Join us for the 30th Annual Black Tie Dinner Dance 3/19

Faculty and Staff: You are invited to join us for the 30th Annual Black Tie Dinner Dance.

More than 700 people will be enjoying the glamour of old Hollywood! Be among the crowd . . .  walk the red carpet, dine on elegant food and dance the night away. You just can’t miss The Golden Age of Hollywood celebration.

It’s all happening Saturday, March 19, 2011, in Billera Hall which will be transformed into an unrecognizable Hollywood Ballroom.  A special admission price of $175 per person is extended to faculty and staff.  For your convenience, payments can be made in installments via payroll deduction, check or credit card.

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Today is the day to thank an RA!

In honor of national RA Appreciation Day, Residence Life would like to recognize the 40 students who currently serve as Resident Advisors for DeSales University. In addition to being typical college students balancing academics, involvement, and employment, these student leaders have offered a great deal of sacrifice and commitment to the RA position.  We offer our gratitude to each of them for serving our mission and our students each day in their role.

Please take a moment today to say thanks to your RA or any students you know who serve the University in this leadership role.


Congratulations to Reverend Alexander Pocetto, OSFS

Senior Salesian Scholar, Alexander Pocetto is published again. As we continue our run-up to Lent, I am delighted to announce that a new book with Lenten meditations is now available. Pocetto, A. T. (2010). A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and Saint Francis de Sales. Christus: Wellesley, MA

St. Francis de Sales will accompany us on our Lenten journey as we travel with Jesus through His life, death and resurrection. This new publication, written by Sandy, includes a short biography of St. Francis de Sales along with a Gospel reading, selection from DeSales’ writings, reflection and prayer for every day of Lent.

Write Fr. Pocetto at

— Mark Plaushin, OSFS, Oblate Superior

Black history fact for 2/16

African-American surgeon Charles R. Drew is credited with the invention of the first large-scale blood bank. While earning his doctorate at Columbia in the late 1930s, he conducted research into the properties and preservation of blood plasma. He soon developed efficient ways to process and store large quantities of blood plasma in “blood banks.”

This Black History fact is brought to you by the Office of Multicultural Life


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Reminder: Library Brown Bag Lunch 2/16

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 16,  from noon to 1pm, in the Trexler Technology Center, for our first Brown Bag Lunch discussion of the spring semester.  Lynne Kvinnesland, Public Services Librarian, will provide a demonstration of Zotero, an online citation management tool.

For more information contact Loretta Ulincy ext. 1346 or

Thanks to those who participated in Coaches vs. Cancer

On behalf of the DeSales University Women’s Basketball Team, I would like to thank all of you for your contributions to the COACHES vs. CANCER PROGRAM as well as Fr. O’Connor for his ongoing support of our Coaches vs. Cancer events.  Funds collected from the Dress Down Day and Coaches vs. Cancer Game will be donated to The Cancer Support Center of the Greater Lehigh Valley.  Thanks to your efforts over the last 11 years we have been able to donate $20,453 to local cancer agencies. — Gracia Perilli, Assoc. Athletic Director

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