Student events aplenty at Carlow as Spring semester draws to a close

Dear Students,

The Allegheny County COVID-19 positivity rates continued to rise this week. However, Pittsburgh remained in the “low” CDC community level category. Details on the “County View” may be found by clicking here. Let’s take care to stay healthy as we close out the year.

Please review additional important information for you to know.

New This Week:

Look Out for Each Other

As we close the semester, we know each of you are working to manage what you carry. Please take care of yourself and each other in this last week of classes and as we approach finals week. 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 .

Copier Trouble? Submit a Ticket or Call the Mailroom

As the semester comes to a close, the copiers are used frequently. If you encounter a problem like empty paper trays or a jam you cannot clear, either submit a ticket by emailing or call the mailroom at 412-578-6127.

Closures for the Weekend

Be advised that Lot A will be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 for set up of Spring Off the Green and reopen on Sunday, May 1. Please remember that the Pittsburgh Marathon Event will take place this Sunday, May 1. There will be several road closures around campus that will likely impact travel. The reopening of roads is expected to occur between 12 – 1 p.m., but will depend on the flow of the marathon participants.

Carlow University Baseball Night – Tickets Available

Come out to the ballgame on Friday, April 29! Dr. Humphrey will be throwing out the first pitch as we celebrate Carlow Night! 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. Please contact student affairs ( or 412-578-6293) if you want to go but need financial support to do so.

Carlow R.E.A.D.S. Book for AY 22-23 Announced

The Carlow R.E.A.D.S. committee is excited to announce the 2022-2023 common reader selection, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H. Murthy, MD. In his 2021 release, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States “explores the importance of human connection, the hidden impact of loneliness on our health, and the social power of community” (“TOGETHER,” 2020). Taking a deep dive into the broad effects of loneliness, this text provides strategies readers can apply to their own lives and opportunities to join together as a community and engage in important conversations. Look for information to come about copies available through the library and other campus offices (ISBN-10: 0062913298).

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.

Spring CUT Poetry

The Carlow University Theatre Spring 2022 Pan Poem Project is now up and running. Please check out the following links to find students, alumni, faculty, and staff presenting their favorite poems. Hope you enjoy! If you are a Carlow Student / Faculty/ Staff member, you can view the video here: Pan Poem Project FINAL.avi If you do not have a Carlow account, please view the video here.

Student Activities:

Thursday, April 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ First Floor UC: Relaxation Station

Relaxation station activities will include chair massages from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. along with pet therapy animals from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. End the day with yoga in St. Joe’s aerobic studio from 4 – 5 p.m.

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

Louis Boatright Executive Director of Steel Smiling will provide an opportunity for a discussion on destigmatizing mental health. RSVP for the event by clicking here.

Friday, April 29 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ First Floor UC: Relaxation Station

End the last week of classes with a relaxing chair massage as the Relaxation Station wraps up.

Friday, April 29 at 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ Virtual: CURE Program Annual Symposium

The Carlow University Underserved and Rural Engagement (CURE) Program is excited to invite you to join us for our first Annual Symposium! To get more information and RSVP to the event, click here.

Friday, April 29 @ 6:35 p.m. – PNC Park – Carlow University Baseball Night – Tickets Available through Student Affairs. See above for information.

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

See above for more information.

Saturday, April 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. @ Lot A: Spring Off the Green

Join us for an evening of carnival rides, booths, and food to end the semester off with some fun before finals week!

Tuesday, May 3 from 9 – 11 p.m. @ Tiernan Hall: Almost Midnight Breakfast

All students are welcome to attend the almost midnight breakfast event to give you extra fuel for a late-night study session.

Thursday, May 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. @ Antonian Theater: Graduate Wine and Cheese Reception

The Alumni Council invites you to celebrate your upcoming graduation with a wine & cheese reception on April 5, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of food, drinks & celebration for your achieved success heading into Commencement weekend! Register here.

Friday, May 6 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. @ Heyl Theater: Honors Convocation

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of students, staff, and faculty over the academic year. A reception will follow the event on the second floor of the University Commons.

Friday, May 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Dorothy Louise Holley Memorial Reading Series

A reading by poet Judith Vollmer. Attend in person (masked) or virtually (Zoom livestream, RSVP here). Free and open to the public. Reception and book table after the reading.

Friday, May 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. @ Campus Green: Goodbye on the Green

The Office of Advancement & Alumni Engagement invites our Undergraduate Seniors to celebrate commencement week with a Goodbye on the Green! Enjoy free food, games on the green and make a s’more around a toasty fire as we welcome you to the Alumni Association. Register here.

Saturday, May 7 from 12 – 1 p.m. @ Gailliot: Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony

Graduating students, friends, and family join us for a celebration of your accomplishments with an interfaith event as part of the Commencement weekend celebrations.

Saturday, May 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. @ Campus Green: Commencement Barbeque

Enjoy a barbeque luncheon as part of our Commencement festivities. Graduating students will have plenty of opportunities to take photos on campus to make some memories.

Saturday, May 7 from 7 – 9 p.m. @ Gailliot: Graduation Bingo

Graduating students get your bingo cards ready for a grand gradation bingo night! Enjoy some of your favorite local snacks and have a chance to win some pumped up prizes.

Sunday, May 8 at 12:45 p.m.@ Soldiers and Sailors: Commencement Ceremony

We will honor and celebrate the achievements of the Carlow graduating classes of December 2021, May 2022 and August 2022. To find more information regarding the event, please look for details on the Carlow Commencement page.

Reminders:

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 .

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 or 412-578-8774, and let her know you have also registered for six (6) or more credits.

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 or 412-578-6293.

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.

Help Needed? Submit a Care Report

Students occasionally struggle with affordability, academic barriers, and connecting to community resources. 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 .

Sincerely,

Timothy P. Phillips, PhD

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