Dear CoJMC Students,
We’re starting week two and are falling into the rhythm of the semester.
Now that you have your classes set for fall, consider adding a pop-up class or two if you can fit them in your schedule. From “Trusting News in a Hyper-polarized Era” to “Evolution of Sports Media,” there are several exciting short courses, both in-person and online, now open for registration.
As we work through the pandemic, there will likely be additional updates to campus policies. I appreciate your patience and participation. Please continue to wear a mask indoors and keep your smartphone handy to show your status card on the Safer Community App for building access. Walk-in vaccine clinics are available at the University Health Center Pharmacy Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are not fully vaccinated, make sure you are completing your weekly Covid-19 tests to keep your status green for building access.
This week the Student Advisory Board hosted a Club Fair. We had student leaders from The Circle, KRNU, Ad Club, Daily Nebraskan and other RSOs recruiting new members. Representatives from Big Red Resilience and Wellbeing were also on hand to share information about upcoming events and resources. Learn more about the clubs offered at CoJMC on our student involvement page.
I am proud to see so many of you exercising your right to peaceful protest, attending the town halls and covering recent events on social media and in the Daily Nebraskan. Keep asking the hard questions. Investigate. Do the research. Find the truth. What are the legal processes involved? What are the bylaws and policies that govern Greek life on campus? How can students get involved in the conduct process through ASUN?
Our college mission is rooted in hard work, collaborative problem solving and the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy. What work can we do as a community to make sure all students know their rights and responsibilities? How can we leverage the strengths of our college to improve knowledge of and access to campus resources? How can we improve communication to support and protect victims from further trauma? I welcome your suggestions and ideas.
I have office hours on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for students to ask questions, bring issues to my attention or just stop by and say hi. You can also reach out to Nicole Blackstock to schedule an appointment or just email me directly.
I have loved seeing you all back in Andersen Hall and look forward to a productive semester ahead.
Welcome back, Huskers.