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Greetings Grenadiers, well you've made through the first week of class and we're so glad to have you back, even though you are not on campus.
I bet is this different for many of you. However, for those accustomed to online courses, you know you'll just be fine. And for those who are new to virtual learning, give it some time, you will adjust. If you're having difficulties however, reach out; your professors are available to lend a helping hand.
Beyond the classroom, many of you are anxious and afraid. You may be feeling cut off and isolated. But again, you are not alone. While Grenadier's are by our very definition fighters, even fighters need to ask for help from time to time. You have a family at IU Southeast. Your professors, the staff, even your classmates are available virtually, to help you through these uncertain times. Our entire campus is here to support you. Reach out by email or telephone and let us know how we can help you.
For the very few of you without computers or reliable internet service, we do have computer labs in the library and just outside Student Central in the University Center. If you are using these computers please make sure you observe the 6-feet physical distancing recommended by the CDC and don't stay long. Our staff has been busy cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, to keep you safe. We have also added a Wi-Fi hotspot outside Knobview. Simply drive up and connect with the internet from the comfort of your car, but please remain in your car—again, don't stay long and don't socialize with others there.
However if at all possible it is really very important that you stay home and don't venture out unless absolutely necessary. This change to our daily lives will be extremely challenging for many and will only get harder over time. However, we all must disrupt our usual patterns and preferences, and disrupt them profoundly, since we are now well beyond the comfort and convenience stage. We now occupy a zone where over-compliance is vital, and, hence, we must all work together to ensure our overall welfare. But we all can do this!
Again, let me thank you for all for your patience, flexibility, and support. I am proud of you all. You can do this, Grenadiers! We will persevere. By following the rules and staying home, we will defeat this virus. We will come back stronger than ever. We will be better, together as one IU. Thank you.