Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Takes Macbeth to Schools

Ghosts and witches, prophesies and curses plunge Macbeth and his Lady into a world of evil in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 14th annual WillPower touring production. Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy runs for three performances at DeSales University October 9, 10, and 18, and tours to schools throughout the state until November 22.

For the sixth year, PSF was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which has helped WillPower log 12,000+ miles and serve 40 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. PSF’s WillPower tour is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

“No one is born liking Shakespeare,” says Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy. “One must be properly introduced in performance.”

The centerpiece of PSF’s educational programming, the WillPower Tour has performed at 150+ schools, and for 130,000+ students since its inception in 2000.  The tour meets multiple state standards, and includes an 80-minute production with set and costumes, trained actor-teachers, workshops, and a classroom study guide.

With scenic design by six-time Emmy winner Bob Phillips and costumes designed by Marla Jurglanis, Macbeth is directed by Gina Lamparella, whose Broadway acting credits include Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables and others. Rick Sordelet, whose 56 Broadway credits include The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, creates fight choreography.

Replete with some of Shakespeare’s most commonly known phrases, Macbeth reveals a world of evil: [Read more…]

DSU Marketing Association Presents: Brad Nelson, 10/17

Thinking about a possible career in business? The DSU Marketing Association welcomes Brad Nelson from Northwestern Mutual to discuss job opportunities in business. Mr. Nelson will make presentations regarding internships and full-time positions on Thursday, October 17, at 12:30 pm in GAMBET 221.  All are welcome to attend!

Questions? Please contact Dr. Sue McGorry at

Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancis“It must be obvious that devotion ought to be practiced differently by the gentleman, the artist, the employee, the prince, the widow, the celibate, the spouse.

– St. Francis de Sales

Registration For Spring/Withdrawal Deadline

In order to register for spring courses, students must consult with their advisors and obtain clearance to register between Monday, October 21, and Friday, October 25.

As preparation for this meeting, you should review your progress toward meeting course requirements and create a list of possible courses for the upcoming semester. To do this, use the Academic Evaluation feature in WebAdvisor and/or the graduation requirement form for your major, available at The spring schedule will be available on approximately Wednesday, October 16 at and in WebAdvisor.

You should also check your WebAdvisor account to learn when you may begin registering for your classes. After logging in, click on “Registration Status and Time.” For most students, this screen will indicate that they may register at some time between October 28 and November 4. However, please note that some students may see a “hold,” which restricts them from registering. If you are one of these students, you must clear up the related matter before you may register.

Finally, don’t forget that the deadline for withdrawing from a course is Oct. 23.

If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor.

Free Natural Family Planning Course, 10/18

Married? Engaged? Interested in learning how to use Natural Family Planning, which is a healthy and 99% effective alternative to birth control?

Dr. Joshua (philosophy) and Mrs. Christine Schulz will be offering a FREE course in the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning on Friday, October 18, at 7 p.m. in the Hurd Room in the DUC. All are welcome, students and faculty alike!

The Schulz’s have been certified instructors of NFP for 13 years through the Couple to Couple League. You can learn more about CCL and the sympto-thermal method at


Doctor Hours This Week

Doctor Hours Week of October 14

Tuesday October 15 – No Doctor Hour – Office opens at 9am

Wednesday October 16 – Doctor Hour 9:30am to 10:15am – Office opens at 9am

Thursday October 17 – Doctor Hour 8am to 8:45am

Friday October 18 – Doctor Hour 9:15am to 10am – Office opens at 9am


Dare to Speak Truly, 10/16

JDMullaneDare to Speak Truly: An Evening with J.D. Mullane, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Journalist

Wed. Oct. 16 • 7 p.m. – McShea

Kender Room (men & women welcome!)