Dean shares relaxation resources for students as finals week approaches

Dear Students,

The Allegheny County COVID-19 positive infection rate continued a gradual rise this week to above five percent. However, Pittsburgh remained in the “low” CDC community level category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here.

Please review additional important information for you to know.

New This Week:

Scholarship Opportunity for Humanities and Social Science Students

Applications for the Sister Rose Marie Hauber Endowed Scholarship are now open! Endowed by the Carlow University Alumni Association in honor of its beloved first moderator, Sister Rose Marie Hauber, RSM, PhD, this scholarship is awarded annually on a competitive basis to a full-time humanities or social science major. Awarded for two years, the selection criterion includes academic achievement and exemplifying the Carlow Mission. Applications are due by May 20, 2022. For any questions, please contact The Office of Advancement & Alumni Engagement by emailing alumni@carlow.edu.

Carlow University Baseball Night – Tickets Available

Come out to the ballgame on Friday, April 29! See the Pirates take on the Padres at PNC Park at 6:35 p.m. Purchase tickets from the Office of Student Affairs. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff.

MLK Community Garden Work Day

Join the Carlow Outdoor Club on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for their 2022 planting season garden workday! With support from Grow Pittsburgh, the MLK Community Garden group needs 20-25 students, faculty, and staff to assist with general clean-up and garden preparation. The garden is located a few minutes from Carlow at 219 Kirkpatrick Street. To sign up, go to the Mercy Service by clicking here.

Student Activities

Thursday, April 21 from 3 – 8:30 p.m. @ Hybrid: Carlow Scholar’s Day

View Carlow Student Scholarship work via oral and poster presentations throughout the day, in-person and virtually. To see the schedule and find out more information, click here.

Thursday, April 21 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. @Rosemary Heyl Theater: Spring Dance Showcase 2022

Join Carlow Dance as they present their first show of Permission to Dance! Come out and support your fellow students. Free Admission. Flowers and raffle baskets for sale.

Friday, April 22 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. @ Mercy Service Student Awards

Celebrate the service of our students and organizations on campus over the academic year. To RSVP to attend, click here.

Friday, April 22 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. @Rosemary Heyl Theater: Spring Dance Showcase 2022

Join Carlow Dance as they present their second showing of Permission to Dance! Come out and support your fellow students. Free Admission. Flowers and raffle baskets for sale.

Saturday, April 23 from 7 – 11 p.m. @ Double Tree Hotel: Spring Formal- Golden Gala

Dance the evening away at the Golden Gala! Transportation will be available to and from the event.

Monday, April 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ UZIMA: Mind, Body, and Healthy Life

Join the DSO at UZIMA and Explore the World of UZIMA. Presentation will include mental health awareness, thought provoking comments, images, and activities. FREE Carlow Smoothie, “Rooted in Love” Fights stress, boost mood, energy, and immunity.

Tuesday, April 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. @ Aquinas Hall 209: Historical Practices Lecture Series: Weaponizing Whiteness

From colonial to contemporary times white supremacist savage war and white racial framing of policing reinforced institutionalized white supremacist terror. Listen to a lecture from Francis Shor. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: When George Got Murdered: Screening and Talkback

Join the Carlow University’s Social Justice Institutes for a live screening of the film and a talkback with the cast and crew. The screening will be moderated by Social Justice Institutes Executive Director, Ryan Scott, EdD. Due to seating capacity, registration in advance is required by April 24. To register, click here.

Wednesday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ UC Commuter Lounge: Vision Board Creating

Come create your vision board with Career Development and destress by looking towards your future goals in a fun way!

Wednesday, April 27 from 4 – 6 p.m. @ UC Second Floor: Finals Focus with the CAA!

Drop by for snacks and finals prep with friendly CAA faces, including writing, math, and technology tutors! If the tutor you need isn’t immediately available, next day appointments will be. Get ready for finals with your CAA peers.

Wednesday, April 27 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. @ Virtual: The Intersection of Sexual Violence and Disability

A panel of Carlow students will share presentations highlighting the unique ways persons with disability can experience domestic violence and best practices in working with survivors with disability.

Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. @ Stigmatization of Mental Health

Louis Boatright Executive Director of Steel Smiling will provide an opportunity for an discussion on destigmatizing mental health.

Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Grow Pittsburgh: MLK Community Garden Work Day

Join the Carlow Outdoor Club for their 2022 planting season garden work day. With support from Grow Pittsburgh, the MLK Community Garden group needs 20-25 students, faculty, and staff to assist with general clean-up and garden preparation. The garden is located a few minutes from Carlow at 219 Kirkpatrick Street. To sign up, go to the Mercy Service site by clicking here.

Relaxation Station Schedule

Prepare for a week of relaxation during the last week of classes for the Spring 2022 semester on the first floor of University Commons:

Monday, 4/25 Tuesday, 4/26 Wednesday, 4/27 Thursday, 4/28 Friday, 4/29

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.:
Pet Therapy

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Ravonne Coffey, NU450 Healthy Information, Tabling

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Pet Therapy

1 – 3 p.m.:
Pet Therapy

4 – 5 p.m.:
Yoga in St. Joes, Aerobic Studio (register here)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Chair Massage

12 – 1:30 p.m.:
Pet Therapy

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Chair Massage

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Pet Therapy

4 – 5 p.m.:
Yoga in St. Joes, Aerobic Studio (register here)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Chair Massage

Reminders

SUMMER STAY Program Available for Undergraduates

Now, Carlow undergraduate students, or guest students from other accredited colleges and universities, have the opportunity to stay on campus for free this summer when registering for six (6) or more credits. Carlow students can schedule summer classes by going to the Self-Service link on our Isadora intranet (log in required).

If interested in the Summer Stay free, on-campus housing, contact Erin Boyles in Student Affairs at eiboyles@carlow.edu or 412-578-8774, and let her know you have also registered for six (6) or more credits.

Use your voice! Vote for your 2022-2023 Student Government Officers

Please fill out the form below to vote for the 2022-23 SGA Officers! All the candidates running are phenomenal options and your voice is needed to help chose who you want to see the leaders of next school year be.

To vote for your candidates, go to the ballot form by clicking here by Friday, April 29. The SGA officers will be announced during finals week.

Interested in Residential Living for Summer or Fall 2022?

If you are interested in living on campus in the residence halls this summer or fall, please contact the Office of Student Affairs for more detail at studentaffairs@carlow.edu or 412-578-6293.

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 studentaffairs@carlow.edu.

Sincerely,

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

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