It’s a boy!

Scott Mattingly and his wife Catherine welcomed their new baby boy, Richard “Jack” Mattingly on Oct. 20, 2010.  Jack weighed in at 6 lb, 5 oz.  Big brother, Thomas, is enjoying his little brother.  Congratulations can be sent to Scott Mattingly, Director of Advising and Retention at ext. 1408 or in the Academic Resource Center in Dooling 24.

In memory of Coach Al Senavitis

With sadness and yet with profound faith in the Resurrection, we announce the death of Mr. Al Senavitis. Coach Senavitis has served the DeSales community for many years as a PE and Tennis Instructor as well as the coach for the golf team. In addition to his faithful service here at the University, Coach Senavitis was highly involved with Special Olympics, serving for a period as President of Special Olympics in PA.

A memorial service for Coach Senavitis will be on Sunday, November 21st at 11:00 AM in the DeSales University Center. For more information, please contact the Athletic Offices in Billera.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

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Food Drive

Wondering what to do with extra flex money?

Pick up some canned goods and other non-perishable items and give to those in need!

Pod 4 is organizing a food drive to benefit those less fortunate in the Bethlehem area. There are 8 boxes in the DUC, one for each pod, to put donations in. The collection runs from Nov.1 to Nov. 19th and the pod with the most donations wins a gift card to the Promenade. The food will be donated to New Bethany Ministries centered in Bethlehem.

Please join us in helping others this Thanksgiving so that they may also enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

If you have any questions, please contact Micah Beckstead at

Celebrating National Distance Learning Week with ANGEL 7.4

November 8 – 12th is National Distance Learning Week

DEIT has two special ways that all faculty and staff can help us recognize this week.
1. Visit the DEIT blog and suggest titles to add to our current distance education library holdings.
2. Join us for one of the ANGEL 7.4 sessions this week.

Celebrate NDLW and ANGEL 7.4  tonight via Elluminate at 6 p.m. The first five (5) registrants tonight will receive Starbucks gift cards. Friday, we all celebrate NDLW with a special dessert during the ANGEL 7.4 Power Lunch at noon.  Sign up today at

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the new features in ANGEL 7.4 to be released December 27, 2010!

Library loading dock entrance closure

Please be advised that the rear loading dock entrance to the Trexler Library will not be accessible to traffic on 11-2-10 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Road traffic on DeSales Drive will not be affected.  Facilities maintenance is replacing a broken drain grate. Please use the front entrance to enter the library. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at your convenience. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All Souls Day

Tuesday, November 2nd is All Souls Day. Masses will be at 12:20 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Let us especially remember in our prayers for All Souls the repose of the soul of Fr. Jacob Welle, MSC, who served this university so faithfully for so long in our library. The 5 p.m. Mass for All Souls will remember those deceased Oblates who served the university and especially Fr. Bob McGilvray, OSFS who also worked in the library for several years. All are welcome to all the Masses.