What Makes DeSales Great? Share your DeSales Story & Fun Facts

There are so many wonderful things happening here at DeSales, we want the world to know what a special place this is.

If you have a great DeSales story, story idea or fun fact, please share it with us so that we can spread the word on our website, social media, and other marketing and communications efforts and possibly the news media. These materials are seen by thousands and thousands of people!

Submit your story idea: desales.edu/share-your-story

Thank you!

Did you know? The Communications Department (part of Institutional Advancement) is responsible for the overall branding of the University, and most print and web materials that constitute our core “graphic identity.”

Questions? Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

Simple Steps to Online Safety

Did You Know?

October is


For the month of October, we will be posting cyber security tips, tricks, and best practices on our Facebook page (@DeSalesIT) and on our Twitter feed (@DeSales_IT). Have a tip to share? Use the hashtag #CyberAware!

Week 1: October 2-6

Focus is on STOP. THINK. CONNECT: Simple Steps to Online Safety

Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility. Week 1 focuses on easy-to-follow, actionable advice for everyone. It is critical for anyone using the internet to continually learn about and consistently practice good cybersecurity habits. To better protect yourself, you should secure your home networks and mobile devices and take time to learn how to use the internet more safely, securely, and responsibly. Week 1 will address the top consumer cyber concerns (identity theft, ransomware, and the Internet of Things), provide simple steps to protect against these concerns, and teach you what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime. [Read more…]

Meet your new freshmen — they’re “oooo!”

Happy first day of classes, undergrads! Meet the incoming class of 2021. In their own words, our freshest Bulldogs are “sassy,” “optimistic,” “fun,” “creative,” and “oooo.”

What are they most excited about?
Meeting new people, doing good work, enjoying the campus, participating in activities … they’re even excited to start classes!

And, WMFZ was here yesterday — and reported live from our campus —interviewing freshmen about things before their time.
Brace yourselves…
Here is the full Beloit list to make you feel even better…

Questions? kristin.laudenslager@desales.edu

Video Recap: Move-In Day – Thank you to all who helped!

Yesterday, the University Community came together to welcome the class of 2021 to their new home-away-from-home for the next 4 years.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who, once again, helped make yesterday’s move-in such a positive experience for our freshman and their families.

— Jerry Joyce, Interim President

P.S. The communications staff would like to add a special thanks to JC Falcon ’18, who helped capture the day on our Instagram (@desalesuniversity), Snapchat (desalesu) and Facebook accounts.


Retirement Plan Changes

We are writing to inform you that DeSales University (the University) has merged the DeSales University Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (the TDA Plan) with the DeSales University Retirement Plan (the Plan) effective July 1, 2017. As a result of the merger existing contracts in the TDA Plan will be subject to the requirements of ERISA, which stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the Plan documents have been revised and restated effective July 1, 2017.

The University is making this change in order to provide required oversight over the TDA Plan, especially with respect to choosing and monitoring the annuity and mutual fund accounts provided under the Plan. This merged Plan will allow the University to offer additional funds that may become available under the terms of the Plan in the future. Since the merged Plan is now subject to ERISA, the University will take responsibility for monitoring applicability of ERISA regulations for the annuity accounts and funds offered under the Plan.

Also, please note that this change may affect your beneficiary designations and, if applicable, your spouse’s rights to benefits under the Plan. Please read below to find out more about beneficiary and spousal consent requirements under this Plan.


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RIP Matthew Hagerty, brother of Anne Lewis

It is with sadness and yet with hope in the Resurrection that we announce the death of Matthew Hagerty, brother of Anne Lewis, who died on June 21, very suddenly.  Anne asks that we keep her family in our prayers.

Condolences may be sent through campus mail.

Questions? Anne.Lewis@desales.edu

Fiscal 2017 Year-End Tasks for all Offices

Thank you for your attention to these matters:

  • All cash and checks are to be brought to the Treasurer’s Office by the end of the day on June 30.
  • Any uncashed checks to vendors being held for any reason should be brought to the Treasurer’s Office immediately for proper cancellation and/or possible reissue.
  • An item must be physically received or the service must have been performed on or before June 30th in order for the item to be considered an expenditure in 2017.
  • All invoices, check requisitions and travel requisitions related to the 2017 budget need to be in the Treasurer’s Office by July 14, 2017.
  • Please email me with any significant expenditure related to the 2017 budget year for which you may not receive an invoice as of July 14, 2017. Include the following in the email: dollar amount of the expenditure, account number to be charged, purchase order or confirmation notice supporting the amount, proof of receipt or tracking documents, description of the expenditure, and transaction date.
  • Any noted invoices and expenditure requisitions that do not meet the guidelines above will automatically be counted against your 2018 budget.
  • June credit card statements need to be submitted to our office by July 15, 2017. The credit card statements will be reviewed for accounting in the proper period.
  • Undergraduate student bills will be run on July 5, 2017. Financial Aid awarded and pending, housing, meal plans, and student types must be updated prior to this date.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Fenstermacher at dmf3@desales.edu.

Didactic Faculty: Physician Assistant Program

DeSales University seeks one full-time instructor for its Physician Assistant Program.  This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position mainly responsible for teaching in the first year of the program but also includes student advising and recruitment responsibilities.  Applicants should enjoy a team-teaching concept and a dynamic, student-centered environment.  One day per week is given for continued clinical practice.  The ideal candidate will either be a physician assistant or a physician eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.  Physician Assistants should be NCCPA certified.  Physicians should be board certified.  Preference will be given to clinical experience in primary care, either Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine.  Prior teaching experience is preferred.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.  DeSales University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders.

This position will be open as of August 2017.  To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of educational transcripts to:  Wayne C. Stuart, MD, Program Director, Physician Assistant Program, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034-9568 or to wayne.stuart@desales.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.