February 5, 2016 QuickNotes: IMPACTful Giving

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

IMPACTful Giving

As we kick off the 2016 IMPACT Annual Fund Business Campaign this Monday, February 8, we want to express how thankful we are to Helena and our business colleagues in the Queen City for their generous support of our students over the years. 

The goal of the IMPACT Business Campaign is to raise money to help Carroll students pursue their dreams of a college education. A team of business leaders in Helena will be contacting Helena businesses requesting support for student scholarships through the IMPACT Annual Fund.  

Lisa Kuntz, advertising sales consultant for the Helena IR, chairs this year’s IMPACT Business Campaign. “I give back to Carroll because Carroll gives back to our community in so many ways,” said Kuntz. “From the student volunteers prevalent in many nonprofit organizations to the graduates who become productive members of our business community, we all benefit.”

In advance, we thank you for the gifts which create a better future by investing in a Carroll education.

Saints on the Line

In addition to the Business Campaign, this spring, through the IMPACT annual fund phonathon, grateful Carroll students will be reaching out to parents, friends and alumni of Carroll College.  

Our 2016 IMPACT callers are current students of Carroll who truly understand and appreciate the impact of donor contributions for student scholarships. Our students are excited to talk with you and we hope you will answer their call and consider donating to support Carroll students’ education.  

Jessica Perry, a senior majoring in history, is one of the spring IMPACT student supervisors. “My education would not be possible without your generous support. Carroll has changed my life, and I cannot thank you enough for your contribution towards bettering my future! Thank you so much, I appreciate all you do.”

Thank you for all of the continued support you have given to Carroll students, it never goes unnoticed.

Adorable & Adoptable

Carroll College’s Anthrozoology program has a record number of dogs available for adoption. Begin the process now and the dogs will be available upon graduation in May.

Student handlers have been working and living with each available dog during the school year and serve as foster caregivers for shelter dogs while they train them in one of several disciplines such as service, narcotics detection, or search and rescue. Each dog was chosen from and belongs to a regional shelter.

The dogs are selected based on their personalities and capacities to learn their particular discipline and their handlers’ interests. Some dogs are high-drive and energetic, others are calmer and a bit less active.Though they have been trained in a particular area, they can be adopted as pet/family dogs.

To learn more about the available dogs, check out the Adoptable Dogs webpage on the Carroll website.

Student News

Phenoms in Forensics

The Talking Saints have done it once again. This marks the 26th consecutive year the team has won or shared the Northwest Conference championship. 

The Saints received the Gold Medal Program award, the Northwest region’s highest honor, at the close of the Pacific University tournament in Forest Grove, Oregon, held January 29-31. Carroll was also honored as the region’s best overall debate program, and received a presidential award as the region’s best World Debate program.

Fifteen Carroll students brought home more than 30 awards. 

Freshman Haley Meredith of Jerome, Idaho, led the way with five awards by finishing second in junior world debate, third in novice impromptu and third in novice prose. Senior Hanna Hillier, from Jerome, Idaho, won three awards in interpretation placing in the top three in prose, dramatic interpretation and program oral interpretation. 

Carroll’s debate teams continued their yearlong success by advancing five teams to the championship rounds. Carroll took the top three places in junior world debate, and reached finals of open world debate. Seniors Mark Schmutzler of Helena and Ryden Meyer of Portland, Oregon, were named the first and second best speakers in open Worlds.

Freshmen Alex Thielman of Spokane, Washington, and Frank Stumbo of Shelley, Idaho, won their third tournament of the year by winning junior world debate. Meredith and her partner freshman Nick Taffs of Helena finished second. Also in finals were freshman Katie McNichol of Vancouver, Washington, and sophomore Luke Kendall of Stevensville, Montana.

Sophomore Jake MacDuff of Seattle won three awards including reaching semi-finals of debate with his senior partner Nick Fuller of Seattle. MacDuff won junior extemp and was third in junior impromptu.

Carroll’s team awards for yearlong success in the conference were especially sweet, said Northup, because this is team composed of serious students.

“This may be one of our most academic teams ever,” said Brent Northup, now in his 27th year as coach. “Last semester we had 22 of our 24 team members above 3.0, 17 above 3.3, 10 above 3.6 and six above 3.8. That includes pre-med majors, education majors, chemistry majors and the usual flock of future lawyers. They are balancing busy lives, but they keep all their commitments to the team and to their professors."

The Talking Saints will close out their year at two national tournaments, one in Florida and the other in Atlanta, Georgia. Both are in early April. Ten students will compete at those events.

The team will host three special events this semester as well. The team and the political science department are co-sponsoring a constitutional oratory contest that will conclude with a campus championship on Sunday, March 20. The Irish national champions will engage the Talking Saints in a debate on immigration on Wednesday, March 30 at Carroll.

Read the full release here

 Saints in the News

Jay Bouchard graduated in May 2015 with a major in English writing and a minor in political science. He is currently a graduate student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. As part of his graduate work, he was on the front lines in Iowa, covering the first-in-the-country caucus.  

You can read his coverage here:

Christianity on Stage in Iowa: Jerry Falwell Jr. Joins Trump for Weekend Rallies

Faculty/Staff News

 Educator of the Year

Accounting professor Dr. Belle Marie recently learned that she has been selected as the 2016 Jack Kempner Outstanding Educator by the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). 

This award honors an educator who is distinguished for excellence in classroom teaching, motivating students and educational innovation and contributions to the accounting profession, as demonstrated by active involvement in professional activities such as participation in professional accounting organizations.

Dr. Marie will be presented with the award at the MSCPA’s 103rd Annual Conference in June. Associate professor of accounting professor Melvin McFetridge was the 2015 Jack Kempner Outstanding Educator Award recipient.

Congratulations Dr. Marie for an honor well deserved! 

Dr. Marie is pictured below with a group of her accounting seniors. 

Recently Published

For the past year, Dr. Willis Weight, a hydrogeologist by trade and professor in the engineering department, has been working on a whitepaper with two other co-authors that explains the issues associated with hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as “fracking”) and how it may affect Montana. 

The recently released whitepaper, “Fracking in Montana: Asking Questions, Finding Answers,” examines impacts of fracking on water quantity in Montana. Additionally, the paper outlines concerns of farmers, ranchers and landowners regarding possible fracking operations on or near their property. The paper also covers a variety of environmental issues, including water and air quality impacts

The paper was commissioned in 2014 by the Cooperative Education Corporation (CEC), a charitable affiliate of Montana Farmers Union. Authors of the report include: Bozeman lawyer Hertha Lund, who has represented landowners in a variety of resource disputes; Willis Weight, Ph.D., P.E., hydrogeologist and professor at Carroll College and Helena lawyer Dennis Lopach, who works with public policy issues including utility regulation. 

Alumni News


Dorothy E. Patterson '50 – read more about her life here.

Upcoming Events

Spring Fever Week, Feb. 16-18, Carroll College

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Program & the Carroll Gay-Straight Alliance, events of the week feature topics related to sexual well-being and healthy relationships.

Feb. 16: Documentary film “The Hunting Ground” about sexual violence on college campuses, Q & A will follow, 6:30–9 p.m., Lower Campus Center Feb. 17: Video lecture & faculty/student panel highlighting changes in college dating norms, 7–9 p.m., Simperman Hall 101 Feb. 18: Panel discussion addressing LGBTQ perspectives, 6:30–8:30 p.m.,Simperman Hall 101

The events above are free of charge and open to the public.

Saints Athletic Association (SAA) Shindig, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College 

This is a casual fundraising event for Saints athletics and is open to the public. Come mingle with the coaches in this fun and informal setting. Gret food, 50/50 drawing, Blackout Bingo and silent auction items will also be available. The theme is "Saints Tailgate" so attend wearing your favorite Carroll College Saints gear!

Social hour with no-host bar begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and the reverse raffle starting at 7 p.m. $20 for dinner, $100 for a raffle ball. RSVP at 447-4480. Lots of prizes, last ball standing wins $2,500 cash.

For more information or to purchase a ball, please call 447-4480 or email Associate Athletic Director Bennett MacIntyre, bmacintyre@carroll.edu

Carroll College Theatre Presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, Feb. 19-21 & 26-28, Old North Performing Arts Center, Carroll College

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays in the Carroll College Theatre. Tickets are available at the door and online at the Carroll Theatre Season webpage. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $2 with a Carroll ID. 

Quaker Artists: An Exhibition of the Quiet Faith, Through Mar. 3, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

Gathering the works of Quaker artists from the Rockies and Pacific Northwest, the exhibition provides a glimpse of the creativity that often grows from quiet contemplation. Inspired by the images of the Earth, its people, and of life, these works often convey a sense of the peace and the inner life of the artists who have created them.  Quakers are a people whose faith often informs their creations, and in these works, we hope the viewer will be able to discern a sense of the peace and harmony, which are hallmarks of the Quiet Faith.  The exhibition includes fabric art, drawings, sculpture, oil paintings, ceramics, and photography.

The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302. 

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