Homecoming week is upon us, which means many of our students will be involved in a number of activities intended to make this an enjoyable time. You’ll undoubtedly see various displays around campus and a select few students campaigning for Homecoming king and queen. A group of them also will devote their Friday to a service project: cleaning Krossroads Park in Kochville Township. In addition, we will welcome many alumni back to campus this weekend. You can learn more about all of the planned activities online.
You may have read or seen news coverage of several colleges and universities around the country who were recently forced to close their campuses due to various threats. We enjoy a safe campus, a record of which we’re proud and work hard to maintain, but it is a good idea for all of us to refresh our memories of what to do in the event of a campus emergency. Our emergency procedures guide is posted online.
A number of national thought leaders will visit campus over the next few months during the Fall Focus lecture series. This year’s theme is “Roles & Responsibilities: Ethical Responses to Revolutionary Change,” and John Limbert will open the series this Thursday, discussing U.S.-Iran relations. The full schedule is online at www.svsu.edu/fallfocus. I hope you’ll attend these and other cultural offerings on campus as your schedule allows.