The Water Cooler, March 2020
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To stay updated on COVID-19’s impact on the University, we’ve set up a homepage, kualumni.org/coronavirus, with information from the University of Kansas, KU Alumni Association, Kansas Athletics and the Student Alumni Network. This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
With schools closing to stop the spread of coronavirus, you may find yourself working from home with a new side-gig: teacher.
If you’re new to homeschooling, you’re probably wondering how you can help your kids learn and keep them occupied while you work. Is it possible to avoid a screen time free-for-all and keep your sanity?
Take advantage of the resources on the KU Mentoring platform, such as:
Connecting with students or alumni:
Students need your help now more than ever as they navigate classes, work, networking and job searching all online. Consider signing up to be a resource to students. Young professionals should feel free to connect as well.
View listings on the job board:
Jayhawks love to hire Jayhawks. From software engineer to library director, KU Mentoring holds the connection to Jayhawks of all skill sets.
New director for Jayhawk Career Network
Howard Graham, g’08, PhD’19, began his new role as director of the Jayhawk Career Network on Feb. 24. He has worked with KU students in numerous roles on the Hill, most recently as the associate director of academic programs in the Office of First-Year Experience, where he was part of the leadership team overseeing KU Common Book, Learning Communities, University 101, and First-Year Seminars. He previously worked for Kansas Athletics as associate director for academic and career counseling.
Graham succeeds Kristi Durkin Laclé, c’99, who launched the JCN in 2018 as its first director. Laclé has taken on a new role as vice president of student, alumni and career programs.
Questions for Howard? You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.