January 16, 2015 QuickNotes: A New Year Brings New Homes

Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015

New Home for the Fighting Saints

The Fighting Saints have a new home – a new online home that is. Carroll has partnered with Sidearm Sports, the leading athletics website company in the nation, to create a new website for the Fighting Saints, CarrollAthletics.com.

“This was a priority for our department when I arrived,” Athletic Director Curt Apsey said. “We have worked tirelessly to build a website representative of a championship culture that our student athletes, coaches and fans deserve.” 

The new website is designed with the fans in mind and will provide a much easier and more functional user experience. The site is an exciting reflection of Saints athletics with prominent and plentiful photography and videos of our athletes in action.

Learn more about our student-athletes and keep abreast of Carroll sports activities at CarrollAthletics.com

Click here to view the full release. 

Evans Delivers Keynote

President Evans provided the keynote address at the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals' Professional Development Institute held this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His presentation was titled "Educational Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Keys to Professional Success." 

Using his own experiences beginning from when Dr. Evans was a NAGAP board member and director of graduate admission at St. Edward’s University to his current presidency at Carroll College, he gave examples of ways in which embracing partnerships and programming that differed from any mainstream educational practices formed avenues for professional advancement and institutional success. He discussed the value of taking calculated risks while leveraging capital and human expenses. He shared the process and considerations that went into his decision to come to Carroll, plus the strengths of Carroll’s academic environment and the achievements to-date that have been attained by putting these practices to work.

The Mission of NAGAP is to engage and advance Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals by promoting excellence and collaboration through education, research, and professional development.

New Home for Mail

When students return to campus next week, they will find they have a new place to pick up those care packages from home. 

The Carroll College mailroom has relocated from St. Charles to a beautifully renovated space in the basement of Borromeo.

The new space is not only more attractive and functional, it is much more convenient to students traveling to and from the Campus Center. In addition, it provides safer and more convenient access for the mail delivery trucks.

Student News

To India with Love

Twenty-four Carroll community members (22 students and two leaders) traveled to Varanasi, India for a 20-day trip over winter break through Hands On Global Travel.

They spent their travels doing a variety of service work including medical outreach. They visited and volunteered at schools and orphanages, traveled to impoverished communities to conduct health assessments and distribute nutritional paste and immersed themselves in the Indian culture among many other adventures.

It was an exciting, emotional, eye-opening and life-changing experience for many involved. The Carroll students were described as “open hearted, compassionate and engaged.”

See photos and details of their travels on the facebook page of Hands On Global Travel.

We are proud of our Saints and happy to have them home safely.

The students visited the Kiran Centre located just outside Varanasi which is devoted to the education of children with different abilities.The students volunteered their time at various organizations throughout Varanasi.

Alumni News

Join us in France, s'il vous plait

We would love for you to join us on the trip of a lifetime!  From May 22 – June 1, 2015, join President Evans and his wife Lisa on a tour of the Marian Shrines of France. 

Highlights include: Paris, a dinner cruise on the Seine River, Notre Dame, Versaille, Giverny – the house and gardens of Monet, the home of St. Terese of Lisieux, the beaches of Normandy, St. Michael Abbey, Contreau Distillery, an overnight in a chateau, Lourdes and much more. 

View the complete itinerary here or contact Kathy Ramirez, 406-461-3214, kramirez@carroll.edu.

Career News

Michael W. Vannatta, Ph.D. - class of 2002 - read announcement here.


Patricia Marie (Dailey) Bauernfeind - read more about her life here.

Ursula "Virginia" Christian - former employee - read more about her life here.

Faculty/Staff  News

A Kitschy Display

The art of Dr. Barry Ferst, professor of philosophy at Carroll, will soon be on exhibit at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena. Beginning January 23, 2015, the Holter will be showing the Tchotchke Resurrection.

Dr. Ferst creates galleries of urban folk art by recycling kitsch and creating mixed media, three-dimensional assemblages. The show at the Holter will feature ten boxes of kitsch Americana, each box approximately 12"x12"x4”, and four standing constructions approximately 6’ in height.

In addition to Dr. Ferst, for the next two months, several different artists from the University of Montana and Montana State will be exhibiting as well.

Upcoming Events

Winter Break, Dec. 19 - Jan. 19

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 20. Administrative offices are now open. 

What Shapes Our Worldview? Panel Discussion, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Sponsored by the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, the Anthrozoology Department, the Sociology Department, the History Department, the Annette Moran Center, Campus Ministry and Student Activities.

"What I wish my anglo/christian/civilian friends knew about being _________."

a.)  African American

b.)  Jewish

c.)  from Ferguson, Missouri

d.)  Native American

e.)  a Police Officer

Responses to the recent events in Ferguson and New York City have highlighted how different cultural groups view events in disparate ways. This event will feature panelists sharing insights about their cultural experiences and how they have shaped their worldviews.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brian Stanley, Executive Director of the Oakland Public Education Fund. Panelists will include Sarah Elkins from the Helena community, Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez from Carroll College, Ben Horn and Quincy Bjornberg from the Helena Indian Alliance, and Assistant Chief Steve Hagen from the Helena Police Department.

Third Annual Native American Round Dance & Community Feed, Jan. 24, 5 p.m., Helena Indian Alliance, 501 Euclid Ave., Helena

Sponsored by the Carroll College Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice and the Helena Indian Alliance. It is a traditional social dance that takes place indoors and often lasts through the night. These dances are intended to garner support and positive energy for the organization. Filled with humor and good feelings, most songs that accompany a round dance feature soaring vocals and the steady rhythmic pulse of the hand drum. However, there are some honor songs at certain points through the evening (opening and before give-away) that are more serious in nature.

The event begins with a community feed at 5 p.m. This event is free and all are welcome.

Deities - the Sacred of the Hindu and Buddhist Exhibit, Jan. 26 - Mar. 6, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This exhibit features sacred artworks from Tibet and India. Included are a collection of Tibetan Thangkas plus sculptures of gods and goddesses from India. The Tibetan Children's Education Foundation and their project manager's private collection have generously loaned art for this show.

There will be a public lecture and reception with light refreshments on Fri., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302. 

First Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason: "Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict," Guest lecturer Dr. Stephen Barr, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware, Mar. 5, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

 Sponsored by the Carroll College Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, the Physics Program, the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Annette Moran Center and Student Activities

Professor Barr will argue that the supposed conflict between science and religion has really been a conflict between "scientific materialism" and religion. He contends that the science-versus-religion myth is based on an outdated view of scientific history and a skewed interpretation of what science has actually discovered. He will begin by telling the story of the relation between Christianity and science, including some dramatic facts that are relatively little known. He will then discuss five great discoveries of the twentieth century, primarily in physics, and argue that they are more consonant with the traditional Jewish and Christian view of the cosmos and of human beings than with materialist philosophy

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:

March 16:  Alumni Lunch with Dr. Tom Evans, Campus Center, Carroll College

May 21 - June 2:  Alumni & Friends Marian Shrines of France Tour

May 15-16:  Purple and Gold Jubilee Reunion for classes of 1945, 1955 & 1965

June 27:  Alumni & friends gathering at New Glarus Brewery, New Glarus, Wisconsin

 Stay up-to-date on all that's happening at Carroll.

Find a complete list of campus activities and events online.

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