Coming Soon: Scheduled Power Outages for Dorothy Day

Please be advised that there will be extended power outages to the Dorothy Day Student Union starting on Wednesday, December 26.

On Wednesday, all emergency power in the Dorothy Day Student Union will be out of service, lasting until Friday afternoon, December 28.

All building power will be off on Thursday, December 27, from 7AM to approximately 12PM.

Please be aware that this will affect all the buildings electrical systems including fire alarm, card access, general power and lighting, internet access, network, phones, food storage.  It is suggested that you turn off all computers, printers, and copiers.

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Next Week: Dooling Hall Lower Level Renovation Work

Beginning on Monday, December 17 until Wednesday, December 19, a contractor will be on campus to perform remediation work in the hallways in lower level of Dooling Hall from the Auditorium to the elevator, and then from the elevator lobby to DEIT offices. As such, access to the these areas will not be possible during this timeframe, including elevator access to the lower level as well.

All visitors to the DEIT offices should use the stairwell at the end of the hallway to access these areas on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18.

On Wednesday, December 19, there will no access to the DEIT offices.

Regular access to all affected areas will resume on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we strive to make DeSales University a safer and pleasant place for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Salesian Quote of the Day

Advent trivia … The first printed Advent calendar was created in 1908 by a German named Gerhard Lang. As a boy, his mom would sew twenty-four cookies onto the lid of a box. Each day of December, he ate a cookie. This tradition inspired him to create a calendar entitled, “In the Land of the Christ Child.” Today, Advent calendars are a popular tool for families to count down the days until Christmas.

Ending Today: Campus Store December 3-Day Sale

The DeSales Campus Store will be having a 3-day sale from December 11-13.

Save 25% off all Champion products, Under Armour products, baseball style hats, imprinted drinkware and much more!!

This is the perfect time to get that someone special the DeSales gift for the holidays!! Stop in and $ave!

Faculty: Final Grades for Fall Semester Due Noon Monday

Final grades for the Fall Day Semester are due via WebAdvisor no later than Monday, December 17, by 12PM.

This deadline must be honored to clear students for graduation.

In order to enter your grades:

  • Logon to MyDSU.
  • Select ‘Webadvisor for Faculty’
  • Under ‘Faculty Information’, select ‘Grading’
  • Fall 2018
  • Select Grading period: Final
  • All students on your grade roster must be given a grade.
  • If the student never attended your class, check the ‘Never Attended’ box and enter a grade of ‘FA’.
  • Enter grades. To familiarize yourself with our grading system, refer to page 21 of the 2018-2019 DeSales University Undergraduate Catalog available at An ‘Expire Date’ is only required for grades of ‘I’ (Incomplete).
    • Enter PO or FO for any Pass/Fail grades.  Enter AU for audits.
  • Only enter the ‘Last Date of Attendance’ if the student stopped attending your class during the semester.  A grade of ‘FA’ (failure because of excessive absence) may be appropriate.
  • Enter the number of absences. You must enter absences for all freshmen and students on academic probation.  
  • Click submit to finalize your grades.
  • You will immediately receive a grading confirmation notice. If you do NOT receive confirmation, your grades have not been received.
  • Grades will be available for your students after our office runs a grade verification process.  This process will occur daily.

Questions? Judy Schwartz, x1212

Award-Winning Journalist to Speak to MFA Graduate Students in January

Bestselling novelist and award-winning journalist Stephen P. Kiernan will be speaking to the MFA graduate students and we would like to invite the whole University community.

Kiernan will talk about his World War II novel The Baker’s Secret, which is set in a tiny, Nazi-occupied village on the cliffs above Normandy Beach. The novel is a haunting and beautiful exploration of faith, endurance, hope and the human spirit. Our bookstore will sell Kiernan’s book there, or if you prefer to read it prior, bring it with you and Stephen will be happy to sign for everyone.

Please join us on Friday night, January 11, from 7PM-11PM in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC. 

Finals Week Events at Trexler Library

Library FInals EventsTrexler Library will host events throughout finals week to help students destress and take a break from studying.

All week there will be coloring and puzzles in the lobby, trivia on our social media pages (@desales_trexler) with a Dunkin Donuts gift card as the prize, and free stress balls.

Our daily events take place in the library lobby and are as follows:

  • Monday, December 10
    Donuts and Coffee, 8:30AM
  • Tuesday, December 11
    Decorate a Cupcake, 3PM while supplies last
  • Wednesday, December 12
    Coffee and Snacks, 2PM and 7PM
    Pet a Puppy, 8-9PM
  • Thursday, December 13
    Yoga and Tea, 2PM
  • Friday, December 14
    Hot Chocolate Bar, 10AM