Oklahoma! shines PA Shakespeare Festival

“Glorious singing.” “Sophisticated choreography.” “An extraordinary evening of artistry.”

The accolades for OKLAHOMA! at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival make the production more than worthy of a return to campus this weekend before it closes this Sunday June 30. This trailer gives you a flavor.  Directed by Dennis Razze, this Oklahoma features Anne Lewis as the pioneer Aunt Eller and alum Christine Negherbon as her niece Laurey.  Winning raves for his exuberant cowboy choreography is alum Stephen Casey. Family entertainment at its finest.

The DSU $25 ticket price represents a discount of more than half off some performances. (A+ seating is $28.)

Call the box office today at 610-282-WILL [9455].

Blackboard Learn is coming!

Blackboard at DeSales UniversityBlackboard Learn is coming in August! To ensure a smooth transition, DEIT continues to provide orientation and support both in person and online. Our July workshops will cover topics like Blackboard Learn Fundamentals, Grading and Assignments, SafeAssign Plagiarism Detection, Building Online Tests, Video Everywhere, and many more!

Register for a professional development workshop at desales.edu/workshops today! For questions please contact deit@desales.edu.

» DEIT will continue to offer faculty Blackboard workshops on a regular basis. Orientations for students will start early August. Please check DSU Daily and the DEIT department blog (http://blogs.desales.edu/deit/) for specific dates.


RIP Fred Schubert, brother of Father Schubert

Yesterday, June 25, Fr. Gerard J. Schubert’s brother, Fred Schubert, husband of Maria, passed away.

Fred Schubert’s Funeral is Friday, June 28. Viewing is from 11 am – 12:30 pm at the Church. Mass is at 1:00 pm.

SS. Philip & James Parish
723 East Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA  19341

Mrs. Maria Schubert
6 Maggie’s Lane
Downingtown, PA  19335

Questions? Valerie.Wolfenden@desales.edu

Accounts Payable & Fiscal Year 2013 Close

We are almost at the end of the fiscal year, June 30 and here are the year-end reminders.

  • Please submit all invoices and expenditure requisitions related to 2013 budget year activity as soon as possible.  Due to various reporting deadlines, we can only process items related to the 2013 budget year through July 15, 2013.  Any items received after that time will be considered to be part of your fiscal year 2014 budgets.  If you are aware of a significant expenditure related to the 2013 budget year for which you may not receive an invoice as of July 15, 2013, please notify me via email at Deanne.Fenstermacher@desales.edu.  Please indicate the account(s) to charge, the approximate dollar amount of the expenditure, and provide any supporting documents such as receiving documents or email correspondence.  I will ensure that this estimated amount is included against your 2013 budget.
  • You should not order any items related to the 2013/2014 academic year in June.  As a reminder, an item must be physically received, or the services must have been rendered or performed, before June 30th in order for an item to be counted against your budget for 2013.  Supplies for the fall semester should not be purchased until after July 1.  Any noted invoices and expenditure requisitions that do not meet this general rule will automatically be counted against your 2014 budget.
  • Please ensure that any cash or checks are brought to our office by the end of the day June 28.  For any weekend operations, please bring the information to our office on Monday morning, July 1.
  • June credit card statements need to be submitted to our office by July 15, 2013.  The credit card statements will be reviewed for accounting in the proper period.

Thank you in advance for your attention to these matters.  If you have any questions, contact Deanne.Fenstermacher@desales.edu at x1305 or via e-mail.


Flash Bang Demo, today, 6/17

Attention Employees, on Monday, June 17 there will be a Flash Bang demo done on campus between 10:30 am and 11:30 am. This demonstration will be conducted by the SWAT Team in a controlled setting and will be done outside, in the area of the University Center. Please do not be alarmed as our University Police department is aware of the demonstration. This demonstration is part of our CrimeFITE: Forensics Investigator Training Experience program that is also taking place on campus this week.

Questions? Contact Leala Kuchera at Leala.Kuchera@desales.edu.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to Open The 39 Steps

Just four actors portray 150 characters and tell one unforgettable story in The 39 Steps running June 19 through July 14 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.  A mystery-thriller described as “where Hitchcock meets hilarious,” The 39 Steps previews June 19th and 20th, and opens June 21st.

The wild quick-change comedy of espionage and murder is based on the spy “shocker” novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film thriller of Alfred Hitchcock, as adapted by Patrick Barlow.

Directed by Matt Pfeiffer, an award-winning Philadelphia artist, the play features an exceptional cast. Portraying an ordinary man swept into an international chase – with his life on the line is William Connell as Richard Hannay. Hannay’s mid-life funk quickly dissipates when he catches the eye of a mysterious woman at the theatre, played by Genevieve Perrier.

Steve Burns (of Blue’s Clues renown) and Anthony Reimer play “Clown 1” and “Clown 2” — reenacting all of the characters and famous scenes from Hitchcock’s film with a few props and innumerable costume changes.

Samina Vieth designed the set for multiple locations in 1935 London and Scotland, while Lisa Zinni designed the costumes. Voice and text coach is Dudley Knight. Lighting is designed by Thom Weaver and sound by PSF’s resident designer Matthew Given. Marguerite Price serves as stage manager.

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow

From the novel by John Buchan

From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

Previews: June 19 and June 20

Opens: Friday, June 2

Closes: Sunday, July 14

Performances: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm – except for Saturday, June 22. Sunday, June 23 and July 7 at 7:30pm. No performance will be held on July 4.

Tickets: $25-55. Discounts for students, seniors, subscribers and groups.

Meet the actors: Q&A after all Thursday performances, except previews.

Box Office: 610.282.WILL [9455] Order online at: www.pashakespeare.org.

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