March 11, 2020 Insider: News from the Hilltop

Monday, April 6, 2020
Do you know a student who is considering Carroll College or should be? Let them know about our upcoming Meet Us on Mondays for prospective students March 23 and 30 and April 6 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Have them join us to learn more about our academic programs, student activities, and exceptional educational experiences in and out of the classroom. This event is free, but please register online.
Carroll College is proud to be a long-time partner with the Helena Symphony in hosting the annual Symphony Under the Stars on our campus every summer. Considered the largest summer event in Montana, the much-anticipated Symphony Under the Stars attracts well over 16,000 people from all over the state of Montana and beyond. This year’s concert and fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. 
The 17th annual concert, sponsored by Intrepid Credit Union, will feature music of the Totally Awesome 80s – like U2, B-52s, David Bowie, Sting, Cindy Lauper, and much more. Joining the Helena Symphony Orchestra will be a four-piece rock band with four vocalists. The evening, as always, will end with a spectacular fireworks finale. We will share more details as the event approaches this summer.
Alumni News
Just a reminder that nominations for the Alumni Hall of Fame/Distinguished Alumni, Academic Achievement, Young Alumni and Luminary Awards is March 15. For a full description of each award and the nomination process please visit:  
Class Notes
Flathead High School in Kalispell, Mont., officially christened its new auxiliary gym the Gene Boyle Gymnasium at a ceremony on January 31. 
Gene Boyle is a Carroll College class of 1964 alum. Gene has also been inducted into the Carroll College Alumni Hall of Fame. Boyle’s wife, Barb, and two daughters, Brenda Boyle Boone, Carroll class of ‘96, and Deanna Boyle McElwee, Carroll class of ‘96 were in attendance. Read the article here: Flathead Dedicates New Gym to Gene Boyle.
Gene Boyle is honored before the Flathead High School softball game on April 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon
Nathan Doerr ‘02, recently became the Willis McDonald IV Curator of Natural Sciences at the Draper Natural History Museum, in Cody, Wyo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies – with a focus on science and a concentration in biology – from Carroll in 2002, and a master’s degree in non-formal education from Prescott College in Arizona. Read the article about Nathan here: New curator takes over Draper Museum.
Photo courtesy of Mark Davis | Powell Tribune 
Crystal Hould-Mund '06, Real Estate Sales Associate, Peaks to Plains Realty, Bozeman, MT – read announcement here.
James "Jim" Longin '63, Ph.D. – read more about his life here.
Student News
A group of Carroll College students and alumni joined forces over spring break to help with the framing on a three bedroom, one bath home in Great Falls, Mont., for Habitat for Humanity. See the segment on ABC Fox Montana here.
Photo courtesy of ABC Fox -
There is a lot to read in the latest edition of The Prospector! Student insights and opinions, recaps of academic events and student activities, athletics update, and more.
Saints Athletic News
The Saints came away from the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championship in Brookings, South Dakota, March 5-7, with seven All-Americans. Senior Samantha Mundel placed seventh in the mile with a time of 5:00.52, while junior Nikki Krueger placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 45-00.25. 

The women's distance medley relay team of first-year Natalie Yocum, senior Brooke Endy, junior Elly Machado and senior Sam Mundel finished in sixth place with a time of 12:13.57, while sophomore Kelsey Bassett finished fifth in the pole vault with a height of 3.77 meters. Congratulations Saints!  Read more
Faculty/Staff News
Talking Saints debate coach Brent Northup flew to Ireland to serve as the American judge in Ireland’s premier debate championship, The Irish Times Final. The final was held at Trinity College on Friday, February 28.
“It’s such an honor to be part of Ireland’s championship,” said Northup. “Ireland does debate right with the students in tuxedoes and formal dresses – and all the judges in formal wear as well. The auditorium was overflowing with a loud enthusiastic crowd. To top it all off the debate was chaired by Ireland’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Frank Clarke. My fellow judges were top Irish barristers, most of them former winners. One of us clearly didn’t belong.”
Northup founded the non-profit Pax Rhetorica to foster dialogue between students from different countries. Pax Rhetorica organizes a tour of seven American colleges for the winners of the Times competition. (This year’s trip may be sidelined due to campus disruptions from the Coronavirus.)
This was the 20th time Northup has served as the American judge for the Irish championship.
Read the full release of Brent’s trip here.
Brent Northup with the Irish Times debate championship winners - Eoghan Quinn, Aislinn Carty and Rachael Mullally. 
Annette Walstad '86, Director of the Saints Success Center, Academic Support and Advising and has just been awarded the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award. She is one of just ten recipients chosen from 93 nominations from across the country to receive this distinction from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. This year’s recipients were formally recognized at the 39th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience held February 21–24, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Read the full release here.
Annette Walstad with Jennifer R. Keup, Executive Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:
Anthrozoology Faculty

Associate Director of Admission

Mental Health Counselor
Dean of Students & Retention
Upcoming Events
TEDxCarrollCollege, Mar. 14, 7 pm, Campus Center, FLEX Theatre, Carroll College
Carroll Astronomy Lecture: The Betelgeuse Mystery, Mar. 19, 7 pm, Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

Meet Us On Monday Admission Event, Mar. 23, 8:00 am -3:00 pm, Carroll College

Saints Around Town - March 26, Location TBD

Polarization: A Panel Discussion, Apr. 1, 7 p.m., Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphiteatre, Carroll College
Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: The Species of Salvation: Animality, Humanity, and the Breath of God, Apr. 2, 7 pm, O’Connell 107, Carroll College

Meet Us On Monday Admission Event, Apr. 6, 8:00 am -3:00 pm, Carroll College
Faith & Reason Lecture, Apr. 6, 7 pm, Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College