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Coronavirus: Eureka College postpones commencement; Lincoln College, Heartland expect decision next week
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Coronavirus: Eureka College postpones commencement; Lincoln College, Heartland expect decision next week

Eureka College

A student walks by Burrus Dickinson Hall on the Eureka College campus in early February 2017.

EUREKA — Online and alternative delivery of classes will continue through the end of the semester at Eureka College, which on Thursday became the latest higher education institution to announce such a move.

In addition, commencement and related senior activities are being postponed until August. Students will remain off campus for the rest of the semester.

Eureka is working on a procedure for students to remove belongings from campus and will notify students in the coming weeks. Traditional activities, including senior dinner and commencement, have been postponed to Aug. 14-15.

Lincoln College started all online classes Monday after an extended spring break. A decision regarding how long online instruction will last and plans for commencement will be announced by the middle of next week.

President David Gerlach said the college is continuing to assess the transition and students “seem to be managing this very quick transition, as difficult as this situation is.”

Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities and Heartland Community College previously announced that online classes will continue through the end of the semester.

ISU and IWU will not have traditional commencement ceremonies in May. Heartland said it would make an announcement regarding commencement by the middle of next week.

HCC adult ed

Heartland is moving its adult education classes, including high school equivalency/GED and English as a Second Language, to online starting Tuesday.

The programs had been suspended earlier, but on Thursday received approval from the Illinois Community College Board to proceed.

During the suspension, work was done to develop online learning options, according to a statement from the college.

Students with questions about getting access to online learning should call 3039-268-8180 or email adult.education@heartland.edu. Additional information also can be found at www.heartland.edu/AdultEd.

Contact Lenore Sobota at (309) 820-3240. Follow her on Twitter: @Pg_Sobota

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