Chemistry Demonstrations, 4/13

The Natural Science Department Chemistry faculty & students will present the 11th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program on Friday, April 13 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium. The program has received rave reviews and seats are first come first served. This event is open to the DeSales community and the general public free of charge.

The colorful and explosive presentations are designed to be visually interesting and exciting, as well as illustrative of important but easily understood chemical concepts. Our faculty and students take great pride in this event and are always excited to see a full house!

Parents, please feel free to bring your children. Many faculty members have done that at our past presentations and it was enjoyed by all.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our public presentation.

Contact or extension 1386 for more information or to reserve seats.

Do You Know Me? 4/4 and 4/5

On Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5, the Yearbook Club is asking the student body to help ID their classmates in the photos placed in this year’s book. There will be a table set up in the DUC from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. We encourage students to browse through our pages to see who they can ID for us. Everyone’s help would be greatly appreciated.


Character U Keynote: Tim Rader ’96, 4/4

Character U will host the last keynote of the semester, DeSales University Alumni, Tim Rader ’96 on Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00pm in the Commonwealth Room in the DUC.

Tim Rader was born and raised in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Cardinal Brennan High School and DeSales University with a Bachelor’s degree in human services.  Says Tim “As a teenager, I had everything at my fingertips. I was doing well in school and had been hoping to play college football. I was going places. A bout with cancer my senior year changed all of that.  I wondered how I´d gone from being a starting quarterback and cancer survivor to a homeless drug addict.  I hit bottom years afterwards and made the decision to turn my life around. It´s been a hard road, but I now live drug free. I will battle addiction for the rest of my life.”


DeSales University Sweeps 2012 Ethics Bowl Competition

The Division of Business congratulates the winning teams from the March 29 Ethics Bowl Competition.

DeSales University

  • 1st Place: Matt Powell, Bill Schmoyer, Mary Bielski and Brennan Gmeiner
  • 2nd Place: Steven Iacocca, Andrew Ritter, Ethan Robles and Kelcie Walter
  • 3rd Place: Nathan Kumar, Dilesh Chudasama and Padraic Farrell

Muhlenberg College

  • 4th Place: Allison Giordano, Stephanie Klemperer and Emily Wolff

The Fleming Ethics Bowl Competition brings together the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow in a way that unites, enriches, and challenges.  Some of the best and brightest students across the Lehigh Valley came to compete in a unique ethical case addressing issues in a variety of business disciplines.  The competition thrives and grows each year attracting more of the best students from prestigious business programs across the Lehigh Valley.

Let’s join together in recognizing this year’s winners.

Contact Dr. Sue McGorry at if you have any questions.

SGA Elections

Do you have any ideas that you would like to voice regarding the DeSales Community? If so, consider running for a position on Student Government!

Student Government meets once a week to discuss hot topics and upcoming events on campus.

Elections for the Executive Board will be held Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19.  Executive Board includes the positions of president, vice-president of academic affairs, vice-president of student affairs, vice-president of campus resources, and vice-president of the treasury.

Elections for Class Boards will be held on Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26.  Each class board includes the positions of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.

If you wish to run for any particular office, please e-mail your name, year, position of desire (specifying class board or executive board), reasons for running, and photograph to Peter Wertz at by April 13.

P3 progress on the occupational safety and health front; initiatives are working

The Occupational Safety & Health Coordinator, Jeff LaGamba, is an integral and often unpublicized part of the Directorate for Public Safety, Security & Health (P3). Over the past several years, DeSales University has been making an increased effort to focus on safety in order to prevent and reduce accidents. Our efforts are paying off! Our employee accident rate is at an all time low. There have not been any OSHA recordable accidents in 5 months. An OSHA recordable accident is any accident that requires more than first-aid, or results in lost time away from work. The trend downward on accident rate and severity started in November 2011. It is the result of many contributing factors: [Read more…]