August 19, 2020 Insider: Welcome Back!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

 
FIRST WEEK
We made it! We welcomed our new and returning students to campus over the weekend, and classes started on Monday. Classes are meeting in a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid formats, and students are learning to navigate a new world at Carroll. Wearing masks, sanitizing shared spaces, washing hands and practicing proper physical distancing are the steps our students, faculty and staff are taking to help ensure we stay in-person all semester. It’s wonderful to have everyone back on campus – let’s all do our part and help keep it that way!
 
Weekly campus updates can be found on our Marching Back webpage.
ASCC President Shae Bills, Chair of the Board of Trustees Msgr. O'Neil and President Cech welcomed students on the first day of school with pre-packaged muffins outside the Campus Center.
 
Class Notes
SAINTS IN THE NEWS
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Torgerson, Helena IR
Justine (Huschka) Alberts ’09 is one of three new principals beginning their tenure in Helena this year. Alberts is taking over the helm at Hawthorne Elementary School and is the first new principal at the school in over 25 years. She is a native of Cut Bank and has worked in education since graduating from Carroll with an elementary education degree in 2009. The Helena IR recently feature her here: Justine Alberts, Hawthorne's new principal.
 
CAREER NEWS
Angie Biskupiak, ’15, O.D., Optometrist, Helena Vision Center, Helena – read announcement here.
Adam Cook ‘06, Residential Loan Officer, Opportunity Mortgage, a Division of Opportunity Bank of Montana, Helena – read announcement here.
Jonathan Hager ‘03, President, Energy Laboratories, Helena – read announcement here.
 
IN MEMORIAM
Timothy Alzheimer, class of 1977 – read more about his life here.
William "Bill" F. Antonioli '43, M.D. – read more about his life here.
Richard "Dick" Duffy ’54 – read more about his life here.
William "Bill" Guldseth '73 – read more about his life here.
Paula Rae Kaneski, class of 1966 – read more about her life here.
John K.Wenham, class of 1964, M.D. – read more about his life here.
 
Saints Athletic News
UPDATED PLANS FOR FALL
Throughout the summer, the Frontier Conference closely monitored and adjusted planning and protocols as necessary to protect the health and safety of those involved in their athletic programs. Eventually it became apparent that numerous fall sports would be too risky to partake in while COVID cases continue to rise.
 
In the first week of August, the Frontier Conference announced the decision to postpone the volleyball season in order to accommodate all schools in the Frontier Conference and to further align the sport with the NAIA Championships to be held during the spring.
 
A week later, it was decided by the conference that football would also move to the spring. This move will allow for all eight teams to once again operate collectively as a conference in the spring and participate in a schedule providing that safety standards allow for play. 

At this time, both cross country and golf will continue with competition during the fall with NAIA Championships in the spring.
 
Read more here.
 
HONORS & ACCOLADES
The Carroll College Fighting Saints men's golf team was awarded the Golf Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The award is given to programs that post a 3.0 GPA or above.

The Saints were one of 12 NAIA programs to be awarded the honor. The team posted a 3.445 GPA during the 2019-20 school year. 
 
The Carroll College Fighting Saints women's volleyball team earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for their accomplishments this past school year. The award honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Carroll was one of 66 NAIA teams to earn the award. The Saints posted an impressive 3.511 GPA. 

"I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such quality people both on the court and in the classroom," Saints volleyball coach Moe Boyle said. "The continued pride they take in pursuing academic excellence is commendable. For these young ladies to be able to focus on the future with the state of the world we live in gives me tremendous hope for the years to come." 
 
Faculty/Staff News
SAINTS IN THE NEWS
Political Science associate professor Dr. Jeremy Johnson is frequently consulted by the media about Montana politics. With election season heating up, he has been quoted recently in both local and national media outlets. We expect that Dr. Johnson will be sought out frequently in the next several months for his opinions on the various races, candidates and issues, particularly with his expertise in health policy.

Professor Johnson's recent interviews include:

GOP Senate ad misrepresents Montana governor’s stance on rural hospitals, public option, PolitiFact, August 17
Senate race breaks fundraising records, Ravalli Republic, July 23
 
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Carroll College $159,184 for the Re-enchanting Nature: Humanities Perspectives program. This is the third NEH award received by Carroll for this program in the past five years.

Carroll faculty members, Dr. Edward Glowienka, associate professor of philosophy (pictured), and Corrie Williamson, adjunct professor of English, are the co-directors of the program. “I am delighted that we will again be hosting sixteen teachers for ‘Re-enchanting Nature,’” said Dr. Glowienka. “The seminar explores how humans have understood nature and our place in it by investigating various humanities disciplines and cultural productions. We bring to the seminar many of the hallmarks of a Carroll education: invigorating seminar discussions, interdisciplinary connections, and immersive experiences in both Montana's natural and industrial environments. Participants in the seminar go on to create innovative lessons about nature for students across the nation,” he continued. Read more.
 
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last few weeks:
 
 
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:

FACULTY:
Visiting Assistant Professor Chemistry


STAFF:
Enterprise Systems, Networking, and Security Manager
Admission Counselor/Application Processor Manager
 
Upcoming Events
Sunday Mass, 5 pm & 8 pm, All Saints Chapel, Carroll College

Boat Poker Run Fundraiser, Aug. 22, Kim’s Marina, Canyon Ferry, Helena


Carroll College Red Cross Blood Drive, Sept. 8 & 9, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Campus Center, Carroll College
 
Career and Graduate School Fair, Sept. 24, 9 am – 2:30 pm, PE Center, Carroll College