September 1, 2017 Insider: So it Begins

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Welcome to our newest class of Carroll Saints. On August 24, first-year students and their families arrived on campus for Move-In Day. Assisted by enthusiastic upperclassmen, our new students and their belongings were whisked into their dorm rooms. After a whirlwind of orientation activities spanning the course of three days, our 300+ first-years were settled in and ready to begin their four incredible years at Carroll.
"Here at Carroll College you will have found what matters to you and you will have discovered in your time here how you will matter to others in the years ahead," shared Father Stephen Rowan, interim president of Carroll College, during his welcome address to the families and students of the class of 2021. Welcome to Carroll College!!
Thirty-eight years after Carroll students witnessed a total solar eclipse on the college’s campus, students, faculty and staff gathered once again to view this rare celestial event. Sharing specialized glasses designed to protect their eyes from the sun, participants took in the partial (93%) eclipse. Because Helena was in the path of totality in 1979, we were featured in special live coverage by ABC News. View the historic coverage (Helena is featured starting at the 5:15 minute mark): 1979 Solar Eclipse - ABC News Coverage
Carroll College is partnering with the Sleeping Giant Citizen Council (SGCC) to install solar panels on Carroll’s campus. The photovoltaic array would not only increase clean energy sources in our Helena, Montana, community, but also provide student experiences in interdisciplinary education and civic engagement. Learn more about the project!
You can also get involved by signing up for the Helena Sun Run—all funds raised from the September 16 event will also be devoted to this project.
Saints Athletics
Carroll’s fall sports teams have trained hard over the summer and are now in full swing with their fall seasons. Schedules for the Saints volleyball, soccer, football, cross country and golf teams can be found online at In addition, Carroll football and court sport season tickets are on sale now at the PE Center or by calling 447-4480. Come out and support your Saints!
Carroll Athletics has joined with other colleges across Montana and the U.S. in offering aid to the people of Houston. At last count, four Carroll teams have sent athletic gear to Texas with more on the way. #HoustonStrong

The greatest good is what we do for one another – Mother Teresa
Class Notes
SAINTS IN THE NEWS sat down with former Carroll All-American quarterback Paul Petrino ’90, head football coach for the University of Idaho Vandals, to discuss coaching, family and his Montana connections. View the interview:
Laura Gittens '13 – read announcement here.
Christopher Lindsay, M.D., '00 – Radiology, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Lian M. Schwann '76 – Judge, Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, CAN  – read announcement here.
Brandon Newgard, M.D., '05 – Inventional Radiology, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT – read announcement here.
Charles James 'Chuck' Boyle '69 – read more about his life here.
Lois (Pozega) Dunlap '56 – read more about her life here.
Margaret Patricia O'Neill Sterling '64 – 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

8th Annual Carroll College ASCE Student Chapter Fundraiser Golf Tournament, Sept. 8, 11 a.m., Bill Roberts Golf Course, Helena 

Carroll Remembers 911 Blood Drive, Sept. 11 & 12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Montana's Energy Future – Panel Debate, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Helena Sun Run and Energy Fair, Sept. 16, 9 a.m., Anchor Park (next to L&C Library), Helena

Sandy Hook Tragedy – Lecture presented by Lori Kehoe, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Constitution Day Lecture: Yasmeen Daifallah, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

NAMI Walk, Sept. 24, 12 p.m., Memorial Park, Helena

Math Debate: The Most Important Equation, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Simperman/Weigand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Homecoming & Family Weekend  2017 – Oct. 6-8
Save the date for October 6-8. All are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992 & 1977.