Campus Store Sidewalk Sale, 4/30

Attention bargain shoppers – sidewalk sale today!

The Campus Store will be having a Sidewalk Sale on Monday, April 30 from 10am until 4pm. We will be featuring clearance items that are anywhere from 25% – 90% off!

Clearance items include, but are not limited to:

  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Graduation Gifts
  • School Supplies
  • Electronics

Questions? Robert Breen,

Math Club’s Problem of the Month

You could win a $20 gift card to the DeSales Campus Store

Try out the April/May Problem of the Month – All majors are encouraged to participate!

Please place your solution in the Mathematics Office. On your solution, please have your contact information: name, email, and phone number.

Two professors, Jeff and Matt, met again after several years and Jeff said he was now married with three children. When Matt asked their ages, Jeff said that the product of their ages is 36. Unable to determine their ages, Matt asked for another clue and Jeff asked if he could see the number on the house across the street. When Matt said yes, Jeff said that the sum of their ages equaled that number. Frustrated, Matt said he still could not determine their ages. Then Jeff explained that his oldest child has red hair. Finally Matt knew their ages. What were their ages and how did he know?

Please submit your solution by May 4.

Questions? Kelsey Foster at

TEACH UNICEF Short Film and Panel, 5/3

“To Educate a Girl” | Thursday, May 3, 6:45 p.m.

Hurd Room, University Center, 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Education Department

Panel:  Sister Cyril Mooney, William Van Pelt (UNICEF), Sr. John Marie Schauber (DeSales U.), Rafita Alam (U.S. State Dept. YES Program Student), Jaime Gerhart (DeSales U.) , Dr. Priti Haria (DeSales Education)

Everyone is invited to attend.

Free Presentation. No tickets needed.  Sponsored by DeSales University.

Donations accepted for UNICEF School-in-a-Box Program.

For information on our speaker:

Questions? Alice Debus

Academic Excellence Celebration Liturgy, 4/29

You are cordially invited …

It is my honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the Academic Excellence Celebration Liturgy on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Our full-time faculty will march in an academic procession as will our adjunct faculty members and administrative and professional staff who wish to join them. At the end of the mass, each full-time traditional day student who has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher will be recognized and given an Academic Honors Certificate.

In addition to the Celebration Liturgy, the student Academic Excellence Address will be presented by Mr. Matthew Pirrall, a junior marketing and TV/Film major. Mr. Pirrall was chosen by the Academic Oversight Committee from a pool of nine excellent candidates who had won the Academic Excellence Address competition on the divisional level.

We would be delighted to have you join the families and friends of these outstanding students in celebrating their academic achievements.

– Karen Walton


Academic Excellence Address Competition

And the winner is …

On Wednesday, April 25, the four Division Heads had the great pleasure of listening to the speeches that were presented by the following students who won the Academic Excellence Address Competitions in their respective divisions:

  • Laura Brzyski, a senior English and secondary education major
  • Emily Ickes, a sophomore physician assistant major
  • Caitilin Kane, a junior history major
  • Elyse Levandowski, a senior theology major
  • Deborah Lubov, a senior accounting major
  • Matthew Pirrall, a junior marketing and TV/film major
  • Margaret Ressel, a senior nursing major
  • Pamela Rutzky, a junior theatre major
  • Elizabeth Shemory, a junior dance major

The Division Heads had a difficult time choosing among these nine excellent presenters.  Our students are outstanding in their ability to write and deliver speeches.

The student chosen to give the Academic Excellence Address at the Academic Excellence Celebration on Sunday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Connelly Chapel is Matthew Pirrall.  He will be given a prize of $500.

The Division Heads and I would like to thank all the students who participated in the Academic Excellence Address competition and to encourage all traditional day students to enter the competition next year.

– Karen Walton


Parking Lot Congestion, 5/1

Plan to avoid the DUC parking lot on 5/1

DeSales University is hosting a large event in the DeSales University Center on Tuesday May 1, 2012.  The DUC is the location of the American Heart Association “Go Red” Luncheon from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.

We expect a total of 300 attendees. The University Center Parking Lot will be blocked off from 8 am until Noon.

University faculty, staff, and students should plan to park in the Billera, Trexler, Labuda, or McShea.


Celebrate Spring with some dancing

DeSales Ballroom to host Spring Social Dance

Date: Sunday, April 29th
Time: 7-10pm
Place: Commonwealth Room in DUC
What: Come enjoy FREE food and dancing to unwind before the last week of classes!  The event will be a fun time to put the review and practice ballroom dancing skills practiced throughout the year, but you don’t have to have a partner or experience to enjoy the fun!
Who: Everyone is welcome!  (Stop by for some refreshments and see what it’s all about!)

Questions? Isabel Garcia <
See you on the dance floor!