Flu shots now available on campus!
Sep24

Flu shots now available on campus!

It is already time to get a flu shot, and because of COVID, it is especially important to take care that this year, as soon as possible. With COVID-19 being one respiratory illness we have to be vigilantly guard against, having the risk of a second respiratory disease infecting people at the same time presents and even worse scenario. This possibility of two respiratory diseases infecting people either at once or in tandem, affects individuals as well as the collective on campus and all of us at home with our families and loved ones. It also presents, with more people sick from two diseases, the chance that hospitals will be inundated this season. To help get better control over our health this season for yourself and others, you can schedule your flu shot with Nurse Debbie  (Rosenberger, CSN, RN-BC) in Health Services in the Mabee Student Success Center building on the third floor. She has provided the following information about getting the shot: Flu shots are now available for $20 – cash or check; while supplies last. To get the shot, please Email healthservices@umhb.edu with your ID number and date and time at which you would like to have an appointment, and you will receive an email confirmation.  (There are NO appointments between noon-1pm daily.)  Bring your filled out flu shot consent form and have your funds ready. Again, BRING your completed form and $20 with you to the appointment.   Also, be sure to maintain social distancing and wear your mask.  If you are ill – do NOT keep your appointment. Nurse Debbie will need you to have already filled out and signed a consent form for the shot. You can download it and print it out, and sign and again, be sure to take it with you.  It can be found here. The flu shot is especially important this year because the COVID virus will still be something any of us can catch, and we have been warned of a second wave of infections. Therefore, we need to be sure we are protected from at least one of these diseases that we can already control with a vaccine. Nurse Debbie says another reason to get the flu shot this season is that, as the CDC advises points out, it prevents suspicions of COVID from putting more people in quarantine and/or in isolation for 10-14 days, which can be a long time when trying to complete a semester of school.  Although some people feel that they have flu symptom after taking the shot, that is because the antibodies are working to protect the body from the more serious outbreak. Most people...

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A Message by Student Body President Garrett Smith

Fellow Crusaders…  As you all know, we are facing extremely challenging times in our efforts to combat our Nation’s outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.  This is an all-out war against an invisible enemy that knows no boundaries.  Therefore, it is up to each of us as student members of the “Crusader Family” to do our part to win this war. We must do what is necessary to protect one another, as well as our dedicated “Crusader Family” administration, faculty and staff.  I challenge each of you to do the following: 1) Wear a mask; 2) Practice social distancing; 3) Practice recommended hand hygiene; 4) Avoid large gatherings; and 5) Seek Covid-19 testing if symptomatic.  Our ability to remain an on campus “Crusader Family” depends on it.  TOGETHER WE CAN AND MUST DO THIS… “GO...

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Welcome Back UMHB – Fall 2020

After what feels to be a five-month spring break, UMHB students are finally back on campus. Quite a lot happened after the COVID-19 virus caused students to not be able to return to campus. With America seemingly becoming more divided with the November election coming up, plus the protests across America, which were sparked by the murder of George Floyd and forced deeper conversations about America’s issues with race, the return of UMHB’s students feels like a bit of much-needed normalcy. Sophomore psychology major Emma Wayt said that she is excited to be back on campus because last semester was hard for her.   “Last semester at home, I felt super disconnected from everyone and I truly missed the community UMHB fosters,” Wayt said. “Being back on campus made me feel what I missed.” Junior financing major Taelyn Shelton said that the last few months have given her a new perspective on life. “Being gone kind of forced me to realize how much about being here I take for granted, but now I feel like it’s easier to appreciate the little things ‘cause we’re all so much more aware,” Shelton said. UMHB Students seem to be excited to be back, even if they have to be working in the classroom or on Zoom through UMHB’s new CRUflex, the newest way to take classes at UMHB. CRUflex offers three ways to take classes. First, students may attend class in person while wearing masks and socially distancing from others. If a student wishes to, they are also able to attend class on Zoom (an online meeting place) at the same time as the in-person students. CRUflex also offers the option for students to attend classes asynchronously by providing recordings of all lectures. Speaking of CRUflex, junior marketing and international business major Jared Poe said that he was initially hesitant to try some of the new ways of doing things. “At first I wasn’t a fan because I would like everything to be back to normal besides wearing masks in class,” Poe said.” However, I feel more acquitted as time moves on and am working out what works best for me. Plus, professors are much more flexible to work with me, which allows room in my schedule and how I manage my time.” Student organizations such as the Student Government Association, the Baptist Student Ministry, and several other special interest groups are also back at school, some in person and some online. Similarly, The Bells student news has finally joined back up in the newsroom, and the new staff is excited to get back to reporting news on...

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Super Tuesday sweeps the nation
Mar05

Super Tuesday sweeps the nation

After months of campaigning, the primaries came to Texas. Texas is known to be a Republican state, there is room for Democrats’ presence to grow in the future. Due to the high population growth of Texas, Democrats look to take as many votes as they can from the state in 2020. The question going into the presidential election is simple. Is Texas big enough for both Democrats and Republicans? Let’s look at the facts. Progressives such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been running on a platform of Medicare for All. Some Texans may place hope for such health plans. According to the United States Census Bureau, 186,000 Texans lost their health insurance, leaving the total population of Texas that was without insurance at 17.7% of the population in 2018. This was a rise from the 17.3% of Texans without insurance in 2017. Texas leads the rest of the states with the most people uninsured, making it possible that Texas could flip parties in the 2020 presidential race. Because of the rise of Democratic support in Texas, Democrats have started to target Texas in their campaign destinations. Candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and former candidate Mike Bloomberg all visited Texas in the week before the primaries. This marked Texas as an important spot in the primaries. Leading the pack of candidates in visits, Joe Biden visited Texas 16 times since the start of 2019; Donald Trump was right behind him with 15 visits. Candidates such as Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race in the days prior to Super Tuesday. These former candidates, along with former congressman Beto O’Rourke, joined together at Joe Biden’s Texas rally on Monday, March 2 in Dallas to announce their support for the candidate. It seems that their support was vital, as Biden took not just Texas, but nine other states out of the 14 states that participated in Super Tuesday. Sanders took the most important spot: California. On the other side, incumbent Donald Trump took all 14 of the states, bringing his Republican delegate count up to 833. Republican challenger Bill Weld did not increase delegates whatsoever, leaving him at a total of one. De La Fuente, another Republican challenger, had no delegates by the night. The Bells polled 50 random people outside of Bawcom Student Union on Monday, March 2, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. It was determined that while the majority of the campus is conservative, there was a somewhat large population who planned on voting Democrat. According to our polling of the 50 random people, 21 of the students either planned on voting,...

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Study abroad in London

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is holding an information session for its London Studies Program in the spring of 2021. The session is being held by Dr. Holcomb in Davidson room 204. The meeting is set to be on March 5 from four o’clock to five...

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