Farewell Reception for Fr. Bernie O’Connor, 6/16

June 16, 2017 – 10 to Noon in the DUC

After 43 years of faithful and humble service at DeSales, Fr. O’Connor will begin a new chapter in his life at St. Ann’s Parish in Naples, Florida.

As we look back, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University or have made as much impact moving the institution forward for as many years as Fr. O’Connor, OSFS.

Fr. O’Connor will retire on June 30, after serving as president of DeSales University for 18 years. He joined Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales as an instructor in 1974.

An informal reception in honor of Fr. O’Connor will be held in the University Center, Trexler conference room from 10 to Noon on Friday, June 16.  All are invited to come wish Bernie well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments.

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu

Highly Anticipated Evita to Open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley.

Advance ticket sales exceed 90% of the total 10,410-seat capacity for all 22 performances. The record-breaking sales now exceed the sales to date for the prior two seasons’ musicals: West Side Story and Les Misérables.

“Because our mission is to reach the widest possible audience, filling our theatres with patrons is a wonderful thing,” says Patrick Mulcahy, producing artistic director. “We hope our patrons get tickets in time so they will not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (as I did with the original cast of Hamilton).”

The production features a cast of 40, the largest ever at PSF.

Directed by PSF’s Associate Artistic Director, Dennis Razze, Evita previews June 14 and 15, opens on June 16, and continues through July 2. [Read more…]

FREE Physical Therapy Clinic – Volunteer Clients Wanted

Who: Individuals experiencing pain, loss of motion and function as a result of osteoarthritis, low back or neck pain, spinal stenosis, rotator cuff tear, repetitive motion injury or other musculoskeletal condition.  If you have no insurance benefits, you cannot afford co-payments for PT, or maybe you have reached your therapy cap, but still have a way to go to be back to full function.

What: Physical Therapy services will be provided by students from the DeSales University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program under the supervision of the PT faculty from the program FREE of charge during the clinic periods below.

When / Where: At the following Good Shepherd Rehabilitation host sites:

THURSDAYS: June 15 – August 3  1:30 – 4:30

  • Center Valley – Good Shepherd Physical Therapy

FRIDAYS: June 16 – August 4  12:30-3:30

  • Souderton – Good Shepherd Physical Therapy
  • Allentown – Good Shepherd Health and Technology Center
  • Macungie – Good Shepherd Physical Therapy

Pre-registration required. For more information or to register, please call Carylann at 610.282.1100, extension 1898, or email carylann.graham@desales.edu

Farewell Reception for Fr. Bernie O’Connor, 6/16

June 16, 2017 – 10 to Noon in the DUC

After 43 years of faithful and humble service at DeSales, Fr. O’Connor will begin a new chapter in his life at St. Ann’s Parish in Naples, Florida.

As we look back, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University or have made as much impact moving the institution forward for as many years as Fr. O’Connor, OSFS.

Fr. O’Connor will retire on June 30, after serving as president of DeSales University for 18 years. He joined Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales as an instructor in 1974.

An informal reception in honor of Fr. O’Connor will be held in the University Center, Trexler conference room from 10 to Noon on Friday, June 16.  All are invited to come wish Bernie well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments.

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu

What’s Wrong with Science?

This fabulous 50-minute radio segment from the BBC asks a hard question and proposes significant and interesting answers. The Trexler librarians think this is worth a listen and ask you to consider how the publication process influences modern scholarship.

Newshour Extra. (2017, May). What’s Wrong with Science? BBC. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051b9zg

“Science has changed the world – it helps us live longer and more productive lives. It helps us communicate, explore the universe, understand our planet and cure our illnesses. It’s so powerful a force that it has undermined confidence in religion and challenged humans to rethink their purpose. Yet some of science’s keenest advocates fear that there is a problem with science, that there is something wrong with the way it is currently practiced and this at a time when science is under attack not just from old fashioned creationists but from people opposed to vaccination, climate change deniers and those who are suspicious it serves the interest of big corporations. So, are there fundamental problems with the way science is done today? Join Owen Bennett Jones with his guests this week discussing how science can live up to its promise.”

Questions? Jessica.Denke@desales.edu