We are living through history as we all work through and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at Kansas City University. As the historical repository for the University, your library is working to assemble our stories from this challenging time, preserve them, and make them available for future research and study.
COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that Kansas City University has survived, but it is the first one that our current KCU community is living through. The faculty, staff and students didn’t document their experiences during the 1918 Influenza pandemic for us to look back on. The D’Angelo and Dawson Librarians invite faculty, staff, students, alumni, and all the members of our community to send us their stories of this current pandemic to add to our 104 year history.
Please join us by sharing your COVID-19 experiences as a faculty member, staff member, student or alumni at KCU.
Volunteering From a Distance
While staying at home during the COVID-19 shut down this spring, I found I had more time than usual for volunteer activities. Ironically, many volunteer services temporarily suspended their programs because of social distancing concerns. I found a solution: Brookdale Hospice’s “Sending Smiles to Those in Need” program. Brookdale operates seven hospices in the Kansas City area. They request cards, notes of inspiration and encouragement, artwork, and animal photos be mailed to their residents who can’t have visits from family and friends at this time. Pictured below are some cards and stickers I will be sending.
Stuck on how to begin?
You can use one of these prompts to tell us your KCU COVID-19 Story: