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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 – From the Office of Academic Affairs:

All are aware of the continuing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.  The safety and health of our faculty, staff and students are always the first concern at Bacone College.

With that in mind, is to inform the faculty, staff, and students of Bacone College that due to the risk of the COVID-19 virus and for the safety of our students, Bacone will be delivering all its Spring courses online beginning Monday, March 23 through the end of the semester.

It had been previously announced that courses would be offered online March 23–27 but that has now been extended to include all Bacone courses to the end of the semester.  Final exams will also be administered online during the normal finals week of April 27-30.

Students should refer to their Moodle classrooms to find assignments and details of how classes will be conducted for the remainder of the semester.  Further details will be forthcoming.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

Bacone College will extend the online classes to the end of the semester. ” We are taking these measures to protect the safety and well-being of our college community,” said Bacone College President Dr. Ferlin Clark.

Students leaving campus now or who have already left campus may leave their personal belongings in dorms and return to pick them up when they feel safe and comfortable in doing so. Campus security will remain in place.

Faculty are not required to be on campus as they teach their courses online using Zoom and Moodle.

Students will login to Moodle to complete assignments and utilize Zoom sessions for participation. These steps will constitute the attendance component of classes for the remainder of the semester.

College activities and events through the end of the semester, including the April 4 Spring Pow Wow, have been postponed. New dates will be announced at a later time.

The May 2 commencement remains scheduled as planned, but should it become necessary to postpone, the college will notify students, faculty, and staff through campus email and on the college’s website, www.bacone.edu.

For more information, please contact Vice President of Student Affairs Kaila Harjo at [email protected]

 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Bacone College was notified today that the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) has suspended all conference practices and competitions due to concerns about novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Consequently, all Bacone College athletic practices and competitions have also been suspended indefinitely.

The health and safety of our students is of utmost importance, and as such, the college will continue to follow the guidance of the AII and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and keep the campus and community informed.

For more information regarding athletic practices and competitions, please contact Dr. Nicole Been at [email protected].

 

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

After careful review of Centers for Disease Control statistics and World Health Organization recommendations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in light of two individuals testing positive for the virus in the Tulsa area, Bacone College will proceed with precautionary social-distancing measures for the next two weeks.

Though Spring Break will continue as planned March 16 through March 20, we encourage all to practice appropriate health measures and exercise common sense. Bacone College classes for the week of March 23 through March 27 will be held online.

Students will login to Moodle to complete assignments and utilize Zoom sessions for participation. These steps will constitute the attendance component of classes for that week.

If a student is unable to return to campus after Spring Break, and they will not have internet or Moodle access at home, they should contact their instructors immediately for further instructions.

There will not be academic forgiveness for work not completed and online classes not attended if the instructor has not been contacted to make other arrangements. Classes on campus will resume at their regularly scheduled times on Monday, March 30.

The dining hall will resume operations after Spring Break at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22. However, for the week of March 23 through March 27, the cafeteria will serve meals on the usual weekend schedule. The cafeteria will resume normal operations on Monday, March 30.

The campus is not closed, and no events have been postponed or canceled at this time. Employees should check with their supervisors for further instructions.

Our students’ well-being is of the utmost importance to us, and we hope these two weeks of reducing social interaction will protect everyone’s health, safety and well-being.

For more information, contact Kaila Harjo, vice president of student affairs, via email at [email protected].

 

Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control: About Coronavirus Disease 2019 

Centers for Disease Control: What to do if you are sick