Power shut down on 8/10

On Friday, August 10,  the power will be shutdown for electrical maintenance from 4:00 pm until midnight in the following buildings: Gambet, University Center, University Heights, Welsh, Aviat, Donahue, Conmy, and Tocik.

If you have any questions or concerns please call Jim Molchany at extension 1644.

PSF: River Cruise in Southern France Raffle

PSF strives to provide outstanding theatre at an affordable cost to our patrons and the community. As you may know, ticket prices cover just half of the cost of the productions. We make up the difference with fundraising appeals, an annual gala, and a yearly raffle. Although participation in the raffle is not a donation but a game of chance, it  generates more than $20,000 in revenue toward our artistic and education programs while affording one lucky winner the vacation of a lifetime – this year, a river cruise in Southern France.

As of this date, we have sold half of the 300 tickets we hope to sell this year. In order to sell the remaining 150 tickets, we need your help.

Please consider purchasing a ticket or an additional ticket, and please forward this link to the raffle’s web page to anyone who may be interested in supporting PSF or who would want a chance to win this incredible cruise and $2,000 in spending money.

Orders can be placed online or by calling 610-282-9455, ext. 6. We hope you’ll join us in making this raffle a tremendous success.

Additional information on the trip and its itinerary can be found at:


Download mail-in order form: River Cruise Southern France Raffle

Questions? Debra.Walter@desales.edu

Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens 7/21

Tennessee Williams’ favorite among his own plays, the Pulitzer prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens Saturday, July 21 on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage, in rep with Much Ado About Nothing.

Featuring daytime television star Tom Degnan as Brick Pollitt and Eleanor Handley as Maggie, Cat previews July 19 and 20 and runs through August 5.

Degnan’s credits include Young Harry in the film Handsome Harry, with Jamey Sheridan and Steven Buscemi; Adam Munson in As the World Turns; and Joey Buchanan in the series One Life to Live. He has also made appearances on Law and Order, The Good Wife, and White Collar.

Eleanor Handley recently appeared as Maria in Twelfth Night, which was filmed and broadcast on PBS. She has also had roles on As the World Turns and Royal Pains. Handley was seen last season at PSF in The Comedy of Errors as Adriana and in The Two Noble Kinsman as Emilia.

Maggie “the Cat” still burns hot for her ex-football star husband, but Brick only has eyes for the bottom of a whiskey bottle.  When his father, Big Daddy, returns home from a cancer clinic thinking he’s got a clean bill of health, the family swarms for slice of the inheritance pie. Emotional shockwaves intensify as truths are finally told.

Directed by Thomas Ouellette, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features Joe Vincent as Big Daddy, and Jo Twiss plays his wife, Big Mama. Carey Van Driest and Rob Kahn play Mae Flynn and Gooper, while Anthony Reimer and Larry Bull play Reverend Tooker and Doctor Baugh, respectively.

Bob Phillips has designed the Pollitt’s Mississippi estate where the play takes place. Lisa Zinni has designed the costumes, and the lighting is designed by Thom Weaver. PSF’s resident designer Matthew Given designed sound and Hannah Woodward serves as stage manager. Dudley Knight is the dialect coach.

Performance summary:

·      Opens: July 21

·      Previews: July 19 & 20

·      Closes: August 5

·      Performances: Tuesday July 31 at 7pm; Wednesday July 25 at 8pm; Thursday July 19 & August 2 at 8pm; Friday July 20, 27 & August 3 at 8pm; Saturday July 21 & August 4 at 8pm; Saturday July 28 at 2pm; Sunday July 22 & 29 at 7:30pm; Sunday August 5 at 2pm.

·      Tickets: $25-$52; $10 student rush 30 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability.

Tickets to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are available at www.pashakespeare.org and by contacting the Box Office at 610.282.WILL [9455].

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Deleted e-mails older than 90 days to be automatically purged

Beginning on Monday, July 23, 2012, we will be changing the parameters within the DSU Exchange server to automatically purge any e-mails with the deleted folders for all Faculty and Staff that is greater than 90 days old.  IT will perform the setting change on the central server; you will not need to do anything for the changes to take effect in your account.

On average, DeSales University (DSU) receives approximately 20,000 e-mails each day.  As we all know, many of these messages can be spam, solicitations, surveys, and other unwanted junk mail.  There are a majority of these e-mails that we do not respond to and simply delete the e-mails. With the amount of e-mails that are received and immediately deleted, the IT Department is becoming concerned about the storage of all of these unwanted and ultimately deleted e-mails. Making these parameter changes will allow us to free up disk space and keep everyone’s deleted folders to a manageable size.

Questions? jim.mahachek@desales.edu

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Features Tony Winner Victoria Clark

Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards Victoria Clark will perform Broadway standards, contemporary fare, and several art songs live in concert at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the Main Stage on Monday, July 30 at 7:30pm.

An American musical theatre singer and actress, Ms. Clark has performedin many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work. Her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films. In 2005, she won New York theatre’s three most prestigious awards — the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle — for her portrayal of fierce Southern matriarch Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway at Lincoln Center. Last year, she earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Sister Act.

Ms. Clark recently starred in the exclusive Los Angeles engagement of the Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Follies, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. She is currently in a workshop of the new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother.

“Victoria Clark is without a doubt one of Broadway’s leading actresses. What a voice! We are delighted to have the chance to share her exquisite artistry with this community,” says PSF Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy. [Read more…]

Window Cleaning from 7/16 – 8/3

Between the days of July 16 and August 3 the custodial department has contracted LWC Services Inc., a professional window cleaning company, to provide their service in Dooling Hall, Labuda Center, University Center, McShea Student Center, Trexler Library, Billera Hall, Connelly Chapel, Chappuis Hall, Tucker House, Salesian Center, Fromentin House, Jacquier House, Marechaux Center, Campbell Hall, and Alacoque Center.  Hurd Science Center will be scheduled for late Fall once the new Gambet Center construction has progressed to inside.  This cleaning process will include interior and exterior windows of select areas.

Questions? Sean.McSorley@desales.edu

Coming this weekend: MyDSU

Starting this weekend, July 14-15, MyDSU will become your gateway to all* of your DeSales websites and accounts.

Your e-mail, WebAdvisor, ANGEL, and Datatel logins will be available from one place, with ONE login and ONE password!
As a result of this change, your usernames and passwords might be in flux over the weekend.

  • Students: Your login for all* of your accounts will be your DeSales e-mail/gmail username –
    for example: im1234
    and your active directory/ResNet password – usually your birthday followed by Dsu – for example:
    071090Dsu (if your birthday is July 10, 1990). This is CASE SENSITIVE.

  • Faculty and Staff: your login and password for all* of your accounts will be your Active Directory login – the one you use to log into your computer, usually your last name and first initial – for example: facultya

The first time you log in to MyDSU, you’ll be prompted to enter your password a few times as the single-sign-on-system learns who you are and ties all of your accounts together. But, once you complete the process, MyDSU becomes a one stop shop! Better still, if you ever forget your password, you’ll soon be able to reset it yourself – no HelpDesk required!**

*Most of our DSU applications will work with the new system right away, and we’re working hard to bring them all in. But don’t worry, if you’re ever confused help is just a click or a call away.

**Of course, if you ever have any trouble at all, the HelpDesk is always available to guide you through. 🙂

R.A.D. Instructor(s) needed for DeSales University

DeSales University is in need of a certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Instructor(s). The national standard in self-defense Instructor Certification, R.A.D. is internationally recognized for programming quality and organizational commitment to excellence. R.A.D. Systems balances the needs of women to acquire self-defense education in a relatively short period of time, with the lifelong commitment required for physical skill mastery.

A certification course will be held here at the DeSales University Center from September 24 thru 26, 2012. Applicants need to be willing to commit to 30 hours of instruction over the 3 day period. The following is a tentative schedule of the instructor training;

Day 1              6:30am – 6:30pm                   Classroom/Physical

Day 2              7:00am – 9:30pm                   Physical

Day 3              7:00am – 7:00pm                   Physical/Classroom

Any member of the DeSales University Community that is interested in being selected for the training, please submit a letter of intent to Chief Stuart Bedics of University Police no later than August 15, 2012. Two individuals will be selected to attend the training and shall become the instructors for our students. Employees will need to provide a notice of approval from their immediate supervisor to attend the training.

Questions? Stuart.Bedics@desales.edu