New Help Desk Partner Effective 6/1

Effective June 1, 2017, DeSales is changing to a new Help Desk provider. The transition will be largely transparent to faculty, staff, and students as the Help Desk concept and methods for contacting the Help Desk will remain the same. You may continue to contact the Help Desk by text chat, online form, helpdesk@desales.edu, and phone x4357.

The Help Desk will continue to provide a 24/7/365 one-stop shop for reporting and resolving technology issues including those related to system access/passwords, classroom technology problems, Blackboard, Colleague (Datatel), MyDSU, WebAdvisor, Recruit, Email (Exchange/Gmail), Office 365, network access (wifi or wired), telecom, network storage, www.desales.edu, and more! As is currently the case, the Help Desk will create a ticket to track your issue, solve the problems that it can, and refer the ones it can’t to appropriate DeSales staff. We will make sure that any open issues continue to be tracked.

Our new Help Desk partner is Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI), a Lehigh Valley-based company with deep ties to DeSales University. CAI’s Help Desk staff is located in Newark, Delaware.

Questions or feedback? patricia.clay@desales.edu or 610.282.1100 x1436

It’s a Girl!

Please join the Natural Science Department in congratulating Dr. Julie Himmelberger and her husband, Dan, on the birth of their second daughter. Isabel Marie was born on May 17 at 4:49 a.m. – 7 lbs., 10 oz., 19.5 inches. Big sister Evelyn Rose, 3, is very excited to welcome her sister into the world. Mom and baby are doing well.

Questions? NaturalScience@desales.edu

 

Parking Policy Changes

During the year, an Ad Hoc Parking Task Force was created with representation from students, faculty, and staff in order to review the existing parking policies and offer suggestions for improvement. The recommendations of the Ad Hoc Parking Task Force were reviewed by the President’s Cabinet and with representatives from the Student Government Association with the following changes in the University’s parking policy approved for implementation effective July 1, 2017:

  1. The Dooling Hall parking lot will be designated for Faculty, Staff, and Visitors.
  2. Non-resident students will be allowed access to the Dooling Hall parking lot after 4:30 p.m.
  3. A third parking lot will be constructed adjacent to the existing Gambet Center parking lots during the summer of 2017 that will be open to Faculty, Staff, Visitors, and Non-resident students.
  4. The Trexler parking lot will be designated for Non-resident students.
  5. Any student will be allowed to park in the Dooling Hall, Gambet Center, Hurd Science Center, McShea Student Union, and Trexler parking lots after 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
  6. Any student will be allowed to park in the DeSales University Center parking lot after 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
  7. Any student will be allowed to park in the Billera Hall parking lot, unless restricted due to athletic events, 24/7.
  8. Resident students will be provided three designated parking spaces in the first row of the McShea Student Union parking lot for pick-up and delivery (30 minute parking).
  9. Restrictions for parking may be necessary at certain lots due to Theatre productions or special events, and notification of such restrictions will be communicated to the campus community on a timely basis.
  10. A parking fee will be introduced for students who bring a vehicle to campus. Non-resident students who bring a vehicle to campus will pay a $25 parking permit fee for the academic year, and Resident students who bring a vehicle to campus will pay a $75 parking permit fee for the academic year.  These parking permit fees are non-refundable.

We would like to thank the Ad Hoc Parking Task Force and the SGA for their work in evaluating the existing parking policies and procedures and for their recommendations above that will be implemented. We believe these changes will result in a more effective and safe parking environment.

Additional information will be forthcoming in June with respect to obtaining your new parking permit and process for paying your parking permit fee if applicable.

Questions? Contact Robert J. Snyder, Vice President for Finance and Administration, at robert.snyder@desales.edu.

It’s a Girl!

Please join the Natural Science Department in congratulating Dr. Julie Himmelberger and her husband, Dan, on the birth of their second daughter. Isabel Marie was born on May 17 at 4:49 a.m. – 7 lbs., 10 oz., 19.5 inches. Big sister Evelyn Rose, 3, is very excited to welcome her sister into the world. Mom and baby are doing well.

Questions? NaturalScience@desales.edu

 

Collaborative Arts Exhibit and Performance

Mark Your Calendar! “Arts/graft: American Community in the Understory,” a wide-ranging collaborative arts project featuring the work of painters, photographers, printmakers, textile artists, sculptors, illustrators, storytellers, poets, fiction writers, and other craftspersons, will open in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC Monday, August 28, and will be on display there throughout that week, culminating in a performance night of music, stories, and readings Thursday, August 31 in the DUC at 7 p.m. Exhibited art will thereafter be moved and remain on display through fall semester in Trexler Library.

Contributing artists include, among DSU faculty, John Bell, Deb Burrows, Liz Elliot, Katherine Grasso, Fran Mayville, Juilene Osborne-McKnight, Steve Myers, and Dennis Varley, as well as current DSU students, DSU alumni, former DSU faculty, parents of DSU faculty, and artists from the Lehigh Valley to upstate New York and from Charleston to Nashville to Santa Fe to San Francisco. The exhibit and the performance night will be free and open to the campus community and general public.

Questions or further information? Stephen.myers@desales.edu

Fitness Center Summer Hours

FITNESS CENTER HOURS

MAY 15 – JUNE 9
M-F 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JUNE 12 – AUGUST 11
M-F 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CLOSED ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

Questions? Jodie.Morgan@desales.edu

Collaborative Arts Exhibit and Performance

Mark Your Calendar! “Arts/graft: American Community in the Understory,” a wide-ranging collaborative arts project featuring the work of painters, photographers, printmakers, textile artists, sculptors, illustrators, storytellers, poets, fiction writers, and other craftspersons, will open in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC Monday, August 28, and will be on display there throughout that week, culminating in a performance night of music, stories, and readings Thursday, August 31 in the DUC at 7 p.m. Exhibited art will thereafter be moved and remain on display through fall semester in Trexler Library.

Contributing artists include, among DSU faculty, John Bell, Deb Burrows, Liz Elliot, Katherine Grasso, Fran Mayville, Juilene Osborne-McKnight, Steve Myers, and Dennis Varley, as well as current DSU students, DSU alumni, former DSU faculty, parents of DSU faculty, and artists from the Lehigh Valley to upstate New York and from Charleston to Nashville to Santa Fe to San Francisco. The exhibit and the performance night will be free and open to the campus community and general public.

Questions or further information? Stephen.myers@desales.edu