Like so many universities across the country, Walsh University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with creativity and innovation in its approaches to delivering its educational programming.  With the flexibility that is a hallmark of a small private university, Walsh faculty and staff were able to quickly transition all academic courses online. From Virtual Town Hall meetings, to video compilation messages to the sharing of professional expertise, the examples below are only a small representation of the hard work and ingenuity of Walsh faculty and staff in developing new ways to deliver the Walsh experience online.  

The Walsh University ChamberSingers under the direction of Dr. Britt Coopercreated this beautiful virtual performance of "Do Not Be Afraid" as a blessing to our Walsh community. Dr. Cooper compiled separate recordings of each singer into a performance that sounds as if they are in the same room, singing together. Click here to listen! 

Swords Up: A Salute to our Cavalier Student Athletes 

Walsh’s Christina Paone created a look back at the highlights of the 2019-2020 season.  
Video Credit: Christina Paone 

Professor of Biology Dr. Tom Freeland recently shared his expertise in this straightforward nine-minute video explaining why handwashing and social distancing are effective weapons in the fight against COVID-19. Watch it here. 

Dr. Collins Authors ‘A Time for Renewal’ Op-Ed in Canton Repository 

Walsh President Dr. Tim Collins authored an opinion article for the Canton Repository reflecting on the potential for A Time for Renewal during COVID-19 lock-downs.

Walsh Partners Launches Pandemic Oral History Project 
Spearheaded by Dr. Rachel Constance, the Institute for Community Health is co-sponsoring the Walsh University Pandemic Stories Oral History Project with the Walsh University Archives, Food Design Institute, and the Renacci Center for Civic Engagement. In the spirit of reflection and connection, as we continue our seventh and more week of social distancing and staying at home, we ask you to join us on a large-scale digital project designed to help us to reflect upon, and preserve, this tremendously difficult shared experience. Its purpose is to create a record of the Walsh community's experiences living through the pandemic. We are soliciting and collecting oral histories, that is, stories written by you-- faculty, adjuncts, staff, students, alumni, and your extended networks (family, friends, etc.)-- in order to share and preserve your personal experiences living through this once in a generation pandemic. These stories will be collected via SurveyMonkey, and can be shared as written experiences, audio files, or video files. Survey link  Access the collection at 

ZOOM-COM-365-picture.jpgProfessional Associate Professor Humanities Lee Horrisberger and her COM 365 Public Relations and Writing class are collaborating via Zoom with their Community Service-learning partner, the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, on the "Walk with the President."  The class will participate in the first virtual First Friday on April 3 by creating a video about the tour that will be shared with patrons of First Friday and with the Museum’s Stark-Tusc County Collaboration. The video project reviews how the class improved the brochure, added social media outreach, and created videos with QR codes for stops along “The Walk.” The Vamonde App with “Walk with the President” is available hereand youtube video available here. 

PICTURES-Guest-Lecturer-Petrochuk-03312020_crop.jpgWalsh alum Sam Cerreta '08 joined Dr. Michael Petrochuk's BUS416 Marketing Strategy class as a guest lecturer.  Strategic Sales Director at the multinational medical technology company Smith & Nephew, Sam shared his journey in the professional world and lessons learned along the way with Walsh students.  He also provided career and job-hunting advice to the graduating seniors.  "Sam was excellent and inspired the class with his life story and counsel," noted Dr. Petrochuk.  The session was held via Zoom.  

thumbnail_belfiglio.jpgAssistant Professor of Art and Studio Coordinator Diane Belfiglio has been converting her in-class presentations to incorporate voice-over PowerPoints and demonstration videos for her students. She writes “I have now completed three voice-over Powerpoints and eight demonstration videos. The demonstration videos take the most time and are often divided into segments to let paint dry, or to have students try a technique before we move on.” Click here to watch a short demo video from Professor Belfglio’s class.