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            COVID-19 Update from
            President Dr. Amy McCormack





            April 1, 甘肃福彩快3走势图

            To: CCSJ Students, Faculty and Staff
            From: President Dr. Amy McCormack

            Dear CCSJ Community,

            It has been a week since the official work from 甘肃福彩快3走势图 order went into place for Indiana, and I anticipate Governor Holcomb will extend the order through the end of April. President Trump indicated in his recent remarks that the next two weeks are going to be very tough for our nation, so I wanted to touch base with the college family. I have been tracking the daily updates on COVID-19 on the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) website. It probably isn’t healthy to view it daily, but I am sharing the link at . Lake County is the county with the second highest number of positive cases in Indiana with approximately 7% of the total cases. In the past week, we also became aware of an employee and a student that have tested positive. I am happy to report they are recovering.

            I try to pause periodically to take in the reality of the situation and to pray for family, friends and those that are experiencing great challenges and anxiety right now. April will be a difficult and long month, so please know that Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 of St. Joseph is part of your support system. While things will be different during April, your pay and benefits will be the same. Even if your job responsibilities can’t be done from 甘肃福彩快3走势图, your pay will remain. CCSJ is also planning to support student workers during April, even though they are not able to work. At a time when your communities need funding, make sure you are counted in Census 甘肃福彩快3走势图. It is another way you can have a positive impact.

            I have heard from a few students and hear from faculty members that transitioning to a new mode of learning is going well -- for the most part. There are some students that are not engaged and faculty, advisors, and counselors continue to reach out and offer support and guidance. I know that some students are lonely and some are struggling with financial matters, which I am sure is true for some of our faculty and staff. We are waiting on the final details for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and working through the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to access funds. Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 of St. Joseph also qualifies for the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan because we have less than 500 employees, so we will be submitting our application. The SBA Loan Program also provides for a paycheck protection provision. Be assured that we are pursuing numerous channels to help support the college family and the institution.

            We have established our virtual tour on the website and continue to reach out to our prospective student pool to help guide them in their decision making at this uncertain time. We know that high 甘肃福彩快3走势图 students are also adjusting to e-learning and weighing options at a time when families are strained and the path forward might appear unclear. We want prospective students to know that CCSJ is a community that cares in good times and bad. Seeing posts on social media from some of our current students helps remind me of the important role that CCSJ has played in the life of so many students. I am grateful that we have been such a positive force, and I look forward to continuing to offer a community with a sense of belonging. I long for the time when we can gather, in person, as a college family.

            Once again, I want to thank you and recognize your commitment to Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 and to maintaining the community and the quality that make us all grateful to be part of something bigger than the coronavirus. Be strong, be safe, and take it one day at a time.

            Sincerely,

            Dr. Amy McCormack
            President



            March 27, 甘肃福彩快3走势图

            To: CCSJ Students, Faculty and Staff

            This afternoon, CCSJ was alerted by self-disclosure that member of our community has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This individual was last at work on Tuesday, March 17. Please join us in keeping this individual in our thoughts and prayers and in wishing them well for a full recovery.

            Those who have had close contact with the individual have been notified of the potential exposure. It’s important to reinforce that we have a responsibility to maintain the privacy of this individual. Thank you in advance for helping us honor our obligation to maintaining this privacy while fulfilling our commitment to keep the campus community informed.

            Given the spread of the virus, it was only a matter of time before our campus community would be more directly affected by COVID-19, which is why we’ve taken steps over the past several days and weeks to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff, as well as the broader community. Please continue to take appropriate precautions to keep yourself and your family well. Practice social distancing, wash hands often, and disinfect frequently touch surfaces daily (including phones, tables, door handles, and keyboards). More information on how to protect yourself can be found on the Centers for Disease Control website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html).

            We encourage everyone in our campus community to continue caring for each other during these trying times.



            March 23, 甘肃福彩快3走势图

            To: CCSJ Students, Faculty and Staff
            From: President Dr. Amy McCormack

            Dear CCSJ Community,

            While we have no reported cases of COVID-19 on campus and no reported cases of known exposure from our students, faculty or staff, Indiana now has 259 positive coronavirus cases and 7 reported deaths out of 1,960 people tested. At noon today, Governor Holcomb announced a stay at 甘肃福彩快3走势图 order, effective Wednesday, 3/25, which will continue through April 7th. While we had hoped to keep the building open for essential student support services and access to computers for the students, this is no longer feasible. If you need access to your office, please make arrangements to come to campus tomorrow, 3/24, and please maintain safety and social distancing measures.

            We know that our students will need support during this unsettling time and the transition to virtual learning. Faculty members are discussing grading options and options to access internet and specialized equipment and software licenses. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will be sharing further information later this week. For students, I want to repeat services and contact information and encourage you to stay positive and focused on your future. We will get through this together, but your health and safety is our top priority.

            • Tutoring services are available by emailing jyoung@甘肃福彩快3走势图 , calling 219-473-4285, and contacting your professor during virtual office hours. We are exploring 24-hour tutoring services.
            • Disability Support 甘肃福彩快3走势图 will continue to provide accommodations, so students should reach out to John Mackowicz at jmackowicz@甘肃福彩快3走势图 or call 219-218-3105.
            • Advising and Enrollment will be available to assist with registration for returning and new students. All registrations can be done virtually by contacting academic advising at advising@甘肃福彩快3走势图 or 219-473-4220.
            • Kerry Knowles, our Student Assistance Program (SAP) therapist, will be available by phone or email to students and faculty and staff, and telehealth is also an option. Please contact Kerry by phone (cell: 219-413-3702 or office: 219-663-6353) or email (kerryk@甘肃福彩快3走势图crowncounseling.org ).
            • Pre-packaged bags from the food pantry will be available for pick-up tomorrow, Tuesday, 4/24, between 11-2, or until supplies last. Students will need to sign in with security and only one bag per person will be allowed. The food pantry will be closed, effective Wednesday, 3/25, and remaining supplies safely redirected.
            • The library computers will not be available beginning tomorrow, 3/24, and through April 7. Use the chat function on the library webpage for library services. Dr. Qi Chen, Director of the Library, will assist you.
            • Financial Aid will continue to process financial aid applications and issue awards and refunds remotely. Utilize this time to complete your FAFSA and contact financial aid at finaid@甘肃福彩快3走势图 if you need assistance.

            There is significant work happening in Washington, D.C., and I have sent letters to Congressman Visclosky and Senators Braun and Young asking for student and institutional support. I have heard from the Lilly Endowment and know our funding opportunities are still available. We are continuing to stay in contact with our scholarship donors, while being sensitive to this unprecedented time. Faith and prayer are strong means of support, so use them often.

            Sincerely,

            Dr. Amy McCormack
            President





            March 19, 甘肃福彩快3走势图

            To: CCSJ Students, Faculty and Staff
            From: President Dr. Amy McCormack

            Dear CCSJ Community,

            I want to start with expressing my concern and empathy for our seniors and graduating students. They are in my heart and mind, and I know this is a very difficult time. This is not how their college career should end, and for that, I am very sad for our Crimson Wave graduates. Given the current guidelines around large gatherings, the traditional graduation ceremony will not take place on May 16th. Creative efforts are underway to celebrate our seniors and recognize their accomplishments, so more information will be shared with graduating students. For all students, it is important to remember that the semester isn’t over, and that structure in your day is important and communication with your faculty and classmates is essential.

            While we have no reported cases of COVID-19 on campus and no reported cases of exposure from our students, faculty or staff, the first case in Lake County, Indiana, was reported on March 17. More reports will come as testing increases in our county and region for those exposed. I want to stress the guidelines set forth by the CDC to:

            • Cancel all gatherings of greater than 50 people, which we have done,
            • Limit non-essential meetings/gatherings to 10 people or less and make virtual options available for any essential meetings,
            • Practice social distancing and avoid contact with the elderly,
            • Maintain 6 feet in distance, wherever possible,
            • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds and avoid touching your face, mouth or eyes,
            • Stay 甘肃福彩快3走势图 if you have compromised health conditions,
            • Stay 甘肃福彩快3走势图 if you feel sick, especially if you have a fever.


            Social distancing and staying 甘肃福彩快3走势图 can be very difficult, but the use of technology and old fashioned phone calls can help keep you connected. You can also find places to walk, run, or sit where you can be away from multiple people but be outside. You should know that many people at Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 of St. Joseph are working together to manage through this difficult time while doing our best to serve current and prospective students and support one another. I am so grateful for our college family, and I thank all of you for your commitment, courage, and creativity as we deal with the coronavirus.

            You will continue to receive communication through various channels, but I wanted to provide an update to share information with all constituents that are part of the college community.

            • Campus offices will remain open with limited staffing Monday-Friday from 9:00 – 5:00.
            • Virtual courses will begin Monday, 3/23, and based on guidance to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, virtual courses will continue for the rest of the semester.
            • Tutoring services are available by emailing jyoung@甘肃福彩快3走势图 , calling 219-473-4285, and contacting your professor during virtual office hours. We are exploring 24-hour tutoring services, and more information will be on the website. Please check with your professor if you need additional support.
            • Disability Support 甘肃福彩快3走势图 will continue to provide accommodations, so students should reach out to John Mackowicz at jmackowicz@甘肃福彩快3走势图 or call 219-218-3105 to make an appointment.
            • Advising and Enrollment will be available to assist with registration for new and returning students. I encourage you to register virtually by contacting academic advising at advising@甘肃福彩快3走势图 or 219-473-4220 and advisors will assist you.
            • Kerry Knowles, our Student Assistance Program (SAP) therapist, will continue with on-campus appointments on Wednesday from 9:00-3:00 pm and Thursday from 9:00-4:00 pm in room 276. If you are not able to meet with Kerry in person, telehealth is also an option. Please contact Kerry by phone (cell: 219-413-3702 or office: 219-663-6353) or email (kerryk@甘肃福彩快3走势图crowncounseling.org ) to set up an appointment.
            • The food pantry is available by contacting cdavis@甘肃福彩快3走势图 or stopping by room 101.
            • The library and computers will be available to students. Modifications will be made to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained. Utilizing the chat function on the library webpage is strongly encouraged, and Dr. Qi Chen, Director of the Library, will be available to assist you.
            • Financial Aid and the Business Office will continue to process financial aid applications, award letters, and payments. If you have not processed your FAFSA, please utilize this time and contact our financial aid office at finaid@甘肃福彩快3走势图 if you need assistance.
            • Students currently employed under federal work study will continue to get compensation, and more information will be forthcoming to those students.
            • In accordance with the NAIA decision this week, all spring sports are cancelled. Athletes will get 2 additional semesters of eligibility. Seniors/4th year athletes should contact coaches, advising, and financial aid if you plan to continue at CCSJ to understand the academic and financial implications.
            • The Rittenmeyer Athletic Center is closed, except for appointments with coaches.

            Activities and Events Update:

            • The Annual Trustees’ Gala on April 25th has been cancelled and we will acknowledge the support of our sponsors and recognize awardees with a special feature in our summer magazine.
            • The international honors trip will be cancelled, but honors students will have the opportunity to participate on the 2021 Honors trip, which we anticipate being to Spain.
            • The graduation banquet is cancelled. Refunds will be issued for tickets purchased, and we will find a way to recognize our award recipients.
            • The Higher Learning Commission has asked for their virtual accreditation visit to be rescheduled to May 11 & 12, which allows us to direct all of our attention to students. More information will be provided to those participating in virtual meetings.
            • It appears that the April visit by the Council for Accreditation for Education Programs (CAEP) will be deferred to a date in the fall.


            In difficult times, I am so grateful that I am part of a strong faith community that can pray together and talk openly about the role of faith in helping to guide us and provide hope. At this time of year and during this time of separation, I am also grateful for this common Irish Blessing:

            May the road rise up to meet you.

            May the wind be always at your back.

            May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

            With hope and gratitude,

            Dr. Amy McCormack

            President





            March 13, 甘肃福彩快3走势图

            To: CCSJ Students, Faculty and Staff
            From: President Dr. Amy McCormack

            I see and sense the worry and anxiety of our community as a steady stream of information about the COVID-19 virus has dominated our media and conversations. It has been a very unsettling week as dramatic actions have been taken to curb the spread of the virus with the cancellation of major events, competitions, rallies, and gatherings. As of yesterday, Indiana had 12 positive cases reported out of 73 people tested according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Governor Holcomb provided a statewide communication yesterday and the Centers for Disease Control continue to provide guidance, which we have made available on our website along with other resources.

            Your health and safety is a priority and you should avoid any exposure to others if you feel flu-like symptoms. Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 of St. Joseph will continue to be an anchor for our local community and our students and do whatever we can to support your needs at this unsettling and uncertain time. As of today, March 13, 甘肃福彩快3走势图, we have decided to take the following actions.

            FOR TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

            • The week of March 16-23, will be Spring Break: Take 2. Campus will remain open, but classes will NOT meet. Students can use this time to catch up on 甘肃福彩快3走势图work and provide care and service for themselves and their families -- get additional tutoring at the library, seek counseling services, meditate or pray, care for siblings. Turn a second spring break into a “service break” to help yourself and others in need. In this way, you can use your energy to produce positive impact rather than anxiety. You should avoid crowds and follow the CDC guidelines for “social distancing.”
            • CCSJ will offer additional tutoring services, faculty will maintain office hours or other options for communication, and administrative offices will be open.
            • Food will be available (M-TH), free of charge, in the Crimson Café from 10-2 for students, and we will use next week for a designated donation drive to increase supplies in our food pantry.
            • Effective immediately, the athletic center is closed to athletes that are not in-season. For athletes that are in-season, a coach must be present. From March 23 through April 4th, faculty will offer classes remotely utilizing virtual course delivery.
            • Campus will remain open, unless guidance from federal, state and local authorities requires otherwise.
            • Healthy students are welcome on campus to access computers, disability support services, counseling services, library services and advising. Please assess your health and any potential exposure to others.
            • We will suspend our spring sports for this 3-week period until April 4th, and will await further guidance from the NAIA.
            • For traditional undergraduate classes, the spring semester will be extended to May 8th, adding one week to the schedule.
            • As of today, we still plan to have commencement on May 16th.
            GRADUATE AND ACCELERATED STUDENTS:
            • The Master of Arts in Teaching and all Public Safety classes will migrate to online immediately due to the exposure to crowds that teachers and police experience in their daily work.
            • Organization Management (ORMN) and Graduate classes in MSM and MAP will continue as scheduled due to their small class size, infrequent in-person classes, and accelerated format; however, all students and faculty should take personal responsibility and make accommodations, as needed.
            FACULTY, ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER:
            • Faculty should continue to prepare for virtual course delivery and staff should prepare for remote working options. All faculty and staff are encouraged to access the CCSJ website for resources.
            • While campus will be open, accommodations will be made for faculty and staff who have compromised health conditions.
            • Considering child/parent care and the well-being of our college family, it may be necessary to implement rotational staffing. All departments will be open and staffed, but individuals can coordinate with your department supervisor if it is necessary to work remotely.
            • Staff will be given 8 hours of additional time off (XSV) to provide service for the community, help care for young children or elderly parents, seek personal care, or provide for family in need. These are additional hours to help others or your state of mind. If you are sick, continue to use your sick time.
            • All staff should download Skype and Zoom for ease of communication. Please see the faculty and staff page on the website for more information.
            • The St. Joseph Society Luncheon on 3/19 has been cancelled, and those funds will be redirected to provide free food for students, faculty and staff during next week.
            • Faculty Senate will meet as scheduled on Wednesday, March 18, in Room 200. The group will include 28 people and lunch will be provided on Wednesday for all faculty and staff.
            • I encourage contributions to our food pantry. The following items would be greatly appreciated: non-perishable food, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, canned items, and paper and hygiene products.
            EVENT CANCELLATIONS
            At this time, the following 甘肃福彩快3走势图 events have been cancelled:
          1. Public Safety Institute speaker scheduled for March
          2. STEM Fest scheduled for March 30-31
          3. Open House scheduled for April 4


          4. Large gatherings are to be avoided, but we will look for ways to maintain our family and community feeling and provide a comforting place. We will communicate additional support services next week, so please continue to monitor your CCSJ email and the College甘肃福彩快3走势图 website. Be assured that we will also take next week to do additional cleaning on campus and in offices.

            I want to underscore the need to be responsible for your health and the health of others, but I also want to help with the mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and overall panic that this virus is causing. We are a college family, and we have students who need our services during this troubling time. We are still a place where “You Belong” both virtually and in person.

            Sincerely,

            Dr. Amy McCormack
            President





            March 12, 甘肃福彩快3走势图

            To: CCSJ Students, Faculty and Staff
            From: President Dr. Amy McCormack


            Over the past two weeks, we have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We have shared information via email, posted information around campus, increased our cleaning efforts, and prepared for implications. I am in communication with private 甘肃福彩快3走势图s across the state, city officials, and other educational leaders in our region, and I am staying abreast of communication from the NAIA and Indiana State Department of Health.

            As you know from following the news and social media, this is a very fluid situation and we will be monitoring and having conversations daily. As of today, Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 of St. Joseph will remain open and continue to conduct classes to minimize the disruption to students. While large institutions in the area have migrated to online instruction to avoid large gatherings of students, Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 does not offer classes or host events that require a large number of students to gather in one place. There are factors that we have considered in making our current decision: our classes are small, we do not have residence halls, we do not have a large international population nor any study abroad programs, and because of our size, we are aware of individual experiences and travel. We are not aware of any students that traveled abroad during spring break nor any faculty or staff members that traveled to high-risk areas. We are a small and intimate college community and ask that each member be responsible for self-reporting any known exposure to the coronavirus. This should be reported to Dr. Dionne Jones-Malone, (djonesmalone@甘肃福彩快3走势图). In checking the latest information available, there are no confirmed cases in Northwest Indiana.

            There are two activities, which we will continue to evaluate over the next two weeks that I want to highlight. Our only large event where we will be hosting a large number of guests is graduation on May 16th. At this point, we are hopeful we will be able to continue with our ceremony, but we will need to evaluate the situation as the time nears. The other is our planned honors trip the first week of May. We will make a decision on the honors trip no later than March 31st.

            We will continue to seek and share guidance from local authorities, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Independent College甘肃福彩快3走势图s of Indiana, as well as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. I want to reiterate that the spread and implications of the virus are unfolding, and Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图 of St. Joseph will continue to prepare for a migration to online coursework should that be necessary. I ask that you be responsible for your own well-being and those around you. Please wash your hands often and self-report any illness, known exposure to the virus, and any international traveling. As this situation continues to evolve, please check our website for updates on Calumet College甘肃福彩快3走势图’s efforts.

            Sincerely,

            Dr. Amy McCormack
            President


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