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-Important End-of-Year Housing Information
-Let's all go to Baccalaureate!
-Surprise your graduate with a gift
-Carroll now part of the CCIW athletic conference
-Discussing finances with your student
-From the Office of the Registrar
-Still time to register for the Pioneer Golf Classic
-From the Office of Cultural Diversity
-Dining Services offers catering
 
 
 

Important End of Year Housing Information

It has been a great year on campus, but now we are winding down! This is a friendly reminder that all on-campus housing facilities officially close to non-graduating students on Thursday, May 8 at noon. Your student will need to be checked out of their room 24 hours after their last final exam or by May 8 at noon, whichever is first. Housing closes for graduating students on (Read more . . .)

Let's all go to Baccalaureate!

One dictionary definition for this event is: a preaching worship service of thanksgiving on the occasion of graduation exercises. Public high schools that are not able to hold a worship service may offer a similar event that includes music and readings. At private schools, colleges and universities, the Baccalaureate program is one that feels a lot like a worship experience in more traditional religious traditions.

At Carroll, graduation weekend includes the Baccalaureate worship service at (Read more . . .)

Surprise your graduate with a gift

Our partners, Jess Fleur Fun, will be on campus the day of Commencement selling flowers in distinct Carroll colors. Their booth can be found near the Todd Wehr Memorial Library starting at 10:30 a.m. The rain site will be located at the east entrance of Van Male Fieldhouse.

The Pioneer Shop will also have a full selection of gifts available. Celebrate your student’s accomplishments with a brand new Carroll University alumni (Read more . . .)

Carroll now member of CCIW athletic conference

Carroll University has recently accepted an invitation to return to the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). We will be the ninth member of this long-standing, highly competitive, and most prestigious NCAA Division III conference. Our official start date will commence with the fall sports season in 2016. Our women's lacrosse team will join as an associate member beginning in the 2015-16 season.

Carroll will return to the CCIW after more than a two decade absence. Our athletics program was a member of the CCIW from 1955 to 1992 and achieved many notable accomplishments during that time.

This announcement marks the first change in full membership for the CCIW since Carroll left the conference. We are extremely proud to be realigning with institutions that are recognized for academic excellence. It will be especially exciting for our student-athletes who will be able to test their skills against some of the finest Division III competition in the country.

Member institutions of the CCIW include:

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
North Central College, Naperville, IL
North Park University, Chicago, IL
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

More information on the CCIW can be found at: http://cciw.org/

Please join President Hastad in extending best wishes to Joe Baker, our Director of Athletics, his coaching staff, and all our student-athletes as they begin the transition to the CCIW. The bar has been raised. Indeed, it is a wonderful time to be a Pioneer!

Discussing finances with your student

The end of the academic year is a good time to sit down with your student and reflect on what went well, and what improvements can be made for the following year. One topic that is critical and often avoided is finances.

A recent Associated Press-Viacom poll found that money problems, not grades, are the reason cited by most college students who consider dropping out. The economic downturn of the past few years has made the plight of the college student even more challenging. Many students who relied on their parents for financial support found that one or both parents had lost their jobs, and therefore (Read more . . .)

From the Office of the Registrar

Spring 2014 Semester:
Important Dates:
1. May 2-7, 2014: Final Exams
2. May 11, 2014: Commencement
3. May 14, 2014: Final Grades viewable online only

Registration:
Summer Registration is open online and in person for S114 until May 7, S214 until June 1 and S314 until July 14.
Fall Registration is open online and in person until September 9.
The Academic Calendar can be found by clicking here

Please look at the calendar for (Read more . . .)

Register now for the Pioneer Golf Classic

There are still open spots for the Pioneer Golf Classic! The registration form can be found online here.  There are less than 40 spots left. For more information contact Mark Krzykowski at mkrzykow@carrollu.edu.

From the Office of Cultural Diversity

Opening Minds. Exploring Possibilities. Fostering Excellence.

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
 

April Programming wrap-up
Cultural programming for spring 2014 wrapped up with outstanding performances and educational presentations. Raise Your Voice, a stage performance where a group of student performers courageously shared their stories and gave voice to underrepresented groups at Carroll was very well received. Cultural Awareness Week, a week-long offering of culturally-focused events and activities, included a screening and discussion of the film CRASH, a keynote lecture by Dr. Nicolas Kanellos from the University of Houston and more.

Multicultural Student Organizations
Congratulations on a success-filled 2013-2014 academic year are extended to the members and associates of the multicultural student organizations. As they explored and shared their cultural traditions, they promoted cross-cultural interaction, cooperation and understanding across the campus.

• Black Student Union
• Carroll Student Veteran’s Organization
• Feminists Alliance at Carroll for Equity and Empowerment
• International Experiences Club
• Latin American Student Organization
• Queers & Allies: Questions & Answers

New for Fall 2014
The Office of Cultural Diversity has teamed up with Residence Life and Housing to offer (Read more . . .)

Dining Services offers catering

Chartwells at Carroll University offers a wide variety of catering options for all price ranges. We have several levels of catering services to suit your needs. Let us cater your next graduation party, bridal shower, baby shower, wedding or back yard BBQ. We are happy to help. Please visit our website by clicking here or give us a call. Let us make your event easy as 1 – 2  – 3.
Questions call 262-524-7347

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