January 23, 2015 QuickNotes: Familiar Faces, New Spaces

Friday, January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015

New Artaza Director On Board

Carroll adjunct professor Cheri Long has been hired as the new director of the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education. Long has extensive experience in international program development, education administration and as an educator. She will develop and oversee the activities of the Artaza Center which was made possible through a generous $1.5 million gift from Gustavo J. Artaza, president and CEO of International Studies Abroad. 

“We are very excited to have Cheri on board as our new director of the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education,” said President Evans. “The center will expand Carroll’s international education initiatives and provide new avenues for our students and faculty to explore the world. With Cheri at the helm, we are well positioned to make Carroll an even more exciting choice for global learning opportunities.”

Cheri Long is no stranger to Carroll College. She has served as a Carroll College Alpha instructor, the Prestigious Awards and Fellowship advisor, the Engineers Without Borders faculty advisor for the newest EWB program in St. Lucia, and the program designer of the Best of the West Academy to be held this summer at Carroll. Read more about Cheri’s accomplishments in the full press announcement here.

We are excited for this next chapter in Carroll’s expanding global initiatives!

Fregulia's New Role

Dr. Jeanette Fregulia, associate professor and chair of the History Department, will have an expanded role in conjunction with the Artaza Center as well. In addition to teaching, Dr. Fregulia will work directly with faculty, departments, and committees in all of Carroll’s efforts to internationalize the curriculum and academic programs in support of the college’s Vision 2018 strategic plan global initiative. 

In this role she will work with all those interested in international education and collaboration. Initial plans include possible new majors, a global studies seminar, additional languages, and expanded pre-departure/post-return seminars for students.  

Dr. Fregulia’s office is in St. Charles 104, along with Artaza Center Director Cheri Long and Assistant Director for Study Abroad Shannon Ackeret. This team also includes Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Cathy Day, French Professor Natalie Caulliez, and International Student Recruitment and Retention Director Michelle Lewis. 

Scouting for our Scouts

For the third year in a row, Carroll College will be hosting the annual Merit Badge University for nearly 300 boy scouts from across the state on March 28, 2015. 

Organizers are looking for students, faculty, and staff who would be willing to teach a class on any of the subjects listed here

You do not have to be an expert, just knowledgeable with a passion for sharing this information with our younger Scout students. On the Merit Badge University web page you can click on any subject to get a lesson plan. The idea is to help spark an interest in the subject. 

If you are interested in teaching please send an email to pharris@carroll.edu.

For more information on the event, visit Merit Badge U.  

Photo courtesy of Thom Bridge, Helena IR

Student News

Accounting Acumen

Carroll College senior, Lauren Larsen, was selected from college and university accounting students throughout Montana to serve as the Montana Society of CPAs (MSCPA) Student Representative on the MSCPA’s Board of Directors. 

Lauren will be graduating in May with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Lauren plans to pursue a master’s degree after graduation and her goal is to eventually work as a forensic accountant.

Lauren attended her first MSCPA Board meeting on January 15-16 in Helena and will be representing her generation at the 102nd Annual Meeting of MSCPAs in Kalispell on June 18-19.

Seeking Nominations

Do you know a student who is a stellar citizen and has made considerable contributions in terms of service?  If so, please consider nominating them for the Hunthausen Outstanding Citizenship Award.

We’re seeking to acknowledge students who exhibit a commitment to community. Many Carroll College students donate volunteer time for a multitude of projects, social service and social justice causes, and we want to hear about them!

This prestigious award for Community Service to deserving students who make outstanding contributions to the college or a community (Helena or other) has been a Carroll tradition since 1986. The award was named for Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen because of his own commitment to peace and justice in his personal life and in his work with the Catholic Church.

All students are eligible.  Nominations forms are available online or hard copies are available at the Career Services office. 

Deadline to submit nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, Mar. 6, 2015.

Recipients will be acknowledged at the Honors Convocation in April.

SURF Reminder

This is a quick reminder that the commitment to participate in the Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is due January 30, 2015. 

This is an annual celebration of individual and team research projects by students during their academic careers at Carroll College. This year’s event will be held April 28, 2015 and students are encouraged to begin planning their participation.

For more details on SURF, visit the Student Undergraduate Research Festival page on the Carroll website.

Saints in the News

Carroll freshman, Chris Emter, was profiled in the Livingston Enterprise discussing his successful inaugural season on the Fighting Saints football team as well as his upcoming season on the Track & Field team competing in shot put.  Emter shines at Carroll

Photo courtesy of Melanie Emter

Alumni News

Alumni in the News

Christina Marchion – class of 2005 – was featured in the Lewistown News-Argus discussing her profession as a family practice physician in Lewistown -

Dr. Marchion enjoying family practice in Lewistown


Lloyd Henry Running – class of 1960 – read more about his life here

Faculty/Staff  News

Accounting for Excellence

Associate Professor of Accounting Mel McFetridge was named the 2015 Jack Kempner Outstanding Educator by the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). 

The honor was bestowed upon Professor McFetridge to acknowledge his outstanding contributions to the Montana accounting community. 

Photo at right: Professor McFetridge (center) is pictured with a group of accounting seniors.

Upcoming Events

Third Annual Native American Round Dance & Community Feed, Jan. 24, 5 p.m., Helena Indian Alliance, 501 Euclid Ave., Helena

Sponsored by the Carroll College Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice and the Helena Indian Alliance. It is a traditional social dance that takes place indoors and often lasts through the night. These dances are intended to garner support and positive energy for the organization. Filled with humor and good feelings, most songs that accompany a round dance feature soaring vocals and the steady rhythmic pulse of the hand drum. However, there are some honor songs at certain points through the evening (opening and before give-away) that are more serious in nature.

The event begins with a community feed at 5 p.m. This event is free and all are welcome.

Saints Annual Football Banquet, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

A fun opportunity to relive all of the great moments from this past season that saw Carroll go 10-2 and get ranked as high as #1 in the country on their way to a national quarterfinal appearance and picking up an unprecedented 14th Frontier Conference championship in 15 seasons. Highlight video and player recognition will make this an enjoyable night for any Saints football fan.

$35 per person, limited seating. RSVP and purchase tickets by Jan. 27 by calling 406-447-4480 or email CEichler@carroll.edu

Deities - the Sacred of the Hindu and Buddhist Exhibit, Jan. 26 - Mar. 6, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This exhibit features sacred artworks from Tibet and India. Included are a collection of Tibetan Thangkas plus sculptures of gods and goddesses from India. The Tibetan Children's Education Foundation and their project manager's private collection have generously loaned art for this show.

There will be a public lecture presented by Valerie Hellermann, program manager for the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation, along with a reception with light refreshments on Fri., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The gallery is 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. 

Why We Love Animals: Understanding the Therapeutic Value of Pets, Guest speaker Dr. Aubrey Fine, Ed.D., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Trinity Lounge, Carroll College 

Animal lovers, or even just those who are curious about the role animals play in our lives, should come to hear psychologist, professor, animal assisted therapy expert, author, and popular speaker Dr. Aubrey Fine. He will tug at heartstrings with stories of working with companion animals in his practice. His affinity and skill working with children and animals earned him the nickname by the L.A. Times of being the living Dr. Doolittle.

Dr. Fine is considered one of the grandfathers and founders of animal-assisted therapy. He authored the Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy, Our Faithful Companions and Afternoon with Puppy: Inspirations from a Therapist and His Animals, among other books and articles.

First Annual Lecture on Faith and Reason: "Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict," Guest lecturer Dr. Stephen Barr, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware, Mar. 5, 7 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

 Sponsored by the Carroll College Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, the Physics Program, the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Annette Moran Center and Student Activities

Professor Barr will argue that the supposed conflict between science and religion has really been a conflict between "scientific materialism" and religion. He contends that the science-versus-religion myth is based on an outdated view of scientific history and a skewed interpretation of what science has actually discovered. He will begin by telling the story of the relation between Christianity and science, including some dramatic facts that are relatively little known. He will then discuss five great discoveries of the twentieth century, primarily in physics, and argue that they are more consonant with the traditional Jewish and Christian view of the cosmos and of human beings than with materialist philosophy.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni Lunch with President Evans: March 16, Campus Center, Carroll College

Purple and Gold Jubilee Reunion: May 15-16

Make plans to join your classmates - classes of 1945, 1955 and 1965 - and be part of Carroll's 2015 commencement weekend festivities in May.

Alumni & Friends Marian Shrines of France Tour: May 21-June 2

Join President Evans and his wife Lisa on a tour of the Marian Shrines of France.

Highlights include: Paris, a dinner cruise on the Seine River, Notre Dame, Versaille, Giverny – the house and gardens of Monet, the home of St. Terese of Lisieux, the beaches of Normandy, St. Michael Abbey, Contreau Distillery, an overnight in a chateau, Lourdes and much more.

View the complete itinerary here or contach Kathy Ramirez, 406-461-3214 or kramirez@carroll.edu.

Alumni & Friends Gathering at New Glarus Brewery, New Glarus, Wisconsin: June 27

Homecoming 2015: September 18-19

Mark your calendars and plan to return to campus this fall for Homecoming. All alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for all former ASCC officers and the classes of 2005, 1995, 1985, and 1975. Stay tuned for more details.

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