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Fall 2022 Outlook
Aug. 8, 2022
We are excited to start the Fall 2022 semester at LC State! As we prepare for the fall term, we want to highlight a few updates and opportunities for you, the members of our campus community.
People have inquired about our COVID-19 protocols for the fall 2022 semester. Will masks be required? Are we continuing with weekly testing? What happens if someone does get infected with COVID-19? Compared to Spring 2020 when the pandemic first began, we have learned a lot about COVID-19 since. One of the realities we are facing is that variants of COVID-19 are likely going to be in our future for years to come. So, what should you expect this fall?
- Unless severe circumstances call for a different response, we will be operating with masks optional. That is, people are encouraged to wear a mask if they feel more comfortable doing so but, with the exception of requirements associated with specific internship or clinical experiences, wearing a mask at LC State will not be required.
- The Coronavirus Guides & Resources Page will include guidelines for what to do if one is symptomatic of illness, has a confirmed infection, or has been exposed to someone who is infected.
- We will maintain our COVID-19 reporting line (208-792-2002) and will offer general guidance to students if they need help navigating their classes or other campus activities while tending to their health. We want people who are ill to remain at home or in their campus residence rather than coming to campus.
- We continue to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and plan to have at least three vaccination clinics on campus that will include the opportunity for people to get boosters. These will be offered on Aug. 24, Sept. 28, and Oct. 13.
Warrior Welcome Week
Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 22, and the first two weeks of the semester will include a number of events and activities to launch the fall semester in style! Watch for special programs and seminars on topics ranging from success strategies in courses such as math, writing, “how to do laundry,” and “how to cook on a budget” presented by our hospitality faculty in their new kitchen! Divisions will also host open houses for new and current students. On Aug. 24, we’ll host our annual Welcome Fair at which students can learn more about student clubs or organizations, instructional programs, campus services, and regional businesses with goods and services our students like to use. There are plenty of giveaways and contests during this event. Don’t miss it!
Leadership and Career Readiness Credential
This fall we’re launching a new micro-credential in Career Readiness! This will accompany our Leadership credential, which brought national recognition to LC State in 2021 from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Who can earn these credentials and how does one go about it? Students enrolled in any degree program at LC State are eligible to put themselves on the path to earn one or both of them. Experiences inside and outside the classroom help students progress toward the completion of the credentials. Participation in the college’s career fair (see next section) is a good example of this as is working on campus, getting involved in student clubs or organizations, or simply being an active participant in specific core classes. Download the LC State DoMore app (found on the college’s web or in most app stores) or visit www.lcsc.edu/student-involvement/lc-state-do-more-app to learn more!
LC State is proud to host the 4th annual Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We anticipate having 50 vendors on campus including both employers and graduate schools. This is a great way for students in all programs to explore internship, career, or post-LC State educational opportunities. The list of vendors is growing each week and can be found at www.lcsc.edu/student-employment/lc-state-career-fair.
Student Success Center
In an effort to centralize and synergize academic student support (e.g., math and science tutoring, writing, etc.) we are co-locating these important services in the Library as the Student Success Center. The library is truly the academic heart of a college campus. It provides resources and services, creating and supporting opportunities for learning. Thanks to our creative and committed library staff, increasingly our library has become a focal point and gathering place for students to study as well as relax a bit in the evenings (e.g., board games, cards or puzzles anyone!). Modest space renovations have been completed making it possible for students to access one-stop tutoring services across a full range of disciplines. Included in the move is the relocation of the Food Pantry (previously located in the SUB/CSL) – because it is difficult to focus on learning when one is experiencing food insecurity and hunger.
Campus Event Calendar
Want to know what’s happening on campus? Watch your LC Email each Wednesday for our student newsletter and be sure to access the college’s Events Calendar, which is on the Student Involvement web page: www.lcsc.edu/student-involvement.
There is so much more happening this year! Watch for updates. Get involved. Welcome to the fall 2022 semester!
Cynthia L. Pemberton, Ed.D.
Andrew T. Hanson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President/Vice President for Student Affairs