February 17, 2017 Carroll Insider: Campus Connections

Friday, February 17, 2017
It's Open!
The Hunthausen Activity Center opened its doors to students last week! Every day since has been a bustle of activity from spinning and yoga classes, to weight lifting, pick-up basketball games, and racquetball, to name just a few of the activities available in the new, state-of-the-art facility.
Named in honor of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, the new facility aims "to provide the Carroll community with diverse programming to engage the mind, body, and spirit and bring joy and balance to our lives."
Learn more about the HAC.
Visit from the Governor
Living and studying in a state capital gives students a front-row seat to local government and political process. Last week, Governor Steve Bullock paid a visit to Professor Jeremy Johnson's Montana State Politics class to discuss compromise, Montana politics, and accountability. 
Seeking Nominations
The Carroll College Athletic Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame induction class. Former Carroll student-athletes are eligible for the Hall of Fame if they have competed in a minimum of two years at Carroll, a minimum of 10 years has passed since their last season of competition, and the nominee must have had a distinguished career as evidenced by individual honors or records.
Nominations for this year's class will be accepted until March 1.  Nominations can be made online at CarrollAthletics.com/nominate or at the Carroll Athletics office.
The class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on the weekend of Homecoming – Oct. 7, 2017.
Campus Visits
Know a prospective student who would love Carroll? Invite them to join us on the Carroll College campus for Meet us on Mondays - March 13, March 20, or March 27 to learn more about our academic programs, student activities, and exceptional educational experiences in and out of the classroom. Check out the schedule here. For questions, contact Sally Beck, Campus Visit Coordinator, at sbeck@carroll.edu or call (406) 447-4394. This event is free, but please register online.
Student News
Students in Service
This winter break, seven Carroll students led by Dan Thies, associate director of Campus Ministry, ventured to Browning, Montana, on a Headlights trip in order to serve and give back but they ended up receiving just as much. 
Thies stated that what he’s most excited for in these Headlight trips is to see students, “experience Christ in the form of the other, especially in those that have been marginalized,” and how it effects their life and molds their vision for their future.
The goal of this trip was to work with the local Blackfeet community and more specifically with the De La Salle Blackfeet School. The participants all stated how moved they were by how overwhelmingly welcoming, loving, and hopeful the Blackfeet community were towards them and the work they were doing. They spoke about the meaningful connections developed during recess breaks and bonding at the cafeteria lunch tables.
Read more about the trip here.
Club Hockey Hits the Ice
It took four years of paperwork, planning and persuasion for the Carroll Hockey Club, founded in 2014, to start their first official hockey season and student hockey fans are raring to go.
“I think its a great opportunity to try something new, just like other clubs on campus, our goal is to bring people together and provide more options for current students. I also think that the hockey club provides a unique opportunity to almost 'recruit' new students. There are not many options to continue playing hockey so being able to offer that here at Carroll is huge. But for the near future, we hope to at least play MSU and beat Tech.” said club president and hockey fanatic Cole Funseth.
Read more about the club here.
The Prospector Online
The February edition of The Prospector, Carroll's student newspaper, is now available to read online. Check out the many, many things happening across campus and the variety of trips, activities and events our students have been involved with over the past few months.
Faculty & Staff News
Anthrozoology professor Dr. Erica Feuerbacher has received an additional $40,000 from Maddie’s Fund to continue her research examining the effectiveness of canine temporary fostering programs. Through research conducted this past summer, Feuerbacher found that sleepover programs, which entailed dogs being fostered by a person for an evening, significantly reduced stress levels in shelter dogs.
Subsequently, Dr. Feuerbacher and Arizona State University researchers are expanding their research to four new locations including the Humane Society of Western Montana in Missoula, the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, the SPCA of Texas in Dallas and potentially a shelter in Georgia.
“We are very excited to have received a second grant from Maddie's Fund. Research like this is becoming increasingly important as shelters are implementing new programs to help meet their dogs’ needs and increase shelter dog welfare. There are a lot of great shelter programs out there but not many have been scientifically evaluated. Shelters have limited resources so research like this can help them identify which of those programs are going to be effective for decreasing stress in their shelter,” said Feuerbacher. Read more.
Alumni News
Have you checked out Carroll’s new networking tool? Carroll Connect is our new alumni directory and online networking platform. All alumni (60 credit hours or more) are invited to join.
CarrollConnect offers a way for alumni to connect with one another, share photos, get involved helping current students and young alums, post/search for jobs or internships, read about fellow alumni accomplishments and get Carroll news. Join today at carrollconnect.com and get connected!
Make plans to join Carroll alumni and friends on a trip to Spain & Portugal this coming October.  Details are available online but highlights of the trip include: Lisbon - Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, St. Anthony of Padua Basilica, St. George Castle; Sintra - Monserrate Palace, Castle of the Moors, Quinta da Regaleira; Fatima - Ajustrel, Cova de Iria Shrine; Faro - a day of leisure seaside; Seville - Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace, Cathedral of Seville, Flamenco Museum & Show; Madrid - Prado Museum; Avila - Monastery of the Incarnation, Avila Cathedral; Segovia - Aqueduct, Alcazar; Toledo - old town walking tour & free time downtown, Santa Iglesia Cathedral Primada; and an optional tour extension to Barcelona - Cathedral of the Holy Family Sagrada Familia, Monserrat.
Visit www.carroll.edu/alumni for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185, kramirez@carroll.edu.
Class Notes
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Spokesman Review ran a story on Tony Schuh ’91 and his wife Lerria on how their love began with a courtship at Carroll College and has carried them through building a life together and dealing with unexpected health challenges. Read it here: A traumatic brain injury was not as strong as their love
Jeffrey Nathaniel Baldwin ‘12 – read announcement here
Jessica Mosby '08, Retail area manager, Opportunity Bank of Montana, Helena – read announcement here
Albert D. Miller, Facilities employee 1983-2005  read more about his life here.
Employment at Carroll
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? You should, we are pretty nice folks at a pretty great place. Check out our current openings.
Upcoming Events

“Much Ado About Nothing” presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Feb. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., Carroll College FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College
With themes and design borrowed from the 1930s in Italy, Shakespeare’s crowd pleasing “Much Ado About Nothing” tells the story of cousins who handle the pressure to marry in different ways. Hero is drawn into the romance and tradition of arranged marriage, while Beatrice is convinced that no man will ever be perfect enough to entice her to choose to marry. Traps are thrown and lies are told while fools foil plots, villains fight for privilege, and justice strives to win in this classic comedy. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17  & 18.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $2 for Carroll students and employees (id required). For more information, visit the Carroll Theatre Season webpage.

A Look to U.S.-Cuban Relations, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Holter Museum of Art, Helena
Sponsored by Carroll College Latin American Studies, the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education, and Carroll College’s Re-creating Civil Discourse Speaker Series, join us for First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. Miguel Fraga's talk, "A Look to U.S.-Cuban Relations: Past, Present, and Desired Future." There will be a cash bar and reception before and after his presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

Solero Flamenco Performance, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m., Carroll College Campus Center
Houston's premier flamenco performance company, Solero Flamenco, presents the tradition and essence of the art of flamenco. With trademark passion and energy, founders and artistic directors, Irma La Paloma and Jeremías García deliver an extensive repertoire of cante and guitarra. Their vocal and musical accompaniment provides the framework for the artistry of dancer Solangel "Lali" Calix and percussionist Chris Howard on cajón and palmas. The event is free and open to the public.

Hunthausen Activity Center Alumni Open House, Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m., Hunthausen Activity Center, Carroll College
Join fellow Carroll alumni to explore Carroll’s new activity center. The recently completed building features a gym, workout equipment and spaces, new home for our outdoor recreation club, and a climbing tower. When you arrive at the Hunhausen Activity Center, enter by the main doors from the PE Center parking lot. Questions? Contact Renee Wall at rwall@carroll.edu.

Nobody is Illegal and Other Strange Ideas about Immigration – A Talk and Discussion, Mar. 1, 7 p.m., Trinity Hall Lounge, Carroll College
As part of the Re-creating Civil Discourse initiative on campus, which intends to promote mutual respect and learning at a time of political discord, join faculty and students in conversation about immigration. This event is free and open to the public.

Carroll College Spring Break, Mar. 6-10
Carroll College will be on spring break Mar. 6-10. Classes will resume on Mon., Mar. 13. Administrative offices will be open Mon.-Thurs. but closed on Fri., Mar. 10. 

Astronomy Lecture: Tabby's Star with Dr. Kelly Cline, Mar. 16, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered a strange and bizarre pattern in the light coming from a star in the constellation Cygnus the swan. Kepler was looking for planets orbiting around this star, but found something astronomers have never seen before. A strangely shaped object periodically passes in front of this star, blocking some of its light, but this object is not any kind of normal planet.  Astronomers are scrambling to determine what this object is.  Could it be an unusual swarm of comets? Could it be a planet being born?  Some have even speculated that this might be a giant structure created by an alien civilization! Join Dr. Cline for an introduction to this amazing new mystery! This event is free and open to the public.

EWB Shamrock Soiree, Mar. 24, 6 – 11 p.m., Great Northern Hotel, Helena
Join us for the Shamrock Soiree for a night of fun, dancing and benefit to celebrate the Carroll College Chapter of Engineers Without Borders hosted by CC-EWB and the Helena Rotary. Proceeds will be used to support the Engineers Without Borders-USA Carroll College Student Chapter and their service projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Uganda, and St. Lucia. Carroll EWB has approximately 40 student members from a wide variety of majors. Tickets, sponsorships and tables can be purchased online. All are welcome. Thank you to our Gold-level sponsors: Morrison Mairele & Systems Technology Consultants.

Mark your calendars - Upcoming Alumni Events:

Phoenix Area Alumni & Friends, March 19, 2 – 4 p.m., Glendale Public Library 
5959 W. Brown Street Glendale, AZ 85302

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to alumni@carroll.edu.
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.