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annual Ruggiero Lecture on Catholic Education

Initially begun to commemorate the canonization of St. Leonie de Sales Aviat, this series was renamed in 2005 in memory of Anthony J. Ruggiero, an adjunct faculty member who taught the philosophy of education and helped supervise the student teacher program at DeSales University. 

Mr. Ruggiero worked in the Bethlehem Area School District for 32 years, serving as a social studies teacher, assistant principal, and principal at Liberty High School.  He earned his master's in education from Lehigh University and completed post-graduate work at Georgetown University.

Upon his death in 1994, he bequeathed to the college a significant gift, which now forms the bulk of the endowment for this lecture series.  The Ruggiero Lectures focus on topics in the realm of Catholic education. 

The lecture is held annually in September, usually on the second Monday, to commemorate the birth of St. Leonie Aviat.

 

the next Ruggiero Lecture ...

MONDAY, September 10, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. 
in the DeSales University Center,on the main campus
Center Valley, PA

 

the guest speaker will be:

TBA

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Heritage Week - Biomedical Ethics Forum

Monday, January 22, 2018, 07:00 PM
DeSales University 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA
DeSales University Center

Public Forum on Biomedical Ethics, celebrating the Christian Humanist, Francis de Sales, with special guest speaker YVONNE FLORCZAK-SEEMAN, discussing ‘The Dignity of Woman’ on the 45th anniversary of the supreme court decision of Roe v Wade.

No tickets required. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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