COVID-19 Update for Employees: May 13

COVID-19 Update for Employees: May 13

Wed May 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM


Please join Dr. Valek for one of her two college update sessions via Zoom tomorrow! During her sessions, Dr. Valek will be addressing many key points as the college moves forward in altered operations and will provide updates as students are set to return May 18 to complete their Spring courses. She will also be taking questions in the chat at the end of the session and is looking forward to interacting with everyone online.

Sessions scheduled for Thursday, May 14:

10 a.m.

Meeting ID: 971 5961 5786
Dial in by Telephone: (346) 248-7799

2 p.m.

Meeting ID: 960 3473 6170
Dial in by Telephone: (346) 248-7799


The final phase of the piping project will be starting next week, May 18. They will be removing and reinstalling chilled water and hot water piping above the ceilings in the main second floor hallways of BC Central. The ceilings do have materials that contain asbestos in them so abatement activities will have to be conducted during their removal.

Access will be prohibited in the hallways during the project work. Also chilled water for air conditioning in the wings adjacent to the halls in both the first and second floors will not be available during the replacement on each respective side. A tentative schedule for the work is provided below:

A, B & C Wing Side

  • Demo ceiling in A, B & C wings - Mon 5/18/20 - Wed 5/27/20
  • Prep for pipe work (lights, cables etc.) - Mon 5/25/20 - Tue 5/26/20
  • Remove/Replace pipe in A, B & C wings - Wed 5/28/20 - Wed 6/17/20
  • Insulate pipe in hallway A, B & C wings - Wed 6/17/20 - Wed 6/24/20
  • Install ceiling & lights A, B & C wings – Mon 6/29/20 – Fri 7/10/20

G, H & J Wing Side

  • Demo ceiling in G, H & J wings - Wed 5/27/20 – Mon 6/8/20
  • Prep for pipe work (lights, cables etc.) - Mon 6/22/20 - Tue 6/23/20
  • Remove/Replace pipe in G, H & J wing - Wed 6/24/20 - Wed 7/15/20
  • Insulate pipe in hallway G, H & J wing - Wed 7/15/20 - Wed 7/22/20
  • Install ceiling & light in G, H & J wing – Mon 7/27/20 – Fri 8/7/20

If you have any questions about the project please contact John Ditto at or at ext. 3157.


The EDC’s “Coffee with Colleagues” will resume next week, on May 21 via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to stay connected with campus as we’re all working remotely.

The meetings will begin at 9 a.m.

  • May 21, 2020
  • May 28, 2020
  • June 4, 2020
  • June 11, 2020
  • June 18, 2020
  • June 25, 2020

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 973 0723 0020
Dial by your location: 346 248 7799 US (Houston) 


Dr. Valek has approved the advertisement for a full-time Physics faculty member.  Information regarding the duties, responsibilities, and minimum qualifications is listed below. The position is being advertised internally as well as externally.  Below is a quick link to access our online application system to apply for this position.

A position description can be reviewed on our website.

If you should have questions, please contact Susan Drennan at or Mareille Rolon at