LVAIC progress report

Dear Members of the DeSales University Community:

This is the age of collaboration. Just yesterday, DeSales University and Lehigh County announced a collaborative venture to create the first county-wide digital forensics lab in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Don Cunningham, the Lehigh County Chief Executive and Jim Martin, Lehigh County District Attorney, were on our campus for the press conference announcing the opening of the David Petzold Forensics Laboratory. LVAIC, however, is one of our longest lasting and most successful collaborative efforts. I would like to share with you a progress report on our recent planning initiative at LVAIC. If you have any comments or suggestions, please share them with me or with Bob Snyder, our representative to this planning effort. Thanks.

Fr. Bernie O’Connor, OSFS, President – DeSales University.

PROGRESS REPORT: Spring – 2011

This past fall semester the LVAIC Board of Directors initiated a long-term planning process to enhance [Read more…]

A special thank you for your help with Bulldog Bash 2011

On behalf of the entire enrollment management staff, I wanted to personally thank you for attending this year’s Bulldog Bash. It was great day for everyone involved. We would like to thank you for your devotion to all the accepted students who attended. The day would not have been a success without all of your hard work. The faculty, staff, clubs, DAWGS, and performers in attendance really made the day. I would also like to especially thank everyone in facilities, auxiliary services, and dinning services for their tremendous help on this day and always. I am certain that the accepted students will remember the time you have invested, the fun they had, and connections made with other students when they are making their final college decisions.

The Bulldog Bash is our biggest yielding event of the year. We had a record setting day with 330 students in attendance totaling approximately 1100 people. Thank you for your support. You are truly the best of the best!

We thank you again for your continued support and dedication in assisting the enrollment management staff in reaching our recruitment goals.


Derrick Wetzel

“Vincent Who?” documentary film w/ producer Q&A session, 3/29

Join us to watch the documentary “Vincent Who?” plus a question and answer session with the producer, Curtis Chin.

When: Tuesday, March 29
Where: Hurd room in the University Center
Time: 7:00 PM

Here’s a little background regarding the documentary:

In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit. Asian Americans around the country galvanized for the first time to form a real community and movement. This documentary features interviews with the key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists. “Vincent Who?” asks how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far we have yet to go.

Questions? Chanel Greene at ext. 1721 or

Restaurant Night at the DUC, 4/19

Get a taste of Spring! Put away those books for a night and celebrate Spring with a restaurant-style dinner on Tuesday, April 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. The cost is $22.50/person.

Please make your reservations by April 14.

Sign up with a cashier in the DUC or e-mail

See menu below:

  • Caesar Salad
  • Crab Bisque
  • Roasted Vegetables Platter with Italian Meats
  • Caprice Platter
  • Action Pasta Station w/Jumbo Shrimp & Scallops
  • Prime Rib or Turkey
  • Scallion Mashed Potatoes
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Crepes Suzette

Fleming Ethics Bowl today, 3/28

On Monday, March 28, 2011, DeSales University will again sponsor the Fleming Institute Ethics Bowl. Student teams from Lehigh Valley colleges and universities will compete for cash prizes totaling $4500. The event will take place in the University Center from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Learn more about the Fleming Institute Ethics Bowl.
Questions? Sue McGorry at or Joyce Rhoads at

Get your club highlighted in the Yearbook

The Yearbook needs your help. We are in great need of club photos. Every year an entire section is designated to highlight the many campus clubs. Get your club recognized in L’Histoire! Share your accomplishments so that others can see the great things your club is doing. Please keep in mind that we need high resolution photos so that they can be re-sized appropriately. Thank you!

To make a photo submission, please contact Lois Weber at ext. 1261, or email your pictures to

“Rebuilding the ARC” Brown Bag Lunch, 3/30

Join the Academic Resource Center for a Brown Bag Lunch at Trexler Library: “Rebuilding the ARC.”

DeSales Academic Resource Center has been doing some restructuring in terms of services and available hours. Are you aware of the changes and of how improved services can help both students and faculty? Attend this Brown Bag event with members of the ARC staff to find out more. Join us on Wednesday, March 30 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Reference section of the Library. We hope to see you there.

Questions? Contact Loretta Ulincy at 610-282-1100 ext. 1346 or