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This week’s update includes guidance for on-campus testing and testing before Fall Break, as well as information about living on campus in Spring 2021, extended withdrawal deadlines, reminders about Fall Break, and testing locations.

New faculty on Quad

Starting any new job can stir up nervous jitters. Starting one as a college professor during a pandemic that requires learning a whole new way of teaching can ratchet up the nerves beyond just anxious butterflies.

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Jennifer Woodrum, a 2020 graduate of the Clinical-Counseling program within the Department of Psychology, has been awarded the James L. Fisher Outstanding Thesis Award.

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For the Departments of Biology, Physics and Chemistry, class sizes were reduced by at least 50 percent, more lab sections were offered, and students wore masks and socially distanced during labs and classes on campus. Students were still able to continue their research, learn, grow, and collaborate on their projects.