In today’s devotion, Gayle Pope ’03 M.Div. reflects on how our relationship with God offers a strong tower of protection. Read today’s devotion.
Archives for May 2, 2023
You are invited to join Professor Schifferdecker and Professor Hansen, along with staff and students who traveled to Tanzania and Mexico/Guatemala this past January, for a Burrito Box lunch from La Tapatia following chapel on Tuesday, May 2 in Dining Room A/B.
We regret to inform you that the yoga session scheduled for today is cancelled, the next session will be online on Friday, May 5 from 11:30 -12.
Prof. Skinner will be leading a travel course in the Holy Land during the next Winter Term. An information session about the experience will be held tonight on Zoom. Use the link in the Community Announcements email.
Join Prof. Skinner tonight, Tuesday, May 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT. You’ll receive more information about the course, the requirements for earning academic credit, the purpose of the experience, the itinerary, and the registration process (which will be opening shortly). There will be time to have your questions answered, too. The session will last a total of 30-45 minutes, depending on how many questions people have.
The session will be recorded, so if you don’t attend but still want information, request a link to the recording by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you online!
1. There was good participation for the drill and response to the alarms.
2. Individuals took the drills seriously and were genuinely interested in assuring an effective evacuation.
3. The team members assisting with the drill heard comments of appreciation from participants.
4. Participants extended feedback regarding such things as: audible alarms being faint, lack of visual strobes and fire doors not closing properly due to propped/blocked open or in need of adjustment.
5. Timed results for drill:
a. Bockman Hall – 1 minute 40 seconds
b. Gullixson Hall – 2 minutes 04 seconds
c. Olson Campus Center – 1 minute 30 second
Continued focus and learning lessons
1. Be familiar with and utilize the closest door to get out.
2. 1-minute is the goal for evacuations, including in-place for areas of refuge.
3. A good rule of thumb is to stay about 150 feet away from the building. If firefighters do need to respond, they will need room near the buildings for trucks and stag of equipment.
4. Please participate and encourage others to as well. You never know when it may be a real fire and not a drill.
5. The Emergency Response Team will continue to review and recommend improvements.
a. The team is currently working to identify areas of refuge to be designated in each building for assisted rescue during an emergency.
b. Audible and visual alarms will be reviewed further.
c. Please submit any additional feedback through the facilities work request process.