Articles by Karly Kovac

Entrepreneurship program ranked 23rd nationally

John Carroll University’s Entrepreneurship Program was recently ranked 23rd in the country by U.S. News & World Report, just five years after its inception as an academic minor.   The director of the Entrepreneurship minor [eMinor], Jackie Schmidt, emphasized that the national recognition is largely attributed to the diversity of disciplines the program reaches.  …

Ohio Fair Trade Expo cultivates community

Keynote speaker Chris Treter, kicked off the 2014 Ohio Fair Trade Expo at John Carroll University on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a call to action for the community.   “For me, the future of fair trade is finding ways that we can all work harder,” said Treter, co-founder and director of Higher Grounds Trading Co.…

Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Prize

  Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls’ education, was named the youngest and first Pakistani winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 10.   Starting her campaign for equal educational opportunities for women at the age of 11, Yousafzai has spoken internationally to promote female equality.   “The Taliban shot me…

Drag show evokes entertainment and dialogue

      Lights flashed and music played as five drag queens took the stage in the LSC Conference Room on Thursday, Oct. 2.   Even now, it continues to spark dialogue amongst students.   Senior Taylor Hartman, vice president of Allies, said, “I really love that this is happening. Last year, it was like…

Humans of John Carroll 10/02/14

  Politics has always been a passion for senior Shamir Brice.   “I remember in my seventh grade social studies class, we would start by reading the daily paper for five minutes,” said Brice. “Most kids were interested in the sports section or the cartoons. Well, I was always reading the front page with news…

Arrest Made in California King Fire

Police determined that one of the 12 wildfires running paths of destruction across California was allegedly ignited by arson. The wildfire is known as the “King Fire” and is increasing in size at the rampant rate of 4,000 acres every 12 hours just northeast of San Francisco, according to NBC. “There are a lot of…

Former dean Jeanne Colleran appointed new provost and academic vice president

  Candidates from all over the country were considered for the position of provost and academic vice president, but the position ultimately went to one of John Carroll University’s own.   Jeanne Colleran, the new provost and academic vice president of JCU, is a 1976 graduate of Carroll and has worked at the University since…

JCU pep band carries on Salem legacy

  From the time the JCU men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2004, the JCU pep band has been invited to perform in Salem,Va. each year since. Although the Blue Streaks will not be attending the championships this year, the pep band has been asked to return to bring…

JCU gets up close and personal with Pope Francis

  On Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University sponsored the two-day lecture series “The Papacy: One Year Later.” The presenters discussed the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis, and his international attention on the world stage.   JCU President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff…

Fundraising events gone dry: Student organizations prohibited from fundraising at venues that serve alcohol

    On Feb. 4, all John Carroll University student organization presidents and advisors were notified that organizational fundraisers are no longer allowed at venues where the majority of the revenue for the business comes from alcohol sales, but social events with alcohol will still be permitted.   The decision was made by the Office…

What do you believe in? New Secular Students Alliance facilitates dialogue for critique and exploration of religious beliefs

Thanks to the John Carroll Secular Students Alliance, students of both religious and non-religious backgrounds are now represented at John Carroll University.   Recently established as a student organization, JCU Secular Students plans to recognize students with nontheistic backgrounds. Currently about 30 members strong, the group is continuing to grow by the day. Sophomore Tyler…

Student Union: A look at the past, present and future

rsity’s Student Union celebrated its 95th year of service to the University as SU president senior Kim Rossi passed the torch to junior Tim Ficke. On Nov. 5, 2013, Rossi gave her State of the Union address to prelude the Student Union elections. After a 10-month presidency, Rossi accredited the progress made by her executive…

Local music artist profile: Filmstrip

Brought together by brotherhood and friendship, Filmstrip is a band that, after growing apart, came together to make a unique, quality sound. Playing together for the better part of a decade, Filmstrip started as a middle school band and then evolved into a group that combined different musical paths. After playing with different bands for…

JCU robbed and vandalized by persons unknown

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, students, faculty, staff and administrators across campus embarked on their morning walk around the Main Quad just as any other day. However, daily passersby quickly noticed that the scenery around campus had been altered overnight. Phallic images and derogatory phrases drawn in fluorescent spray paint marked approximately 15 separate locations. Some…

Student Union attendance records reviewed

With furloughs creating problems at the national level as a result of the current government shutdown, America is currently witnessing how the country cannot run smoothly without all of the moving parts in place. John Carroll University’s Student Union is facing a similar issue. At the SU meeting on Oct. 8, the topic of poor…

New grassroots organization revamps battle against cancer

Many students across the John Carroll University campus carry with them the burden of family members and friends who have been touched by cancer. The Carroll Cancer Advocacy Network [CAN] is the brainchild of Stephanie Fair ’13 who lost three of her grandparents, and most recently her father, to cancer. This loss inspired her to…

Getting to know Andy Costigan

Five years ago, Andy Costigan could be found in the Student Union office,  and now you can find him up the ramp in room 31 in the Campus Ministry hallway. Costigan, a graduate of the John Carroll University class of 2008, returned to JCU after five years to take over as a campus minister and…

OurView: When life gives you lemons

In my opinion, it’s the strongest people that can take what life has thrown at them and turn it into true good. I know it sounds pretty generic—but when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. As I have grown up around my family, I have seen my family make not only lemonade, but turn the…

High school students learn from JCU internships

Four students from Cleveland’s St. Martin De Porres High School work study program have been making their mark here at John Carroll University.  A longtime sponsor of the program, JCU has the students come to work on campus five times per month, learning real world job skills and building résumés for the future. With nine…

JCU welcomes largest freshman class in a decade

The enrollment numbers of John Carroll University’s class of 2017 broke the 10-year record with approximately 800 students in the freshman class. “When we were looking at daily reports in April, leading up to the May 1st decision deadline, we were confident that we would reach our goal,” said Joel Mullner, assistant director of enrollment.“By…

Student Union endorses proposed Student Activities budget

With the end of the school year fast approaching, both Student Union and the Student Union Programing Board have been working to determine how the Student Activities budget should be dispersed. With the new allocation of the budget, organizations are given a designated amount of money each year to fund their programs, attempting to further…

Student Union passes pasta bar legislation

Student voices are being heard through the work of the Student Union and their recent legislation and discussion with the Committee on Dining Services, which has proposed changes in the way that the student body can use meals swipes and dining dollars. One of the main pieces of legislation the Student Union has recently been…

JCU’s dedication to service recognized: University wins ‘President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll’

John Carroll University’s dedication to service is again being recognized at the national level. Having devoted over 70,000 hours of efforts in 2012 alone, JCU was recognized with 14 other schools amongst 690 contenders as a finalist in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The program’s purpose is ultimately to acknowledge universities that…

Communication department develops new programs

The faculty of the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts have been hard at work establishing new opportunities for communication students. The new master’s program in health communication and the new theatre minor to be offered to students will contribute to a growing curriculum, offering more opportunities to students at JCU. Alan R.…

A fashion week to remember

The styles on the runway were not the only thing capturing attention at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City.  With people eager to see 90 top designers’ collections and a snow storm that barely carried everyone into the Big Apple safely, French publishing exectuive  Marie-José Susskind-Jalou was not happy. Just as…