April 29, 2016 Carroll Insider: The Homestretch

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Two Carroll College students, one holding a ribbon award.

Entrepreneurship Alive & Well

Students in Carroll’s flagship Entrepreneurship class recently presented nine final products along with conceptual ideas that have been formulated over the course of the semester. Find out what's percolating in these entrepreneurial minds.  Read more.

Entrepreneurship Class Presentation in the STAC, Carroll CollegeThe fifth annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival held this past week was an impressive display of the research being undertaken by Carroll students. There were over 70 student presentations and posters showcased during the festival featuring a very wide range of research subject matter including the effects of indoor tanning, attachment emotions in canines, effects of ADHD treatment on school performance, and an analysis of the moral responsibility of street gang members, to name just a few. View the program and full list of SURF participants


Performance CenterJoin us Sunday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m., as we bid farewell to our Performing Arts Center and in turn, celebrate the news of the Carroll Theatre Department's new professionally designed, state-of the art theater space on campus. The Helena IR shares what’s in store.
 Carroll Theatre to get a home of its own after 22 years in Old North


Group of Carroll Students

Give Local Helena
Next Tuesday, May 3, Carroll has a unique opportunity for donors to support student scholarships through the Carroll College IMPACT Annual Fund.  Carroll College IMPACT is participating for the first time in “Give Local Helena”, a 24-hour online giving event.  Read more.

The Prospector Paper

Senior Send-Off
The Prospector, Carroll’s student newspaper, produced its final issue of the academic year this past week. The issue is largely a tribute to the senior class profiling individuals, waxing nostalgic, providing advice and celebrating achievements. Read it here.

Saints in the News


Carroll basketball alum Sinan Guler ’06 holding trophy

We just can’t seem to get enough of Carroll basketball alum Sinan Guler ’06.  This time we congratulate him on leading his team, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul, to the Euro Cup Basketball championship. The Helena IR covered the story:
SAINTSLINK: Former Carroll star Guler claims EuroCup championship

Class Notes

Career Moves

Tim McHugh '96 - Board member, St. James Healthcare Foundation, Butte, MT - read announcement.
Kelsea Kimerly '12 - Consultant, Pine Cove Consulting, Bozeman, MT - read announcement.

Reunion Tour

Carroll roommates and freshman hallmates from the classes of '96-'98

Carroll roommates and freshman hallmates from the classes of '96-'98 gathered recently for a reunion dinner in Boise, Idaho.
Back row: Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs ‘96, Marcie (Ellis) Kowalczyk ‘98, Jen (Girvan) Nelson ‘96
Front row: Christie (Burke) Running ‘97, Janet (O'Leary) Johnson ‘98


Weekly Snapshot


Photograph of St. Albert's through blossoming trees


It’s the final week of our spring photo contest and our winner is sophomore Allie Roberts from Helena, who captured spring in full bloom last week in her photo "Blossoming Over St. Alberts." Congratulations Allie!

Stay tuned for the winner of our Peoples’ Choice Award – chosen by popular vote from all the winning submissions this spring.


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Upcoming Events

"A Year with Frog and Toad” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Apr. 29-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. Final shows are April 29-May 1. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday 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. 

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 Choirs Spring Concert, May 8, 4-6 p.m., Saint Mary Catholic Community, 1700 Missoula Ave., Helena 

The concert will feature music from the Czech Republic. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Psurny at 447-4807. Everyone is welcome and admission is free but an offering will be taken to support music at St. Mary.  

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.