New Faculty Member? Blackboard Fundamentals Class, 6/30

Are you a new faculty member that will be using Blackboard? Do you prefer in-person, face-to-face training to online sessions? If so, this opportunity is for you!

New faculty are encouraged to join DEIT’s Ted “Summertime” Schmittel for an in-person session, Blackboard Fundamentals, on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. in Dooling Hall, Room 40 (lower level). Learn all you need to know to get started with Blackboard and how to obtain support.

Registration appreciated. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact DEIT at 610.282.1100, x2290, or

DeSales Summer Soccer Camps

DeSales University’s Men’s and Women’s soccer office is offering soccer summer camps the following weeks:

June 25-29 for kids aged 5-13
July 9-13 for kids aged 5-13
August 6-10 for kids 10-17

More information can be found on the athletics website under the camp/clinics tab.

Questions? Please contact the camp director George Crampton at or x1635.

Tomorrow: Online Orientation for Students in Online/Hybrid Programs

The Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department (DEIT) is hosting a New Student Orientation for Online/Hybrid Classes online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The session will be led by DEIT’s Chris Hewatt and conducted using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To access the session, click on this link. Preregistration is appreciated here.

The 30 minute live online session is an introduction to the online learning environment at DeSales (Blackboard Learn). We will discuss several vital resources for students in online/hybrid classes. These resources range from hardware and software-based communications solutions to research and reference aids that are provided by the Trexler Library.

Questions? Contact DEIT at 610.282.1100, x2290, or

Tip of the Week – Develop Dynamic Deltoids!

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Today, we continue our seven part “how-to” series on how to maximize your workout by using proper form on some of your favorite exercises. The shoulder press focuses on the deltoid muscle, or your upper shoulder. Did you know that the shoulder press will also help sculpt your pectorals (chest), triceps, and core muscles? Check out today’s tip to learn the proper form for the shoulder press

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*NEW* Event – Orientation Office Information Fair, 8/20

The Orientation Office Information Fair will be held on Monday, August 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the DUC.  If you are in charge of an office or special event on campus, this will be your opportunity to show the Class of 2022 what you have to offer. If you would like a table, please email the Orientation Team at and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.


Annual Testing of Campus Fire Alarm Systems Begins 7/2

Johnson Controls, the University’s fire alarm system and suppression vendor, will be on campus beginning Monday, July 2 to begin the annual testing of all campus fire alarm systems, as required by the National Fire Protection Association, and 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

Faculty and Staff Judges Needed for Orientation Student Challenges, 8/21

We are in need of judges for our Orientation Student Challenges. These events will be held on Tuesday, August 21 and are tentatively scheduled for the following:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    DSU Got Talent
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Singing Competition
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Dance Competition

If you would like to judge, we would need you there 15 minutes beforehand and sometimes 15 minutes afterwards. Please email the Orientation Team at by Friday, August 10 if you would like to participate.

All events are subject to change.