Remembering Carrie Ann Eicholtz, Sister of Kristin Eicholtz

It is with great sadness that the Career Development Center shares with the DSU Community that beloved sister of Kristin Eicholtz, Carrie Ann Eicholtz, passed away on June 11, 2018.

There will be a memorial gathering from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and a funeral service from 3:30-4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18. You can find additional information and the location of the funeral home on Staten Island at the following link.

Condolences may be sent through campus mail.

ConnectCare3 Connections – Are you at risk for caregiver fatigue?

Are you the primary caregiver for an ill or elderly loved one? Perhaps, you are one of many adults who is caring for an aging parent while supporting children who still live at home. You may be at risk for caregiver fatigue. This month’s Connections newsletter explores steps that you can take to avoid burning out and putting your own health at risk.

Then, flip over the newsletter to learn how ConnectCare3 Nurse Navigation helped Robin Rohrer and her family navigate a difficult cancer diagnosis. In addition to researching the most advanced treatment options, Robin’s Nurse Navigator provided the emotional support that Robin and her family needed to keep her recovery on track.

As always, if you need assistance, remember our team is just a phone call away.


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*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 and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.


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 and please note any special needs such as electricity. The deadline to register will be Friday, August 10, 2018.


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 by Friday, August 10 if you would like to participate.

All events are subject to change.


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.


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.


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…]