Protection & Prevention Protocol

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The virus spreads between people in a way similar to influenza, via respiratory droplets from coughing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days, but may range from two to fourteen days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. There is currently no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, but research is ongoing. Efforts are aimed at managing symptoms and supportive therapy. Recommended preventive measures include handwashing, maintaining distance from other people (particularly those who are sick), and monitoring and self-isolation for fourteen (14) days for people who suspect they are infected.  As we seek to maintain a healthy Living Learning Community, Livingstone College is adopting the following protocols in response to The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contagion:  I. Protection Protocol  Clean your hands often  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.  Avoid close contact  Avoid close contact with people who are sick  Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.  Take …

Frequently Asked Questions

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CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding (Livingstone College Policy) What is the CARES Act Emergency Fund provided by the federal government? ·        The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. Section 18004(c) of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which supplies emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. When will CARES Act Funds be available? ·        Livingstone College applied for a federal CARES Act grant and received funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). During the week of May 11, 2020, Livingstone College will begin to distribute grants to students impacted by COVID-19 based on their financial needs. Grant recipients will be notified through their Livingstone College email accounts.  Who is eligible for CARES Act Funds? ·        Students enrolled at least half time as of March 13, 2020 and be eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid. The Financial Aid Office will use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to determine your eligibility. Students not deemed eligible on March 13, 2020 are ineligible for the funds. ·        Unfortunately, the DOE does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, students enrolled in distance learning before March 13, 2020, students not meeting satisfactory academic progress, and students not eligible for Federal Student Aid as determined by the DOE. …

Student Onboarding in Residence Halls

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Livingstone is looking forward to receiving Blue Bears on the campus of Livingstone College. We want to provide you with information to make your move-in experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Our priority is keeping students safe and healthy in their residence facility. We will observe the CDC guidelines for physical distancing, face coverings, hand washing, and enhanced cleaning of our facilities, as much as possible and with proper regard to safety. We have developed an onboarding Move-In Plan which consist of the following: September 1-2 Residence assistants and student government leaders. Residence Assistants must move in by 2pm. Student Government Leaders begin move in at 2PM. September 4. All in state New Students (Freshman, transfer, readmit) A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm September 5. All out state New Students (Freshman, transfer, readmit) A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm September 8. All Upper Classmen A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm September 9. All Upper Classmen A-M move in between the hours of 8:00am – 12:00pm N-Z move in between the hours of 1:00-pm – 5:00pm

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Dr. Shawn Foster named new superintendent of Orangeburg County School District

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Dr. Shawn Foster, chief officer of operation and student services for the Aiken County School District, has been named the new superintendent of Orangeburg County schools. The Orangeburg County School District Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that Foster had been selected as the district’s new superintendent and will start the job July 1. Read More…

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Early-bird incentive for registration

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Open letter to students from President Jenkins                    July 2, 2020 Dear Blue Bear Nation: Recently, I shared that Livingstone College will resume on-campus operations for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The Reopen LC Task Force has developed and are deploying eight critical protocols that will enable the college to execute our mission safely in the “New Normal” – fostering a safe living and learning environment. As we are excited about reassuming in-person campus operations and your return, we are engaged in thoughtful planning and execution, preparing the campus for your arrival. However, in order for us to adequately prepare for your arrival, we need for you to register as soon as possible.  Livingstone College has moved to online registration. By registering online, we will reduce face-to-face interaction on our campus while automating the registration process. Online registration opened on July 1, 2020.  Students who fully register, complete their 2020/2021 FASFA, and pay their room deposits by July 15, 2020, will receive an early-bird incentive grant between $500 and $1,000. This incentive grant may be applied to your student account thus reducing your preexisting balance or your tuition and fees for the Fall 2020 Academic Semester. Our goal is to provide an economic stimulus for our students and their families during these critical economic times. Please note: The funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. On behalf of the entire Livingstone College family, we are looking forward to seeing you in the …

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NEA awards $15K grant

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SALISBURY – Livingstone College was awarded a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Rowan County. Livingstone was one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program between September 2020 and June 2021. The NEA Big Read is an Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest. Its purpose is to broaden the understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The NEA Big Read in Rowan County will focus on Adrian Matejka’s, “The Big Smoke.” Activities will take place April 2-May 7, 2021. “Our text is an exquisite collection of poetry that depicts the heavyweight champion Jack Johnson as a social phenomenon through a literary lens,” said Dr. Da’Tarvia Parrish, program director and history and African-American studies professor at Livingstone College. “As literature allows the imagination to exist where often perceptions can be reconstructed and redefined, I’m eager to unfold how this communal lesson can increase the complexities of self-awareness and acquire new perspectives.” Livingstone College will host shared activities with several community partners to include the Rowan Public Library, Families and Communities Together (F.A.C.T.) and Hornets’ Nest Girl Scouts Troop 454.  “For over 140 years, Livingstone College has provided leadership to the global society whereas our effort in the Big Read is simply another way the college does its best to serve,” said Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. “We are thankful …

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Livingstone secures second $500,000 grant for library

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SALISBURY – In under two years, Livingstone College has been awarded a total $1 million to rehabilitate the historic Andrew Carnegie Library, located on its Salisbury campus. The National Park Service announced the first award in August 2018. The second grant award was made this spring, a welcomed announcement during the coronavirus pandemic. The award was made possible through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. It is part of $7.7 million in grants to 18 projects in 12 states for the preservation of historic structures on campuses of HBCUs. The first grant award was designated for Phase I, which included the engineering architectural survey, water infiltration work to stabilize the foundation, and roof repairs/replacement. “We were able to complete the engineering and architectural survey of the condition of the building before the coronavirus pre-empted further work,” said Dr. Carolyn Duncan, Livingstone’s grant writer. “We expect work to proceed again in June.” The recent grant will be used to complete Phase II, which includes installing an HVAC system to adequately heat and cool the building, keeping the climate at a temperature that will help extend the life of paper documents, which consists of  historical African-American archives and memorabilia; replacing outdated electrical wiring and increasing electrical outlets throughout the building; replacing obsolete light fixtures throughout and providing adequate lighting; situating Ethernet portals and internet charging stations for students and patrons; and repairing plaster and painting …

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$500,000 grant to preserve Monroe Street School

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SALISBURY – Livingstone College has been awarded a $500,000 grant to preserve its historic Monroe Street School property. The award, announced and administered by the National Park Service, is part of $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants that will finance 51 projects across 20 states and the District of Columbia to preserve sites and history related to the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th Century. Monroe Street School, located at 1100 West Monroe Street across from Livingstone College, was the first high school – J.C. Price High School – constructed for African Americans in Salisbury. It was a high school from 1923 until 1938 when a larger high school was built due to overcrowding. The new facility on Bank Street became J.C. Price High School and the former school on Monroe Street was renamed Monroe Street Elementary School, serving as a public school in some capacity until the 1980’s when it was sold to Livingstone College. It’s currently named the S.E. Duncan Education Center, in honor of the fifth president of Livingstone College, Dr. Samuel Edward Duncan. In 2003, the property met the historic designation for both education and ethnic heritage and was designated an historical site by the U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service. The building, last used as the West End Head Start Center and Livingstone’s Education Department, has been vacant for approximately 15 years due to unabated asbestos. Dr. Carolyn Duncan, Livingstone College director of grants, student scholarships and special projects, said …

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LC to host virtual open house

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SALISBURY – Livingstone College will host a virtual Open House May 21 via its official YouTube page. The college’s spring Open House in April was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual Open House is from 1-3 p.m. May 21 and will feature opening remarks by President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., as well as information from financial aid, residence life, student activities, health services, athletics, band and Summer Bridge Program representatives. The speakers will accept questions via YouTube’s chat on the day of the event, or students and parents can submit questions in advance by emailing them to admissions@livingstone.edu. While the on-campus Open House affords students an up close and personal experience of Livingstone College, this abbreviated virtual event is designed to offer a snapshot of campus life, provide important information regarding the fall semester, and answer parents and students’ questions, said Dr. Tony Baldwin, enrollment manager and associate vice president for the operations of student affairs. “Our Office of Communications has created an immersive virtual tour for students and parents that allows them to feel as if they are on campus in lieu of onsite visits,” Baldwin said. “We have to adapt to the times and today, virtual meetings and tours are the safest way to conduct business due to social distance practices.” The virtual tour can be found here: Livingstone Admissions. No registration is required for the Open House. Students and parents can simply tune in at 1 p.m. May 21 on Livingstone’s official YouTube page …