Now on display at Trexler Library: Women’s History Month

Come check out the Women’s History Month display at Trexler Library.

“We Can Do It!” proclaims Rosie the Riveter, the now iconic image of American women supporting the home front during World War II. But did you know that Rosie was far from the first American woman to support the country through war?

March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, in recognition of the significant contributions women have made to American history. This year, Trexler Library is celebrating with a display titled “The Roles of America’s Women During Times of War.”

Women’s participation in American wartime spans from our earliest days as a country to modern warfare. For example, Sybil Ludington rode twice as far as Paul Revere to alert militia forces about advances of the British Army in 1777 and Jennie Hodgers posed as a man for three years to serve in the Union Army.

To learn more about these women and the many more who have served since then, visit our display in the Trexler Library lobby until the end of March. To view the resources used in the display and others in celebration of Women’s History Month, check out our corresponding guide:


Call for Proposals: The 2nd Annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium

Structures of Power in Information
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:30am-3:30pm
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

This event will bring together LVAIC faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in teaching students to think, research, and engage critically in today’s complicated information environment.

Whether implementing the scientific method, critiquing media, or evaluating data, our students are confronted by structures of power that influence their learning process. As educators, how do we confront our own assumptions and biases while also helping students develop the skills to navigate their own? What unseen barriers interrupt research? How can we learn from students, within and outside of the classroom, to improve the scholarly ecosystem?

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals for presentations that reveal successes and challenges in information literacy teaching and learning and inspire intercampus dialog about our future information literacy teaching practices.

Proposals from faculty, librarians, and/or other educators in all disciplines and levels welcome!

Proposal Deadline is March 23, 2018.

For further information, please visit the LVAIC Information Literacy

Or contact Debbie Malone at x 1253 or

Annual Around the World Res Life Event, 3/28

The Office of Residence Life, CSSJ and CAB are hosting the annual Around the World event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 6PM to 8PM in McShea Hall.

We are calling for students, faculty and staff who are interested in sharing their cultures through art, food, history, religion, etc. to participate. We ask those who are interested to please email by Monday, March 19, 2018.

Everyone is welcomed!

For more information contact

Around the World at DeSales, March 28

Student Trip to NYC, 4/20

Sponsored by the Accounting and Finance Club – all students are welcome but space is limited.

This trip will include a stop at the New York Stock Exchange, a Museum, and a Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays game.

When: April 20

Time: 6:00 am till the end of the Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jay’s game. Transportation is provided.

If you would like to participate please sign-up by March 23 in the Gambet Center 242, Division of Business Suite with Mrs. Valerie Wolfenden.

To sign-up there is a $20 cash deposit which will be refunded on the day of the trip.

First 20 to sign-up will tour the NY Stock Exchange. Please bring a photo ID when you sign up: it must be submitted ahead of time to enter the NY Stock Exchange and you must have with you on the day of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bradley Barnhorst at extension 1624.

ConnectCare3 Connections – March 2018

Effective communication with your doctor is critical when navigating the healthcare system. Sometimes, patients don’t have the necessary knowledge to participate in treatment decisions. So, talking to the doctor may be intimidating. This month’s Connections explores tips that you can use to make talking with your doctor easier.

Then, flip over the newsletter to learn how ConnectCare3 Nurse Navigation helped Shawn Russell consider treatment options for his stage four metastatic prostate cancer. Witness Shawn’s amazing journey from a bleak prognosis to remission.

As always, if you need assistance, remember our team is just a phone call away.


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Looking for support from ConnectCare3?
Contact us at 877-223-2350 for patient assistance and employer education and support resources.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Salesian Spirit Essay Contest

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an essay contest for the DeSales University community. The contest takes its theme from the Church’s celebration of World Day of Social Communications.

The Holy Father’s message for World Day of Social Communications is traditionally published on January 24, the feast day of St. Francis de Salesthe patron of journalists and writers. The 2018 theme is “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32): Fake news and journalism for peace.”

The essays are to expound upon the relationship between faith and culture in the lived experience of contemporary life. Several essays were received and blind read by our review committee.

The Best Essay award will be presented to senior Matthew Trovato, Psychology/Philosophy major. Second place will be awarded to alumni Teresa (Winter) Creciun ’14. Congratulations to both of our winners!

Read both essays online here »


Etiquette Dinner Registration Ends 3/20

Share a four-course meal with friends and employers while learning proper etiquette for interviewing over a meal. The Etiquette Dinner will take place on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC.

Registration for the Etiquette Dinner is now available in the Career Development Center, Dooling 121, and will be until Tuesday, March 20 or until spots are filled. The cost is $5 (cash or check) and must be paid when you register.


DeSales’ 18th Annual Film Festival, 3/25

Student Filmmakers Find Their Voices on the Big Screen

The Division of Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 18th annual DeSales University Film Festival playing Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 PM in the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are only $5 for DeSales faculty, staff, and students. Tickets may be purchased by stopping by the Labuda Center box office or by calling extension 1276.

Featuring a world premiere slate of creative, intelligent, and entertaining student films produced by TV/Film students, the Film Festival screens works written, directed, and produced by TV/Film majors ranging from narrative film to music videos and everything in between. This year’s festival showcases why the DeSales TV/Film program is considered the leading film school in the Lehigh Valley.

In a department that boast 17 Emmy Award winners from among its students or alumni, the DeSales University Film Festival – DUFF for short – is an annual launching pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film, television, and the entertainment industry.  Therefore, the festival audience can expect to see “first films” of future award winners.

This year’s festival celebrates the fruits of the students’ yearlong labor as screenwriters, directors, actors, cinematographers, editors, dancers, and musicians and their slate of witty, compelling, and powerful films are competing for “Best in Show,” “Honorable Mention,” and the popular “Audience Choice” award.

The filmmakers represented in this year’s festival include Anthony Antonelli, Adam Barbato, Karl Bohn, Joseph Bologna, Connor Cohan, Jean Carlos Falcon, Colleen Gallagher, Celeste Iacono, Sam Kimchuk, Matthew Krause, Elliot Laubach Adam Pivirotto, and Christopher Tocchet.