RCIA Process Starting Soon!

Are you Catholic and would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation? Are you not Catholic, but thinking of becoming Catholic?

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process begins in a few weeks! First meeting will take place on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. Please email Maggie Riggins, Director of Campus Ministry, if you are interested: magdalene.riggins@desales.edu.

Questions? magdalene.riggins@desales.edu

MyDSU, Internet Explorer, and Web Browser Settings for “desales.edu”

DeSales University Community,

Follow these quick and easy instructions to setup Compatibility View settings for “desales.edu” in Internet Explorer.

First, launch Internet Explorer and go to www.desales.edu/mydsu


1. Click the gear icon to open the Tools menu
2. Hover over to the Compatibility View settings option and click it (the Compatibility View Settings window pops up)
3. Confirm that “desales.edu” is present in the Add this website text box
    a. If present, click the Add button next to it, which adds “desales.edu” to the larger text box below (e.g. Websites you’ve added to Compatibility View)
    b. If not present, type in “desales.edu” yourself and click Add
4. Confirm that the Display intranet sites in Compatibility View checkbox is checked
5. Click the Close button

That’s it. Quick and easy!

Certain functions in MyDSU, such as the Maintenance Work Request and Early Alert forms, require this Compatibility View setting if you are using Internet Explorer.

Questions? gregory.hernandez@desales.edu


Waste Less Week

DeSales Dining will host Waste Less Week on October 24 until October 28. Beginning Monday, October 24, students are able to buy into the Eco Container program that gives them the opportunity to cut down on waste. The program is a small fee of $20 and allows them to use an alternative container for carry out purposes. Students can take these containers home and then bring them back to the DUC to be washed and reused. Another Waste Less Week event that will be held, Weigh the Waste, will be taking place on that Wednesday at dinner in the DUC co-sponsored by DeSales Sustainability.

Questions? tara.stoudt@desales.edu


DeSales University, Gambet Center
October 27, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

HOSTS: Jon Zack (EggZack) –  Jon Zack is founder and CEO of EggZack. Jon has been an Internet marketing pioneer since 1989, when he created one of the first ever e-commerce businesses.

Sign up for tickets and enter the code STUDENTEGG for free admission: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-lehigh-valley-presents-jon-zack-eggzack#/.

Questions? dug.salley@desales.edu


Tomorrow: Tutor Tip Tuesday LIVE!

Join the DSU peer tutors for Tutor Tip Tuesday LIVE! – student-led academic success workshops inspired by our weekly Facebook posts.

Tuesday 10/25 – 5:30 p.m. – Dooling 104

Avoiding the Freshman Freakout! How to Manage your Midterm Madness

Feeling stressed out? Join us for an interactive workshop designed to help you analyze your current academic situation and form an appropriate plan of action. This workshop will open your eyes to the importance of utilizing critical resources on campus!

Freshmen who attend will receive a Character U academic point!

Questions? Tutoring@desales.edu

A Message From the Emergency Services Department

Flee the flu

As the flu returns, here are some tips…

  • The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get a flu shot
  • FREQUENTLY wash your hands with soap and warm water
  • Use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap are not readily available
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue, which you should throw away ASAP
  • If you get the flu, there are good prescription flu medicines available through your doctor
  • Self-isolate—don’t come into class or work for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone

Here’s the bottom line: vaccination—good hygiene—social distancing

Questions? Contact Dennis Rasley, Director of Emergency Services, at X1513 or dennis.rasley@desales.edu

Chem Demos Public Performance, 11/2

On Wednesday, November 2 , at 7:00 p.m. in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium, the Natural Science Department Chemistry faculty and students will present the 16th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program. This is a family event and all ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the DeSales community and the general public, however, seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Due to the popularity of the event, seating is assigned. The first to reply will have seats closest to the front of the Auditorium. Please email NaturalScience@desales.edu to reserve your seat(s) and you will receive an email confirming your reservation. Unfortunately, the Auditorium only seats 99 and, although we love to have a full house, due to safety concerns we can only accommodate a limited number for the performance. Please keep in mind that the performance will also run in the spring on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

The Chemistry Demonstrations Program is directed by Dr. Rodger Berg, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and he is assisted by Natural Science Department Faculty, including Associate Professors Dr. Julie Himmelberger and Dr. Francis Mayville; Assistant Professors Dr. Sara Hayik, Dr. Joshua Slee, and Dr. Steven Sweeney; and Chemistry Laboratory Manager Mrs. Patricia Hartman. The DeSales faculty, staff, and students who participate in the Chemistry Demonstrations Program seek to instill in elementary, middle, and high school students a love of science and to enrich their understanding of chemistry. The demonstrations are a treat for all the senses and include over a dozen highly visual and entertaining experiments. The colorful and explosive presentations are designed to be visually interesting and exciting, as well as illustrative of important but easily understood chemical concepts. This year, the Natural Science Department will entertain over 1,500 students from area middle and high schools who attend performances during the school day.

Questions? NaturalScience@desales.edu