September 15, 2017 Insider: Best in the West

Friday, September 15, 2017
For seven years straight, Carroll College has been ranked the top rated Regional College in the West by U.S. News & World Report. With the new rankings released this week, Carroll was once again #1 for Best Regional College in the West, #2 for Best Value College in the West for a second year and #1 for Best Regional College in the West for Veterans for the third year in a row.
“We are honored to be recognized once again for the top-tier educational experience we provide to our students at Carroll College,” said Interim President Fr. Stephen Rowan. “To have been selected seven years in a row demonstrates the college’s enduring commitment to academic excellence and our ability to attract bright and engaging students, as well as talented faculty and staff. We look forward to advancing the mission and increasing the impact of Carroll College in the years ahead,” shared Rowan. Read more.
Faculty News
September 18th marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of beloved Carroll professor Al Murray.
Al Murray joined the Carroll faculty in 1960. He taught various courses in mathematics to a multitude of Carroll students, with patience, clarity, and a joyful sense of humor. He continues to be remembered fondly by his former students and colleagues, and by his beloved family. Carroll is blessed to have had a professor such as “Mr. Murray”.
As tribute to Professor Murray’s influence, Carroll named one of its newest campus apartment buildings in Al’s honor – St. Alfred the Great – at the request of the anonymous benefactor of the apartments. A formal dedication of the new buildings will take place this fall.
Alumni News
Carroll Homecoming & Family Weekend is just three short weeks away and we hope you are making plans to join us in Helena, October 5-8.  Reconnect with friends and professors and take a tour of all the incredible new spaces on campus! 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:
Looking forward to seeing all our Saints back on campus! 
The Foley Enners Nathe Lacrosse Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point was recently named after former Carroll College student Michael L. Nathe. Originally from Redstone, MT, Nathe attended Carroll for a year in 1961-62 and played football for the Fighting Saints before transferring to West Point. The lead donor of the building, Bill Foley, West Point class of 1967, chose to memorialize two of his classmates in naming the building. Michael Nathe and Raymond Enners both died while serving in Vietnam in 1968.
Carroll College is searching for specific editions of the campus’s well-known literary magazine, Colors. Currently we are looking for any editions published before 1963, as well as any editions between 1964 and 1987. We wish to find these copies so that one day we may have a complete archive of these important works. If you happen to have a copy, or know someone who does, please contact: Kristina McGee, or Professor Loren Graham,
Class Notes
Dakota Amy '15 and Alison Sullivan '15 – read announcement here.
Sean Blomquist ’15, Linebacker Coach, Flathead High School, Kalispell, MT – read announcement here.
Kate Wilson '05 – Invasive Species Outreach Coordinator, DNRC, Helena, MT – read KTVH story: Carroll Grad joins the fight against the spread invasive mussels.
Celine Patricia (Regan) Byrnes, '60 – read more about her life here.
William E. “Bill” Carroll, ‘43 – read more about his life here.
William "Bill" George DeWolf, class of 1946 – read more about his 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
Partner News
WorldMontana welcomed a group of mayors and CPAs from various Arab cities of Israel Aug. 31-Sept. 6 on a professional exchange program examining Municipal Government Budget Management.
Carroll faculty member, Dr. Jeanette Fregulia, associate professor of history, together with other Helena residents provided home hospitality to the mayors by hosting a welcome dinner for the group. On September 5, a mayor from the group, Mr. Mudar Yunis, who is Palestinian, met with Dr. Fregulia’s students to speak about Palestine, addressing the issues that the country faces daily. Read more.
Upcoming Events

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

Dream Big: Engineering our World, Sept. 16, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., FLEX Theatre, Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Sandy Hook Tragedy – Lecture presented by Newton Chief of Police Michael Kehoe & Lori Kehoe, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Constitution Day Lecture: “In Pursuit of Happiness: The Purpose of Politics in Islamic Political Thought,” with 
Dr. Yasmeen Daifallah, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

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

“Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for a Post-Partisan America” with PBS Host Alexander Heffner, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Helena Middle School Auditorium

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

“Harvey” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department,” Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, 5-8, Carroll FLEX Theatre, Lower Campus Center, 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.