Retrospective of the Third President: Part Two

DeSales University President Rev. Bernard O'Connor will retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Photo courtesy of Flick/DeSales.

By Rev. Bernard O'Connor, OSFS President of DeSales University By 1999, we were ready to engage a consulting firm to guide us on the way to university status. A careful study of our graduates revealed that the best name should be DeSales University. Our consulting firm for the transition from college to university was invaluable in their suggestions concerning the branding … [Read more...]

Clinton Prevails in First Debate, Trump has Rough Start

Trump and Clinton will face off in the next debate Sunday Oct 9. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

By Ben Cunningham Staff Writer On Sept. 26, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election. The night started off relatively civil, with candidates presenting broad plans for job creation Clinton’s comments primarily targeted domestic reforms, focusing on reducing corporate corruption, raising … [Read more...]

Retrospective of the Third President: Part One

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By Rev. Bernard O'Connor, OSFS University President I became the third president of Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales on July 1, 1999. The inauguration ceremony was held in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on October 15, 1999. The day was beautiful. The auditorium was filled with the Allentown College community and the appropriate guests representing the … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

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By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Welcome to DeSales, class of 2020! You’re next four years will be full of amazing memories, new friends and piles of homework. (Hello stress, I did not miss you over the summer.) Speaking of summer, I placed a lot of importance on this past one. As a senior, I realized this could be the last summer that I could wake up whenever I … [Read more...]

Do This, Not That: DeSales Freshmen Edition

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By James Evans Staff Writer This past August, a brand new group of youthful, mildly enthusiastic freshmen came to DeSales with all sorts of styles, personalities, habits and ideas. Coming to a new environment is always unnerving, as there are customs and unwritten rules that dictate how one should act. The largest issue that these students face is that to find out these … [Read more...]