The Daily@TCC Newsletter

The Week@TCC has changed to The Daily@TCC. We are modifying our weekly employee newsletter so that each day students and employees will have access to the same information. This way everyone is on the same page as we navigate this new normal together. Look for latest edition of The Daily@TCC in your inbox.

The Week@TCC

July 10, 2020

Stay up to date on TCC's response to COVID-19.

Sections


Students

Upcoming: Field Trip Fridays

Visit TCC Facebook pages at Noon to participate!

TCC on Facebook


Fuel Pantry Bags Available

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Northeast Campus Enterprise Building
Southeast Campus Library

Fuel Pantry bags are available in the Enterprise Building at the Northeast Campus or in the Library at the Southeast Campus. Students can simply take a Fuel Pantry Bag after using the computer lab or ask for a Fuel Pantry Bag when they enter the building.

Students are required to adhere to TCC's physical distancing guidelines. Supplies are limited.


Wellness Services for Students

Counseling: TCC Wellness Services offers up to five free and confidential mental health counseling sessions with a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as connection to community resources.

To learn more about services or set up an appointment, please contact:
Chad Mikell, MS, LPC
LPC for Wellness Services
(918) 595-7569
chad.mikell@tulsacc.edu

Resource Coordination: Wellness offers resource coordination for everyday needs to minimize stress and help students succeed. Examples of reasons to contact RC would be food, housing, behavioral healthcare referrals, health care referrals, etc.

For assistance with community linkage/referrals, please contact:
Shatia Stephens, MS, BHCM II
Mental Health Outreach Coordinator
(918) 595-7570
shatia.stephens@tulsacc.edu

Learn more about TCC Wellness Services.
For Questions email wellness@tulsacc.edu.


TCC Forms Team to Support Students Beyond Academics

TCC understands the impact of COVID-19 on you and your family may extend well beyond your academic work as a college student. We are prepared to refer or recommend additional resources or organizations that are helping in the post-pandemic time.

If you don’t know where to go during this pandemic for help, TCC created a Student Response Triage Team to assist you. This goes beyond the classroom and academic support to include help and support from unemployment assistance, and other state and local supplemental benefits. Students may also find they qualify for additional federal financial aid or for the TCC Foundation Student Emergency Fund.

We know each student’s situation is different which is why we are asking for students to complete the Emergency Resource Intake Form so the Response Triage Team can work with you.


Student Updates and Resources

We know you don't see The Daily every day, so we try to re-run timely information posts, or run them a couple of days in a row to make sure you have the opportunity to catch important communication from the College. That said, most of the information you need or might have missed can be found at one of these links:

Thanks for your patience, and know the College has your best interests at heart. We are dedicated to your success. Have a great Summer semester!


Group Fit Challenge

Through July 31

Participate in fitness classes and win prizes!

  1. Complete 5 FREE Fitness Classes, enter drawing for: Set of Fitness Bands, T-Shirt, Foam Roller, TCC Mug & 2 Safari Joe Tickets!
  2. Complete 10 FREE Fitness Classes, enter drawing for: Everything from Basket 1 plus a yoga mat & instead of 2 Safari Joe Tickets, there will be 4!
  3. Complete 15 FREE Fitness Classes: Everything From Basket 2 Plus a set of dumbbells & instead of 4 Safari Joe Tickets, there will be 6!

See the Group Fitness Schedule.

Attend 15 classes in four weeks to enter all three drawings! To enter, you must be currently enrolled at TCC for Summer and/or Fall 2020, a TCC Employee, or a Spring 2020 Fitness Center Community Member. No need to sign up, just start attending Zoom Fitness classes or complete FB Live workouts and post sweaty selfies in the comments below the classes.

*One entry per class. You are allowed more than one class per day. No one can win more than one drawing.


The Financial Aid Office Offers New Walk-in Zoom Sessions

To help with your many questions, the Financial Aid office will now offer Walk-in Zoom sessions – no appointment necessary on Mondays – Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays will still be by appointment only. You can also chat live with a Financial Aid representative 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday. If you prefer, you may also schedule a virtual appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor: David Victorine, Kathy Edwards, Lilli Owens, and Missy Makres.

Chat with Financial Aid


Enrollment Management Virtual Services

We’ve added more virtual Student Services options to assist you.

  • Need to enroll or need a place to start with questions? The Answer Center/Enrollment Services is available 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday – Friday in the ACES Zoom Room. You can connect directly with an Enrollment Assistant or Answer Center Specialist for real time answers to questions. You will be directed to a waiting room where staff will visit with you soon.
    Make sure to have a photo ID available when entering the Zoom Room. If you are a parent or guardian of a student, you must have a FERPA form on file with us to discuss any information with you.
  • For any questions about how to get started at TCC, Tulsa Achieves or our Academic Programs, start with the Admissions and Prospective Student Services. You can access virtual campus tours, schedule a virtual appointment with an admission counselor, and checkout upcoming virtual events, including weekly Q&A livestream events every Wednesday - 3 p.m. on Instagram and 6 p.m. on Facebook. The department is also hosting Zoom forums with prospective high school and adult students.
  • If you are an international student Zoom meetings are available from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, with a counselor from the International Student Services office.
  • For any questions or assistance with records, email records@tulsacc.edu. To request an official TCC Transcripts, email transcripts@tulsacc.edu.

Help with Your FAFSA

The TCC-TRIO Educational Opportunity Center is available to help you complete your FAFSA! Contact the TRIO Academic Counselors by emailing john.thao@tulsacc.edu, clinton.sago@tulsacc.edu or llizette.merchan@tulsacc.edu for assistance.


Academic Advising

Academic Advising and Career Services go virtual!

Connect with an Advisor


Accessibility Resources for Faculty, Students & Staff

Accessibility Resources is here for you! Let us know if you have questions or need assistance.

  • Students: If you need to request an accommodation or modify an existing accommodation, please go to www.tulsacc.edu/ar and click on “How to Request Services.”
  • Faculty Student Success Liaison Program
    Faculty: Do you need strategies, tips or guidance on making their class accessible? Students: Do you want strategies for being successful in the classroom? Contact Kathy Daily at kathy.daily@tulsacc.edu.
  • Blackboard Accessible information

Accessibility Resources: ar@tulsacc.edu
Resource Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing: rcdhh@tulsacc.edu
Text Only Phone: (918) 809-1869


News

"I Can't" Save Sea Turtles with the Oklahoma Aquarium

Sea turle swims through clear blue water

Monday at noon, take part in I Can’t Save Sea Turtles with Oklahoma Aquarium. Learn how small changes can help save sea turtles.

And don't miss these upcoming workshops:

  • July 20 - I Can’t Be Calm with TCC Health & Wellness: Learn simple breathing and movement techniques to keep calm.
  • July 27 - I Can’t Listen to Rap with Woody Guthrie Center: Local hip-hop artists break down song lyrics, explaining how rap is used as a tool to discuss diverse issues.

Registration is required to attend via Zoom. Register for the I Can't Workshops. Before each workshop, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link. Then, at 12 p.m. on Mondays, just click on the link to participate.


The Color of Slumber

Figure in a gas mask inside a cave

July 9 - 11, 8 p.m.
Zoom ID: 950 2898 3103
Register to attend the Color of Slumber

TCC Department of Theatre presents, "The Color of Slumber," a live-stream online performance via Zoom. Written by Mark Frank, the play is the winner of the 2005 KCACTF Merit Award for Outstanding writing. Each night's performance features a different cast. Concept design presentations for set and costumes takes place at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

All performances captioned or ALS interpreted. Contains adult language and themes. For more information, call (918) 595-7777 or visit tulsacc.edu/pace.


TCC Library Summer Book Bash

TCC Library Summer Book Bash Voting Bracket

Round 1 Left Bracket
  • Devil in the White City versus In Cold Blood
  • A Game of Thrones versus The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Fifty Shades of Grey versus Normal People
  • The Handmaid's Tale versus 1984
Round 2 Left Bracket
  • In Cold Blood
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
Round 1 Right Bracket
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings versus Diary of a Young Girl
  • Dune versus 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Call of the Wild versus The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Frankenstein versus Dracula
Round 2 Right Bracket
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Dune

Last week, Normal People by Sally Rooney topped Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. This week, it's a battle between elementary school-required reading classics: The Call of the Wild by Jack London vs. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Things are going to get weird when we get to the round of eight and we have cross-genre battles.

Cast your vote on the TCC Library Facebook page.


New Digital Exhibit: Climbing Jacob's Ladder

TCC Library Achives Digital Collection Searchbar screenshot

Librarians Andy Taylor and Tracy Ashby of the Northeast Campus Library have recently digitized materials from an exhibit hosted by Tulsa Junior College in 1992. "Climbing Jacob’s Ladder" featured a Smithsonian exhibit "The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities" and a local exhibit “Oklahoma: Where East Meets West." Videos, transcriptions, interviews, manuscripts and scrapbooks that cover the history of this amazing exhibit are included.

Additionally, the entire digital archive for the College is available for viewing. For more information or questions, please contact Andy Taylor at andy.taylor@tulsacc.edu.


Chronicle of Higher Education July 10 Issue

"As the outbreak of Covid-19 upends all aspects of academic life, The Chronicle of Higher Education is dedicated to helping you navigate this unprecedented challenge. We recognize that you may not be able to get your print issue right now, so download the July 10 Chronicle.


QUARANTINE Online Exhibit

A rainbow colored Medical Mask embroidered with the words KIHAHKQ APATITHO

Artists from seven countries on four continents answered a 30-day challenge issued by the McKeon Center for Creativity to create art based on their experiences with the coronavirus pandemic. Artists explored the impact of the virus on their work, their loved ones, and their community. The virtual exhibition, QUARANTINE, can be viewed on The Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity Facebook through July 31, 2020.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, the Center will release video interviews with exhibition artists and offer free online workshops that can be enjoyed by true beginners and those with artistic experience. Register for workshops, see the exhibit, and watch interviews on Facebook.


Questions and Answers

Stay on top of the College's response to COVID-19. For other questions, email tcc@tulsacc.edu.


The Daily Submission Guidelines

Do you have updates for faculty, staff and/or students? We need them. Tips for coping with working from home? Send ‘em our way. Funny memes? We’ll think about it. Helpful links? Yes, please.

Submission guidelines:

  • Content must be submitted by 2 p.m. (for the next day’s newsletter)
  • Keep it under 250 words. There are a lot of requests for space in The Daily, and we want to accommodate everyone, but at a certain point, there's too much and people will stop paying attention. Keep it short and to the point as much as possible. If it's too long, they'll stop reading.
  • Horizontal photos work best (600 pixels wide). Try to keep graphics and photos no larger than 600 x 600 pixels.
  • Do not send your information in a PDF
  • For Accessibility, please send TEXT details of your online events along with any flyers
  • One space between sentences

Submissions coming in after the deadline will probably get bumped to the next day. Submit to mcommunications@tulsacc.edu.

You can see past issues of The Daily.


Faculty

Professional Development Opportunity

Teaching and Learning the Narratives, Places, and Legacies of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Discover how narratives shared through oral histories and contemporary stories shape the meanings of historical events in this interactive four-day online workshop. Teachers will critically engage with the history, culture, and events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (formerly the Tulsa Race Riot). All participants will receive digital resources and a professional development certificate for hours completed. This workshop will meet from 9 a.m. to noon each day and participants will be assigned two hours of asynchronous learning activities each day. This workshop is presented by Dr. Shanedra Nowell, Associate Professor, Secondary Social Studies Education and Director of the OSU Writing Project in conjunction with a host of professionals and expert contributors in this field. 2 CEUs.

Register for Teaching and Learning the Narratives, Places, and Legacies of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Cost: $25


Engaged Learning - Resources and Workshops

Workshop registrations are found in the Skillsoft Instructor Led Training Session Schedule with a prefix of “Faculty PD

  • Online Teaching Fundamentals
    • Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020
      (Registrations are limited—don’t delay!)

Please note:

  • While registration is managed in Skillsoft, the actual workshops will take place via Blackboard.
  • You will receive communication about the workshop(s) you are enrolled in around the start date.
  • For more specific information on the workshops, or information on the differences, please contact instructionaldesign@tulsacc.edu .

For more information, please contact engagedlearning@tulsacc.edu or visit one of the following pages:

To request a sign language interpreter call (918) 595-7428, text (918) 809-1864 or email rcdhh@tulsacc.edu. To request accommodations for other disabilities call (918) 595-7115 or email eac@tulsacc.edu. Advance notice requested.


Request Library Instruction for Online Classes

Person sitting at a laptop with books on shelves in the background.

Faculty can schedule library instruction or find the library's instructional videos and tutorials for online courses.


Tips & Tricks for Zoom Meetings

LEVEL 2: MORE Tips & Tricks with Zoom

July 15, 9 -11 a.m.

This class will cover more on set-up, recordings and settings for recording views, and allow for lots of questions and time to practice.

"I can't wait to take Mary Sirkel's class, MORE Tips and Tricks with Zoom! The first class taught me so much. It should be required for anyone teaching online-live this fall." - Mary V. Cantrell, Professor of English and GKFF Faculty Chair for Dual Credit

Register For Level 2.


Health and Wellness

Is Vaping Bad for You?

Vaping has risks, regardless of what you vape. Starting to use e-cigarettes, or switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, increases your risk of devastating health effects. The safest option, according to the American Cancer Society, is to avoid both vaping and smoking altogether. Research into the health effects of vaping is ongoing, and it may take some time before we understand the long-term risks.

Learn more about the effects of vaping fluids with and without nicotine and vaping marijuana or CBD oilFor help quitting smoking.

#StayWellTCC


How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings

when putting on a mask pull the top strings over your ears so that the mask pulls tight against your nose and chin.

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

Wear your Face Covering Correctly 

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering 
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin 
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face 
  • Make sure you can breathe easily 

 Use the Face Covering to Protect Others 

  • Wear a face covering to help protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms 
  • Keep the covering on your face the entire time you’re in public 
  • Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead 
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and if you do, wash your hands 

 Follow Everyday Healthy Habits 

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick 
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available 

 Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home 

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops 
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties 
  • Fold outside corners together 
  • Place covering in the washing machine (learn more about how to wash cloth face coverings
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing. 

Speech bubbles read You Got This!


TCC Fitness Center: Live Fitness Classes

Stay Positive.
Stay Fighting.
Stay Brave.
Stay Ambitious.
Stay Focused.
Stay Strong.

  • Mon. NO classes
  • Tues. at 11:15 a.m. – Tabata with Heather
    Tues. at 4 p.m. Total Body with Jill
  • Wed. at 8:30 a.m. – Kickboxing with Jill
    Wed. at 3 p.m. – Total Core with Alli
  • Thur. at 11:15 a.m. – Body Weight Blast with Alli
    Thur. at 4 p.m. – Kickboxing Combo with Jill
  • Fri. at 11:15 a.m. – Full Body Friday with Jess

Be sure to check us out on Facebook for live classes and much more TCC Fitness Group

Today:

  • 11:15 a.m. - Full Body Friday with Jess

Join Fitness Classes

You can find Zoom IDs for each class at tulsacc.edu/groupfitness.


Crisis Text Line

Free to use for students and employees. 24/7 confidential support. Text RELIEF to 741741.

#StayWellTCC


Employees

TCC-Branded Facemasks Available for Employees

Tulsa Community College logo printed on a blue medical facemask. Mask is worn by a maniquine head.

For those TCC employees working on campus or about to return to campus, TCC-branded facemasks are available. Each employee may have one mask. The masks are reusable, washable, and have a pocket for a replaceable filter. Masks may be picked up at Campus Police offices.

All individuals on campus must use face coverings, which must cover, at a minimum, nose and mouth. This face covering shall be worn when moving throughout the campus, in hallways, breakrooms, restrooms, classrooms, or common areas or any time physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.

Students must always wear face coverings during classes held on campus. Individuals may only remove their face coverings while on campus if all the following three conditions are met:

  • You are within your enclosed private workspace, and
  • You are consistently at least six feet from others, and
  • You are not interacting with others.

To conserve the College’s mask supply, employees should follow the re-use guidelines: Disposable surgical-style masks should be worn on campus for five consecutive days, or until soiled, whichever occurs first. Fabric masks should be washed and fully dried, as needed, but at least once per work week. Appropriate cleaning of the mask is the responsibility of the wearer.

If additional masks are needed, or you have questions, contact Matt Sharpe, TCC director of risk management, occupational health and safety.


Open Positions at TCC

Credits Count Program Coordinator (grant-funded)
Diversity & Inclusion
4907F-6-20

Job Summary: Manage and coordinate on and off-campus Credits Count Grant activities, services, and resources between Tulsa Community College and select Tulsa Public School institutions; act as a liaison between Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Public Schools, and community resources. These may include: 1) Community inclusion, recruitment, and retention activities 2) Academic tutoring and counseling services 3) Fiscal, personnel, and community resources.

Get a full list of qualifications and apply for the Credits Count Program Coordinator Position.


Seeking STEM Academic Tutor

TCC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion department seeks an adjunct faculty member to work with high school or concurrent (dual credit) enrollment students. This position will act as a skilled and educated observer who can provide constructive input for TCC students at TPS partner sites.

$22.74/hr. Bachelor’s degree in STEM field required. Minimum one year experience teaching/tutoring. Monday through Friday, 5-10 hours per week; hours vary but remain between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Interested parties should contact Aaron Wilson, TCC STEM program manager at aaron.wilson5@tulsacc.edu.


Seeking Continuing Education Photography Instructors

TCC Continuing Education is seeking photography instructors - $45.48/hour. There are openings this fall for Photography Levels 1, 2 and 3, as well as courses like Photoshop (Digital Editing), Wedding Photography, Architectural Photography and Aerial Photography. We invite other types of photography course ideas as well!

Interested parties should contact Beth Wild, TCC director, Continuing Education, at beth.wild@tulsacc.edu.


TCC Connect IN Five Available Episodes

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Video Submission Guidelines
  3. Exercise Modifications (Amy Rubottom)
  4. Throwback Thursday #1
  5. Throwback Thursday #2
  6. Chair Yoga with Kenda Morgan

TCC Employee Resources: COVID-19

The Employee Resources Folder - COVID-19 can be found on Sharepoint, and includes folders for Technology (including a guide for using Zoom), Human Resources, Campus Access and Police Operations, SABO minutes, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs.

You can also find it easily without the link in MyTCC: Login to MyTCC. Click on the drop-down box for the employee tab at the top of the page; Select Procedures and Tools in the drop down. Select TCC Collaborative Workspace. Then, you will see a folder that says Employee Resources (COVID-19).


TCC at Home

A field of frozen grassland sits silently at the feet of snow capped mountains shrowded in clouds.

Jon Herring, TCC violence prevention coordinator, submitted some of his globe-trotting photography and I've been sitting on it for a couple of weeks. It's good stuff. In light of the current temperatures, I thought maybe we could use a visual blast of cool air.


Question of the Day

Wherein we ask you a question and you give us an answer.

I don't watch much MMA. I haven't been into pro wrestling since I was 12. But I love the idea of theme music, or "walk-out" music. So that's the question.

QotD: What's your theme song?

On with the feels!

Wednesday's answers (the best-feeling-in-the-world question):

"This is probably cheating, but I have two answers. 1.) When all my family is together is one of my favorite things in the world. My brother is stationed overseas so it hasn't happened in a long time and probably will not anytime soon because of the pandemic, but eventually it will. 2.) Landing in a new city for the first time. Looking out the window viewing the sights from above, deplaning and the rush to greet the new city. It's a fun mix of excitement, nervous energy and endless possibilities."
Kari Shults, External Affairs

"Ending the semester with a 4.0 GPA over all of your courses."
Alex Tibbitts, TCC Student

"One word - LOVE! It could be when I hold a baby, get a hug from my kids or grandkids, or when my husband looks me in the eyes and tells me how much he loves me MORE. But, the one I miss is the hugs of appreciation that I get from students after helping them. (I wonder if we will ever be comfortable enough after COVID to get that back)."
Joanne Tayrien, Financial Aid

"Watching someone you care about succeed or accomplish something big."
Jennifer Beatie, Student Affairs

"My 7-month-old falling asleep in my arms. *sigh*"
Randii Harrald, Wellness Services

"To know your purpose on this earth. When I gave birth to my son and knew that my purpose (my reason for being) is to be his mom."
Susan Sullivan, Nursing

"Good long hugs from those you love. But also some of the simple things in life like new socks, a fresh haircut, or being somewhere beautiful like a nice beach or Costa Rica."
Cole Gaddy, TCC Student

"I'm not a touchy person - in fact, I quite dislike anyone touching me at all. Hugs from my chosen family when I haven't seen them in a long time is always an exception, though, because that's definitely one of the best feelings in the world. (If I can add another, I'd say finishing a really good book!)"
Abigail McGowan, TCC Student

"So, I'm a hugger. (COVID is very hard for me!) If you're not a hugger and we become friends, you learn to at least be a hugger with me. :) So, when I've had a particularly stress-filled day, the best feeling in the world is my 3-year-old snuggling up to me and whispering 'I love you.' But, it's made even better when my almost 9-year-old decides he's not too old to snuggle up to the other side. (Sappy, I know.)"
Jenn Ivie, IR

The best feeling in the world ... Hmmm. An un-asked-for hug from my daughter. Nothing even comes close. It's like having all the weight on your shoulders just sloughed off. Lightens the soul. And I see that a bunch of you are with me on that. Hugs, man. They're the best. I can't believe I just wrote that for people to read. My rep is going to take a hit. - Editor


Watercolor painting of a feminine face. Text: You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in the 'download years' of your childhood, but you are 100% responsible for installing the updates. - Dance with me in the Heart -  Artist: Ali Cavanaugh


Audience Participation

Since The Daily fired up, we've asked for your pictures, thoughts, videos and submissions of basically every kind, and we're not stopping now. If you have something you think would be good for the newsletter, send it our way.

mcommunications@tulsacc.edu


Tweet from Samuel J Comroe: I have no clue what's open or closed anymoore. I just walk towards automatic doors and if my face hits the glass I turn around an go home.

social-media

Agent Coulson is the best. 


Nathan Pyle

Nathan Pyle Comic

Panel 1

Yellow hands hold a brochure for "Dino World."" It pictures the third planet from the sun with dinosaurs on it and text reading Open 24 Hours.

Panel 2

Now we see that the brochure is being held by a comet wearing a hat that says I heart Dinosaurs.


Trying This Again

  • Yesterday morning, well, Wednesday morning at this point, the tweenager woke up at 6, went to the bathroom, then back to her room but did not shut her door.
  • The door-shutting thing has started during the pandemic.
  • Just as I started to fall back asleep, she said, "Daddy." She didn't shout it, wasn't a whisper.
  • I jumped up and ran into her room.
  • She sat on her knees, blanket wrapped around her head and shoulders like a cloak.
  • "What's the matter?" I said.
  • "I don't feel good."
  • Not what you want to hear during a pandemic, right? It's like every parent's worst thing anyway, those words, and now they've been 'roided up.
  • Then she said, "My stomach hurts." And her eyes were huge, and scared, and on the verge of tears, because at 6:13 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in July, she was thinking about COVID-19.
  • She doesn't watch the news, doesn't have social media, but she understands the magnitude of the virus. It's changed her life, changed her generation's lives.
  • And in that moment, what she needed me to say was, "You don't have the coronavirus."
  • But I couldn't. Nausea is a symptom. I took her temperature. I hugged her, then stuck her in bed with us. So far, she seems okay. Today, she feels normal. But ow we're on watch. Heightened alert. It probably isn't, but ...
  • There's so much we still don't know about this virus. I keep hearing people talk about how doctors were wrong about this, wrong about that.
  • They weren't wrong. They were doing science, which any of our faculty will tell you involves observation, analyzing the data, making a judgment, and moving forward knowing that everything you think you know could turn out to be incorrect.
  • Managing this is going to take all of us, acting together, with empathy and perhaps a little humility. 
  • Wouldn't you rather be a little inconvenienced now, and figure this out, than to ... watch everything get worse? Together, we can do this, and we're all more alike than we are different. 
  • Wear your masks. Listen to the scientists. Practice physical distancing. Be safe.

Map of the US with counties outlined. Major metropolitan areas are red.

More people live inside the red areas than in all the gray area.



Get Social with TCC

Make sure you're following TCC on social media at Facebook/TulsaCC, Twitter/TulsaCC and Instagram/TulsaCommunityCollege! We're staying active online, and making sure our community stays connected.


Serenity Now

Elevatedview of two motorcycles riding along a dusty road in arid hills with mountains in the distance.

Your Friday Dose of Roads. Somewhere in California. Photo by jamesbarkman.


Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • Wellness Services: TCC Wellness Services offers up to 5 free and confidential mental health counseling sessions with a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as connection to community resources for TCC students.
  • Crisis Text Line: Free, 24/7, confidential support by text. Text RELIEF to 741741 at any time and place to speak anonymously with a trained Crisis Counselor.
  • TCC Student Assistance Program: Free, 24/7 support and up to 3 in person, telephonic or video counseling sessions. 1-800-327-2251
  • TCC Employee Assistance Program: Licensed counselors are accessible on a 24 - 7 basis by calling 1-800-327-2251
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255
  • Free Statewide Virtual Support Groups

WiFi is Available in Parking Lots on All TCC Campuses

TCC has expanded outdoor WiFi options to all four main campuses.

For the areas listed above, students will need to use their T-number and password to login for access.

In addition, wireless hotspots have been deployed at the Metro Campus making three areas, parking lots 1, 3 and 4, accessible to the internet from a car for anyone. Select ‘Cox_Bus_Central_Hotspot’ from the list of available networks and it will take you to a Cox web page to accept their terms and conditions.


Hotspot Devices Available for Students

The TCC Library has a limited number of hotspot capable devices for students to check out until the end of the semester. Interested students can email Library Assistant, Travis Budd at travis.budd@tulsacc.edu to request a hotspot. Travis will arrange for pickup of hotspots at the Metro Campus Bookstore. Hotspots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


TCC Employee Resources: COVID-19

The Employee Resources Folder - COVID-19 can be found on Sharepoint, and includes folders for Technology (including a guide for using Zoom), Human Resources, Campus Access and Police Operations, SABO minutes, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs.

You can also find it easily without the link in MyTCC: Login to MyTCC. Click on the drop-down box for the employee tab at the top of the page; Select Procedures and Tools in the drop down. Select TCC Collaborative Workspace. Then, you will see a folder that says Employee Resources (COVID-19).