Campus Lockdown Drill, 3/28

The DeSales University Emergency Services Department, in conjunction with the University Police Department, will be conducting a University-wide lockdown drill on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The drill will simulate a campus-wide lockdown and will begin at approximately 10:50 a.m. All components of the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS) will be utilized during this drill, i.e. e2Campus, Big Voice, and the Visiplex system currently installed in all academic/administrative buildings and the University Villages. Please follow the instructions provided from the CEALS. The drill will end at approximately 11:10 a.m. Below are vital instructions to follow for the upcoming drill:

  • Close and lock all doors
  • Move away from, and out of sight of the door
  • Turn off all light sources and switch cell phones to silent mode
  • Remain quiet
  • Seek concealment underneath a desk or behind another piece of furniture
  • Stay away from windows and remain as low to the floor as possible
  • Remain in your area until directed by University Police
  • If outside, hide and stay out of view as much as possible. The objective is to have no people visible. This may mean hiding between cars in the parking lot. DO NOT attempt to enter the buildings.
  • Please familiarize yourself with the Campus Emergency Instruction placards located in each classroom. The placards provide vital information on the steps to take to ensure your safety during a campus emergency.

Everyone must seek shelter or a safe area and wait for further instructions from the Campus Emergency Alert System. Drills assist us in practicing how to stay safe in the event of a campus emergency.

Questions or concerns? or ext. 1513

Student Leadership Awards

Hello DSU!

It is time to recognize the hard-working individuals that go above and beyond for the student body and DeSales University community as a whole. Students, faculty, and staff members are invited to nominate fellow students or student groups for any of the James F. Kilcur SGA Class Awards, the SGA Program of the Year, and the SGA Club/Organization of the Year.

Students are also invited to nominate those faculty and staff members for the SGA Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff of the Year awards.

Please use this form on ENGAGE to submit your nominations. You are eligible to submit multiple nominations. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m.

We will formally notify students, faculty, or staff if selected as the recipient of an award. All awards will be presented at the Student Life Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Thank you!

Nicholas J. Luchko
Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement and Leadership


Dining Daily

Menu for Monday, 3/26/2018


  • Salad: Italian Caesar
  • Bistro: Big Ole Beef Burrito, Baja Fish Taco, Sante Fe Black Bean and Rice Burrito, Red Beans and Rice, Vegetables
  • Grill LTO: Asian Grilled Skirt Steak & Mushroom Sandwich
  • Deli LTO: Broadway Deli Triple Threat Sandwich-Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Turkey & Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye Bread with Creamy Cole Slaw & Thousand Island Dressing


  • Sauté: Grilled Cheese Bar
  • Bistro:  Coconut Fish with Red Pepper Sauce, Garlic Black Pepper Rotisserie Chicken, Glazed Pork Chop, Quinoa Primavera, Rice, Vegetables

*Some menu items are subject to change

Upcoming Special Events:

  • 3/28: Easter Dinner
  • 4/4: Inauguration of President Greenfield – All meals will be served at McShea!
  • 4/5: BBQ Blues Elite Night

Easter Break Hours of Operation: [Read more…]

Today: PA Alum to Speak About Careers in Healthcare

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with cancer patients? Well you’re in luck! On Monday, March 26, a DeSales alum who currently works in the Hematology-Oncology department as a PA will be coming to DeSales to talk about her experiences. Join us at 5 p.m. in the Gambet auditorium (rm 153). See you there!


Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces Christian Coulson as King Richard II

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival announces that Christian Coulson, a featured actor in the Harry Potter film series, will play the title role in William Shakespeares epic King Richard II.

Mr. Coulson is an English actor who is most widely recognized for his role as Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Other notable film credits include The Hours (starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman), Leaving Circadia, and I am Nasrine. Television credits include a recurring role on Nashville, as well as Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, and Gossip Girl.

Coulson’s classical theatre credits include performances at such prestigious venues as The Old Globe theatre in San Diego, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J., as well as national tours and West End productions in London.

“Christian Coulson is at the perfect point in his career to tackle this magnificent role,” says Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy. “He is a consummate artist and craftsman and has the capacity for the full range of this role, most notably the extraordinary subtlety and nuance required to bring Richard’s 360 degree journey to poignant fruition.” [Read more…]

Now on display at Trexler Library: Women’s History Month

Come check out the Women’s History Month display at Trexler Library.

“We Can Do It!” proclaims Rosie the Riveter, the now iconic image of American women supporting the home front during World War II. But did you know that Rosie was far from the first American woman to support the country through war?

March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, in recognition of the significant contributions women have made to American history. This year, Trexler Library is celebrating with a display titled “The Roles of America’s Women During Times of War.”

Women’s participation in American wartime spans from our earliest days as a country to modern warfare. For example, Sybil Ludington rode twice as far as Paul Revere to alert militia forces about advances of the British Army in 1777 and Jennie Hodgers posed as a man for three years to serve in the Union Army.

To learn more about these women and the many more who have served since then, visit our display in the Trexler Library lobby until the end of March. To view the resources used in the display and others in celebration of Women’s History Month, check out our corresponding guide:


Tomorrow: Tenebrae Holy Week Evening Prayer Service

Tenebrae Holy Week Evening Prayer Service – Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Connelly Chapel

This Holy Week Evening Prayer Service is a beautiful way to enter into the Easter Triduum and features music and readings from the Book of Psalms, Lamentations, and the Gospel of Luke. Music provided by the DeSales University Schola Cantorum.