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Celebrate a season of gratitude

Dear students, colleagues and friends,

Next week is a short week of classes and work for many members of our campus community — some may even be planning to travel to visit family and friends. No matter how you choose to spend the long weekend, I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to rest and recharge.

While we are apart, please remain vigilant in your efforts to protect yourself and others. While COVID-19 cases within our campus community remain low, positive cases are on the rise in Michigan, and each of us has a role to play in preventing spread on our campus and in our community. For nearly two years, we have seen the effectiveness of health and safety measures such as wearing masks, practicing good hand hygiene and being vaccinated. Let us keep up the good work.

If you have not already been vaccinated, please consider making an appointment to do so now. If you are eligible for your booster, we offer appointments through University Health Services by calling 989-774-6599. And if you choose not to be vaccinated, please remember to complete your required weekly COVID-19 test.

If your plans include travel out of town, please consider being tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus. Remember that even fully vaccinated people can carry and spread the virus to others. Testing is an easy way to ensure you will not unintentionally infect those around you.

Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe.

Yesterday, our campus celebrated gratitude at CMU Dining's Friendsgiving event. The "thankful table" included several notes of appreciation for faculty members who share their passion and expertise with their students in and outside of the classroom; for staff members who provide much-needed encouragement and support to their students and colleagues; and for friends and classmates who lift each other up during challenging times. These notes were wonderful reminders that we are surrounded every day by individuals who exemplify our core values of compassion, inclusiveness and respect.

We have so much to be grateful for this year, and I reflect daily on the many individuals and opportunities that have come into my life during my three years as your president. Thank you for all that you have given to CMU, to each other and to me.

Be well,

Bob Davies, Ph.D.
Central Michigan University

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