Act 1 Welcomes in the New Year with “The Devil’s Disciple”

Act 1 DeSales University Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with George Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy, “The Devil’s Disciple.” Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, Shaw weaves an unlikely story of sacrifice and honor in this ingenious mixture of comedy, adventure, mistaken identity, and romance. The production, directed by Professor of Theatre, Wayne S. Turney, with original music by Chair of Theatre Dennis Razze, runs February 21 to March 4 on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA.

“The Devil’s Disciple” is set in 1777 America. Upon hearing of his father’s death, rascal Richard “Dick” Dungeon, the black sheep of the family, returns home in all of his irreverent, yet charming glory. Dick’s disrespectful attitude and debaucherous lifestyle compels a visiting minister to warn him of the impending danger posed by the occupying British forces, fearing they would hang him as a rebel. However, unbeknownst to the Minister, it is he who is in danger. In a twist of fate, Dick is mistaken for the Minister and allows himself to be arrested in order to save the Minister from being hanged. As chaos ensues, the Minister and his wife must decide whether to allow Dick to proceed with his heroic act, or save him from the hangman’s noose. The result is a charming comedy that is as much hilarious as it is heartwarming. “‘The Devil’s Disciple’ is part political protest, part romance and part masquerade—all the makings of a great melodrama,” says performing arts division head John Bell. “It’s great exposure for our student actors and a crackling comedy which I know our audience will love.” [Read more…]

This Week’s Salad and Sauté Calendar

Monday, January 29

  • Lunch: Italian Caesar Salad
  • Dinner: Grilled Cheese Bar

Tuesday, January 30

  • Lunch: Popcorn Chicken Salad
  • Dinner: Grecian Island

Wednesday, January 31

  • Lunch: Chicken Taco Pasta Salad
  • Dinner: Polynesian Stir Fry Bar

Thursday, February 1

  • Wicked Wings Elite Night

Friday, February 2

  • Bread Bowl & Soup Bar

Purchase a meal plan at the University card office or add Paw Bucks here: desales.edu/pawbucks.

Questions? Abigail.Heydlauf@desales.edu

Mock Interview Day Sign-Up Begins Monday, 1/29!

How comfortable are you with your interview skills? Sign-up to get interview practice & feedback with local employers. Choose from a list of various companies/organizations and different time slots between 2-5 p.m.

Mock Interview Day will be held in the DUC –Wood Room on Thursday, February 15, from 2-5 p.m.
Registration is required; sign-up in the Career Development Center, Dooling 121 from Jan 29-Feb 13.

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Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center to Announce January 2018 Update of the LV Business Sentiment Index, 2/1

In partnership with DeSales University, Dr. Kamran Afshar, director of the newly formed Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University (KADAC), will release the January 2018 update of the Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index (BSI) on Thursday, February 1, at 10:00 a.m. in the Trexler Room of the DeSales University Center. Mr. Tony Iannelli, president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, who was instrumental in starting the BSI, will introduce Dr. Afshar. Along with his students, Dr. Afshar will analyze and comment on the BSI, which is based on quarterly data collected since 1997 and reflects Lehigh Valley businesses’ survey responses around key economic and political events. Their review and analysis of the results of the January survey will disclose local businesses’ hiring, purchasing patterns, and revenues over the last 6 months, as well as their projected expenditures, hiring plans, and revenues in the next 6 months. In addition, analysis and commentary will include Lehigh Valley business sentiment around recent changes in corporate and individual tax laws. All are welcome to attend.

Questions? kamran.afshar@desales.edu

Faculty: Official Class List – Spring 2018

TO:                         Day Faculty
FROM:                 Thomas J. Mantoni, Registrar
RE:                         Official Class List – Spring 2018

Your class roster is now final and is available real-time via MyDSU – WebAdvisor. Only students listed on the official class roster will receive credit for your course and may attend class. Please verify your roster and notify me of any discrepancies by Friday, February 2 via email: thomas.mantoni@desales.edu. You should drop students who have never attended at this time by notifying me. All students remaining on your official class list must be issued mid-term and final grades.

You will need your username and password to access MyDSU – WebAdvisor and to enter your grades. If you do not remember your login information, please contact the helpdesk at extension 4357 (HELP) or at helpdesk@desales.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your official class list, please contact Judy Schwartz at 610.282.1100, x1212, or judith.schwartz@desales.edu.

FYI: Mid-term grades are due for all Day Students on Thursday, March 1 by noon.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch

Due to high demand, reservations for the faculty & staff appreciation lunch are now full. To ensure the best possible experience for the attendees, the number of seats were limited. However, to accommodate the faculty & staff who did not get to attend, we will be hosting another lunch later this semester. Check the Daily for an announcement in the next few weeks.

Questions? Abigail.Heydlauf@desales.edu