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Tim Brunicardi

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Coronavirus Update - Online Course Information

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to Courses beginning Monday, March 23:

Welcome back from Hocking College’s extended Spring Break. Courses resume online, Monday, March 23, 2020. Our #1 goal is to protect your health and safety and #2 keep you on track to complete your educational goals as you prepare for life beyond this health emergency.  

Coronavirus Update - Campus Employment Information

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to Campus Employment:

We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation very closely. We will continue to keep you informed and notify you immediately as we receive information. At this time, we are aware of no cases in SE Ohio and we want to exercise precautions to keep it that way. Therefore, we are moving more employees remotely.

Coronavirus Update - Information about Financial Aid and Academic Services

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to Students Staying on Track for Graduation:

Welcome back from Hocking College’s extended Spring Break. Courses resume online, Monday, March 23, 2020. Our #1 goal is your health and safety and our #2 goal is to continue your progress to complete your educational goals as you prepare for life beyond this health emergency.  

Coronavirus Update - Students in Dorms

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to Students Living in the Dorms:

To ensure the safety of all students, employees and our campus community, the following rules are effective immediately for all residence halls through April 17, 2020.

Coronavirus Update - Spring Semester

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to The Spring Semester:

We know this is a very disruptive time for everyone. We ask that you continue to remain flexible and we will continue to provide information as we chart our way through these unprecedented times.  

Hocking College continues to be dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well-being of our student, employee, and community populations while minimizing any disruption to the academic progression of our students.  

The remainder of Spring semester has been divided into two parts.

  • Part One (March 23 – April 19) all courses will be offered online. 
  • Part Two (April 20 – May 15) will be determined at a later date as more information becomes available. Consideration will be given to mandatory accreditation requirements in order to minimize any disruption in academic progression and the ability for students to graduate. 

Students will receive instructions and resources via Hocking College email later this week on how to complete their courses beginning March 23, 2020. This information will also be posted at www.hocking.edu

For students that do not have other housing accommodations, their dorm room will continue to be available to them. To make arrangements and for all other questions related to housing, please contact Kim Coy, Director of Housing & Student Life, at coyk@hocking.edu

The series of updates below will allow us to continue the academic progression of our students while protecting our community. These changes are being implemented with the safety of our campus community as our top priority. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline C. Hagerott, Vice President, Student Affairs & Campus Relations at hagerottj@hocking.edu.

Direction for Students a FacUlty

Courses

 The remainder of Spring semester has been divided into two parts.

  • Part One (March 23 – April 19) all courses will be offered online.
  • Part Two (April 20 – May 15) will be determined at a later date as more information becomes available. Consideration will be given to mandatory accreditation requirements in order to minimize any disruption in academic progression and the ability for students to graduate. 

Students will receive instructions and resources via their Hocking College email later this week on how to complete their courses beginning March 23, 2020. This information will also be posted at www.hocking.edu 

For questions, contact the Hocking College Help Desk at helpdesk@hocking.edu or (800) 984-2192.

Spring Commencement

A decision regarding spring commencement will be made at a future date as more information becomes available.   

Business Operations

Hawks Center for Well-Being

(FREE Health Center): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dining Services

Carry-out only from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. / Monday - Sunday

Business Offices

The following offices are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.:

  • Registrar
  • Admissions
  • Housing
  • Financial Aid
  • Cashiers 
  • Academic Success Center (online services also available – more information forthcoming)

The following buildings are closed: 

  • Career and University Center
  • Rhapsody and Catering
  • Logan Campus
  • Perry Campus
  • Student Center 
  • Sylvania Building
  • Washington Hall
  • Lake Snowden
  • Distillery 

Classrooms and Labs

All classroom doors and labs will be locked. Do not unlock doors that are locked.

Identification

Everyone on campus must wear a name badge, student ID, etc.

External Background Checks

External background checks are suspended until further notice. For more information, contact HCPD at (740) 753-6598.

Directions for all Hocking College Employees

Hours of Operation: 8 am – 5 pm 

No employees will be allowed in campus buildings before 8 a.m. after 5 p.m. except for the Wednesday, March 18 Virtual QuickStart.

Sick Policy – Reminder

If you, or someone you live with, is experiencing active symptoms including fever, running nose, sore throat, and cough - STAY HOME. Likewise, if you develop these systems over the next few weeks, notify HR and DO NOT COME TO WORK! Symptoms include:

  • Cough 
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing 

Children on Campus Policy

Children are not allowed in offices on campus as an alternative to regular childcare provisions. See the Children on Campus Policy for additional details.

We ask that everyone continue to remain flexible as we continue to make changes as the situation evolves and more information becomes available. Please check info.hocking.edu/coronavirus for updates and other information.

Coronavirus Update - Rhapsody

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to Rhapsody Music & Dining:

On Sunday, March 15 it was announced in a press conference by Governor Mike DeWine that all bars and restaurants will be closed for dine-in service beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 in an attempt to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

As a result, Rhapsody Music & Dining will be closed until further notice, with no carry-out service being provided.

Coronavirus Update - 3/18 QuickStart

by Tim Brunicardi

The statement below is in regards to the QuickStart scheduled for Wednesday, March 18:

At this time, we will still be hosting the event; but in a virtual format only. We ask that students and families do not physically come to campus on the day of the event. It is Hocking College's goal to promote the health, safety, and well-being of our student and employee populations; while keeping you on track to achieve your academic goals.

Coronavirus Original Update

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College is dedicated to promoting the health, safety and well-being of our student and employee populations. In support of that goal, we are releasing this information bulletin to inform you of the actions we are taking to assess, prevent, protect and respond to the coronavirus. 

Five Cool New Jobs in the Culinary Industry

by Tim Brunicardi

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prospects for prospective chefs and head cooks are literally boiling over! This trend is also supported by the following figures from the BLS:

Tips for Completing an Online Job Application

by Tim Brunicardi

Much like landlines and payphones, the process of filling out job applications in-person has seemingly become a thing of the past.  In turn, these days the best way to let an employer know you’re interested in working for them is by filling out your application online.

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