Brosnan will head

Delaware Valley College

Delaware Valley College has announced that Joseph S. Brosnan will be its next president.

Currently serving as vice president for strategic planning and external affairs at Teachers College at Columbia University, Brosnan will be the 12th president at the Doylestown Township school, effective Aug. 1.

At Teachers College, Brosnan has provided leadership in areas including technology, finances and public affairs, and built a strong and effective board of trustees. Under his guidance, the college's $155 million capital campaign became the largest amount raised by a school of education in the nation, according to Delaware Valley College.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Marist College and master's and doctoral degrees in education from the State University of New York at Albany.

At Delaware Valley College, he will succeed Thomas C. Leamer, who announced his retirement in July after a decade of service.

Postal Service sponsoring

food drive Saturday

The U.S. Postal Service will sponsor the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday.

In its 15th year, the event is both local and national and is the largest one-day food drive in the country, according to the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Mail carriers will pick up nonperishable food donations along their regular routes for delivery to the Bucks County Housing Group, Penndel Shelter, and other food pantries throughout Bucks County.

Those wishing to participate are encouraged to leave food donations in a sack next to their mailboxes Saturday.

Call 215-757-6778 or contact your local post office for more information.

Author will speak

at Doylestown church

Pastor and author Tony Campolo will speak at Doylestown Presbyterian Church from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday as a guest of the Adult Christian Education Committee.

Campolo has written 32 books, including Speaking my Mind, Which Jesus? and Revolution and Renewal: How Christians are Saving our Cities.

There will be refreshments and a book table before and after the lecture. The church is at 127 E. Court St., Doylestown. For more information, visit or call 215-348-3531.

Grants are available

for artists, arts groups

Artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups in the five-county region of Southeastern Pennsylvania are invited to fill out applications for the 2007 5-County Arts Fund.

Organized by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the fund offers grants of up to $3,000 to individual artists and nonprofit groups that sponsor arts-related projects and programs. Projects and programs must take place between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31, 2008.

The fund has provided more than $1.48 million to 640 artists and organizations over the last six years.

There will be a free application workshop for interested parties from 2 to 6 p.m. May 23 at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia. To register, call 215-557-7811, Ext. 20.