Hey, Bulldogs! Tag, You’re IT

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and in keeping with the theme Own IT. Protect IT. Secure IT., we are launching the awareness campaign of Tag, You’re IT.

Check out the posters up around campus for the LVAIC poster and video contest. DeSales won last year, so let’s keep that honor here! The contest is open to faculty, staff, and students. Top prize for each category is $100 PawBucks and bragging rights over your rivals at Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg, Lafayette, Lehigh, and Moravian. For details, check out the link here. Deadline is NOON, October 25, 2019.

The logo is meant as a reminder that it is EVERYONE’S responsibility to keep devices and information safe.

What can you do?

  • Watch what you post online.
  • Stop and think before you click that link.
  • Secure your devices.
  • Lock your screen when you walk away from your computer.
  • Use two-factor or multi-factor authentication wherever possible.

Check this space daily for cybersecurity tips and reminders or check out the posts on the DeSales IT Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Questions? Kat.Lehman@DeSales.edu

Don’t Miss Act 1’s “Working, A Musical”


DeSales’ aspiring design/technology students use their talents and skills to celebrate the realistic and relatable struggles of the working class in Act 1’s production of “Working, a Musical,” adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso and running October 10 to October 20 in the Schubert Theatre of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University. Set designer Bridget Broskey ’21 (left) displays the model of her design, featuring the Bethlehem Steel “I” on the back wall, lighting designer Nicholas Culmone ’20 (center) holds one of the lights used in his design, and costume designer Bailey Gavin ’21 (right) displays one of her many costume designs. In the background (far right) working on the backdrop is assistant scenic designer Alexander Sharkey ’21. Photo by Jack Lerch. For tickets and information, call 610.282.3192 or visit www.desales.edu/act1.

Questions? Roseann.Damico@desales.edu

Weekly Safety Tip: Power Tool Safety

Power tools can be very dangerous when used improperly. Cuts, punctures, electric shock, and burns are common consequences of accidents involving these tools. Always exercise caution when working with or around power tools.

  • Keep tools clean. Poor maintenance is responsible for many accidents.
  • Ensure that all guards are in place.
  • Disconnect the power source before adjusting, oiling, or changing accessories – always replace the guards when you are done.
  • Ensure that all cords are placed in safe locations, where they do not create a tripping hazard.
  • Inspect the insulation on all wires each day. Report all damaged wires.
  • Inspect the couplings on pneumatic hoses before each use. Report all damaged couplings immediately.
  • Ensure that the tool that you are using is properly grounded.
  • Sanders should be moved away from the body when using.
  • Only properly trained and certified operators may use powder actuated tools.
  • Tools must always be left unloaded until ready for use. Studs should be driven a safe distance from the edge of material.
  • Operators should wear safety goggles or face shields.

Questions? Dennis.Rasley@desales.edu

Tonight: Agape Latte – Coffee House Speaker Series

Wednesday, 9/25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Commons
Guest speaker: Toni McFadden from Relationships Matter

  • Amazing Woman with an Amazing Story!
  • Free coffee, desserts, t-shirts, + Live entertainment!
  • Academic AND St. Francis de Sales Points for Freshmen
  • Watch Maggie’s interview with Toni McFadden on In God We Trust: http://rvntv.tv/in-god-we-trust-17/

Questions? Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu