13th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program – Public Performance 3/25

The Natural Science Department Chemistry faculty and students will present the 13th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program on Tuesday, March 25 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium. This event is open to the DeSales community and the general public free of charge; however, because seating is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged.  Please contact Amy Jenkins at amy.jenkins@desales.edu or at 610.282.1100, ext. 1386 to reserve your seat.

The Chemistry Demonstrations Program is directed by Dr. Rodger Berg, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Chemistry, Chairperson of the Natural Science Department, and Head of the Healthcare and Natural Sciences Division. He is assisted by Natural Science Department faculty Dr. Sara Hayik, Assistant Professor; Dr. Julie Himmelberger, Assistant Professor; Dr. Francis Mayville, Associate Professor; and Mrs. Patricia Hartman, Chemistry Laboratory Manager.  The DeSales faculty and students who participate in the Chemistry Demonstrations Program seek to instill in elementary, middle, and high school students a love of science and to enrich their understanding of chemistry.  The demonstrations are a treat for all the senses and include over a dozen highly visual and entertaining experiments such as smoke bombs, a fire breathing monster, exploding popcorn and eggs, a goblet of fire, and ice cream.  The colorful and explosive presentations are designed to be visually interesting and exciting as well as illustrative of important but easily understood chemical concepts.

The Public Performance is a family event and children of all ages are welcome.  The Natural Science Department also entertains approximately one thousand students from area middle and high schools who attend daytime performances during the academic year.

Questions?  amy.jenkins@desales.edu

College Walking Challenge 2014!

We have been challenged to a Walk off by the Muhlenberg Mules and the Moravian Greyhounds!

We are asking employees to unite and take the challenge!  Each building on campus will be asked to join the College Walking Challenge – 2014 as a TEAM.  The Challenge will last 5 weeks beginning on Monday, March 24 and ending on Monday, May 5. Get ready to defend your honor! Stay tuned to the Daily for more info …

Questions? Elizabeth.Garcia@desales.edu

Lenten Rice Bowl Boxes

rice bowlCampus Ministry is once more sponsoring the Lenten Rice Bowl boxes from Catholic Relief Services. This program encourages us to eat simpler meals during this Lenten season and put the money saved into the Rice Bowl box.  It is also a great opportunity for dropping in our loose change from time to time.  Every donation, no matter how small, will directly impact the fight to relieve  hunger in our  world.

If you would like to participate, just pick up a Rice Bowl box outside the Campus Ministry office in McShea or contact one of the Campus Ministry staff and we will be happy to deliver a box to you.  Consider inviting your family and friends to participate with you. All Rice Bowl boxes should be returned to the Campus Ministry office by April 16, the Wednesday before Easter.

Maggie Riggins – Magdelene.Riggins@desales.edu

Father Tim – Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu

Sr. John Marie  – Johnmarie.Schauber@desales.edu


DREAMS Mentor Applications Now Available

Be part of a great leadership position on campus!  The Dreams summer program is also currently accepting applications.  Dreams mentors spend a week in the summer making a difference in the lives of local high school students.  This is a truly inspiring program!

Applications are now available in the Wellness Center (located in the McShea Student Center).  Please contact Wendy Krisak, wendy.krisak@desales.edu, with questions or for more information.

Campus Ministry Announcements

Campus Ministry requests the prayers of the DeSales University community for the following students who are preparing to be received into full communion of the Catholic Church at Easter time:

  • Amanda Miller
  • Brian Cruts
  • Mike Delpome
  • Casey Destasio
  • Carmen Ferre
  • James Whittenburg
  • Brittney Gellentien
  • Patricia Halpin
  • Mikel Lezama
  • Natasha Kowaleuski
  • Camilo Gutierrez
  • Zachary Orrechio
  • Mackenzie Kelly

The Mass celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation will take place on Sunday, April 27 at 8pm in Connelly Chapel.

More information: Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu

University Center Parking Lot Closure, 3/13

DeSales University is hosting a large event in the University Center on the Morning of Thursday, March 13, 2014 .  The parking lot will be closed at 6:00AM and will remain so until 11:00AM.  Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall.

Over two hundred attendees are registered.

The University Center parking lot will remain congested until 11:00AM.

University faculty, staff, and students should consider parking in other lots on the evening of Tuesday, March 13, 2014.

Questions? Michael.Latham@desales.edu

Organizational Structure Assessment Announcement

Consonant with the principles of effective assessment for continuous improvement at DeSales and the expectations of Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for institutional leadership and governance, the Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee is completing an evaluation of the implementation of DeSales University Organizational Structure.

The evaluation seeks to focus on four main areas: Communication, Alignment, Function and Decision Making in relationship to the two parts of the Organizational Structure – the Divisional Structure and the Committee Structure separately.

In the two weeks following Spring Break (March 10 -21) the Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee will be gathering feedback from University stakeholders via surveys that will be administered electronically to faculty, staff, and students that have served on University committees.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important endeavor to improve governance at DeSales.

If you have any questions regarding the assessment plans for the Organizational Structure Implementation please contact the chair of Institutional Outcomes Assessment Committee – Peter Rautzhan, AVP Administration and Planning via phone at ext. 1332 or email at peter.rautzhan@desales.edu