In Honor of Dcn. George Kelly’s Retirement

As we look back on our fiftieth anniversary, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University for as many years as Deacon George Kelly.  Dcn. George is a member of the first graduating class in 1969.  Earlier this month, after thirty-six years of faithful and humble service as a professional at DeSales, Dcn. George officially retired to devote more time to his family and his ministry. As George serves the Church in his diaconate ministry, he remains active with the Oblates enriching the faith community of DeSales University.  Francis de Sales said, “Those who go stay, and those who stay go.” 

A reception in honor of Dcn. George Kelly’s commitment to the guiding principles of his alma mater, will be held in the McShea – Kender Conference room beginning at 3 pm on Thursday, October 1.  All are invited to come wish George well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments.  The reception will conclude by 4:30, in preparation for the 5 pm Community Mass at Wills Hall, in which he will be delivering the homily.  


Author to Discuss His Book on Pope Francis, 9/29

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 07:00 PM in the DeSales University Center

A presentation by author Chris Lowney about his book on ‘Pope Francis, Why He Leads the Way he Leads’ will take place on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the DeSales University Center. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Book sale/signing will take place after the discussion. 
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Cops N’ Kids Book Drive

Students in the Education Department are holding a book drive sponsored by Cops N’ Kids for students in the Bethlehem School District. The book drive will go on until October 31, and boxes are located in academic buildings and residential halls. We are collecting new/gently used children and youth books. Make a child’s day and donate a book to the book drive! 

Contact Marissa Arahill for more information at

Crime Alert – Theft of Bicycles

On Sept. 24 and Sept. 26, 2015 there were reports of thefts of bicycles from resident halls. One bicycle has been recovered. 

DO NOT LEAVE BICYCLES UNSECURED; use an appropriate bike lock to secure your bicycle to the bike rack.

DeSales University Police asks that you report any suspicious persons, activity, or thefts immediately to DSUPD by calling 610.282.1002 or ext. 1250; or report in person at the Lawless Center.

Please share this information contained in this alert with other people on campus who may not have seen it.

Questions may be directed to Chief Steven Marshall, 610.282.1100 ext. 1837;