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…]

Online Courses Available to Traditional Day Students

In the Fall 2017 semester, five full-term 16-week, entirely online courses are available to our traditional day students. The online courses are:

  • English-110-OL01: Introduction to Poetry (Prof. Stephen Myers)
  • History-303-OL01: Renaissance Europe (Dr. Brennan Pursell)
  • History-303-OL02: Renaissance Europe (Dr. Brennan Pursell)
  • Math-110-OL01: Finite Math (Father Extejt)
  • Marketing-201-OL01:  Principles of Marketing (Dr. McGorry)

During their undergraduate experience at DeSales, traditional undergraduate students may take up to two online courses in the day program as part of their fall and spring schedules. These courses have been designed specifically for traditional day students by our faculty.

Registration for these online courses will take place as part of the normal fall semester registration process. Costs for these courses are part of the regular full-time day semester tuition plan. There is no extra tuition cost for these courses for full-time traditional day students. These courses will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. ACCESS-by-Day students are not eligible to take these courses.

Students cannot take an online class solely on a tablet, iPad, or smartphone. Students must have a modern PC or Mac computer, with speakers/headphones, a microphone, and a webcam. Video recording may be used to proctor online exams. More information regarding technology needs can be found at:


DUC Lot Closing Tomorrow

DeSales is hosting a large event in the DUC on the evening of Friday, March 24, 2017. The parking lot will be closed at 2 p.m. and will remain so until 8 p.m. The lot will remain congested until 11 p.m. Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall as needed.

More than 300 attendees are registered.


Registration for Fall Classes

In order to register for fall courses, students must consult with their academic advisors to obtain clearance to register between Monday, April 3 and Friday, April 7.

As preparation for this meeting, you should review your progress toward meeting course requirements and create a list of possible courses for the upcoming fall semester. To do this, use the Academic Evaluation feature in WebAdvisor (Academic Planning > Academic Evaluation) and/or the graduation requirement form for your major (available at The fall schedule will be posted on March 27 at MyDSU (Departments & Offices > Registrar’s Office).

You should also check your WebAdvisor account to learn when you may begin registering for your courses. After logging in, click on “Registration Status and Time.” For most students, this screen will indicate that they may register between April 10 and April 13. 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.

Questions? Please contact your academic advisor



DUC Lot Closing Tomorrow

DeSales is hosting a large event in the DUC on the evening of Thursday, March 23, 2017. The parking lot will be closed at 2 p.m. and will remain so until 8 p.m. The lot will remain congested until 10 p.m. Overflow parking will be sent to the front lot of Billera Hall as needed.

More than 200 attendees are registered.


Faculty and Staff: Set up Compatibility View Settings for Recruit

Faculty and Staff –

When you are using Recruit, you need to have Compatibility Mode turned on in Internet Explorer.

Follow these quick and easy instructions to setup Compatibility View settings for “” in Internet Explorer.

First, launch Internet Explorer and go to


  1. Click the gear icon to open the Tools menu
  2. Hover over to the Compatibility View settings option and click it (the Compatibility View Settings window pops up)
  3. Confirm that “” is present in the Add this website text box
  4. If present, click the Add button next to it, which adds “” to the larger text box below (e.g. Websites you’ve added to Compatibility View)
  5. If not present, type in “” yourself and click Add
  6. Confirm that the Display intranet sites in Compatibility View checkbox is checked
  7. Click the Close button

That’s it. Quick and easy!

Certain functions in MyDSU, such as the Maintenance Work Request and Early Alert forms, require this Compatibility View setting if you are using Internet Explorer.