Blackboard Update

Upcoming Blackboard Update on 7/19/2013 from 10 p.m. until 7/20/2013 at 10 a.m.

Blackboard will be performing a scheduled update to DeSales’ Blackboard website (desales.blackboard.com) on Friday July 19, 2013 from 10 p.m. until Saturday July 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. Blackboard will be unavailable during this update window.

The scheduled update to Blackboard Learn v.11 should be completed on or before 10 a.m. on Saturday July 20, 2013. All normal access and functionality to Blackboard will return after that time. Learn more about this update at Blackboard’s Help Site and at DEIT’s August workshops.

Questions? deit@desales.edu

Can you help with Move-In Day on 8/25?

Fall Orientation is fast approaching 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 students and their families about the students and staff that participate is tremendous.

Once again this year the Fall Orientation planning group would like to invite all DeSales faculty and staff to help with the move-in process on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 8:00am – 12:00pm.  You can sign up by emailing Nick Luchko at Nicholas.luchko@desales.edu.  Please include the following: [Read more…]

Fiscal 2013 Year End Reminder

All travel requisitions, invoices and credit card statements pertaining to expenses in June or prior months need to be submitted to the Treasurer’s Office by Monday, July 15.    

If you are aware of goods or services which were received in June for which an invoice has not been received by Monday, please e-mail me with a description of the goods or services and any supporting information such as packing slips, quotes, contracts or email correspondence.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Fenstermacher at deanne.fenstermacher@desales.edu.

 

Fiscal 2013 Year End Reminder

All travel requisitions, invoices and credit card statements pertaining to expenses in June or prior months need to be submitted to the Treasurer’s Office by Monday, July 15.    

If you are aware of goods or services which were received in June for which an invoice has not been received by Monday, please e-mail me with a description of the goods or services and any supporting information such as packing slips, quotes, contracts or email correspondence.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Fenstermacher at deanne.fenstermacher@desales.edu.

 

RIP, Joan E. McDevitt, mother of Joanne Kelly

Joan E. McDevitt, 94, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Gracedale Nursing Home in Nazareth, PA.  Joan was the mother of Joanne P. Kelly, Biology Lab Manager, and mother-in-law of Deacon George Kelly, Director of Institutional Research.  Messages of condolences may be sent through campus mail.  May Joan rest in peace!

Questions? George.Kelly@desales.edu

PSF: Henry VIII opens July 24

The final play of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 22nd season, Henry VIII, previews July 24, opens July 25, and runs through August 4 at the Labuda Center for the Arts at DeSales University.

Rehearsed the way Shakespeare’s company likely would have, this production will feature actors taking control, arriving with their lines learned and opening before an audience in a matter of days. There is no director – the position did not exist in Shakespeare’s time. And no designers, also a more recent invention.  Actors costume themselves after a costume shop “raid,” and commandeer props and elements from other Festival productions to fulfill a production that is uniquely of their invention.

This approach to Henry VIII creates a theatrical experience for patrons similar to audience experience in Shakespeare’s time. This is PSF’s third consecutive season employing what it calls “extreme Shakespeare.” Actors in Shakespeare’s time were believed to perform on short notice and present dozens of plays in the span of a few weeks.

Notorious for his habit of wedding and beheading, Henry VIII is played by Ian Bedford. Playing Henry’s scheming right-hand man Cardinal Wolsey is Richard B. Watson. Henry maneuvers through the political landscape of Renaissance England, hastening the rise and fall of cardinals and queens, one being Queen Katherine played by Susan Riley Stevens.

Shakespeare’s play about the life of England’s most famous monarch mixes history, tragedy, and romance – yielding great dramatic dimension and power.

Peter Schmitz plays Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Anthony Lawton, Prologue/Epilogue, and Christopher Patrick Mullen, Duke of Buckingham, takes on an array of characters throughout the play. Marguerite Price stage manages the production.

Henry VIII

By William Shakespeare

Previews: July 24

Opens: July 25

Closes: August 4

Performances: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2pm; Sunday at 7:30pm

Tickets: $25-34. Discounts for student rush and groups.

Box Office: 610.282.WILL [9455], ext. 1. Order online at: www.pashakespeare.org