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Thank a Donor Day 2021

Thank you for helping lighten the load for our students. Thanks for your support!

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2020: Carroll University's Year in Review

The year 2020 was different in many ways for Carroll University—and the world. The pandemic tested us, but as Pioneers, we forged ahead. We maintained our sense of community, continued to make news, and celebrated great accomplishments. Highlights include dedicating our renovated Education Hall, home to the new School of Education and Human Services; recognizing academic excellence as Carroll zoomed up the U.S. News & World Report ranking list; and, opening up our new esports center for student competition.

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2019-2020 Honor Roll of Donors Released

This Honor Roll gratefully recognizes those who invested in Carroll University between our fiscal year 2019–2020, beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

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Thank a Donor Day 2020

2020 has been a challenge for all of us. Thank you for helping lighten the load for our students. Thanks for your support!

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Thankful to be 'Merry and Bright'

President Cindy Gnadinger and Reverend Elizabeth McCord continue the Carroll University tradition of lighting the Christmas tree on Main Lawn.

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#GivingTuesday Set for Dec. 1

Join us in participating in #GivingTueday on December 1! Carroll University has set a goal of raising $80,000 during the one-day global event with its primary aim to support student scholarships as well as the Carroll Fund.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law— prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. The 19th Amendment was the result of a lengthy suffrage movement in the U.S., spearheaded by women such as Theodora Youmans, an 1885 Carroll graduate.

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Welcome Back, Students!

Welcome back, Pioneers. Although we’ll continue to get new information that will define our year, we’re in this together so we can compete in sporting events, be involved in student organizations, walk across the stage, live on campus, see our beloved Gert, and hang out with one another. We’re still Carroll, we’re still Pioneers, we’ll continue to excel.

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Thank You, Donors!

As we reflect on our past fiscal year, we thank you for your financial support investing in our campus and our talented students. Every gift makes a difference—thank you!

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Call to Prayer - July 20, 2020

Fear impedes inner peace and can hold us back from living with abundance and grace. Fear is everywhere right now, and I know I am not at my best when trapped in fight, flight or freeze. If you are willing, join me this week in prayerfully listening to our fears, and together let’s seek a path toward greater peace and freedom. The 7-step contemplative prayer/meditation below is one tool to try.

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Call to Prayer - July 13, 2020

This week, if you are willing, join me in praying for our students—not for the plans we must make or the problems yet to be solved—but for the students themselves.

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Call to Prayer - July 6, 2020

I invite you to use your body when praying this week’s prayer. As you are able, stand on your feet. Take a moment to lean forward and back, side to side, connecting to with senses, feeling gravity pull you to the earth and finding a center space where you feel balance and alignment. Take a few deep breaths, lifting your spine, and in prayer, invite God into your week.

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Call to Prayer - June 22, 2020

As we return to campus and move more freely about our lives, we are becoming accustomed to wearing masks. Today’s prayer is for this new daily ritual. Even an inconvenience such as this can be sacred spiritual practice.

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Call to Prayer - June 15, 2020

Stories of liberation and songs of freedom fuel courage and redirect us toward paths of release, recovery, justice and healing. This week, let’s be like the prophet Miriam and pray with music.

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Call to Prayer - June 8, 2020

COVID-19 has reminded us how much we need one another, and Mr. George Floyd’s murder has reminded us how we have failed one another The prayer below is to help us hold the things we cannot bear on our own, and it invites us to seek healing and hope for the world.

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Launch Your Career in Milwaukee, Says LinkedIn

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

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.

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Faculty, Staff and Alumni Share Well Wishes with 2020 Grads

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.

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A Pioneered History Podcast: Lucius Nieman

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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Call to Prayer - May 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.

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Class of 2020 shows off their graduation caps

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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Call to Prayer - May 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.

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Remote Office Hours

When COVID-19 forced most of the Carroll community off campus this spring, it left a lot of us scrambling to cobble together work spaces in our own homes. Below, a look at some of Carroll’s improvised offices, via social media posts.

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Office of Information Technology Team Draws Praise

The entire Office of Information Technology 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

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

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

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

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.

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Milwaukee Named Third Best City for New College Grads

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

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

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.

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Call to Prayer - April 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

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

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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National Service Project Forges On

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

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

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.

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2019: Carroll’s Year in Review

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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We Want to #CURespect

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

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A Different View of Campus

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

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Reasons we love Gert

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

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