Upcoming Listening Sessions with Fr. Jim

Last week, Fr. Jim hosted two “Listening Sessions” with Student Life and Enrollment Management. These listening sessions were announced in his opening letter to faculty and staff as a way for him to get a wide view of our university as he begins his tenure as the fourth president of DeSales University.

Each session will be hosted in the DUC unless otherwise noted.  More listening sessions are being planned—especially for our students.

  • Wednesday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m. – Nursing faculty and staff  (Gambet 245)
  • Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. – Academic Affairs, Registrar, ACCESS, ARC
  • Monday, January 22 at 10 a.m. – Administration, Treasurer, HR, Auxiliary Services
  • Monday, January 22 at 2 p.m. – Campus Environment
  • Tuesday, January 30 at 1 p.m. – Theology and Philosophy faculty and staff
  • Wednesday, January 31 at 3 p.m. – Division of Business faculty and staff (Gambet 245)
  • Monday, February 12 a 1 p.m. – Athletics
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 8 a.m. – Division of Performing Arts faculty and staff

Questions? Please contact Mary at mary.gotzon@desales.edu.  Thank you.

This Week’s Salad and Sauté Calendar

Monday, January 15

  • Lunch: Garden Caesar & Chicken Salad
  • Dinner: Pasta La Vista

Tuesday, January 16

  • Lunch: Classic Fried Chicken Salad
  • Dinner: Stone Steakhouse Elite Night

Wednesday, January 17

  • Lunch: Honey Crisp Apple Salad
  • Dinner: Mashed Potato Bowl

Thursday, January 18

  • Lunch: Mesquite Chicken Salad
  • Dinner: Quesadilla Bar

Friday, January 19

  • Lunch: Strawberry Patch Salad
  • Dinner: Shrimp Fest

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

Questions? Abigail.Heydlauf@desales.edu

Important Info for the Spring Day Semester

Classroom Assignments

Be sure to verify classroom assignments on WebAdvisor.  Some room assignments have changed due to final course enrollments.

January Academic Calendar

January 15 Monday Advising Day
January 16 Tuesday First day of class
January 20 Saturday Conferral of degrees-AM Commencement Ceremony
January 21 – 25 Sun. – Thurs. Heritage Week
January 24 Wednesday Last day for dropping and adding courses (day & ACCESS) Internship registration deadline

See the entire academic calendar here »

Questions? Judith.Schwartz@desales.edu

The Help Desk is here for you 24/7/365

Since June 1, 2017, DeSales has a new Help Desk provider, but the set up remains the same. Please continue to contact the Help Desk by text chat, online form, helpdesk@desales.edu, and phone x4357.

The Help Desk provides a 24/7/365 one-stop shop for reporting and resolving technology issues including those related to system access/passwords, classroom technology problems, Blackboard, Colleague (Datatel), MyDSU, WebAdvisor, Recruit, Email (Exchange/Gmail), Office 365, network access (wifi or wired), telecom, network storage, www.desales.edu, and more! The Help Desk will create a ticket to track your issue, solve the problems that it can, and refer the ones it can’t to the appropriate DeSales staff.

A random sampling of contacts will be selected for a customer satisfaction survey. So that we can continuously improve our service, we encourage you to complete these surveys frankly.

Our Help Desk partner is Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI), a Lehigh Valley-based company with deep ties to DeSales University. CAI’s Help Desk staff is located in Newark, Delaware.

Questions or feedback? patricia.clay@desales.edu or 610.282.1100, x1436

Listening Session with Fr. Greenfield Tomorrow, 1/11

As announced in Fr. Jim’s letter to the campus community, he is hosting two “Listening Sessions” this week.  Today at 9 a.m., he met with the Enrollment Management Staff and on Thursday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m., he will meet with Student Affairs.  If you are interested in being a part of one of these sessions, please contact Mary at mary.gotzon@desales.edu.

A fuller schedule of listening sessions will be provided next week.

Questions? mary.gotzon@desales.edu

Recently reported CPU flaws Meltdown and Spectre

You may be seeing news reports of AMD/Intel computer processor flaws which have serious security concerns, called Meltdown and Spectre. These flaws allow one program on a computer to steal information from another program on that computer. Computers in this sense include everything from servers, to PCs, tablets and phones. A program that exploits these flaws can run in your browser, on a tablet, phone, and even on cloud provider computers. So, what should you do?

  • Keep your computers, tablets, and phones updated
  • Update your web browser(s)
  • Run anti-malware software, like https://www.avast.com/
  • Be careful where you store sensitive information, like passwords and banking information

For more information, check this blog post: https://security.ias.edu/what-im-doing-about-meltdown-and-spectre

Questions? Patricia.Clay@desales.edu

Sign Up Now: TIAA Counseling Sessions, 1/17

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

9:00am-5:00pm

University Center, Auxiliary Services Conference Room

Kathy Johnston, a representative from TIAA, will be onsite Wednesday, January 17th, 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!

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

Questions?  Amy.Bower@desales.edu .

Fr. Greenfield’s Message from his First Day on Campus

Yesterday was Fr. Greenfield’s first day on campus. He took time out of his day to record a message for the entire DeSales community; it was shared on our website and social media channels.

And, Fr. Jim launched his own Instagram account — you can follow him @desalesufrjim .

Note: If you don’t have audio in the video below, move your pointer to the bottom right-hand corner and click the “x” to un-mute it.

Questions? kristin.laudenslager@desales.edu