July 14, 2017 Insider: Symphony on the Hill

Friday, July 14, 2017
Ever wondered what Madonna and Led Zeppelin would sound like when paired with an orchestra? Now is your chance when Carroll hosts the 14th annual Symphony Under the Stars concert this Saturday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m.
This year’s concert features ROCK ON! The Music of the 70s & 80s. Three guest vocalists, back-up singers, a rock band, and the Helena Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Allan R. Scott, will present a wide array of classic rock hits from artists such as Chicago, Aerosmith, Madonna, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Journey, and many more. Read more.
Saints in the News
This marks the ninth summer that Dr. Lauri Travis, assistant professor of anthropology and environmental science, has led a team of students into the Big Belt Mountains as part of the Carroll College archaeological field school. The students spend 10 days excavating a site and learning the history of the area.
“It’s very different to unearth something and hold in your hands something that is thousands of years old and nobody has touched it for thousands of years,” said Dr. Travis. “It really makes an impression on the student.”
KTVH television joined them for an afternoon this June. View the newscast here: Carroll archaeology students partner with Forest Service for ancient site dig.
Honors & Accolades
Congratulations to Carroll College student Natasha Chamberlain, one of only 10 students nationwide to receive a Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship.
The $10,000 annual scholarship recognizes students “who in the face of great adversity, have exhibited an admirable commitment to pursuing their college degree in science, technology, engineering or math.”
Read about Chamberlain in the The Last Best News: Fort Peck student’s hard work wins Honeywell Scholarship.
Carroll College was one of six Cascade Conference schools to earn the Presidents' Academic Excellence status for the 2016-17 academic year. Carroll, which competes in the Cascade Conference in softball as well as men’s and women’s soccer, qualified for the honor with our student-athletes having a combined 3.3 GPA and 67 percent of our athletes earning Academic All-Conference honors. Read more.
Class Notes
Jodi Majerus Delaney ‘04 recently received the Centennial Bell Award honoring the Montana History Teacher of the Year at the fourth- through sixth-grade level. Jodi is a fourth-fifth grade Montessori teacher at Broadwater Elementary School in Helena.
“Her approach to teaching Montana history is innovative, engaging, high energy and rigorous," Susan Sweeney, principal of Broadwater Elementary School said of Delaney in her nomination letter.  Read more about Jodi in the Great Falls Tribune: Centennial Bell Award honors Helena teacher.
Lana Runkle Titus ‘04 is among five finalists to become a national fitness star. She is featured on the flip cover of the July/August issue of Women’s Health magazine and is one of five women vying to be the magazine’s fifth annual “Next Fitness Star.” Read about her here: GHS grad could be fitness star.
Alina Korotkina ’99 was recently featured in the Bainbridge Island Review discussing her path to becoming an award-winning jewelry designer. Read it here: Fateful journey leads custom jeweler to Bainbridge Island.
Jay Bouchard ‘15 shares how through a series of providential encounters, his job as a journalist also became his vocation in this article in the U.S. Catholic: Journalism as a vocation.
Sean Blomquist ’15 – Football coaching staff, Flathead High School, Kalispell, Mont. Read announcement here
Megan Mullaney ’17 – Marketing Director, CWG Architects, Helena, Mont. Read announcement here
Stephen (Steve) Michael Frankino '82 – read more about his life here.
Deborah D. Gregory '87 – read more about her life here.
Earl James 'Si' Holman '57 – read more about his life here.
Employment News
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
Upcoming Events

Symphony Under the Stars – ROCK ON!, July 15, 8:30 p.m., Carroll College Lawn

Homecoming & Family Weekend  2017 – Oct. 6-8
Save the date for October 6-8. All are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992 & 1977.