April 22, 2016 Carroll Insider: New Look, New Name

Friday, April 22, 2016

New Look New Name

Welcome to Carroll’s new online newsletter. It’s QuickNotes with a facelift. Same great content, new fresh look. We hope you enjoy this cleaner, more stylish design. With the new look, comes a new name – watch for the Carroll Insider in your inbox.

CRS Global Campus
Carroll College is now officially a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Campus. We are just the ninth campus in the nation with this designation and the first one west of the Mississippi. Dr. Kim Lamberty, Director of University and Mission Engagement for Catholic Relief Services, and President Tom Evans signed the MOU this week. Read more.

Curtain Call

Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toadtells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. Don’t miss the final show ever in the Old North Performing Arts Center. Carroll’s 20th annual children’s play, directed by Kimberly Shire, has eight performances – April 22-23 and April 29-May 1. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sunday. For information and tickets, visit the Carroll Theatre Season webpage

Student News

Carroll first-year, pre-nursing student Kimberly Johnson was selected as a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for her outstanding leadership abilities and her demonstrated investment in serving others. Kimberly aspires to create a mobile health clinic to provide medical care to underserved regions of Montana. Read more.

Senior Sapphire Carter, an International Relations major from Box Elder, Montana, was selected by the Student Assistance Foundation, Montana GEAR UP, and TRiO as one of six exceptional Montana students at the Montana College Access Summit’s Student Achiever's luncheon. Read more.

Faculty & Staff

Carroll College’s Veterans Affairs Service Coordinator, Brandy Keely, received the Individual Impact Montana Award from Impact Montana at the Montana Military Appreciation Gala held in mid-April. Brandy is the current co-chair for the Lewis and Clark County Joining Community Forces Coalition and has been integral in furthering its development over the past two years. Read more.

Saints in the News

The Carroll Softball team hit a home run for Helena resident and cancer survivor Jamie Ereth, daughter of Saint’s pitching coach John Hawe, during their annual Strike Out Cancer day. KFBB-TV followed the story.

Carroll Softball Wears Pink to Show Support in Jamie Ereth's Fight Against Breast Cancer

Senior Tim Wyatt, a weight and discus thrower on the Carroll track & field team, reflects on the loss of his teammate and best friend, Dawson Solly, who passed away this past February due to complications arising from type 1 diabetes.  "I owe my success," Wyatt said, "to what he taught me." The Helena IR filed the story.

 A Friend Remembered: Carroll thrower reflects on loss of teammate

Class Notes

Tied the Knot
Sarah Grover '15 and Colin Gunstream '15 - read announcement.

Weekly Snapshot

It’s week four of our spring photo contest and our winner is once again junior Kelsey Bogumill, who definitely lends an artistic eye to her photographic choices. Kelsey entered this photo "Shine On and Shine Through" in the Campus Beauty category. Congratulations Kelsey! 

Upcoming Events

"A Year with Frog and Toad” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Apr. 21-23 and 28-May 1, Performing Arts Center, Old North, Carroll College

Carroll College Theatre is producing a charming musical for the whole family for their 20th annual children's play, A Year With Frog and Toad, by Willie and Robert Reale, directed by Kimberly Shire. Running April 22-23 and April 29-May 1, shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Carroll College Theatre, across from Corette Library. Tickets are available at the door or online at the Carroll Theatre Season webpage. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under, and $2 with a current Carroll College ID. School matinees are by reservation Apr. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Helena Earth Day Expo, Apr. 23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Carroll College

Join us for community workshops, an informational, interactive expo of over 40 local organizations, food trucks and Helena bands, with special guest Rocket to Uranus. Workshops include: Renewable Energy 101; Grow Your Own Mushrooms; Leave No Trace with Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation; Energy Projects & Financing Incentives; Tips and Tricks for Helena Gardening; and Soil Blocks. The Expo is sponsored by Carroll College, AERO, DEQ, and DNRC. The Earth Day Expo is family friendly and includes an ExplorationWorks booth. See Helena Earth Day Expo on Facebook for details on location and times of workshops and lectures.

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

Carroll College Jazz Band Concert "Spotlight on Miles," Apr. 28, 4 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

As a preview to their May 3 Spring Concert "Spotlight on Miles," the Carroll College Jazz Band will give a concert in the Campus Center. Carroll students and guests led by Dr. Lynn Petersen will perform a variety of popular and jazz standards, including tunes by Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Israel and John Coltrane. The event is free and the Helena community is welcome to attend. Call (406) 447-4303 for more information.

Anthrozoology Canine Graduation, Apr. 28, 6 p.m., Carroll Performing Arts Center, Old North, Carroll College

Join the Anthrozoology program as they honor Carroll’s top dogs with a graduation celebration. Carroll student handlers have been working and living with the dogs during the school year and serve as foster caregivers for the shelter dogs while they train them in one of several disciplines such as service, narcotics detection, or search and rescue. This year’s graduating class is the largest yet with 31 dogs graduating – 25 program dogs and 6 specialized dogs. Students will present short videos and share stories of working with their dog partners this year. Light refreshments will follow and this event is free and open to the public.
Annual Constitutional Studies Lecture – The Public Trust in Montana’s  Elections: Individualism Meets Community, Apr. 28, 7 p.m., Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre 101/202, Carroll College

Jonathan Motl, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, will be speaking as part of the annual Constitutional Studies Lecture Series. His lecture will examine the ways in which election practices can reinforce or undermine public trust in representative government, and what Montana has done to superintend those practices. This event is free and open to the public.
Astronomy Day, Apr. 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Carroll College
The Carroll College Neuman Astronomical Society and the Helena Astronomical Society are hosting their annual Astronomy Day at Carroll College.  Activities will take place on the Carroll campus in Simperman Hall as well as the observatory lawn.  All the activities are free and the public is encouraged to attend. 
 Schedule of Events: Sat. – Apr. 30
 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Meteorite sample display; solar system walk; solar viewing (weather permitting); Carroll astronomy student posters (with students on hand to explain the posters); Observatory tours all day 
12:00 p.m.: Meteor impact activity (weather permitting) – observatory lawn (hands on activity) 
1:00 p.m.: Build a Comet presentation by David Rotness – Simperman Hall (children encouraged to participate). For more information, contact David Rotness at 594-4575. This event is free and open to the public.
Farewell Party for the Old North Performing Arts Center, May 1, 5 p.m., Old North Performing Arts Center in St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

The Carroll Theatre Department will be holding a farewell party for the Old North Performing Arts Center. For 22 years that space has served as Carroll’s theatrical home. The farewell event will be held following the final performance of A Year With Frog and Toad-TYA edition at 3 p.m. on May 1. The send-off will include: presentations of plans for the new theatre and music spaces; an announcement of next year's season of shows; refreshments, including a toast to the theatre; a photo booth; and finally, an opportunity to reminisce with alumni and current students. Please come if you have fond memories of the theatre, or if you are just curious about the plans for the future. The event is free and the public is welcome.
Night of the Talking Saints, May 1, 7 p.m., Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College
Carroll’s award winning speech and debate team, the Talking Saints, invite the Carroll and Helena community to this annual showcase of student performances. Performers include: Hanna Hillier, Amber Griffin, Haley Meredith, Tori Hill, Anna Hoerner, Austin Graef, and Becca Poliquin. This event is free and open to the public, however, some content may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
 Carroll College Jazz Band Spring Concert "Spotlight on Miles," May 3, 7:30 p.m., Old North Performing Arts Center in St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This concert will be the final event ever to be held in the Old North Performing Arts Center before construction of the new chapel begins. Carroll students and guests led by Dr. Lynn Petersen will perform a variety of popular and jazz standards including two tunes by Miles Davis, Four and Seven Steps to Heaven, plus tunes recorded by the Miles Davis nonet on the album Birth of the Cool, the original nonet version of Moon Dreams and a mambo rendition of Gerry Mulligan's Venus de Milo. The band will also perform Chuck Israel's arrangement of Who Can I Turn To, Havona by Jaco Pastorius, Lazy Bird by John Coltrane, and a Dixieland version of Lazy River.  Two vocalists join the band for the standards I've Got You Under My Skin, My Funny Valentine, Something's Gotta Give, and Summer Wind.   The event is free and the Helena community is welcome to attend. Call (406) 447-4303 for more information.

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, call 447-4302. 

Holocaust Remembrance Day - Holocaust survivor - Henry Friedman, May 6, 7 p.m. Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust survivor and author of I’m No Hero, Henry Friedman from the Holocaust Center for Humanity will share his experiences with the Helena community. Mr. Friedman grew up in Brody, Poland (now part of Ukraine). He, his parents, and brother survived the Holocaust in hiding until the Russian army liberated the area. Following his talk, there will be a panel discussion by Carroll professors Dr. Elvira Roncalli, Dr. Chris Fuller, and Dr. Barry Ferst, followed by questions. Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6, there will be a Holocaust History Exhibit in the Upper Campus Center. This event is sponsored by the Humanities Montana, Carroll College History Department, Carroll Student Activities, and the Hunthausen Center. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact: Dr. Dean Pavlakis, Assistant Professor, History, dpavlakis@carroll.edu, 406-447-4395.

Carroll College Baccalaureate Mass & Commencement, May 14 
Carroll College graduates from the classes of 1946, 1956 and 1966 will also be honored. A schedule of commencement activities can be found on the Carroll Commencement webpage. Commencement seating is open to family and friends of the graduates. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to select suitable seats. Doors to the PE Center open at 1:00 p.m.
For Teachers Only - “Great Books and the U.S. Constitution” – Teaching Certificate Renewal Units, June 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Corette Library, Carroll College
This event, taught by Carroll faculty, provides 7 OPI-approved units and is free to teachers thanks to support from Carroll College and the Apgar Foundation. The event includes sessions on: The Declaration of Independence; The Constitution; Lincoln’s Task in the Second Inaugural Address; Religious Toleration and Enlightenment; and Teaching Great Books and Founding Documents. Register by June 7, 2016. For information and registration, contact Dr. William Parsons, Carroll College, wparsons@carroll.edu, 406-447-5403. 
In addition, a summer course titled “The U.S. Constitution”  (PO 330) is being offered May 23-June 10 as part of Carroll College’s summer course offerings. Please contact the Registrar’s office for details, (406) 447-5435 or email registrar@carroll.edu.