Do you know how to lock down your account to prevent hackers from accessing your information? What is ransomware and how can you avoid it? What happens if you become a victim of identity theft? These are some of the important questions and topics addressed in this month’s cybersecurity blog. Learn more about how to stay secure online here courtesy of the information services office.
The Health and Counseling Center is hosting a flu clinic for students (there will be opportunities in the future for faculty and staff to receive flu shots) on Friday, September 15, in the Mehling Ballroom. The flu shots will be free with most insurance providers (students with Kaiser and Group Health must utilize Kaiser facilities). Please spread the word (not the flu) and help us keep our community healthy. For more information or ADA accommodations, please contact the health center at x7134 or email@example.com.
The National Science Foundation made a significant change to their eligibility guidelines for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program in 2016. Graduate students can apply only once for the grant, as opposed to twice in the past. The end result is that seniors going to graduate school and planning careers in research should be strongly encouraged to apply. They will be more competitive than in the past, and the senior year will be the only time that they get the practice of completing the application along with feedback from reviewers on the application.
Please encourage your bright and high-achieving students who are going into a field funded by NSF to consider applying. The deadline for Geosciences and Life Sciences is October 24, 2017.
Even though the NSF does not require a University of Portland endorsement, the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement is more than willing to work with students in the preparation of an application. For more information about the program, visit this link. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Holy Cross Community is delighted to invite all faculty and staff to the ever-popular “Wine and Cheese Social” on Friday, October 13, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The social will take place at the Holy Cross Court Lounge, located at the lower level of 5410 N. Strong Street. Be our guest, and join us for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon filled with fine wine, fine cheese, and fine conversation. Please contact Kaley McCauley with any questions at 503.943.8024.