DEIT July Workshops

Important Reminder: Blackboard will be entirely unavailable on July 24 and 25 for a system upgrade.

Register for workshops:

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Blackboard SaaS (new features coming July 26)

  • Monday, July 2 | 7 pm | Online
  • Monday, July 23 | 7 pm | Online
  • Saturday, July 28 |10 am | In person – Dooling 40

Flex Class Demo

  • Saturday, July 14 | 10 am |In person – Dooling 40
  • Wednesday, July 18 | 6 pm |In person – Dooling 40

New Student Orientation

  • Thursday, July 5 | 7 pm | Online


  • Wednesday, July 25 | 7 pm | Online

Web Conferencing Tools (Zoom and Bb Collaborate)

  • Wednesday, July 11 | 7 pm | Online

Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or

R.I.P. Mary Kathryn Surdoval, Mother of Dr. Patricia Riola

It is with deepest regrets that the Mathematics and Computer Science Department announces the passing of Mary Kathryn Surdoval, mother of Dr. Patricia Riola, Director of MSIS Graduate Program.

Mary Kathryn, 89, of Macungie, passed away June 28.  Please keep Pat and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Avenue, Allentown, PA.  Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church narthex.  Interment will follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville, PA.

The Heintzelman Funeral Home in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements.  Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at

May the Lord welcome Pat’s mother into his loving arms, and send the Spirit of consolation to Pat and her family during the days and weeks ahead. 

Condolences may be sent to Pat via campus mail.


The Philadelphia Inquirer says Twelfth Night is “full of hilarity”

PA Shakespeare Festival Twelfth Night
Wit, music, romance and revelry are the food of love at this comedic feast of lovers and fools. Viola and her twin brother are shipwrecked in the magical land of Illyria, each believing the other drowned. Disguised as a young man, and entering the service of the lovesick Duke Orsino, Viola woos the wistful lady Olivia for her new master and finds herself in a most unusual and hilarious love triangle. Merry deceptions and mistaken identities abound in this lilting comedy until true love finds its way. Ages 7+

Critics are raving for PSF’s production of William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night…don’t miss your chance to see this comedic feast of lovers and fools! DSU faculty and staff can purchase tickets starting at $27, a discount of more than 50% off.


Annual Testing of Campus Fire Alarm System In Progress

Johnson Controls, the University’s fire alarm system and suppression vendor, is currently on campus conducting the annual testing of all campus fire alarm systems, as required by the National Fire Protection Association. They will remain on campus until all testing has been completed. This includes both the academic/administrative buildings as well as all residence halls. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask for your patience during the tests. A schedule of inspections is developed on a daily basis based on the scheduled activities in each building.

Questions? Contact the Emergency Services Department at extension 1779 or