Six Things I’Ve Said In Social Media About COVID-19

1. Colleges and universities are loosing a great opportunity with this crisis. Work with hospitals and be good citizens of your communities by opening campuses to temporarily serve as an annex to a hospital.

2. As the great Kenny Rogers once said, “You’ve got to know when to hold them… and when to fold them! When to walk away and when to run…” We MUST walk away from this one, practice social distance and wear a mask.

3. I applaud Dr. Driscoll and the IUP community for canceling all face-to-face classes this Spring and for finding ways to substitute internships and help students. This is great leadership, I must add.

4. Have some fun, go play the guitar, read a book, watch a movie… Don’t let this crisis make you depressed or sad. Remember Christians, God is in control. You will be okay.

5. Give us a chance to beat this virus. It starts with non-essential staff to be home. It’s time to act!!! NOW. “Give People Chance!” “Give Us A Chance.” Let’s do what we can to stay safe by staying home for now.

6. You know man, the responsible thing to do for colleges and universities, in my opinion at least, is to cancel in-person classes and graduation this Spring. Classes can be delivered on-line and there is always Summer (or Fall) graduation.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.