The DeSales University Standing Committees and Board Committees Membership lists for 2018-2019

Most of the work of the University is done through these committees. This is a wonderful expression of the collegial nature of the University.

It is essential that all members of the community participate fully in the committee structure. If you serve on a committee, you are a vital communication link between your committee and the other members of the University community. Please share your views with conviction at the meetings and report back to the larger community at appropriate moments.

At the first meeting, please review the charge of the committee as enumerated in the Faculty Handbook. Please forward the names of the elected chairs to me. All members of the committee should understand the task and parameters of the committee’s work.

Thank you all for your vital participation in the life of our University.

For questions, please contact

Understanding Your Benefits: Tuition Exchange/Waiver Meetings

Your Tuition Benefits:  Tuition Exchange/Waiver Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 2pm – 3pm, and again on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 from 11am – 12pm in the Wood Room of the University Center.

One of the benefit offerings for full time employees of DeSales University is the opportunity to participate in one of two Tuition Exchange scholarship programs available to dependents of eligible staff and faculty.  Meetings to discuss these scholarship programs as well as the Tuition Waiver process for dependents of eligible employees who wish to attend DeSales University will be held Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 2pm – 3pm, and again on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 from 11am – 12pm in the Wood Room of the University Center.

This meeting is primarily for our employees who are the parents of students entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall.  If you do not have a student in one of these categories but are interested in information for future reference you are also welcome to attend.  Come with your questions – members of our Enrollment Management and Human Resources staff will be available to answer.

If you have scheduling conflicts, please let us know and we will gladly send you related material and/or handouts from the meeting.

Questions? Please contact or

Reminder: Fiscal 2019 Conflict of Interest and Corporate Card Policy Annual Disclosures

University policy requires the following employees to complete the annual conflict of interest disclosure form:

  • all division/department heads
  • all holders of a University corporate card
  • those who handle cash or process cash transactions and student financial aid
  • those responsible for grants administration

All employees who meet at least one of these general classifications should review the statement and sign where indicated (disclosing any potential conflicts as defined by the policy in the space available) and forward the completed form to Debbie Naso as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2018.

All holders of a University corporate card must ALSO complete the Corporate Card Policy certification. This form should also be returned to Debbie Naso by September 30, 2018.

Questions?  Contact Mike Sweetana x1582 or

Act 1 opens its Second Stage Season with Dames at Sea

A rousing and rollicking tap dance musical about a Broadway dream.

“A winner! A Gem of a musical!”The New York Times

Act 1 presents the first musical production of its 49th season: Dames at Sea.

Take advantage of the substantial discounts enjoyed by DSU faculty, staff and students:

For Students: $12 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and $13 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

For Faculty and Staff: $17 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and $18 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Chosen as Best Musical of the Year by Time, Newsweek, and the Outer Critics Circle, Dames at Sea is a hilarious spoof of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s. It’s big-time New York, and little Ruby from Hometown, U.S.A. with “nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart,” has come to make it big on Broadway. To her dismay, she learns that the leading lady is threatening to walk and the theatre is scheduled for demolition. Then, out of the blue, she meets Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby starts in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship (which just happens to be passing by). Filled with rollicking tap dancing, joyful music, and a boatload of laughs, this madcap musical parody proves the adage that “the show must go on.”

Performing arts theatre faculty member Wayne S. Turney directs the production. “I’m having a whale of a time acquainting this talented bunch of millennials with the myriad innocent joys of 30s’ movie musicals.  The look of discovery when they see Dick Powell, or Eleanor Powell, or Jean Harlow, or Ruby Keeler is priceless. Their cynical world needs a dose of the precious innocence and idealism of that bygone era. Dames may just be the antidote our troubled age needs,” Says Turney. “

In keeping with the tradition of having exceptional students design our fall second stage productions, Dames at Sea is brought to life by scenic designer Christopher Clark ’19, and lighting designer Kaia Merrell ’20.  The costume design will be created by Samantha Southard, the division’s costume shop manager and the sound design will be created by William Neal, the division’s resident sound designer.

Dames at Sea runs Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 21.

Click here for performances dates and times.

Please be advised that the Labuda Box Office does not accept the 3D card.

For more information, stop by or call the Labuda Box Office at 610.282.1100, ext. 1276

Reminder: Order Tickets Now—Lehigh Valley Phantoms “Faith Night”

Join your classmates and professors for Faith Night at the Phantoms!

Discounted lower level tickets are available for the game on Friday, October 19th at 7:05pm.

Tickets are $10 for students, $21 for faculty and staff.
All ticket orders must be in by Sunday, September 23.

The first 6,500 fans into the arena will receive a free Phantoms hat!

Contact with questions or to order tickets.

See flyer for more details.