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Story on Carroll University Student Wins Emmy Award

11/23/2020
The story of Anthony Sikorski, a Presidential Scholar who was accepted by Carroll University as a first-year student at age 14, has earned a Chicago/Midwest Emmy. The segment, produced for TMJ4-TV’s “Positively Milwaukee” show by anchor/reporter Carole Meekins and photojournalists Mark Was, Mark Wirtz and editor Jeff Morris, can be viewed here. The piece was honored at the awards Nov. 22, winning for Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Education/Schools.

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Thankful to be 'Merry and Bright'

11/19/2020
President Cindy Gnadinger and Reverend Elizabeth McCord continue the Carroll University tradition of lighting the Christmas tree on Main Lawn.

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Thank a Donor Day 2020

11/19/2020
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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Hats Off to Students for Successful On-campus Semester

11/17/2020
Hundreds of Carroll University students were surprised this week when they were presented warm, cozy caps accompanied by a card declaring: “We Made It!” The gifts celebrated a successful semester of in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carroll officials held extensive planning sessions for months to help ensure a positive, safe campus experience for students before classes began Aug 24.

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A Moment of Reflection before the Election

11/3/2020
Carroll University's chaplain and director of spiritual life, The Rev. Elizabeth McCord, organized an interfaith prayer service on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to encourage all members of the Carroll community to pause in prayer and reflection prior to the election.

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Virtual Hymn Performance Connects Carroll Community

10/28/2020
For this year's physically-distancted Old Main Society dinner, held October 8, Carroll University wind ensemble, chamber orchestra and choir members virtually preformed the university's hymn, "Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past."

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Carroll to honor veterans

10/23/2020
In celebration of Veterans Day, Carroll will offer special perks for veterans in honor of their service.

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Pact Allows Carroll Students to Earn Platteville Degrees Online

10/21/2020
A new agreement between Carroll University and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will allow southeast Wisconsin students to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering without ever leaving home. Carroll students will complete UW-Platteville engineering courses in an online format along with hands-on labs through UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships (UW-PEP).

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Marching Pioneers Carry On

10/14/2020
The Carroll University Marching Pioneers kicked it up a notch this semester. Band members, fully masked and physically distanced, have filled Main Lawn at 4:30 on Friday afternoons throughout the fall to perform as part of the Fridays After Class marching band concert series.

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Carroll Hosts an Evening of Civil Political Discussion

10/7/2020
Carroll University students turned out to discuss “Making Change Through Civil Politics in Polarizing Times,” during a special event featuring Wisconsin State Assembly members Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) and Rep. Kalan Haywood (D-Milwaukee).

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Split Commencement Eyed for 2021

9/17/2020
Carroll University Provost Dr. Mark Blegen has announced plans to split the traditional spring commencement ceremony over two days in May, 2021.

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Carroll University zooms up U.S. News & World Report ranking list

9/15/2020
Year after year, Carroll University appears on numerous lists of the best colleges and universities in the country. For U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 annual college rankings, Carroll University advanced 16 spaces to No. 28 in Best Value Schools, and shot up 27 spaces to #39 on Best Regional Universities Midwest.

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Become a Paper Patron!

9/2/2020
Support Carroll's student performers by becoming a Paper Patron. Learn how it works.

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Women's Bowling Added to Athletics Program

8/11/2020
Carroll University Athletics is expanding to 23 athletic programs with the addition of women's bowling. The Pioneer program will remain with the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, as the conference recently announced the sponsorship of the new program.

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Join Our Nursing Living Learning Community

8/10/2020
Our highly rated nursing program is always looking for ways to make your education even more powerful. In our Nursing Living Learning Community, you’ll connect with other nursing students, receive onsite tutoring assistance, work in study groups with peers and join faculty-led discussion groups—right where you live! In addition, the NLLC offers opportunities to participate in numerous activities that promote mind/body wellness.

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Thank You, Donors!

8/3/2020
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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Welcome Back, Students!

8/3/2020
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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Horizontes en Carroll Publication Recognized

7/29/2020
Horizontes en Carroll, the student literary magazine of the Carroll University Pre-College Program, received the rank of Excellent in the 2019 National Council of Teachers in English (NCTE) Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program.

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School of Business Accepted into Premier Global Business Management Organization

7/16/2020
The Carroll University School of Business has been granted membership by the EFMD, a globally recognized membership organization and accrediting body for business schools, business school programs and corporate universities. Carroll’s School of Business is the only institution of higher learning in Wisconsin to earn this distinction.

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Carroll participates in historic transfer agreement

7/9/2020
Students seeking to transfer credits from any of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges to Carroll University will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive agreement. Carroll is one of the private, nonprofit colleges and universities participating in the WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement.

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A Statement Regarding International Students

7/8/2020
Carroll University is working diligently to interpret how the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance, which was released this week, will affect our international student community,

Carroll, HPGM offer scholarship to bilingual nursing students

7/1/2020
Carroll University and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) are collaborating on a matching scholarship for the university’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program offered at the United Community Center in Milwaukee.

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Alumna Helps Bring Japan to Students

6/10/2020
Prof. Dan Becker's cross-cultural experience trip was grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, but he still wanted to a meaningful cultural education to his students, from his own home to theirs. Alumna Marissa Garetto '17 stepped up to help.

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An Open Letter From President Gnadinger

6/1/2020
We are saddened and angered by George Floyd’s senseless and violent death after being detained by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd’s murder is another heartbreaking and demoralizing example of how systemic racism and violence shatter lives in our nation. Such racism and violence are unacceptable.

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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.

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.

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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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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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2020 Almost Done Pioneer Run/Walk Shows Carroll Spirit

5/5/2020
Nothing could stop the Almost Done Pioneer Run/Walk as faculty and students came together for a virtual, stress-busting event. This year, due to the pandemic, people were asked to choose their own route and to snap photos or video to share. Many were joined by family members, roommates and furry friends during their quest.

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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).”

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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.



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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Art of Giving

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

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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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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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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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Tackling "Tartuffe"

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

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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.

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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.

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Driven to Succeed

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

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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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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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Hawthorne Lab School

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

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Carroll CSI

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

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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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