VP Julie DeGraw: Online Resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff

To: Students, Faculty, and Staff
Posted: March 26, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Hello Students, Faculty and Staff, 

Students, this message is to remind you that your faculty and staff team here at Valpo continues to be committed to your academic success and your emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.  Our team has worked together to try to provide one place that we list the many resources that are available to you so that they are easily accessible. 

Faculty and staff, we have included a few resources for you as well and also wanted to be sure you knew what we were communicating to students.  

We are all adjusting to our new learning and support environments and while this is challenging, I know we have the Valpo spirit in us to adapt and thrive.  As always, be sure to let me know if there is anything we can do to help support you.  

Health Center: 

The Valpo Health Center is working remotely answering voicemail and email throughout the day as well as receiving medication refill requests via fax from your pharmacy. If you have general questions for the Health Center staff email health.center@valpo.edu or call the main number 219.464.5060.

If you have a medical concern or question call 219.464.5352 and a provider can help direct you to the appropriate medical care. 

Counseling Center: 

For assistance with strategies and techniques to cope with the COVID 19 situation, see https://www.valpo.edu/coronavirus/covid19-updates/031820-staying-healthy/

To arrange for a remote mental health consultation, send an email to counseling.center@valpo.edu

See our videos on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgU3COUW-M4CrB69e21qJbQ

Be on the lookout for the announcement of future outreach presentations on a variety of topics.

The Career Center:

The Career Center is still available for you online! Whether it’s resume review or job search questions, please email us (career.center@valpo.edu) and we can help you. To stay up-to-date with our office and services, please follow us on Instagram @valpocareers.   

Check our on-line resources at https://www.valpo.edu/career-center/students/online-student-resources/ and all our resources at  https://www.valpo.edu/career-center/.

Ways for you to connect socially: 

Stay engaged in our campus community through UPC’s virtual programs, found @ValpoUPC on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! UPC hosts virtual events every week!  

Academic Related Resources:  

Valpo’s four learning centers are now delivering academic support services through online platforms and other remote technologies.  For more information on how to get connected, check for the most recent updates on each learning center’s website–see links below. Center directors and staff remain fully committed to supporting students and connecting them with online resources and assistance through the end of the spring semester.

CODASC (Council of Directors of Academic Support Centers)

Hesse Learning Resource Center  (Laura Sanders, Director)

Judith L. Beumer Writing Center  (Chelsea Wagenaar, Director)  

Language Resource Center (Carol Goss, Director)

Academic Success Center (ASC)  (Tricia Armstrong, Director)

ASC links for specific program updates: 
Peer Tutoring Program and Supplemental Instruction Program    

Registration opens on April 6:

Please make sure to pay attention to emails from the Office of the Registrar for registration instructions.  Below is a helpful link for students with registration instructions. 
https://www.valpo.edu/registrar/registration/register/

Access and Accommodations Resource Center: 

Students granted academic accommodations through the Access and Accommodations Resource Center (AARC) remain entitled to these accommodations. Students with documented disabilities in need of accommodations may still receive services. If there are questions about the implementation or receipt of accommodations please contact Christina Hearne via email christina.hearne@valpo.edu or by phone 219.464.5206

Technical support

For Staff – Tips for Working RemotelyFor Faculty- Tips for Teaching Online
For Students – Remote Resources for Students
For All – Need Help from IT? Submit a ticket online for the fastest support. Follow us on social media for additional tips, tricks and updates! @ITatValpo

Below are two companies providing specials on internet for low-income households:

Comcast: https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/coronavirus/comcast-offering-internet-essentials-package-free-for-60-months-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Xfinity: 
https://www.xfinity.com/prepare#supporting-education 

Spiritual Resources:

Chapel of the Resurrection
We’re here for you — even if we can’t be together

You’re welcome to join us online at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday for Morning Prayer by using this link.

To join in on the Celebrate! worship (10 p.m. Wednesday), go to this Facebook page when they’ll be doing a Facebook Live event.

On Sunday mornings, meet us online for a Service of Word and Prayer.  At 10 a.m. Sunday access our abbreviated Sunday virtual service here.

The Candlelight team has brought Candlelight online through Webex.  Use this link Sunday evening at 9 p.m.   

Our pastoral staff will continue to be available and encourage you to use their “You Can Book Me” contacts for appointments.

For more information and resources please use this link  https://www.valpo.edu/chapel/  

Institute for Leadership and Service
Civic Reflection Series:  Wednesday at 3pm, Civic Reflection conversations are meant for people to express their feelings in a safe space as we strive to build bridges of understanding in the midst of differences. Please use this link: https://meet.google.com/ojr-thbh-xkk

International Programs (OIP):

International Programs (OIP) is Fully Functional Online!

  • Our website contains updates & info for international students, including upcoming online workshops & events 
  • Here is a list of OIP staff, along with their email addresses 
  • iValpo is the place for international students to submit immigration document requests and other info 
  • IP Facebook & Instagram pages are active! 

The Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP):

The Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) remains open via email and our social media platforms to engage with students. Anyone who is looking for support as they navigate re-entering their homelife, balancing time management, or grieving the end of their senior year is welcome to reach out. On Wednesdays from 2-3pm, the OMP will host a “Snack ‘n Chat” via Google Hangouts, to provide space for community and discussion of whatever is on folks minds. 

Connect with our Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/ValpoOMP/) for the most up to date information.