DeSales University’s 18th Annual Film Festival, 3/24

The Division of Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 18th annual DeSales University Film Festival playing Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m. in the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

Featuring a world premiere slate of creative, intelligent, and entertaining student films produced by TV/Film students, the Film Festival screens works written, directed, and produced by TV/Film majors ranging from narrative film to music videos and everything in between. This year’s festival showcases why the DeSales TV/Film program is considered the leading film school in the Lehigh Valley.

In a department that boasts 17 Emmy Award winners from among its students or alumni, the DeSales University Film Festival – DUFF for short – is an annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and the entertainment industry.  Therefore, the festival audience can expect to see “first films” of future award winners. [Read more…]

Two Students in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The season of Lent is an intense time of study and preparation for those seeking to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church.

Please pray for two DeSales students – Hannah Godfrey and Desirae Forrest – as they continue their journey to complete their full initiation into the Catholic Church, when they receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation on Sunday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in Connelly Chapel.


Lenten Spiritual Offerings

Confessions with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Connelly Chapel.
*This week Confessions will conclude at 4:15 p.m.
Questions or to schedule Confession at a different date and time?

CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Lunches:
Every Friday in Lent at Noon.
Location this week: Kender, McShea
Information and Food from the country of Haiti

Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday in Lent at 3 p.m. in Connelly Chapel

DEIT Weekly Update: Blackboard Collaborate, Classroom Tech, & More

No DEIT Evening In-office Coverage 3/2 and 4/13

Upcoming Events and Workshops
Register at

Blackboard Collaborate
Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. (Online)

New Student Orientation for Online/Hybrid Classes
Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. (Online)
Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. (Online)

Blackboard Fundamentals
Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. (Dooling 40)

Classroom Tech: Plan B/Troubleshooting
Wednesday, March 28 at 3 p.m. (Dooling Auditorium) [Read more…]

Tonight: Agape Latte with Dr. Jerry Joyce

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the McShea Commons
Enjoy coffee, dessert, live entertainment, and free t-shirts at the only Agape Latte of the Spring semester!
Dr. Jerry Joyce will share his experience of love and faith, specifically how Salesian Spirituality has been a major influence in his life.


Reminder: Strengthen Your Writing Skills!

Start the second half of the semester strong by strengthening your writing skills! Join the ARC for a student success workshop.

Writing Skills: Outlining
– Wednesday, March 14
– 3:00 p.m.
– Dooling 105


Dining Daily


  • Loaded Potato
  • Vegetarian Minestrone


  • Salad: Honey Crisp Apple
  • Bistro: Chicken Cordon Bleu Wrap with Honey Mustard, Beer Battered Cod Sandwich, Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake, Coconut Basmati Rice, Country Kitchen Vegetables, Steamed Broccoli
  • Grill: Italian Sausage Sandwich
  • Deli LTO: Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich


  • Sauté: Potato Bowl
  • Bistro: Chicken Breast with Creamy Chive Sauce, Catfish with Creamy Cilantro Sauce, Spinach Strudel, Cauliflower and Tofu Curry, White and Wild Rice, Potato Wedges, Fresh Baby Carrots

*Some menu items are subject to change [Read more…]