Pancakes & Handshakes, 11/14

In honor of National Career Development Week, visit the Career Development Center in Room 121 and enjoy our annual pancake feast on Tuesday, November 14 at 9 am. While enjoying FREE pancakes, practice proper handshake techniques and learn more about what the CDC can do for you!


Thanksgiving Drive for Raub Middle School

Please help the families at Raub Middle School celebrate Thanksgiving!  We are collecting:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Mac and cheese
  • Instant potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Free turkey coupons
  • Chapstick
  • Tissue packs

Donation boxes are located in the DUC, Sandella’s, and Billera.


DEIT Faculty Satisfaction Survey Results

DEIT Faculty Satisfaction Survey Results

Thank you to the 94 DeSales full-time and part-time faculty members that responded in October to the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department’s 2017 Faculty Satisfaction Survey. DEIT conducted a similar survey in 2015, which provides a baseline for comparison.

Key findings:

  • Ninety-six percent (96%) of respondents expressed overall satisfaction with DEIT’s faculty support services (up from 90% in 2015).
  • Eighty-one percent (81%) of respondents rated DeSales’ level of instructional technology infrastructure and support as better than peer institutions (up from 65% in 2015).
  • Eighty-four percent (84%) of respondents reported that they had “a good understanding of the services DEIT offers and how these services relate to your teaching” (up from 78% in 2015).
  • Perception improved of the effectiveness of the Help Desk in handling instructional technology issues. Fifty-eight percent (58%) found the Help Desk “effective” or “very effective” while only 15% found it “ineffective” or “very ineffective” (26% were “neutral”). In 2015, more faculty found the Help Desk to be a negative than a positive.

You may access a PDF version of the survey results by clicking this link.


Winter is right around the corner, are you ready?

In cases of extreme weather, closing or delay announcements will be posted on the main university website (, main telephone number (610-282-1100), e2Campus (text messaging, email, Facebook, and Twitter), MyDSU portal, faculty/staff email, and the following media outlets:

  • WFMZ TV Channel 69 and
  • WBRE-TV Channel 28
  • WYOU-TV Channel 22
  • WAEB-AM 790
  • WAEB-FM B104
  • WBYN-FM 107.5 Alive FM
  • WCTO-FM Cat Country 96.1
  • WEEX-AM ESPN Radio 1230/1320 AM
  • WLEV-FM 100.7
  • WLSH-AM 1410
  • WMGH-FM Magic 105.5
  • WODE-FM 99.9 The Hawk
  • WRAW-AM 1340AM
  • WRFY-FM Y-102
  • WWYY-FM 107.1 Spin Radio
  • WZZO 95.1

The University has also set up a weather hotline for inclement weather delay and closings. Dial 610-282-2650 for the most current information concerning closings and delays.

When the University is closed or delayed, all three campuses (Center Valley, Bethlehem, and Lansdale) are closed or delayed unless otherwise noted. Online courses will be conducted as scheduled, at the discretion of the instructor.

Snow closings and delays will be made by 6:00 a.m. for traditional undergraduate classes and 2:00 p.m. for ACCESS and graduate classes.

In the event of a delayed opening, DeSales University will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday/Thursday. If the situation permits, DeSales University may delay opening until 12:00 noon.

Delayed openings for weekend classes will be determined on a case-by-case basis as weather conditions permit.


Weekend Service!

Join us for any of the below Service & Social Justice programs!
Thursday: Ask Big Questions, Dinner & Discussion! 5:30 p.m., McShea Danko Rm. Theme of the Night: How Do We Disagree?
Friday: 4 p.m., McShea 119A. Make and Serve a meal at Victory House.
Saturday: Habitat for Humanity. Departing from the Commons at 8:20 a.m. and building from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.