Green mall project

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

You are probably wondering why the contractors are moving dirt into the mall of the campus.  The answer is fairly simple.  During the excavation for the Gambet Center, it was discovered that the soil was not suitable for the weight of the building.  Dirt was moved from under the footprint of the building and replaced with rocks and stones.  This excessive dirt now needs a new home.  The mall area between Trexler Library and McShea Student Union is very uneven and often presents difficulties for the location of tents or sporting events for the students.  The amount of dirt to be moved will nicely allow for a flat and smooth grass pad to be added to this area of the mall at minimal expense.  So, let us rejoice and be glad.  By the end of the summer, we will have a beautiful, renewed mall.  I thought you would like to know.  – Fr. Bernie O’Connor

Professional development workshops

Professional development workshops have been updated. In June, we start our new S3 offerings.  Staff Software Series (S3) offers a number of Microsoft applications and productivity tools sessions especially for our professional and support staff.  Learn something new and register today. www.desales.edu/workshops

June also brings the new Blackboard Collaborate to replace Elluminate on June 18.  See what’s different about Blackboard Collaborate »

Questions? deit@desales.edu

R.I.P. Mary Dailey, mother of Fr. Thomas Dailey

Mary Dailey, mother of Oblate Fr. Thomas Dailey, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

A viewing will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Fluehr Funeral Home 864 Bristol Pike (Frankford Ave.) Bensalem, PA 19020 (215-639-3130). The funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Bristol Pike & Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA 19020 (215-638-3625). Burial will be at the Resurrection Cemetery immediately following the funeral 5201 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA 19020 (215-639-0965). A luncheon will be held immediately following the burial at Fisher’s Tudor House 1848 Street Road (at Hulmeville Road) Bensalem, PA 19020 215-244-9777. A card of condolence can be sent to Fr. Dailey through campus mail.

Questions? Lore.mcfadden@desales.edu

Export University program postponed

We regret to inform you that the June 7 Export University event has been postponed due to various scheduling conflicts.  Thank you for your interest and participation in this international trade program.

Questions?  Contact Joyce.Rhoads@desales.edu or at ext. 1377.

Natural disaster drill on campus, 5/30

The Dept of Nursing and DSU EMS will be conducting a natural disaster drill on campus in the McShea Parking lot from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on 5/30/12.

Senior DeSales University accelerated nursing majors and nursing students from Cedar Crest College, both currently enrolled in summer public health and community health nursing courses, will be actively participating in this event. Students will be assigned to roles as either disaster victims or first responders. Mrs. Mary Brinker MSN, RN, simulation specialist has facilitated this event for the past four years on campus.

Questions? MaryEllen.Miller@desales.edu

June Ethics Breakfast cancelled

NOTICE regarding the Ethics Breakfast scheduled for June 7, 2012

As part of its regular quarterly series, and in keeping with this year’s focus on ethical issues facing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace planned to host an ethics breakfast on June 7, 2012 to discuss ethical questions surrounding Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ).

In fulfillment of our mission, this breakfast series creates a discussion forum in which multiple, even opposing, perspectives on a current issue are presented by guest speakers and openly discussed by the assembled audience.

For this topic, we had arranged for speakers representing diverse segments of the community directly involved with or affected by the NIZ and had promoted the event with their participation in mind. However, due to the current state of litigation on this matter, several of our speakers were counseled to withdraw from participating in a public forum and notified us that they would do so.

Wishing to maintain the integrity of the program – in terms of both the focus on a debatable subject and the inclusion of expert guest speakers – it appears no longer possible to create the forum for discussion as planned and promoted. Therefore, the board of directors of the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace has decided to postpone this event indefinitely and to do so by posting this notice to those areas where the event was previously advertised.

Guests who have already registered for the breakfast will be given the option to have their fees returned or to apply them to a future ethics breakfast (with the next one scheduled for September 13, 2012.)

Recognizing the continuing value of promoting dialogue about ethical issues in the workplace and their effects on our region, we regret having to postpone this event, but this decision was made in the best interest of our audience and due to circumstances beyond our control.

– Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S.