“In Service of the Church”: Lecture Gives Insight into Synod on the Family

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By Jaci Wendel News Editor The culmination of two episcopal synods on the family – the apostolic exhortation written by Pope Francis commenting on the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2014 and the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2015 – could be made available to the public as early as March. On Feb. 4, Dr. John … [Read more...]

New Stations of the Cross Make Connelly Chapel “More Prayerful”

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By Jaci Wendel News Editor On Sunday, Jan. 31, university chaplain Rev. Timothy McIntire, OSFS, dedicated Connelly Chapel’s new Stations of the Cross during 8 p.m. Mass. After a brief reading by campus ministry director Magdalene Riggins and a prayer from Rev. Louis Brisson read by Sr. John Marie Schauber, McIntire and the congregation blessed the carpenters responsible for … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Winter Commencement Canceled Due to Impending Snowstorm

DeSales faces eight to 12 inches of snow this Saturday, forcing the second straight cancellation of winter commencement. Photo courtesy of DeSales Flickr

A campus-wide email from Dennis Rasley, DeSales' director of emergency services, announced Wednesday afternoon that the winter commencement scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 will be canceled due to a snowstorm expected to affect the Center Valley area. "Due to impending inclement weather and potentially hazardous travel conditions, graduation scheduled for Saturday, January … [Read more...]

IT Help Desk Switches to Domestic Agents Only

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By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Effective immediately, DeSales University’s Help Desk will employ a team of only domestic agents and will no longer include any off-shore assistance, as announced in Dec. 2’s DSU Daily. … [Read more...]

Where Are They Now: Class of 1983 DeSales Grad Thrives in ‘Natural Habitat’

DeSales Class of 1983 graduate, Diane DeVivo,  ashes a thumbs-up in her natural habitat. Photo by Jeana Teddick.

By Jeana Teddick Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. “Don’t look yet!” Diane DeVivo said as I approached the entrance of the classroom. After a pause, she said, “Alright, I’m in my natural habitat now.” As I walked inside, she gave me a thumbs-up … [Read more...]