- 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 Monday morning.
This week begins an exciting one for all of us here at Louisiana Tech. Despite the fact that we’re physically separated, there are a number of ways for us to work together as a family.
Students, keep pushing! Keep your focus on finishing out the quarter strong. These last few weeks can make a big difference. Please reach out for help if you are struggling.
Yesterday’s update focused on Academic Advising, so I’ll simply remind you that this week marks an opportunity for students and faculty members to discuss academic goals and how you can work as a team to achieve them. Please take advantage of the opportunity to register for classes early so that you’ll be ready for the summer and fall terms.
Today is also Louisiana Tech’s second annual Giving Day. Last year, generous alumni and friends committed more than $1.25 million to help our University in many ways. You’ll be hearing more about Giving Day via email and social media today. If you are able, I encourage you to visit the Giving Day website at LouisianaTechGivingDay.org and consider supporting one of our programs and units.
Finally, this week we’ll begin the application process for the distribution of CARES Act funds. Be on the lookout in your Tech email inbox for communication from the Office of Financial Aid with more information and instructions. We will be using the AcademicWorks platform – the same tool we use for many departmental scholarships – for the application process. I know these funds can be of great benefit to many of our students, so I hope you’ll take the time to apply.
Finally, remember it’s Mental Health Monday with our Counseling Center. During this difficult time, our mental health is as important as our physical health, so take a few minutes to watch the Center’s video on its Facebook page. Today’s message is on Self Care, and it’s appropriate and applicable for all our students, faculty, and staff. Please continue to take advantage of the services our Counseling Center offers; contact the office at 318.257.2488 if you need assistance.
I hope everyone has a fulfilling day as we enter the last portion of the Spring Quarter. Take a deep breath and keep moving toward your goals. Stay in touch with friends and family, and take breaks as you are able in order to maintain mental and physical health.