April 20, 2018 Insider: Spring Has Sprung

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


The Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) just wrapped up two days of events celebrating student research. The presentations and posters presented throughout the day represented the culmination of months, and in some cases, years of dedicated work and research on behalf of the students. Entering it’s seventh year, SURF has grown from a several hour event primarily focused on the sciences to one in which over 150 posters and presentations highlight the diversity of student-driven, inquiry-oriented research being undertaken in a variety of disciplines at Carroll. Including the incredible diversity of research topics, highlights of the event included a keynote address Thursday evening by Hilton Lewis, Director of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Waimea, Hawaii, a noon presentation by Matthew Eussen ’96, Political/Economic Section Chief for the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, and the Manion Symposium which recognizes the dedication and contributions of Professor James J. Manion, Carroll biology professor from 1956 to 1987. Learn more about the presentations here.
Student News
Five students from the Carroll College Enactus club, along with their faculty advisor Associate Professor Annette Ryerson, traveled to San Bruno, CA, last week to compete in the organization's regional competition. The team presented a multi-media summary of their entrepreneurial-based project, "Helena Hunger." Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action.
“Enactus has been a great blessing for me and I am grateful Carroll offers such great clubs. Enactus has taught me valuable professional skills and has helped me create lifelong connections. Going to San Bruno was my first time traveling for Enactus and I plan to continue going for my remaining two years at Carroll. The regional competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to present in a professional manner their year’s work and meet potential employers. I am proud of our club's work this year with Helena Hunger and look forward to our future projects,"  said Jessica Schmitz '20, Enactus President. Read more about their project here.
The Talking Saints ended their season on high note at the United States University Debating Championships held at Stanford University on April 13-15. The tournament brought together more than 230 teams from 30 states representing 69 colleges and universities.
Seniors Tori Hill of Sidney, Montana, and Becca Poliquin of Hamilton, Montana, were among the top 32 teams who advanced to the championship rounds, where they lost to Yale and Cornell. Carroll and the University of Alaska were the only Northwest schools competing in the championship rounds of Open Debate on the final day.
“Going up against the Ivies is like climbing Mount Everest,” said Hill. “But we're not starting from the bottom. We were simply starting from where other Carroll teams left off. And that's a blessing to have the kind of generational support to get us to the top. We may not have reached the summit this weekend, but we can see it. And our team will be back for another climb next year."
“I couldn’t be prouder of the team,” said coach Brent Northup. “The students worked very hard, but more than that they were so supportive of one another and of top debaters from other schools. They carry the Carroll values with them when we travel and they represent our school well. Ultimately, holding on to your principles in the heat of fierce competition is what forensics – and life – is all about.”
The Talking Saints will host a community showcase, The Night of the Talking Saints, on Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Lower level of the Campus Center. The public is invited to meet the 28 members of the Talking Saints and enjoy the performances.
Read full release here.
Carroll sophomore Environmental Policy and Project Management major, Fiona Brasfield of Mercer Island, WA, has received a $1,500 Reverend Frank Lawrence Harrington (ANAVICUS) Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The award is in recognition of academic achievement, leadership potential and spiritual conduct in keeping with the best traditions of The American Legion and Carroll College.  Read more here.
Saints Athletic News
Carroll now has its own specially brewed and branded beer thanks to a partnership with Lewis & Clark Brewing Company and Eagle BeverageHalo Huckleberry Hefeweizen will debut at the Saints Athletic Association auction on April 27 and will be available on draught at Lewis & Clark this summer. Cans of Halo Hefe will be available closer to football season in the fall.
After screening over 70 applicants, Kurt Paulson ‘06, former Carroll player and assistant coach and most recently Oregon State Director of Basketball Operations, was chosen as the 27th head coach of the Carroll College Men’s Basketball program.
“We are thrilled to have Kurt rejoin the Carroll family as our new men’s basketball coach,” said Carroll Athletic Director Charlie Gross. “When you look at the list of qualities that we wanted in a head coach; familiarity with our program, a strong coaching resume, experience in the NAIA, Montana and Northwest recruiting ties, a passion for the game and for leading young men on and off of the court, Kurt checks all of those boxes. He has the combination of skills, experience and energy to take the lead of this program and compete for titles.” Read the full release here.
Faculty & Staff News
Carroll Computer Science Department hosted the 6th annual Montana NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) Aspirations in Computing Contest on Saturday, April 7, in the Fortin Scola. Read more here.
Computer Science Professors Steve Harper and Dr. Ted Wendt were excited to host the banquet again this year to honor these promising Montana high school girls. "It always fun to read through the accomplishments and aspirations of these young women,” said Harper said. “The group this year is particularly talented, and two of them were National Honorable Mentions." Read the full release here.
Associate Professor Julia Mull in the Business Department was recently published in the Journal of Financial Therapy for a study she co-authored. The study examines female breadwinners: Does she think it matters who makes more? Perceived differences in types of relationship arguments among female breadwinners and nonbreadwinners.
Alumni News
Second Lieutenant Jacob “Jake” Johnson, a 2016 Carroll graduate in Engineering Mechanics, recently graduated Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) for the Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. He will be stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia and flying T38s. "I'm incredibly blessed and excited to have my wings and to be moving on to Langley," said Johnson. The photo on the right is Johnson with Carroll alumni, Al Olszewski '16 and Christopher Michael '17.
Class Notes
Tara Harris ‘00 is the recipient of the 2017 Friend of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Award. Read announcement here.
Kate Nelson '09 - read announcement here.
Iris (Hasselstrom) Basta '83 - read more about her life here.
Mary Anne Hansen ‘74 - read more about her life here.
Linda "Chris" (Minnerly) Manger '72 and '92 - read more about her life here.
Mary Margaret “Molly” (Loch) Munro ’85 and P’78 - read more about her life here.
Joseph "Joe" Reardon ‘51 - read more about his life here.
Jack Waddle ‘73 - read more about his life here.
Employment News
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Upcoming Events

Carroll College Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid”, Apr. 20-29, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

NAMI & Carroll College Wellness Center present "Our Greatest Failure is the Failure to Try" with Command Sgt Major Delta Force Tom Satterly, Apr. 23, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College 

Recognizing & Confronting Racism - Stand Against Racism, Apr. 24, 7 p.m., Trinity Hall, Carroll College
 Anthrozoology Canine Graduation, April 25, 5:30 p.m., FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

36th Annual Saints Athletic Association Auction, Apr. 27, 6 p.m., Carroll College PE Center

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, Apr. 28, 1 p.m., East Helena City Hall 
Night of the Talking Saints, Apr. 29, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College

Carroll College Jazz Band Spring Concert: “Spring is Here to Stay,” May 1, 7:30 p.m., Carroll College FLEX Theatre
Carroll College Choir Presents: Musical Memories, May 6, 4 p.m., St. Mary Cathollic Community, Helena

Carroll College Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement, May 12