Women of Will at PSF: Final Performances

From Orlando Shakespeare Theatre to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival; from Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts to Off Broadway in New York City. From the Prague Shakespeare Company to PSF at DSU: Tina Packer’s Women of Will is making a theatrical history.

Conceptualized by, written by, and starring Tina Packer, Women of Will chronicles Shakespeare’s journey in his treatment of women—from the warrior woman, to the women in whom the sensual and the spiritual merge, and eventually, to the redeemer. Performed with co-star Nigel Gore, Women of Will is an evening of theatre about the world’s greatest playwright, with insights, comedy, and social commentary.

Packer—founder of Shakespeare & Company, the renowned theater group in Lenox, Mass., and considered one of America’s pre-eminent Shakespeareans—has been playing and directing Shakespeare’s women for 40 years.

This unique production along with Shakespeare’s Macbeth in rep with the comedy Lend Me a Tenor, closes this Sunday, and your DSU discount is good for all performances. Don’t leave summer without a creating a great memory with PSF.

Questions? Lisa.Higgins@pashakespeare.org

Welcome Dr. Eric Hagan, Director of DEIT

Dr. Eric Hagan will join DSU as the Director of DEIT on Friday, August 1. From 2001 to 2014, Dr. Hagan served as Senior Program Director for Drexel University Online; and he was a founding member of the management team that established Drexel’s online learning program. Dr. Hagan earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware, an M.B.A. from Wilmington College, and an Ed.D. from Drexel. He has over 12 years of experience in senior leadership positions in adult and online learning.  Please join me in welcoming Dr. Hagan to the DeSales University community.

Dr. Karen Walton, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Questions? Jean.Lynch@desales.edu

DUC Bridge and Patio Closed Next Week

The DeSales University Center Bridge and Patio will be closed on Monday, August 4, 2014, through Saturday, August 9, 2014 due to electrical snow mat replacements.  Please use University Center parking lot entrance only during this week.

If you have any questions, please call Jim Molchany at Ext. 1644.

Seeking Alumni Award Nominees

Attention all Faculty and Staff – submit your nominations today for the following Alumni Achievement and Service Awards:

  • Alumni Achievement Award
  • Alumni Service Award
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award (graduated within the last 10 years)
  • Young Alumni Service Award (graduated within the last 10 years)

Do you know a DSU alum whose achievements have stretched far beyond campus and inspired many individuals along the way? Or donated their time to serve others, as well as portrayed a life that reflects the ideals of St. Francis de Sales?  Does someone stand out in your memory who you believe is deserving of an alumni award?

Submit nominations online at www.desales.edu/alumniaward

If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Nikki Gingrich, Director of Alumni Relations at ext 2124 or Nicole.Gingrich@desales.edu

PSF Raffle: Viking Cruise

Have you heard about this year’s PSF raffle?  The prize is a Viking Cruise from Paris to the heart of Normandy!

Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside and voilà! Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the famous Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed. Lose yourself in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion. This fascinating 8-day journey has something for everyone. You may travel anytime in 2014 or 2015 that suits you.

You may purchase tickets here www.pashakespeare.org/raffle

Or at the Will Call table during PSF’s productions.

Tickets are $100 and only 350 will be sold. Proceeds benefit PSF’s education and artistic programs.

Bon Voyage!

For more information, contact Deb Walter at debra.walter@desales.edu

Orientation Help

Attention all Faculty and Staff!

Fall Orientation is fast approaching and one of the best things about this event is the unity that the entire DeSales community shows to the new freshman class.  The positive feedback from students and their families about the students and staff that participate is tremendous.

Once again this year the Fall Orientation planning group would like to invite all DeSales faculty and staff to help with the move in process on Sunday, August 24th from 8:00am – 12:30pm.  You can sign up by emailing Nick Luchko at Nicholas.luchko@desales.edu.  Please include the following:

Your Name
Your Department
Your Email
Your T-Shirt Size
Any limitations of activity? If yes, please explain.

Those who are unable to carry objects or have limited mobility, we will have other jobs such as handing out water or directing families during move in.  There is a job for everyone who wants to be involved.  You will get an official Fall Orientation t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch for helping.

Those who are interested should let us know by Friday, July 25, 2014.

Questions? nicholas.luchko@desales.edu

R.I.P. Fr. Harry Schlight, OSFS

On behalf of Fr. Jim Greenfield, OSFS, who is attending the annual meeting of major superiors in Annecy, France, I share with you the sad news of the the death of our confrere, Fr. Harry Schlight, OSFS, who died in South Africa yesterday, four days before his 97th birthday.  Jim was able to visit with Fr. Schlight in January during the canonical visitation and then invited him to preside or preach at the jubilee Mass at convocation, as it was his 70th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.  Fr. Schlight did not feel up to the travel.

We have spoken to his niece, Janet Parsley, in Cooperstown, PA, and she expressed the appreciation of her family upon learning of our prayers.  She remembered her Uncle Harry as a “great guy, who was open to new ideas and never afraid to think boldly.  If ever there was a follower of St. Francis de Sales, he was it!” she said.

Details of his funeral have not been finalized.

Confident in the hope of the resurrection, let us hold Fr. Schlight and his family in prayer.

Questions? Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, Director of Development and Communications