Get certified. Save a life. You’ll be glad you did.

The Emergency Services Department will be holding CPR and AED training classes for interested faculty, staff, and students on the following dates and times during the remainder of the spring semester:

  • April 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., McShea Kender Conference Room
  • May 4, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., University Center, Heritage Room

These classes are provided at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students.

For more information or to sign up for a class, please contact the Emergency Services Department at extension 1779 or by email at


Tonight: Special Olympics Fundraiser at Copperhead Grille

This upcoming Monday, April 9, Special Olympics will be hosting a fundraiser at Copperhead Grille. A hard copy of the attached flyer must be presented in order for 15% of the food purchase to be donated. In addition, flyers can be picked up throughout campus, including the DUC, McShea, Gambet, and Dooling Skylight. All proceeds go towards funding Special Olympics Fall Sectionals, which will be held at DeSales in October 2018. Thank you in advance for your contributions!


Two Students are Fully Initiated into the Catholic Church

Hannah Godfrey and Desirae Forrest received the Catholic Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at Mass on Sunday, April 8 in Connelly Chapel with Bishop Alfred Schlert presiding. Please congratulate and pray for these new members of the Catholic Church.

If you or someone you know is interested in the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), please contact:


Dining Daily – 2018 Photo Scavenger Hunt is On!

Menu for Monday, 4/9/2018


  • Salad: Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Bistro: Grilled Brat and Onion Sandwich, Broccoli Cheese Pasta Casserette, Vegetables, Roasted Julienne Vegetables, Pork Carnitas Burrito


  • Sauté: Pasta La Vista
  • Bistro: Baked Sweet Potatoes, Coconut Chicken with Orange Sauce, Kung Pao Pork, Vegetables, Veg Chili Macaroni Dinner Plate

*Some menu items are subject to change

Upcoming Special Events:

  • 4/11: McShea Farmer’s Market
  • 4/17: Street Food Night

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Counsel Conversations – Senior Only Retreat Night, 4/12

Senior Students are invited to “Counsel Conversations” on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Kender, McShea.

This on-campus retreat features a cocktail hour starting at 7 p.m., followed by reflections on HOPE – The featured Golden Counsel of St. Francis de Sales in the month of April. Student presentations will be given by Karrington Hamilton and Bryan Abraham.

An RSVP is not required, but encouraged to assist with planning:


Tonight: A Life Everlasting with Sarah Gray

Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Commonwealth Room, DUC

Join us as Sarah Gray discusses her book, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science.

When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn twin son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition that meant he would not survive long beyond birth, she decided she wanted his death—and life—to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas’s organs to medical research.

Later curious about how the donations were being used, Sarah embarked on a quest for those answers that took her to some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the country, including those at Harvard, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania. Pulling back the curtain of protocol and confidentiality, Sarah met the researchers and scientists who received Thomas’s donations, and learned how they’re being used in cutting-edge research for medical discoveries to benefit humanity.

The event is sponsored by the DeSales Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Student Life.