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Press Release: DeSales Celebrates National Library Week with Three Brown Bag Lunch Programs, April 20 to 23
Date: 4/19/2004

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DeSales Celebrates National Library Week with Three Brown Bag Lunch Programs, April 20 to 23

DeSales will celebrate National Library Week with discussions ranging from local sports, community service projects to animal rehabilitation at noon, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20 to 23, in Trexler Library. The lunch programs are part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series at DeSales and are open to the public free of charge.

Trexler Library has sponsored the Brown Bag Lunch Series since September 1999. The purpose of the series is to provide faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to share their research projects, personal interests, and hobbies with the DeSales University community, as well as the general public.

On Tuesday, April 20, the guest speaker will be Evan Burian, a local sports writer and the author of Football Legend of Pennsylvania, Sports Legends of the Lehigh Valley, Coach Birney Crum and Allentown High, and Emmaus High School Football History. Burian will speak about his books and his interest in sports of all kind. An Allentown native, Burian graduated from Emmaus High School in 1963, before attending Texas A&M on a football scholarship.

On Wednesday, April 21, Kevin Haggerty, director of social outreach at DeSales, and Michele Mrazik, reference librarian at DeSales, will discuss their experiences with DeSales students while working on Habitat for Humanity projects during spring break. Last month, DeSales students traveled to Tarboro, North Carolina and Benton Harbor, Michigan, where they worked with Habitat for Humanity. They also provided assistance to the Tri-Parish Community in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Nativity Inner City School in Wilmington, Delaware. In addition to communities in the United States, five students and two faculty members from DeSales traveled to Ireland, where they worked in a low-income school district outside of Dublin, in whatever capacity they could.

DeSales has been running humanitarian trips since the office of social outreach was first organized. Social Outreach offers nearly 250 programs a year, coordinated through the social outreach office, athletic teams, clubs and organizations, and other extra-curricular and academic programs at DeSales. Students and faculty have volunteered thousands of hours working with the poor, the sick, the handicapped, the elderly, the homeless and orphans, and in after-school tutoring programs.

On Thursday, April 22, Renee Fair, department secretary for institutional research at DeSales, will discuss her work at the Aark, an animal rehabilitation and education center in Newtown, Pa, that treats nearly 4,000 birds and mammals each year. She will speak on the care of our local wildlife, how it is done and why. The work of the Aark is divided into three main areas: rehabilitation, education, and training. Each area has the common goal of fostering the care and understanding of wildlife.

"It is our responsibility to take care of God's creatures, and with the explosion of new housing developments animals natural habitats are being removed from them," said Fair.

For more information on the Brown Bag Lunch programs, please contact Loretta Ulincy, public services librarian at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext 1346.

Press Release: DeSales Celebrates National Library Week with Three Brown Bag Lunch Programs, April 20 to 23 | Posted on: 4/19/2004

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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