Campus Connections: January 18, 2022
Jayson Boyers, EdD - January 18, 2022
Dear Members of the Rosemont Community,
We continue to get further underway with the spring semester as today we welcome our students in the traditional graduate programs back to campus. This week we also launch our Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest, and I encourage our students to submit their works of artistic or academic expression.
Important update: the module to submit your booster is now live through the Raven Safe app. Please follow the instructions below for more details.
And, you won’t want to miss our latest installation of Good News, featuring moves in SGPS.
In this week’s issue, you’ll find:
- Submit Your Booster in Raven Safe App
- Athletics Spectator Policy
- Good News: SGPS Moves
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Art Contest
- Explore Rosemont’s Early Years
- This Week’s Game Schedule
- And More…Read Below
Quotable Cornelia: “Don’t talk about what you are going to do for God but reflect on what God is going to do for you.”
The Many Things Happening on Campus
Campus COVID-19 Policies
The Rosemont community has shown throughout this pandemic that we will work together to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, which includes preserving our ability to continue with in-person instruction. This is why I ask that you review and adhere to the COVID protocols (see detailed protocols here). These protocols were developed upon careful review of CDC guidance, as well as review of current efforts by other colleges and workplaces. There are three updated recommendations related to mitigating the spread and impact of Omicron, which has proven to have increased spread:
- Masking—specifically use of KN95 of N95 masks which are more effective in reducing small particle spread.
- Vaccination—full vaccination required for all new students, faculty, and staff, and boosters required for everyone by February 28, 2022.
- Isolation during infection—those who test positive will need to isolate off campus for 10 days.
Read more about the updated protocols.
Booster Shot Module in Raven Safe App is Live
All students, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus are required to be fully vaccinated. As of February 28, 2022, this requirement includes having received an FDA-approved booster shot. This requirement is in line with the CDC recommendation that anyone 18+ should get boosted.
You can now submit proof of your booster in the Raven Safe app by selecting:
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on your home screen
- Vaccine Passport
- View Passport Status
- Add a booster shot
Athletics News: No spectators permitted at home events
On 1/7/22, the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC), which Rosemont is a part, issued the following statement: "In response to rising levels of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, the Colonial States Athletic Conference has made the decision to temporarily prohibit spectators at all athletic contests, effective immediately. This will remain in place through January 31, at which time the Colonial States Athletic Conference will review the policy."
Additionally, to safeguard our community, visiting teams will be required to wear KN95 or N95 masks when arriving to our campus and while they are inside any of our facilities. The only time individuals will not need to wear a mask is if they are the head coach during the contest or if they are an athlete actively playing during warm-ups or during competition; all members on the bench will need to mask at all times. Immediately following the match, all coaches and athletes will put their masks back on. We ask that teams do not mingle or shake hands prior to, during, or after competition.
Good News: SGPS Moves
As we begin a new year, we have launched a new series called Good News. There are endless examples of amazing things happening at Rosemont. We need your help in amplifying these stories so that everyone can share the pride in the individuals that help to make Rosemont an amazing community. Today, we feature moves in SGPS!
Matthew Antonio Bosch, Associate Dean for SGPS and Program Director for HESAA, has moved to Interim Academic Dean of SGPS where he will work with the Assistant Dean and Program Directors to advance the academic quality and overall experience of our Rosemont’s graduate and professional studies students.
Jay Kolick, Program Director for Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, is now permanent Assistant Dean of SGPS where he will lead SGPS’ accelerated programs, general education courses, and Prior Learning Assessment.
Kathy Richardson, full-time faculty member in Counseling, has moved to permanent Program Director for Counseling programs, which have earned recent recognition through CACREP accreditation.
Congratulations to Matthew Antonio, Jay, and Kathy on this exciting news!
Do you have good news you think our community may want to know? Fill out the submission form.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Art and Essay Contest
In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Office of Diversity and Belonging and the Office of Mission and Ministry will begin a four-week celebration in which students will be invited to submit works of artistic or academic expression that relate to our theme You Spoke, Now Move: Contemplating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Our Nation’s Struggle for Racial Justice. The deadline for submissions is February 18.
Centennial Spotlight: Explore Rosemont’s Founding and Early Years
As we continue our Centennial celebration, the Centennial Education Sub-Committee has assembled fascinating historical documents and photos about the SHCJ’s founding of Rosemont and the College’s early years.
Read more about our College’s storied history.
View the visual story about the establishment of the College and its first students.
Marketing Self-Service Resources Now Available!
Need to download the College logo? Want to create a flyer or social media graphic for your club or program? Need to order business cards for staff members? Look no further! The Office of Marketing and Communications has created a suite of resources for our community, so you can download files and access tools whenever you need them.
January Centennial Reflection
Hit pause for a few minutes each month to pray and reflect with the College community.
For the month of January, former Rosemont President Sr. Ann Marie Durst, SHCJ, shares a reflection as we begin 2022. As a community, we will journey together in gratitude for the many
blessings of Rosemont’s Centennial Year.
Listen to January’s Centennial reflection
This Week's Game Schedule
Women’s Basketball, 7:00 pm at Bryn Athyn
Men’s Basketball, 7:00 vs. Keystone College
Women’s Basketball, 1:00 pm vs. University of Valley Forge
Men’s Basketball, 3:00 pm vs. University of Valley Forge
Stay up to date on the latest information. Let’s Go Ravens!
Counseling Center Hours for the Spring Semester
Rosemont College Counseling Center provides individual, group, and drug and alcohol counseling services designed to support students in becoming the best version of themselves, reaching individual goals, and improving quality of life. Counseling services are free of charge to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Rosemont College. The Center is currently offering in-person counseling sessions with masking and social distancing and telehealth counseling sessions. The Counseling Center also hosts Community Events each week on Monday through Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the lobby of Hirsh Community Center. Please stop by a Community Event to learn about a health and wellness topic, engage in an activity, and chat with the counselors.
The Counseling Center is located in the lower level of the Immaculate Conception Chapel in Room 9 and is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday. If you are interested in learning more about counseling services or scheduling a time to speak with a counselor, please reach out to the Counseling Center by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (610-527-0200 x2416), or visit the Center during operating hours.
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