April 1, 2016 QuickNotes: No Foolin'

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016

Altruistic Aid

Through the bountiful philanthropy of Roy F. Simperman, class of 1962, Carroll College was able to award $104,000 in scholarships this week to ten deserving and grateful students through the Elsie P. Corette Memorial Scholarship and the Roy F. Simperman Science Scholarships.

Two students, who intend to pursue medical school upon graduation, were the recipients of the 2016-2017 Elsie P. Corette Memorial Scholarship. Since 1973, approximately 172 Corette Scholarships have been conferred, totaling nearly $1,005,000, with a large majority of recipients going on to become medical doctors.  

2016-2017 Corette Scholarship recipients are: Kyle Griffith, junior biology major, Helena and Corbin Arbizzani, junior biology major, Helena.

Five nursing students received the 2016-2017 Roy F. Simperman Nursing Scholarship along with three math and science majors being awarded the Simperman Math and Science Scholarship.

In the seven years that the Simperman Math, Science and Nursing Scholarships have existed at Carroll, $494,500 has been provided to 42 students.

2016-2017 Simperman Science Scholarship recipients are: Morgan Calnan, sophomore nursing major, Montana City, Allison Trent, sophomore nursing major, Missoula, Katelynn Bouchard, junior nursing major, Helena, Terese Marquis, junior nursing major, Laurel, Madison Wall, junior nursing major, Great Falls, Cole Funseth, sophomore biology major, Great Falls, Tanner Gustavsen, junior biochemistry major, Boise, ID, and Matthew McHugh, sophomore civil engineering major, Missoula.

Over the years, the Simperman Math, Science and Nursing Scholarships and the Corette Scholarships have provided over $1,499,500 in aid to deserving students. This year’s average award was $11,000. 

These scholarship funds are generously supported by Roy F. Simperman of Mercer Island, Wash. Simperman is the chairman and chief executive officer of Semaphore Corporation in Seattle.

These scholarships make a tremendous difference in the lives of our students. Carroll is very grateful to Mr. Simperman for recognizing the value of a Carroll education and supporting our students in such a generous and substantial manner through these annual scholarships.

Roy F. Simperman

#1 in Our Heart, #9 on the List

Helena came in at number 9 on a list of the 25 best small college towns. Helena earned high marks for the level of education of our residents - nearly a quarter of our adults have bachelor’s degrees; plus, we scored well on having a relatively low unemployment rate, short average commute times, and plenty of restaurants and bars.

The rankings were made by Schools.com, an online resource for education information and national education news. Results of the study were shared online by USA Today.

To determine its rankings, researchers looked at 170 cities with populations under 150,000 that are home to at least one four-year college or university, evaluating both economic and quality-of-life factors. 

Helena was in good company with towns such as Burlington, VT, Bozeman, MT, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI, also on the list.

SAA Auction - April 15

The 34th annual Saints Athletic Association Auction will take place the evening of Friday, April 15, at the PE Center on the campus of Carroll College. The event will see major changes to the format to help improve the experience for attendees. 

This year attendance will be $20 per person and each person attending will receive a souvenir glass cup, as well as two drink tokens and hors d'oeuvres.  Saints Athletic Association Members will be allowed into the event at 5:30 p.m., a half hour before the general public. SAA members will have the opportunity to get a head start on the silent auction items and enjoy drinks and food. 

VIP tables are also available for $500 and includes tickets for eight, two bottles of wine and a dedicated server for the evening. The night's events will include a hat raffle for a shotgun and,

new to this year's event, the Gold Rush drawing where $100 gets you a chance to win an exciting trip package of your choice or $2,500 cash. There will only be 100 Gold Rush tickets sold and you can purchase your Gold Rush tickets online today or in person at the event. 

There is still time to donate items to the auction. Your donation is 100 percent tax deductible and it is a great way to show community support and put your brand in front of hundreds of people all the while supporting Saints Athletics. To donate auction items, contact the Carroll Athletic office at 447-4480. 

Tickets for the event and the Gold Rush Raffle are available at CarrollAthletics.com/Auction where you can also find information on donating to the auction and how to join the SAA.

Join us for an evening in support of our amazing student-athletes!!

Weekly Snapshot

As a continuation of Carroll’s photo contest this past fall, Carroll is currently holding a spring photo contest where students, faculty and staff are invited to submit photos of Carroll College to compete for prizes and worldwide recognition for their artistry and creativity. 

Our first winning photo of the spring comes from senior Nicole Munoz. Nicole entered the photo “Carroll’s Morning Snow” in the “Campus Beauty & Edited” category.  

Congratulations Nicole! 

Downsy Day

Photo courtesy of Barb Downs

 Every April 15, Carroll celebrates “Downsy Day." It’s not just a day for paying back (tax day), but for paying it forward! 

On April 10, 2004, a proclamation was signed at Carroll College making April 15 "Downsy Day" on campus, a day when members of the Carroll community are encouraged to perform unselfish acts of service, kindness, compassion, patience, generosity and love according to their own inspiration.

The day is in celebration of John Downs (Downsy), beloved psychology professor at Carroll, who passed away from leukemia in the fall of 2002, but his legacy of love continues to ripple out into the world through the many lives he touched. 

This year a fund has been created to plant a tree in honor of Downsy. Help us honor John on the anniversary of his birth with this living memorial by helping to raise $500 to plant a tree on campus in honor of Downsy. 

Please indicate “Memorial Tree Fund” with memo “for John Downs” when giving or on the memo line of check, sent to: Attn: Wendy Tonkovich Carroll College 1601 North Benton Ave., Helena, MT 59625.

You can also designate a donation for “John Downs Memorial Endowment” for student scholarship.

Student News

Students & Athletes

More accolades are streaming in for members of our men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Junior point guard Zach Taylor was named the winner of the Charles S. Stevenson Hustle Award at the Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The award is given annually to the athlete in the tournament who shows the best hustle among the 32 teams that compete in the tournament. 

Taylor was also named to the NAIA All-America Second-Team and freshman Match Burnham and sophomore Ryan Imhoff received Honorable Mention All-American Honors

Senior point guard Katie Estey was named to the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-American Third-Team and sophomore center Cassidy Hashley received Honorable Mention honors

Academically, Carroll’s players were standouts as well. Carroll had three 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes: Andrew Campbell, Jr.; Jacob Hollifield, Sr.; and Katie Estey, Sr. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. 

On the Frontier Conference All-Academic teams, Carroll lead the conference with six players selected on the men’s side and ten players on the women’s side. To be eligible for the team, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at school the previous two semesters. 

Frontier men's all-academic team: Andrew Campbell, jr.; Oliver Carr, soph.; Jacob Hollifield, sr.; Ryan Imhoff, jr.; Kyle Nichol, soph.; and Zach Taylor, jr. Frontier women's all-academic team: Sara Chalich, soph.; Katie Estey, sr.; Cassidy Hashley, soph.; Brittney Johnson, soph.; Kathleen McGree, soph.; Kacie McKeon, sr.; Mikaela Olson, soph.; Bailey Pasta, jr.; Mikaela Robinson, soph.; and Baylee Watson, soph. The Carroll College men's basketball team finished ninth in the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Poll. The Saints jumped 10 spots from No. 19 in the previous poll after a strong performance at the tournament. The Carroll College women's basketball team ended up No. 24 in the NAIA DI Women's Basketball Coaches Postseason Top 25 Poll

Congratulations again to our basketball student-athletes!

Saints in the News

Senior Sydnee Cook, a communications major from Seattle, spent her fall semester in Brussels, Belgium. When last week’s terror attack hit the city she called home for four months, the Helena IR sat down with Cook to get her impressions of the events.

Read it here: Carroll student recalls mounting tension in Brussels

Faculty/Staff News

Board Appointed

This spring, Kelly Parsley, chair of Carroll’s health sciences department, was invited to join the Advisory Board of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). The NSVRC is the national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. Funded through the CDC, the NSVRC collects and disseminates a wide range of resources on sexual violence including statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives and program information. It also sponsors national Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities and annually co-sponsors the National Sexual Assault Conference.   

Parsley’s term begins in June 2016, and she will serve for three years. “The NSVRC does such great work on the national level that I am thrilled to be able to serve on their Board. I am eager to represent rural populations and help the NSVRC to remain focused on the hard work we are doing on college campuses to end sexual violence,” said Parsley.

For more information about the NSVRC, please visit NSVRC.org.

Alumni News

Saints in the News

Janel Keating’s ’86 book, Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work has been named a finalist for the Foreword Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. 

The awards highlight and celebrate the best books of the year from independent publishers in 66 categories. The winning titles, which are selected by a panel of more than 130 librarians and booksellers, will be announced in June during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work™ By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating

Written for all educators, this book explores professional learning communities from a teacher's perspective. Focused chapters survey effective and collaborative team actions, instructional practices that enhance teacher efficiency, and the role teacher judgment and classroom context play in determining instructional outcomes.

Janel received Carroll’s 2013 Alumni Academic Achievement Award.

Partner News

WorldMontana Photo Contest

Diverse People. Diverse World. WorldMontana Cultural Photography Contest/Exhibit 

This spring, WorldMontana is holding a cultural photography contest for students of Carroll College, Montana State University, and Helena College. WorldMontana is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting global understanding through citizen diplomacy. They have an office located inside St. Charles Hall at Carroll College in Helena. All photo submissions are due by the end of the day April 13. The contest is free for students.

The photo(s) should be submitted on WorldMontana's Facebook page under the “Photo Contest” tab. This is a cultural photography contest.  Any photo that can be tied to culture in some way can be submitted for this contest.  Amateur photography is welcome.  This means photos taken with iPhones! One winner will be selected. The winner will be invited to attend the annual WorldMontana meeting on April 23 in Helena, at which time a prize will be awarded.

Upcoming Events

Author Reading: Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves '00, Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College

Virginia Reeves '00 will be reading from her debut novel, Work Like Any Other. Reeves is a Carroll alum and graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at University of Texas at Austin.

A starkly beautiful, morally complicated, and astonishing accomplished debut set in 1920’s rural Alabama, Work Like Any Other tells the story of Roscoe T Martin, a prideful electrician sent to prison after his illegal siphoning of electrical state power for his wife’s family’s farm leads to an innocent man’s death, and announces author Virginia Reeves as a major new voice in American fiction.

This event is free and open to the public.

“Science and Movie:  Apollo 13,” Apr. 7, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College

The evening will include a public lecture by Professor Kelly Cline, followed by a free showing of the classic 1995 movie “Apollo 13” with Tom Hanks. In the lecture, we’ll trace the history of human space exploration from the Russian launch of Sputnik, to the space race, and the Apollo moon program. Then we’ll talk about the movie itself, the amazingly accurate science behind it, the actual Apollo 13 disaster, and we’ll nitpick a few details that the movie gets wrong. Finally, 8pm, we’ll show the movie itself, on SH101/202’s big screen, enjoying this amazing true story of human adventure in space.

This event is free and open to the public.

“I’m OK, but YOU Need Professional Help: Creating Recovery One Laugh At a Time” – NAMI speaker David Granirer, Apr. 11, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College

Presented by NAMI Helena and Carroll College, in this hilarious show, counselor and stand up comic David Granirer, who himself suffers from depression, looks at how comedy builds confidence and busts the stigma around mental illness. He’ll show you mental health from a totally different perspective while uplifting, inspiring and educating you.

David will do comedy about his recovery story and tell you about Stand Up For Mental Health, his award-winning program teaching comedy to people with mental health issues. And through video clips, you’ll get to see his comics creating recovery – one laugh at a time!

David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH), a program teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. David who himself has depression is featured in the VOICE Award winning documentary Cracking Up. He also received a Life Unlimited Award from Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, a Welcome Back Award from the National Council of Behavioral Health, and a Champion of Mental Health Award. He has worked with mental health organizations in Canada, the U.S., and Australia to train and perform with SMH groups in dozens of cities. www.standupformentalhealth.com

Saints Athletic Association Annual Auction, Apr. 15, 6 p.m., Carroll College PE Center

Join us for the 34th annual Carroll College SAA Auction. Over 40 live and 200 silent auction items up for bid including trips, leather furniture, fine art, unique experiences, sports memorabilia, event tickets and much more.

New changes to the auction this year include: 

Entry fee of $20 per person which includes a souvenir glass cup, as well as two drink tokens and hors d'oeuvres. Saints Athletic Association Members will be allowed into the event at 5:30 p.m., a half hour before the general public. SAA members will have the opportunity to get a head start on the silent auction items and enjoy drinks and food. Gold Rush drawing where $100 gets you a chance to win an exciting trip package of your choice or $2,500 cash. There will only be 100 Gold Rush tickets sold and you can purchase your Gold Rush tickets online or in person at the event. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event and the Gold Rush Raffle are available at CarrollAthletics.com/Auction. Call 406-447-4480 for more information.

Business Department Lecture Series: Sustainability Accounting for the Financial Markets: Incorporating Environmental and Social Issues in Financial Decisions, Apr. 19, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College

In celebration of Earth Day, the Business Department at Carroll College is hosting Levi Stewart, an analyst from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for the Consumer Staple Products sector, who will present Sustainability Accounting for the Financial Markets: Incorporating Environmental and Social Issues in Financial Decisions. Although annual corporate reporting has traditionally focused on financial capital, financial decisions affect other forms of capital such as human capital and the natural environment. The SASB issues standards that help corporations disclose additional environmental, social, and governance issues in SEC filings to investors in an industry-specific, comparable, and decision-useful way.

This event is free and open to the public.

An Evening with the Author Timothy Egan, Apr. 19, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College

Carroll College, the Lewis & Clark Library, and the Montana Historical Society invite the public to a free lecture by award winning author Timothy Egan.

Egan will discuss his newly released book, The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, which is about Thomas Francis Meagher. He will be signing books after the lecture.

Egan is the author of seven books. His nonfiction account of the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won the 2006 National Book Award, considered one of the nation's highest literary honors, and he was featured prominently in the 2012 Ken Burns film on the Dust Bowl.

A lifelong journalist, Egan now writes an online opinion column for The New York Times. Prior to that, Egan worked as a national correspondent for the Times, roaming the West. As a Times correspondent, he shared a Pulitzer Prize in 2001, with a team of reporters for its series, "How Race is Lived in America."

In honor of Egan’s April 19 appearance, the community is hosting several book discussions in advance of his visit. Copies of each title are available for check out at the Lewis & Clark Library’s Information Desk. 

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis on Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. at the Montana Historical Society.

Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m., Corette Library - Room 235, at Carroll College. 

Dr. Colin Irvine, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be moderating the discussion of Lasso the Wind. This book is composed of fourteen essays about places in eleven Western states, including Montana, that explore the myth and reality of the West.

These events are free and open to the public.

“Unmaking a Murderer”- the Sociology of a Murder Trial, Apr. 20, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College 

Nicole Siefert (Baratta) graduated magna cum laude from Carroll College in 2005 with a degree in Sociology. In 2009, Ms. Siefert received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law. She is a founding partner at Rhoades & Siefert, PLLC, in Missoula, Montana, where she practices litigation. Ms. Siefert represented James Stiffler who was charged with deliberate homicide for shooting a burglar in his home outside of Helena in 2013. The trial took place in Helena in February 2016 and resulted in a hung jury. Following the trial the County Attorney dismissed the case. Ms. Siefert will discuss the case and how sociology helped her become a trial attorney.     

This lecture is part of the Sociology Speaker Series sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Normal Distribution: The Power of the Bell Curve, Apr. 21, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College

Two hundred years ago, while searching for an asteroid, the German physicist Carl Gauss discovered a strange and amazing mathematical law. This law describes things from the sizes of fish, to the heights of people, to the blood pressures of cancer patients, to the weights of apples, to the lengths of housefly wings. All of these things are described by a mathematical law we call the normal distribution or the bell curve. How is this possible? How can one mathematical law appear in so many different places in the world around us? Join Dr. Kelly Cline for a public lecture where we explore the incredible power of this marvelous mathematical law.

This event is free and open to the public.

SURF–Student Undergraduate Research Festival, Apr. 26, 1-5 p.m., Carroll College

The fifth annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival highlights the research being undertaken by Carroll students. Over 70 student presentations and posters will be showcased during the festival featuring a very wide range of research subject matter including postpartum depression, attachment emotions in canines, cancer and aromatherapy, and an analysis of the moral responsibility of street gang members, to name a few. 

The festival is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  

Annual Student Art Exhibit, Open through May 3, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

The exhibit features paintings, drawings, and ceramics produced by Carroll students in the last two semesters.The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events: 

Carroll Gathering in California, Apr. 3, 1-3 p.m., Barney's Beanery – Westwood, 1037 Broxton Avenue, Westwood, CA 90024 (close to UCLA) 

Join Carroll College alumni, parents and friends for a gathering of Carroll Saints. Enjoy hosted snacks and no-host drinks. Come see pictures of the recently remodeled St. Charles Hall, renderings of the Hunthausen Activity Center, and Chapel. Hear what's new on campus and network with fellow Saints. Please RSVP by April 1st to alumni@carroll.edu or call 406-447-5185.

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