November 4, 2016 Carroll Insider: November News

Friday, November 4, 2016
INSIDE: Professors Inspire Gift, Talking Saints Hit the Road, Adoptable Dogs, Saints in the News, Class Notes & Upcoming Events
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Beloved Professors Inspire Largest Gift Ever
On Thursday, Carroll College hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for two new apartment-style residence buildings in honor of professors John Downs and Al Murray. As we shared in July, an anonymous donor has very generously provided the college with $5 million to finance the construction of the buildings in order to generate income to fund student scholarships. In keeping with naming the apartments in honor of saints, the donor has requested the college name the buildings for the patron saints of John Downs and Al Murray who both had a profound effect on his life. Family members of the professors, as well as Carroll College President Dr. Tom Evans, Board of Trustee members and other dignitaries were in attendance. Learn more here.
Accomplishments & Accolades
Competing simultaneously in two countries, the Carroll College Talking Saints forensics team brought home awards from tournaments in both Colorado Springs and Calgary on October 20-22.
Carroll’s junior and senior teams competed at Colorado College at the Southern Colorado Debate Challenge. “This tournament drew some of the nation’s top teams from diverse locations such as California, Alaska, Mississippi and South Carolina – as well as the Rocky Mountain teams,” said coach Brent Northup. “It was the first outing for our older teams this year, and they knocked the rust off and performed well.”
On the same weekend, Carroll’s new debaters traveled north to the Fall Open hosted by the University of Calgary on the campus of Mount Royal University, also in Calgary.
“Our new debaters held their own against some fine Canadian teams, and made many friends,” said Northup. “We even did well when we faced Canadian-specific topics such as First Nation aboriginal economic issues, which we had studied. Part of the thrill of competing internationally is confronting non-American topics and competing against Canadian teams on Canadian issues. That’s very challenging, but also exhilarating. We are a global campus and competitions like these remind us of how much we have to learn from and about other cultures.” Read more.
Thanks to all of you, Carroll Engineers Without Borders won the voting competition for the EWB $5,000 grant from the Penetron Corporation. The grant will be for CC-EWB’s domestic water system project at the Marian Home for the Elderly in Castries, St. Lucia. Special thanks and congratulations go to Project Student Leaders, Chase Eaton and Ray Gomez, and their entire St. Lucia team for writing the grant proposal and for leading the "Get Out the Vote" campaign. Read more.
Student News
Our class of 2017 Anthrozoology dogs are now ready for adoption! Though each shelter dog has been trained in a particular area, they can be adopted as a family pet. However, if a dog has been trained in a discipline and their new owner values that training, that is an ideal outcome.
The curriculum within Anthrozoology coursework teaches students how to train their dogs, then convey them to an appropriate new owner. Find our listing of ANZ dogs and how to apply for adoption at Begin the process now and the dogs will be available upon graduation in May.
Carroll College Theatre is christening their new space with the uproarious musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn. This theatre-opening production will run November 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, and 20, in the newly converted black box-style theatre in the lower level of the Carroll College Campus Center.
The show features an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. Click here for more details and ticket information. 
Class Notes
Rebecca Hankel ‘13 and Steven Johnston ’11 – read announcement here.
Donita Mariegard '11, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT - read announcement here
Eugenia 'Jeannie' Teresa O'Sullivan '62 – 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.
Partner News
WorldMontana would like to thank the Carroll community for their hospitality in hosting educators from the People’s Republic of China who were recently in Montana learning about our various educational programs and partnerships. The visitors met with faculty and staff and enjoyed a meal prepared by the Carroll College Intercultural Student Network. Read more.
Upcoming Events

Carroll College Annual Literary Festival “Chains and Change,” Nov. 9-10, Carroll College
Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature, the literary festival theme, “Chains and Change” is inspired by the award-winning writing of Carroll alum Virginia Reeves ‘00, and her first novel Work Like Any Other.
Schedule of Events
Wed., Nov. 9:
6:00-8:00 p.m.: A Reading of Her Own: Women Bearing Witness, Red Atlas, 400 Euclid Avenue, Helena
A community and Carroll collaboration where a diverse collection of local female writers share short, creative essays on their lives and experiences.
Thurs., Nov. 10:
12:00-4:00 p.m.: Student panels/presentations (concurrent sessions), Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College
Students read fiction, poetry non-fiction, literary criticism
4:00-5:15 p.m.: Alumni presentations, Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College
Three Carroll English alums, fresh from grad school, present their work.
5:30-7:00 p.m.: Poetry SLAM, Trinity Lounge, Carroll College
Competition with prizes for 1st and 2nd place poetry performers.
7:30-9:00 p.m.: Keynote Address with Virginia Reeves, Trinity Lounge, Carroll College
Carroll alum Virginia Reeves will be reading from and discussing Work Like Any Other, her prize-winning debut novel. 

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Nov. 11-12 and 17-20, Carroll College Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College
Join us for a play that has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. 
Shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 with a rated R version at 10 p.m. on Nov. 11 & 18. Nov. 20 offers a 2:30 p.m. matinee. The play contains mild language and adult situations.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $2 for Carroll students and employees (id required). For more information, visit the Carroll Theatre Season webpage.

Astronomy from the Southern Hemisphere with Ryan Hannahoe, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College.
Ryan Hannahoe is chairman of the board of the Montana Learning Center. Ryan and eight other educators from around the U.S. recently went to the Andes Mountains in Chile on an National Science Foundation supported expedition. Ryan will speak on the U.S. role of astronomy in Chile, the groundbreaking research conducted there and about cosmic sights not visible from Montana.  He will speak on the Gemini-South telescope, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the basic research going on at each. We will also spend some time visiting a few of the night-sky objects that he has imaged from the southern hemisphere. This event is free and open to the public.

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