Faculty Gown Rental for Convocation

Full-time faculty must attend the following academic exercises each year: Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, Academic Excellence Celebration Liturgy, and May Commencement.  Academic attire is required for these occasions.  The deadlines for renting academic attire at the Bookstore will be posted on the DSU Daily prior to each event.  Please use the attached form to e-mail or deliver  your order for rental attire.

Questions regarding rental fees or deadlines can be directed to Teresa Manion @ ext. 1431 or @ Teresa.Manion@desales.edu.

Rental prices for caps & gowns are as follows:

Bachelors:  $24.00                Cap Only:  $6.00
Masters: $25.00                    Hood Only: Bachelors: $18.00
Doctoral: $23.00
Doctoral: $28.00                   Gown Only: Bachelors: $15.00
Masters:  $15.00
Doctoral: $19.00

NAME: ___________________________________________
EXT.: _____________________________________________
DEGREE: _________________________________________
SCHOOL & COLORS:_______________________________
HEIGHT: __________________________________________



I will be renting Academic Attire for:
Academic Excellence

Send form to Teresa Manion at the Campus store or e-mail the form to Teresa.manion@desales.edu
Thank you!

New Campus Store Site To Be Launched & Rent Your Textbooks

The DeSales University Campus Store website is being updated.  We are doing are best to get the site up and running and ready for your online needs so that students may search and find the textbooks they need for their classes.  If you have any questions about what textbooks you need for your class please do not hesitate to call the Campus Store phone, 610-282-1100  extension:1325.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you are planning on heading to our bookstore to purchase your books, consider first, our Textbook Rental Program.  We have a huge selection of Rental textbooks for our incoming semesters and there are a great deal of savings to be had compared to buying Used or New textbooks.  If you are interested in Renting your textbooks, please enroll in our program on this website: rental.bkstr.com, it’s easy and fast.  Plus, it is less hassle at the register.  Register now and save money!

Questions? teresa.manion@desales.edu.

Municipal Emergency Response Team (M.E.R.T) Training on Campus 8/1

On 8/1/2011, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (M.E.R.T) will be on the grounds of the University conducting training. M.E.R.T. is a tactical weapons response team made up of municipal police officers from surrounding police jurisdictions in Lehigh County. Officers will be dressed in fatigues and carrying weapons that have been secured for training purposes. The training will take place between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. The locations in which training activity will occur will be the McShea Student Union and Dooling Hall.

Questions? Chief Stuart Bedics, ext. 1250.

MERT Trains at Dooling on August 1: Please be prepared

As part of our continuing effort to provide a safe, secure and healthy learning environment the DSUPD will be hosting a training session for Lehigh County’s Municipal Emergency Response Team—the County’s SWAT Team. You will see armored vehicles, other police vehicles, and heavily armed and combat equipped police officers in Dooling Hall and the University Center throughout Monday, August 1st.  We have invited MERT to come and familiarize with Dooling Hall and do a comprehensive study of how they would operate in Dooling Hall should we have an active shooter or hostage situation there. Please explain to your students, vendors, and clients that they should not be alarmed—this is just a training exercise. If you see officers relaxing or travelling between classes, please thank them for their service and for helping us protect the campus.

Questions? DeSales University Police Chief Stu Bedics. ext. 1837.

Discounted PSF Tickets for Faculty and Staff

Justin Adams as Hamlet. Photo by Lee A. Butz.

All DSU faculty and staff are invited to attend the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) at the specially discounted $25 ticket price. For the first time in its 20 year history, PSF offers productions in true rep, alternating two plays with the same cast on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center: Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice are playing in rep through August 7. Check out the performance calendar on the Festival’s new website: www.pashakespeare.org, or call the box office at ext. 1276.

“Rep adds another dimension to the aesthetic experience,” says Patrick Mulcahy, producing artistic director who is directing Hamlet.  “Part of the magic of live theatre is watching the transformation of the actor into the character. In rep, we get to see the same actor make yet another transformation – one made in a unique creative process that is only available at a few select theatres around the country.

“PSF aims to become a destination theatre over time, and rep is a key component, so patrons visiting from some distance can see multiple productions in a single visit,” he says. “On balance, everyone wins – mostly the audience.”

On directing Hamlet, Mulcahy says: “The language in this play is the most powerful substance I know. It’s the code that carries an incredible range of social energy. Its astonishing insight makes it intoxicating.”

Erin Hurley, long-time PSF director of the Festival’s WillPower touring productions and children’s plays, directs Pride and Prejudice. “Jane Austen illuminates ordinary life in ways that are both intimately familiar and completely enchanting,” she says. “She explores the rich terrain of romance with wit and wisdom – and a delightful use of language.”

Season sponsors are Kathleen Kund Nolan ’79 and Timothy E. Nolan ’77.

NOTE: $25 DSU Discount Ticket price not available for Saturday 8pm performances.

Dooling Computer Lab Closed 7/11 to 7/27

Please be advised that on Thursday 7/11/11 through Wednesday night 7/27/11 the Dooling Hall Basement Computer Lab Room 14C will be closed for the week for renovations.  You may use the classroom next door to the lab or the computers in the University Center lounge for any of your computer lab needs.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Questions? Denise Shive at ext. 1240.

Extreme Heat Warning & Precautions


It is especially important for Facilities personnel, vendors, athletes, DAWGS, and conferees on Campus to be aware of the hazards in the coming conditions. Employees outdoors should not be working outside for longer than a 20 minute period without alternating to 40 minutes or longer of light work inside. Only essential outdoor work should be scheduled. Supervisors should REQUIRE personnel to drink water (see guidelines below). Young people frequently underestimate their need to consume water during extreme heat conditions. Note the symptoms of various heat disorders below. Heat can quickly kill.

The U.S. Army recommends 1 quart of water per hour in temperatures greater than 90 degrees, assuming significant exposure to heat. Hourly intake should not exceed 1.5 quarts and daily intake should not exceed 12 quarts. You can teach your folks to self-monitor. Rather than worrying about quartage, use the guide that the clearer the urine, the more hydrated the individual; darker urine indicates the individual is not drinking enough water or is becoming dehydrated.


A significant heat wave will impact the region starting Thursday, July 21st. The ‘hottest’ day looks like it will be Friday, July 22nd. There is some uncertainty regarding high temperatures on Saturday July 23rd& Sunday July 24th, as a cold front may approach the region. Heat index values (a measure of the combination of temperature & humidity) will approach a maximum of 105 on Thursday, and 110 on Friday. The highest values will be experienced in highly urbanized areas. Overnight low temperatures may not drop below 80 in highly urbanized areas. Maximum heat index values may again exceed 105 on Saturday & Sunday.


  • Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or rescheduled strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, senior and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
  • Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
  • Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods, like meat and other proteins that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
  • Drink plenty of water or other non-alcohol or decaffeinated fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease, are on fluid restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids. Do not drink alcoholic beverages and limited caffeinated beverages.
  • During excess heat period, spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.
  • Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn reduced your body’s ability to dissipate heat.
  • Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.


  • SUNBURN: Redness and pain. In severe cases swelling of skin, blisters, fever, headaches. First Aid: Ointments for mild cases if blisters appear and do not break. If breaking occurs, apply dry sterile dressing. Serious, extensive cases should be seen by physician.
  • HEAT CRAMPS: Painful spasms usually in the muscles of legs and abdomen. Heavy sweating. First Aid: Firm pressure on cramping muscles or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue water.
  • HEAT EXHAUSTION: Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Pulse thready. Normal temperature possible. Fainting and vomiting. First Aid: Get victim out of sun. Once inside, the person should lay down and loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air conditioned room. Offer sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue water. If vomiting continues, seek immediate medical attention.
  • HEAT STROKE (or sunstroke): High body temperature (106° F or higher). Hot dry skin. Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. First Aid: HEAT STROKE IS A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY. SUMMON EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR GET THE VICTIM TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. DELAY CAN BE FATAL. White waiting for emergency assistance, move the victim to a cooler environment Reduce body temperature with cold bath or sponging. Use extreme caution. Remove clothing, use fans and air conditioners. If temperature rises, repeat the process. Do not give fluids. Persons on salt restrictive diets should consult a physician before increasing their salt intake.

Questions? mark.plaushin@desales.edu

It is with sadness but hope in the resurrection…

…that we announce the death of the mother of Jeff Lagamba, our Coordinator for Occupational Safety and Health. Mrs. Lucretia Lagamba passed away on June 17. Jeff has suggested that donations in her memory may be made to Sun Coast Hospice House, Brookside, 164 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, Fl 34684. Condolences may be sent to Jeff at jeff.lagamba@desales.edu or through campus mail.