Monday, February 11, 2013
Allentown Bishop John Barres says Pope Benedict XVI has 'Inspired the world.'
"Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign on February 28 is "an act of great courage and humility," Allentown Diocese Bishop John Barres said in a statement issued Monday. What's your reaction to the Pope's announcement? What has been the impact of his papacy? Tell us in the comments section below. Barres noted that the Pope's decision to step down due to failing health came on -- not coincidentally -- the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and World Day of the Sick. "His contemplative serenity and radiant joy as the Vicar of Christ has inspired the entire world," said Barres, who leads 270,000 Catholics across the Allentown Diocese including about 67,000 in Lehigh County and 76,000 in Northampton County. Barres recalled fondly a fleeting …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Jaindl Corp. won the 2013 Societas Award.
Wednesday, February 6
Jaindl Corp. of Orefield won the 2013 Societas Award for responsible corporate conduct last week during an award ceremony at DeSales University. Jaindl competed against two other finalists, Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba, and Prudential Patt, White Real Estate. The award recognizes companies demonstrate responsible corporate conduct in terms of legal compliance, corporate and individual accountability, commitment to stakeholders, and social responsibility. The award is from The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace - a nonprofit, wholly-owned subsidiary of DeSales University that seeks to provide opportunities for people to come together for study, reflection, conversation, and action on ethical issues in the workplace. Jaindl will receive a one-…
Friday, August 3, 2012
DeSales alumnus and McShea Leadership award-winner Tim Gallagher sat down for an interview with Patch on DeSales, diversity and the action that pushed him to write online petition about same-sex rights.
When Tim Gallagher was a resident adviser at DeSales University his sophomore year, he says a freshman found the word "fag" carved into his front door. That action started a series of events that led the alumnus to start an online petition against DeSales policy this week. On Monday, Gallagher posted the petition on Change.org in response to repeated denials by university officials to allow an LGBT student group to form on campus. The controversy comes during the same week that same-sex marriage is sparking both demonstrations of support and protests at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide. Gallagher told Patch, "The administrative director told me that we could fix [the student's] door, but that was about it. They said [the incident] would…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Online petition claims DeSales University denied student-run LGBT/Pride clubs to form numerous times, challenges university to live up to motto "be who you are and be that well"
An online petition currently circulating hopes that DeSales University will reconsider the decision to not allow a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) student-run organization on campus. DeSales alumnus Tim Gallagher posted a petition on Change.org early Monday in response to repeated denials by university officials to allow an LGBT student group to form on campus. The story first broke on local blog Lehigh Valley with Love. The petition reads: Each student at DeSales University is told repeatedly to "be who you are and be that well" per the direction of St. Francis de Sales. This is a wonderful motto but currently excludes LGBT students and alumni. The university has repeatedly denied requests to allow a Gay Straight Alliance …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
It expects to hire 35 more faculty and staff for $22.4 million facility that will house medical education and business classes.
With the help of a $7 million state grant, DeSales University in Upper Saucon Township plans to break ground in July on a $22.4 million building that will enable it to expand its medical education and business programs. The 65,000-square-foot building is to be called the Gambet Center after former DeSales’ president, the Rev. Daniel Gambet. The university hopes the new facility will enable it to double the number of nurses and physician assistants it graduates each year and increase the numbers of undergraduates earning business degrees and graduate students receiving a master’s of business administration. On Wednesday night, Lehigh County commissioners had the first reading of the ordinance to approve the $7 million state “pass through” …