Special Olympics Committee Applications

Students, want to be a part of something big? Help plan the Special Olympics Eastern Bowling Sectional in March and Eastern Fall Sectional in October for more than 800 athletes on the DeSales campus. Applications are on Engage under Special Olympics and are due Wednesday, 1/24/18 at 11:45 p.m.

Applications: https://desales.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/147694

Questions? sk3460@desales.edu

Tonight: Seminar on Law & Society

Heritage Week continues with this celebration of the lawyer and provost, St. Francis de Sales, featuring Ellen Kraft, Esquire, discussing ‘Legal Ethics: Is that an oxymoron?’. The event will take place in the DeSales University Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. All events during Heritage Week are free and open to the public.

Learn more

Questions? Lore.McFadden@desales.edu

DEIT Weekly Update

Featured Workshop: Blackboard Grade Center!
Wednesday, January 24 at 3 p.m. (Dooling 40-2) and 7 p.m. (Online)

“Should I use weighted categories or points?” “Should I weight columns ‘equally’ or ‘proportionally’?” “How can I add an extra credit item?” “How can I automatically bring grades from publisher online sites and other third parties into Blackboard?” “How can I add new grading categories?” These questions and more will be answered at DEIT’s upcoming training workshops on the Blackboard Grade Center on Wednesday, January 24. Questions or topics you’d like to be addressed at the session: Contact DEIT at 610.282.1100, ext. 2290, or deit@desales.edu. Registration appreciated at www.desales.edu/workshops. [Read more…]

How Private is Your Data? Data Privacy Day Lunch and Learn Tomorrow

Data Privacy Day, on January 28, marks the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty concerning privacy and data protection. First championed in Europe and later in North America in 2008, Data Privacy Day highlights what businesses and private citizens can do to protect consumers’ private information.

This year’s theme for Data Privacy Day is “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.”

2017 marked an increased incidence of data breaches at places like Equifax, Verizon, the NSA, and Uber where nearly the entire population was affected in some way by at least one data breach. Here at DeSales we believe it is necessary for people to learn how to better secure their personal information not only to protect their own identity, but to also help protect other people’s identities. [Read more…]

This Week’s Salad and Sauté Calendar

Monday, January 22

  • Lunch: Turkey Club Salad
  • Dinner: Southern Food Night- Mashed Potato Bowl

Tuesday, January 23

  • Lunch: Hot & Honey Popcorn Chicken Salad
  • Dinner: Noodle Bowl

Wednesday, January 24

  • Lunch: California Shrimp Salad
  • Dinner: Chefs Fare

Thursday, January 25

  • Lunch: Baby Spinach & Arugula Spring Salad
  • Dinner: Pierogie Bar

Friday, January 26

  • Lunch: Mango Chicken Cranberry Pecan Salad
  • Dinner: Hot Carver Board

Purchase a meal plan at the University card office or add Paw Bucks here: desales.edu/pawbucks

Questions? Abigail.Heydlauf@desales.edu

Future Listening Sessions with Fr. Jim

Fr. Jim continues to host “Listening Sessions” around campus as a way for him to get a wide view of the University as he begins his tenure as the fourth president of DeSales University. Below is an updated list of the “sessions.” Each session will be held in the DUC unless otherwise noted.

  • Monday, January 22 at 10 a.m. – Administration, Treasurer, HR, and Auxiliary Svcs. staff
  • Monday, January 22 at 2 p.m. – Campus Environment staff
  • Tuesday, January 30 at 1 p.m. – Theology and Philosophy faculty/staff
  • Wednesday, January 31 at 3 p.m. – Division of Business faculty/staff (Gambet 245)
  • Monday, February 12 at 1 p.m. – Athletics staff
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 8 a.m. – Division of Performing Arts faculty/staff
  • Friday, February 23 at 2:00 – DEIT and Library staff (Butz Room in Trexler Library)
  • Monday, February 26 at 9:30 a.m. – LASS faculty/staff
  • Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. – Institutional Advancement staff (Gambet – Room 245)
  • Monday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. – Division of Sciences and Mathematics faculty/staff
  • Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m. – Division of Healthcare (except Nursing) faculty/staff
  • Friday, March 23 at 1 p.m. – Campus Environment staff

You are welcome to attend any session if you are unable to make it with your group.

More listening sessions are being planned—especially for our students. The first listening session for the students will be held on Monday, January 22 at 9 p.m. in the McShea Commons.

Questions? mary.gotzon@desales.edu

Spring 2018 DSU ACM Chapter CS Club Game Jam

A Game Jam is an improvisational game development competition. Teams of up to 4 people will be presented with a common theme, around which they have to create a basic game in 72 hours. The submissions will be judged by the Math/CS community on both game-play and creative design.

Submit by Jan. 29. Win $25 Amazon gift card.
Click here for more information.

Questions? pranshu.gupta@desales.edu