November 11, 2020 Insider: November News

Thursday, November 12, 2020
We are so grateful to our entire community of Saints, and to all of those who helped make our 2020 Founders Gala such an exceptional evening! If you missed the livestream Friday night, it's still available on our watch page here.
Class Notes
Maj. Joshua Salomon Solheim ‘88, an Army Reserve nurse anesthetist, returned recently from a COVID response mission with an Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force in South Texas. “Serving with civilian counterparts, shoulder to shoulder, was a great honor. The staff and patients I interacted with were nothing but grateful for our help,” stated Solheim.
Solheim earned a Bachelors in Nursing from Carroll College in 2008, which earned him a direct commission. He went on to earn a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty University in 2013 and a Masters in Nurse Anesthesia in 2016 from the Wake Forest School of Medicine nurse anesthesia program. Read about his experience here:
Greensboro, N.C. Army Reserve Soldier returns from COVID response mission
 Kuniko Kitazato '88 (no obituary available)
 Mary Isa (Green) Lott '51 – read more about her life here.
 Marion (Lanning) Routzahn '70 – read more about her life here.
 Michael "Mike" Stafne '70 – read more about his life here.
Student News
More virtual tournaments were on tap for Carroll’s Talking Saints. The newest Talking Saints won four awards at the Pacific University’s virtual tournament on October 24, hosted online from Forest Grove, Oregon. Meanwhile, in virtual London, three Carroll teams took on the world’s best.
At Pacific, Carroll entered only its first-year students, and they won four awards. Matt Glimm, a biology major from Kalispell (pictured here in his Zoom appropriate debating attire), won novice extemporaneous speaking and placed fourth in impromptu. Elaina Goulet, a biology major from East Wenatchee, Washington, placed 3rd in novice impromptu. Finlay Bates, a pre-law major from Forest Grove, Oregon, placed 5th in novice extemp.
While the new students competed at Pacific, three Carroll teams entered one of the world’s most competitive tournaments, hosted by Oxford, Cambridge and Durham in London, England. More than 200 teams from around the world competed.
After opening with a win in round one and solid showings in the next round, Carroll was power-matched against the best in the world – and, on this weekend, Cambridge and Yale prevailed.
“Debating internationally against top universities has been a blast, the best experience in my four years of debating,” said senior International Relations major Josh Mansfield from Pocatello, Idaho. “It requires a new definition of success though. Every round is very hard with those teams. When we get home we have to debrief, recoup and work with our coaches. Our knowledge is pretty good, but we need to adapt our strategy for different types of teams and for each position.”
Read more here.
During a normal year, the month of December is when Carroll students gear up their efforts to help our community in various ways in advance of the holiday season. With the fall semester wrapping up prior to Thanksgiving this year, those efforts have been jumpstarted in November. Two ways to help out our community this year are highlighted below.

Christmas Giving Tree
Carroll partners with the Cathedral of St. Helena each Christmas to collect gifts for the Giving Tree which then go to families in need in our Helena community. The program collects hats and mittens, books, family games, stuffed animals, toys, presents and monetary donations. When Christmas nears, a gathering hall in the lower level of the Cathedral of St. Helena is transformed into a Christmas store in which parents are given the dignity to “shop” for their children. View a video about the program here.

Take a tag, available in the Chapel and Cube, and bring a gift back to collection boxes in almost every building on campus (look for Christmas wrapping paper). All gifts due back by November 22! 
Shodair Children's Hospital Christmas Program
Please help the Carroll College Student Nurses Association (CCSNA) collect gifts and needed items for the children and adolescents at our local Shodair Children's Hospital again this Christmas.
Shodair is requesting: pajamas and slippers (sizes 3 to 18 for boys and girls); hoodies (sizes 3 to 18 for boys and girls); t-shirts (sizes 3 to 18 for boys and girls); gym shorts (sizes 3 to 18 for boys and girls); hygiene products; games; legos; children’s books; playing cards; candy for stockings; gift labels and wrapping paper; crayons, markers, craft paper; journals (without spirals); and gift cards.
Please bring gifts – UNWRAPPED – to drop boxes at the Nursing Department office (415 Simperman Hall), Scola, or O’Connell Hall (upstairs lobby) by Wednesday, December 9. (Pick-up of gifts can also be arranged by contacting Terri at, 447-5491). Thank you for your generosity!
Carroll College first-year nursing student Sabrina Ripley competed in and won the Miss Idaho Teen USA 2020 pageant in 2019. As the titleholder, she received the opportunity to advance to the Miss Teen USA 2020 pageant which was just held this past week.

In this interview with KIVI Boise, Sabrina discussing her work over the past year as Miss Idaho Teen USA. View her interview here.
Faculty/Staff News
As part of Dr. Alex Street’s class on Elections, students have historically conducted surveys of Montana voters. In the past, students have conducted this polling in person, however, this year, the students ran the survey by mail and phone, as a public health precaution. This polling gave them a first-hand look at voting behavior across Montana. The polling this year was supported by a grant from Montana PBS. Dr. Street spoke about the 2020 election on Montana PBS November 5. View it here.
Carroll Biology lab coordinator E.J. Blitzer, recently had her research on wild bees featured on Blitzer, along with four other researchers, have been researching the various threats to the wild bee population. View the story here: UC Davis Researchers Find New Threat to World’s Wild Bee Population.
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last several weeks:
Employment News
Have you ever thought of working at Carroll? Check out our current openings:

Accelerated Nursing Assistant Professors (3 full-time positions)

RN Lab Facilitator

Upcoming Events
Sunday Mass, 5 pm & 8 pm, All Saints Chapel, Carroll College

Thursday Academics & Faculty Focus: STEM -Science, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Data Science, Nov. 12, 7 pm, Zoom

Carroll Theatre Presents: Love/Sick, Nov. 12-14, Livestream

Thursday Academics & Faculty Focus: Philosophers on Selfhood, Nov. 19, 7 pm, Zoom

Last day of classes, Nov. 20
Final Exams, Nov. 21-24
Winter Break, Nov. 25 – Jan. 18
Winter Session, Dec. 2 – Jan. 12