October 27, 2017 Insider: Successful Saints

Monday, October 30, 2017
In a tale of three cities, the Carroll College Talking Saints Forensics Team won awards at three separate tournaments in two countries held in Denver, Calgary and Spokane on October 20-22.
Headlining the weekend, seniors Becca Poliquin of Hamilton, Montana, and Tori Hill of Sidney, Montana, (pictured above) won the Rocky Mountain Championships in British Parliamentary debate held at Denver University, defeating a huge field of 80 teams from 10 states.
“After they announced that we had won, coaches and teams from all the other schools came up and congratulated us,” said Hill. “I got to talk about medical ethics in my final speech, which was fun because I got to apply knowledge from my major and my future career to an activity I love.”
Read more about their success in all three tournaments. (Pictured below: Teigen Tremper and Josh Mansfield with the tournament directors from the University of Calgary.)
Oftentimes students in STEM majors wonder how feasible it is to study abroad and still graduate in four years given how rigorous their course schedules can be. Kerri McInnis, a double major in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Spanish, shares how she was able to spend six months studying in Valparaiso, Chile, during her junior year. Kerri offered the following advice, “No matter what you are studying, a multicultural education is and will be crucial to solving global issues. Academics should never get in the way of global adventure and vice-versa; in fact, the directly support each other.” Read more.
Do you know a student who is considering Carroll College or should be? Let them know about our upcoming Open House for Prospective Students, Friday, November 10 from 9-3:30 p.m. Have them join us for an interactive scholarship workshop, tours of campus with current students, lunch on campus, a current student panel, and financial aid session for parents. Read more for registration and schedule of events.
Saints Athletic News
Seven Carroll College softball student-athletes were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar-Athletes, and the team earned NFCA All-Academic Team honors with an overall GPA of 3.235.

To earn All-America Scholar-Athlete honors, an athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Carroll was the only Cascade Conference team to make the list of the top 45 schools in the NAIA. Read more.
Twenty-five Carroll student-athletes on the men’s and women’s soccer teams have been named U.S. Bank academic all-conference in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. To qualify for the academic all-conference honor, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore and maintain a 3.20 GPA. Read more.
Proud of our student-athletes who in addition to working hard in the classroom and putting in hours of practice weekly also find time to volunteer in the Helena community.  Recently, Carroll’s women’s soccer team spent a morning helping out at Helena Food Share while the women’s basketball team joined Big Brothers Big Sisters for their 2017 Helena Chilly Open at Green Meadow Country Club. 
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll College men's basketball coach, Dr. Carson Cunningham, has recently published his fifth book, “Fallen Stars,” which focuses on five stories of patriotic athletes placing service of country above all else. “As I researched it, I came across some very intriguing stories of remarkable lives,” Cunningham said. “I ended up with five athletes that I focused on for this book. My goal was to tell their stories, try to learn what animated and motivated them and learn how they resonated with the American public.” Read more about the book in the Helena IR.
Class Notes
Macie Angela Netz '14 - read announcement here.
John Joseph "Jack" Harnett '41 - read more about his life here.
Evelyn Blanche ‘Levy’ (Wilson) Johnson ‘50 - read more about her life here.
Gloria Hales Sullivan Watson '90 - 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
Upcoming Events

All Saints Chapel Dedication, Nov. 1, Mass at 12 p.m. & Tours at 2 p.m., Carroll College

Can Catholics be Good Citizens? Understanding Church-State Relations in the American Context, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Carroll College Military Appreciation Day, Nov. 4, 10 a.m., Carroll College P.E. Center

Carroll College Food Drive for Helena Food Share, Nov. 4-8

Faith & Upheaval – The Year 1517, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Philosophy Symposium: Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines (Part 3), Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., Myrna Loy Theatre, Helena

Carroll College 2017 Literary Festival: Places, Nov. 8 & 9, Carroll College

Carroll College Literary Festival Keynote: Author Fiona McFarlane, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Carroll Open House for Prospective Students, Nov. 10, 9-3:30 p.m., Carroll College

Foreign Language Film Series - Theeb, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College

International Education Week, Nov. 13-17

Tres Vidas Core Ensemble, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Carroll College FLEX Theatre

Grateful Saints Blood Drive, Nov. 15, 9-4:30 pm, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College