Campus Spotlight

JCU Gospel Choir teams up with new student organization: Joint service trip benefits Waterford Retirement Facility

On Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the John Carroll Gospel Choir and F.A.C.E.S.™ organization went on a joint service trip to the Waterford Retirement Facility in Richmond Heights, Ohio. Taking a total of 18 members from both groups, their goal was to spread holiday cheer with the senior citizens there. Sophomore Cedric Jackson Jr., musical director…

The Feast of Christmas is alive at JCU thanks to Kelly

New book written by faculty details the history of how people have celebrated Christmas from the fourth century until now

B.D. Wong discusses America’s struggle with diversity

“Law and Order SVU” star covers issues of race and sexual orientation

Mid-term Elections hit home: JCU students find ways to make a difference in local and national elections

Mid-term elections finally came to a close this past week. As college students, sometimes it can be hard to remember to vote with all that is going on (including studying, extracurricular activities, social events, etc.). John Carroll students still found the time to pay attention to the issues and vote in either their home elections…

JCU professor starts International Network

Crisis Mapping provides relief for those who need it most may; emerge as new political discipline

JCU hosts the Asperger’s Symposium: Lecture about Aspergers Syndrome within higher education

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, two out of every 10,000 children have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have AS.  John Carroll is hosting first Asperger’s Symposium on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The keynote speaker is Jane Thierfield…

Namesakes behind the halls

Campion Hall Campion Hall has not always been known as “Campion Hall.”  It’s first name was “Gnu Hall” until Nov. 13, 1993 when it was officially named after Campion High School and College located in Prairie Du Chien, Wis.  Many alumni have attended John Carroll. One Campion College alumni, F.J. O’Neil, is responsible for dedicating…

East Asian Festival returns to JCU

Festival and The Orchid Ensemble showcases East Asian culture

Local business leader explains Ohio’s

International business leader and Osaka, Japan native, Koichi Tanaka, has a first hand look at the daily economic relationship between Japan and the United States.  On Oct. 5, Tanaka spoke to JCU students, professors and community members as part of the East Asian Festival and Maroon Discussion Series.   Tanaka is the general manager for TOMATEC,…

Rec Plex kicks cancer

John Carroll groups participate in young boy’s kickball fundraiser

Sophomore Checkups offer guidance

Second year initiative proves to be informative for returning students

CSSA grows in numbers and challenges

Students doing service more than triples in last four years

Carroll fans get crazy

President of the Carroll Crazies, senior Alicia Giannell, came to Jane Evans, the current adviser of the organization, with a plan. She was determined to create more JCU spirit.  “This is my senior year, and I have wanted to do this forever. This summer and the end of my junior year it finally happened,” said…

New program First Thing’s First set in motion

First Thing’s First is a new program which challenges John Carroll University students to make mental health a top priority. The new initiative aims to provide opportunities that focus on physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual wellness. First Thing’s First will reach out to JCU students, and will institutionalize self-care.   Evolving from a grant given…

Don’t throw it away, give it away

End of the year collection brings high expectations

Lawn Games, Tie Dying, and Bear Hugs… Oh my!

JCU gets wild for a cure

Humans vs. Zombies invades campus

John Carroll’s first ever Humans vs. Zombies game played out last week across campus. Students plunged into the game, sporting bright orange bandanas on their heads and arms, signifying their roles as zombies or humans, respectively. Organized by sophomores Chris Sarris and George Banaszak, Humans vs. Zombies is essentially a giant game of tag, pitting…

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet fills Dolan

Paul Muldoon’s quirky, mad-scientist appearance with large gray hair and glasses exemplifies his ability to formulate his own award-winning writing style. Last Thursday evening, the Northern Irish poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Muldoon, spoke in Dolan Auditorium. “[He] has been called, by the [London] Times Literary Supplement, ‘the most important writer in English born after…

Seniors to Watch 2010 – Profiles

Jason Miller Hometown: Hicksville, Ohio Majors: Logistics, Marketing Awards Received at JCU: Boler School of Business 50th Anniversary Scholarship; Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics’ Outstanding Scholar; Dean’s List The key to success is determination, dedication, desire, goal setting, having a strong, supportive network of friends and family. Plans after JCU? I’m starting a Ph.D.…

Seniors to Watch 2010

John Carroll’s “Seniors to Watch” have been nominated by the faculty of their respective academic departments for their outstanding work ethic and passion for their studies. These five seniors were chosen among their peers and the faculty. Rebecca Drenovsky, assistant professor of biology, and James Lissemore, chair of the biology department, nominated Elise Wygant. Drenovsky…

Professor’s blog generates thousands of hits

Blogging is no doubt a rising phenomenon, but how exactly does it affect the John Carroll community? Students and faculty both blog. One example of this is Philip Metres, an associate professor in the JCU English Department. He entered the blogosphere in 2007 by creating “Behind the Lines: Poetry, War, & Peacemaking.” His blog explains…

Blogging reaches new hype among social and business worlds

Green-living expert Sara Snow wrote last week about “A Part of Something Big,” a program that sells fair-trade and environmentally-friendly items through school fundraising. In her entry, she discussed products sold such as soaps made by women in a Chicago substance abuse home, and coffee from companies who farm without slashing forests. She tags blog…

Students blog their minds

Princeton University’s WordNet defines a blogger as “a person who keeps and updates a blog, [which is] a shared online journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies.” Some blogs have gained national prominence as avenues for opinion, cooking recipes, travel experiences and relationship advice. Bloggers include experts, amateurs, senior…

Lil’ Sibs Weekend, All the Time

With Lil’ Sibs Weekend coming up, The Carroll News got to thinking: ‘What about all of the pairs of siblings that already attend John Carroll together? What’s in it for them?’ Well, we talked with a few of these pairs and found out what it’s like having Lil’ Sibs Weekend every weekend. Cedric and Jeanniece …

STLF pays it forward

Three years ago, a John Carroll student from Students Today, Leaders Forever found a unique way to offer community service across the country. One day, as senior Bill Breon was searching the Internet for ways to do service, he came across the Pay It Forward Tour, which originated at the University of Minnesota.  Since then,…