Water Service Disruption, 12/26 & 12/27

On Wednesday, December 26 and Thursday, December 27, water service will be shut down in the following buildings from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. both days to accommodate upgrades to our water system infrastructure:

Dooling Hall
Trexler Library
DeChantal Hall
Dorothy Day Student Union
Conmy Hall
Tocik Hall

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we work to better our critical infrastructure.

RIP Franklin “Buddy” Stauffer, Father of Amy Diehl

It is with sadness and hope in the Resurrection that we announce the passing of Franklin “Buddy” Stauffer, father of Amy Diehl. He passed away on Tuesday, December 18. You can read the obituary here.

Three generations of the family work or have worked at DeSales. Amy’s mother—Joan Stauffer—worked in the treasurer’s office for 20 years, Amy works in performing arts, and her daughter—Megan Diehl—works for the PA Shakespeare Festival.

Condolences may be sent through campus mail.

Maggie Riggins to be a Guest on The Positive Side

On Friday, December 21 at 12:30PM, Maggie Riggins, director of campus ministry, will be a guest on The Positive Side, an online program on RVNTV. Maggie will discuss her life, faith, and ministry, as well as her work at DeSales and the outreach the ministry program offers college students at the University. The program can be viewed online in real time at RVNTV.com and will be listed there after the broadcast.

Based in Cherry Hill, N.J., RadioVision Network is a platform for people of any industry to share their vision through our live streaming and internet radio network.  With the concept of radio, the vision of television, a sprinkle of podcasting, combined with social media and smart devices for outlets, the company has created its own unique cutting-edge brand of broadcast media.

https://rvntv.tv/channel/the-positive-side/

Questions? tom.mcnamara@desales.edu

Holiday Cybersecurity Advisory

With Christmas approaching, it’s the perfect time for scammers to steal your money, identity, or data. The Department of Information Technology is constantly advancing campus cybersecurity software, tools, and practices, but you need to remain vigilant in order to protect yourself. Here are some common scams that you should be on the lookout for:

  • The Prize: In this scam, a message may appear in an email, text message, or browser pop-up, claiming you won a prize. It is important to read the fine print and avoid entering any username, password, credit card, or banking information. DeSales will never ask for your social security number, password, or credit card through an email message.
  • The Gift Card: This scam may start with an email impersonating DeSales University or an employee at the University. The sender will request that you purchase a gift card and share the redemption code or a picture of the card via email. Before responding to emails, check the sender information and any links before clicking or replying.
  • The Job Offer: These scams may range from internships to full-time employment, but they tend to appear at the end of the semester. There is typically a trial task that involves making a purchase, paying a bill, or transferring money. Never accept a job or internship that requires a money transfer or something similar. Be extra cautious with any job offer where you didn’t apply.

These scams, and many like them, claim to benefit you in some way in exchange for personal information or money. If it seems too good to be true, it is. Don’t enter your credentials into unknown sites, be cautious of interactions requesting the purchase of a gift card, and be cautious where you enter your personal information.

Report any suspected emails by sending them to Spam@desales.edu. If you ever need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@desales.edu or (610) 282.1100, ext. HELP (4357).

Next Week: Scheduled Power Outages for Dorothy Day

Please be advised that there will be extended power outages to the Dorothy Day Student Union starting on Wednesday, December 26.

On Wednesday, all emergency power in the Dorothy Day Student Union will be out of service, lasting until Friday afternoon, December 28.

All building power will be off on Thursday, December 27, from 7AM to approximately 12PM.

Please be aware that this will affect all the buildings electrical systems including fire alarm, card access, general power and lighting, internet access, network, phones, food storage.  It is suggested that you turn off all computers, printers, and copiers.

Questions? John.Cunningham@desales.edu or denise.shive@desales.edu