DUC parking lot closed, 2/27

DeSales University is hosting a large event in the University Center on the evening of Saturday, February 27, 2016.  The parking lot will be closed at 2:00PM and will remain so until 7:00PM.  Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall.

Over two hundred and fifty attendees are registered.

The University Center parking lot will remain congested until 10:00PM.

University faculty, staff, and students should consider parking in other lots on the evening of Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Questions? Michael.Latham@desales.edu

Reminder, SGA Nominations due tomorrow, 2/26

The DeSales University Student Government Association (SGA) is looking for qualified students to run for Student Government Officer Positions for the 2016-2017 school year!  Do you know of any students who would benefit and succeed from working on the SGA?

If so, please submit names of students that you think would be qualified and interested in running for SGA to Kristyna Sabato, Executive Vice President of Student Resources, at ks2938@desales.edu  by Friday, February 26, 2016. 

Nominated students will receive an email urging them to run for SGA!  Thank you in advance on behalf of the entire Student Government Association.

Questions? Nicholas.Luchko@desales.edu

Faculty & Staff: Get 2 free tickets to Elektra

Act 1 DeSales University Theatre reminds all DSU faculty and staff that they are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to any performance of Elektra. 

“Elektra powerfully illustrates the emotional price that those who merely bear witness pay, too. It reminds us, if any need reminding these days, that human suffering is contagious.”  

 –The New York Times

Written by Sophokles and Adapted and Directed by professor Wayne S. Turney, Elektra is a classic tale of power and revenge. Grief-stricken and obsessed with revenge for her father Agamemnon’s death, Elektra is a woman possessed of superhuman passions. When her brother Orestes returns, Elektra’s anger and thirst for retribution explodes in a merciless fury. One of the great works of the Greek theatre, this play of a family at war explores themes of betrayal and vengeance on its path to a terrifying conclusion. Ages 13+

The production runs February 26 to March 6 on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for specific days and times.

Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Labuda Box Office at Ext. 1276.

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Reminder: Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo, Today 2/24

12:00-4:00pm Holiday Inn Conference Center, Fogelsville, PA

Don’t wait for a job or internship to fall into your lap! Take the first step and attend the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo! LVCCE targets recent graduates and current students for employment and internship opportunities. Over 125 employers will be in attendance. Professional dress and resumes are required.

LVCCE will take place at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Breinigsville (Fogelsville exit, route 78 & 100).

For more information check out www.lvcce.org.

Questions? Autum Fichter af1367@desales.edu

Bethlehem Area Campus DEIT Day, 3/17

DEIT will be holding a special in person training and networking opportunity, Bethlehem Campus DEIT Day, on 03/17/2016 from 4:15 – 6:45 PM at the DeSales University Bethlehem Area campus. The schedule for this workshop will be:




Thursday March 17, 2015

Breakout Session 1 (choice of Bb Upgrade: NEW Features or Goal Alignments in Bb)

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Breakout Session 2 (choice of Bb Upgrade: NEW Features or ApprenNet)

5:00 – 5:45 PM

Mingling/Social Time

5:45 – 6:45 PM

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend! Register to attend this session here: www.desales.edu/workshops.

Questions? deit@desales.edu

DeSales Service Excellence Award Winners 2016

One of the long-standing traditions of our university is to publicly acknowledge the staff that have contributed to our success.  Each spring we hold the Service Excellence Dinner at which staff members who are celebrating a certain length of service to DeSales University are recognized.  It is also an opportunity for us to thank them for sharing their gifts with our community.  In addition, we invite newly hired employees and their guests to attend the dinner in an effort to welcome them to DeSales.  This year’s dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 12.

One of the highlights of the evening is the presentation of two awards:  Joanne Ruth was selected as the Support Staff Employee of the Year, and Roseann Damico Schatkowski was selected as the Professional Staff Employee of the Year.  I ask that you extend congratulations to Joanne and Rosie for earning these distinctions and thank them for the valuable contributions they have made to the university over the years.

In addition to the Support Staff and Professional Staff employees of the year mentioned above, the following employees are celebrating service anniversaries:

Five year anniversaries:

Jill Arington, Bernadette Childs, Natalie Cyphers, Fr. John Fisher, OSFS, Michael Gallagher, Angela Grossman, Fr. Timothy McIntire, OSFS, Nicole Moyer, Janet Parsley, Marie Peterson, Tina Recchiuti, Laurence (Dug)Salley, Samantha Southard, Elizabeth Swigart, Debra Walter, Michael Yergey, Paul Yoder, and Bruce John Zimmerman.

Ten year anniversaries:

John Bell, Tricia Bernecker, Jennifer Bunting, Evelyn Disla-Hernandez, Diane Krause, Jennifer Moore, Carmen Ortiz, Karen Peterson, Catherine Reardon, Jeffrey Richter, Kimberley Sando, Wayne Stuart and Lois Weber.

Fifteen year anniversaries:

Barbara Alier, Alice Begley, Maryanne Charlton, Amy Diehl, Tracy    Gallagher, Sherry Henry, Joanne Kelly, Hollie Knauss, Leala Kuchera, Debra Naso, Brennan Pursell, Katherine Ramsland, Magdalene Riggins, Donna Ruth, Joanne Seif, and Bro. Daniel Wisniewski, OSFS.

Twenty year anniversaries:

Roseann Damico Schatkowski, Barbara Kline, Ann Koefer, Melissa Lenhart Young, Susan McGorry, Patrick Mulcahy, Peter Rautzhan, and Loretta Ulincy.

Twenty-five year anniversaries:

Linda Bell, Timothy Neiman, Willard Neuert, and Elizabeth Rosa.

Thirty year anniversaries:

Pauline Kemmerer and Fr. Peter Leonard, OSFS.

Thirty-five year anniversaries:

Margaret Huber and Carol Ritter.

– Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS, President

Questions on this announcement may be directed to Mary A. Gotzon at mary.gotzon@desales.edu. or call ext. 2030.

State of the Lehigh Valley 2015-2016, 3/3

DeSales University is pleased to host the 6 Annual State of the Lehigh Valley 2015-2016: Community Trends at a Glance event on Thursday, March 3 in the Gerald White Pavilion from 7:30am-11:30am. Each year, the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium publishes the State of the Lehigh Valley: Community Trends at a Glance, a report that showcases consortial faculty research on the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley region.  The report is released at an annual event each spring, which provides a venue for local business and community leaders to gather, listen to findings, and discuss opportunities for collaborative action.

This year, the report focuses on issues affecting persons with disabilities in our region. We hope it will spark discussions about what we, as a community, are doing well and what steps we can take to improve the quality of life for all our neighbors. We’re also building on last year’s successful small group format to allow for in-depth conversations with the report authors and community partners.

Learn more or to register »

Questions? Kimberly.Karpinski@desales.edu