COVID-19

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College continues to implement measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The posts listed here relate to our communication as to how we are dealing with the pandemic and the steps we are taking to keep the health and wellness of our Southwest Tech community and the greater community around us forwardmost in our actions.

Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Oct 3, 2020

Dear Campus Community, We continue to be grateful for your caring service to students and each other during these incredibly challenging times.  I was recently reminded by Betsy Tollefson of an important book entitled, “The Upside of Stress.”  Author Kelly …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Sept 19, 2020

Hi Colleagues, One of my favorite things to observe in nature are adaptations and transitions.  Sunrises or sunsets, weather in all of its variety, stages of life of other species, seasonal shifts, and many other growth processes in nature intrigue …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Sept 5, 2020

Dear College Community, The link for the college-wide update on Friday, September 4 via video conference will be active on Yammer and in the Hub.  Here are a few updates to supplement the updates on the video conference: Budget:  Layla …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Aug 29, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Pardon the brevity…or perhaps it is appreciated. 🙂 The COVID-19 Return to Campus Phase 3 Plan:  The document has been updated and is located on the COVID-19 website and the Hub.  Included in this update are: The Bookstore’s …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – Aug 21, 2020

Hi Everyone, Our “Board Prep” team recently had a discussion about Speed of Trust behavior #2 – Demonstrate Respect.  We shared our appreciation for people at the college who do a good job of demonstrating respect including Lori Needham, Cynde …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – August 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues, With COVID-19 hitting closer and closer to our own homes, please, please, please remember to be sensitive to the unique situations of others.  The uncertainty and fear can be as toxic as the disease but with obviously different …

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Update From President, Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. – July 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Hopefully this email finds you well.  I had hoped to start writing these updates again the first of August but recent feedback indicated it would be better to start sooner.  We had nearly 150 people participate in our …

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Update From Caleb White – June 18, 2020

Teammates and friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying summer. Here is an update since the last email on Saturday, May 27: Southwest Tech COVID 19 Returning to Campus Guidelines and Policies Handbook. Version 2.0 – The newest edition …

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Update From Caleb White – May 27, 2020

Teammates and friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying the heat J. Here is an update since Jason’s email on Saturday, May 27: Southwest Tech COVID 19 Returning to Campus Guidelines and Policies Handbook (updated for phase 3 …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – May 23, 2020

Greetings, Colleagues. Thank you for your continued efforts to help our students and each other.  I’m simply grateful to each of you for all you do.  Here is an update since our College Forum on May 15: The Board of …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – May 11, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your continued efforts to help our students.  Hopefully all of the mothers enjoyed a special day yesterday.  We are grateful for the strong women who make a difference throughout our college and in our communities. …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – May 1, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff, It seems like a month has passed since our College Forum last Friday and it might take you another week to read this entire message. 🙂 I continue to be most grateful for the care demonstrated …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – April 14, 2020

Dear College Community, The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented us from meeting in-person for this April’s in-service but I enjoyed “being” together anyway.  I am continually impressed by our ability to come together while we must remain apart physically. As …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – April 4, 2020

Greetings, College Family. 🙂 Thank you! Thank you for your hard work, creative adaptations, and compassionate care for each other and our students.  We continue to deliver high-quality teaching and support services in a chaotic environment fraught with uncertainty.  The …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 30, 2020

Greetings, Colleagues. Thank you for an amazing all-college forum on Friday!  I am so blessed to work among generous faculty and staff who are doing exceptional work to help our students and each other through this difficult time. Here are …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 26, 2020

Dear College Family, The Board Meeting went very well this evening with approval for an additional $500,000, if needed, to overcome the COVID-19 emergency.  The Board also approved the additional two weeks of paid leave and associated policies that HR …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 25, 2020

Greetings, Colleagues. These are long days for everyone.  Thank you for reading my long-winded messages and, more importantly, thank you for your efforts to make a difference during this ordeal.  One of my simple gratitudes today: a nap.  It really …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 24, 2020

Greetings College Family, This email, like the first announcement over a week ago, is going to the broadest college audience possible and will be forwarded to all students.  To review previous communications, please visit our COVID-19 response website.  Please note this …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 23, 2020

Greetings, Friends. Today felt like the first day of school. J Many of you reported that, for the most part, things went well.  Yes, there were some issues and setbacks, but by and large we are grateful you helped make …

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UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, JASON S. WOOD, Ph.D. – March 20, 2020

Hi Chargers, Thank you so much for participating in our zoom conference today.  It was good “to see” everyone.  As you heard, many, many people are doing their best to help each other.  We don’t have all of the answers …

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