September 25, 2015 QuickNotes: Mind, Body & Spirit

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Mind, Body & Spirit

Forty-five minutes before the Hail Mary pass that saved Homecoming, the second-most exciting thing of the day happened. President Tom Evans, campaign chair Tom Walsh ’81 and Carroll student leaders unveiled the public phase of MIND BODY SPIRIT the Campaign for Carroll College

The campaign, which has been quietly in the works for awhile, has raised over 88% towards its ultimate goal of $20 million – which means the college is just $2.3 million away from successfully completing its first-ever capital campaign. 

By sharing the campaign publically, Carroll is inviting individuals, who both support the mission of the college and who want to make a positive difference in the lives of our students both current and future, to make their mark and have a hand in creating a bright future for Carroll College.

There are many exciting elements to the campaign, which focuses on Educating the Whole Person in mind, body and spirit. The building projects include the new Hunthausen Activity Center, Corette Library enhancements including The Center for Professional Communication, a new campus chapel and infrastructure to accommodate our rapidly growing Anthrozoology program.

Learn more about the campaign, read why others have chosen to participate, find out how you can contribute and view architectural renderings of the various projects at

We are inviting all our alumni, supporters and friends to join us in our “i’m in” initiative so we can all be part of cultivating a new and improved Carroll for future generations.

Join Us for Parents Weekend

With Homecoming behind us, the next special occasion to gather friends and family is Parents Weekend on October 23 & 24. 

Parents Weekend is a great opportunity for students to bring their parents to campus, participate in campus activities, explore Helena's downtown or just catch-up and enjoy each other’s company. 

The weekend is $25 per parent or family member, which covers the parent reception, parent brunch, entertainment, and tickets to athletic events.  

For details and to register, visit Parents Weekend 2015


Homecoming Highlights

It was a fabulous Homecoming weekend with over 5,000 of our closest Carroll friends and family joining together to celebrate and reminisce.

The classes of 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005 all held class reunions at various venues around town as well as ASCC members past and present. Reunion photos can be viewed at

On those years when Mother Nature cooperates, a popular Homecoming event is Mass in the Grotto. This year we had beautiful weather and a special guest in Bill Thompson ’50.

Bill Thompson '50 helped build the Grotto when he was 9 years old. 
The digging of the Grotto began in the fall of 1934 under the direction of Fr. Weber who at the time was principal of Cathedral High School. The Grotto took years to build and was finally completed and dedicated on May 24, 1942. The statue of the Blessed Mother at the Grotto was donated by Fr. Weber and dedicated to his parents and eleven siblings. Pictured below is Bill and his wife Pat at Mass in the Grotto.

View more photos from Homecoming at

Saints for Hope

Carroll students, faculty, staff and a handful of happy Anthrozoology dogs, joined together last Sunday as part of the 2015 Saints for Hope NAMI Walk Team which raised over $1,000 for NAMI Montana (National Alliance for Mental Illness). The donations directly benefit Montana families who are fighting mental illness.

A special thanks to Professor Jack Oberweiser's Alpha students for signing up walkers and staffing the Carroll table at the walk. 

Thank you Carroll Saints for helping to de-stigmatize mental illness. 

Alumni News


Leo Schapiro, class of 1957- read more about his life here.

Upcoming Events

Robert Schwieger: The Dakotah Series, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This exhibit features prints by Robert Schwieger inspired by over 20 years of life experience in North Dakota while a professor at Minot State University. "The constructed print evolves through quiet introspection and a sustained search for a personal heritage," said Schwieger. 

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302.

“Race in America” Panel, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Given the recent record of violence between police and communities of color and the debate about the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston massacre, the Hunthausen Center is sponsoring a panel of Carroll College faculty entitled, "Race in America."  Dr. D.J. Cash will provide the historical context for understanding recent racial tensions in the U.S., Dr. Libbie Chute will discuss the social construction of the concept of race, and Dr. Jessica McManus will detail recent psychological studies that reveal the unconscious racial biases of blacks and whites alike.  There will be plenty of time for Q & A with the audience following the faculty presentations.  This is a public event and open to the community.

Hope 4 Haiti 5K Color Run, Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m., Batch Fields parking lot, 2201 N. Benton Ave., Helena

Support the Dental Outreach Team efforts in Jeremie, Haiti! The Hope for Haiti 5K is a place for runners of all abilities to race to the finish line while supporting a fantastic cause. Proceeds go directly to dental and medical team equipment and expenditures for annual outreach trips to Haiti and other third world countries, as well as areas in need in the Helena community including God's Love and others.

Registration fee is $20 and includes prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and a free t-shirt for all participants. Register online or the morning of at the Carroll College Athletic Center.

The Helena community is encouraged to participate. For questions or more information about the Carroll Outreach Team or the Hope for Haiti run, contact

Astronomy Lecture Series: Dr. Kelly Cline presents “Discovering the Birth of a Galaxy,” Oct. 15, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

A team of astronomers at Caltech have recently announced the discovery of a galaxy being born, with strange and surprising results. Until now, astronomers had lots of theories, computer simulations, ideas, and guesses about how new galaxies form. With this new discovery, for the first time, we can see for ourselves how a new galaxy is really born.  So, what did they find? What’s so exciting about the birth of a galaxy? What’s the surprise that they discovered? What is a galaxy, anyway? Join us to learn about this new discovery of galaxy formation.

This event is free and the Helena community is invited to attend.

King Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

The Classical Studies Advisory Board is sponsoring a panel of Carroll College faculty who will discuss King Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt in honor the 600th anniversary of the famous battle. Dr. Jeanette Fregulia will discuss the world in the year 1415, Dr. Jeremy Johnson will discuss the king and the battle, and Dr. Jeff Morris will discuss Shakespeare’s play Henry V.  

This event is free and open to the public. 

Parents Weekend: Oct. 23 & 24

This is a great opportunity for students to bring their parents to campus, enjoy time with them, explore Helena's coffee shops or just relax. The weekend is $25 per parent, which covers the parent reception, parent brunch, entertainment, and tickets to athletic events. For details and to register, visit

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events: 

Carroll Weekend in Billings, Nov. 6-7

Friday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m.: Canyon Creek Brewing

Join us for light hors d’oeuvres & no host beverages 

Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.: Football Tailgate – Fighting Saints vs. Rocky Mountain College

Bring a salad or dessert to share. Football kickoff is at noon. Volleyball game starts at 7 p.m.

Senior Etiquette Dinner, Nov. 10

If you are interested in supporting Carroll seniors by being a sponsor for this event, please contact
 Renee Wall at 405-447-5169, or Nisan Burbridge at 406-447-5465,

Carroll in Boise, Nov. 14, 10 a.m., College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

Join us for the football tailgate РFighting Saints vs. College of Idaho. ʉ۬Bring a salad or dessert to share. Kickoff is at noon.

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