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COVID-19 Update: April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 (9:45 am) Central Time

Dear Simpson College Community,

Good morning. Below you will find two updates related to the Simpson College campus community. We continue to remain committed to updating and informing each of you on key issues related to COVID-19. Please look for our next COVID-19 update on Thursday.

Simpson College Parents Town Hall

In an effort to address parents’ questions in real-time, the college will be hosting a Zoom town hall this Wednesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Central. Additional information was provided to all parents via email last week. For updated information, please see today’s post in the parents Facebook group. Leading the call will be campus administrators from the following areas:

-       Heidi Levine, Vice President for Student Development & Planning

-       Deb Tierney, Vice President of Admissions

-       Cathy Hoch, Chief Financial Officer

The town hall will be conducted via Zoom and will provide an opportunity for parents to have questions answered related to COVID-19. We encourage all parents/guardians to attend. In addition, we will be recording the event and will share with all parents via the Facebook parents group the following day.

Updates from Dunn Library

Dunn Library may be closed, yet our online services continueCurrent library services and expanded online collections are linked below. We are virtually here for the Simpson College community.

Research assistance and form for other inquiries is available at Ask a Librarian.

Borrowed Items have been renewed until September 1, 2020.

Returned books and materials may be placed in Dunn book drop or brought back when you return to campus.

Interlibrary Loan requests may be made online for book chapters and articles.

Online Collections located through Discovery (ebooks, articles, streaming video & music) Includes free temporary access to many licensed e-resources including 

  • Ebooks: EBSCO eBooks with unlimited users, JSTOR, Annual Reviews, ScienceDirect
  • Articles: expanded JSTOR, AAAS, BioOne
  • JoVE science labs (links to faculty)
  • Naxos Music Library now 20 users

Essential Resources linked below Discovery box

  • Subscribed databases, including Kanopy video streaming
  • National Emergency Library & COVID-19 Academic Open Access Resources
  • New York Times sign up

Please Click on the Online Guides Below:

Connect with Us

We continue to maintain and respond to all questions submitted through our dedicated email address. Please email, COVIDResponse@simpson.edu  However, for students with specific questions related to course work, we encourage you to contact your individual professor and or advisor. For faculty with academic-related questions, please contact Cheryl Jacobsen, academic dean.

Please continue to monitor your emails and check the Simpson College COVID19 webpage for updates.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions. #ONESimpson.

Thank you,
Bob Lane ‘81
Interim President