Salesian Quote of the Day


“Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He is your keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Do you but hold fast to his dear hand, and he will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, he will bear you in his arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. Our Father will either shield you from suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it.” Saint Francis DeSales

Welcome Baby Gracey!

Dr. Kellen Gracey, assistant professor of political science, and his wife welcomed Luka James Gracey on Thursday, April 5. Luka was born at 8:40 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 21 ¾”. Mom and baby are healthy, happy, and home from the hospital. Numerous DeSales nursing students were at the hospital to help out at every step.


Tomorrow: Faculty Colloquium

The Faculty Colloquium will be held TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to form faculty learning communities and organize these faculty groups.

Note that due to the level of faculty interest and strong response of the faculty at Dies Academicus to the suggestion by Judy Rance-Roney and Katie Blamey to form the faculty learning communities, we are moving the location to the Hurd Room in the DUC.

Refreshments will be served. Please plan to attend!

Questions or concerns?

Tomorrow: Final Character U Keynote with Kevin Laue

Join us Wednesday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room when we welcome back one of DSU’s favorite keynotes, Kevin Laue. Nearly seven-feet-tall with flaming red hair, Kevin Laue commands attention simply by walking on stage. His story, however, never fails to hold that attention for audiences of all ages.

The first player missing a limb to play NCAA Division 1 basketball, he overcame the early death of his father, a challenging home environment, and a legion of critics to become one of the top high school basketball players in his home state of California while earning a scholarship to join the Manhattan College Jaspers.


Earth Day Lunch and Learn, 4/18

Go Paperless for Earth Day!

Help us celebrate on April 18 from 12:00 to 1:00 during a Lunch and Learn @Gambet Center (Room 232).

Happy Earth Day, DeSales! April 22 marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations with more than one billion people in 192 countries worldwide taking part. We in the Information Technology Department want to do our part to help DeSales achieve our corporate sustainability and environmental goals by reducing paper waste. Check out other sustainability @ DeSales initiatives.

Topics include:

  • Scanning solutions
  • Electronic filing solutions
  • Hybrid solutions (how to go paperless in a paper-centric office)
  • Using Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Pro for electronic form creation and signing
  • Backup solutions

Please register here so we know how many people to expect.


PACE Looking for Open Mic Night Performers, 4/17

Can you sing? Play an instrument? Write poetry? PACE is currently looking for anyone interested in performing April 17 at an open mic night in the McShea Commons from 8-9:30 p.m. to raise awareness about mental health stigma and how we can fight it.

PACE is also accepting personal stories about students’ struggles with mental health in any regard. These stories will be read at the open mic night but the student will remain anonymous. If you have interest in performing or to submit a story, contact Jordan Loeb at


SGA Election Applications Due Tomorrow

Attention all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in making changes on campus! The application to run for a position on student government is due tomorrow — Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Please follow this link to the application.