Panopto Upgrade

After July 21, Panopto for Windows and Panopto for Mac will need to be upgraded to version 5.4 or above. Panopto 5.4 includes important bug fixes and a few new features. Users on prior versions will be prompted to upgrade when they run Panopto for Windows or Panopto for Mac. Additional information is available on the DEIT Blog – http://blogs.desales.edu/deit/2017/07/19/panopto-5-4/

Questions? Jim.Holton@desales.edu

End of July Dell Offers

SAVE RIGHT NOW! Dell’s Back-to-School offer continues with new laptops that are $150 OFF! Check out the latest deals here. These deals expire at the end of July.

Questions? Patricia.Clay@desales.edu

William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Heroes, kings, lovers, and clowns expose the follies of war with sardonic insight and cynical wit in William Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida. The satirical, farcical, and sometimes tragic comedy previews at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival July 26 and 27, opens on July 28 and runs through August 6 in the Schubert Theatre located in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

The approach to the production is the Festival’s highly anticipated and popular “Extreme Shakespeare”— rehearsed and performed akin to the way Shakespeare’s actors would have: actors arrive with their lines learned, wear what they can find, stage the play, and open in a matter of days, bringing the audience one step closer to the excitement and spontaneity experienced in an Elizabethan playhouse.  No director, no designers, as these positions didn’t exist in Shakespeare’s time. [Read more…]

DeSales Drive Down to Single Lane, 7/24-8/4

DeSales Drive will be down to a single lane between the Lawless Center and west of the intersection of Aviat Hall, Conmy, and Tocik Halls due to road improvements. The road construction will last two weeks from Monday, July 24 to Friday, August 4. Please use the Station Avenue entrance to enter campus when able.

Questions or concerns? Contact Jim Molchany at ext. 1644 or jim.molchany@desales.edu

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Young Company Performs Hamlet

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival invites DSU faculty and staff to attend the PSF Young Company’s performance of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by professional actor and director Dan Hodge.

There are two performances in the Schubert Theatre: today Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, July 20 at 5:15 p.m.

PSF’s Young Company is comprised of DeSales Theatre majors and recent graduates and provides an opportunity to perform with professional artists in PSF’s main productions and to gain professional credits. Over the course of the summer they perform in multiple productions and attend master classes taught by accomplished veterans of stage and screen.

The 2017 Young Company includes: Ally Borgstrom, Michael Covel, Emilie Gubler, Stephanie Hodge, Dane Lavery, Dane McMichael, Keri Ann Moynihan, Ilia Paulino, James “Bo” Sayre, Julianne Schaub, Andrew T. Scoggins, and Victoria Scovens.

This, however, is a project rather than a production, meaning the Young Company does all the actors’ preparation that they would do for any production, but minimal production elements are employed. They are the stars of this project. Costumes are usually drawn from actors’ closets, sounds are made back stage or onstage by the actors, lights up at the beginning, lights down at the end. It is an exercise designed to allow the Young Company to tackle roles in Shakespeare and perform the play several times for a live, invited audience.

No RSVP is required.

We hope you can attend and support the work of PSF’s Young Company.

Questions? Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org

Faculty: DEIT Panopto Lecture Recording Workshop Online Tomorrow

DEIT Panopto Lecture Recording Workshop
Online Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Join DEIT’s Ted Schmittel for a workshop on DeSales’ Panopto lecture recording software. Panopto can be used by faculty and students to record lectures and presentations to use online. Recordings can be made from your desk or you can record activities in the traditional classroom for later viewing or for archival purposes. It will be a small group so you will be able to have specific questions answered.

If you have questions or particular topics you’d like to see covered at this workshop, contact the Distance Education and Instructional Technology department (DEIT) at deit@desales.edu or 610.282.1100, x2290.

Register at: www.desales.edu/workshops

Next up: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra workshop, online, Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m.

As You Like It — Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Love notes grow on trees as wit, wrestling, poetry and music create a rare theatrical enchantment in William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, As You Like It on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

Directed by Matt Pfeiffer, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s production previews July 20 and 21, opens July 22, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Ken Ludwig’s swashbuckling romp The Three Musketeers.

Pfeiffer celebrates his 19th season at PSF with a cast of familiar Festival collaborators: Marnie Schulenburg and real-life husband Zack Robidas, who played romantic leads in Pfeiffer’s Henry V (2015) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2014), play the lovers Rosalind and Orlando respectively. Dan Hodge who appeared as Tranio in Pfeiffer’s The Taming of the Shrew (2016) will play the court jester Touchstone. Ian Merrill Peakes, whom Pfeiffer originally saw in the role of Orlando in PSF’s 1996 production of As You Like It, plays the “melancholy” Jacques. [Read more…]

Annual Testing of Campus Fire Alarm Systems Begins Today

Simplex Grinnell, the University’s fire alarm system and suppression vendor, will be on campus beginning Monday, July 17 to begin the annual testing of all campus fire alarm systems, as required by the National Fire Protection Association, and will remain on campus until all testing has been completed. This includes both the academic/administrative buildings as well as all residence halls. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and ask for your patience during the tests. A schedule of inspections is developed on a daily basis based on the scheduled activities in each building.

Questions? Contact the Emergency Services Department at extension 1779 or safety@desales.edu.