35th season with this annual concert showcasing our emerging student choreographers. From the choreography to the performers, designers and student managers, the concert is entirely student-run. The Emerging Choreographers Concert is slated for four performances in the intimate Schubert Theatre in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the DeSales campus from November 3 to 5, 2017.

“Our Emerging Choreographers Concert is a perfect way to launch the dance season since it shines the spotlight entirely on our dance students. In this concert, our audience will witness our talented student choreographers’ first real efforts in defining their artistic voices,” says John Bell, head of the division of performing arts. “As legendary choreographer George Balanchine once said, ‘There are no new steps, only new combinations.’ Our Emerging Choreographers Concert affirms this notion by giving the stage to our students and letting them explore new combinations in world premieres of their own.” [Read more…]

Flee the Flu: A Message from the Emergency Services Department

As the flu returns, here are some tips:

  • The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get a flu shot
  • FREQUENTLY wash your hands with soap and warm water
  • Use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap are not readily available
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue, which you should throw away ASAP
  • If you get the flu, there are good prescription flu medicines available through your doctor
  • Self-isolate—don’t come into class or work for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone
  • Here’s the bottom line: vaccination—good hygiene—social distancing

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Online Traditional Day Courses

Eight Traditional Day Online course sections are being offered in the spring semester. To find these sections go to Webadvisor, “Search for Classes” under registration, and choose the term of “2018 Spring Day” and the location code of “Online” from the pulldown fields.