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Campus update for Oct. 28, 2020

important covid info

Here is information about move-out for the 2020 winter break, re-opening and related topics. If you have a question that is not answered here, email Residential Life or call 309-794-2686.

Key points: 

→ All classes after Thanksgiving will be fully remote.

→ If you plan to leave for Thanksgiving, you should check out by noon Nov. 26. If not, complete the "Winter Break Housing Request Form" at before Nov 9. 

→ If you leave for Thanksgiving, you should NOT return to campus until the beginning of J-term (if you are taking a J-term class) or spring semester. This is to help prevent the risk of bringing the virus back to campus after the holiday.

For 'Faustus,' the show does go on

Our theatre faculty and students faced the same difficulty this fall as other theatres worldwide: How to present their work under the limitations of a pandemic?

The answer is a limited run of live performances of "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus" with widely spaced seating, and a recorded virtual show for anyone. We're fortunate to have our own colleagues, Fresh Films, on hand to create a high quality video of a live performance.

"Faustus" will be performed live Thursday-Sunday at the Brunner Theatre Center on campus for students, faculty and staff only. The recorded virtual performance will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Learn more and reserve your seat!

Take a moment tonight in the chapel

Wednesday Chapel is held every week at 8 p.m. in Ascension Chapel, Founder's Hall. 

Tonight's special theme is peace. In a time of uncertainty and unrest, Campus Ministries wants you to know that everyone has a place here on campus.

Today's updates: 

• What does beauty mean to you? The MJMC 411 Seminar in Media class is asking for help with a body positivity campaign. Class members will be taking a photo of individuals on campus and asking them on video what beauty means to them. Sign up.

• Vikings United: Continuing the Dialogue will offer a talk on American racial history, group video viewing and discussions from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 

• The Tredway Library has posted "Book it to the Tredway Library" about the upcoming book display, library programs and a virtual murder mystery.

• For health and safety reasons, this year's Hispanic Film Festival has been canceled. The World Languages, Literatures and Cultures department plans resume the festival next year. 

Today:  Black/African-American Career Professionals 4:30 p.m., S'mores with Sigma Pi Delta 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Latin American and Latinx Studies open house 4:30 p.m., Business Club with Lynda Barr '87 4:30 p.m., Chi Alpha Pi pre-rush event 6:30 p.m., The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus 7:30 p.m. Astronomy Club 8 p.m.


falling for augie

Still #fallingforaugie 

Senior Rachel Oliver created this autumnal A for Instagram. You can still share your fall beauty photo using #fallingforaugie  (or by direct message) and win an Augie Prize box. If you are a remote learner, you are welcome to send in a photo from last year.