Big smiles, now! Don’t forget to schedule your senior or staff portrait!

Herff-Jones Photography will be on campus November 28 – November 30 to take senior portraits and professional staff portraits for the yearbook.

Seniors – schedule your sitting by logging in at and use the school code 355. The photos will be taken in the Kender Conference room in McShea. There is a $5.00 sitting fee for seniors. Students are asked to dress professionally for their portraits.

Staff – If you’re a new professional staff member, stop in on these dates to have your portrait taken. Existing staff, you can also update your picture at this time. Professional staff portrait sittings require no appointment and have no sitting fee. [Read more…]

Alcohol and Drugs: Reminder from Public Safety, Security & Health (P3)

DeSales University doesn’t have a green light for alcohol and drug abuse. We are not a law-free zone.

The Executive Directorate for Public Safety, Security & Health (P3) suggests that residents and commuters refresh their understanding of the University’s policy on drugs and alcohol. Go to the 2011-2012 Student Handbook and Campus Guide (Office of Student Services, 2011), retrievable at Pages 103-116 give you the University’s standard for conduct and Commonwealth and Federal law pertaining to alcohol and drugs. [Read more…]

Confidential public safety tip line now available: DSUTIP

DSU has a new mechanism available for making confidential reports to the University Police.

Here’s how to activate the new e2Campus uTip on your personal phone.

  4. STORE either or both of the following two numbers: 79516 or 70359
  5. When you want to report a concern, TEXT/SMS: DSUTIP + your message

What happens then? Your message goes to an on-duty police officer who will take appropriate action.

Why would you want to make a confidential report? Confidential tips are usually made when someone sees something wrong but is concerned what will happen if the word gets around that they took themselves and their concerns seriously enough to get involved. [Read more…]

The National Security Collection dedicated yesterday

The dedication of the National Security Collection on Thursday, November 10, in Trexler Library at DeSales University. The National Security Collection includes approximately 1,000 books, all ranging on the topics of national security, espionage, intelligence, global politics, and war. Benefactors of the collection include:

  • Joseph C. Goulden, an author who previously worked as an underground miner, a counter-intelligence operative and the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Dr. John Behling who served as an infantry soldier in World War II before being transferred to the Office of Strategic Services and Military Intelligence, where he continued to work after the war ended. Behling was a member of the Office of Intelligence and Research with the Department of State and also served as a Foreign Service officer in Germany. He has worked as a freelance contract agent for the CIA.
  • Cameron La Clair, one of the founders of the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Sadly, Cameron La Clair passed away this past Friday. His widow, Mary La Clair, and her daughter traveled all the way from Virginia to attended the dedication.

“This incredible collection of books was donated to DeSales University from distinguished members of the intelligence community,” said Andrew Essig, associate professor of political science. “Their contributions were made in support of the political science program’s national security track and the criminal justice program to increase the wealth of knowledge among the student body in the vital area of national security affairs.”