July 14, 2016 Carroll Insider: Saints & the Symphony
Symphony Under the Stars
What do you get when you combine an orchestra with show tunes and fireworks? Helena’s single largest gathering of the year – the 13th Annual Symphony Under the Stars – this Saturday, July 16 on the lawn of Carroll College. Music begins at 8:30 p.m.
This year’s free concert celebrates BROADWAY! Award-winning Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll will be performing songs from a variety of classic and contemporary Broadway favorites including Show Boat, Chicago, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, and many others. Read more.
Saints in the News
Kelly Parsley, chair of the Health Sciences Department, recently returned from a public health trip to Ghana with Catholic Relief Services. The villages Parsley visited were part of 138-village project where Catholic Relief Services is working with the local health and education departments to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene. Parsley was particularly focused on the hygiene issue for girls in order to help them stay in school, get a good education and maintain their independence. During her time there she was interviewed for a blog by CRS. View her interview here.
Carroll welcomed 24 high school students to campus this summer as part of the inaugural St. Kateri Institute for Integrative Learning. The institute provides high school youth with a spiritual and academic experience in nature. It is funded with a $355,153 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative. In addition to outdoor excursions around Helena, the week-long camp included a whirlwind trip to Yellowstone. The Helena IR interviewed several of the participants. Read about their experiences here: Carroll College grant introduces teens to theology in nature
Carroll College hosted 535 Boy Scouts in April for the 4th annual Merit Badge University. The purpose of the weekend is to bring scouts together from across Montana and provide them with the opportunity to earn merit badges in a collegiate setting. Scouting Wire, a national publication for the Boy Scouts of America, included an article on Carroll's MBU in a recent newsletter which was distributed nationally. Read it here: Scouts Get a Peek at Higher Education at Merit Badge University.
And the Results are In!
Twenty-seven Carroll students divided into nine teams of three to participate in the 96-hour Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) & Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM), held in January 2016. This contest blends together mathematics, real world challenges, and writing.
“We are very proud of all 27 Carroll students who volunteered for this 96-hour math contest. They all learned a lot and had fun! Simply the fact that so many students worked in the contest this year says a lot about the sort of place we are!” said mathematics professor Dr. Kelly Cline.
Read more to see how the Carroll teams performed.
Faculty and Staff News
In an effort to further build Carroll’s talented golf program, Associate Athletic Director Bennett MacIntyre has stepped down from his administration position to become the first full-time golf coach in Carroll history. "This move was made with our student-athletes in mind," Athletic Director Charlie Gross said. "We want to put our head coaches in a position where they are able to be fully committed to meeting the needs of our student-athletes. I want to thank Ben for serving in the dual role of administrator and coach and am very excited for both him and our student-athletes." Read more.
John Hartman, '69 - read more about his life here.
David Hoff, class of 1971 - read more about his life here.
Martin B. Lane, '64 - read more about his life here.
Robert L. "Bob" Pennington - read more about his life here.
Susan D. Plessinger, '64 - read more about her 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.
Bookstore Director – Entrepreneurial? Innovative? Looking for a challenge? Apply to be the new director of the Carroll College Saints Shoppe. Bring your energy, your ideas and your experience to create a vibrant bookstore where students and community members love to shop.
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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.
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, wood, 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 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 email@example.com. Alumni awards are presented at the Founder's Day Dinner which will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016.