Salesian Quote of the Day!

Fr. Louis Brisson

Fr. Louis Brisson

“In difficult questions, if contradicting opinions clash, you may certainly also defend your point of view. However, do it with much charm and goodwill so that from the very beginning your opinion succeeds on grounds of the conciliatory tone, and so you make a big impression by skilful action.”

– Fr. Brisson (Chapter 1891)

APA Citation Workshops

Having trouble compiling a reference list in APA style? Not sure how to cite your sources within the body of your paper? Puzzled about how to format your paper. This workshop will cover the essentials of APA style and provide you with guidelines and tools to help you tackle citation with confidence. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome!

Tuesday, February 11, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Campbell Conference Room, Trexler Library

Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Campbell Conference Room, Trexler Library


Gambet Café Lunch Menu week of 2/13

  • Monday – Meatball Parmesan Sub with chips
  • Tuesday – Hot Dog Bar with assorted toppings
  • Wednesday – Chicken Parmesan Sandwich with chips
  • Thursday- Our own Smoked Pulled Pork sandwich with cole slaw

Two Soups served daily, 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

Cash, Dining Dollars, 3D and Credit Cards accepted.


Careers at PPL, 2/13

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department presents “Careers at PPL” with featured speaker Mr. Alvie Fennell, Lead Business Systems Analyst, PPL Corporation. (Sponsored by PPL.)

When: Thursday, Feb 13 4:00-5:00pm

Where: Dooling Hall 104

Who will be there: Human resources will be accepting resumes

Majors: All Majors are welcome. The talk will be focused in the Computer Science field

Food: Refreshments, PIZZA

Questions: Contact Rachel Myslinksi, PPL Ambassador ( or Pranshu Gupta, Faculty MA/CS (

Respondus Online Test Proctor Tool Respondus Monitor Available in Blackboard

DeSales is piloting Respondus Monitor, a companion product which integrates webcam technology with LockDown Browser, creating an essential layer of security for non-proctored assessments and an added measure for student identity verification.. All faculty can use Respondus Monitor to proctor online tests in Blackboard until March 15.

To learn more about Respondus Monitor, watch a short video here: and participate in the upcoming Instructor Training (visit to register):

  • Tuesday, February 11 at 1 pm ET
  • Thursday, February 20 at 2 pm ET
  • Friday, February 28 at 12 pm ET

To access Respondus Monitor in Blackboard Learn:

  • Go to your course Control Panel
  • Click Course Tools
  • Select Respondus LockDown Browser

Questions? Please contact

Join us for the 33rd Annual Black Tie Dinner Dance

Faculty and Staff: You are invited to join us for the 33rd Annual Black Tie Dinner Dance. More than 700 people will be enjoying a night at the races! Be among the crowd . . .  to dine on elegant food and dance the night away.

You just can’t miss the Polynesian Enchantment celebration.

It’s all happening Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Billera Hall which will be transformed into a tropical paradise.

While the regular admission this year increased to $225, we have kept a very special admission price of $175 per person for faculty and staff (and spouse or guest).  And, for your convenience, payments can be made in installments via payroll deduction over and extended time frame, check or credit card.

The Dinner Dance is the University’s largest fundraising event in support of our student financial aid program, which helps the 96% of students who receive some form of aid.

Contact Diane Moeser at ext. 1307 or email to reserve your seat.


In addition, if there is anyone you think may be interested in attending the Dinner Dance, please ask Diane for a formal invitation. Regular admission is $225 per person.