Day: August 13, 2020

McKee Library adjusts rules, increases cleaning to comply with health regulations

McKee library has adjusted its rules in order to comply with health regulations on campus. Some of the regulations being enforced include frequent cleaning of surfaces, material rentals online, installation of plexiglass as well as reduced student capacity. The latter will only allow for 50 percent of each floor to be used, making it easier …

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Residence hall staff prepare designated quarantine halls in Talge and Thatcher

In a previous article published by the Accent, it was announced that Southern will have one hall reserved in both Thatcher and Talge to accommodate students who may need to quarantine if they come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. According to the article, Vice President of Student Development Dennis Negron reported …

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Southern shares results of May 7 survey regarding COVID-19 preventative measures

On May 7, Southern sent a campus-wide survey to both returning and new potential under-graduate students about their willingness to abide by new rules in order to protect themselves, friends, faculty and staff from the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The Southern Accent was able to contact Chris Hansen, director of Southern’s Institutional Research and …

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Freshman, transfer student orientation altered to address COVID concerns

On Friday, Aug. 14, incoming freshmen and transfer students will start arriving on campus to settle into their new rooms and prepare for orientation week. But with SmartStart cancelled this summer and new precautions set for the semester, the yearly program will look different from previous years. Orientation will start on Monday, Aug. 17, and …

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SAU Intramurals set to continue into the fall semester with updated guidelines

Southern’s intramurals website was updated on Tuesday Aug. 11 to confirm that intramurals will still be running throughout the Fall 2020 semester. While there will be new guidelines in place to help minimize contact and large crowds, the sports set to take place this fall include softball, tennis doubles, futsal, flag football, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments …

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