Carroll College COVID-19 Update: April 15, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, 

Welcome to our weekly correspondence to keep you updated and informed of Carroll College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Commencement Date Change
Commencement for the class of 2020 has been rescheduled for May 16, 2021. In determining this date, we tried to make the best decision we could for the safety of our students and community based on the information we have currently available to us. At this time, May of 2021 provides the safest option to avoid a second postponement due to a potential resurgence of COVID-19. 

Upcoming Faculty Zoom Lectures
Via Zoom, Carroll will be hosting both a faculty panel tomorrow and a lecture next week. Both events are open to the wider Carroll community and the public is invited to tune in as well.

Thursday, April 16: 
Carroll Faculty Zoom Panel Presentation on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join Carroll College Math, Data Science, and Biology faculty on Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for a Zoom panel presentation about the current COVID-19 pandemic. The faculty will present information about the current situation as well as answer any specific questions that viewers may have during a question and answer time. Log in to Zoom at on April 16 at 7 pm.

On the panel:

  • Dr. Kelly Cline, Professor of Mathematics

  • Dr. Jennifer Glowienka, Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs and former Professor of Biology (Moderator) 

  • Dr. Grant Hokit, Professor of Biology (Senior Research Associate)

  • Dr. Theresa McHugh, Assistant Professor of Microbiology

  • Dr. Eric Sullivan, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Data Science

Thursday, April 23:

Fur, Fins, Feathers, and the Love of God: Introducing Ecological Theology

What does theology have to do with orcas and elephants? More than you might suppose! Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis both called for an "ecological conversion," suggesting that a transformed relationship to God must also include a transformed relationship to God's creation. In this short lecture, Dr. Eric Meyer, Assistant Professor of Theology and the Gregory Roeben and Susan Raunig Professor of Social Justice and the Human-Animal Relationship, will explore some of the big questions that arise when we begin to reflect on the mystery of God's love for all creatures. The talk will be followed by an opportunity for questions. Log in to Zoom at on April 23 at 7 pm.

Class Registration
Fall class registration for current students began on Tuesday and runs through this Friday, April 17. Registration times, dates and instructions have been sent to students via email. Contact with any questions.

Please remember updates and additional information continue to be posted to our COVID-19 website and any questions you have can be directed to the account.

Our continued wish is that you and your families remain safe and healthy!

Thank you,

John E. Cech, Ph.D., President

Carroll College COVID-19 Incident Command Team