Good morning! Today’s edition of Lafayette Today features a couple of essential tech tips, opportunities to strengthen your mind and body remotely, some feel-good stories, and updated COVID-19 resources. Be sure to check the College’s Instagram account throughout the day for a way to connect with friends and colleagues.

Tech Tips

Google Meet enhancement

An extension for the Chrome web browser, Google Meet Grid View, allows you to view everyone in a Google Meet session, similar to Zoom.

Securing Zoom sessions

A Lafayette professor reports having an uninvited participant in her class session yesterday. To ensure only those attendees invited to a Zoom session can join, consider using some or all of the techniques recommended by ITS. There also is a Zoom blog that provides more techniques.

Virtual Events

Body combat

This high-energy, martial arts-inspired workout takes place from 4:30 to 5 p.m. today. No experience needed. Reserve your spot.

Big Idea Pitch Competition

An information session will be held via Zoom at 1:30 p.m. today for the Dyer Center’s Big Idea Pitch Competition. Videos, training websites, and other resources will help teams to develop ideas and prepare their virtual pitches. Registration closes at midnight Tuesday, April 7.

Student Involvement office hours

If you have questions, concerns, or want to brainstorm ideas, connect with staff on Zoom from 4 to 5 p.m. today.

Meditation session

Keith Wilson leads an online meditation session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Beginners will be given basic instruction. All that is neecded is a chair or sitting cushion.

Lafayette News

Helping hands

Medical student Kenzie Corbin ’18 is providing homemade hand sanitizer to the homeless and spreading goodwill amidst the coronavirus crisis.

New culture of competitiveness

Coach Kia Damon-Olson led the women’s basketball team to its most wins in two decades.

COVID-19 resources

Be well and stay safe.