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Two Carroll students selected as HASTAC Scholars

October 23, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Two Carroll University students were selected for an international scholars program sponsored by Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), a consortium of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer to shape how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities.

Jenna Villanova, a senior professional writing major, and Molly Walsh, a junior English and professional writing double major, will join a cohort of scholars from more than 75 universities and dozens of disciplines.

HASTAC Scholars are graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media and learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Villanova and Walsh will blog, engage in online forums, develop new projects and organize events. Much of their work will focus on contributing to new thinking about teaching, learning and research in the digital age. The Carroll students will work on joint projects with other HASTAC Scholars and will share their personal successes with technology.

A composer of electronic music, Villanova is currently involved in a senior project that includes community-based, interactive communication. Walsh maintains her own blog and is currently engaged in a benchmarking study of digital presentation tools for the classroom.

Both students will work with a Carroll faculty mentor who is also actively involved in HASTAC. Villanova will work with Dr. Tim Galow and Walsh will work with Dr. John Garrison, both assistant professors of English. The students also will draw upon expertise within Carroll’s Center for Educational Technology and Innovation.

For more information, contact Garrison at 262.524.7256 or, or Galow at 262.524.7262 or To learn more about the HASTAC Scholars program, visit



Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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