January 30, 2015 QuickNotes: Hockey on the Hilltop

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

Carroll Takes to the Ice

Carroll students will have a new club sport on campus beginning in the fall of 2015. Saints Hockey plans to take to the ice with a co-ed ice hockey program open to all students.

Saints Hockey will compete in the Mountain West Collegiate Hockey League (MWCHL), a conference within Division 2 of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The current schools within the conference are Boise State University, Brigham Young University, University of Denver, Montana State University, Montana Tech, Utah State University, and Weber State University.

Carroll freshman, Cole Funseth, has been instrumental in getting the program off the ground. He currently serves as the Saints Hockey Club President. “The support and interest we have received for this new club has been phenomenal. I’m excited to be adding hockey to Carroll's extracurricular sports,” said Funseth.

Saints Hockey will begin practice and competition in the fall of 2015. They are currently in the process of hiring a head coach. Practices and home games will be played at the Helena Ice Arena.

For more information, visit www.carroll.edu/hockey

Welcoming our Kyrgyzstan Visitors

Kyrgyzstan is a key sensitive country in central Asia between Kazakhstan, Russia and China. The climate and the geography are similar to Montana's.

WorldMontana and the Artaza Center are hosting their first visitors of the year when they welcome Parliamentary staffers from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan the first week of February. 

As part of the visit, the Parliamentary staffers will be presenting a cultural program to the Carroll community on Thursday, February 5 at 4 p.m. in the Sage Room of the Corette Library. This event is free and Carroll students, faculty, staff and the greater Helena community are encouraged to attend. A reception with light refreshments will follow the event.

This group of six delegates work in the Kyrgyz Parliament and are here to learn about open government and accountability. During their time in Helena, the group will visit with legislative leaders, judges, local officials and community groups. Carroll political science professors Dr. Jeremy Johnson and Dr. Alex Street will provide an overview of Montana politics and how the Montana Legislature works. The group will also spend time with the state partnership program at the Montana Army National Guard at Fort Harrison.

New Artaza Director Cheri Long will meet with the group on February 2 along with Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Cathy Day.

For more information, please contact WorldMontana Executive Director Ellen Bush at 447-4444 or ellen@worldmontana.org.

Sacred Art

There is a new exhibit in the Carroll Art Gallery – Deities - the Sacred of the Hindu and Buddhist Exhibit – featuring 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 next Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will run through March 6 and the gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. To view an online slideshow of the exhibit, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage

Student News

Grateful Saints

The Class of 2015 will kick off their Senior Grateful Saints giving campaign next week. Ten senior students serve on the Senior Grateful Saints Student Board and they have recruited 60 of their peers to serve as leaders of this campaign. 

The Grateful Saints, a student philanthropy education program, was started at Carroll in 2011 to teach students while they are here on campus the importance of giving back and to help educate them about how great of an impact Carroll’s generous donors have on their college experience.  

The Senior Grateful Saints campaign is the first opportunity that Carroll students have to make a gift back to their college. Many students choose to support the IMPACT Annual Fund for student scholarships and others choose to support their academic department or another area on campus they are passionate about. Students are asked to give their class year, $20.15 and are recognized for their gift at commencement and with a star on their alumni walk brick. 

The 60 student leaders and 10 student board members will head out around campus over the month of February to visit with their peers, tell them about the campaign and spend some time being grateful for being a Saint. 

Alumni News

Lovely Lovelace

Carroll nursing graduate, Lara Lovelace ’13, recently won the St. Peter’s Hospital DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses after being nominated by two patients. The Daisy Award recognizes nurses whose clinical skill and compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that the patients, their families, and the staff consider as outstanding role models.

Lara is a nurse on the Surgical Floor of St. Petes. Here are excerpts from her nominations:

“Lara spent quite a bit of time with me while my family was not able to come to visit due to a snow storm.” 

“She washed my hair and combed it and helped me feel human. Laughter is the best medicine and she brought it every day!” 

Congratulations Lara – you make the Saints proud!

Career Moves

Susan Spethman Sullivan – class of 1984 – read the announcement here.


Alice Lorraine Horn Omang – class of 1977 – read more about her life here

Faculty/Staff  News


In order to maintain and improve the level of faculty scholarship, Carroll College allows faculty to apply for a one-class reduction in their teaching schedule for one semester. This course-release program is designed to help faculty members pursue scholarship such as research, writing, and/or creative work. 

The Faculty Development Committee recently selected the following members as recipients of a course release for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Stephanie Otto-Hitt, Biology – for work on preparing and submitting a research grant from the National Science Foundation. 

Caroline Pharr, Chemistry – to mentor 2-3 research students, develop new research avenues, and seek funding for research opportunities.

Erik Pratt, International Relations – to complete chapters 5-7 of a manuscript on the story of the American political contest over whether the United States should continue to adhere or to abrogate the ABM treaty.

Saints in the News

Associate Professor Annette Ryerson (in pink) runs alongside current Carroll sophomore, Leah Henningsen (in black) in the 2014 Snow Joke Half Marathon.

Photo courtesy of Catherine Walters, Runner's World Magazine

Runner’s World Magazine recently ran a story on 7 Cold Runs and Polar Plunges  in which they featured the Seeley Lake Snow Joke Half Marathon.  

Carroll was well represented in the photo accompanying the article with Annette Ryerson, associate professor of marketing and Leah Henningsen, a sophomore health science major, leading the way.

After a last minute decision to run the race, Ryerson drove up to Seeley Lake the morning of the race last year and found the Carroll Running Club there in force. Ryerson made it to the starting line just in the nick of time and ended up winning the women’s master class! 

This year’s Snow Joke is on February 28 – hope to see our hardy Carroll Saints well represented once again!

President Pastoor

Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees recently named Dr. Robert A. Pastoor as the college’s 18th president. 

Pastoor was the Vice President of Student Affairs at Carroll from 1995 through 2002.  Between his time at Carroll, Marietta College, the University of San Diego, and Mount St. Mary’s, Pastoor has over 20 years of vice presidential experience.

SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana and Pastoor’s presidency will begin on March 16, 2015.

Read the announcement here.

Upcoming Events

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

acred 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. 

Kyrgyzstan Cultural Presentation, Feb. 5, 4 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College 

As part of an international exchange through WorldMontana and the Artaza Center, a group of Parliamentary staffers from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan will present a cultural program on their country and its traditions. 

This event is free and Carroll students, faculty, staff and the greater Helena community are encouraged to attend. A reception with light refreshments will follow the event.

For more information, contact WorldMontana Executive Director Ellen Bush at 447-4444 or ellen@worldmontana.org.

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.

Shamrock Soiree, Annual Fundraising Event for Carroll's Engineers Without Borders, Mar. 27, 6:30-11:30 p.m., Great Northern Hotel Ballroom, 835 Great Northern Boulevard, Helena

Come join Carroll's EWB and celebrate St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Engineers, as they dance the night away in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The Soiree will feature hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, live music, dancing, and a cash bar.

Proceeds will be used to support the Engineers Without Borders-USA Carroll College Student Chapter and their service projects in Mexico, Guatemala and St. Lucia. Tickets are $25 each and $15 for Carroll students. Contact Morgan Spear at mspear@carroll.edu for more information.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni Lunch with President Evans: March 16, 12 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Dr. Evans will be providing a campus update. A lunch buffet will be served. $15 per person. RSVP by March 10 to Kathy Ramirez, kramirez@carroll.edu or 406-447-5185.

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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