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May 8, 2020

A summary of university changes related to COVID-19

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

K-State is planning for reopening.

The university released its reopening plan on Tuesday, May 5. The plan is a phased approach that requires individual departments and units to create operational area plans that align with universitywide criteria for each phase.

K-State leaders intend to have classes on campus in the fall if everything goes according to that plan.

In a letter to campus on Monday, May 4, President Myers wrote about hope and efforts to reduce the effects of COVID-19 to the K-State community. However, the fall semester will look a little different than normal to continue to keep the community safe.

Financial help for K-State students is available through the national CARES Act.

Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance Robert Gamez wrote a letter to students in Monday's K-State Today for Students about what expenses and who qualifies for financial assistance as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act.

Don't forget, community food assistance is available too.  

During these uncertain times, Cats' Cupboard food pantry is available to serve students AND employees. All K-Staters may access the nonperishable food items in the pantry at their discretion. Check out the May 7 article.

K-State Libraries' is also ready to support fellow Wildcats.

There are a variety of services and resources for instructors, students and researchers available through K-State Libraries. Read about some of the options. 

Lastly, K-State awards a degree to Kansas farmer.

The College of Agriculture re-evaluated the remaining degree requirements — two credit hours— for Dennis Ruhnke, the Troy, Kansas farmer who sent the N95 mask to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They decided that his 50 years of work experience was worth two credit hours — in addition to his very generous gesture — and awarded him a bachelor's degree.