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Blackboard at DeSales UniversityBlackboard Learn is the official learning management system of DSU. Log into Blackboard through the MyDSU portal.

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Helpful to know:

  • Sign up for a Bb workshop at
  • Students gain access to  Blackboard seven (7) days prior to course start.
  • All Blackboard users log in using their MyDSU credentials.

Important: DSU ANGEL courses and LORs are saved and current courses will be archived. Request archives of previous courses using this archive request form

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Physician’s Hours

  • Thursday October 4, Physician 8:00 to 8:45 am
  • Friday October 5, Physician 8:00 to 8:45 am


From the Salesian Center: Honors Program & Faith on Film Movie

Faith & Reason Honors Program

Students, a special invitation was sent to all freshman scholarship students yesterday to invite you to become part of our Faith & Reason Honors Program. Please review it and we look forward to hearing back from you. Note: medical studies/PA students were not asked to join because of the intensity of these programs.

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Faith on Film special movie premiere

On Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, the Salesian Center will present a movie premiere whose subject lies at the intersection of faith and culture, followed by audience discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

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R.I.P. Regina Gallagher, mother of Daniel J. Gallagher

The University community is sad to announce the passing of Regina Gallagher, mother of former student Daniel J. Gallagher ’00, who passed away during 9/11.  Gina was a loyal friend of DeSales University.  She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

“Let God gather what He has planted in His orchard.  He takes everything in its season.” –St. Francis de Sales

Link to Obit:


Interested in Private Study in Piano and Guitar?

The Division of Performing Arts will be offering private music lessons in the study of piano and guitar for the spring 2014 semester.  Students can register for FA 111 (Applied Piano) and FA 113 (Applied Guitar).  All university students interested in increasing their skills and basic musicianship are welcome to enroll.  No experience or pre-requisites are required.

For additional information, please contact John Bell at or Ben Durham at

Campus Ministry Announcements

“Single and Ready to Mingle”

Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7pm in Kender, McShea

A fun networking event which includes speed dating, mingling time, refreshments and FREE prizes!

Come dressed to impress to meet new people!

Freshmen are awarded a Character U point.

Mass during Pacer Break

Sunday, Oct. 6 at 12:30pm in Connelly Chapel

LIFT – Ladies in Faith Together (Campus Ministry Women’s Group)

Every Wednesday 6pm in the MAC

October schedule:

Wed, October 2:  A Woman’s Dignity – Ashley Acri

Wed, October 9: Lucie Loftus– Topic: TBA

Wed, October 16: Trust and Cooperation– Mary Seghers + Maggie Riggins

Wed, October 23: Vocational Discernment  – Sister John Marie

Wed, October 30:  A Woman and Her Role in Society – Sally Allen

Men’s Spirituality and Service (Campus Ministry Men’s Group)

October schedule:

Oct. 16
7:00pm Presentation: JD Mullane, Catholic journalist McShea-Kender
Oct. 23
7:00pm Devotional Night: Liturgy of the Hours Wills Hall Chapel
Oct. 30
7:30pm Salesian Center Event: Dr. Stephen Barr, physicist DUC White Pavilion

For more information about Campus Ministry:

Campus Store Sale, 10/3

On October 3, buy one short sleeve t-shirt or set of Gumy® Earbuds at the Campus Store, get the second 50% OFF.

Valid 10/03/13 only. Select items only and while supplies last. Excludes clearance merchandise. See store for details.


Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancis“Comets appear to be larger than stars and more fanfare is generally made of them. Yet, they are not comparable to stars either in size or in quality and only seem more spectacular because they are closer. So, too, most people generally esteem the virtues which are, so to speak, closer, more tangible and more material.”

– St. Francis de Sales