*NEW* Event – Orientation Office Information Fair, 8/20

The Orientation Office Information Fair will be held on Monday, August 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the DUC.  If you are in charge of an office or special event on campus, this will be your opportunity to show the Class of 2022 what you have to offer. If you would like a table, please email the Orientation Team at DSUOrientation@desales.edu and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Orientation Student Club or Organization Information Fair, 8/21

The Orientation Student Club or Organization Information Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the DUC. If you are in charge of a student club, organization, or event on campus, this will be your opportunity to show the Class of 2022 what you have to offer. If you would like a table, please email the Orientation Team at DSUOrientation@desales.edu and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Faculty and Staff Judges Needed for Orientation Student Challenges, 8/21

We are in need of judges for our Orientation Student Challenges. These events will be held on Tuesday, August 21 and are tentatively scheduled for the following:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    DSU Got Talent
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Singing Competition
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Dance Competition

If you would like to judge, we would need you there 15 minutes beforehand and sometimes 15 minutes afterwards. Please email the Orientation Team at DSUOrientation@desales.edu by Friday, August 10 if you would like to participate.

All events are subject to change.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Faculty and Staff: Enjoy Act 1 Subscription Tickets!

It’s the best kept secret on campus!

Act 1 offers faculty and staff subscription tickets at more than half off the regular price! A subscription includes tickets to all four of our Main Stage productions.

We have an intriguing and thought-provoking season in store. The 2018-2019 season opens with William Inge’s Picnic, which pits the longings of youth against the complacency of middle age. Our Christmas slot will feature Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a clever and charming tale brimming with holiday warmth, humor, and romance, featuring the characters from the classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. In February watch as a family must face their fears of the future in Chekhov’s, The Cherry Orchard. And we end our season with Pippin, a poignant musical of a young man’s journey to be extraordinary.

More about our season

Subscription Prices for Faculty and Staff are:
$44 for weekday performances (regular price is $72)
$56 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances (regular price is $86)

 Order today by calling Box Office and subscriptions manager Nicole Moyer at Ext. 1820.

Questions? Roseann.Damico@desales.edu

Faculty and Staff Helping Hands at Orientation, 8/19

Attention all Faculty and Staff!

Orientation will be here soon 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 the new students and their families about the welcoming team is tremendous.

Once again this year the Orientation team would like to invite all DeSales University faculty and staff to help with the move in process on Sunday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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 Orientation shirt, breakfast, and lunch for helping.

Please fill out this form if you would like to help. Those who are interested should let us know by Friday, July 6 to guarantee a requested shirt size. After July 6, we will accept forms until August 10, but shirt sizes will be limited.

Questions? DSUOrientation@desales.edu

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 27th Season Launches with Tony Award-Winning Musical Ragtime

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival proudly opens its 27th season with the Broadway musical Ragtime, on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, and written by  the composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, this acclaimed musical features show-stopping songs such as “Wheels of a Dream,” “Till We Reach That Day,” “Back to Before,” and “Make Them Hear You.” Called by Time Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” “Intoxicating” by the Associated Press, and “Explosive and thrilling!” by Bloomberg News, Ragtime was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won for best score, book, and orchestrations.

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of a stifled but determined upper-class homemaker (Brandi Burkhardt as Mother), an indomitable Jewish immigrant (Samuel Druhora as Tateh) and a daring young Harlem musician (Nkrumah Gatling as Coalhouse Walker, Jr.)—Each are united by their courage and their pursuit of the American dream, against extraordinary odds. [Read more…]

Tip of the Week – Row, Row, Row Your Way to an Awesome Upper Back!

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Today, part two of our “how-to” series on how to maximize your workout by using proper form focuses on the upper back. Last week, we learned that push ups are a great way to build your chest, triceps, and shoulders. Today, we learn how to properly do the bent over row, which engages the back. Using proper form will also engage your core muscles. Check out today’s tip!

Watch This Week’s Tip

Questions? Lisa.Lightcap@desales.edu

Weekly Safety Tip: Safe Use of Ladders

Ladders, used properly, can be a safe and convenient tool. When used improperly, however, they can lead to a serious injury or result in a fatality.

Climbing Position

  • Climb a ladder by holding on to the rails and not the steps.
  • Climb facing the ladder with your body centered between the rails.
  • Use three points of contact, with at least three extremities attached to the ladder at all times.
  • Do not twist your body while climbing.

Lifting Items

  • Do not climb with hands full of gear.
  • Put any materials you need to take up a ladder into a tool bag/belt that you wear on your person.
  • Use hand lines, hoists, or manlifts to lift and lower heavy objects.

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