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Posted by DeSales University on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Toy Drive for Children Fighting Cancer – Help Coco’s Challenge this Christmas!

The Coco Foundation will be delivering toys this Christmas to children in the oncology departments and Lehigh Valley Hospital , the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher’s Children Hospital, this holiday season.  Please help in this worthy cause by dropping off a toy in the boxes that have been placed in McShea, the DUC, and Dooling. Toys must be in the boxes by Friday, December 11 at 3pm.

Please email and check out for more information. 

While at Home, Please Bring Back Used Books and Cold Weather Gear

While enjoying your time at home, you may want to clear off those bookshelves and closets. The Service and Social Justice office is collecting books for Raub Middle School to help fill their library. Also, we are collecting hats/gloves/scarves/coats for the children. All donations can be dropped off in the Service and Social Justice office, McShea 119A; and each residence hall has a box for cold weather gear.

Please email with any questions.

Merry Christmas, George Bailey! Runs 12/2-12/13 on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center

Act 1 presents a clever, theatrical spin on the original Lux Radio Broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life with Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

This holiday season, Act 1 DeSales University Performing Arts will present Merry Christmas, George Bailey! The production runs December 2 to December 13 on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

Adapted by James Goode from the original Lux Radio Broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life, and directed by DeSales chair of theatre Dennis Razze, this clever take on a Christmas classic is set in a 1940s radio studio decked for the holidays where stage managers, technicians, and actors gather to present the timeless tale of George Bailey, the hardworking everyman who once had big dreams, as he comes face to face with his guardian angel Clarence. “This is going to be a delightful evening of theatre which is sure to lift your Christmas spirits,” says Razze. “A cast of 30 actors—including four very talented children—tell the story of George Bailey and Clarence the Angel Second Class in a way that is completely fresh and original.”

With sound effects, specialty acts, music, local commercials, and audience participation, Merry Christmas, George Bailey is a clever and theatrical spin on a Christmas classic—the perfect family-friendly holiday treat recommended for ages 6 and older.

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students: $15 for faculty and staff and $10 for students for all performances.

For tickets or more information, stop by or call the Box Office at Ext. 1276.

“Dinner with Dennis and Deb” will take place on Sunday, December 6 in the DeSales University Center. Join chair of theatre Dennis Razze and Act 1 development director Debra Walter for a delicious dinner and lively discussion of the play after the 2:00 PM matinee performance. The Dinner costs $34 and includes full bar, appetizers, buffet dinner, and desserts.

Please be advised that the Labuda Box Office does not accept the 3D card.

Advent by Candlelight, 12/4

Advent by Candlelight – A Retreat Night for DSU Alumni, Faculty and Staff

Friday, December 4 at 6:30pm

Advent by Candlelight is a special evening to become renewed and refreshed before the Christmas rush begins.
This is an opportunity to relax and refocus on the season of Advent – a wonderful time of waiting and anticipation.
In an elegant atmosphere, lit only by candlelight, guests enjoy a reception hour (cocktails and heavy appetizers), followed with a service that includes prayer, song, readings and reflections focused on the Advent Season.
This year’s theme is “Waiting in Joyful Hope.”

This event is free, but an RSVP is required, as space is limited.
Each alumnus or University employee is able to bring one guest.

Please email Magdalene Riggins, Director of Campus Ministry to make your reservation by Tuesday, Dec. 1.