September 9, 2016 Carroll Insider: A Campus on the Move

Friday, September 9, 2016

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BYOHH (Bring Your Own Hard Hat)

Step on campus and you are sure to see a lot of activity in terms of renovations, remodels, and new and improved places and spaces. Carroll and their building partners have been busy with the Hunthausen Activity Center, the new chapel, remodeling the ground floor of St. Charles, designing a new theatre, and creating new and improved classrooms and learning labs, such as the new Makerspace in St. Charles where a 3D printer provides students the opportunity to create, build and imagine.

New Chapel



IMPACT CallersCarroll's On the Line

September 12th marks the kick-off date for Carroll College’s IMPACT fall phonathon. Our students are excited to start calling Carroll alums and share all the compelling things happening at Carroll. We hope you will join with other Carroll alumni and friends to create a better future by investing in a Carroll education.

 As I call Carroll alumni, I love hearing that there are other people out there who love Carroll as much as I do. Every call I make I enjoy connecting with people from all walks of life who are part of the Carroll community. Supportive alumni are one of the pillars that keeps Carroll standing tall, and I speak for all Carroll students when I express our immense gratitude for your support. I’m looking forward to another year filled with great conversations and giving all alums the opportunity to positively affect Carroll students through the IMPACT Annual Fund.
~Emma Rose Krump, Business Marketing/International Business, Class of 2017, IMPACT Student Supervisor

Learn more about how IMPACT makes a difference in the lives of our students.
Thank you for all of your support, past, present and future!

Saints in the News

Anthrozoology studentsTwo of Carroll’s Anthrozoology students plus the Helena Kennel Club helped Vashti Teders, a special education teacher from Radley Elementary School, make a vision a reality through Governor, Radley’s “facility dog.”

Governor’s presence helps calm anxious or upset children. “Some children used to take 45 minutes or longer to calm down but Governor can do it within about 5 minutes. It is phenomenal to watch. He has an innate ability to comfort people," said Teders.

“It’s been a great experience,” she added. “He’s been here since he was 10 weeks old. He loves coming to work. He’s probably the most excited employee here.”

Read the the Helena IR story here:
Governor the facility dog rules at Radley School

Student News

WWAMI CeremonyCongratulations to our seven Carroll alumni who received their white coats and stethoscopes during the annual WWAMI Ceremony held recently at Montana State University. The seven honored were: Chance Stewart, Ezekial Koslosky, Sarah LaPierre, Elisabeth Miller, Michael Skerda, Shelby Traeger, and Hannah Vigne. The ceremony welcomes the entering class of 30 first-years into the WWAMI Medical Education Program
Among the 30 students in the program, Carroll College has the highest percentage of students per enrollment of any institution represented. Congratulations Saints and best of luck in medical school!

Alumni News

Oldest Alumni   Oldest Alumni

Carroll College’s oldest living alumnus, Gene Etchart, 99 years old, was honored at Nelson Stadium during last week’s Montana Tech football game for his dedication to Carroll College. He began his life-long affection for the Fighting Saints in 1929. A member of the Class of 1933, Etchart, received his honorary doctorate of laws degree from Carroll in 1976.

“There are people like Gene that care for their alma mater so much that they care for it all their lives,” said Carroll College community relations and facilities vice president Tom McCarvel. “He cares to keep it a good place and has always tried to make it a better place.” Read more.

Homecoming Game

Carroll Homecoming is just around the corner and we hope you’ve already made plans to join us in Helena, September 23-25.  The Alumni Office invites all of the Carroll family to share memories of your time at Carroll, reunite with classmates and see the exciting things happening on campus. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2006, 1996, 1986, 1976, 1971, 1966 and the Nursing Class of 1961. For a full schedule and to register visit:

Looking forward to seeing all our Saints in a couple of weeks! 

Class Notes


Sarah Roshak '15 and Luke Frauenholtz '16. Read announcement here.

Upcoming Events

Annual Constitution Day Lecture - The Anti-Federal Appropriation, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College
Sponsored by the Constitutional Studies Center at Carroll College and made possible by a generous gift from the Apgar Foundation, Carroll's Annual Constitution Day lecture will feature Dr.Jeffrey K. Tulis, an associate professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.

In his lecture titled, “The Anti-Federal Appropriation,” Professor Tulis will explain how Anti-Federalists — those who originally opposed the U.S. Constitution — and their heirs "have exploited the iterative character of The Federalist to gain through interpretation what they lost in ratification of the Constitution regarding federalism, separation of powers, and executive power.”  
All students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are invited to attend. This lecture is the first in a series of events designed to bring heightened attention to the tradition of constitutional government.

Foreign Language Film Series, Sept. 13-16, 7 p.m., various campus locations, Carroll College
Sponsored by Carroll College Student Activities, the Department of Language and Literature, and the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education, the Foreign Language Film Series seeks to promote conversation about global and international issues through foreign language film for the Carroll and Helena community. Featuring engaging films from France, Argentina and Colombia, the following four films will be screened as part of that effort:

            Sept.13, Library Sage Room, 7:00-10:00pm – Micmacs (2009) – Rated R
            Sept. 14, Simperman 101, 7:00-10:00pm – The Intouchables (2011) – Rated R
            Sept. 15, Library Sage Room, 7:00-10:00pm – Wild Tales (2014) – Rated R
            Sept. 16, Library Sage Room, 7:00-10:00pm – Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
These films are free and open to the public but please note that some of the films are rated R.

7th Annual Carroll College ASCE Student Chapter Fundraiser Golf Tournament, Sept. 16, Bill Roberts Golf Course, Helena 
You have the opportunity to help raise money for Carroll American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter activities and win great prizes in the process. All levels of golfers are welcome and encouraged to play. Hole contests and prizes! Registration fees before Sept. 3: $90/person (includes cart) and $320/4-person team (includes 2 carts). For registration and sponsorship forms, contact Gary Fischer, ASCE Faculty Advisor, at or 406-447-4571.

Amanda Lipp – National Alliance on Mental Illness Lecture, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College  
Carroll College and NAMI Helena are bringing Amanda Lipp, 24, to campus to speak about mental illness. Since age 19, Amanda has given over 150 speeches around the country regarding mental and behavioral health. Her messages come from a place of passion from experiencing psychiatric hospitalization her freshman year of college, to consulting professionally in mental health care and serving on national boards. Her messages intersect with her passion for film and the fine arts, tapping into creativity as mechanisms to support individuals and communities. This event is free and the Helena community is invited to attend. 

Capital Punishment, Catholicism, and Pope Francis, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College
Liturgy and God’s Justice for All: Capital Punishment, Catholicism, and Pope Francis with Tobias Wright is sponsored by the Carroll College Theology Department, Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, Archbishop Hunthausen Professor for Peace and Justice, and Dr. James and Joan Schneller Endowed Professorship in Catholic Mission and Identity.
Pope Francis's support for the abolition of capital punishment and his call for a worldwide moratorium on executions during this Holy Year of Mercy have generated questions about current Catholic teaching on the death penalty. This presentation gives attention to the history of Catholic teaching about capital punishment, including how Scripture has been interpreted in connection with it, and it describes recent developments from Pope Saint John Paul II, through Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, to Pope Francis.
Tobias Wright is a former correctional officer and reserve police officer who has also served as an ethics instructor for police officers. He is a Catholic moral theologian whose research and teaching addresses violence-related issues, environmental issues, and healthcare issues. He is the Maeder Endowed Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics and an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Saint Louis University. This lecture is free and open to the public.

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.

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:

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events: 
Carroll Football – Billings Pre-game Gathering & Tailgate: Sept. 9 & 10
Join Carroll alumni & friends in Billings as the Fighting Saints take on the Bears of Rocky Mountain College.

  • Friday, Sept. 9 at the Granary 6 – 8 p.m. for light hors d’oeuvres and no-host drinks.
  • Saturday, Sept. 10 for a Carroll tailgate at 11 a.m. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Kickoff is at 1:00 pm

Homecoming 2016: September 23-25
Make plans now to return to campus this fall for Homecoming. All alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2006, 1996, 1986, 1976, 1971, 1966 and the Nursing Class of 1961.
For a full schedule and to register visit:

Alumni Award Nominations
The Office of Alumni Relations is currently seeking nominations for the following alumni awards: 
Alumni Hall of Fame Award 
Young Alumni Award  
Alumni Luminary Award

For details about these awards and how to submit nominations visit or email Alumni awards are presented at the Founder's Day Dinner which will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016.