Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Features Tony Winner Victoria Clark

Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards Victoria Clark will perform Broadway standards, contemporary fare, and several art songs live in concert at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the Main Stage on Monday, July 30 at 7:30pm.

An American musical theatre singer and actress, Ms. Clark has performedin many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work. Her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films. In 2005, she won New York theatre’s three most prestigious awards — the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle — for her portrayal of fierce Southern matriarch Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway at Lincoln Center. Last year, she earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Sister Act.

Ms. Clark recently starred in the exclusive Los Angeles engagement of the Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Follies, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. She is currently in a workshop of the new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother.

“Victoria Clark is without a doubt one of Broadway’s leading actresses. What a voice! We are delighted to have the chance to share her exquisite artistry with this community,” says PSF Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy. [Read more…]

Window Cleaning from 7/16 – 8/3

Between the days of July 16 and August 3 the custodial department has contracted LWC Services Inc., a professional window cleaning company, to provide their service in Dooling Hall, Labuda Center, University Center, McShea Student Center, Trexler Library, Billera Hall, Connelly Chapel, Chappuis Hall, Tucker House, Salesian Center, Fromentin House, Jacquier House, Marechaux Center, Campbell Hall, and Alacoque Center.  Hurd Science Center will be scheduled for late Fall once the new Gambet Center construction has progressed to inside.  This cleaning process will include interior and exterior windows of select areas.


Coming this weekend: MyDSU

Starting this weekend, July 14-15, MyDSU will become your gateway to all* of your DeSales websites and accounts.

Your e-mail, WebAdvisor, ANGEL, and Datatel logins will be available from one place, with ONE login and ONE password!
As a result of this change, your usernames and passwords might be in flux over the weekend.

  • Students: Your login for all* of your accounts will be your DeSales e-mail/gmail username –
    for example: im1234
    and your active directory/ResNet password – usually your birthday followed by Dsu – for example:
    071090Dsu (if your birthday is July 10, 1990). This is CASE SENSITIVE.

  • Faculty and Staff: your login and password for all* of your accounts will be your Active Directory login – the one you use to log into your computer, usually your last name and first initial – for example: facultya

The first time you log in to MyDSU, you’ll be prompted to enter your password a few times as the single-sign-on-system learns who you are and ties all of your accounts together. But, once you complete the process, MyDSU becomes a one stop shop! Better still, if you ever forget your password, you’ll soon be able to reset it yourself – no HelpDesk required!**

*Most of our DSU applications will work with the new system right away, and we’re working hard to bring them all in. But don’t worry, if you’re ever confused help is just a click or a call away.

**Of course, if you ever have any trouble at all, the HelpDesk is always available to guide you through. 🙂

R.A.D. Instructor(s) needed for DeSales University

DeSales University is in need of a certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Instructor(s). The national standard in self-defense Instructor Certification, R.A.D. is internationally recognized for programming quality and organizational commitment to excellence. R.A.D. Systems balances the needs of women to acquire self-defense education in a relatively short period of time, with the lifelong commitment required for physical skill mastery.

A certification course will be held here at the DeSales University Center from September 24 thru 26, 2012. Applicants need to be willing to commit to 30 hours of instruction over the 3 day period. The following is a tentative schedule of the instructor training;

Day 1              6:30am – 6:30pm                   Classroom/Physical

Day 2              7:00am – 9:30pm                   Physical

Day 3              7:00am – 7:00pm                   Physical/Classroom

Any member of the DeSales University Community that is interested in being selected for the training, please submit a letter of intent to Chief Stuart Bedics of University Police no later than August 15, 2012. Two individuals will be selected to attend the training and shall become the instructors for our students. Employees will need to provide a notice of approval from their immediate supervisor to attend the training.


DeSales Emergency communications systems to be tested today, 7/9

The Emergency Management Office (DEMO) will test the University’s emergency communications system beginning at approximately noon today, Monday, July 9. This will include activating Big Voice and may require various iterations of the siren and public address system, since all digital, manual and remote modes will be tested. Thank you for your patience and we regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please alert visitors, vendors and guests that this is a test.

Questions? or 610-282-1100 ext. 2242

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s spirited romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing opens on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage Friday, July 13, with previews July 11 and 12, and runs through August 5. Much Ado will play in repertory with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Performance summary:

·      Opens: July 13

·      Previews: July 11 & 12

·      Closes: August 5

·      Performances: Tuesday July 24 at 7pm; Wednesday July 11, 18 & August 1 at 8pm; Thursday July 12 & 26 at 8pm; Friday July 13 at 8pm; Saturday July 28 at 8pm and August 4 at 2pm; Sunday July 15 & August 5 at 7:30pm and July 22 & 29 at 2pm

·      Tickets: $25-$52; $10 student rush 30 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability

Tickets to Much Ado About Nothing are available at and by contacting the Box Office at 610.282.WILL [9455].

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Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit, 8/19

All full-time faculty are expected to attend the Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m., in Billera Hall.

Part-time faculty are invited to attend.  There will be an academic procession, and academic dress is to be worn.  Vesting and formation of the procession will take place in the women’s locker room in Billera Hall beginning at 2:15 p.m.  Priests who wish to concelebrate should contact Ms. Maggie Riggins beforehand.  The deadline for renting academic attire at the Bookstore was July 2.