ACCESS Recognizes Adult Learner Achievements

This week ACCESS celebrated “Non-Traditional Student Week” to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of DeSales University’s adult learners. Some activities included free coasters and free cake and coffee outside the ACCESS offices on the main campus (pictured below) and the Easton and Lansdale Area campuses.


Relay for Life Kickoff, 11/15

Everyone is invited to join the Colleges Against Cancer Club at the Relay for Life Kickoff! It will be held at 7:30 in the McShea MAC  on Thursday, November 15, 2012. At the Kickoff, we will reveal the theme: either Carnival, the 90’s, or Superheroes. There will also be a chance to register teams for the Relay for Life event in the spring! The Kickoff will also celebrate the 100 birthday of the American Cancer Society with birthday cake and birthday activities.

For more information see our Facebook event called “Relay for Life KICKOFF!!”, link listed below, or contact the club president, Jenna, at

DSU’s Joe Pochron sweeps law enforcement awards

DeSales alum and Criminal Justice faculty member Joe Pochron was awarded the prestigious David M. Petzold Foundation Beyond the Badge Award at the second annual Beyond the Badge Gala held here at DeSales, November 10. Detective Pochron, of the Upper Saucon Township Police Department, is Commander of the David M. Petzold Digital Forensics Laboratory of Lehigh County located on our Center Valley campus.

The state-of-the art lab honors the memory of fallen Upper Saucon Township Police Officer David M. Petzold and under Pochron’s leadership has developed a reputation for investigative excellence in digital forensics. His selflessness, honor, and integrity were remarked on by many at the gala. Proceeds from the gala support the Foundation’s extraordinary work in the community. See

And, on November 13, District attorney Jim Martin awarded Commander Pochron the prestigious Lehigh County Police Chiefs Association’s Police Officer of the Year Award before a large luncheon crowd here at DeSales. County colleagues, family and friends — including Joe’s father, Mike, former DeSales University Police Chief and now Judge Magistrate for Salisbury Township and Fountain Hill Borough — were present to laud Joe’s remarkable career.

Congratulations from the DeSales Public Safety, Security and Health team to Commander Pochron and we thank him for his many assists. In the spirit of DeSales, he has followed the maxim “Be who you are and be that well!”


Act 1 Presents the Holiday Favorite, A Christmas Story

Act 1 rings in the Christmas season with the popular holiday favorite A Christmas Story, adapted by Philip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark.

A Christmas Story runs November 28 to December 9, 2012 on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Limited seating is available.

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: $15 for faculty and staff and $10 for students for all performances.

Please be advised that the Labuda Box Office does not accept the 3D card.

For tickets or more information, stop by or call the Box Office at Ext. 1276

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CIA official Gene Poteat: DeSales National Security Track/Club Speaker Event, 11/15

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Commonwealth Room in the DeSales University Center the DeSales National Security Track/Club will host guest speaker former CIA official Gene Poteat.  Mr. Poteat will speak on the topic of “The Secret History of U.S. Intelligence.”  He is the president of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and served as a scientific intelligence officer in the CIA.  He will also speak about career opportunities in intelligence.

Questions? For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Essig, professor of Political Science at ext. 1632 or

Faculty Colloquium, 11/14

The second Faculty Colloquium of the year will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 128 of Dooling Hall.  The topic will be Instructional Technology.  Presenters include Mr. Bradley Barnhorst (Business) and Drs. Sara Hayik and Julie Himmelberger (Chemistry).

All faculty are encouraged to attend to hear from their collegues how they use technology in their instruction.  Good Q & A is also expected.  Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, contact Dr. Rodger Berg (

Ring in the Holiday Season with Gaudeamus

The holidays are upon us and here at DeSales that means the annual—and very popular—Gaudeamus concert approaches.  This very special holiday concert features the wonderful University Chorale and the Schola Cantorum, our chamber choir. With instrumentalists and organ accompaniment, this combination of secular and sacred music and readings always heralds the Christmas season in fine, harmonious fashion.

Again this year, because of the high demand, we’ve expanded to a four-performance run opening on Sunday, December 2 and playing on Monday, December 3 and again on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. All performances will be in the Connelly Chapel at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $3 for DSU faculty, staff, and students. 

Because of demand, tickets must be purchased in advance and WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.  Contact the Box Office at 610-282-3192 or Ext. 1276 to get your tickets today.