How social are you?

Did you know that social media sites are the new cyber weapon of choice? It’s the easiest way for a cybercriminal to gain access to your accounts, install malware, or steal your identity. Facebook scams led the pack for the most common form of malware distributed in 2015. Social media cyber attacks or events have quadrupled over the past five years per the FBI. Although Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have a tough time securing their own networks and policing them for fraudulent accounts, people still consider them among the most trusted channels for communication. Social media is now the attack vector of choice for cyber criminals. (see: Why Social Media Sites Are The New Cyber Weapons of Choice [Read more…]

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Members and Leadership to Board of Directors


Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is pleased to welcome four distinguished members of the Lehigh Valley community to its Board of Directors. Composed of 32 members, primarily volunteers from five counties, PSF’s Board of Directors serves as community representatives who support the company’s mission and administration.

In addition to four new or returning members, Judith A. Harris, Esq., of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., assumes leadership as President, succeeding John Russo who served in the role for more than six years. Kerry Wrobel, president of Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Inc., now serves as Secretary and Jo-Ann S. Kelly, of Clarke Systems in Allentown, continues her role as Vice-President. [Read more…]

Today: Salesian Conversations for Faculty and Staff

Thursday, October 27  at 5 p.m. at the Alacoque Center (across from the baseball field)

Campus Ministry is hosting “Salesian Conversations” which will be an informal gathering to discuss one of St. Francis de Sales’ letters, while enjoying light refreshments. If you are interested in attending, please email Maggie Riggins, Director of Campus Ministry, for a copy of the letter we will be discussing. (A quick, short read!)


Employees: TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions, 11/2

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University Center, Auxiliary Services Conference Room

Kathy Johnston, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be onsite Wednesday, November 2, to hold individual counseling sessions with DeSales employees. Don’t miss the opportunity to have Kathy provide you with expert feedback that will assist you in effectively managing your retirement portfolio!

Appointments to meet with Kathy must be made in advance. Please call 800.732.8353 to reserve your sessions. Time slots will fill up quickly, so don’t wait to call.



Tonight: Poetry Festival Keynote Reading

Nationally-acclaimed poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan will read from her work tonight, October 27, at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC. Her reading kicks off the 32nd Annual DeSales University High School Poetry Festival.

Maria Gillan draws on her experience as the child of Italian immigrants to explore subjects such as ethnicity and identity, religion, family relationships, cultural issues, language, and the act of writing. For years she has been one of the great advocates for poetry in America. Author of 20 books, including What We Pass On: Collected Poems, 1980-2009 and Writing Poetry to Save your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories, she is the founder and executive director of the Poetry Center at Paterson County Community College, Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also professor of English at SUNY–Binghamton, where she directs the Center for Writers and the creative writing program.

The event is free and open to the campus community and the public.


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Blueshift CEO to Speak at DeSales, 11/1

The DeSales Marketing Association welcomes Craig Gordon, Entrepreneur and CEO of Blueshift, on Tuesday, November 1, at 11 a.m. in the computing center in Gambet (221). Craig holds degrees in management from Lehigh and Yale. If you have an interest in business or entrepreneurial ventures, please feel free to join us!