July 1, 2016 Carroll Insider: Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 1, 2016


Saints in Seville

Study AbroadNine Carroll students plus their professor got a quick jump on their summer travels with a 28-day study abroad experience to the beautiful Spanish city of Seville, Spain.

The students, Nathan Boone, Cierra Powell, Baird Linke, Braxton Hudson, Alec Basterrechea, Katie Perrigot, Corbin Arbizanni, Monica Mendoza, Daniela Rosales, along with Dr. Ryan Hallows, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Literature, traveled to Spain between May 18 and June 15, 2016 for a custom program catered by ISA (International Studies Abroad). Read more.

Promise Partnership

Family PromiseCarroll College continued their partnership with Family Promise this summer by once again hosting and providing meals for families in the Family Promise program. Over the four weeks of service Carroll College provided to the Family Promise guests this year, 25 dinner meals were prepared, delivered and hosted by Carroll faculty and staff. Another 50 meals and daily snacks and nutritional needs were supplied to the Day Center for their guests. In addition, housing was provided in Trinity Hall with three Carroll students serving as on-site hosts. Read more.

Honors and Accolades

Academic All-Americans  Academic All-Americans

Academic All-Americans
Rising senior Leah Esposito was named the CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America of the Year and Lyle Pocha ‘16 was named to the Academic All-America first team for track & field/cross country. The CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America® College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. The teams consist of 10 members with the most outstanding student-athlete named the Academic All-America of the Year. Congratulations Leah & Lyle! Read more.

Saints in the News


Tobias, a 2016 canine anthrozoology graduate, has recently started his first job in the workforce, applying his scent detection skills to help prevent the spread of invasive species, specifically invasive mussels, in the Flathead/Glacier Park area. Tobias was trained throughout the academic year by anthrozoology student Ahnna Gordon ‘16 in scent detection and was subsequently hired by Working Dogs for Conservation.
Read more about Tobias:
Invasive mussels don’t stand a chance against canine noses - Hungry Horse News
Four-legged inspector joins staff at watercraft inspection station - Cut Bank Pioneer Press


Carroll Sports  New Turf

As the Butte school district prepares to install a new turf field and controversy swirls around the safety of crumb rubber, the Montana Standard reached out to former Carroll soccer goalkeeper Erin Volz ’13 to get her personal insight on the potential cancer-causing dangers of playing on turf fields.
Ex-Carroll goalkeeper beats cancer but worries about kids playing on crumb rubber
Crumb-rubber controversy continues as turf installed at Naranche Stadium in Butte


Featured Speaker

Purple Heart recipient Chuck Hayter ’02 of Billings is the featured speaker at the ceremony for the new Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial in Fort Peck. The Marine veteran completed three distinguished tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. It was after 9/11, as a senior football player at Carroll College that he accepted a commission and took his first deployment to Afghanistan in 2004. Read more.

Faculty and Staff News


Dr. Jeremy Johnson, associate professor of political science, recently wrote a commentary in Modern Healthcare, a leader in healthcare business news, research and data. In the commentary, Dr. Johnson discusses some of the positive attributes of the healthcare cooperative health insurance plans established by the Affordable Care Act. Commentary: Ailing insurance CO-OP insurers deserve some TLC


Alumni News

Black Holes PresentationPortland Gathering
Join Carroll alumni and friends at OMSI in Portland, Oregon, and watch the movie “The Other Side of infinity: Black Holes,” followed by a presentation by Dr. Kelly Cline, astrophysicist and Carroll associate professor of mathematics, physics and astronomy. The alumni gathering will take place July 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. For details and tickets, visit https://goo.gl/I0E80f.



Curt Barnekoff ’81, partner-in-charge, Wipfli LLP, Havre, Mont. - elected to Montana Grain Growers Association’s Board of Directors. Read announcement.


Donna Marie Boyle, '62 - read more about her life here.

Annette Isabel Hightower, '60 - read more about her life here.

Walter James Mings, class of 1956 - read more about his life here.

Richard Walsh Nagle, class of 1958 - read more about his life here.

John Ambrose Wall, class of 1950 - read more about his life here.

Gerald L. Winkler, class of 1974 - read more about his life here.

Upcoming Events

Mountain Moodle Moot, July 6-8, Carroll College
Carroll College is hosting its sixth annual Mountain Moodle Moot conference on campus. The conference includes a number of different tracks with a variety of conference sessions plus half-day trainings. Moodle experts will be featured presenters. For more on Moodle, go to www.mountainmoot.com or follow on Twitter @mtmoot.

Carroll College Gifted Institute, July 10-16, Carroll College
The Gifted Institute will challenge gifted fifth through ninth grade students' academic potentials and provide opportunities for social development. Workshops, classes, and activities with adults and peers will enhance students' self-awareness and cognitive development.
For more information, visit the Carroll College Gifted Institute webpage.

Symphony Under the Stars – BROADWAY!, July 16, 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Carroll College Lawn
Carroll College and the Helena Symphony continue their collaboration for the 13th annual Symphony Under the Stars concert event and fireworks show. Considered the largest summer event in Montana, the much-anticipated Symphony Under the Stars attracts well over 15,000 people from all over the state of Montana and beyond.
This year’s concert will be bringing BROADWAY! to the Big Sky, with award-winning and Tony-nominated Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll. Together with the Helena Symphony Orchestra, they will be performing favorite songs from classic and contemporary Broadway's greatest shows. One of Montana’s best fireworks shows, sponsored by the Helena Community Credit Union, will close out the concert
The concert, held on the Guad Hill and lawn on the campus of Carroll College, is free and open to the public for those spreading a blanket on the lawn. A limited number of reserved chairs in front of the stage are available to purchase online at www.helenasymphony.org. Tickets (limit of 8) may also be purchased by phone at 406-442-1860, or in person at the Symphony Box Office at 2 N. Last Chance Gulch.

The grounds will be closed to the general public until 5 p.m., Friday, July 15. Early blanket placement will be available from 3-5 p.m. on Friday for a $5 cash donation per blanket to the Boy Scouts of America who will be assisting with placement. Blankets placed before 3 p.m. on Friday, or without the sticker provided by the Boy Scouts, will be removed. Please use canned goods to weigh down blankets and they will be collected by Helena Food Share during the concert. No stakes, tarps, rocks, bricks, woods, etc.

3rd Annual Helena Joining Community Forces Provider Symposium, Aug. 12, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Carroll College

Carroll College, Army OneSource, VA Montana Healthcare Services and Montana Joining Community Forces (JCF) are partnering together to present their third annual service provider symposium designed with interactive presentations, breakout sessions, a resource fair and opportunities to network and share ideas with the state's civilian and military community members.

The free, one-day symposium is open to all service providers who support service members, their families and veterans. Registration is required.
For more information or to register for the symposium, visit https://mtjcf.eventbrite.com.

Mark your calendars – Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni Gathering at OMSI - “The Other Side of Infinity: Black Holes,” July 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Join alumni and friends as we watch the movie “The Other Side of infinity: Black Holes,” followed by a presentation by Dr. Kelly Cline, astrophysicist and Carroll associate professor of mathematics, physics and astronomy. If you ever wanted to know what a black hole really is, how they are formed or what happens when you fall into one, join us for this exciting event! Tickets are $20 for adults (ages 12+); $10 for youth (ages 3-11); and $65 for families (up to 2 adults + 4 children). For questions, call 406-447-5169 or email Renee Wall at rwall@carroll.edu.
For details and tickets, visit https://goo.gl/I0E80f.

Alumni Award Nominations
The Office of Alumni Relations is currently seeking nominations for the following alumni awards:

  • Alumni Hall of Fame Award
  • Young Alumni Award
  • Alumni Luminary Award

For details about these awards and how to submit nominations visit www.carroll.edu/alumni or email alumni@carroll.edu. Alumni awards are presented at the Founder's Day Dinner which will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016.