Say “cheese!” – Time 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…]

Public safety, security, and health advisory

Fr. O’Connor announced in September that the University Family would soon see the installation of the statues of Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Jane de Chantal within meditation gardens on both sides of the mall area.  Valley Builders begins construction on that project in earnest today. You probably noticed the preparatory work that has occurred over these last two weeks. Beginning today, heavy equipment will be operating in and around Dooling Hall and the width of the mall to Conmy and Tocik Halls and McShea Center, generally from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. [Read more…]

Possible Internet Outages, 10/28

On Friday, October 28, 2011 Level 3 Communications will implement maintenance to migrate circuits to a new path so as to decommission older equipment.   Level 3 is the primary ISP that DeSales utilizes to gain access to the Internet.   The hours of maintenance will be from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.   Level 3 wants its customers to be aware that some customers may lose Internet service, but for no more than 15 minutes during the window of maintenance.

In the event that DeSales does lose the connection for the Internet service with Level 3, we do have a secondary ISP that is currently being utilized.   However, during an outage, users may see degradation in performance and response times using only one ISP.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Math Matters: the basics of mathematics, non-credit course

The ACCESS Program at DeSales University is offering an 8-week, non-credit math course for individuals interested in brushing up on their analytical skills. If you are apprehensive about jumping into a math requirement and have been out of the math loop for some time, this course will help you acquire the skills needed to be successful in future quantitative courses.

Session 2: Monday Evenings, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
October 17, 2011 to December 10, 2011 [Read more…]