Salesian Quote of the Day


The saints feel that Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is diffuse and communicated totally in their souls and bodies. He repairs all, modifies and vivifies; loves in the heart, hears in the mind, sees in the eyes, speaks in the tongue; does all in all, and then it is not we who live, but Jesus Christ who lives in us.  St. Francis de Sales


Registration for Session II of the LVAIC Retirement Series is Now Open!

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges is pleased to invite you to the second session of the LVAIC Retirement Series which will provide insightful information specific to the emotional transitions experienced prior to and after retirement. If you are 55 years old or older and have found yourself considering a transition to retirement in the near or distant future, then you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn more!

Click here for additional information and a link in order to register for the event online. If you experience any issues registering, please contact Amy Bower in the Office of Human Resources at extension 1660.


Time’s Running Out to Help the Allentown Rescue Mission this Holiday Season

The Mu Omicron Chapter of Sigma Nursing Honor Society will be collecting the following items for the Allentown Rescue Mission: wrapping paper, umbrellas, men’s belts, travel sized shaving cream, travel sized bars of soap, and Ziploc baggies (sandwich and gallon sized only). The collection box can be found in the Gambet lobby. We thank you in advance for your donation and wish you a blessed holiday season!

The collection runs through December 12.


Tonight: Special Olympics Information Session

Students, looking for a leadership opportunity? We are excited to be hosting two Special Olympics competitions in the next few months but NEED LOTS of HELP. Come learn how to get involved in this great cause! Meeting will be today, 12/6 at 7 p.m. in the McShea Residence Life lounge.


Spring 2018 Internship Deadline

Attention Students…. applications for Spring 2018 Internships, for Academic Credit, are due by January 24. If you need assistance and/or resources in locating an internship, please let us know! We are more than happy to assist you! The value of internships is instrumental to ALL students’ success and marketability. If we can ever come and speak with your peers through a club or organization meeting about this topic, let us know!

We will be holding two more Internship Orientations this week, and then will resume in January. If these two dates/times won’t work, Ms. Kathy Krause will be happy to schedule an appointment with you.

  • TODAY: Wednesday, December 6 @ 1 p.m. in the Career Center
  • Thursday, December 7 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Career Center


Faculty: Final Grades for Fall Day Semester Due 12/18

TO:                         Day Faculty
FROM:                 Thomas J. Mantoni, Registrar
RE:                          Final Grades- Fall 2017

Final grades for the Fall Day Semester are due via WebAdvisor no later than Monday, December 18 by 12:00 p.m. This deadline must be honored to clear students for graduation.

In order to enter your grades:

  • Important Reminder: The login to MyDSU has changed, and requires a different user name format. To Login, use your full DeSales email address. Contact the HELPDESK at x4357 with any login difficulties. 
  • Select ‘Webadvisor for Faculty’
  • Under ‘Faculty Information’, select ‘Grading.’
  • Select Term for grading: Fall 2017
  • Select Grading period: Final
  • All students on your grade roster must be given a grade.
  • If the student never attended your class, check the ‘Never Attended’ box and enter a grade of ‘FA.’ 
  • Enter grades. To familiarize yourself with our grading system, refer to page 21 of the 2017-2018 DeSales University Undergraduate Catalog available at An ‘Expire Date’ is only required for grades of ‘I’ (Incomplete). Enter PO or FO for any Pass/Fail grades. Enter AU for audits.
  • Only enter the ‘Last Date of Attendance’ if the student stopped attending your class during the semester.  A grade of ‘FA’ (failure because of excessive absence) may be appropriate.
  • Enter the number of absences. You must enter absences for all freshmen and students on academic probation.  
  • Click submit to finalize your grades.
  • You will immediately receive a grading confirmation notice. If you do NOT receive confirmation, your grades have not been received.
  • Grades will be available for your students after our office runs a grade verification process. This process will occur daily.

Questions? Ext. 1212 or 

Students: On-Campus Interviews with Camp Canadensis Today

DSU Students,

Camp Canadensis will be on campus for interviews on Wednesday, 12/6. They are looking to hire DSU students for the summer of 2018 in the Pocono, PA area as:

See posting and apply on Bulldogs4HIRE.

This is a great summer opportunity with housing & meals included with a salary! 


Give the Gift of DeSales Theatre

Musical theatre, comedies, classic drama, and children’s theatre! The gift of live theatre is perfect for family, friends, and colleagues of all ages.

Gift certificates from Act 1 or Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival are now available at the Labuda box office by calling ext. 1276.

Act 1 packages include a classic holiday ornament:

The Limelight • $166 • Two subscriptions to the 2018-2019 season
Spring Sampler • $110 • Two tickets to The Devil’s Disciple AND two tickets to Into the Woods
The Curtain Call • $66 • Two tickets to The Devil’s Disciple OR two tickets to Into the Woods
Be Our Guest • $24 • Two tickets to Beauty and the Beast
(Includes a coloring sheet and crayons)

Purchase ACT I packages here  [Read more…]