Weekly Safety Tip: Preventing Common Hand Injuries

Common injuries and their causes:
Fingers and hands are injured more than any other part of the body. Many times these injuries occur due to lack of an understanding of the hazards that exist or lack of Personal Protective Equipment.

Personal protective equipment (PPE): PPE is designed to guard against any risk present in the workplace. This can be things like molten metal, falling debris, electric shock, etc. Injuries occur when employees choose not to wear designated Personal Protective Equipment or use the wrong type of equipment.

Important pointers on how to avoid common injuries: [Read more…]

Faith & Reason Honors Thesis Award

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture is proud to announce the 2018 best honors thesis award was presented to Erik Cudo by Rev. James Greenfield during the Honors Colloquium in April. Erik graduated on May 19 after completing his undergraduate degree in biology with minors in chemistry and music. Erik will be pursuing a career with Allied Services – John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Other members of the Faith & Reason Honors 2018 class were: Kayla Alderfer, Alexander Bondi, Dylan Bortz, Hannah Popp, Matthew Reeder, Jake Stoudt, and Matthew Trovato. The 2018 class papers have been published online here.

We wish them all the best of luck!

Questions? Lore.McFadden@desales.edu

RIP Merritt “Butch” Williamson, Father of Jennifer Bunting

It is with sadness and hope in the Resurrection that we announce the death of Merritt “Butch” Williamson, father of Jennifer Bunting. Services are Saturday, May 26 at the Bensing Funeral Home (2165 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014). There is a viewing from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and a service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Bushkill Methodist.

Condolences may be sent through campus mail.

It’s DSU BBQ Employee Appreciation Day!

It’s Employee Appreciation Day! Be sure to join us for this great day full of fun activities, food, and prizes.

Don’t forget to bring your tickets for the Brown Bag raffle and your new toiletry donation for the DREAMS Program!

Please be sure to stop and visit with our vendors — Highmark, Benecon, Liberty Mutual & BJs — in the DUC reception gallery to enter a drawing for a chance to win (4) Iron Pig tickets for June 2 (Fireworks Night) generously donated by Highmark.

Our schedule of fun:

9:00-10:00am Poker Walk (Meet on Trexler Library Patio)
9:00-4:00pm Shiatsu Massages (Brenda/Diane)

(Wood Rm)

10:00 & 10:30am Cooking with Chef Francisco

(Dining Hall)


Wine Presentation

w/Dr. Gregg Amore (Hurd)

10:00 –2:30pm Vendors (Reception Gallery):



Liberty Mutual


10:00–2:00pm Just for Fun (McShea)
10:30-12:00 noon Trivia  (Commonwealth)
11:30-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Bingo



1:00 – 3:00pm


Cornhole Tournament

(lawn behind the DUC)


1:00 – 3:00pm Dunk Tank  (Grass area overlooking Dining Hall)
1:00 – 4:00pm DEIT – Retro Video Game Extravaganza  (Trexler)

Today: Support DREAMS Program During DSU BBQ

To assist with the on-campus living, the DSU BBQ Team is collecting the following new, unopened items for our DREAMS program: deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sunscreen, chapstick, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, soap, contact solution, bath towels, socks, and wash cloths. The drop off location will be in the Dining Hall during the DSU BBQ on May 23.

Each June, DeSales University sponsors the DREAMS program, which offers educational enrichment to Lehigh Valley high school students. Students learn the importance and obtainability of a college education. With a combination of classroom learning and community events, the students receive knowledge and hands-on experiences, all while living in our residence halls. Thank you in advance for your support!

Questions? leah.alicea@desales.edu

Today: Way Back Wednesday at the DSU BBQ Contest

In celebration of the DSU BBQ’s 15th Anniversary, the DSU BBQ task force is throwing a WAY BACK WEDNESDAY contest. A prize will be awarded to the employee who brings in the highest number of DSU BBQ T-shirts since the first one in 2004. Bring your T-shirts to the lunch and the winner will be announced at 1:00 p.m. Good luck!

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu