Donate Women’s Shoes for Walk-A-Mile!

Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes is an event hosted by the DeSales PACE (Peers Advising Counseling Educating) organization that raises awareness for rape, sexual assault and gender violence. All proceeds from the event go to help victims dealing with this horrible reality. We are in need of women’s shoes for participants who would like to walk in the event. If you would like to donate heels, sandals, or any type of women’s shoes, please drop them off in the box located in the Wellness Center of McShea.

If any students are going home for Labor Day weekend, be sure to bring back any women’s shoes you would like to get rid of and put them to good use to support this wonderful cause!


Students: Service Ice Cream Social, 8/29

Want to learn about community service-based clubs, activities and work-study jobs?  Come to the Community Service Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, August 29 at 8pm in the McShea MAC!  Need more information?

Contact Jaime Gerhart at 610-282-1100 x1889 or

This week in Campus Ministry


  • Mass 5pm Wills Hall


  • Mass 5pm Wills Hall
  • Confession: 7:15pm Connelly Chapel
  • Catholic Book Club 8pm at Alacoque House
    Book for Fall Semester: “My Life with the Saints”
    More info: Danny:
  • Philotheas (Women’s Group) 9:15pm Alacoque House
  • Esto Vir (Men’s Group)  9:15pm Kender, McShea


  • Mass: 5pm Wills Hall
  • Pro-Life Club Meeting 7pm Kender, McShea
    More info: Teresa:
  • Oblate Male Spirituality and Discernment Group
    6pm-8pm Alacoque House (dinner provided!)
    More info: Tim:


  • Mass 5pm Wills Hall
    • Servers: 7:15pm
    • Lectors: 7:45pm
    • Eucharistic Ministers: 8:30pm
  • Theology of the Body Discussion Group 9:15pm Kender, McShea


  • Mass 5pm Wills Hall


Faculty: Academic Oversight Committee Minutes for 3/28

The Academic Oversight Committee is pleased to distribute the minutes from the meeting of March 28, 2012.


March 28, 2012 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Dooling Hall | Meeting Minutes

PRESENT: Mr. John Bell, Dr. Rodger Berg, Dr. Robert Blumenstein, Ms. Deborah Booros, Dr. Christopher Cocozza, Father Peter Leonard, Dr. Karen Walton.

Dr. Chris Cocozza called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. 

1.            Approval of the Minutes from February 22, 2012 meeting. Minutes approved.

2.            Instructional Equivalencies (Ms. Booros).  Deb explained the reasons for proposing the DSU model for instructional equivalencies. The committee discussed the components of the proposal and agreed that implementation should be required for “quality control” in the hybrid and online ACCESS and Graduate programs. The Division Heads will forward the document to their faculty who should email any comments to The final version will be presented at a faculty meeting to inform faculty how the plan will be implemented and evaluated.

3.            Academic Excellence Presentation. All members of the Academic Oversight Committee attend the student presentations and vote.

4.            Faculty Workshop. Please email ideas to Chris Cocozza.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 25 in the Hurd Science Center from 3:00 – 5:00.


uTip now available at DeSales University

DeSales University students, faculty & staff now have the ability to send confidential text messaging tips to University Police via uTip, which is a component of our e2Campus text messaging alert system. Anyone in our community can use the service to report suspicious activities they see around campus, such as theft, vandalism, drugs, domestic disputes, disorderly sports fans, and more. University police officers will receive the confidential tip and respond accordingly to the area with the information provided.

To activate, text DSUTIP and your message to 50911.

There will be posters distributed around campus shortly advertising the new tip system.

For more information about uTip and its success stories, check out the uTip website;


Students: Interested in Club Sports?

If you are interested in DeSales University Club Sports please attend the information meeting Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. This brief meeting will be held in the classroom located in Billera Hall. All participants who are interested in creating a club sport this year or continuing an already existing club sport must be in attendance. Current club sports include ice hockey, tennis, cheerleading, swimming, women’s lacrosse, cycling, rugby and men’s volleyball.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah (Fosdick) Hollander via phone (X1818) or email ( Thanks!

All: Campus Ministry Announcements

  • Freshmen Retreat
    Friday, Aug. 24 – Saturday, August 25
    Held at the Fatima Renewal Center in Dalton, PA
    Cost: $30.00 For more info / to sign up:
    Need to register by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • First Mass of the Academic Year
    Sunday, August 26 at 8pm in Connelly Chapel
  • Daily Mass
    With the Oblate Community – – 5pm Monday through Friday in Wills Hall Chapel
  • Liturgical Minister Training
    To assist at the Sunday liturgies. All training is in Connelly Chapel on Thursday, August 30th at the following times:
    Server: 7:15pm
    Lector: 7:45pm
    Eucharistic Minister: 8:30pm

Contact: Maggie: