Classes still on for Tuesday, Jan. 28

Announcement for Students
2014-01-28

Today's temperatures will be very cold, and predicted wind chills will make the outside air even colder. We ask that you exercise caution when going about your daily routine tomorrow and dress to protect all extremities. The university will be running its mini-buses throughout the day for students who have longer trips to class such as the PLEX and Loew-Brenn. We will do our best to accommodate as many students as we can on each trip.

The plan is to have the buses begin running at 7:30 a.m. The buses will keep looping throughout the day until dinner. Students, please check your HU email for bus schedules. Please note that times are approximate and will depend on the number riding and the ease of moving through campus.

Pickup for Loew-Brenn and the Science Hall will in be the parking lot located between the two buildings. Pickup for Baker/Roush will be the Campus Street side, and Livingston will be the DC side of that building. Wright Hall residents should head to Livingston if you need a ride, and Hardy residents should use the Baker/Roush pickup site. For those living in Forester Village, the buses will pick up on Fruit Street and Forester Lane.

Tips for Cold Weather Dress from the American Red Cross

Dress appropriately for cold weather. The air temperature does not have to be below freezing for someone to experience cold emergencies, such as hypothermia and frostbite. Wind speed can create dangerously cold conditions, even when the temperature is not that low.

Most of your body heat is lost through your head, so wear a hat – preferably, one that covers your ears. Mittens provide more warmth to your hands than gloves.

Wear waterproof, insulated boots to help avoid hypothermia or frostbite by keeping your feet warm and dry and to maintain your footing in ice and snow.

Wear several layers of loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing. Be sure the outer layer of your clothing is tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce body-heat loss caused by wind. Wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton.

Thank you for your patience, stay warm, and we hope to see you on one of the buses.

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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
260.359.4171
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284