January 26, 2018 Insider: Back in the Swing of Things

Monday, January 29, 2018
BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS
Two weeks into the semester and campus is beginning to bustle again. Students are kicking into gear with spring classes and our winter sports teams are in the heat of their competition schedule. We love to have the greater Helena community join us on campus for lectures, films and sporting events so be sure to check out our calendar of events and we’ll see you on the hilltop!
SAINTS IN GLOBAL SERVICE
While some were catching up on sleep, binge watching Netflix or hitting the ski slopes, three teams of Carroll students, faculty, staff and professional mentors were making the most of their winter break by working on current projects of Carroll’s Engineers Without Borders in Uganda, Guatemala and St. Lucia.
EWB – Uganda
Five Carroll students, a faculty member and two professional mentors traveled to Uganda to oversee the rehabilitation of three wells that supply drinking water to Holy Trinity Secondary School and the surrounding villages. The EWB team worked with a local contractor and village residents and conducted training sessions for the villages' Water Use Committees. View photos and read more about the project in Uganda.
EWB – Guatemala
Seven Carroll students, a faculty member and a staff member traveled to the Asunción School in Santo Tomás La Unión, Guatemala, to rebuild and reinforce three walls in the school that sustained damage following a 7.3 earthquake in August of 2017. They also helped to outline a prioritized plan to repair the rest of the school. View photos and read more about the project in Guatemala.
EWB – St. Lucia
An EWB team of four students, one staff member and one mentor traveled to St. Lucia to monitor the efficacy of the improvements previously made by EWB to the domestic water system at the Marian Home in Castries, and assess the needs and priorities for the next phase. View photos and read more about the project in St. Lucia.
ON THE ROAD IN SEARCH OF SAINTS
Carroll representatives have been on the road meeting with prospective students and families. Last weekend, a panel of alumni, current students and Professor of Chemistry Dr. Caroline Pharr visited with families in Spokane, WA. View the panel here filmed live at the event to get some good insight on what sets Carroll apart. As a bonus, don’t miss this spirited carpool karaoke video featuring our admissions staff on their road trip to Spokane. More sessions are planned this weekend in Bellevue, WA and Portland, OR.
Student News
KNOW A SELFLESS SAINT?
Since 1986, Carroll College has presented the Raymond G. Hunthausen Outstanding Citizenship Award to deserving students who make outstanding contributions to the college and beyond. The award was named for Archbishop Hunthausen because of his own commitment to peace and justice in his personal life and in his work with the Catholic Church. Nominations of diligent, selfless, service-minded students are due March 2 by 5 p.m., and winners will be acknowledged at the annual Honors Convocation in April. The nomination form is available online. We encourage anyone in the community to submit a nomination on behalf of our students.
SAINTS SCORE IN THE CLASSROOM
Carroll College student-athletes brought home the gold in the classroom for the 2017 fall semester. The teams as a whole had a cumulative GPA of 3.298 with every team surpassing 3.17 cumulative GPAs. The Carroll College women's volleyball team picked up the highest marks with a 3.562 team GPA. Each fall sport is on track to again pick up the NAIA Scholar Team award which honors every team that surpasses a 3.0 GPA as a team. View all the team GPAs here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Prospective Student Information Programs: Washington & Oregon, Jan. 27 & 28

The First Year of the Trump Presidency, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College
 
Carroll Theatre Presents: The Laramie Project, Feb. 9-17, Carroll College FLEX Theatre

Montesquieu and the History of Toleration, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College