Human Resources Holiday Open House, 12/3

Human Resources Holiday Open House – Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Human Resources Department, Lawless Center

Please join the Human Resources Department for a Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 3 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.  Stop by to chat with your HR Representatives, and to meet some new staff members.  We look forward to taking some time out of our busy days to chat with you and hear about the wonderful things that are happening in your respective departments.  Refreshments will be served and we will have some Holiday wellness tips and recipes available to help keep you on a healthy track as you navigate your way through dinners, parties and late-night shopping!  We will also be raffling off two $25 3-D gift certificates, compliments of The University Card Office!  As a reminder, all employees receive a 25% discount on most menu items offered by Dining Services.

We look forward to seeing you!  Happy Holidays!

Please contact Deb Albors with any questions at ext. 1660.

Four Spots Available for Paris Trip

Four spots have opened up for the trip to Paris this coming May.  The spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Sign up now!

Dates: May 19-26

Price: $2079 (Based on 30 travelers.  We now have 27. Fewer than 30 drives the price up $60.)

Price covers: airfare, 3-star hotel, English-speaking guide, ground transportation and entrance fees in France, daily hot breakfast.

Itinerary includes: Notre Dame, Louvre, and other major Parisian sites as well as day trips to Nevers and Chartres

A $200 non-refundable deposit will secure your place.  If you are a day student, you will be billed by DeSales University when you sign up.  If you are not a day student, you will need to submit your check  (payable to DeSales University) to Maryanne Charlton in Career Services to secure your spot.  The remainder of the package price will be collected during the spring semester.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Maura Hearden:

Automatic Internet Explorer web browser upgrade.

Dear DeSales Community,

We have noticed that the Internet Explorer web browser may be upgraded to its latest version as part of the automatic Windows operating system updates.

This may cause you to encounter a “browser issue” when accessing MyDSU, Outlook WebApp, or any other DeSales online application, if you’re using Internet Explorer.

You can resolve the “browser issue” or even prevent it from happening by adding “” to your list of websites in the Compatibility View settings in Internet Explorer, as indicated in the screenshot below.

Try it. If you need assistance, please call the HelpDesk at x4357.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Below: Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer version 11. Versions 9 and 10 have similar dialog windows.

turning on compatibility mode

Don’t be kept out of the loop: Sign up for e2Campus today!

DeSales University conducted a campus-wide test of the e2Campus mass notification system at 9AM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. If you did not receive the test message, please sign-up for e2Campus today at:

If you have previously signed up for e2Campus and did not receive the test message, please email to have your username and password reset in the system. E2Campus is the University’s primary means of mass notification utilized in a campus emergency. E2Campus Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Rasley, Emergency Services Specialist at Ext. 1513 or

Donations Needed!

Please Collect while you’re home for the Holidays.

Donations Needed! Please Collect while you’re home for the Holidays.

While home over Thanksgiving Break, the schools that we tutor and mentor are in need of  the supplies below:

  • Coats – all sizes, we tutor from K-12
  • Uniforms – khaki pants, white and maroon polo shirts, all sizes
  • Musical Instruments – needed for El Sistema at Roosevelt Elementary School, this program is in partnership with the Allentown Symphony, that allows children to be tutored and mentored and to be part of the school orchestra. The goal is that all the children will have an instrument.  They do not need to be in perfect condition.

There will be boxes in the DUC, Dooling and McShea to drop off coats and uniforms.  Instruments can be dropped off at the Service and Social Justice office in McShea.  Please email

DeSales University Rome Program

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the recommendation of the Rome Program Faculty Committee comprised of Professor Brian Kane, Professor Elizabeth Rosa, Dr. Jerry Joyce, and Mr. Brian MacDonald that Wayne Turney, Professor of Theatre, be appointed the Director of the DeSales University Rome Program for the fall 2015 semester.  As previously announced, Dr. Sarah Nytroe will direct the program during the fall 2014 semester.

Due to the good work of Professors Kane and Rosa, DeSales University has its own free-standing Rome program, based at the Dante Alighieri Italian Language Center.  We send 15 students from various majors to Rome for each fall semester.  Our faculty director is provided with housing and travel expenses and teaches three courses while in Rome.

To date, the faculty members who have served as Directors of the DeSales University Rome Program are Drs. Chapp, Howsare, Kerr, Myers, Loughlin, Yermolenko, and Ms. Osborne-McKnight, all of whom have had very successful experiences while in Rome and who have served as “ambassadors” for the program since their return.

My thanks to all these faculty members for making the DeSales University Rome Program a worthwhile academic experience and life experience for our students.

— Dr. Karen Walton