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-How a visit to the Campus Center helped me get an internship
-Carroll University takes hazing prevention seriously
-From the Office of the Registrar
-It's FAFSA time!
-Is your son or daughter graduating in May?
-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can help
-Community Engagement news
-More ways to use the PiONEer Card
-Cheer up your student
-Cultural Diversity events
-Themed Learning Communities
-Carroll Outdoor Recreation's busy winter

 

 

 

 


How a visit to the Campus Center helped me get an internship

by sophomore Candace Damato
for the Career Services blog

Do you ever notice all those people sitting at tables in the Campus Center lobby around lunch time? Do you know who these people are? They’re employers! And they came to Carroll because they want to hire YOU! Employers visit Carroll throughout the year with hopes of hiring some of our talented students. In fact, this is how I got my internship as a graphic designer.

Last semester, I began searching for an internship. No, I am not graduating anytime soon; I’m actually only a sophomore. However, I know that it is never too early to start gaining hands-on experience. Just like many students, I was not completely sure how or where to begin my search. So, I started on the Career Services Department page where I noticed a Google calendar. After clicking on a few of the employers listed, I saw that a company, Lasertag Adventure, was in search of a graphic design intern. What was even more exciting was that a representative from the company was going to be in the Campus Center during lunch the next day.

The following day, I walked over to the representative from Lasertag Adventure. He seemed pretty excited (Read more . . .)

Carroll University takes hazing prevention seriously

The faculty and staff at Carroll University are concerned about each student’s well-being and experience. We believe that all students should be able to participate in campus activities free of concerns from hazing. Our staff has worked to make students on campus aware of university policies, expectations and resources regarding this important issue.

If you are concerned that some form of hazing is occurring in your student’s life, there are different steps you can take. You can (Read more . . .)

From the Office of the Registrar

Spring 2014 Semester

Important Dates:
1. Advising for Fall 2014 registration begins Thursday, Feb. 20.
2. Registration Packets available online for all students Thursday, Feb. 20.
3. Summer Registration Begins for all students Tuesday, March 4.
4. Fall 2014 Registration Begins for all Current Students
• Seniors: Tuesday, March 11.
• Juniors: Wednesday, March 12.
• Sophomores: Thursday, March 13
• Freshmen: Friday, March 14
5. Last day to drop classes for Spring 2014 courses (no refunds) is (Read more . . .)

It's FAFSA time

It is time for you and your students to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov. Carroll's recommended deadline is April 1, 2014

If your student received Federal Work Study earnings in 2013, they must report this value on the FAFSA.  Students received an email mid-January with the amount they should report.

If your student will not be completing the FAFSA for 2014-2015, please have them contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you have any questions regarding this process, contact us at 262.524.7296 or finawork@carrollu.edu.

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CarrollUFinAid

Is your son or daughter graduating in May?

Encourage him or her to attend the Grad Fair on Wednesday, March 5, from 3-7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

The Grad Fair helps students prepare for Commencement day and life after Carroll. Students can order their cap and gown, order tickets for brunch on Commencement day, meet with representatives from Career Services, have a formal portrait taken in a cap and gown, and (Read more . . .)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can help

 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) emphasizes the important role our thinking plays on how we feel and how we behave. Our feelings are not caused by external things, like people, situations and events, but our reaction to, or interpretation of, those things. If we can change the way we think about a situation, this can help us feel better and act differently, even if the situation does not change.

 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can usually obtain results more quickly than other therapies (sometimes within an average of 16 sessions) most likely due to its instructive nature and (Read more . . .)

Community Engagement news

Paul Loeb

Public speaker, activist and author Paul Loeb brought words of inspiration and empowerment when he visited the Carroll campus on Feb. 18. His books include “Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times” and “The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time.” His message that everyone

More ways to use the PiONEer Card

The Card Office has added four new vendors to the discount program.
1. Best Western PLUS Midway Hotel & Suites offers 10 percent off guest room rack rates and food in Cali’s or Maxwells (with no additional discounts). During June, July and August, the discount is 5 percent off rooms and 10 percent off food in Cali’s or Maxwells (with no additional discounts).
2. Martha Merrell’s Books and Café has 10 percent off purchases for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
3. Sakura Japan offers 10 percent off food for students, faculty and staff.
4. Space Savvy LLC presents 30 percent off suggested retail (product only) for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university family and friends.

Carroll Ca$h Challenge
The two latest winners of the Carroll Ca$h Challenge are (Read more . . .)

Cheer up your student

Is your student feeling down, overwhelmed or in need of some love from home? Cheer them up with a Care Package. They start as low as $10 and can revive even the most frustrated student. Choose from balloons, big cookies, cupcakes and many other options. Click here to order.

For more information, contact Angela Meldonian at ameldoni@carrollu.edu or 262.524.7367.

Cultural Diversity events

Opening Minds. Exploring Possibilities. Fostering Excellence.

“The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.”
-Albert Schweitzer

Our January and February programming to expand cultural literacy, increase cross-cultural interaction, raise intellectual awareness and promote an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity within our common humanity included the following events and activities:

The Butler – film and discussion.

Bayanihan for Typhoon Haiyan – More than $1,500 was collected at this fundraiser for the victims of the super typhoon that struck the Philippines in November 2013.

What’s Race Got to Do With It? - A panel of students examined the issues of race, identity and socioeconomics.

Jeopardy: African-Americans - A competitive game brought greater awareness to Black culture and little-known American History.

Healthcare Atrocities, Crimes & Experiments on People of Color - A frightening but eventually reassuring roundtable table discussion by health care professionals on medical practices.

Black Student Union Annual Soul Food Dinner - A Carroll tradition that featured as the keynote speaker Antonio Riley ’87, the recipient of Carroll's Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement in 2013.

February was National Black (African American) History Month. Learn more by clicking here

We continue to move forward!

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.

Carroll Outdoor Recreation's busy winter
 

CORE has been busy this winter! Ten students had a great time ice climbing at Governor Dodge State Park. What is a thin trickle of a waterfall in the summer freezes into a tall, thick wall of ice. The temperature was cold, but the sun was out and there wasn’t any wind.

At the beginning of February, five students from Carroll joined about 200 other students and professional staff from universities in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio at the Midwest Outdoor Leadership Conference held at Loyola University in Chicago. The Carroll team competed in the opening night adventure race. Events included a kayak obstacle course, blindfolded Tetris, knot-tying, rock wall Twister and other challenges. The students also (Read more . . .)

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