Director of Public Safety and Police Operations

by Robert J. Snyder, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Karen Tempinski, Director of Public Safety and Police Operations and Chief of Police, has decided to accept an offer to pursue a career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. I thank Karen for her dedication and excellent service to DeSales University over the past nine years, specifically in leading the Department of Public Safety and Police Operations as Chief of Police during the last year.

I am pleased to announce that Officer Michael Pochron has agreed to serve as Acting Director of Public Safety and Police Operations and Chief of Police as the University initiates a search to appoint a new Director and Chief of Police.

Prior to joining the Department of Public Safety and Police Operations as an officer and parking authority supervisor four years ago, Mike served a 30 year career with the Salisbury Township Police Department, retiring at the rank of Sergeant. I thank Mike for agreeing to serve a greater role in maintaining the safety and security of the campus community and appreciate his ongoing dedication to the University.

Please congratulate Karen on her new opportunity and support Mike in his expanded leadership role with the University.

December APA and MLA citation format workshops

Trexler Library is offering three more citation format drop-in workshops in December:

  • Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. for an MLA workshop
  • Tuesday, December 7 at 4 p.m. for an APA session
  • Wednesday, December 8 at  7 p.m. for another APA workshop

If you have a copy of current APA or MLA manual, please bring it with you. We will meet in the conference room behind the circulation desk.

Questions? Debbie Malone at

“Give and Get Event” at the Campus Store

The Campus Store is happy to announce our third annual Give & Get Event.

Give to a good cause, get something new at a 20% off discount!

The Campus Store invites you to donate a new or gently used item of clothing
and get a 20% off coupon to use toward any clothing purchase in the DSU Campus Store.
One coupon per person.

Donations will be accepted through December 16th.

Thank you for supporting this event.

Please click on the following link to view this event announcement:

Any Questions contact .

Rest in Peace: Mrs. Cora Barbieri

With faith in the Resurrection, we announce the death of Cora Barbieri, mother of Lina Barbieri Crampton of Institutional Advancement and mother-in-law of soccer coach Mr. George Crampton.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook, NJ at 9:30 am.  A Wake will be held at Conti Funeral Home, 274 Market Street, Elmwood, NJ on Tuesday 2-4pm and 7-9pm.  Let us keep Mrs. Barbieri and family in our prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her.  Amen.

Questions regarding this email may be directed to Fr. John Hanley at

Rest in Peace: Mrs. Edith Razze

With sadness and yet with profound hope in the Resurrection, we announce the death of Mrs. Edith Razze, mother of Dennis Razze of the Performing and Fine Arts department. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 23 at St. Anthony Church in Wilmington, Delaware at 11 AM. Our prayers are with Dennis at this time,.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may your perpetual light shine upon her. Amen.

Questions about this email may be sent to

Act 1 Offers a Fresh New Take on a Holiday Classic!

The Christmas season is fast approaching. We always look forward to our holiday-themed December production. The semester is coming to a close and the holiday show sparks thoughts of the holiday break and time with family and friends.

Four years ago, we offered a new spin on the Dickens’ classic with our production of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge. We were pleasantly surprised by how well that production was received. People were definitely looking for a new approach to the traditional story of transformation and rebirth.

Well this year, we’re so pleased to offer A Christmas Carol told in a new theatrical way.

Featuring a troupe of travelling actors who undertake all of the roles, this version – a circus-like world of movement, music, and hilarity – is sure to delight. Wayne Turney starred as Scrooge himself in a production of this version a few years back and he’s at the helm as director this time around introducing it to a new generation of actors.

Order your tickets now.

I hope you’ll join us to see Scrooge as you’ve never seen him presented before!

John Bell, Division Head
Performing Arts