- 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 Tech Family,
Good morning, all. I hope yesterday’s Big Event provided an opportunity for you all to get outside and do positive things in your own community. Today’s update will be short. I hope that you have plenty of time to rest and prepare for Monday’s classes and work.
Saturday, I was able to walk around campus checking on our buildings and grounds, and on the squirrels. For me, our campus serves as a place of rest and contemplation and of hopes and dreams. It serves as a reflection of the achievements of all of our students, faculty, and staff, and of the many who have come before us. The grass and trees are green and beautiful. I thank our grounds staff who have been continuing to keep our campus beautiful. The scars of the April tornado are still evident, but are healing over as our new athletics facilities begin to grow from the ground and as other repairs to facilities are completed. Sod and trees were recently planted around the new engineering and science building, and I am eager for the day when our students and faculty are gathering in the beautiful spaces both inside and outside that facility. I know that more projects across campus will begin before long to further our plans for building a 21st Century Campus.
As we enter the second half of this quarter, I encourage everyone to remember the potential that higher education offers for our students, our city, and our state. Here – and on campuses everywhere – we are able to dream big and work to achieve those dreams. High quality education prepares us all to have productive lives, and contribute to our professions and society. Whether we are in the classroom, the studio, or the lab, our work makes a difference for individuals and our community.
Please remember the importance of your work as a student, faculty member, or staff member, as we continue this quarter. Stay the course with your work each day. We will get through this, and will be much better because of the things we are doing together to overcome the challenges that have been presented to us. Thank you again for helping us continue to be better each day.