Academics News

Read about the most recent happenings in Carroll's academic programs. From student and faculty accomplishments to program announcements and features—you'll find the latest here.

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Launch Your Career in Milwaukee, Says LinkedIn

5/26/2020
A recent analysis by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team spotlighted Milwaukee, Wisconsin for being especially well-suited for new grads—and anyone else looking to kick-start their career.

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Call to Prayer - May 26, 2020

5/26/2020
Adapted from the work of 20th Century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, the “Serenity Prayer” has offered comfort and courage across generations and contexts. The contemplative prayer practice below draws from the Serenity Prayer’s themes. It invites us to discern what we can and cannot change in our lives.

Education Major Determined to Help Others

5/18/2020
Abandoned by her Chinese birth parents at two weeks old and placed in an orphanage, Marissa Gerstner got a chance at a new life when she was adopted at the age of 1 1/2 by a single mom from Fort Atkinson.

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Faculty, Staff and Alumni Share Well Wishes with 2020 Grads

5/13/2020
Professors expressed their pride at being part of their students’ amazing Carroll journey and assured them great things were just around the corner. Alumni young and old welcomed class members into the family and encouraged grads to stay in touch with each other and the university. There were even virtual “knucks” as one staffer offered up a fist bump to the camera.

Alumna Emily Gaggioli '20

A Pioneered History Podcast: Lucius Nieman

5/13/2020
Emily Gaggioli '20, explored part of Carroll's history to produce a limited series of podcasts featuring some of our notable alumni. In this episode of "A Pioneered History," hear the story of alumnus Lucius Nieman, who attended Carroll for a short time before becoming founder of The Milwaukee Journal.

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Carroll, Holy Family sign agreement

5/12/2020
Carroll University and Holy Family College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow Holy Family students to attend Carroll after the Manitowoc college closes Aug. 29.

Muir Beach Overlook

Call to Prayer - May 11, 2020

5/11/2020
"Wow," according to author Annie Lamott, is our essential prayer for beauty and wonder. For me, the "Wow" prayer comes most often in nature: hiking, stargazing, breathing the ocean breeze.

Dr. Barbara Horner-Ibler, MD

Commencement speaker says graduates are trained for life's adjustments

5/10/2020
Dr. Barbara Horner-Ibler '80 delivered Carroll's 2020 Commencement keynote address, sharing with graduates that they have learned through their college experience and living through a pandemic how to tackle life's adjustments and are now "prepared for whatever life brings."

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Class of 2020 shows off their graduation caps

5/8/2020
Each year we ask our graduating class to decorate their graduation caps, and the Class of 2020 rose to the occasion like we knew they would. Our graduates certainly faced a final semester and commencement that they'll never forget, but their creativity and perseverance shines bright.

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A Digital Dance

5/7/2020
When classes moved online, theatre arts professor James Zager faced a new challenge, how to teach his theatre dance class virtually.

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Call to Prayer - May 4, 2020

5/4/2020
In writing about what she calls the three essential prayers—Help, Thanks, and Wow—author Annie Lamott reflects candidly about the struggle to be grateful during difficult times. The following prayer is a gratitude prayer that aligns with the breath.

Kendra Zimdars

Planning a Virtual Commencement

5/4/2020
When Carroll moved the rest of the spring semester online and announced a virtual commencement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kendra Zimdars' job changed.

See Carroll University students, alumni and professionals perform numbers from Carroll Players’ recent productions of “Rent,” “Next to Normal.” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Spr

Carroll Players Perform Virtual Musical Theater

5/1/2020
See Carroll University students, alumni and professionals perform numbers from Carroll Players’ recent productions of “Rent,” “Next to Normal.” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Spring Awakening.” There’s also a sneak peek at “Romeo + Juliet (A Cover).”

Alumnus contributes 4,000 meals to food drive

5/1/2020
In February 2020, Ryan Watterson ’04 purchased his first new truck, a black 2019 Chevy Silverado. By April, he and his fiancée, Melissa Alexander loaded that truck with food that was the equivalent of 2,300 meals to help hungry families in their community.

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Graduating seniors reflect on COVID-19

5/1/2020
It is evident that the year 2020 will be one to remember. During these trying times, we reached out to soon-to-be young alumni to share their thoughts on how the global pandemic affected their final days at Carroll and where they go from here.



Alumna Heather Jones '94

Understanding the psychology of adult coloring

5/1/2020
With the increasing popularity of adult coloring books, more and more people are turning to the activity as a means of relaxation but there are also significant health benefits to help counter the struggles of sheltering at home in these pandemic days. To learn more about the psychology of coloring, we turned to Carroll alumna and licensed psychologist Heather Jones ’04, who is director of clinical services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, where she has worked in various positions since first becoming a pre-doctoral intern there in 2011.

Dr. Kerry Kretchmar

Dr. Kretchmar Receives Richason Faculty Award

4/30/2020
Dr. Kerry Kretchmar, associate professor of education, is being honored with the Benjamin F. Richason Jr. Faculty Award. This is a memorial award established in honor of Professor Ben Richason and requires recipients to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and educational innovation.

Michael Imes

Imes Receives Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

4/30/2020
Michael Imes has been named the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. The award recognizes part-time faculty members who have demonstrated a high level of effectiveness as an instructor in Carroll arts and sciences courses.

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Carroll Is Now 'Test-Optional'

4/29/2020
Carroll University is joining many other colleges and universities in announcing a temporary change to its admission application process.

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Information Technology Services Team Draws Praise

4/29/2020
The entire Information Technology Services (ITS) team put in many hours and used every ounce of expertise at their disposal to ensure Carroll students, faculty and staff could complete the spring semester on time.

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Call to Prayer - April 27, 2020

4/27/2020
Author Anne Lamott writes there are just three essential prayers: help, thanks and wow. Usually, those three words sum up what our hearts need to say. This week, the prayer most on my heart is just help.

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Carroll University is Here for You

4/22/2020
In these times of uncertainty remember the memories we've built. And prepare for the memories we'll make when we're together again.

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Send Well Wishes to International Students

4/21/2020
The Office of Global Education is asking the Pioneer family to take a moment to brighten the day of international students still living at Carroll with an email of support and comfort.

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Call to Prayer - April 20, 2020

4/20/2020
When the ancient Israelites were taken into exile in Babylon, they longed for the restoration of their lives and their homeland. This prayer is for finding our place in the unfamiliar times we now inhabit.

Dr. Elizabeth Davies

Free Clinic Now Open in Waukesha

4/17/2020
St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic has moved to a new home and will soon have a new name: The Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University.

Robert Schmitz

CU in the Workplace | Robert Schmitz '10

4/15/2020
Since opening his own gym, RS Fitness, in 2018, Robert Schmitz ’10 has drawn on his career in personal training and experience as a college athlete to help people achieve their fitness goals. With clients at home and a new business to manage during quarantine, Robert shares how he’s approaching virtual training and staying connected with his clients online.

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Milwaukee Named Third Best City for New College Grads

4/14/2020
SmartAsset recently named Milwaukee the third best city for new college graduates. To assemble their list, SmartAsset analyzed data for the 115 largest U.S. cities, looking specifically at 10 metrics across three categories: jobs, affordability and fun.

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75 Alumni Perform Choir Classic from Home

4/13/2020
On Easter, Carroll University released a video of 75 Pioneers from across the country singing “Children of the Heavenly Father.” The piece, which was recorded during this month’s Safer at Home initiative, has been sung by generations of choir alumni at Carroll and was led by Professor Emeritus of Music Dr. Mark Aamot.

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Call to Prayer - April 13, 2020

4/13/2020
The oldest known ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:1-8) did not include an appearance by the resurrected Jesus. Rather, it concluded with an angelic vision and Jesus’ female followers leaving his empty tomb in fear and amazement. This prayer is for all who, like those women, seek God in times of despair and find hope that is beyond comprehension.

Alumna Rebecca Iverson '99

Coping with COVID-19 grief

4/6/2020
There is something you might be feeling in these days of isolation and stay-at-home orders and Carroll alumna Rebecca Iverson ’99 can help define it for you: grief.

Alumnus Dave Schultenover '83

Alumnus helps oversee COVID-19 test kits production

4/6/2020
Carroll alumnus Dave Schultenover ’83 and his colleagues at Thermo Fisher Scientific mobilized their resources in early January 2020 to fulfill what they anticipated would be a critical need. That foresight – the production of COVID-19 test kits – is proving vital to communities crippled by a growing number of coronavirus cases daily.

Alumna Katie Kujawski '14

Alumna living in Italy amid global pandemic

4/6/2020
Surrounded by silent streets, businesses, and schools in Florence, alumna Katie Kujawski '14 is finding new ways to fill her days with work and positivity amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy.

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Call to Prayer - April 6, 2020

4/6/2020
While we ourselves may be new to tragedy on this scale, humanity is not. Throughout the world and across time, cataclysms have shaken humanity. Turmoil and suffering have shattered communities. The book of Lamentations speaks of such unthinkable grief and distress, but buried within the text are a few verses of hope. This week's prayer is for that kind of hope.

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Stepping Stones: Spiritual Practices for Today

4/6/2020
When crisis disrupts our lives, our souls long for comfort, stability, and direction. Simple spiritual practices offer solace for these times. Reflection and intentionality throughout the day can form a path, stepping stones that guide us.

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Help Inspire the Class of 2020

4/6/2020
Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be like no other. We're asking Carroll alumni to shoot a 10-second video clip celebrating the Class of 2020 to share during their virtual commencement.

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Thinking 'Inside the Box' for Physics Lab

4/3/2020
COVID-19 has changed everyday life, from travel to grocery shopping to the way we work. And it definitely has changed how faculty is able to interact with students. Learn how Tate Wilson, senior lecturer in physics, has adjusted.

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National Service Project Forges On

4/1/2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, there is an even greater need to provide food for people in need. That’s why Carroll University’s Annual National Service Project will continue this year, although there will be changes in how donations are collected.

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A Call to Prayer - March 30, 2020

3/30/2020
This week’s prayer draws on Psalm 27. Among our many prayers at this time, please join me in remembering healthcare professionals for their own health and wellbeing; leaders in all settings for their decision-making; and all those who are physically, financially, emotionally or otherwise especially vulnerable.

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A Call to Prayer - March 23, 2020

3/23/2020
In difficult and uncertain times, many of us find courage by leaning into our faith. Each week, Carroll University's chaplain invites any person who wishes to join her in spiritual reflection.

Alumnus Ryan Albrechtson '16

CU in the Workplace | Ryan Albrechtson '16

3/4/2020
Our March 2020 "CU in the Workplace" video features alumnus Ryan Albrechtson '16, who started Outskirts Theatre Co. out of his Carroll dorm room during his senior year.

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Stay Up to Date on Coronavirus Information

2/28/2020
The health and well-being of Carroll University’s faculty, staff and students is our top priority. That is why we want to provide our community with information that can keep them healthy and informed about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Carroll Ranked Seventh in Graphic Design

2/26/2020
Carroll University has been ranked seventh on a list of the 25 top schools offering bachelor's degrees in graphic design, according to GradReports’ 2020 Best Colleges list.

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Carroll Contributes $340 Million to State Economy

2/17/2020
Carroll University creates a significant positive impact on the State of Wisconsin business community and generates a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups—students, taxpayers and society.

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Esports Coming in Fall 2020

1/23/2020
Carroll University will offer both recreational and competitive esports opportunities in its new dedicated gaming facility, the Carroll Esports Center, opening in Fall 2020.

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Waging war on killer bacteria in a Carroll biology lab

1/22/2020
We’re running out of options in the fight against problem bacteria. Antibiotic overuse and misuse has triggered an explosion in antibiotic resistant bacteria. The search for the next weapon is taking place in laboratories across the world—and here at Carroll University.

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Mystery of the Mounds

1/21/2020
The area surrounding Carroll once housed over a dozen independent effigy mounds. Two mounds can still be found on campus, on opposite corners of Main Lawn.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support expands presence

1/17/2020
A new department at Carroll will coordinate the university’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and foster meaningful interactions between people of diverse cultures, social identities, perspective and experiences.

Anthony Sikorski

Youth is Served

1/15/2020
While Anthony Sikorski faces the same challenges any adolescent does, he is not your typical teenager.

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Fostering a Legacy

1/13/2020
When Brooke Foster entered Carroll in the fall of 2019, she followed in the footsteps of eight family members, running all the way back to her grandfather, Charles Foster ’53.

Marissa Garretto

A Life Changing Experience

1/7/2020
Marissa Garetto '17 journeyed to Japan for a cross-cultural experience. Now a graduate, she has moved back to Japan to continue exploring the culture.

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Marching Toward the Future

1/7/2020
2019 was a year of growth for the Carroll University Pride of the Pioneeers marching band, and with that growth comes change and a little bit of risk.

Alumnus Carl Meredith '91

CU in the Workplace | Carl Meredith '91

1/3/2020
Our January 2020 "CU in the Workplace" video features alumnus Carl Meredith '91, who shares how his own life experiences help him mentor others as associate Dean, College of Business at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Commandant of the Wisconsin National Guard at Wisconsin Military Academy/426 Regional Training Institute at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Athletic Director Michael Schulsit

Schulist Named Athletic Director

12/22/2019
Following a productive four-month stint as interim athletic director, Michael Schulist was named Carroll's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Dec. 16, 2019.

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2019: Carroll’s Year in Review

12/20/2019
It was a big news year for Carroll University in 2019, with stories ranging from the launch of Pioneer Driven, our new strategic plan, to greeting our second-largest incoming class ever, consisting of 793 students. Learn what other stories stood out in 2019.

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Carroll Career Closet Effort Announced

12/16/2019
Carroll University will host a "Career Closet" leading up to the 29th Annual Workforce Fair. The pop-up clothing shop will provide free interview attire for students to have for any job or internship interview, as well as other career fairs. Students may "shop" for for their interview clothes the week of Feb. 10-14, 2020.

Randy Hopf

Hopf's career in music took him around the world

12/12/2019
In 1968, Carroll alumnus Randy Hopf '64 made the decision to join the United States Air Force Band, a career decision that offered him opportunities to play for world leaders and celebrities. No matter how far he traveled, he always found his way back to Waukesha where it all began.

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2018-2019 Honor Roll of Thanks Released

12/11/2019
This Honor Roll gratefully recognizes those who invested in Carroll University with their time, talent or treasure between our fiscal year 2018–2019, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.

Chief Technology Officer Named

12/10/2019
Carroll University has named Mohammad Samarah, Ph.D., as its chief technology officer. Samarah, who has almost three decades of experience, will begin his role Jan. 6.

Karen Wegner '90 and Paul Vastag '90

CU in the Workplace | Paul Vastag '90 and Karen Wegner '90

12/9/2019
Our December "CU in the Workplace" is our first global feature as we talk with alumni couple Paul Vastag ’90 and Karen Wegner ’90, who shared their skills in digital mapping and medicine, respectfully, in traveling with Dr. David Block ’76, Carroll emeritus professor of environmental science, to serve residents in a small village in Africa.

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Carter '79 Honored with Public Service Award

11/18/2019
Dorval R. Carter Jr. ‘79, chair of the Carroll board of trustees and president of the Chicago Transit Authority, has been named 2019 Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award honoree by The Civic Federation.

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Spindt named PA of the Year

11/13/2019
The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) named A. Miranda Spindt, Carroll University clinical assistant professor and clinical coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies, its PA of the Year at the 2019 Great Midwestern Medical Conference in October.

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Celebrate Veterans Day 2019

11/7/2019
In celebration of Veterans Day, Carroll will be hosting several events and activities across campus.

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We Want to #CURespect

11/4/2019
Join us Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Campus Center lobby to celebrate Respect at Carroll University

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Business Students Bolstered by Yersin Scholarships

11/1/2019
In early 2019, Carroll University received $5.5 million from the estate of alumnus Bill Yersin '63. The gift established two new scholarships, supports an existing scholarship and created an endowed faculty position.

Carroll Has Second-Largest Class in History

11/1/2019
This year’s incoming class of 793 first-year students is the second-largest in Carroll’s history. It also boasts the largest nursing class ever—170 students.

Alumnus Jim Bible '84

CU in the Workplace | Jim Bible '84

11/1/2019
Our November "CU in the Workplace" video features alumnus Jim Bible ‘84, who takes us on a tour of his cranberry farm in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he strives as a part of the grower cooperative for Ocean Spray.

P.E. MacAllister

Philanthropist, Longtime Board Member P.E. MacAllister Dies

10/24/2019
We are saddened to report that Pershing Edwin (P.E.) MacAllister, whose insight, generosity and hard work created a remarkable legacy at Carroll University, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 101.

 Dan Anzelmo, Nick Argeroudis and Melissa Petrick

The Art of Giving

10/23/2019
The Waukesha Freeman features the Carroll Therapeutic Abilities Clinic which helps clients with disabilities free of charge.

Alumna Jen Christianson '15

CU in the Workplace | Jen Christianson '15

10/4/2019
Jen Christiansen ’15 talks about her work as a immunology product development specialist for Arm & Hammer, where she has also helped build a partnership with Carroll and provided a workplace for talented Pioneer interns.

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Masters of Motivation

10/3/2019
Four students reveal how they cope with the demands of graduate school.

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Operation Chemo Comfort

10/2/2019
Alumna Kelsey Lexow ’04 strives to make a difference in cancer patients’ lives.

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Arts Leader Honored

10/2/2019
Alumni and local arts leader Geroge Tzougros '83 was recently awarded a Michael Newton Award from Americans for the Arts.

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Professor Places Third in "Hardest" Ironman

9/25/2019
On May 25, Dr. Lenny Ramsey, an assistant professor of physical therapy, finished third in what’s been called the toughest Ironman race in the world: the Lanzarote in Spain.

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For Christ and Learning

9/17/2019
The Rev. Elizabeth McCord pauses to reflect on the lessons we can learn from a tempest's wrath after severe weather struck campus on June 27, 2019

Alumna Lindsey Slater '08

CU in the Workplace | Lindsey Slater '08

9/6/2019
Now the morning meteorologist at WISN 12 in Milwaukee, alumna Lindsey Slater '08 shares how her environmental science degree from Carroll heightens her experiences in reporting on the weather.

Curt Culver to Speak at Carroll University

8/29/2019
Curt Culver, non-executive chairman of MGIC Investment Corporation, will speak at Carroll University’s Executive in Residence Series 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Stackner Ballroom.   His career spans more than 40 years in the private mortgage insurance industry, including 33 years at MGIC. In addition, he serves on the boards of several companies, including Culver’s Franchising Systems. He will discuss the importance of happiness and balance in life while sharing leadership lessons learned at MGIC and Culver’s restaurants.   Individuals are asked to RSVP to Kelly Sykes.

Dr. Bettina Love to Appear at Carroll Sept. 25

8/29/2019
Dr. Bettina Love, an associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia, will speak from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Shattuck Auditorium. Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, Dr. Love will discuss a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists, based on her book “We Want to do More Than Survive.” Her research, teaching, and service focus on understanding, contextualizing, and deconstructing the formal and informal educational experiences of marginalized youth. Her work is informed by critical pedagogy, critical race theory and black feminism with an aim to create innovative pedagogical practices through the use of non-traditional educational curricula (e.g., hip hop-based education, critical media literacy, hip hop feminism and popular culture).

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Peace with Grease reunites for final concert

8/2/2019
The miles that separate nine band members of a rock band that emerged from Carroll in 1973 became fewer when they each traveled from across the country and arrived in Crivitz, Wisconsin to play one last gig with Peace with Grease.

Alumnus George Wang '92

CU in the Workplace | George Wang '92

8/2/2019
Alumnus George Wang '92 studied art at Carroll before he turned an internship in a tattoo shop into a lifelong career as a tattoo artist and business owner.

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Student earns Gilman study-abroad scholarship

7/24/2019
Jasmin Palacios, a Carroll student double-majoring in nursing and Spanish, has been chosen as one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students nationwide to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

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Dr. Suchomel Wins NSCA Recognition

7/16/2019
Dr. Timothy Suchomel has been selected as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) State and Provincial Director of the Year for 2019.

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Molina earns FBLA national honor

7/16/2019
Danica Molina, a 2019 graduate who won two first-place awards in the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda competition, recently snagged second place in desktop publishing in the national contest.

CU in the Workplace One-Year bloopers

CU in the Workplace | Bloopers

7/12/2019
With a year's worth of alumni interviews, we managed a lot of laughs and a few outtakes. Here we share our CU in the Workplace Year One Bloopers edition.

Lindsey Slater '08

Lindsey Slater '08 reflects on journey

7/11/2019
Lindsey Slater’s ’08 public service announcement starts with the memory of crawling out of her brother’s bedroom window onto her family’s roof with a camera to capture images of approaching storms. She was just a kid then, of course, and as a professional meteorologist now, she strictly advises against hanging out amid bad storms – the official PSA.

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A Different View of Campus

6/7/2019
A thrilling aerial tour of campus that showcases the filmmaking talents of Carroll University student Michael Mirkes ’22.

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Hastad Hall Wins People’s Choice Award

6/6/2019
The people have spoken. Hastad Hall has won a People’s Choice award from the U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin. Votes were cast on Facebook and during an event held by the USGBCW June 6.

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Community Care

5/30/2019
Carroll's health science students learn that collaboration is the key to delivering wellness

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Hastad Hall wins award of excellence

5/28/2019
Carroll University‘s Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall won a U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin Award of Excellence in the “Innovative Design, New Construction” category.

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Tackling "Tartuffe"

5/28/2019
Photographer Kyle Zehr wanders behind the curtain of the Carroll Players' spring comedy

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Office Hours: Tony Aker

5/26/2019
We visit the office of Tony Aker, offensive coordinator of Carroll's football team.

Alumnus Alfonso Morales '92

Interview with Alfonso Morales '92

5/24/2019
Alumnus Alfonso Morales '92 shared his thoughts and life wisdom with the Class of 2019 as this year's commencement keynote speaker.

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The graduation speech I never gave

5/24/2019
"The Graduation Speech I Never Gave" hopes to share a message with anyone who ever contemplated going back to school: I did it. You can, too!

Patrick Carter M.Ed. '19 and students

Mentor and students share same graduation day

5/24/2019
When Patrick Carter walked the graduation stage in 2019 to receive his M.Ed. degree, it was with the pride in knowing that three of his former students from Carmen High School of Technology and Science would also be there - also receiving their bachelor degrees as Carroll graduates.

Senior speaker Shannon Zogran '19

Senior speaker Shannon Zogran '19

5/23/2019
Senior speaker Shannon Zogran '19 encouraged the Class of 2019 to engage in a pioneering spirit to not “waste a day doing something you do not love” but to “make sure to help some people, or even a lot of people along the way.”

Analiesa Harbach

Carroll Sophomore Earns Place in National Choir

5/3/2019
Carroll Sophomore Analiesa Harbach received the chance of a lifetime when she took part in the National Women’s Honor Choir during the American Choral Director Association’s (ACDA) conference last March in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kimberly Hofkamp

Hofkamp wins award for teaching excellence

4/8/2019
Kimberly Hofkamp, assistant professor of education, is the recipient of the Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes exceptional instruction.

Rob and alumna Maureen (Miller) Pritchard '07

Pioneer prankster goes viral

4/5/2019
Maureen (Miller) Pritchard’s ’07 video Facebook post and four simple words, “I got him good!” on April Fool’s Day became a viral sensation after she loaded six months’ worth of Amazon boxes in front of her house to trick her husband into thinking she’d gone on a bit of a shopping spree.

Griselda Macias '08

Alumni Profile: Griselda Macias '08

4/5/2019
Alumna Griselda Macias ’08 met up with a group of Carroll students who came to Washington D.C. to volunteer during an Alternative Spring Break trip. She joined them and became inspired to make a deeper connection with Carroll.

Alumnus James Hischke '01

CU in the Workplace | James Hischke '01

4/5/2019
As senior Director of Tech Advancement and Outreach at Northwestern Mutual, James Hischke '01 aims in his role to grow a tech hub by partnering with others in the community to “lift up the whole ecosystem of Milwaukee.”

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Carroll honors Ericson, Guell for contributions in service

3/29/2019
Carroll University has announced Dr. Vickie Ericson, lecturer of physical therapy, is the faculty recipient of the Exemplary Contributions in Service Award; Lydia Guell, assistant director of career services, is the staff recipient.

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End of Play

2/18/2019
Researchers say many children today suffer from a play deficit. We take a look at why that matters.

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Carroll University at Night

2/16/2019
A modern university runs 24/7. Photographer Kyle Zehr captured the late nights and early mornings of those who make it work.

Ray Pierce playing in a basketball game against Marquette University

Driven to Succeed

2/13/2019
Men's Basketball team member Ray Pierce embodies the Pioneer athletic tradition

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Office Hours: Sue Lewis

2/11/2019
We visit the office of Sue Lewis, professor of biology and marine biology at Carroll.

Alumnus Michael Morgan '98

Alumnus appears on "Manifest"

2/5/2019
Fans of NBC's "Manifest" will enjoy the talents of Carroll alumnus Michael Dean Morgan '98, who will appear in the February 11 episode.

James Hischke '01 and Dimas Ocampo '01

40 Under 40 includes two Pioneers

2/5/2019
When the Milwaukee Business Journal recognizes its annual 40 Under 40 award winners for 2019, two Carroll Pioneers - both from the Class of 2001 - will be among the recipients.

Alumna Natalie Silverstein

The Case for College

1/24/2019
Carroll University alumna Natalie Silverstein '15 shares her thoughts on the importance of a college degree.

Alumni couple Marv and Mary Farwell

Alumni couple finds family fun in show dogs

11/12/2018
Marv ’57 and Mary ’58 (Rickert) Farwell found their love of Flat Coat Retrievers became a great conversation starter with tales told of their award-winning show dogs.

Massimo Rondolino

Professor's book honored

10/26/2018
A book by a Carroll University professor has been recognized for excellence by the Society for Buddhist Christian studies.

Kate Gentry

Two Students Donate Bone Marrow

10/25/2018
A pair of Pioneers donated bone marrow after learning about the process during a registration drive sponsored by student organization Love Your Melon

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Summer at Carroll

10/24/2018
It’s summer. Commencement is past. The folding chairs have been removed from Main Lawn. The residence halls have been aired out. And the campus falls quiet...

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Faces of Carroll

10/21/2018
The images and stories that came out of “(in)sight: a portrait project” create a vivid portrait of the Carroll community

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Career connection

10/20/2018
Psychology alumnus builds a bridge to workplace for Carroll students

Beautiful clouds

For Christ and Learning

10/19/2018
The Rev. Elizabeth McCord writes about making space for our spiritual wellness.

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For Christ and Learning

5/30/2018
The Rev. Elizabeth McCord writes about an Alternative Spring Break trip – one of many ways Carroll students serve the community.

Mystery Worm Book Open

Mystery Worm Book

5/26/2018
It's a religious book of sorts, but this ancient book from the library archives is a mystery itself.

Carroll student with students at the Hawthorne Lab School

Hawthorne Lab School

5/25/2018
Carroll's education department begins a lab school partnership with Waukesha public schools.

Microscope

Carroll CSI

5/22/2018
Carroll University's forensics program proves worth investigating.

Mississippi River

2,320 Miles of Service

5/21/2018
This Carroll alumna and her husband paddled the mighty Mississippi with a purpose–to help others.

Alumna Emily Gilles '18

Graduate bikes 4,160 miles to build houses

5/4/2018
Biking 4,160 miles through the hot summer is how Emily Gilles '18 looks forward to spending her first time as a new Carroll alumna while participating in the Bike and Build program.

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Alumna finds her voice as a romance novelist

2/2/2018
Brittainy C. Cherry '09 describes herself as a romance nerd. Now her love of love fills the pages of books with titles such as The Gravity of Us in her work as a romance novelist.


Gert 90th birthday celebration

Reasons we love Gert

1/30/2018
Gert Ullsperger has been a beloved Carroll employee for more than 50 years. Find out why.

Tiger at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Zoological Research

1/26/2018
Carroll students go to the source to study animal behavior for research projects at Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Reacting to the Past

1/25/2018
Innovative teaching methodology has student role-playing historic events.

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Thankful for Carrollu

11/22/2017
Happy Thanksgiving, Pioneers! To celebrate, we put together a list of things we’re thankful for at Carroll University.

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Research at Prairie Springs

9/22/2017
Two recent graduates trade their gowns for lab coats and head back to Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and Greene Field Station to continue their research.

cadaver body bag

Carroll's new cadaver lab

9/22/2017
Day one in Carroll's new cadaver lab in the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories building.

Dan Pokwinsky

One last pint with Pokey

9/21/2017
Long-time Club 400 owner and Carroll alumnus, Dan "Pokey" Pokwinski '79, puts landmark business up for sale.

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Alumni Band

8/21/2017
Many alumni around Carroll and/or the Milwaukee music scene in the mid- to late-'80s may remember the energy of the band SPOW that soon evolved into F.S. Camels, headed by lead singer Mike Endrizzi '89, also a member of Phi Theta Pi.

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Book Club

8/19/2017
Story by Ethan Marse '17. Finding oneself at book club means a broadening of one’s perspective.

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Rodent tales

6/1/2017
In Carroll's animal behavior lab, the lucky rats are just tickled.

Therapeutic abilities clinic

Therapeutic Abilities Clinic

2/1/2017
Out in the community, Carroll health science students learn the role of the human touch in health care.

Alumni polka band

Pioneer polka band

9/2/2016
These Carroll alumni are marching to their own (polka) beat.

Jack Miller's Cabin

Alaskan pioneer

6/1/2016
Alumnus Jack Miller lives a true pioneer life in Alaska.

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State funding supports student teacher residency

2/20/2014
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has presented Carroll University a three-year, $30,000 State Personnel Development grant for the Teacher Education Residency Model program.

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Carroll receives $40,294 federal grant

7/18/2011
Carroll University has received a $40,294 federal grant to provide financial aid to economically and environmentally disadvantaged students.

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Grant will support DPT scholarships

8/4/2010
Carroll University received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support scholarships for disadvantaged.

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Coronavirus Updates and Information

1/1/0001
Carroll University is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Get updates on how this evolving situation might impact the Carroll community.

Panoramic View of campus