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JCU seniors named ‘Mentors of the Year’

For the past two years, the Cleveland Indians have honored great leaders in the community with the Mentor of the Year award. This year, two John Carroll University seniors, Ned Barnes and Michael Gong, received the prestigious title.   Barnes and Gong were recognized for their creation and expansion of the Carroll Ballers, a mentoring…

Humans of John Carroll 12/11/2014

Four years ago, an unfortunate incident involving a hard drive crash almost ended junior Evan Meindl’s band, Honey.   Meindl and his two bandmates, Joe Praksti and Pat O’Toole, set out to record their first album before Praksti and O’Toole left for college.   “When we had finished tracking it, and it was almost totally…

Smoke Signals: Students and faculty weigh-in on the tobacco-free campus debate

Students voted against the proposed campus-wide tobacco ban during the Student Union Executive Board election on Nov. 5 and 6.   From the 782 votes cast on the ballot issue, 413 or 52.81 percent of students voted against the initiative, while 369 students or 47.19 percent voted in favor of it. The implications of the…

Humans of John Carroll 10/30/2014

  By night, Joe Dybala works as the supervisor at the Inn Between. By day, he spends his time as a dog trainer and overall animal enthusiast.   Dybala goes door-to-door helping many owners understand how to train their dogs properly and to truly connect with their pets.   “I help people understand what dogs…

Humans of John Carroll 10/16/2014

  Family always comes first for Chris and Mike Nicholson, two staff members of the Facilities Department at John Carroll.   Chris and Mike are brothers and have strengthened their family bond by working together to make the JCU campus a safe and clean environment for the students.   “I feel like I know him…

Humans of John Carroll 10/09/2014

Unwavering school spirit and support for athletics can be hard to find at a Division III university–but that doesn’t stop junior Courtney Fallon.   Fallon is the president of the Carroll Crazies, an organization dedicated to bringing school spirit to every JCU athletic event. She devotes her time to creating a supportive fan base for…