Looking forward to students at Crowley's Ridge College beginning classes again tomorrow, March 30, 2020, through an online learning environment. Everyone at CRC is here to assist you in any way possible and to make certain that you complete this semester successfully. I hope you find this brief video informative, encouraging, and helpful. May God bless each of you. Richard Johnson, President of Crowley's Ridge College. ... See MoreSee Less
Crowley’s Ridge College is making every effort to keep our students, staff, and our community healthy and safe during this challenging time due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following recommendations from government and medical officials closely. As the pace regarding the spread and concern of the Coronavirus has quickened, CRC has decided it would be safest to no longer serve Sunday lunches until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult and challenging time. ... See MoreSee Less
March 21, 2020 - Crowley’s Ridge College to have online classes only for the remainder of this semester:
Crowley’s Ridge College is committed to helping every student complete this semester successfully. We are following recommendations from government, medical, and higher education officials closely. As the pace regarding the spread and concern of the Coronavirus has quickened, CRC has decided it would be safest for all concerned to offer classes for the remainder of this semester through online instruction only. Classes are scheduled to begin again on Monday, March 30 in an online format.
The good news about this method is that many of our students have access to high-speed internet, a desktop computer/laptop, or a tablet, which enables you to complete these classes from the comfort of your own home. However, this may not be true for some of our students or perhaps there are other extenuating circumstances, which may require some students to be on CRC’s campus to complete this semester’s online classes.
For example: • If a student does not have access to high-speed internet or a desktop computer/laptop or a tablet. • If a student has a job in Paragould/Jonesboro but lives too far away. • If a student is not able to stay at home for a variety of reasons, which makes it too difficult to complete online classes at home. • If a student is already independent (on their own) and CRC is now your home.
These are all great reasons to come back to campus to complete your online classes for the remainder of this semester.
If you do return to CRC’s campus so that you can have access to your online classes from your college-dorm room or honor housing apartment, please understand that CRC will have limited services and activities. We will be implementing safe social-distancing practices as recommended by numerous government, medical, and higher education-related officials.
Please note the following: • CRC’s cafeteria food service will be in operation but all meals will be curbside/to-go. Eating in the cafeteria is not an option. • The Carter Activities Center (gym and student center) will be closed and will not be opened until deemed safe. • The Wilson Hall lobby and the Library will be limited to nine students at a time.
If you plan on returning to CRC’s campus, please let Art Smith, Vice President for Student Affairs know as soon as possible. Please email Dean Smith at email@example.com and let him know the date and time that you will be at CRC.
CRC faculty will attempt to contact every student by phone the week of March 23-27. We will also email students class syllabi and links to access online classes.
Questions about possible refunds are not being considered until CRC more fully understands all the changes that are needed to help our students complete this semester successfully. Our main concern at this time is to get through this difficult time while providing our students with a quality, Christian education. Information about possible refunds will be forthcoming at a later time, but rest assured these issues will be dealt with in a fair manner to our students. Please postpone your questions about possible refunds until May 11, 2020. Hopefully, by then, the issues caused by COVID-19 will be much better understood and easier to deal with at that time.
With the rise of the Coronavirus cases in Arkansas, and specifically, Northeast Arkansas on the rise, CRC is making sure we do everything we can to support our students, staff, and community while providing as much safety to campus as we can. We will be posting updated information, as it is available via our website, Facebook page, Twitter, and email.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult and challenging time.
Sunday, March 22nd Due to recent safety regulations, lunch will be served in TO GO ORDERS ONLY. You may come in and go through the line or you may call ahead and it will be ready when you arrive. Thank you for your patience and grace as we try to serve you in the safest way possible. ... See MoreSee Less
An update on March 16, 2020, regarding classes and activities of Crowley’s Ridge College:
Crowley’s Ridge College is extending Spring Break through March 27. Classes are scheduled to begin again on Monday, March 30 in an alternative format, which will not require coming to CRC’s campus. Faculty members are in the process of getting their classes ready in this alternative format. We have not determined if on-campus classes will resume later this semester, but will be posting updates about this later.
CRC’s annual Lectureship, with the theme, “Isaiah, the Messianic Prophet” scheduled for April 5-8, 2020 will be postponed until April 4-7, 2021.
CRC’s presidential inauguration, scheduled for the afternoon on opening day of Lectureship on April 5 will be postponed to a date to be determined during the Fall 2020 semester.
Other updates about student activities scheduled in April and May will be forthcoming soon.
Crowley’s Ridge College is taking these steps to keep everyone as safe as possible based upon this growing state of emergency due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Yesterday, Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended limiting gatherings to fewer than 50 people for eight weeks. CRC must be cautious in serving our students and the community at large. We cannot put anyone at risk and believe it is in the best interest of all concerned to follow the recommendations issued by Governor Hutchinson, the CDC, and others as well.
As of now, CRC’s Commencement is still scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 11 AM on our campus since this is at the end of the CDC’s suggested 8-week period. However, this too may change, depending how active the Coronavirus is still considered to be as this date draws near. CRC will continue to monitor recommendations by the CDC, other regulatory authorities, and medical professionals to determine if our May 9 Commencement should be held or postponed.
CRC officials will continue monitoring the situation and will post additional news as is available. Please keep watching for updates on CRC's website at www.crc.edu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CrowleysRidgeCollege. All CRC staff and students should check their email and text messages for updates.
Crowley's Ridge College Students who are residents of Wilson Hall and Winters Hall: We request that you remain at home and not come to CRC's campus during this time unless you have special permission from Art Smith, Dean of Students. You may have a need to come back to campus and get some of your things out of your room or perhaps you need your books, so you can keep up with classes while we use an alternative format, which will not require being on campus. If you do need to get items from your dorm room, please email Dean Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know the date and time that you will be at CRC. Thank you so much for your cooperation during this difficult situation, as we do our best to help everyone connected with CRC to be healthy and safe.
Again, thanks for your patience and understanding,
Update from our conference commissioner Ted Breidenthal and assistant commissioner Meg Schebler.
Definition of indefinitely: “for an unspecified period of time”
We will keep you updated as we get more information!