Make your own holiday cards!

Jennifer Campbell from Stampin’ Up! will be here with all the supplies needed to make fun, original and festive holiday cards.
Where: the McShea Activities Center
When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm until 9 pm
Cost: FREE

Donations will be collected for Operation Christmas Child

We’ll have snacks and holiday music playing.

Like to join us? Contact Chanel Greene, Director of Multicultural Life at ext. 1721 or by Wednesday at 3 pm to reserve a spot as only 30 people can participate at a time.

Catholic Charities Foster Care Christmas Party 12/9

Thursday, December 9th, the Service and Social Justice Office will be hosting the annual Catholic Charities Foster Care Christmas Party from 5:30-8:30pm in McShea.  Please feel free to bring your families to come and meet Santa! Please email if you plan on attending and the age(s) of your child(ren).  If you cannot attend but would like to help in some way, please feel free to drop off your favorite holiday treat to the Service and Social Justice office.

Also, this year we are holding a Christmas gift drive that will go towards Operation Christmas Child.  Boxes have been placed in Dooling, Trexler, McShea and the DUC.  All toys should be small enough to fit in a shoe box, they would also like personal hygiene items and school supplies.  If you do not have time to go shopping, but would still like to help, you can send a check to Jaime Gerhart and write the check out to  “DeSales University.”

Thanks so much and Merry Christmas.

Director of Public Safety and Police Operations

by Robert J. Snyder, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Karen Tempinski, Director of Public Safety and Police Operations and Chief of Police, has decided to accept an offer to pursue a career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. I thank Karen for her dedication and excellent service to DeSales University over the past nine years, specifically in leading the Department of Public Safety and Police Operations as Chief of Police during the last year.

I am pleased to announce that Officer Michael Pochron has agreed to serve as Acting Director of Public Safety and Police Operations and Chief of Police as the University initiates a search to appoint a new Director and Chief of Police.

Prior to joining the Department of Public Safety and Police Operations as an officer and parking authority supervisor four years ago, Mike served a 30 year career with the Salisbury Township Police Department, retiring at the rank of Sergeant. I thank Mike for agreeing to serve a greater role in maintaining the safety and security of the campus community and appreciate his ongoing dedication to the University.

Please congratulate Karen on her new opportunity and support Mike in his expanded leadership role with the University.

December APA and MLA citation format workshops

Trexler Library is offering three more citation format drop-in workshops in December:

  • Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. for an MLA workshop
  • Tuesday, December 7 at 4 p.m. for an APA session
  • Wednesday, December 8 at  7 p.m. for another APA workshop

If you have a copy of current APA or MLA manual, please bring it with you. We will meet in the conference room behind the circulation desk.

Questions? Debbie Malone at

“Give and Get Event” at the Campus Store

The Campus Store is happy to announce our third annual Give & Get Event.

Give to a good cause, get something new at a 20% off discount!

The Campus Store invites you to donate a new or gently used item of clothing
and get a 20% off coupon to use toward any clothing purchase in the DSU Campus Store.
One coupon per person.

Donations will be accepted through December 16th.

Thank you for supporting this event.

Please click on the following link to view this event announcement:

Any Questions contact .

2010 Football Shirt

The Campus Store is happy to announce that the new DSU Football T-Shirt back in!
If you missed getting  your size or color, now is the time to ensure you have your undefeated T-Shirt.
This year we have 2 colors. Traditional gray and a new Carolina blue!
The design is new, but the price is still $9.99!

Act 1 Offers a Fresh New Take on a Holiday Classic!

The Christmas season is fast approaching. We always look forward to our holiday-themed December production. The semester is coming to a close and the holiday show sparks thoughts of the holiday break and time with family and friends.

Four years ago, we offered a new spin on the Dickens’ classic with our production of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge. We were pleasantly surprised by how well that production was received. People were definitely looking for a new approach to the traditional story of transformation and rebirth.

Well this year, we’re so pleased to offer A Christmas Carol told in a new theatrical way.

Featuring a troupe of travelling actors who undertake all of the roles, this version – a circus-like world of movement, music, and hilarity – is sure to delight. Wayne Turney starred as Scrooge himself in a production of this version a few years back and he’s at the helm as director this time around introducing it to a new generation of actors.

Order your tickets now.

I hope you’ll join us to see Scrooge as you’ve never seen him presented before!

John Bell, Division Head
Performing Arts