Employees: Weight Watchers at Work

Weight Watchers at Work for employees will begin this Thursday, 10/6 @ 12 p.m. in the Gambet Center, Rm 243. We have met the minimum sign up of 15 employees. Payment of $80 for eight sessions is due by the first meeting. Checks (payable to Weight Watchers) and credit card payments will be accepted. All meetings will be on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Feel free to bring lunch. A schedule with meeting locations will be distributed at the first meeting.

Weight Watchers at Work is brought to you by the Wellness Taskforce.

Questions? lisa.lightcap@desales.edu


DeSales DPT Program Seeking Volunteers for Infant/Toddler Lab

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at DeSales University is seeking infant and toddler volunteers for a laboratory session on October 26, 2016. The lab will run from 9:00 a.m.–noon. We are looking for infants and toddlers and a parent to come in for approximately one hour to interact with second year DPT students and faculty. Students, under the direct supervision of faculty members, will be working on observation and assessment of gross motor skills across this age group. Students and faculty will also utilize standardized assessments and also apply some intervention skills within this lab.

If you have a child between the ages of 2 months and 18 months and are willing to participate in this lab session, please contact Sue Migliore at 610.282.1100, ext. 2145, to register and select a time slot to come in.

Questions? Sue.Migliore@desales.edu

Cops ‘N Kids Book Drive

The Education Department is currently collecting books to benefit Marvine Elementary School students. We are looking for new or gently used books for K-5th grade students. Books are due no later than October 28! Books can be dropped off in the yellow boxes in McShea, Gambet, the DUC, and Dooling.

Questions? jk0807@desales.edu

Faculty: Trexler Library Lunch and Learn Event, Second Session 10/19

Trexler Library Second Lunch and Learn Faculty Focus Group on New Frameworks for Information Literacy in Higher Education

On Wednesday, October 19, Trexler Library is hosting our second of three lunch and learn events to discuss the recently released “Frameworks for Information Literacy in Higher Education” which is a new way to approach teaching research skills.

We are very interested in how this new approach may serve the research needs of various disciplines at DeSales.

The Frameworks are built around six broad themes, “each consisting of a concept central to information literacy and anchored in threshold concepts, which are those ideas in any discipline that are essential portals to ways of thinking and practicing in that discipline. Rather than a linear set of skills and search techniques, each frame prompts questions about what learners will need to know, experience, and do to demonstrate their increased understanding as they progress from novice to expert in the scholarly journey and as information literate individuals.” (Framework for Information Literacy Executive Summary)

We invite you to join the discussion on either Oct 19, or Tuesday, November 15 from Noon to about 1:30 p.m. in the Butz Room in Trexler Library.

We will be serving a variety of sandwiches, beverages, and home-baked goodies!

Please RSVP at 

Questions? Debbie.malone@desales.edu

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Welcome to October! Did you know this month is Cyber Security Awareness Month? Collectively those of us in IT, MSIS, MCJ, and others on campus have a number of things planned for this month. Look for daily posts around cyber security topics, links to videos, twitter posts with links to security tips, posters, and maybe even some surprise events to make you more aware of cyber security in your own life.

When you go online or use your mobile device, do you stop to think about what you are doing first? Do you stop to think if you or your device is secure? Do you ask, should this site or person be asking for that information? Do you think about what the consequences of your online behavior might mean or might trigger?

We are all increasingly more interconnected online. With an ever-expanding presence online, we all have a responsibility to make the cyber world safer and more secure. Watch this space for ways you can protect yourself and our community online as well as for steps you can take if you think you might be impacted by a breach or cybercrime.

Questions? Kat.Lehman@DeSales.edu

This Week’s DUC Sauté Menu

Monday 3 – Chalupa Bar

Tuesday 4 – Grecian Island

Wednesday 5 – Fire Roast Sandwich

Thursday 6 – Texas Stuffed Potato

Friday 7 – Shrimpfest

*menus subject to change*

Questions? Tara.Stoudt@desales.edu

Journey to Wellness Fair, 10/7

The Wellness Center (Health and Counseling Centers) is hosting the Journey to Wellness Fair for students, faculty, and staff. The event will take place on October 7 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the DUC. There will be free massages, yoga, many giveaways, and samples. There will be campus resources as well as outside organizations attending including Always Pretty Salon and Spa, N-Tensity fitness, Pepsi, and Body Central, Inc.

Questions? andrea.grube@desales.edu