- Return to campus plan
- Safe health practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- Campus planning for COVID-19 positive testing results
- Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
- CARES Act
- UPDATED State Travel Guidelines
- Travel Guidance from ULS
- COVID-19 ULS Directives
- Guidance from Louisiana Department of Health
- Online instruction considerations
- Guide for Teleworking
Dear campus community,
Good Tuesday morning.
I hope the long Easter weekend gave you some time to rest and reflect. Keep doing the work to complete Spring 2020, keep your distance socially, and remember to practice good hand-washing and wear masks in public places, and we should be able to celebrate the completion of this academic year together.
Now is the time in each quarter where we get ready to go through academic advising. I’d like to encourage you to schedule time – either a phone call or Zoom meeting – with your advisor soon. We are finalizing plans for this Summer Quarter, so it’s important to begin making plans to continue your academic progress then.
Light It Blue
Thursday night, buildings and historic landmarks across the country featured blue lighting to honor our brave first responders and front-line workers in the fight against COVID-19. Here on the Louisiana Tech campus, we changed the lighting on our Lady of the Mist to Tech Blue. That evening, the Lady was more beautiful than ever as she served as a symbol of our thanks.
The Lady of the Mist has always been a special figure who welcomes members of the Tech Family as they arrive on campus. Her presence is so important to students, faculty, staff, and alumni because the Lady symbolizes our connection to this place and to one another.
The Lady will remain lit in blue as long as our students – the reason we exist – are away. She will serve another purpose until our students return to campus – to remind us of our commitment to ensuring they achieve their academic goals even through great challenges.
Complete the Census
Our nation is currently in the middle of a Census data collection period. The 2020 Census determines congressional representation, helps determine where hundreds of billions in federal funding go every year, and provides data that impacts communities for the next decade.
Whether you live on- or off-campus, and regardless of whether you returned home when classes were placed online, you should be counted as a resident of Ruston. Louisiana Tech University has provided the Census Bureau with a count of students who live in university-run housing. However, if you live off campus, you need to complete the census form.
Find out more information about the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov.
The hours for Tech’s Good Nutrition Mission Food Pantry will be adjusted this week. The pantry will be open from noon to 2 p.m. each day. If you need nutritional support, please make time to visit the pantry.
The services provided by our faculty and students who work in the pantry are essential for our students who need nutritional support during this difficult time. I appreciate Dr. Catherine Fontenot and her commitment to ensuring our students do not go hungry in a time of need.
Student-worker appreciation week
This week we are taking time to applaud our dedicated student-workers. These students help our University in so many ways, and now, many of them continue to do their jobs from their homes. We have students who staff the campus Help Desk remotely, who assist in processing time sheets, and who continue to help recruit students.
These University employees have adapted to our new way of doing business, and they continue to provide valuable services to our students, faculty, and staff. Please thank your student worker this week!
Students, please continue to reach out to faculty and staff members if you need assistance. Faculty and staff, please continue to stay in touch with both your supervisors and your students. Even though we are physically apart, our community can still maintain the closeness we all appreciate within the Tech Family.
Have a great week!