(May - September 2009, Select Stories)
Article by Sara Corbett in the New York Times Magazine on Carl Jung’s Red
Book, considered “the pivotal work of one of the era’s great thinkers”
includes mention of Dr. Richard Noll, American psychologist and faculty
member in DeSales’ Department of Social Sciences. Noll, a renowned expert on
Jung, is the author of “The Jung Cult,” published in 1994, a controversial
and critically acclaimed work that received won the Association of American
Publishers Award for Best Psychology Book. Two books by Noll revealed Jung’s
private side in a less-than-positive light, even suggesting that several of
Jung’s central ideas were either plagiarized or based on false research.
Consequently, Noll’s “attacks” contributed to the Jung family’s decision to
release the Red Book, allowing Sonu Shamdasani, a London-based historian,
access to it and endorsing its publication.
Article by Rita Savard on the recent popularity of vampires featured the
opinion of Dr. Katherine Ramsland, chairperson of DeSales University’s
Department of Social Sciences. Ramsland stated one of the reasons vampire
attraction has gripped the nation is, “Women are attracted to them and men
want to be them.” Ramsland continued, “They can defeat death, seduce anyone
they choose, obliterate their enemies and stay up all night. Really, what’s
not to like?”
Note: Same topic also was covered in a Newsweek article by KS Rose on July
20, 2009. Listing included below.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland, chairperson of the DeSales University Department of
Social Sciences and an expert on forensics and serial killers, provided
comments on Tru TV’s “Forensic Files: Room With a View.” Seen in 142
countries worldwide, the fact-based, high-tech series done in dramatic
storytelling style offers an engrossing blend of detail, mystery, and
medical investigation. Viewers follow coroners, medical examiners,
physicians, emergency medical and law enforcement personnel, members of the
press and legal experts as they seek solutions to baffling cases that are
solved by forensic detection.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland also provided commentary for the Investigation
Discovery Network’s “Wicked Attraction.” The program focused on Sarah
Edmondson and Ben Darras, a violent couple reminiscent of characters in
Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers.” The pair traveled across the country
in the 1990s and killed anyone who crossed their path. Their trail went cold
for about a year, when a major break in the case arose.
Article by Stacy Briggs features DeSales senior TV and film majors Brandon
Pousley and Steven Whitcombe and their nominations for regional Emmy Awards
from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences. Pousley and Whitcombe served as editors for two programs which
received nominations in the Children/Youth/Teen Program or Special category.
“Cosmo’s World,” produced for the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources, was created to teach biochemistry to fourth-graders. “Take One
Step” was produced for the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board to help
deter students from dropping out of high school. The Mid-Atlantic Emmy
Awards ceremony will take place Sept. 26 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.
Article announces John Staud, Ph.D., director of the Alliance for Catholic
Education at Notre Dame University, as speaker at the 2009 Anthony J.
Ruggiero Lecture on Catholic Education at DeSales. The title of the lecture,
held Sept. 14, was “What Kind of a Tale Have We Fallen Into? The Future of
Catholic Schools in the United States.” Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, OSFS,
director of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture, said, “The message of
this annual lecture continues to deepen the understanding of the cultural
value of our system of Catholic education.”
Segment on WFMZ-TV Ch. 69 News broadcast featured first-year college
students moving into area college and university residence halls. First-year
DeSales students moved to campus on Friday, August 22. Lehigh, Cedar Crest
and Alvernia first-year students moved in on Thursday, August 20, and local
Penn State campuses had move-in on Friday, August 21.
Article by theater reviewer Myra Yellin Outwater praised the costume designs
of Lisa Zinni, DeSales alumna, in the Hirschfeld Theatre production of
“Hair.” This summer, Zinni’s exotic and colorful costumes were featured as
she served as costume designer for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
production of “Antony and Cleopatra.”
Article by theater reviewer Myra Yellin Outwater highlighted the marriage of
Dennis Razze, director of the theater program at DeSales and director of the
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, to Lisa Poulos on July 31. The wedding
was a musical event, as Razze and his bride sang to each other, as did
Patrick Mulcahy, producing artistic director of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare
Festival, and other DeSales faculty members.
Blog entry by Michael Lemaire focuses on Nolan Neiman, former DeSales
baseball top assistant and recruiting coordinator, and son of Tim Neiman,
DeSales baseball coach. Nolan has joined the University of Maryland’s
baseball staff as a volunteer assistant. During his two seasons (2007-08) at
DeSales, the Bulldogs won the Freedom Conference Championship in 2008 and
were runner-up in 2007. Neiman is a graduate of DeSales University and
started for three years as a second-baseman.
Article KS Rose on why ladies love vampires includes comments from Dr.
Katherine Ramsland, chairperson of the DeSales University Department of
Social Sciences at DeSales. Ramsland was one of three experts interviewed
for the article.
Note: Related topic also featured in article of Sept. 11, 2009, in
California Chronicle. Listing above.
Article (photo included) by Kathy Lauer-Williams commended the Pennsylvania
Shakespeare Festival for its new show, “Shakespeare for Kids.” The show’s
three-person Team Shakespeare provided children ages four to 12 with an
hour-long overview of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Wearing
outrageous costumes, Team Shakespeare pulled puppets out of a trunk and
presented a wacky take on a classic comedy. Erin Hurley, education director
of the Shakespeare Festival, stated, “We want their first experience with
Shakespeare to be positive. It’s a great opportunity to warm up to the real
Article (with photo) by theater reviewer George Hatza highlighted the
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Hatza called the show “pure delight – deftly staged, cleverly conceived and
wonderfully performed.” Commenting on director Jim Helsinger, Hatza stated,
“Wit and wisdom meld beautifully in Helsinger’s capable hands.”
Note: George Hatza also provided a glowing review of the PSF production of
“1776,” directed by Dennis Razze, the festival’s associate artistic
director, on June 28. In addition, Hatza reviewed “Antony and Cleopatra,”
staged by Patrick Mulcahy, artistic director for PSF, on July 26, and
credited the production with fine acting performances by lead and supporting
“Local Business Scene” feature announced the naming of Dr. David Gilfoil,
assistant professor of business, as director of the DeSales MBA Program,
effective July 1, 2009. Gilfoil succeeds Dr. Mohamed Latib, formerly vice
president for program and strategic development and director of the MBA
Program. Gilfoil is the former managing director and president of Agere
Japan. He also served as manager of global marketing applications for Mnemos
Inc. and manager of corporate ergonomics for Exxon Office Systems, both in
Cover story (with photos) by Kathy Lauer-Williams featured in Go Guide
previewed the 2009 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival held at DeSales.
Lauer-Williams stated that the 18th season of the festival was a highly
anticipated one. The festival expanded its season, despite a failing
economy, to feature nearly 200 performances of nine shows, 30 more than last
year. Prominent photo features Richard B. Watson, who played the role of
John Adams in “1776.” “1776” included a re-creation of the interior and
exterior of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall that moved on a turn-table.
Press Release: DeSales in the News: May - September 2009 | Posted on: 5/31/2009
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu