UCF Town Hall, Return to Campus Survey, Amplifying Black Queer Voices View in browser
NSCM eUpdate June 22, 2020

that the University's president, Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright, hosted a town hall and went over the return to UCF plan? If you missed it, check the links below and find out the plan's for the fall semester.

Now you know!

Return to Campus - Pandemic Employee Survey

UCF Human Resources has created a form to assist the university in collecting information about our employees. This form was discussed during the Return to Campus forum by President Cartwright. Seresa Cruz is collecting this information for the College of Sciences. 

Please complete this form and send it directly to Seresa at seresa.cruz@ucf.edu as soon as possible but no later than Friday, June 26, 2020. You do not need to include any additional regarding the reasons associated with your answer.

Together We Stand: Amplifying Black Queer Voices

To read the Zebra Coalition's newsletter, please click here.

Bernstein Webinar Replay: Pride in a Pandemic—Finding Inspiration During Uncertain Times

Now, more than ever, pride is important. Whether it’s pride in your sexuality, gender, race, or nationality, it’s easy to shrivel back and hide during uncertain times like a global pandemic. We should argue that dark times are opportunities for all to re-evaluate and reflect on what we are prideful for. No one is immune to this virus, which means we are all in the same predicament.

So how can we support one another and get through this pandemic together?

During our virtual discussion on Wednesday, June 10, PFSA shared what pride means, highlighted some organizations that are doing great things to promote equity and inclusion, and shared information on resources available.

Please click HERE to access the replay.

Resources for Online Teaching Available

The Nicholson School has received resources for online teaching from the College of Sciences that can be found below. 

They can also be found on the Nicholson Resource website, under 'Resources."

Face Masks/Coverings Required in Buildings

From the latest Return to Campus Operations Draft Plan:

Face coverings are required to be worn in all inside common spaces or when in close proximity to others.

If facilities staff, contractors, or vendors are seen without masks in the buildings, we are to report them to the work control center, 407-823-5223, with as much detail as possible (location, description, company name). All have been informed of the new requirement.

It will take some time to get used to the new requirements, but this extra effort is essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19. It is also now mandatory for UCF employees and can result in disciplinary action.

UCF Policies and Procedures Notification

The following policies have been submitted to the University Policies and Procedures Committee for review. These policies are available for review and comment for a two-week period by the university community per university policy 2-001.4 University Policy Development. Policies are available and comments can be made at http://policies.ucf.edu/rfc.asp.

  • 2-800 Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • 3-105.1 Keys
  • 3-11.2 Energy and Water Efficiency
  • 3-211 University Budget Process
Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship — July 1

The Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers Association (USHWA) has announced that the chapter is accepting applications for its 2020 Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Awards. The deadline is July 1.

The scholarship fund was established in memory of Hall of Famer Allen J. Finkelson, the former Vice President of Public Relations at Pompano Park and longtime Chairman of the Board of the national USHWA organization.

Preference for these scholarship awards will be given to a student majoring in journalism, communication (NSCM), or pre-veterinarian/veterinarian related studies (Biology). — please share this with your students.

For more info, please visit here.

NSCM Building Usage — June 15-26

The Nicholson School of Communication and Media building on main campus will be used by the police department for training. This training will be in effect from June 16 through June 26 from 2 to 8 p.m.

There will be speakers in the hallway to simulate a fire alarm or other noises. There would also be blanks fired so that officers can actually get the audible clue of where they need to respond. There is no debris or projectiles that are associated with the blanks, just the noise and small puff of smoke.

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