Broadway Actors Round Out Cast in Ragtime at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s final casting for the forthcoming musical Ragtime is now set with Broadway actors Nkrumah Gatling as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. and Brandi Burkhardt as Mother.

Ragtime, based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel and featuring a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens will run June 13 – July 1 on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. [Read more…]

What’s Business Sentiment in the Lehigh Valley? The Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University (KADAC) Present Their Findings, 5/8

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 April 2018 update of the Lehigh Valley Business Sentiment Index (BSI) on Tuesday, May 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hurd Room of the DeSales University Center.

Along with his students, Dr. Afshar will analyze and comment on the BSI, which is based on quarterly data collected since 1998 and reflects Lehigh Valley businesses’ survey responses around key economic and political events. Their review and analysis of the results of the April 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.


Dining Daily

Menu for Wednesday, 5/2/2018


  • Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Bisque
  • Vegetable


  • Salad: Chicken Fajita Salad
  • Bistro: Italian Meatball Sub, Pesto Chicken BLT, Cheese Tortellini with House Made Marinara, Marinated Portabella Mushroom with Quinoa Pilaf, Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges, Vegetables
  • Grill: Hot Dog Bar
  • Deli Special: Southwestern Turkey Club


  • Sauté: Cheese Steak Bar
  • Bistro: Lemon Thyme Rotisserie Chicken, Apple Cranberry Maple Glazed Pork Chips, Tomato Basil Flounder, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese
  • Pizza: Pasta La Vista Bar

*Some menu items are subject to change [Read more…]

DEIT Weekly Update: Using Rubrics, Rise of the iGen Webinar, & More

DEIT Video Games Return to DSU BBQ May 23, 1-4 PM
Blackboard Assignments and Safari 11.1
New! Offline Capabilities in the Blackboard App!
Save the Date: Instructor Roundtable and Dinner!
Blackboard Shutdown 7/24-25

Pedagogy Corner
Salesian Virtues Are Good Teaching

Upcoming Events and Workshops
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Blackboard Learn: Using Rubrics
Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. (Online) [Read more…]

Facilities Semester Break Work Available, Apply Today!

Are you looking for a summer job? There are still semester break jobs available in our Facilities and other departments for the summer months. If you are interested in applying, please contact Amy Bower in Human Resources at and request an application.

This opportunity is open to full-time undergraduate students, and dependents of DSU employees.