April 21, 2017 Carroll Insider: Supporting Our Saints

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Academic Affairs and the Office of Institutional Advancement recently launched the college’s first academic project crowdfunding campaigns. Both campaigns will directly affect research opportunities for Carroll students, and we hope you will take the time to learn about each project!
  • The Psychology Department is developing an undergraduate research lab for scientific inquiry. Raised funds will go toward laboratory space renovations and equipment that will provide high-impact research opportunities for psychology students.
  • The Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is an annual celebration of Carroll College students’ research. As the number of students interested in research increases each year, the SURF committee is raising funds to ensure the event can continue and Carroll students have the opportunity to gain invaluable skills that come from conducting and presenting research.
Carroll is expanding its summer program offerings for high school students. Please share the following summer opportunities with the high schoolers in your life:
  • Students enrolled in Field Ecology in the Rockies can earn 3 college credits while experiencing two weeks of outdoor adventure and science activities. From mountain biking to fish and wildlife surveys, this program will be an unforgettable experience for entering high school seniors.
  • The St. Kateri Institute for Integrative Learning returns for its second year. The institute provides high school youth with a spiritual and academic experience that develops their understanding of the relationship between faith and reason surrounded by the natural beauty of Montana.
  • Do you know a student interested in math and computer science? Math in the Mountains is an innovative camp for high school students that focuses on the real-world applications of problem solving through data science.
Honors & Accolades
Six of Carroll’s seven teams who competed in the annual Mathematical & Interdisciplinary Contests in Modeling (MCM/ICM) placed in the top fifty percent of all participants. This year, 16,928 teams from colleges and universities across the globe entered the competition.
The MCM/ICM is a unique international contest for undergraduate students. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended real-world problems. Student teams are given 96 hours to analyze a single open-ended problem, develop a model of the problem, solve the model, and write a report.
Three of Carroll’s seven teams were ranked as “Meritorious Winners,” placing them in the top 10% of all teams. Three teams were ranked as “Honorable Mention,” placing them in top 50% of teams, and one team was ranked as “Successful Participant.”
Read more
Student News
The Carroll Adventure and Mountaineering Program (C.A.M.P.) took their annual spring break trip to Moab, Utah, seeking warm weather and a multitude of recreational opportunities. The trip filled up in less than 10 minutes after it opened on February 13. The crew of 15 students and five leaders, including Director of C.A.M.P., Brad Maddock, spent five days and five nights underneath the desert sky at a campsite on the Colorado River just outside of town. The students spent two days hiking in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, one day mountain biking, one day rock climbing, and one day navigating a technical canyon and rappelling. Read more.
On Wednesday, April 19, Anthrozoology students and 26 program dogs (and one cat) participated in the department’s annual Canine Graduation. Students presented videos and stories highlighting their year of living and working with their dog partners, and several dogs were conveyed to their new families.
Student handlers work and live with adoptable dogs during the school year and serve as foster caregivers for shelter dogs while they train them. Though each shelter dog has been trained in a particular area, they can be adopted as a family pet. Several program dogs are still available for adoption, check them out here.
Carroll’s study abroad program in Ireland has been popular. Maynooth University, located in the town of Maynooth, Ireland's only college town, is located 30-minutes outside Dublin. The program started in the spring of 2016 and seven students have participated so far. Five students are currently abroad this semester including Luke Kendall, a junior from Victor, Montana, who is majoring in biochemistry/molecular biology and Rita Stevenson, a junior biology major from Silesia, Montana. The photos above are of them enjoying the sights and tastes of Ireland.
This spring 13 Carroll students are currently studying abroad: five students are at Maynooth; two are in Japan at Asia Pacific University; three are in Spain - two at Universidad Pontificia Comillas and one at Universidad de Salamanca; one is in Italy at Semester Italian Studies; one is in Morocco through Carroll College in Meknes (ISA); and one is in Finland at University of Oulu.
Learn more about study abroad at Carroll.
Faculty & Staff News
Dr. Jim Hardwick, Vice President for Student Life, was named the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by Theta Chi Fraternity. Dr. Hardwick was recognized for his 30 years of service to the organization through leadership programming and exemplary work on the national board. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest individual honor awarded by the organization. In addition, Dr. Hardwick received the Earl D. Rhodes Theta Chi for Life Award in 2014.
Saints Athletic News
Join us for the 35th annual Carroll College SAA Auction. Hundreds of items up for bid both in the live and silent auctions including trips, furniture, fine art, unique experiences, sports memorabilia, event tickets and much more.
  • Entry fee of $20 per person which includes a souvenir glass cup, as well as two drink tokens and hors d'oeuvres.
  • 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.
  • Doors open at 6 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call 406-447-5528 for more information. Tickets for the event are available at CarrollAthletics.com/Auction or at the door.
Alumni News
Mary Larson ‘95, whose portrait of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen was recently unveiled and now hangs in the new Hunthausen Activity Center, was recently featured in the Northwest Catholic, the news magazine of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion is the story of Mary’s ability to combine nursing with art, inspired by her Catholic faith and service mentality.
Colin Stephens ’98 – In addition to receiving the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year Award in March, Colin was recently featured in the Missoulian as Monday's Montanan: Colin Stephens 'committed to justice', which highlighted Colin’s work in the criminal justice system.
Just a friendly reminder to make plans to join Carroll alumni and friends on a trip to Spain & Portugal this coming October. Details are available online with city highlights including: Lisbon, Sintra, Fatima, Seville, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and an optional tour extension to Barcelona! Visit www.carroll.edu/alumni for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185, kramirez@carroll.edu.
Alexander “Alex” Haberkorn ’14 - Alex passed away in Centennial, Colorado on April 7, 2016. Alex graduated with a degree in English from Carroll in 2014 and had just completed his Master of Library Science from Emporia State College in Emporia, Kansas. He is survived by his parents Tom and Dagmar Haberkorn, also of Centennial. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Read more.
Class Notes
Barbralee Ann (Kleinschmidt) Claerbout ’50 – read more about her life here.
John Etchart '67 – read more about his life here.
David Sekora '62 – read more about his life here.
Keith Schauf '68 – read announcement here.
Upcoming Events

Carroll College’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program – Ray Zinn: Tough Things First, Apr. 20, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College

70 Years and Beyond of Nursing at Carroll College, Apr. 20, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

2017 Constitutional Studies Lecture – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, Apr. 21, 6:30 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College

Saints Athletic Association Auction, Apr. 21, PE Center, Carroll College

“The Big Magic” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, April 21-22 and 28-30, Carroll College FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

Earth Day Expo, Apr. 23, 11 a.m., PE Center, Carroll College

Student Undergraduate Research Festival, Apr. 25, 1 – 5 p.m., Carroll College
The seventh annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival highlights the research being undertaken by Carroll students. A record number of 107 student participants will be showcasing presentations and posters during the festival featuring a very wide range of research subject matter. The festival is free and the public is encouraged to attend. More details on the festival including the program and full list of SURF participants can be found on the Undergraduate Research Festival webpage of the Carroll website.

NAMI Program – Invisible Wounds - Deputy Mark DiBona, Seminole County Sheriff’s Dept., Apr. 26, 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Philosophy Symposium: Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines, Apr. 27, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Carroll College Jazz Band Spring Concert – “Una Mas,” May 2, 7:30 p.m., Carroll College Campus Center

Carroll College Choirs Spring Concert, May 7, 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Helena

Upcoming Alumni Events:
Class of 1957 & 1967 Purple & Gold Reunion, May 12 & 13.
If you did not get your registration packet in the mail, please contact the alumni office at alumni@carroll.edu.

Homecoming 2017 – Oct. 6-8
Save the date for October 6-8. All are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992 & 1977.

Alumni & Friends Travel Opportunity: Spain & Portugal, Oct. 14-26
Details are available online but city highlights include: Lisbon, Sintra, Fatima, Seville, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and an optional tour extension to Barcelona! Visit www.carroll.edu/alumni for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185, kramirez@carroll.edu.