National Security Track/Club Speaker: Walt Tremer

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7:00pm in the Air Products Room in Trexler Library, the National Security Track/Club will be hosting guest speaker Walt Tremer.  Mr. Tremer was a former officer in the National Security Agency.  He served as a Chinese interpreter and intelligence agent in Taiwan and the Philippines, including being the interpret for Chiang Kai-shek for a year.  He also served as a Russian interpreter, tracing and analyzing Soviet military strength and movements in the Far East.  Join us for a fascinating discussion with Mr. Tremer about his life in the NSA.  This event is open and free to the public.

Questions? For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Essig, associate professor of Political Science at ext. 1632 or

Dine to donate/Celebrity Bartender Night

Please help support the DeSales University Annual Fund by dining at any of Starters three locations and up to 10% of your purchase will be donated to the DeSales Student Scholarship Fund. Please see below for more information.

Dine to Donate
November 1 to November 30, 2010
(10% donation)
Join us at any of Starters three locations and up to 10% of your purchase, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity, will be donated to the DeSales student scholarships and financial aid fund, when you turn in the voucher which can be found at You must bring the donation voucher with you when you visit any of the three Starters restaurants.

Celebrity Bartender Night
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Starters Riverport
Join us to help raise funds for DeSales Annual Fund with a fun Celebrity Bartending event at Starters Riverport on November 18th. All tips during this time will be donated to the DeSales student scholarships and financial aid fund. Come mingle with our “celebrity bartenders” and cheer them on as they mix up your favorite cocktails!

It’s a boy!

Scott Mattingly and his wife Catherine welcomed their new baby boy, Richard “Jack” Mattingly on Oct. 20, 2010.  Jack weighed in at 6 lb, 5 oz.  Big brother, Thomas, is enjoying his little brother.  Congratulations can be sent to Scott Mattingly, Director of Advising and Retention at ext. 1408 or in the Academic Resource Center in Dooling 24.

Food Drive

Wondering what to do with extra flex money?

Pick up some canned goods and other non-perishable items and give to those in need!

Pod 4 is organizing a food drive to benefit those less fortunate in the Bethlehem area. There are 8 boxes in the DUC, one for each pod, to put donations in. The collection runs from Nov.1 to Nov. 19th and the pod with the most donations wins a gift card to the Promenade. The food will be donated to New Bethany Ministries centered in Bethlehem.

Please join us in helping others this Thanksgiving so that they may also enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

If you have any questions, please contact Micah Beckstead at

Library loading dock entrance closure

Please be advised that the rear loading dock entrance to the Trexler Library will not be accessible to traffic on 11-2-10 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Road traffic on DeSales Drive will not be affected.  Facilities maintenance is replacing a broken drain grate. Please use the front entrance to enter the library. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at your convenience. Thank you for your understanding and support.

All Souls Day

Tuesday, November 2nd is All Souls Day. Masses will be at 12:20 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Let us especially remember in our prayers for All Souls the repose of the soul of Fr. Jacob Welle, MSC, who served this university so faithfully for so long in our library. The 5 p.m. Mass for All Souls will remember those deceased Oblates who served the university and especially Fr. Bob McGilvray, OSFS who also worked in the library for several years. All are welcome to all the Masses.