SALISBURY — Catawba Faculty is planning to supply college students seven free summer time credit score hours of programs as a part of its return to extra in-person packages. Catawba plans to start its fall semester on Aug. 18 below restricted restrictions and registration is now open.
The school will comply with a typical calendar together with breaks and holidays, utilizing suggestions and pointers from native and state authorities, in addition to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention methods being deployed at different faculties.
Tuition for the summer time programs shall be absolutely lined by a grant, scholarship or credit score. A number of basic training, main, and elective programs is being provided and college students are requested to register as quickly as doable.
Catawba plans to permit for extra subject journeys, medical rotations, performances, recitals, and different experiences inside and out of doors of the classroom. Performing arts packages will provide stage performances and recitals, with choices for audiences to look at in particular person and nearly. Internships, off-campus service tasks, and course-related in a single day journey shall be included.
Provost Constance Rogers-Lowery mentioned the faculty is collaborating with regional healthcare suppliers Novant Well being and Atrium Well being to offer college students and workers with a wholesome and secure surroundings.
The vast majority of programs for day college students shall be taught in particular person, with fewer on-line or hybrid programs. Distance and on-line training and graduate college students will proceed to have entry to on-line programs. College students are inspired tor register for the autumn semester as quickly as doable to safe their class schedule, and to help in planning house lodging that permit for correct bodily distancing.
College students should register on CatLink, with steering from their advisor as wanted. The 2021-2022 educational calendar is posted at catawba.edu/academiccalendar. The school will proceed to take care of bodily distancing in its services, however occupancy will enhance in accordance with native and state steering.
Lowery mentioned that the faculty encourages college students, staff and others within the campus group to obtain their COVID-19 vaccine. An on-campus vaccination clinic shall be held for college kids and staff on April 30.
Speedy testing and screening will proceed on campus.
Catawba Faculty receives audio-embedded bench in county-wide range venture
SALISBURY — Catawba Faculty has develop into the third web site in Rowan County to obtain a “Right here’s My Story” audio-embedded bench.
The set up in entrance of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library was completed on Monday by Cricket Forge of Durham.
“Right here’s My Story” is an inclusive public artwork initiative devoted to sharing the tales and histories of Rowan County residents who’ve been traditionally marginalized.
It’s funded with a $50,000 grant to the Division of Artwork and Design at Rowan-Cabarrus Group Faculty by the Z. Smith Reynolds Basis. The aim is to focus on methods wherein range makes Rowan County stronger and extra resilient.
“We’re grateful to our buddies at RCCC who helped make doable this effort to make the importance of fairness and inclusion so accessible and so private to those that stroll the grounds of our campus,” Catawba President David Nelson mentioned.
RCCC is certainly one of solely 10 organizations within the state to obtain the funding, and the one group school to obtain it. Different audio embedded benches have been put in at two different Salisbury places — RCCC’s North Campus and at Dixonville Cemetery.
All three benches are actually operational; nonetheless, due to COVID-19 restrictions at Catawba and RCCC, the general public is inspired to make use of the Dixonville Cemetery bench till an official unveiling is scheduled.
The benches characteristic a novel S-curve design with seating accessible on each side. When an individual sits at a “Right here’s My Story” bench, they are going to hear the recorded tales by audio system embedded within the curves of the bench. This offers an intimate listening expertise that permits for quiet contemplation.
The venture has a give attention to accessibility with the form of the bench permitting for wheelchair entry. QR codes situated on the facet panel of every bench join listeners with listening to impairment or language limitations to entry the tales by way of YouTube the place closed captioning is obtainable.
For the previous two years, RCCC’s Artwork and Design Division has been recording tales of members of the group who think about themselves and their voices to be underrepresented in public artwork. As soon as recorded, the tales go earlier than a various Advisory Committee which selects the tales which are shared with the general public.
Every story is roughly 10 minutes in size and every bench performs round one hour of tales on a loop. After the final story performs, the loop begins again at the start. The loop performs repeatedly all through the day, and all three benches play the identical tales concurrently. An individual sitting on a bench a RCCC may have a shared expertise with somebody sitting on a bench at Catawba.
The tales will rotate periodically and new ones shall be added.
Group members who wish to share their very own tales can e mail email@example.com or contact the RCCC Artwork and Design Division. The storytellers can stay nameless, if they like. Whereas the grant funded three benches, extra benches can be found for buy. events ought to contact the RCCC Artwork and Design Division Chair Jenn Selby at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cellphone at 704-798-5241.