October 2, 2017 Insider: Join the Fun!

Monday, October 2, 2017
It is shaping up to be a beautiful fall weekend for this week’s Family & Homecoming Festivities! Events start this Thursday, October 5 and continue throughout the weekend. 
This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and siblings to celebrate being part of the Carroll College family along with their students. Join alumni and the Carroll community as we enjoy theatre performances in the state-of-the-art FLEX Theatre; cheer on our Saints in soccer, football and alumni basketball; tour all the new beautiful spaces on campus; and worship together in the newly opened All Saints Chapel.
For a full schedule of events and to register visit: www.carroll.edu/alumni.
Looking forward to welcoming all our parents and alumni back to the hilltop!
Help us kick off the Saturday Homecoming activities with the Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch which will see the induction of six individuals and two teams to the 2017 Saints Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees are Andy Brown ’05 (Basketball), Jason Grovom ’99 (Football), Tom McCormick ’93 (Football), Cassidy (Merrick) Sanders ‘07 (Soccer), Emili Woody ’06 (Basketball), Tiffany (Hopfauf) Hofer ‘97 (Volleyball), the 2007 National Championship Football Team and the 2005 National Semifinal Men’s Basketball Team.
Read more about the inductees and purchase tickets for the brunch here.
Faculty News
Carroll’s Brad Maddock, assistant director of student activities and leadership as well as director of CAMP, was recently included in a front page article of the Helena IR for his collaborative work in creating climbing routes on Mount Helena. “It really just came from a love of rock climbing and wanting to do it as a community thing, to bring more of the community of Helena into climbing,” Maddock said. Read it here: At the whim of the rocks': Rock climbers work with city to establish routes on Mount Helena.
Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Matthews, professor of education, for successfully defending his USA Track & Field’s National 40K Racewalking Championship in the 60-64 age group on September 9 in Owego, New York. Matthews, 61, finished fourth overall, against all competitors, with a time of 4:08:56. Joining him was Professor of Computer Science Steve Harper. Harper was disqualified in the 40K race but had been on pace for an age-66 record when he was forced to retire at the 37K mark. Dr. Matthews is an instructor for the HPE 101 Fitness Race Walking course at Carroll. Read more.
Carroll College recently lost one of our former directors of Theatre, the dynamic Kim DeLong. Kim passed away on September 22, 2017. Kim came to Carroll in the late 80’s and rebuilt the theatre program, forming alliances with the Helena Symphony, the Civic Center, Grandstreet Theatre and the Myrna Loy. Many graduates under his mentorship found work and careers in the world of theatre. He was a passionate advocate for the arts and he will be greatly missed. Read more about Kim including an interview from April 2005 in the Helena IR as he was preparing to retire from Carroll.
Student News
Carroll College debate teams swept to victory at the Carroll BP World Debate tournament held on Carroll's campus, September 15-17. The field included teams from New York, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The Talking Saints placed three of the four teams in the finals. 
"We call this event a Teaching Tournament," said Carroll coach Brent Northup, "because of all the training that takes place during the weekend. It’s all designed to jumpstart the year. The schools all seemed to enjoy their time at Carroll." Read more.
Class Notes
Preston Antila ‘14, patient care services (PCS) RN was recognized as a DAISY award winner for Extraordinary Nurses of 2017. DAISY winners are selected quarterly from nominations submitted by St. Peter’s Hospital patients and their family members. His nomination letter included the following from the husband of a patient, “He was so compassionate, helpful and very kind. He had no problem understanding what my wife was saying or having a conversation with her. Both of us were just so impressed with the care, compassion, and how kind Preston was.” Read announcement here.
Dr. Larryn (Krause) Peterson ‘04, assistant professor of chemistry at Rhodes College, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with Dr. Keri Colabroy, associate professor of chemistry at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. This competitive award supports their collaborative investigation of an unstudied family of enzymes that could be used in the production of biofuels derived from plants. Dr. Peterson has a B.A. in chemistry from Carroll College. Read more.
University of Idaho Vandal assistant football coach Kris Cinkovich ‘84 is the only man to coach under three different Petrinos. MTN Sports caught up with ‘Cink’ in Idaho to discuss his coaching career and early Carroll influences.
Petrinos’ right hand man: Carroll College sparked Kris Cinkovich’s coaching career
Mary Ann Forster Bertolino Dugan, '51 – read more about her life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? You should, we are pretty nice folks at a pretty great place. Check out our current openings
Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
Upcoming Events

Confederate Monuments: History or Hate?, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Annual Carroll College Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m., Fountain Lawn, Carroll College

“Harvey” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department,” Oct. 5-8, Carroll FLEX Theatre, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Homecoming & Family Weekend  2017 – Oct. 5-8
Alumni, parents and families are all invited to return to campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Join us for special lectures, performances, sporting events and campus tours. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992, & 1977 and all history and international relations majors. For a full schedule of events and to register visit: www.carroll.edu/alumni.

  • Class of 1987 Social, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m., Bert & Ernie’s, Helena 
                                   Appetizers provided with no-host drinks.