February 9, 2018 Carroll Insider

Monday, February 12, 2018
Carroll’s Environmental Program has been developing experiential ecology courses that expose their students to learning outside of the classroom, including studying abroad. This past winter break, 14 Carroll students led by professors of biology, Dr. Grant Hokit and Dr. Travis Almquist, traveled to Ecuador to study the tropical ecosystem. This trip is juxtaposed to last January’s ecology course (profiled in last summer’s Carroll Magazine), which had them spending two weeks in Yellowstone National Park in the heart of winter. Check out a story about their trip to Ecuador in this month’s Prospector as well as additional photos from their time there on the Carroll College Environmental Program Facebook page.
Student News
Congratulations to the Carroll College Talking Saints! In January, the forensics team made it 28 straight years winning or sharing the top award at the Northwest Forensics Conference. Plus, 17 individual students brought home 40 total awards!
The Talking Saints now turn their attention to two national championships in April. Those events will be preceded by a couple national warm-ups to get ready for Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Stanford and the elite national field. 
Read more.
The IMPACT Annual Fund Phonathon has just kicked off, and we're looking forward to reaching out to Carroll's family and friends over the next two months. We hope one of our students has a chance to connect with you and discuss the opportunity to influence a Carroll student's life through scholarship support! Learn more about the student callers here
Stacks of Prospectors – Carroll’s student-run newspaper – are out. Read about what Carroll students have been up to for the past several months including marches, retreats, service trips and study abroad. Learn about lectures, hear our students' opinions on faith at Carroll, plus see how our winter sports teams are faring.  And, much more. Not on campus?  You can read it here.
Saints Athletic News
A new Halo mascot was unveiled at the Carroll basketball games in late-January. The mascot makeover was done as a part of the new Carroll Athletics rebrand initiative which began over the summer of 2017. Old Halo had been around for 12 years (that is 84 in dog years) so now new Halo is a lighter, fresher and friendlier version of his old self! Come meet him for yourself at one of Carroll’s sporting events this winter. Read more.
Carroll track athlete Kudakwashe Nyahuma from Zimbabwe has dreams of making it to the Olympics. The junior computer science major transferred from a D-II school in Georgia last spring in hopes of getting faster by training in higher altitude and under the tutelage of coach Harry Clark. Read more about Kudakwashe in 406 MT SPORTS: Zimbabwean sprinter settling in at Carroll College, aiming for Olympics.
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll College Computer Science professor Steve Harper set an American single age record for 67 year olds in the 50K race walk at the USATF 50 Km National Race Walk Championships in Santee, California, on January 20, 2018. Harper walked the 31.1 miles in 5:57:12.  It broke the old record by over 27 minutes set by George Knox of Ohio back in 1978 in a time of 6:24:18. (A few years ago, Harper set the single age world record for 64 year olds.) Read more.
Fighting Saints' Offensive Line coach Jim Hogan announced his retirement after 19 years at Carroll and 37 years in high school and college coaching. “I will truly miss the camaraderie with the coaches and the players,” Hogan said. “I’m not stepping away because I lost the ability to coach. I made a clear decision that it is time for me to move on.” Read more.
Larry G. Stoner, Former Grounds Crew & Custodian from 1981-2003, Facilities Department. "He was very outgoing and always had a hug for those who needed it," shared Director of Facilities Butch Biskupiak. Read more about his life here.
Class Notes
Hanna Warhank ‘06, Shareholder, Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C., Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Carroll Theatre Presents: The Laramie Project, Feb. 9-17, Carroll College FLEX Theatre

Gender Studies Spring Fever Week, Feb. 12-15, Carroll College

Montesquieu and the History of Toleration, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Location TBD, Carroll College

Wayward Wealth and the Patristic Response, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 107 O’Connell Hall, Carroll College

Clothing and Stuffed Animal Drive, Feb. 22, 5:15 – 8 p.m., Carroll College PE Center
"Where do Native Americans, and their religious practices, fit in the US Constitutional system?" Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College