October 5, 2018 Insider: Solar Saints

Monday, October 8, 2018
Carroll College will soon be home to the largest on-campus solar photovoltaic array in Montana after having received a $48,000 incentive through NorthWestern Energy.
The 38 kW solar array, which will be installed on the roof of the Campus Center, will generate nearly $6,000 worth of electricity annually. This renewable generation project received funding through the NorthWestern Energy Efficiency Plus (E+) Renewable Energy Program. 
In collaboration with the Sleeping Giant Citizens Council and Helena Vigilante Runners, Carroll College is hosting a Helena Sun Run to raise funds to potentially increase the size of the campus solar array. This year’s Helena Sun Run will be Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. The run will start and end at the Carroll College Campus Center and the greater Helena community is invited and encouraged to participate and register here. Read more.
The second issue of Helena's newest publication The Local - Helena is fresh off the presses. Check out what makes Helena such an awesome town to live, work, play and get an education in! Lots of Carroll alumni involved in the production of the magazine plus the stories, like the one on the General Mercantile, now owned by Carroll alums, Lindsey Barnes ‘85 and Aaron Lamphear ‘85.
What a fall semester it has been! Here are some snapshots from just a few Carroll events these past several weeks from Homecoming to the Nursing White Coat and Hand Blessing Ceremony to yesterday's Blessing of the Animals.
Student News
Carroll College junior Jessica Schmitz from Billings, Mont., was recently awarded a Civic Engagement Scholarship by the Montana Campus Compact. The award recognizes students who have dedicated significant time and resources to volunteer projects while they are pursuing a degree or certificate. Schmitz is the president of both the Carroll Outreach Team (COT) and Enactus, where she volunteers her time to many efforts from organizing food drives to working with a program that provides students in need with backpacks full of nutritious meals to eat over the weekends. She is also a coach for youth fast pitch softball.
Taylor Potts & Thomas Trangmoe at Rocky. Wyoming Debate Champs: Haleigh Meredith, Teigen Tremper, Josh Mansfield, Frank Stumbo, Peri Dropping and Kelsie Watkins
The Talking Saints opened their year by winning 26 awards at tournaments in Billings, Mont., and Powell, Wyo.
At Northwest College in Wyoming on September 21-22, the Saints dominated World Debate by winning the top three team awards and the top six speaker awards. At Rocky Mountain College in Billings on September 14-16, 10 mostly first-year Saints won four awards in the World Debate tournament. “It’s a very promising start to the year,” said coach Brent Northup. “The first-year students did very well against more experienced teams at Rocky and our upper-class kids had a great weekend in Powell. We’re rusty, but the students are working hard. It will be fun to see what happens when we’re all together in Oregon in November. Color me encouraged.” Read more.
The first Prospector, Carroll's student newspaper, of the 2018-19 academic year is out!  Meet this year’s editors and read their spirited defense of the liberal arts, check out the Homecoming coverage, as well as the many other events, retreats and activities from September.  Read it all here.
Saints Athletic News
Carroll College's softball team and 11 individual players earned recognition on the 2017-2018 Easton/NFCA Academic award lists. The Saints were one of 36 NAIA teams to earn the honor. They had the 19th best GPA in the NAIA with a 3.426 average and were the only Cascade Collegiate Conference member to make the list. In addition, Anna ApRoberts, Allison Bayer, Ashley Davis, Tess Eaton, Natalie Gaber, Brittany Hogan, Katie Juisman, Kaylin Kenney, Kendall Mooney, TJ Rucker and Brittany Smith were all selected as Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar-Athletes.To earn the honor, an athlete must carry a 3.5 GPA or better. Read more.
Please join us in welcoming Erik Anderson as Carroll’s new Sports Information Director. Erik brings a wealth of experience to the position having graduated from the University of Montana with a journalism degree in 2013 and having covered the Saints for the Helena IR for the past two years. He has served as the interim SID since late August. Read more.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events
“Urinetown” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department,  Oct. 4-7, Carroll FLEX Theatre, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
River – The Journey Home: An Independent Documentary on Carroll’s First Anthrozoology Horse, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Helena Sun Run, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Carroll College
Carroll Fall Break, Oct. 12-16
Rick Blessinger Memorial Saints Athletic Association Golf Tournament, Oct. 12, 11 a.m., Green Meadow Country Club, Helena
Admissions Super Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m., Carroll College
An Evening of Physics with Dr. Kelly Cline: The REAL Big Bang Theory, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Save The Date – Founder’s Gala, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College
Presidential Tour – Dr. Cech, Oct. 5-6, Boise
Carroll president Dr. John Cech is traveling the country to meet with Carroll's alumni, friends and parents. First up: Boise on October 5-6! A gathering at 10 Barrel Brewing Company on Friday beginning at 5:30 and then tailgating before the big Saints/Yotes game on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. For registration and information, visit www.carroll.edu/alumnievents.