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Good afternoon, Monks, We're so glad that students are back on campus.  A heartfelt welcome back to everyone. Over the last 21 days, we've shared a lot of new information about new staff and new initiatives.  I'm so proud to say that the changes you'll see have been as a result of conversations we've had [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:27-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

Trust the Process

Good morning, Monks! Two more days until the beginning of a new school year.  While we don't know much about what this semester, or year, holds for us, we know that it starts in two days.  Around the country, as their students return, colleges and universities are putting their pandemic plans to work. Until now, [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:27-04:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

Being Inclusive

Dear Monks, A good evening to you all. As I sit down to write this, however, it looks like Move-In day(s) happened the way we envisioned! I mean, there were probably some moments.  Maybe some of our families had to wait a little longer than expected to move in.  Maybe there were paperwork holdups.  Maybe [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:27-04:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

Student Leaders

Good evening, Monks, The first of our Class of 2024 has arrived on campus!  Welcome, welcome, welcome. It was a beautiful day today, and while it looked a little different, (masks, food delivery, lots of waves instead of handshakes and hugs) it felt, to me, like every other new student move-in day.  And the best [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:27-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

The Class of 2021

Good morning, everyone, I had posted earlier this week (or was it last week?) about food on campus.  So, I really should move off of the topic, but I had the best piece of chocolate cake last night on campus for dessert. I know, I know....."how can you talk about dessert with the pandemic bending [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:27-04:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|


  Morning to you, Monks, Yesterday was a beautiful day on campus! It was made all the better because it was the first time we gathered our Orientation Leaders (OL's) together for training.  I made it about halfway through my opening remarks to these students, all dutifully masked, sufficiently spaced, under the outdoor tent on [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:27-04:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

Feed Me!

Good morning, everyone, Seven days, count 'em, seven, until the first day of class.  But, call me Abe Maslow, that's all fine and good counting down, but what am I going to have for lunch today?  When things get busy, it seems like being in the kitchen, or more specifically the eating part of being [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:28-04:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

Are we there yet?

Good morning, Monks, and happy Sunday! 'Tis the day of rest, and in keeping with that tradition, I'll be brief with my remarks this morning. But first... IT'S ONE WEEK UNTIL OUR STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS! Now, there are lots of caveats, yes, our commuter students don't technically come back to campus on Sunday, although [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:28-04:00August 16th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

Who is David Lischer?

  Good morning, everyone, I hope this morning finds you still in pajamas, waiting on that first cup of coffee to cool off.  Or, maybe you've been up for hours now, walking your dog, getting ignored by your cat.   At any rate, happy Saturday. During this blog, I've been using the weekend posts to showcase [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:28-04:00August 15th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|

The COVID Post

Good morning, Monks! Is it our new routine to start, or end, our e-correspondence with statements of staying safe, hoping family is healthy, I sure hope those dogs of yours aren't mass spreaders, etc.?  I mean, I love the sentiment.  It's just, this is a whole new phrase-ology than I was used to before March.  [...]

2021-10-07T09:59:28-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Dean of Students|