It’s Lunch Bunch time again!

The Salesian Center for Faith & Culture sponsors an information discussion group for interested faculty & staff at DSU who read a book of contemporary cultural concern and discuss their reviews. The group meets three times in the Spring semester. Each meeting takes place on a Tuesday, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, in the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture. The reading list is posted so take a look, make your choices and send them to us. The books and lunch are on us! 


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Meet the DeSales University President’s Council, 2/12

Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this chance to meet members of the DSU President’s Council. They are the business and civic leaders from the region committed to advancing the mission of DeSales University and act as advocates on our behalf.  They’ll learn about your programs, majors, special projects and take that knowledge out into the world.

This event takes place during our already scheduled DeSales University President’s Council meeting at noon – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in the DeSales University Center.  Lunch will be served.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to join us. Please RSVP your attendance to Lina Barbieri at 610.282.1100 ext. 1783 or email at

If teaching schedule conflicts with this event, we encourage you to come in for a shorter period of time so you can still network and share information.


What Dreams May Come: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Hosts World Shakespeare Leaders in January

Center Valley, PA – Leaders from theatres around the world whose primary mission is to produce the works of William Shakespeare will meet at the home of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, Pennsylvania January 7 – 12, 2013.

From Stratford, Prague, Utah, Oregon, and Chicago, and from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, and England – Shakespeare artists, leaders, and educators will share their visions for the future and discuss their best practices and most pressing challenges.

The Shakespeare Theatre Association’s 22nd annual meeting includes representatives from 49 companies, 26 states and 8 countries. The theme of the conference is What Dreams May Come: Vision into Action. Topics include how Shakespeare connects different cultures, faiths, and languages; environmental factors impacting the marketability of Shakespeare; and a wide range of others, from classical rhetoric in performance to Shakespeare in the classroom.

“The role of Shakespeare in our world continues to inspire and challenge artists and audiences, scholars and Shakespeare theatre leaders,” says PSF Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy, “and we are honored to host this conference.”

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is hosting the conference on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University, located 90 miles west of New York City and 45 miles north of Philadelphia. Since 1992, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has produced a summer season of Shakespeare plays and other world classics from master dramatists for more than 500,000 patrons from all 50 states.  Artists in recent seasons have included Broadway headliners and winners and nominees of the Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Lortel, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards.

Media representatives interested in attending the conference: please contact Lisa Higgins, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival director of marketing & public relations, at A full schedule is available upon request.

January Professional Development Workshops

Time to get ready for the new semester! Check out our latest offerings on “Podcasting on a Mac” and “Introducing Blackboard Learn.” Also join us for a refresher on ANGEL fundamentals, Blackboard Collaborate, or Panopto, and ideas for designing effective and interactive online instruction.

DEIT wishes you and yours a Happy New Year!

Learn about those topics and more by registering for a January workshop at

For questions please contact


January Graduation Parking Passes

January Commencement will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. in Billera Hall.  If you would like a parking pass, please contact Sgt. Marshall in Campus Police at extension 1862.

Questions? or  ext. 1348