Saturday (January 29) Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late this evening through tomorrow and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held on-line or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Sunday.
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. All schedule modifications can also be found on MyCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
University of New Haven, Prestigious Korean University Re-Sign Exchange Agreement
An affiliation between the University of New Haven and the Korean National Police University enables criminal justice students from both schools to explore a new country and experience a different culture.
November 25, 2019
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
For Donovan Boynton ’20, his studies last fall took him halfway around the globe. As part of the University of New Haven’s exchange program with the Korean National Police University (KNPU), Boynton spent the semester living and learning in South Korea. Since KNPU has exchange programs with schools around the world, Boynton studied with and befriended students from China, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom.
“Studying at KNPU with the best and brightest from the Republic of Korea gave me a new perspective on foreign policy and policing while I studied with the next generation of national police officers,” said Boynton, a national security major. “While traditional study abroad programs offer a degree of immersion in a foreign country, the exchange program with KNPU landed me on the opposite side of the planet in a country completely unfamiliar to me, and this helped me to develop many important skills.”
Recently, five representatives from KNPU made the trip to the United States. They visited the University of New Haven, toured the campus, and met with students, faculty, and staff.
University of New Haven President Steven Kaplan, Ph.D. and Joon-seob Lee, Ph.D., KNPU chief superintendent general and president, took part in a signing ceremony to extend the exchange program between the two institutions.
Students don’t need to know Korean to study at KNPU, since classes are taught in English. They also have native Korean students as roommates, as part of KNPU’s buddy system. They are a 40 minute train ride from Seoul, the nation’s capital.
One of the guests from KNPU was Shinyoung “Esther” Seo, who provides support for exchange students. During her time on campus, she sat in on a criminal justice class and told students about the program and KNPU, discussing the cultural learning opportunities, campus life, and alumni success. She says she enjoyed meeting students and exploring the campus.
"The exchange program is a wonderful experience for our students that enables them to experience a new country and culture while learning from criminal justice experts and students from around the world."David Schroeder, Ph.D.
“The campus is very open and accessible, and the students are very respectful and conscientious,” said Seo. “I told the students that studying at KNPU is a wonderful opportunity. Our graduates have excellent opportunities around the world.”
For Boynton, studying abroad developed his confidence and sparked a desire to continue to travel and learn about the world. He is now studying at the University’s campus in Prato, Italy.
“Living abroad was unforgettable, and it is necessary for someone planning a career in political science or national security,” said Boynton. “Studying at KNPU and living in South Korea made me feel much more comfortable traveling in foreign countries, and it gave me a passion for exploring other cultures.”