|Each year, Carroll College students study, intern, volunteer or perform service-learning abroad through programs offered by our Global Education office. This spring, two of our students are sharing their experiences via an online blog.|
Jenny Tu is a junior communications major from Seattle taking part in Semester At Sea, a multi-country study abroad program on a ship which emphasizes global comparative study. Her trip itinerary includes Japan, Vietnam, Seychelles, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, Morocco and Amsterdam.
Emily McLean is a sophomore sociology and Spanish major from Bend, Oregon. She is spending her semester in Valparaíso, Chile, studying at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso through one of Carroll’s many exchange programs.
Carroll College exchanges are the most affordable way for students to study abroad for a semester or academic year. Currently, there are over 300 schools in 56 different countries for students to choose from! To learn more about the programs offered at Carroll, please visit our search and apply site.
Follow Jenny and Emily’s international experiences at www.carroll.edu/blog/carroll-students-abroad.
|DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR LECTURE SERIES|
|If you are in town tonight, Wednesday, February 26, join us for our Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series featuring Senior Research Associate in Biology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Grant Hokit, Ph.D., presenting “The Not-So-Innocents Abroad: The Travels of Animal-Borne Disease.”|
As the world grapples with the outbreak of coronavirus – a zoonotic disease that travels between animals and people, Dr. Grant Hokit, through his research with West Nile Virus, will describe the similarities and differences with this and other animal-borne diseases that are emerging and spreading across the globe at increasing rates affecting humans, livestock and wildlife populations. In particular, Dr. Hokit will discuss current hypotheses on the biological, geographic and anthropological factors thought to be driving recent outbreaks and the potential for pandemics. Read more.
The Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series features Carroll faculty sharing their scholarly and creative work with the Carroll and Helena communities. In total, there are three lectures per year, providing opportunities for community members to learn about relevant and meaningful topics of our time. Join us tonight – February 26 at 7 p.m. in the Wiegand Amphitheatre in Simperman Hall on the Carroll College campus – to learn about this timely topic.
|NOMINATE YOUR FELLOW ALUMNI|
Know of some Carroll Saints worthy of one of these alumni awards? Send your nomination our way! The nomination deadline for the Alumni Hall of Fame/Distinguished Alumni, Academic Achievement, Young Alumni and Luminary Awards is March 15. For a full description of each award and the nomination process please visit: www.carroll.edu/alumni/awards.
|2019 Young Alumni Award Recipient Shane Van Diest '10 and his family|
Richard “Rick” Blackwell ’00, JD, Government Relations Director for State of Oregon, PacificSource Health Plan – read announcement here.
Kevin Peoples ’95, Defensive Line Coach, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – read announcement here.
Willie Roche '15, Head Coach of Boys Track, Whitefish High School, MT - read announcement here.
|Joan (McGuin) Ashley '61 – read more about her life here.|
|Mary Murphy Dean ’97 – read more about her life here.|
|Gerald “Gerry" Eugene Trobough, ’62, M.D. – read more about his life here.|
|Kendall Frederics (on the right) with fellow Carroll senior Brandon Brown conducting fifteen minute point surveys – assessing what birds are at Lake Helena. This is also a site where they trap for West Nile virus.|
Last Chance Audubon Society (LCAS) recently announced that Kendall Frederics, a senior environmental science major from Lone Tree, CO, has been awarded its 2019-2020 Carroll College $1,000 grant. Using field data collected over several summers, she is addressing the potential for Helena Valley information from Cornell Lab eBird data, collected by citizen birders, to help identify the prevalence of certain avian species that serve as West Nile virus hosts and mosquito vectors. The results will help identify the potential for assessing the risks of the virus to humans, livestock and susceptible bird populations.
In the spring of 2019, LCAS awarded grants to Carroll College students Tessa Grove and Shane Sater. View their research here.
|SUMMER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES|
Catch up on some class requirements or get ahead with summer classes at Carroll. During the summer, Carroll offers a wide variety of classes across disciplines, all of which will fulfill Core and/or particular major requirements. You can also study at Carroll even if you won’t be in Helena. Many online courses are available in subjects such as astronomy, art history, biology, business, communications, economics, education, English, health sciences, history, math, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theatre, and theology. Plus, you pay a deeply discounted rate. Summer tuition is discounted over 55% from the regular undergraduate rate. Check out your options at www.carroll.edu/academic-programs/summer-session.
|SEEKING HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS|
The Carroll College Athletic Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame induction class.
Former Carroll student-athletes are eligible for the Hall of Fame if they have competed in a minimum of two years at Carroll, a minimum of 10 years has passed since their last season of competition and the nominee must have had a distinguished career as evidenced by individual honors or records.
Nominations for this year's class will be accepted until March 1. Nominations can be made online at CarrollAthletics.com/nominate or by completing a nomination form at the Carroll Athletics office.
The class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on the weekend of Homecoming.
|Photos courtesy of Gary Marshall/Blackfoot Media Group|
Carroll College senior guard Dane Warp of Havre, MT, was selected as a CoSIDA Academic All-District award winner.
The 2020 Academic All-District Basketball Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Warp is currently No. 15 on the Carroll College all-time men's scoring list. He was voted preseason Frontier Conference Player of the Year and currently leads the 19-8 Fighting Saints in scoring at 18.2 points per game. He juggles his prowess on the court with a dedication to the classroom as he pursues a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology.
Warp was one of just six student-athletes selected from a district that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Canada. Read more.
Seven Carroll College cross country student-athletes were recently named Academic All-Conference.
Four women and three men were honored. To be eligible for the team, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at school the previous two semesters.
Representing the women were Hannah Johnson, Taylor Leistiko, Elly Machado and Kendyl Pierson. The men earning the honor were John Cooney, Alexander Olmes and Spencer Swaim. Read more.
|Photo courtesy of Casey Page, Billings Gazette|
|Edward James "Ed" Noonan – read more about his life here.|
Ed’s life will be celebrated with a social gathering at the Myrna Loy Center at 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 27. Mass of Resurrection will be at the Cathedral of St. Helena on Friday, February 28, at noon, with a luncheon to follow in the Brondel Center.
Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: The Not-So-Innocents Abroad – The Travels of Animal-Borne Disease, Feb. 26, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll CollegeCarroll College Spring Break, Mar. 2-6
Carroll College will be on spring break Mar. 2-6. Classes will resume on Mon., Mar. 9. Administrative offices will be open Mon.-Thurs. but closed on Fri., Mar. 6.Denver Alumni Gathering, Mar. 10, 5:30-7:30 pm, Empower Field at Mile High Party Suite, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, Colorado
Portland Alumni Gathering, Mar. 12, 5:30-7:30 pm, Coopers Hall, 404 SE 6th Street, Portland, Oregon
TEDxCarrollCollege, Mar. 14, 7 pm, Campus Center, FLEX Theatre, Carroll College
Seattle Alumni & Friends Gathering, Mar. 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club, 5464 119th Ave, SE Bellevue, WA
Carroll Astronomy Lecture: The Betelgeuse Mystery, Mar. 19, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Meet Us On Monday Admission Event, Mar. 23, 8:00 am -3:00 pm, Carroll CollegePhilosophy Now: Offensiphobia, Mar. 31, 7 pm, Campus Center, Carroll College
Meet Us On Monday Admission Event, Mar. 30, 8:00 am -3:00 pm, Carroll College