Snow Day Closing/Delay Decision Procedure

DeSales Snowy Day Illustration

The decision to close, delay, or remain open is made by 6 a.m. and posted on our home page, main phone line (610.282.1100), e2campus, social media, and select local media outlets (see below). If necessary, this process is then repeated by 2 p.m. for evening classes.

❄️ As we begin the new year, we’d like to outline our snow and bad weather procedures. Please know that the safety and well-being of our entire DeSales family — students, faculty and staff — is very important to us. Please be careful.

DeSales University’s procedure for snow and inclement weather is as follows:

  • A decision is made whether to close, delay, or remain open by 6 a.m.
  • The decision is communicated via the University’s home page, main telephone number (610.282.1100), e2campus, social media, and local media (see below for the list).
  • If necessary, this process is then repeated by 2 p.m. for evening classes.
  • University officials make the decision using the best information they have available at the time.
Commuters: Ultimately you have to make the best decision for yourself whether to drive to campus in inclement weather.
  • Because the weather can be unpredictable, it is sometimes difficult to determine how a 6 a.m. decision will play out at 10 a.m. or noon.
  • The weather at the DeSales campus may be quite different from where you live.
  • Students who decide not to attend class on a day of questionable weather should communicate directly with the faculty members who teach their classes.
Faculty: you are encouraged to put an online plan in place so that work is not missed.
  • DeSales has many online learning options available to you, please contact DEIT for guidance.
  • Please communicate in a timely manner with your students about any changes in course delivery on days of inclement weather.

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Reminder: Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership – tonight, 11/14

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
DeSales University Center
No registration required

Author Jim Nevada

Author Jim Nevada will be on campus talking about his book Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. DeSales University Center, no registration required.

You are invited to hear a presentation from author and business consultant Jim Nevada about his book Inviting-Purpose Driven Leadership.

The book is designed to enable leaders to appreciate the rationale for placing purpose and people at the foundation of their leadership approach. It provides a simple, but practical, framework that can be applied across organizations of all types.

Jim will present examples of what leading organizations are doing to engage their people and deliver exceptional results, from Apple to General Electric to Southwest Airlines, and many others.

Jim has spent 25 years in executive roles, including president and chief financial officer at WSP, a global civil engineering firm; Atkins, a UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy, and Skelly and Loy, Inc.

Questions? Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

DeSales in the News

Last Friday, Dr. Tahereh Hojjat, professor of economics, was interviewed by WFMZ about unemployment rates:

Yesterday’s Morning Call had a feature on esports, mentioning our new program as well as others. DeSales student Hubert Whan Tong was interviewed. Although she is not quoted, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Karen Ruggles, provided a lot of the info:

Questions? Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

Presentation: Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership, 11/14

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
DeSales University Center
No registration required

Author Jim Nevada

Author Jim Nevada will be on campus talking about his book Igniting Purpose-Driven Leadership on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. DeSales University Center, no registration required.

You are invited to hear a presentation from author and business consultant Jim Nevada about his book Inviting-Purpose Driven Leadership.

The book is designed to enable leaders to appreciate the rationale for placing purpose and people at the foundation of their leadership approach. It provides a simple, but practical, framework that can be applied across organizations of all types.

Freshman can earn a Character U point for attending.

Jim will present examples of what leading organizations are doing to engage their people and deliver exceptional results, from Apple to General Electric to Southwest Airlines, and many others.

Jim has spent 25 years in executive roles, including president and chief financial officer at WSP, a global civil engineering firm; Atkins, a UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy, and Skelly and Loy, Inc.

 

Questions? Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

Faculty sneak peek of the new DeSales.edu, 8/21

new desales.edu

Please join us in the Gambet auditorium on Tuesday, 8/21 at 4 p.m. for a sneak peek of the new desales.edu website.

Faculty, please join us for a pre-launch preview of the new DeSales.edu website: Tuesday, 8/21 at 4 p.m. in the Gambet auditorium.

Learn about the design process and newest features. Hear our research methods for identifying the motivations and tasks of each audience. See how we created personas to guide decisions around design, navigation, and content.

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Kristin.Laudenslager@desales.edu

Welcome Fr. Dan Lannen, OSFS as University Chaplain

Fr. Dan Lannen, OSFS, is the new Chaplin working in Campus Ministry and is extremely excited about being apart of the DSU community. He is not a stranger to DSU, over the years he has enjoyed celebrating the weekend Sunday night Mass in Connelly Chapel and has experienced the generosity of students buying him dinner at Café McShea.

Fr. Dan has been a professed member with The Oblates of St. Francis De Sales since June 2007 and was ordained a priest in June 2011. His last position was Chaplain to Lumen Christi Catholic School in Jackson, MI. One the highlights of his priesthood was walking through the streets of Philadelphia with Lumen Christi students for the Papal Visit of Pope Francis in 2015. Fr. Dan is a huge Pope Fran fan!

Fr. Dan is from Holland, Michigan, and a graduate of Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan and earned his Master of Divinity degree St. Michaels Faculty of Theolgy at the University of Toronto. You will learn more about, Fr. Dan in his homilies often about his time as the eighth runner on a cross country varsity team of eight during high school, stories about his Italian Grandmother and the “injustices” of dealing with his younger brother, the mischievous Patrick.

Fr. Dan is looking forward to becoming immersed in the DSU community and sharing the spirit of St. Francis de Sales with everyone. Please stop by and say hello!

Fr. Dan Lannen Ext. 1393
Daniel.lannen@desales.edu
McShea, Rm. 141

DEIT July Workshops

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

Register for workshops: desales.edu/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

Panopto

  • 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 deit@desales.edu