Carroll College Inauguration Week Schedule

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Carroll College to Inaugurate John E. Cech, PhD, on April 26, 3 p.m.

HELENA, MT– Carroll College invites the public to participate in the 2019 Inauguration Week events held at Carroll College, April 23-26, culminating in the formal inauguration and installation of John E. Cech, PhD, as the 18th president of Carroll College on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 3 p.m.

The inauguration coincides with Carroll College’s Student Undergraduate Research Festival as Dr. Cech wanted the focus of the week to be on Carroll’s students with the theme of the inauguration being The Year of the Student.

Schedule of Events

(All events listed below are free and open to the public)

Tuesday, April 23

7 – 8 p.m., Lower level, Campus Center
Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason, “The Physical Nature of Christian Life” with Dr. Warren Brown of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California

Wednesday, April 24

5 – 6 p.m., All Saints Chapel
Sung Evening Prayer led by Father Marc Lenneman and featuring the Carroll College Choir

7 – 8 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre
Student Undergraduate Research Festival Keynote Lecture,“Copper, the Capitol, and Carroll” with Dr. Keith Edgerton, Professor of History from MSU Billings

8 – 9 p.m., Fortin Science Center Scola
SURF Keynote Reception

Thursday, April 25

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Campus Center and Trinity Lounge
Student Undergraduate Research Festival

7 – 8 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre
Keck Observatory Laser Show: “Technology That’s Improving our Vision of the Universe” with Dr. Marc Kassis, Astronomer and Instrument Program Manager from the W.M. Keck Observatory

Friday, April 26

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Cathedral of St. Helena
Inauguration Mass

11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Brondel Center, Lower level of Cathedral of St. Helena
Mass Reception

1 – 2:15 p.m., Carroll College PE Center
Honors Convocation - Recognizing Carroll’s students for their academic achievements

3 – 4:30 p.m., Carroll College PE Center
Presidential Inauguration Ceremony - Dr. Cech will be introduced by his former colleague and friend, Dr. Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University.

4:30 – 6 p.m., Carroll College PE Center, Meeting Room and Plaza & the Hunthausen Activity Center
Reception and Club Fair

All of the events listed above are open to the public and all who would like to attend are welcome. For more information about the inauguration, visit