Covid-19 Updates

These pages are a resource for students, parents, and our entire community.

 

An Update for Fall 2020

Dear Students and Colleagues –

I hope and trust this update finds you well.

Earlier this week, Public Health Madison & Dane County enacted Emergency Order #8, which among other steps requires that we all wear a mask when indoors (other than in our own homes) in Dane County. That order goes into effect at 8:00 am, Monday, July 13, 2020. The good news: we’ve been doing that here on campus since late May. The order also rolls back the maximum number of people in a room to 10, with social distancing in place. Our Task Force Fall 2020 continues to take steps to ensure our faculty, staff, technology, and facilities are positioned to ensure the best possible experience for our students. Circumstances may change, orders may be enacted and lifted, but our commitment to our students will not falter.

And that includes our commitment to our international students, in the United States to pursue their educational goals. The announcement from our nation’s government this week has been unsettling for all of us. We stand firmly against policies that seek to divide us, as I shared in a message to our Congressional delegation this week. Our colleagues in our Center for Global Education will stay in close touch with you as this situation evolves.

The Academic Task Force, led by Margaret Noreuil, Interim V.P. for Academic Affairs, continues its preparation for fall semester. In each academic unit (department, division, etc.) one or more faculty members have been identified to serve as a technology “point person,” to assist in problem-solving, enhancements, and other matters related to technology. You’ll recall we will deliver classes in a  synchronous format: faculty may be in the classroom or lab (or remote), students may be in the classroom (or in their residence hall room, or off-campus housing) but classes take place in real-time.

In the next two weeks or so, we’ll offer ‘Town Halls’ for students (and parents if they wish) to answer questions and address topics like living in the halls this fall, commuting to and from campus, and taking classes in this highly-flexible format. Watch your email for information on those – they are coming up fast, as is the start of classes!

Until then, please remember to be well, and take care of yourself and each other. What we all do off-campus has an impact on our entire community. Show your family, friends, and fellow students you care about them by wearing a mask when and where it’s called for, and by following the recommendations of our public health professionals when it comes to social distancing.

Be well!

Cor ad cor loquitur. 

– Andrew P. Manion, Ph.D., President

Task Force Fall 2020

A work group charged with shaping the return to campus this fall. We remain committed to on-campus, in-person living and learning at Edgewood College, beginning with welcoming our newest students on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Members:

Andrew Manion

President, Co-Chair

Margaret Noreuil
Interim V.P. of Academic Affairs, Co-Chair

 

Al Brisack

Athletics Director & Head Baseball Coach

Frank Byrne
Trustee

Dawn Crim

Trustee

Patrick Gumieny

Director of Information Technology

Michael Guns
V.P. Business & Finance/CFO

Heather Harbach

V.P. for Student Development/Dean of Students

Cristie Jacobs

Executive Assistant to the President

Lucy Keane
Trustee

Michelle F. Kelley

Registrar

Mary Klink

Associate V.P. for Dominican Life and Mission

Scott Lanphear

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Manager

Willie Larkin
Diversity Officer

Claire Mand

Director of Residence Life

Michael Metcalf
Director of Security & Transportation

Suann Saltzberry
Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Amber Schultz

V.P. for Enrollment Management

Ed Taylor
Director of Strategic Communications

Katie Vesperman
Interim V.P. for Institutional Advancement
 

Dave Wittwer
Trustee

We Are Here For You

On March 23, 2020, Edgewood College moved all classes fully online for the remainder of the Spring Semester. While teaching and learning may feel different this spring,  what has not changed is our commitment to our students, to our shared community, and to each other. While we (like many of us) are today in an online learning environment, we are first and foremost a community. Faculty and staff have produced a video that reminds students, and reminds all who are touched by this community, that “we are here for you.”