October 2, 2019 Insider: Blessings & Saints

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Just a reminder for the high school seniors in your life – this week is Montana College Application Week! Students can apply to the in-state college of their choice and the application fee is waived. No biggie for Carroll because our application fee is always FREE but Carroll admission counselors will be at the local high schools all week to help seniors with the process.

What is new this year for those applying to Carroll is that we are now a test-optional school – meaning most applicants do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores to apply.
Carroll makes it easy to apply and we evaluate applications on a rolling basis so as soon as we review your application, you'll have an answer. So apply now and you could be a part of the Carroll College class of 2024 in no time! Learn more here.
Do you have a dog, cat, horse, hedgehog or bird? Have them join us this Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sladich Fountain outside Borromeo for our annual Blessing of the Animals.

Coinciding with the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, Father Marc Lenneman will be leading students and employees in a blessing over their beloved pets and working animals. While anthrozoology program dogs will be waiting to receive Father Marc's blessing, all are encouraged to bring their companions.
Student News
(Pictured left to right) Talking Saints at Northwest College; Winners of the Teaching Tournament – 
Hellie Badaruddin, Roisin O'Neill, Rylie Weeks, Vinny Gallardo, Brady Clark, and Stefan Fiandeiro
The Talking Saints opened their season in style by earning more than 35 awards at two early tournaments at home and in Powell, Wyoming.
The new Carroll first-years competed in the Carroll Teaching Tournament on September 13-15, sweeping the top three awards in novice debate and also winning five speaker awards. The experienced Carroll teams served as judges and hosts for visiting schools from South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

“Seeing the new first-years shine at this early season event was wonderful,” said coach Brent Northup. “We have 12 new first-year team members, and each and every one of them is a compassionate person full of talent. Christmas has come before the first freeze this year.”

A week later in Powell, Wyoming, September 20-21, the upperclass squad, along with four first-years, warmed up by winning 30 awards at the Trapper Rendezvous at Northwest College. Carroll won the second-place sweepstakes award, finishing a close second to the University of Utah. Read more.
The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena recently awarded Carroll College Engineers Without Borders a grant in the amount of $2,000. This money will be used for the continuation of their project in Guatemala to retrofit structural walls to withstand seismic activity at the Instituto La Asunción school in Santo Tomás La Unión, Guatemala.

To learn more about the Foundation, its grants program and endowments, please contact the parish office or Jeanne Saarinen at the Foundation, (406) 389-7051, or jsaarinen@diocesehelena.org.
On September 18, 2019, a number of Carroll College senior nursing students attended the Montana Public Health Association (MPHA) Conference in Bozeman, Montana, accompanied by Professor Stephanie Burkholder. This was an optional experience for those enrolled in Nu414: Community & Public Health Nursing.

The theme of the conference was "Moving Forward: The Changing Landscape of Public and Environmental Health." The students attended sessions on such topics as lead filtration and the Flint water crisis, indoor air filtration, milestone mapping for early identification of autism, creating teen-friendly presentations for the e-cigarette epidemic, and a community-based substance abuse program for pregnant women on the Flathead Reservation.

Additionally, a total of $2,100 in scholarships was awarded by MPHA to the students to cover the cost of their attendance at the conference.
Carroll College senior nursing major Amelia Schuver of Portland, OR, has received a $1,500 Reverend Frank Lawrence Harrington (ANAVICUS) Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The award is in recognition of academic achievement, leadership potential and spiritual conduct in keeping with the best traditions of The American Legion and Carroll College. 

The Reverend Frank L. Harrington Scholarship was established in 1987 by the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, United States Unit, to honor Father Harrington, National Chaplain of The American Legion in 1947-48. Father Harrington was a spiritual leader, teacher and patriot, as shown by his service to Mount St. Charles College (later renamed Carroll College) as dean of men and professor of mathematics.  His spiritual leadership and close liaison with Canadian veterans, as members of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, helped develop a close relationship which led to the awarding of honorary life membership in the Canadian group’s United States Unit to members of The American Legion, a unit which flourishes today.
Faculty/Staff News
As a celebration of our faculty and staff who have left a lasting impression on our students, Carroll held a “Shout Out” party last Friday at the P.E. Center. Our 2019 graduates recently completed a graduate survey which asked of them who, during their Carroll College academic career, had a lasting impact on their experience and the festivities celebrated those who received a 2019 graduate “Shout Out.”

The reception was coordinated by Career Services, Alumni and Family Engagement, and Annual Fund with refreshments sponsored by Enterprise Holdings.

Thank you to all of you who are making a difference in the lives of our students!
Development News
With Homecoming now come and gone, we hope our alumni had an opportunity to reconnect with the friends, faculty and place they called home for four, five or maybe six years. We hope you remember what a formative experience it was and recognize that today’s students will benefit in many of the same ways you did from a Carroll education.

With this fresh in your mind, we hope you will plan to join us for our 2nd Annual Founder’s Gala on November 1 where we celebrate the Carroll people and experiences that have positively impacted so many over the 110 year history of the college all while raising important scholarship support so others will also know the power of a Carroll College education.

To purchase tickets for the event, please visit www.carroll.edu/foundersgala.
Alumni News
As we all know, Carroll's alumni are amazing! The Insider would love to provide updates of our graduates for our readers – where they are, what they are doing and how Carroll has helped shape their journey. Share your stories with us and we'll share your stories here. Reach out to us at news@carroll.edu.  
Tegan's profile picture from Wendt; Tegan (bottom left in green) in Cuba with Carroll during winter term study abroad, January 2018.
Our first ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT is Tegan Bauer ’18. Tegan graduated with a double major in public relations and communications, a minor in marketing, and a certificate in social media. Following graduation, after a short stint with the Montana Free Press, Tegan was hired as the social media specialist at The Wendt Agency in Great Falls, MT. Having felt like she won the “first job lottery,” Tegan shared some updates about what she does professionally – reputation management, monitor social channels, develop strategies, write content, etc. – and how she fills her nonwork hours – including local theatre, sign language classes and volunteering at the local animal shelter.
Tegan has offered the opportunity for anyone interested in a similar professional field to reach out to her to learn about her experiences. In addition, she shared the following with her mentors and professors, “I … wanted to say thank you so much for helping me get to where I am today and achieve what I have accomplished. I am still growing, learning, and applying the things you've taught me and I am beyond grateful for all the lessons and skills you've imparted.”  Read more about Tegan’s experiences here.
Class Notes
William A. "Bill" Gallagher '63 – read more about his life here.
David Hartnett '63 – read more about his life here.
Patricia "Patti" Fay McAlister '03 – read more about her life here.
Fr. Joseph Oblinger '43, Alumnus, Diocesan Priest, Former Trustee, and Board Fellow – read more about his life here.
Gordon Denis Peters '60­, M.D. – read more about his life here.
Katharine "Kay" (Vollmer) Wikstrom '56 – read more about her life here.
Carroll in the News
In case you missed it, check out some of media coverage featuring Carroll College from the last several weeks:
Partner News
Last week Ali E.Lejlic, the Deputy Director in the Office of Press and Public Diplomacy within the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) visited Helena, and spoke about the State Department and diplomacy’s impact with over 500 students at Carroll College, Helena High School, and Helena’s Project for Alternative Learning. At Carroll College, Mr. Ali E. Lejlic spoke with the students of Dr. Pratt’s class “U.S. Foreign Policy” and Dr. Street’s class “Introduction to Comparative Politics.”

All arrangements and support were provided by WorldMontana, a nonprofit organization promoting citizen diplomacy through global exchanges. They have an office located in St. Charles Hall at Carroll College.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events
Carroll College Theatre Presents They Promised Her the Moon, Sept. 27-Oct. 6, FLEX Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College

Telling Stories One Scientist to Another: Lab Girl and Carroll College's Women in Science, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Lower level, Campus Center, Carroll College

Carroll College Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., Fountain Lawn, Carroll College

Carroll College Foreign Language Film Series: Shoplifters Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College

Carroll College Fall Break, Oct. 11-15, Carroll College

Free Speech on Campus Debate, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Simperman Hall/Weigand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
The Great Faculty Debate, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Simperman Hall/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College
Founder’s Gala, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll College

Prospective Student Open House, Nov. 15, 9-2:30, Carroll College