Hello, Shockers! After more than a year of virtual classes and Zoom meetings, it is with particular enthusiasm that I welcome you back to Wichita State! I look forward to seeing all your faces around campus, in meetings, and in our classrooms. In this time of uncertainty around COVID-19, it’s particularly important that we take measures to promote and protect our own wellness, as well as the health of our loved ones and the community. One such precaution you can take is getting vaccinated against COVID-19. As a licensed physician assistant myself, I have taken this step, and know these vaccines are an important part in ending the pandemic. We’ve made it easy for you to receive a vaccine at Student Health located in the Wellness Center. We are also requiring masks in our classrooms and labs, and we’re strongly recommending masks be worn in all other indoor spaces on campus. As we head into the fall semester, I hope you’ll also take some time to enjoy a meal in the RSC, take a stroll around our beautiful campus, and connect with other members of our Shocker family. During the coming weeks and months, I look forward to talking with all of you about how we can work together to achieve our shared vision for Wichita State. I hope to see you in person or virtually at our annual faculty and staff fall address on Wednesday. Again, welcome back, Shocker family. And best of luck in all your endeavors. Go Shockers!