Upcoming TIAA Counseling Session

Kathy Johnston, a representative from TIAA, will be onsite regularly over the coming months 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!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
9:30AM-5PM
Lawless Center, University Police Conference Room

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
9:30AM-5PM
Lawless Center, University Police Conference Room

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

Questions? Please contact Amy Bower at Amy.Bower@desales.edu .

Spring Break Service Trip Application is Due Sunday, February 3

Interested in traveling, meeting new people, learning new skills, and serving your community? Apply for an Alternative Spring Break trip. The applicatin is available on Engage. All students should logon, go to Forms and click on Spring Break Service Trips 2019.
DeSales will be going with the following organizations:
  • Nativity Prep Middle School, Wilmington, DE. DSU students will offer academic support and school beautification/improvement projects
  • Christian Appalachian Project, Kentucky. Students will repair homes for community members
  • All Hands Disaster Response, North Carolina. Students will rebuild homes from hurricane damage
  • Habitat for Humanity, Valdosta, GA – Help build a new home for a family
  • American Hiking Society, Goldhead Park, FL – provide trail restoration, invasive plant removal to prepare the park for its spring opening
Please email jaime.gerhart@desales.edu for any questions about the trip.

Faculty/Staff: Highmark Onsite 2/21 for Biometric Screenings

As part of the Annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, 2/21, Highmark will be onsite to conduct biometric screenings between 7:30AM– 11:30PM. This will be a comprehensive finger stick screening which will include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, glucose, and blood pressure. A minimum 9-hour fasting is required for accurate results. Participants with known diabetes/hypoglycemia should contact their physician before fasting. Take any morning medications as prescribed by your doctor.

All DSU employees are eligible to participate whether or not enrolled in HMBS medical coverage. Please register using the link below:

https://healthprogram.bioiq.com/register/DeSalesHealth2019

Employees needing assistance to register may call Integrated Health Customer Service at 1.800.451.6889.

Questions? lisa.lightcap@desales.edu

Staying Safe during the Arctic Freeze

With the forecasted arctic freeze upon us, the Emergency Services Department offers the following tips to stay safe during the dangerous cold weather:  

  • Limit your exposure to the outdoors
  • When going outdoors
    • Dress in layers and stay dry
    • Wear a hat, scarf and mittens
    • Sleeves that are snug at the wrist
    • Water-resistant coat and boots
    • Several layers of loose-fitting clothing
  • Be sure the outer layer of your clothing is tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce losing body-heat. Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton.
  • Stay dry – wet clothing chills the body quickly. Excess sweat will increase heat loss too, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.

Monitor Body Temperature

Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outdoors, can cause serious or life- threatening health problems.

The most common cold-related problems are hypothermia and frostbite:

Hypothermia (unusually low body temperature)

When you have hypothermia, it affects your brain and prevents you from thinking clearly or moving well. That is why hypothermia is so dangerous – you may not even know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.

  • Hypothermia usually occurs at very cold temperatures, but can also happen even at cool temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat or from being in cold water.
  • Victims of hypothermia are most often:
    • Adults under the influence of alcohol
    • Individuals with emotional disabilities
    • People who remain outdoors for long periods.

Hypothermia Warning Signs

o Shivering/Exhaustion
o Confusion/Fumbling Hands
o Memory Loss/Slurred Speech
o Drowsiness

  • If you think someone may have hypothermia, take their temperature. If it is below 95 degrees, get immediate medical attention.

Frostbite (injury to the body caused by exposure to very cold temperatures)

Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation.

Frostbite Warning Signs

  • At the first signs of redness or pain in any skin area, get out of the cold or protect any exposed skin – you may be getting frostbite.
  • If you have any of the following signs, it might be frostbite:
    • White or grayish-yellow skin area
    • Skin that feels unusually firm or waxy
    • Numbness
  • If you see someone with frostbite symptoms, make sure that person gets medical care.
  • Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Shivering is a sign it’s time to return indoors.

Questions? dennis.rasley@desales.edu or ext. 1513.

Dining Daily: Last Day for Contest Submissions!

Contest Entries for the Feast of St. Francis de Sales giveaway will be accepted to our Snapchat @dsudining through today, Thursday, January 31. Winners will be announced Friday, February 1!

We are also now accepting your pizza creations for Pizza Madness! Fill out a slip at the pizza station at the DUC!

Menu for Thursday, January 31

Lunch:

  • Salad: Mesquite Chicken Salad
  • Bistro: Couscous Primavera, Penne & Butternut Squash & Portobello, Sautéed Zucchini w/ Red Onions, Steamed Peas & Carrots, Chicken Tinga Sandwich, Crispy Garlic Potato Wedges, Pork, Broccoli Rabe, & Portobello Wrap
  • Grill: Tater Tot Bar

Gambet Lunch Special

  • Blush Pasta Bake
  • Walking Taco

Dinner:

  • Sauté: Pregame Wings Night!
  • Bistro: Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Turkey Breast, Spinach Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, Steamed Corn, Stuffing, Wild Mushroom Lasagna

*all menus subject to change

Audition for the Bulldog Bash!

Hey Bulldogs! Are you interested in hosting, performing, or being DJ at this year’s Bulldog Bash?

Come audition on February 13, from 3PM-4PM in the Heritage room of the DUC.

For questions, or to sign up, please contact Autum Fichter at autum.fichter@desales.edu or stop by Dooling 131.

Spring Break Service Trip Application is Due Sunday, February 3

Interested in traveling, meeting new people, learning new skills, and serving your community? Apply for an Alternative Spring Break trip. The application is available on Engage. All students should log in, go to Forms and click on Spring Break Service Trips 2019.
DeSales will be going with the following organizations:
  • Nativity Prep Middle School, Wilmington, DE. DSU students will offer academic support and school beautification/improvement projects
  • Christian Appalachian Project, Kentucky. Students will repair homes for community members
  • All Hands Disaster Response, North Carolina. Students will rebuild homes from hurricane damage
  • Habitat for Humanity, Valdosta, GA – Help build a new home for a family
  • American Hiking Society, Goldhead Park, FL – provide trail restoration, invasive plant removal to prepare the park for its spring opening
Please email jaime.gerhart@desales.edu for any questions about the trip.