From Fr. O’Connor: Campus Meetings to Review the Annual Report and Administrators’ Objectives

Listed below are the scheduled times that I will meet with the administrative, professional, and support staffs of each administrative unit to review the annual report and discuss objectives for the coming year. Please come prepared to discuss any concerns or issues you wish to bring forward.  All meetings will be held in the Trexler Room in the DeSales University Center.

State of the University – Campus Meetings  

  • Thursday, August 30- 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
    Student Affairs with athletics, enrollment, and international learning staffs.
  • Wednesday, September 5 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Administration, Finance, and Campus Environment including Facilities, Custodial, Housekeeping, Grounds, Public Safety, Security, and Health, Auxiliary Services, including Bookstore and Mail Room, Treasurer’s Office, AVP Planning, Institutional Research, Human Resources, and IT.
  • Monday, September 10 – 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
    Academic Affairs including ACCESS and graduate education and all staffs that report to Provost.
  • Tuesday, September 18 – 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
    Institutional Advancement, Salesian Center, President’s Office and Shakespeare.

Questions? Mary A. Gotzon at ext. 2030 or at


Business Matters Newsletter

The Summer 2012 edition of Business Matters was published in July and we’re sure you will enjoy reading it. The Alumni Success Story featuring Arjun Banerjee ’04, will draw your attention to reading other articles about business students, the MBA trip to Peru, the Fleming Ethics Bowl Competition, and the events held by the Accounting & Finance Club. You may access Business Matters at

If you have any questions, you may contact Joyce Rhoads at

Vote for PSF in the Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards

On the heels of a fantastic season at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the company would appreciate your vote in the 2012 Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards. The Festival is listed under four different categories in Arts & Entertainment: Arts & Cultural Education, Festival, Live Entertainment, and Performing Arts Center.

Things to Note:

  • Register on to vote for Readers’ Choice.
  • There is only one vote per category per user account (tracked by the user’s e-mail address). After a category is voted for, it disappears from the list of categories.

How to Vote:

  • Click on the Readers’ Choice icon on homepage or log on to Click on the Readers’ Choice icon.
  • Register for a new account or enter your e-mail address/password if you have previously registered.
  • Choose the Ballot Page you wish to vote on (Shopping, Home & Services, etc.).
  • You’ll see the categories listed alphabetically down the left rail. Clicking on a category will bring up a page where users can either type in their vote or click on an advertiser to vote. Ads will show below the voting box in order of ad size on the requested category pages.
  • To vote: you may type your vote in the box or click on an ad’s name to register a vote.

Fall 2012 Dies Academicus – Tuesday, August 21

Dies Academicus will be held on Tuesday, August 21, from 9:00-10:15 a.m., and coffee and doughnuts will be available beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the McShea Activities Center (MAC). This event is held at the beginning of each semester as an opportunity for faculty members to socialize and engage in an intellectual discussion.

The article chosen by DeSales division heads as a catalyst for this semester’s discussion is “What the Best College Student Did” by Dr. Ken Bain, published by Harvard University Press, August 2012. Fr. Peter Leonard, dean of graduate education, will moderate the discussion.

You may access the article at as well as an excerpt from Wall Street Journal:

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher R. Cocozza, chair, Academic Oversight Committee, at

Professional Development Workshops

In August we offer a series of workshops to help you get ready for the new academic year. Join us to learn the new features in ANGEL 8.0 and Blackboard Collaborate 2011, explore tools and strategies for designing hybrid courses and building online interactivity, and discover different ways to use SMARTBoard and iPad in your classroom.

Register for a DEIT workshop at And stay in touch by subscribing to our blog at

Questions? Contact

PSF is making news and winning raves

Check out the Cat trailer here, and remember your DSU ticket discount when you call the Box Office at ext. 1276. The Festival closes August 5!

Summer Book Sale at Trexler Library

Trexler librarians are weeding the Reference Collection this summer. Discards are available for sale (50 cents each) in the library lobby during all the hours that the library is open. Complete sets of older encyclopedias are free. New titles will be added daily, so please feel free to stop by regularly to have a look!

Please call the library at ext. 1266 for more information.