A Comedic Feast of Lovers and Fools in Twelfth Night at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Wit, music, and romance are the food of love in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s production of Twelfth Night, opening Saturday, June 23 in the intimate Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

Welcome to Shakespeare’s magical land of Illyria—Viola (Victoria Janicki) and her twin brother are shipwrecked, each believing the other drowned. Disguised as a young man, and entering the service of lovesick Duke Orsino (Akeem Davis), Viola woos the aristocrat Olivia (Eleanor Handley) for her new master and finds herself in a most unusual and hilarious love triangle.

Merry deceptions abound when pompous steward Malvolio (Greg Wood) is victim to a practical joke that persuades him he is beloved by his employer, Olivia. The prankster threesome who perpetrate the hoax are witty serving woman Maria, comic drunkard Sir Toby Belch, and the overzealous Sir Andrew Aguecheck (Suzanne O’Donnell, Scott Greer, and Alex Bechtel). The clown fool Feste (Eric Hissom) wistfully plays and sings as the commentator throughout the comedic feast, until true love finds its way. [Read more…]

Tip of the Week – Build Better Biceps!

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Today, we continue our seven part “how-to” series on how to maximize your workout by using proper form on some of your favorite exercises. The bicep curl is a favorite for developing muscles in the upper arm. In today’s tip, Mark demonstrates two variations of the bicep curl to maximize arm strength. 

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Questions? Lisa.Lightcap@desales.edu

One Night Only: Reimagining of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Lauded by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “masterful solo show,” The Great Divorce returns to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Main Stage on Monday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

Based on the novel by C. S. Lewis, Philadelphia author and actor Anthony Lawton has adapted the piece into an 80-minute solo performance, portraying more than a dozen characters. An allegorical journey between Hell and Heaven, The Great Divorce is “a feast of rich language, profound psychological insight, and humor,” blending philosophical imaginings with theatrical magic.

The play is the story of Clive, who, along with a motley crew of malcontents, takes a bus ride from hell to heaven. They are offered a chance to stay in heaven forever if they like, but the choice between joy and miserable loneliness proves to be much harder than they would have guessed. (Lawton is committed to presenting drama about spiritual life that will be of interest to all audiences, secular or religious. [Read more…]

We’re Grilling & Chilling at Summertime Sizzle this Wednesday!

Join us this Wednesday, June 27 for the second Summertime Sizzle of the Summer! 

Summertime Sizzle Grill & Chill Menu:

  • Fresh Burgers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Ranch Potatoes, Chocolate Shake
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Grilled Ranch Potatoes
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Chocolate Milkshake with Toppings

Prices are $13 retail and $10 with Paw Bucks

Questions? Abigail.Heydlauf@desales.edu

Tomorrow: DNP Student Beth Corcoran to Defend Scholarly Project

June 26, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. • Gambet Center Room 206

Faculty, students, and the general public are invited to attend. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice, the following student will defend her scholarly project:

Student: Beth Corcoran, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Title: Impact of Mental Health Interventions in Patients Diagnosed with Cancer and Depressive and/or Anxiety Symptoms Utilizing the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

Doctoral Committee:
Renee D. Koval, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, Scholarly Project Chair
Jacqueline M. Ochsenreither, DNP, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, Scholarly Project Reader
Emmie I. Chen, MD, Content Expert
Karen Ruth, MS, Biostatistician

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Gambet Center Room 206

Questions? Laurie.Rubio@desales.edu

New Faculty Member? Blackboard Fundamentals Class, 6/30

Are you a new faculty member that will be using Blackboard? Do you prefer in-person, face-to-face training to online sessions? If so, this opportunity is for you!

New faculty are encouraged to join DEIT’s Ted “Summertime” Schmittel for an in-person session, Blackboard Fundamentals, on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. in Dooling Hall, Room 40 (lower level). Learn all you need to know to get started with Blackboard and how to obtain support.

Registration appreciated. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact DEIT at 610.282.1100, x2290, or deit@desales.edu.

DeSales Summer Soccer Camps

DeSales University’s Men’s and Women’s soccer office is offering soccer summer camps the following weeks:

June 25-29 for kids aged 5-13
July 9-13 for kids aged 5-13
August 6-10 for kids 10-17

More information can be found on the athletics website under the camp/clinics tab.

Questions? Please contact the camp director George Crampton at George.crampton@desales.edu or x1635.