Students invited to participate in “Pittsburgh Universities Believe Survivors” Walk

Dear Students,

Allegheny County COVID-19 infections remained below a 4% infection rate, keeping Pittsburgh 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:

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. We will also be hosting an informational session Wednesday, April 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Frannies (Frances Warde Hall, third floor)

Celtic Ambassador, First Year Mentor and Welcome Weekend Leader Application Now Open!

Interested in any of these positions for the Academic Year 2022-2023? Be part of the team who welcomes both prospective and new students onto Carlow’s campus. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Interviews, for those invited to continue forward in the process, will take place April 19 – 25. If you have any questions, please reach out to the office of student affairs ().

To apply, please fill out the application form.

Student Activities

Thursday, March 31 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. @ TRiO Office (UC402): Technology Booths Workshop

Hands-On Exploration Opportunity! Learn about cool technology tools that can increase your productivity or improve your academic success.

Thursday, March 31 from 7 – 9 p.m. @ Zoom: Creative Writing MFA Alumni Reading Series

Carlow University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, a community of literary allies dedicated to social justice, invites you to join us for our alumni reading series – Raising Our Voices. Open mic event! RSVP at bit.ly/mfamarch31.

Saturday, April 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Professional Counseling Chi Sigma Iota Induction Spring 2022

The Professional Counseling program will hold the inaugural induction of students and alumni into Chi Sigma Iota’s XEI chapter at Carlow University. For more information about Chi Sigma Iota or the induction, please contact Dr. Fawn Robinson () or Dr. Travis Schermer ().

Saturday, April 2 from 12 – 6 p.m. @ St. Joseph’s Dynamism: March Madness Tournament

Join the Black Student Union as they host a three-on-three basketball tournament for ages 18-28. Players on the first and second place teams will receive a cash prize!

Sunday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ The Green: Pittsburgh Universities Believe Survivors Walk

Walk with Carlow University’s Project SAFE, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University as they unify the university students of Oakland to walk together in support of survivors of sexual assault and to take a stand against sexual violence in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Tuesday, April 5 from 1:30 – 2:15pm @ 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 to 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, April 5 from 7 – 8 p.m. @ Gailliot Center: Survivor Speak Out

Project SAFE invites survivors of sexual and domestic violence to tell their stories through poetry and prose. Advocates from Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) as well as Peer Educators will be available in the event of a trauma activation. After the readings, all will be invited to participate in a candlelight vigil.

Tuesday, April 5 from 7 – 8 p.m. @ Zoom: Red Dog Reading Series

Carlow’s undergraduate-run reading series featuring local and regional writers. Email Ed Simo () for the Zoom link and open mic signup.

Wednesday, April 6 from 8:30 – 2 p.m. @ Frances Warde Hall: All of Us Research Program

To begin enrollment, go to Participant.JoinAllofUs.org. There you can create an account, give consent, agree to share your electronic health records, review the Consent to Get DNA Results and answer health surveys. At your appointment, you will have your measurements taken (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.), and give samples, if asked. All participants will receive a $25 gift card after completing their visit.

Wednesday, April 6 from 5 – 6 p.m. @ UC404: Bills, Budgets, & Benefits

Congratulations! You just got a job, and you love your new salary. But have you wondered what you do with it? Come learn more about benefits, budgeting, and paying bills with a special guest from Citizens Bank.

Thursday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ St. Joe’s Hall: 29th Annual Wellness Fair

Visit the Wellness Fair to learn, use free services, and find ways to better your health.

Reminders:

Healthy Relationship Discussion Group

Join the Healthy Relationship Psychoeducation group, an eight-week discussion group, meeting 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.

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 form will close on Friday, April 1, 2022.

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 undergraduate 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.

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 .

Sincerely,

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

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