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
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


  • 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

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 www.heintzelmancares.com.

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.

Questions?  Sharon.leferovich@desales.edu.

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.

Questions? Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org

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 safety@desales.edu.

Fiscal 2018 Year-End Tasks For All Offices

  • All cash and checks are to be brought to the Treasurer’s Office on Friday, June 29th by 11:30 AM.
  • 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 2018.
  • All invoices, check requisitions and travel requisitions related to the 2018 budget need to be in the Treasurer’s Office by July 13, 2018.
  • June credit card statements need to be submitted to our office by July 13, 2018. The credit card statements will be reviewed for accounting in the proper period.
  • Please email me with any significant expenditure related to the 2018 budget year for which you may not receive an invoice as of July 13, 2018. 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 2019 budget.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.

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