DeSales hosts Special Olympics Eastern Fall Sectional

By Bridget Walsh Managing Editor On Sunday Oct. 14, DeSales hosted this year’s Special Olympics Eastern Fall Sectional. The event ran throughout the day at various locations on campus and at Southern Lehigh High School down the road from campus. It also included five sports, over 500 volunteers, spectators and coaches, and most importantly around 800 athletes. Since … [Read more...]

CSSJ Volunteers of the Month: Margaret O’Brien, Thomas Perrotti

By Jaci Wendel News Editor For the month of April, the Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ) has selected two Volunteers of the Month. Margaret O’Brien, a nursing major, and Thomas Perrotti, a sport management and marketing dual major, are both freshmen and began to get involved with service from the start of their time at DeSales. Both O’Brien and Perrotti had … [Read more...]

CSSJ awards Erin O’Neill Volunteer of the Month

By Lauren Trumbull Editorial and Features Editor “I never thought I’d be volunteering now more than I go to class, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said senior criminal justice major, psychology minor and this issues Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ) Volunteer of the Month, Erin O’Neill. O’Neill began her extensive work in service her sophomore year … [Read more...]

Servant love: Gerhart tells students her love story at Agape Latte

By Jaci Wendel News Editor This semester’s Agape Latte program, a nationally syndicated speaker series that invites students to hear the love stories of faculty and staff, appropriately kicked off the day after Valentine’s Day, Feb. 15, with one of DeSales’ most loved staff members, Jaime Gerhart, director of the Center for Service and Social Justice. Gerhart begun her … [Read more...]

Students give back in Jacksonville on Habitat for Humanity service trip

By Lauren Trumbull Editorial & Features Editor From Jan. 7–14, director of the Center for Service and Social Justice, Jamie Gerhart, and a group of DeSales students had the opportunity to take part in a service trip in Jacksonville, FL to aid Habitat for Humanity. Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity formed the idea of “partnership housing,” which … [Read more...]