Fall Break, Oct. 7-11
Carroll College students will be on fall break from Friday, October 7 through Tuesday, October 11. Classes will resume Wednesday, October 12. Administrative offices will be closed Monday, October 10.
The Science of Synthetic Diamonds with Dr. Kelly Cline, Oct 13, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Diamonds are some of the most valuable objects on Earth and are the hardest known substance, but they are made of ordinary carbon atoms, just like piece of a charcoal or your graphite pencil lead. To be a diamond, those carbon atoms have to be arranged into a very special crystal structure. For a century people all over the world tried to discover the secrets of how to turn cheap carbon into real diamonds. Finally, in the mid-20th century this mystery was solved, and today creating diamonds is a major industry. Why are diamonds so hard to make? How exactly can we create diamonds? How are diamond synthesis technologies revolutionizing our modern technology? Join Dr. Cline for an exciting discussion of the science behind synthetic diamonds. This event is free and open to the public.
Violence and Christ with Tripp Fuller, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
We oftentimes imagine God the Father doing great violence to his son when we think of the crucifixion of Christ. In this lecture, Tripp Fuller asks whether there aren’t other ways of imagining the crucifixion than through the now customary, violent paradigm.
Tripp Fuller is a professor at the Hatchery and the producer and host of the world’s leading theology podcast, Homebrewedchristianity.com, author of “The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Jesus: Liar, Lord, or just Plain Awesome,” and an editor in Fortress Press’ Theology for the People series. This event is free and open to the public.
Fiona Sze-Lorrain Reading, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College
The Corette Library, in conjunction with the Artaza Center, will be presenting a reading by Fiona Sze-Lorrain. Sze-Lorrain is a poet, literary translator, editor, and zheng harpist who writes and translates in English, French, and Chinese. She will read from her latest book of poetry, The Ruined Elegance (Princeton, 2016), chosen by Library Journal as one of the "Best Books 2015: Poetry" and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2016, as well as her two earlier collections and she will also read from her translations of contemporary Chinese and American poets, including Yi Lu's Sea Summit. Sze-Lorrain will discuss briefly about poetry, translation, cross-cultural experiences, and her work as a musician.
Melissa Kwasny, who wrote the foreword to Sze-Lorrain’s translation of poetry by Yi Lu, one of China’s leading poets, will introduce Ms. Sze-Lorrain and talk about and read from her foreword.
This event is free and open to the public.
Parents Weekend 2016, Oct. 21-23
If you have a student at Carroll, this weekend is a great opportunity for parents and families to enjoy some time on campus with your son or daughter, go to a show, attend a sporting event, have a meal or two together, explore Helena’s downtown and outdoors, or just relax!
Parents Weekend is sponsored by the Associated Students of Carroll College (ASCC). The registration fee covers the Parent Reception, Parent Brunch, Swing Dance, and tickets to athletic events. The game tickets and brunch tickets can be picked up at the Parent Meet and Greet at the Scola on Friday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The Parent Weekend event schedule was designed for families to take part in together. There is no charge for Carroll students at any of the events.
All of the events are family-friendly and siblings are encouraged to join in. Children 12 and under are not required to pay the $25 registration fee. Athletic tickets for those 12 and under can be picked up at the Parent Reception and they are welcome to come to the reception and brunch for free. Please register at: http://www.carroll.edu/parents
Conrad Addison '11 Lost & Foundation Fundraiser, Oct. 23, 2-9 p.m, Radisson Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Dr., Helena
Conrad Addison, a 2011 graduate of Carroll College and current medical student in Washington, was involved in a mountain bike accident on May 29 that resulted in a C4 and C5 spinal cord injury. To help with the costs of medical treatment, medical equipment, and home and vehicle accommodations, Conrad was chosen as a recipient of the 2016 Annual Lost & Foundation Fundraiser.
This fundraiser will include 15 musical acts, a silent auction, live auction, drawings, raffles and fun family activities, with all proceeds going to Conrad for his recovery. $5 suggested donation at the door.
The Faint Young Sun Paradox with Dr. Kelly Cline, Nov 3, 2016, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
The sun, the earth, and the other planets of our solar system formed together about 4.6 billion years ago. Astronomers calculate that when the sun first formed, it was a lot less bright than it is today and has gradually become brighter over time. Because the sun started off so much less bright, four billion years ago the earth should have been a much colder place, so cold that all the earth’s oceans should have been frozen. However, geologists say that this is wrong: The rocks tell us that the earth’s oceans were liquid and warm, even in the very distant past. How is this possible? How was the young earth able to stay warm, even though the sun was putting out a lot less energy? Scientists all over the world have proposed lots of very interesting ideas to figure out this unsolved mystery. Join Dr. Kelly Cline for a discussion of the search for the answer to the faint young sun paradox. This event is free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:
TRI-CITIES – October 7, 7 p.m.
Please join us in Richland, WA at Anthology, 706 Williams Blvd at 7:00 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres & local wine & beer selections will be served. This event is hosted through the generosity of Carroll Trustee Pat Chvatal ’72. RSVP by September 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDAHO – October 8, 11 a.m.
Saints Tailgate at College of Idaho - 11:00 a.m. in tailgate spots D22, 24 and 26 at the JAAAC Activity Center parking lot, 2112 Cleveland Blvd. Caldwell, ID. Please bring a food item to share. Kick-off at 1:00 p.m.
OLYMPIA and KIRKLAND – October 14 & 15
October 14: Evergreen College, Olympia, WA - Lady Saints soccer play at 1 p.m. and men at 3 p.m.
5:30 pm – Brewery City Pizza Co., 2705 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA. Pizza will be provided. No-host drinks.
October 15: Northwest University, Kirkland, WA - Men's soccer play at 1 p.m. and ladies at 3 p.m.
5:30-7:30 pm at Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA. Food provided. No-host drinks.
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BUTTE – October 15, 11 a.m.
Saints Tailgate - 11:00 a.m. in the lower HPER Complex lot on the SW side of the stadium. Please bring a food item to share and a lawn chair if you would like to sit. Kick-off at 1:00 p.m.
FOUNDER'S DAY – November 3 & 4
November 3: Founder’s Day Lecture – 7:00 p.m.
Mark Johnson ’98 this year’s Alumni Academic Achievement Awardee will present his lecture entitled, "Becoming Chinese in Montana: Political Activism amongst Montana’s Historic Chinese Communities."
November 4: Founder’s Day Dinner – 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Academic Achievement, Hall of Fame, Young Alumni and Luminary Awards will be presented.