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

*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 DSUOrientation@desales.edu and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

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 DSUOrientation@desales.edu by Friday, August 10 if you would like to participate.

All events are subject to change.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Tomorrow: Power Outage on Campus for Electrical Maintenance

Orlando Deifenderfer Electrical Contractors will be conducting electrical power outages on campus to do electrical maintenance in DeChantal Hall, Guerin, Harvey, Finnegan Villages, and Labuda Theatre on Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Faculty and staff should turn off computers at the end of the work day on Wednesday, August 8.

Questions? Contact Jim Molchany at x1644 or jim.molchany@desales.edu.

Faculty and Staff Helping Hands at Orientation, 8/19

Attention all Faculty and Staff!

Orientation will be here soon and one of the best things about this event is the unity that the entire DeSales community shows to the new freshman class. The positive feedback from the new students and their families about the welcoming team is tremendous.

Once again this year the Orientation team would like to invite all DeSales University faculty and staff to help with the move in process on Sunday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Those who are unable to carry objects or have limited mobility, we will have other jobs such as handing out water or directing families during move in. There is a job for everyone who wants to be involved! You will get an official Orientation shirt, breakfast, and lunch for helping.

Please fill out this form if you would like to help. Those who are interested should let us know by Friday, July 6 to guarantee a requested shirt size. After July 6, we will accept forms until August 10, but shirt sizes will be limited.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu