Lansdale Area Campus Ribbon Cutting

DeSales Lansdale Area Campus Ribbon-Cutting
DeSales Lansdale Area Campus Ribbon-Cutting

DeSales’ own David Gilfoil, Debbie Booros and Fr. O’Connor, along with Upper Gwynedd Commissioners President Kenneth Kroberger, dedicated the new DeSales University Lansdale Area Campus on Tuesday, September 27. The Lansdale location offers the MBA and ACCESS programs, and is located in Upper Gwynedd Township at the intersection of Sumneytown Pike and Broad Street.

Local paper The Reporter covered the event quite nicely.

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen!

Reserve the Bulldog!

You can now reserve the Bulldog!  Yes, the new mascot uniform has come in and is available for your next event!  Faculty, staff, and students to have the Bulldog attend your next event, you can complete the reservation form on the DeSales University website > Student Life > Student Engagement and Leadership > Student Clubs & Organizations > Bulldog Mascot Reservation.


Salesian Insights: Noontime Nuggets, 10/3

Join us for Salesian Insights – October 3, 2011 12:00 pm
Bring your lunch and learn How to Become a Part of Christ led by FR. John O’Neill, OSFS, Assistant to the President for Board Relations.

“Moreover, all the heavenly choirs of the Church triumphant, as well as those of the Church militant, are joined to our Dear Lord in this divine act [of Holy Communion], so that with Him, in Him, and by Him, they may win the favor of God the Father, and obtain His Mercy for us. How great the blessing to my soul to contribute its share towards the attainment of so gracious a gift!” (Devout Life II:14)

Learn more or contact Lore Mcfadden-Westwood at ext. 1244 or

Internet maintenance this weekend

The IT Department will be performing maintenance on our connection to the Internet which will require several brief periods of down time.  The maintenance will take place at night between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. this weekend.  We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Questions? Brian Keifer at or x1777

From Campus Ministry

  • Eucharistic Exposition will be held this Friday from 9am to 4pm in Connelly chapel. All are invited to spend some quiet time before the Eucharistic Lord.
  • Change in Mass Schedule for Pacer Break Weekend—there will be only the 12:30 pm Mass on Sunday, October 9 for those students remaining on campus. There will be no 8 pm Mass that evening only.
  • Join us for the solemn closing of the 40 Hours devotion marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Allentown. Campus Ministry will be taking a van to the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna in Allentown for the event. We leave at 6:15pm from the DUC parking lot. If you would like to attend, please contact Campus Ministry as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact for more information.

Full-time faculty and staff: The Annual Wills Hall Halloween Party, 10/28

Full-time faculty and staff, you’re invited to:

The Annual Wills Hall Halloween Party
“Celebrating saintly martyrs and all souls”
Friday, October 28, 2011
Cocktails & Dinner
6:00-10:00 pm
(Costumes optional)

To help us plan for this event please email or call ext. 1540 with your name, department, and if you are bringing a guest  no later than October 21.  Thank you!

2011 Annual Security Report now available

DeSales University is committed to assisting all members of the DeSales community in providing for their own safety and security.  The DeSales University 2011 Annual Security Report and the 2011 Annual Fire Report is now available on the DeSales website:

The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years on crimes reported to campus security authorities that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by DeSales University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. [Read more…]

Last call for free quality service training from the Disney Institute

Don’t miss this one-time opportunity on Friday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Staff from the world-renowned Disney Institute will offer a private training workshop for DSU staff here on campus (in the University Center), thanks to our partnership with the Bar Association of Lehigh County and the support of our own communications office.

Faculty, students, and partners of DSU are being invited to this event, but the primary focus will be on our providing this educational opportunity to our professional and support staff.

Supervisors will be encouraged to allow their staff to benefit from this unique event! Participation in this event is FREE, but attendance is limited.

To reserve your spot contact or ext. 1244