Dean shares details for students attending Friday Inauguration festivities

Dear Students,

Trending of Allegheny County COVID-19 infections continued downward this week, dropping below a 4% infection rate, and keeping Pittsburgh in the “low” CDC Community Level. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here.

Please review additional important information for you to know.

New This Week:

Residence Hall Email

Earlier today, I sent a University Communication regarding the student petition expressing concern about the possible sublet of a portion of Carlow’s residence hall facilities to students from our neighboring University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Humphrey and I met this afternoon with the SGA President and petition originator. It is important for you to know we had a productive discussion.

We affirmed students have been heard. We committed to addressing student concerns and honoring University commitments. Decisions will not be finalized until we receive feedback through the open information sessions.

We welcome this discourse and encourage all members of our community to join us for an open discussion at the coming open forum meetings. Leadership from Student Affairs has been working closely with the Student Government Association about this matter to ensure that the student voice is fully represented. Student Affairs remains available to discuss individual concerns.

President Kathy W. Humphrey Inauguration Friday

Join the Carlow community, prominent leaders in Western Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey on Friday, March 25 for the Dr. Humphrey’s inaugural mass, installation ceremony or both! A reception for all guests will follow.

Shuttles will be available as follows:

Carlow to Inaugural Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral
Event Begins: 10:15 a.m.
Carlow to Installation Ceremony at Carnegie Music Hall
Event Begins: 1:45 p.m.
Return Shuttles from the front of Carnegie Museum of Art
8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
9:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
9:45 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Are you interested in running to be a Carlow Student Government Association Officer?

Please fill out the form here with your information and position that you are interested in. Final voting will be made by the student body before the end of the semester!

The Spring Job & Internship Fair is Wednesday, March 30!

Join the Career Development office as they host employers from around the region. Register for the event on Handshake for the full list. All majors and years are welcome! Come dressed professionally with plenty of copies of your resume. Those that arrive early to the event will receive a FREE professional headshot!

Student Activities

Monday, March 28 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ UZIMA: Full Access, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Join the DSO at Uzima across the street from Carlow’s campus. Enjoy a free smoothie and explore a presentation about mental health.

Monday, March 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. @ Galliot Center: IONM Meet & Greet

FREE FOOD! This event is for students interested in neuroscience and health care to meet professionals in the field of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring and learn more about this exciting medical career. Hear from employers about this growing career field and talk to student members of the IONM club about their educational experience.

Tuesday, March 29 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. @ CAA: Learning English as Another Language

Is English your second or third language? If yes, then the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) wants to learn from you! The CAA is providing an opportunity for you to share what strategies you use be successful in your classes. The CAA is also interested in what kinds of difficulties you may have encountered, such as reading or test-taking. Come and talk with us!

Tuesday, March 29 from 4 – 5 p.m. @ UC323: Professional Behaviors in the Workplace

Have you ever questions what is professional to do in the workplace or at your internship? Come learns some tips on professional behaviors and etiquette in the workplace, during internships, or graduate school.

Tuesday, March 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Women in the Workplace Panel

The Atkins Center for Ethics will be holding a panel to discuss being in the workforce as a women and advice on how to navigate that.

Thursday, March 31 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Mental Health in the Black Community

For decades, many have believed that black people don’t prioritize or value their mental health. This presentation will challenge widely accepted narratives, introduce new programs, and raise awareness about Black Mental Health in today’s society.

Riverhounds Student Rush Tickets Available

Ready to enjoy the warm weather and see a soccer game? Student rush tickets to see the Pittsburgh Riverhounds are available beginning March 16. To buy tickets, go to fevo.me/riverhoundsrush.

Healthy Relationship Discussion Group

Join the Healthy Relationship Psychoeducation group, an eight-week discussion group. The group will meet both in person and virtually on Mondays from 12 – 2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays from 12 – 2:30 p.m. The group will meet in person in the Peer Educator Office located in Room 411 of the Health and Counseling Center located in Frances Warde Hall.

Please contact Breanna Vaughn () for more information or to register.

Reminders:

University Policy to Mask Optional Indoors beginning March 21

The University has amended the current policy from mask-required to mask-optional, effective March 21, 2022. Please note that this excludes the Early Learning Center and Trinity Halls. All personnel and students may choose to wear masks indoors and at gatherings but will no longer be required per University policy in most areas. Those experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms will still be expected to remain off-campus (or in their residence hall room), consult a health provider for further guidance and notify their faculty.

Become a TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) Scholar today!

Want to join a national network of students and a community of Carlow students who share similar backgrounds, have similar questions and concerns about the college process and aspire to similar goals? Become a TRIO SSS Scholar today! Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services at Carlow University serves students who are first-generation, income-eligible, and/or students with disabilities. This opportunity is available to qualified ungraduated students.

Please note that to be eligible for TRIO SSS, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and AT LEAST ONE of the following: first-generation college student, income eligible, and/or students with a disability.

Space is Limited! Apply to become a TRIO Scholar Today by clicking here or in person at our Office UC 402. To learn more about the TRIO SSS Program at Carlow email trio@carlow.edu or visit our website.

Mercy Video Contest for Student Videographers: Entry Deadline is April 1

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas has launched its sixth annual video contest. Follow the video link here*** ***for all the contest details including rules, tips for creating videos and past winning entries.

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report

At the beginning of each semester, students occasionally struggle with affordability, academic adjustments and connecting to the community. If you become concerned about yourself or others, please submit a report and let the Care Team know about any needs, questions or concerns. We are active and will contact you, or those you refer, to help. You may also contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or .

Enjoy Inauguration Day!

Sincerely,

Timothy P. Phillips, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students

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