HAZMAT Drill in Hurd Science Center, 3/28

The DeSales University Emergency Services Department will be conducting a HAZMAT drill on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The drill will simulate a chemical accident in one of the chemistry labs in the Hurd Science Center. During the drill, all occupants of the Hurd Science Center will be evacuated via the fire alarm system and all HVAC systems in the building will be temporarily shut down, in an effort to test the University’s response to such an event. The drill will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m.

All components of the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS) will be utilized during this drill, i.e. e2Campus, Big Voice, and the Visiplex indoor mass notification system. Please follow the instructions provided by CEALS. The drill will end at approximately 2:15 p.m.

Below are vital instructions to follow for the upcoming drill:

  • All occupants present at the time of the drill in the Hurd Science Center will be asked to evacuate the building, upon activation of the fire alarm system, and follow instructions provided by CEALS.
  • Occupants of other campus buildings are asked to avoid the Hurd Science Center and its immediate vicinity during the drill. We ask you to become familiar with all components of CEALS.
  • Please follow instructions broadcasted via the Campus Emergency Alert System (CEALS)

If you have not yet signed up for the e2Campus system, please sign up at: https://www.e2campus.net/my/desales/signup.htm.

Please send all feedback on the test to Dennis Rasley, Director of Emergency Services, at dennis.rasley@desales.edu or ext. 1513

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making DeSales University a safer place for our faculty, staff, and students. 

Questions or concerns? dennis.rasley@desales.edu or ext. 1513

Today: CRS Solidarity Lunch Series for Students, Faculty, and Staff

A free meatless simple meal that is a common dish in a country where CRS serves.

Come and enjoy the meal while learning and praying for our brothers and sisters in need.

This week’s focus is the country of Zambia and the Catholic Social Teaching “Dignity of the Human Person.”

Friday, March 24 at Noon in Danko, McShea

Questions? Magdalene.Riggins@desales.edu

New Payroll Self-Service Registration Instructions

A reminder e-mail will be sent by JetPay on Thursday, March 23 for all employees and students who have not yet registered for the new payroll Employee Self Service. This is a legitimate e-mail (not spam) and contains a link that will expire in 72 hours, so if you receive the e-mail you should follow the link it contains and these instructions ASAP in order to view all pay advices beginning with those from the February 28 pay period.

Questions? Contact Human Resources at x1660 or Payroll at x1256.

Faculty and Staff: Join Focht Fight at DeSales Relay for Life

The business division is seeking faculty and staff members to join its Relay for Life team, Focht Fight, in support of Dr. Jeff Focht. The event is happening from Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the McShea Mall. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

All participants must pay a $10 registration fee and must be present to walk a portion of the event. To sign up, go to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=79826&pg=team&team_id=2183357 and click on the Join Our Team link. Come out and show your support for this wonderful cause!

Questions? Amy.Scott@desales.edu

 

Students: Creative Writing Contest

DeSales University’s creative writing honors society, DiScoUrse, invites all undergraduate students to submit to the 2017 creative writing contest. All submissions should be sent to Professor McKnight via email, Juilene.mcknight@desales.edu, by Friday, March 31. Each submission is allowed five poems, one short story, or one creative non-fiction essay not exceeding five pages in length. All submissions will be considered for publication in Weal, DeSales’ literary magazine.

Questions? ks3392@desales.edu

Natural Science Club Gift Basket Bingo SNOW DATE, 3/25

Due to inclement weather, the DeSales Natural Science Club 3rd Annual Basket Bingo was postponed and will now be held this Saturday, March 25 in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium. Doors open at 12:30, games start at 1:00, and tickets can be purchased at the door. $20 per ticket for 20 games. Extra boards, a 50/50 raffle, and light refreshments also available for purchase. Please join us for B-I-N-G-O and bring a friend!

Questions? Contact Jennie at 484-241-6474 or jc6516@desales.edu or see Dr. Mayville

Paulo Szot, Tony Award Winner and International Opera Singer, will Star in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Evita

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director, and Casey Wm. Gallagher, Managing Director) announced today that Tony Award-winning actor and world-renowned opera singer Paulo Szot will star in Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer. Mr. Szot will play the role of Juan Perón opposite Broadway star Dee Roscioli who, as previously announced, will play the title role of Eva Perón.

Born in São Paulo, baritone Szot has appeared with many leading opera companies throughout Europe, the United States, and his native Brazil. In 2008 he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Emile De Becque in the Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater. In the 2008-2009 season, Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, appearing alongside Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and Kelli O’Hara. In 2010–2011, he made his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in a new production of The Nose, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Mr. Szot has also appeared at Opera National de Paris, Teatro Royal de Madrid, Dutch National Opera, Opera Australia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Washington National Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Carnegie Hall, and at the Glyndebourne Festival. [Read more…]