Mock Teen Bedroom: Can You Find the Stash?

typical teen room

Visit the mock bedroom prior to the Cris Carter presentation:
April 25, 2019, 5PM-6PM

This program is for ADULTS ONLY.

It seems like a typical teenager’s bedroom, but look more closely and what you find will shock you. What looks like an ordinary item, such as a water bottle or hairbrush, may actually be a “diversion safe,” used to stash drugs and drug-related paraphernalia. These containers are easily purchased online and at local retailers. This interactive experience challenges parents and caregivers to try to find the more than 100 hidden items, including:

  • Mock drugs
  • Seemingly real containers that are actually “Stash Safes”
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Common household items that can indicate abuse

This learning experience, the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley, is made possible by:

  • Lehigh County Department of Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Division
  • Northampton County Department of Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Division

The Center for Humanistic Change engages community members in building skills to address life’s challenges. Visit for more info.

Dining Daily: Don’t Forget to Pick Up Your Bake Sale Orders!

Be sure to pick up your Easter Bake Sale orders before you head home this week!

Menu for Wednesday, April 16:


  • Salad: Smoothie
  • Bistro: Buttered Egg Noodles, Chicken Parmesan, Korean Stir-Fried Vegetables & Tofu, Spinach Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, Steamed Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli w/ Carrots & Red Peppers, Seasoned Vegetable Confetti
  • Deli: Smoked Turkey and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich
  • Grill: Buffalo Chicken & Mac Sandwich

Gambet Lunch Special

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Buttered Egg Noodles


  • Sauté: Cheese Ravioli Toss
  • Bistro: Carved Smoked Pit Ham, Cilantro Lime Brown Rice, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Ratatouille, Sautéed Green Beans, Oven Baked Sweet Potato, Tilapia Milanese

*all menus subject to change

Coming Up:

  • Easter Break – April 19-22
  • Earth Day Menu – April 23
  • Finals Week – May 6-11

Students: #DSUEggHunt Continues Today—Epic Prizes!

DSU Easter Egg HuntContinuing today, there is a campus wide Easter Egg Hunt. There are 2 eggs per day hidden around the campus, Monday through Thursday of this week. Each egg will contain a prize that you WILL WANT.

Pictures of the eggs, descriptions of their whereabouts, and hints as to their location will be provided through the Stories on the DeSales University Instagram account (@desalesuniversity). Follow along all week for your chance to win prizes such as gift cards, theatre tickets, Paw Bucks, DSU swag, and one incredible experience!

6 total eggs left. 6 total prizes left. Good luck, Bulldogs. May the odds be ever in your favor.


Monday’s eggs contained:
Paw Bucks
A DSU T-Shirt

Tuesday’s eggs contained:
Tickets to Act 1’s Pippin
Gift Card to the Peeps Store at the Promenade

Participation is for students only. Faculty, staff, and community members are not eligible to win the prizes.

Next Week: Natural Science Seminar Series “Sea How You Are Like an Anemone”

Natural Science Department Seminar Series: “Sea how you are like an anemone: Development and regeneration of the Nematostella nervous system.”  Friday April 26 @ 3PM in Hurd Auditorium.

Dr. Michael Layden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at Lehigh University, will be the guest speaker at the Natural Science Department Seminar Series on Friday, April 26 @ 3PM in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium.  The title of his talk is “Sea how you are like an anemone: Development and regeneration of the Nematostella nervous system.” 

All are welcome to attend.


Celebrate National Poetry Month with Trexler Library

Come celebrate National Poetry Month at the library! Trexler Library has two ways for you to get involved: an interactive display in our lobby and a poetry reading on Wednesday, April 24.

The theme for our display this year is haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry consisting of 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 syllables, and the third has 5 syllables. Enter to win a book a poetry by writing a haiku and posting it to our display. Entries are accepted until April 30, and the winner will announced on May 1.

In addition to our display, Trexler Library is hosting our annual Spring Poetry Reading, showcasing student work. It will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 12PM-1PM, in the Butz Room. The poetry of Rhianna Delich, Jenna Haydt, and Grace Manidis will be featured. Faculty members Stephen Myers and Juilene McKnight will also be reading their work.

The Academy of American Poets began National Poetry Month in 1996 in order to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the US. Since then, it has grown to become the largest literary celebration in world.