ACCESS summer hours

Starting Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 17, 2013 the ACCESS staff will observe the following summer office hours

Center Valley campus:

Monday and Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Easton Area campus:

Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Lansdale Area campus:

Monday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

PSF: Oklahoma! Picnic Throw Down, 6/14

To celebrate the official opening night of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 22nd season, the company is hosting a Picnic Throw Down in honor of the opening production, Rodgers and Hammersteins Oklahoma! on Friday, June 14.

The Throw Down begins at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at 7:30 p.m. in time for competitors with tickets for Oklahoma! to be seated for the 8 p.m. curtain. The Throw Down picnic will be held on the lawn outside the theatre. In case of rain, the picnic will be held in the DeSales University Center. Click here to register!

For more information, call PSF Director of Development Debra Walter at 610.282.9455 x 6.

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Opens 22nd Season with Oklahoma

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma!, which earned the legendary duo a special Pulitzer prize, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 22nd season. The musical previews June 12th and 13th, opens June 14th, running through June 30th on the main stage.

A celebration of the pioneer spirit that built America, Oklahoma! contains iconic songs — “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” — capturing the joys and hopes on the horizons beyond the daily struggles of the settlers’ life.

Dennis Razze, PSF associate artistic director who directed last season’s acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd, directs.

Oklahoma! changed the landscape of musical theatre when it premiered in 1943, creating the modern American “book musical” by uniting well-drawn characters, linear plot structure, and integrated songs and dances.

Life on the plains takes center stage – colored by romance and jealousy, adventure and adversity. Curly, an exuberant cowboy played by Doug Carpenter, and Laurey, a farm girl played by Christine Negherbon, deny their obvious attraction – creating an opportunity for the farmhand Jud, played by Brent Bateman, to come between them. Laurey’s friend, Ado Annie, played by Julia Pfender, finds herself torn between her local beau Will, Sean McGee, and the smooth-talking traveling salesman Ali Hakim, Fran Prisco.

Longtime collaborator Stephen Casey has created the dances in Oklahoma! Negherbon and Carpenter will dance the principal ballet – there will not be a “dream” Laurey and Curly. Rick Sordelet, who has designed fight scenes for 56 Broadway productions, has directed the fight scenes between the cowboys and farmers, and Jud and Curly. The music in the production is directed and conducted by Nathan Diehl. The production will feature a full live orchestra.

Oklahoma! also features Anne Lewis as Aunt Eller, and Matthew Davis Wiggin as Joe. Chris Kotera and Cody Davis play Fred and Slim, respectively.

David P. Gordon has designed the setting of Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Tony nominee (Hair, 2009) Michael McDonald has designed the costumes, and the lighting is designed by Eric T. Haugen. PSF’s resident designer Matthew Given designed sound and Robin Grady serves as stage manager, with Alison Hassman assisting her.

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Retirement Reception for Joe Trella, Director of Human Resources

In honor of Joe Trella’s strong leadership and commitment to the University, the HR team is hosting a retirement reception, as follows:

Date: June 11, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Place: DeSales University Center, Hurd Room

Please join us in wishing Joe a long and happy retirement while enjoying wonderful treats prepared by the marvelous catering staff!


Nice Companies Finish First? Ethics Breakfast Thursday, 6/6

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013, in the DeSales University Center on the Center Valley campus. Titled “Nice Companies Finish First: Collaboration vs. Cutthroat Management,” this event will feature special guest speaker and author Peter Shankman. The cost is $25 pp or $175 for a table of 8.

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