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-Student Health Insurance Update
-Athletes and Eating Disorders
-Flu activity is on the rise
-Dining Services supports student success
-Career & Internship Fair Feb. 18
-Financial Aid needs FAFSA
-The Carroll Ca$h Challenge
-Szczepaniak is freshmen standout swimmer
-We're bringing Leadershape: Catalyst to campus
-Themed Learning Communities
-'Show 'Em You Care' Package
 

Carroll University offers various Care Packages for your student! There are many options to choose from and many are customizable. Some of the best sellers include a “Get Well” Care Package, Cake and Balloons Care Package, and the Pioneer Survival Pack. View all of the options and place orders at the eMarket webpage.  For more information, contact Angela Meldonian at ameldoni@carrollu.edu or 262-524-7367.

 
 
 

Student Health Insurance Update
Health insurance options available to many Carroll students and their families are changing as a result of the Affordable Care Act.   If your student’s coverage has become more costly or has been eliminated, it’s not too late to sign up for the University sponsored plan.  Spring semester coverage is available for full time students from January 1 – July 31, 2014.  The premium for spring semester is $818 for undergraduates (prorating and monthly premiums are not available).  You can find coverage information about the University sponsored plan by clicking here. Please contact Vicky Alf at 262-524-7273 or valf@carrollu.edu for more information.
Athletes and Eating Disorders

With the Olympics starting in a few days in Sochi, the world’s attention will be on our athletes. One positive trend in recent years is that the International Olympic Committee is being more proactive in addressing eating disorders in both male and female athletes and they are trying to promote healthy body image.

Eating disorders are quite prevalent in athletes. A study of Division 1 NCAA athletes found that more than one third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa. According to a 1992 American College of Sports Medicine study, eating disorders affected 62% of females in sports such as figure skating and gymnastics. Unfortunately, athletes are at a much higher risk for medical complications, such as (Read more . . .)

Flu activity is on the rise

It’s that time of year that we need to gear up for the flu!

Flu activity is on the rise, so it is likely there will be many students on campus with the flu. It looks like the H1N1 strain is one of the more common strains so far this year and hospitalization rates related to influenza have been highest among young and middle age adults.

Though the flu vaccine is not 100% effective, it is still the best way to prevent the flu. Please note that the H1N1 strain is one of the three strains (Read more . . .)

Dining Services supports student success

 

Do you have questions about your student’s meal plan, dining options or allergy information? The managers and staff are here to answer any question you may have. For general questions and hours of operations, visit the Carroll University Dining site or our Dine on Campus website. We are always available at 262-524-7347 or email us at dining@carrollu.edu

If your student is running low on Dining Dollars or meals we will be happy to assist you in recharging their account. Each of our managers is trained to assist with allergy information to help each student get the most out of their dining experience.

We strive to make your student’s years at Carroll the best they can be and hope to do the same for you, the parents. We are here to help you, help your student succeed.

Please click here to add on meal plans or to add Dining Dollars to your student's account.  Thank you for letting us be a part of your student’s university experience.

Questions? Call 262-524-7347.

Career & Internship Fair is Feb. 18

More than 150 employers will be at WorkForce Career and Internship Fair on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 3:00-7:00pm at Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center. This is the career fair that Carroll University Career Services and the other 22 private colleges host for all Wisconsin private college students and alumni. Career Services is encouraging students to attend WorkForce in order to network, apply to internships, jobs and learn about a variety of opportunities. Career Services will provide transportation (Read more . . .)

Financial Aid needs your FAFSA

 It is time for you and your students to complete your FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov).   Carroll's recommended deadline is April 1, 2014. 

If your student earned Federal Work Study earnings in 2013, they must report this value on the FAFSA.  Students received an e-mail mid-January regarding the amount they should be reporting.

If your student will not be completing the FAFSA for 2014-2015, please have them contact our office.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please call the Financial Aid Office at 262-524-7296 or e-mail to finawork@carrollu.edu.

The Carroll Ca$h Challenge

The Card Office is pleased to sponsor a series of three events for your student to participate in. The three events include the Facebook Share-Off, the Raging Receipt Raffle and the Top Secret Snapshot. One event will be held each month, beginning with (Read more . . .)

Szczepaniak is freshmen standout swimmer

Alyssa Szczepaniak has been named Midwest Conference Female Swimmer of the Week after leading Carroll University to a third place finish at the 2014 Wisconsin Private College Championships on Saturday at Carthage College. 

Szczepaniak, a freshman from Chicago, Ill. (Mother Mcauley), claimed top honors in the 100 and 200 backstroke events and swam the lead leg for the winning 200 medley relay team. She clocked times of 1:00.75 and 2:14.36 in the 100 and 200 backstroke, respectively and propelled the 200 medley relay team to a time of 1:53.58.

The Pioneers will not compete this coming weekend as they prepare for the 2014 Midwest Conference Championships Feb. 14-16 at Grinnell College. Szczepaniak will be among the favorites at the MWC’s showcase event.

We're bringing Leadershape: Catalyst to campus

The Office of Student Activities, with financial support from Student Senate, is hosting a one-day student leadership retreat on March 29th called LeaderShape: Catalyst. Catalyst is designed to allow participants the time and space to ask and answer powerful questions like:

•Am I on the right path? •Who do I want to be? •How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

This past summer, ten Carroll students attended the weeklong session of LeaderShape in locations across the US: Atlanta, Boston, and (Read more . . .)

Themed Learning Communities

Applications are now available for Themed Learning Communities (TLCs)!  TLCs give students the opportunity to live and learn from a community of peers that share a particular interest, goal, academic pursuit or passion.

This housing option provides your student with exceptional learning opportunities, personal development and the ability to connect with students outside of the classroom. Living in this environment allows a student to work with a faculty or staff member who guides the community, the ability to participate in exciting events such as field trips or social gatherings, as well as an enriched Residence Life experience.

Your student has many communities to choose from, including the option to “Create Your Own” TLC which allows students to develop the community they would like to thrive in. Current TLC options include Quiet Lifestyle, Substance Free, and Open Housing.

The application and related information can be found online.  For more information, please visit the Residence Life and Housing Portal Page or contact Alli Rygh, Area Director for Steele and Swarthout Halls, at arygh@carrollu.edu.

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