Article by arts writer Myra Yellin Outwater highlights the honor paid to Fr.
Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS, who founded the DeSales Performing Arts Department
40 years ago, following a sold-out performance of “You Can’t Take It With
You,” the first Act 1 production of the season. Anne Lewis, associate
professor of performing and fine arts at DeSales, roasted Schubert before
presenting him with a Papal blessing from Pope Benedict XI.
Article by Veronica Torrejon and Brian Callaway announces plans by St.
Luke’s Hospital and Health Network and Temple University to create the
Lehigh Valley’s first medical school. Medical students will complete their
first year at Temple in Philadelphia, then move to the St. Luke’s campus in
Fountain Hill to complete the final three years of their education. Article
mentions that some local colleges, such as DeSales, already have agreements
to send their graduates to medical schools elsewhere, such as the
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pre-med students from other
colleges, such as Lehigh, Moravian and Muhlenberg, are enrolled in the
“early assurance” program through St. Luke’s and Temple and will be given
special consideration when the new medical program begins.
Article by Scott Kraus announces plans for a social gathering to introduce
longtime residents of the neighborhood at Station Avenue and New Street to
DeSales students renting houses in the area at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18,
on campus. Residents of the neighborhood have complained about the growing
number of student renters, increase in noise, parking problems and speeding.
Jerry Joyce, vice president for student life at DeSales, feels the meeting
will help because many of the students are new and do not know the
neighbors. “The majority of the students are new this year. I figured this
would be a great opportunity to get the lines of communication open,” Joyce
Listing highlights the upcoming Chef Smackdowns competition to be held at
Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center in Bethlehem.
Sodexo chefs from Lehigh Valley colleges and universities will compete in
three categories (appetizers, entrees, and desserts) on three different
nights. Audience members will sample the food, then vote to determine the
winner. Chef John Francisco of DeSales will be competing against Chef Char
Hartley of Northampton Community College in the entrée category from 7:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 11.
Article (with photo) by theater reviewer Myra Yellin Outwater praises Act
1’s rendition of “You Can’t Take It With You,” directed by Fr. Gerard J.
Schubert, OSFS, founder of the University’s theater program 40 years ago.
Outwater calls the play “a comic masterpiece, with chaos from beginning to
end.” She states that the actors are all well cast and “full of energy” and
the set design by Will Neuert fits the crazy events perfectly.
Opinion piece by Fr. Mark F. Plaushin, OSFS, director of the DeSales
University Emergency Management Office, explains precautionary measures in
place at DeSales in case of an H1N1 outbreak. DeSales has a pandemic
response protocol in place which focuses on common-sense precautions,
communicating information clearly to the campus community and parents, and
developing a flexible array of responses. Plaushin states that the chief
asset in dealing with a possible outbreak is a collaborative culture on
campus that is “fostered by a spirit of partnership between students and
Article by Melinda Rizzo highlights the opening of Act I Theater’s fall
season with “You Can’t Take It With You.” The play runs through October 11
and is directed by Fr. Gerard Schubert, OSFS, founder of the performing arts
program, Act I Theater and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales.
John Bell, chairman of the Performing and Fine Arts Department at DeSales,
stated that this season is special because it is the program’s 40th
anniversary and Fr. Schubert is directing “You Can’t Take It With You.”
(Note: Fr. Schubert has directed the play three times at DeSales. DeSales
alumnus Charles Roney ’78, who portrays the eccentric grandfather in the
current production, played the same role in one of the early productions
directed by Fr. Schubert while Roney was a student at DeSales.)
An interview (with photo) of Dr. Katherine Ramsland, chairperson of DeSales
University’s Department of Social Sciences, was featured in the September /
October issue of WOW! (Women on Writing). Ramsland shared several
experiences from writing her books and also discussed immersion journalism
and researching difficult subjects. WOW!, which recently celebrated it’s
three-year anniversary, is a global magazine designed to support women ‘s
creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the
Two articles (with photos) by Chuck Gloman, director of the DeSales TV/Film
Program, were featured in the July 2009 issue of Government Video. Gloman
states in his product review on the Combo Case, “The only better protection
is hiring someone named ‘Knuckles.’” A photograph of a DeSales student using
the case is included. Gloman also discusses the Canon REALiS SX800
multimedia projector in his article, “Canon Gets REALiS.” Gloman, a
frequent contributor to professional and trade publications, reviews new
photographic equipment and provides advice on photo techniques.
Note: Gloman has had several articles published in Government Video from
April 2009 to July 2009.
Article and photographs, including a cover photo, by Chuck Gloman, director
of the DeSales TV/Film Program, were featured in the May 2009 annual
landscape issue of Outdoor Photographer, a national magazine that focuses on
wildlife, outdoor sports and travel, and has a circulation of 2.3 million.
Gloman provided advice on photo techniques and how to maximize the use of
Note: Another article by Gloman, “Up Close And Wide!,” was featured in the
September 2009 issue of Outdoor Photographer. The article explains how to
get the most from a fisheye camera lens.
Article by Chuck Gloman (with photos), director of the DeSales TV/Film
Program, was featured in Digital Video magazine. Gloman’s article discusses
the SG Pro, an image converter/adapter that attaches to a focusing rail
mounted on a tripod or dolly and then to a video camera. Also featured are
multiple photographs of DeSales TV/Film students demonstrating the
Note: Gloman had another article, “Shooting HD Video with your DSLR,”
published in Digital video on Tuesday, March 24, 2009.
Press Release: DeSales in the News: October / Summer 2009 | Posted on: 6/1/2009
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