Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, and Parents,
In response to Executive Order 2020-04 and the declaration of a public health emergency, and upon prayerful consideration of what is best for all our faculty, staff, and students, we have decided to suspend classes effectively immediately until Monday, March 30th, 2020. This suspension of classes for two weeks will also entail an extension of the semester by two weeks. The new ending date of the semester will now be May 22nd, 2020, instead of May 8th, 2020. As such, adjustment to syllabi will be made to extend our classes by two weeks. All assignments, tests, quizzes, papers, and projects will be extended for two weeks. For example, an assignment due on Monday, March 16th, will now be due on Monday, March 30th. Furthermore, faculty, staff, and students who live off-campus are requested to self-quarantine and not come to campus during this two-week period.
We know that this is a difficult time, and it is easy to let worry and anxiety to rule in our hearts. However, now more than ever is the time for us to take seriously the Word of God and the promises He has given. We must remember that God was not surprised by the emergence of COVID-19. We must remember that Jesus still rules and reigns on His throne in heaven. We must not forget that no matter what happens, whether the future is uncertain, dark, or foreboding, that God has promised to work all things for Good for those who love God for those who are called according to His purposes (Romans 8:28). We stand convinced that the ultimate question raised by Abraham in Genesis 18:25, “Shall the Judge of all the earth do that which is right?” is definitively answered time and time again in Scripture and in our lives, “Yes, the Judge of all the earth, always does what is right.” Being fully convinced of these truths, we fall humbly upon the character and nature of God, as the sovereign, omnipotent, omniscience, omnibenevolent God, knowing that even in these uncertain times, God is still doing what is good and right.
May the Lord guide and comfort you in these times,
Dr. Sean Sartler
Eucon International University