No Need to be Alarmed!

The CrimeFITE training program will begin on Monday, the 26th of June. That morning, outside the University Center, a Flash Bang will be done. At this time, you will hear a very loud bang. Please do not be alarmed. Chief Marshall and his staff are aware of this occurring. The Flash Bang will be done by the MERT Team.

Questions? Leala.Kuchera@desales.edu

 

ACCESS Movie Night, 6/23

Register for the MAGICAL night we have planned for you and your family! Our 40th ACCESS Anniversary celebration is coming to an end, but we have one final event for you and your family to enjoy!!!

On behalf of the ACCESS Staff, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you and your family to attend a Magical Movie night on Friday, the 23rd of June, at DeSales University’s Center Valley campus. For the kids, the events will start at 6:00 p.m. and will include an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, games, popcorn, and refreshments. Then at dusk, we will show the live version of Beauty & the Beast. To add to the magic, we will have a special guest appearance by the Professional Singing Princess Belle. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to make yourself comfortable while watching the movie.

If it should happen to rain on this date, the movie and activities will be moved indoors – Billera Hall.

The event is free, but we request you register at
http://www.desales.edu/accessmovienight. The deadline to register is Thursday, the 22nd of June. If you have registered, no need to register again.

Questions? Contact Leala Kuchera at 610.814.4871 or Leala.Kuchera@desales.edu.

 

It’s a Boy!

Please join the Natural Science Department in congratulating Dr. Steve Sweeney and his wife, Carrie, on the birth of their third son. Elliott Parker was born on June 11 at 8:08 p.m. – 7 lb., 12 oz., 20.5 in. Big brothers, Logan and Riley, 5, are happy to welcome Elliott into the world.

Questions? NaturalScience@desales.edu

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens The Hound of the Baskervilles: An Uproarious Comic Adaptation of a Classic Mystery Thriller

Three actors portray 16 roles in “Brit-Wits” Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s comedic retelling of a classic Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, which will open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.

The Hound of the Baskervilles previews June 21 and 22, opens June 23, and runs through July 16 in PSF’s Schubert Theatre. Jim Helsinger, artistic director at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, returns to PSF to direct Hound, “a comedy atlas using slapstick, witty wordplay, disappearing pants, and physical comedy.”

Greg Wood, a Festival favorite, plays the famous role of Sherlock Holmes who attempts to solve the mystery of a curse linked to the Baskerville fortune—a curse that causes sudden death at the fangs of a mysterious beast that lurks on the moor. His loyal counterpart Watson (played by Carl N. Wallnau) and Baskerville heir Sir Henry (Jacob Dresch) embark to the moor to let the sleuthing commence.

As the plot thickens and suspicions rise, these three veteran PSF actors become sinister servants, boisterous ladies, escaped convicts, and butterfly collectors as Holmes and Watson attempt to unlock the mysteries unfolding in and around Baskerville Hall. [Read more…]

It’s a Boy!

Please join the Natural Science Department in congratulating Dr. Steve Sweeney and his wife, Carrie, on the birth of their third son. Elliott Parker was born on June 11 at 8:08 p.m. – 7 lb., 12 oz., 20.5 in. Big brothers, Logan and Riley, 5, are happy to welcome Elliott into the world.

Questions? NaturalScience@desales.edu

Farewell Reception for Fr. Bernie O’Connor, 6/16

June 16, 2017 – 10 to Noon in the DUC

After 43 years of faithful and humble service at DeSales, Fr. O’Connor will begin a new chapter in his life at St. Ann’s Parish in Naples, Florida.

As we look back, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University or have made as much impact moving the institution forward for as many years as Fr. O’Connor, OSFS.

Fr. O’Connor will retire on June 30, after serving as president of DeSales University for 18 years. He joined Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales as an instructor in 1974.

An informal reception in honor of Fr. O’Connor will be held in the University Center, Trexler conference room from 10 to Noon on Friday, June 16.  All are invited to come wish Bernie well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments.

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu