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- CARES Act institutional report – 30 Sept 20
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Campus Update – Commencement, Cassidy visit
Dear Tech Family,
Good Wednesday morning.
Tomorrow, we’ll celebrate nearly 300 new Louisiana Tech University graduates in our Summer 2021 Commencement Exercises. Their achievements make us all proud, especially in light of the past two years of challenge.
I know these graduates will make positive impacts on their communities and careers, and I cannot wait to see what happens next for them. Graduates, I’ll see you tomorrow! Please remain in touch as you move forward!
The University of Louisiana System has instituted several new guidelines that impact faculty and staff at member institutions.
First, each member institution will make available vaccination leave for all employees. This special leave can be utilized for employees when they receive the vaccine or need to assist family members in getting vaccinated. The leave can also be used if a faculty or staff member suffers from vaccination side effects.
Second, to ensure the safety of our university communities, unvaccinated faculty and staff will be subject to weekly testing in accordance with University human resources protocols.
We will share more information about these guidelines soon. If you haven’t gotten your shots yet, now is a great time to add vaccinations to your back-to-school list. Visit vaccines.gov/search to find a location for free COVID-19 vaccines.
Tuesday, the City of Ruston hosted Sen. Bill Cassidy at a groundbreaking for the federal RAISE-grant-funded construction of new pavement projects, drainage, sidewalks, and bike lanes that will connect Louisiana Tech to the city. In addition to rebuilding of the Monroe Street Corridor, this project supports rebuilding of streets, sidewalks and underground utilities in much of our Enterprise Campus. This will greatly enhanced accessibility and prepare us for establishing a “smart” infrastructure testbed that will support our goals for a major research focus in “Smart Cities”, something that will provide great opportunities for many on our campus. This grant is also supporting the development of the biking, walking and autonomous vehicle pathway that will soon be under construction along the KCS railway.
In addition to celebrating the $17.2 million grant, Senator Cassidy joined me and faculty representatives for a tour of our IESB and Tech Pointe and to discuss research, innovation, and partnerships that will positively impact our region and state in the future. Senator Cassidy has been very supportive of Louisiana’s EPSCoR efforts that stimulate research competitiveness and opportunities for our campus and others across the State. Senator Cassidy has also been a very strong supporter of our research, education and partnership efforts at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. I greatly appreciate him and his staff spending a half day with us to learn more about our progress and plans for the future.
Have a great day! Be sure to continue to watch your emails for updates during this break between Summer and Fall Quarters.