Act 1 Opens 49th Season with “Picnic”

Act 1 DeSales University Theatre opens its Main Stage season with William Inge’s “Picnic.” This classic comedy will be presented September 26 to October 7 on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Center Valley, PA.

By the author of “Come Back Little Sheba” and “Bus Stop” comes this classic Pulitzer Prize and Critics Circle award winning comedy. On a sweltering Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town, the women of a quiet neighborhood are preparing for the annual picnic. The group consists of two middle-aged widows: Flo Owens, the protective mother of two teenage daughters, and good-natured Helen Potts, happy to get a break from taking care of her elderly, invalid mother. They are joined by Flo’s border, Rosemary Sydney, a spinster schoolteacher. Suddenly, a handsome young drifter named Hal Carter appears, immediately capturing the women’s attention. In the next 24 hours, hearts are broken and lives are changed as Hal’s charming yet dangerous animal vitality pits the longings of youth against the complacency of middle age. [Read more…]

Dining Daily: Chicken Parm, Cheesesteak Bar, & More!

Menu for Thursday, September 6


  • Salad: Sage Roasted Chicken Salad
  • Bistro: Corn Flake Cod Sandwich, Open Faced Roast Turkey Sandwich with Gravy, Curried Tofu, Rosemary Parmesan Fries, Rice, Vegetables
  • Deli: Harvest Chicken Salad Wrap
  • Grill: Chicken Parm Bar

Gambet Lunch Special

  • Smoked Gouda and Scallion Mac and Cheese Bake


  • Sauté: Cheesesteak Bar
  • Bistro: Salisbury Steak, Rosemary Herb Chicken, Fettuccine Alfredo, Pan Fried Falafel, Rice, Vegetables

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September PEP Talk: Developing Healthy Habits

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It’s never too early or too late to start developing healthy habits

Did you know that we develop lifestyle habits in our childhood? For National Childhood Obesity Month, we address healthy lifestyle habits and how they will help us now, but also as we age. It’s never too late or early to develop these habits towards a healthier lifestyle!

Click Here to Download Your September PEP Talk


Freshmen: Come out and be an LPH for Special Olympics


An LPH is a local program host who is assigned to a county of Special Olympic Athletes for Eastern Fall Sectionals on October 14, 2018. The LPH will help the county around campus, cheer the athletes on, and serve as a go-to-person for the day. You will be required to stay with the county from their arrival to departure (approximately 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

You will be required to attend TWO 30 min-1 hr training sessions.
Dates of training sessions:
Thurs., Sept. 13 – 8 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 20 – 6 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 27 – 8 p.m.

Volunteer applications are due 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 11.


Perfect Your Note-Taking at DeSales Information Technology’s Monthly Lunch and Learn, 9/12

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WHAT: Digital Note-Taking
WHERE: DUC, Trexler Room
WHEN: September 12, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

It’s the start of the school year and all things academic; time to perfect your note-taking with today’s technology. This lunch and learn, led by our Tech Ambassador (and current senior) Kevin McNamara, has you covered. Come learn about:

  • Platforms
  • Organization
  • Note-taking techniques across disciplines.

If you are struggling to capture what you need in class, then this lunch and learn is for you!

Questions? or ext. 1721