Dear Honors Student,
One of the best things about Take Care Tuesdays (TCT) is the sense of community it fosters in Honors.
If you're new to the series, each installment features staff, faculty, current students, and alumni. We share how the TCT topics have meaning for all of us, whatever our role in the university, because we have an incredible opportunity to learn from one another. By cultivating individual well-being, we also strengthen and energize our communities. The TCT Community is your Honors Community, and part of your network of support at KU.
Never have these goals been as important as they are now during the pandemic. The actions that we take as individuals have great impact on our community and vice versa. And the better our community's health, the greater chance we have to connect again in the ways we miss.
While there is much that we still don’t know about COVID-19, we do know that some individuals and populations are at greater risk, and while some experience only mild symptoms, others suffer greatly. We also know that these differences are compounded by systemic inequalities related to healthcare access and other societal factors. These differences are not always visible, but they are no less important. Wear your mask. Observe physical distancing. Care for others as you care for yourself.
We know that social interactions sustain us and college is a time of meeting new people, so this installment of TCT features strategies to connect with others in the present moment. The unique opportunity of right now is that there are new and different ways to engage. We hope you will tune in, show up, and find inspiration in this week's topic — and all the topics we have in store for you.