2018 Course Descriptions

The 2019 Gifted Institute cours selections will be available to view in the spring of 2019.

8:45am to 10:15am

One of the most important inventions in recent history is the computer spreadsheet. Used by almost every college student and working professional, spreadsheets have transformed the way information is generated and presented. In this hands-on class students will learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including data manipulation, formulas, functions, and graphs.

Instructor: Mullen, Terence

Mullen, Terence

Professor Mullen earned his M.S. in Mining Engineering from Columbia University. He is a licensed professional engineer, and works at a local civil engineering firm during the summer. Terry enjoys traveling, music, and golf.

Courses Taught: Difference Equations & Linear Algebra, AutoCAD, Introduction to Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Statistics, Calculus. Transportation, and Engineering Economics.


Start your day off by exploring the beautiful hiking trails around Helena. Enjoy the wonderful views of Helena while getting some exercise and fresh air. Don’t forget your shoes and a water bottle.

Instructor: Crider, Joe

Crider, Joe

I have taught third grade at Smith Elementary in Helena, Montana for nine years. I graduated from Carroll College in 2008. I have a Master of Science Education degree and a Master of Education Leadership degree from Montana State University. This will be my 12th year with the Gifted Institute. Science and the outdoors are interests of mine that I love sharing with students. My wife and I have two dogs named Penny and Zoey. 


Step outside yourself! This class introduces students to the concept of the persona poem, in which the poem's speaker is other than the poet him or herself, as well as the dramatic monologue. Gain a historical perspective on this writing style, as well as a literary and theatrical one, while trying on other faces to create your own poems and monologues. The course culminates in a final reading of your creative work. 

Instructor: Williamson, Corrie

Williamson, Corrie

English - Adjunct - English


Come learn some fabulous tricks with math and cards that will amaze your friends and family and have them scratching their heads wondering how you did it.

Instructor: Goody, Hollee

Goody, Hollee

Coming Soon!


PechaKucha (Japanese for "chit chat") 20 x 20 is a presentation format that consists of 20 slides timed for 20 seconds each. This format is becoming quite popular - there is a regular "PechaKucha Night" held in more than 900 cities across the world. In this class, we will watch PK presentations, put together a PK presentation for the Gifted Institute, and take part in fun PK-related activities.

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


Learn how mathematics is used to explore change. We'll look at sequences, interesting mathematical patterns and oddities. We'll look at problems from a graphical, numerical, and algebraic approach. What's the next number in this sequence: 1, 3, 9, 19,...?

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


This is an individual and team activity that enhances hand-eye coordination and reaction time. In a study conducted by dr. Melanie Hart in 2005, increased activation of both sides of the brain was mapped while participants performed cup stacking activities. This dual brain function improves ambidexterity as well as quickness and concentration. besides the fact that it's fun, cup stacking is a great physical activity that promotes lifelong enrichment of the brain. Students in this class will participate in individual and team events.

Instructor: Christianson, Michelle

Christianson, Michelle

Coming Soon!


Learn the basics of stage acting, play theatre games, and create your own scene with your classmates.

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


Students will work in groups to come up with a solution to the following scenario: In order to prove humans can create a sustainable habitat on other planets, NASA has decided to move forward with constructing a lunar base to test long-term survival outside of Earth's atmosphere. Four astronauts will need to live in the lunar residence for two years. NASA created a national contest which will allow anyone in the country to submit a proposal for the project. The winning design will be used on the moon, and a prize will be awarded to the team. 

Instructor: Swenson, Liz

Swenson, Liz

Coming Soon!


This course is for anyone who is ready to get on the courts and play some tennis! Learning fundamentals, game strategy, and exercising will be part of every class. The class will happen at a local park with a relaxing 10-15 minute walk to and from the courts. Whether you have been playing for years, or are picking up a racquet for the first time, this class will be a perfect “match” for you. (Tennis Jokes are included for free)

Instructor: Christianson, Tyler

Christianson, Tyler

Coming Soon!


You've always wanted to build your own website - now you can learn how! We'll tackle the basics of web design (including HTML and CSS) and give you the tools and confidence to code your own site!

Instructor: Wald, Jeffery

Join Joanna and other delightful students as we discuss and practice some of the common basic yoga postures (asanas). If you are curious about Yoga's history and you enjoy moving, stretching and relaxing your body- then this is a class you won't want to miss. Relaxation at the end will re-energize and rejuvenate mind and body for the rest of the day.

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


10:30am to 12:00pm

This class is designed for students who have taken the Speedstacks class in previous years or who already have speedstacking skills. This particular class will include more advanced stacking skills. Not for the beginner stacker. 

Instructor: Christianson, Michelle

Christianson, Michelle

Coming Soon!


In this class students design and build a truss bridge using file folder cardboard as construction material.  The bridges are built by teams of students according to a specific set of guidelines.  A contest is then held to determine which bridge has the best design and supports the largest load.

Instructor: Mullen, Terence

Mullen, Terence

Professor Mullen earned his M.S. in Mining Engineering from Columbia University. He is a licensed professional engineer, and works at a local civil engineering firm during the summer. Terry enjoys traveling, music, and golf.

Courses Taught: Difference Equations & Linear Algebra, AutoCAD, Introduction to Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Statistics, Calculus. Transportation, and Engineering Economics.


If you would like to explore probability at a more advanced level, this is the class for you. We will extend the basic rules of chance and investigate multiple events, the binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling issues, and look at real life applications.

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


“You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something.” -Batman Come share your thoughts and dreams in class and create your own superhero. We will write and illustrate comic books, design and create costumes, and much more.

Instructor: Crider, Joe

Crider, Joe

I have taught third grade at Smith Elementary in Helena, Montana for nine years. I graduated from Carroll College in 2008. I have a Master of Science Education degree and a Master of Education Leadership degree from Montana State University. This will be my 12th year with the Gifted Institute. Science and the outdoors are interests of mine that I love sharing with students. My wife and I have two dogs named Penny and Zoey. 


This class is designed for students who have already taken Ethnography I. We will continue to learn how to do ethnography and practice what we learn. Our focus will be on sorting, understanding and making a study of observations that students in prior class sessions have made, and also on conducting social experiments.

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


Folf (or as other places besides Montana call it: "disc golf") is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Students will learn the basic rules of the game, learn proper form and then play on a course they design at Carroll. We will also visit an official course in south Helena. The disc they use in the course will be theirs to keep, so they can continue this lifetime sport!

Instructor: Clinch, Adam

Clinch, Adam

Coming Soon!


Explore the culture of France and learn the basics of this beautiful language. Your instructor brings this class to life through her own experience of living and working in Paris. She also strives to make learning the fundamental elements of the language enjoyable and fun. If you love languages and studying about other cultures, then this is a class designed just for you!

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


Interested in learning how to cook, speak, and eat in French? Then this is the course for you! This course will teach you how to cook a number of simple but delicious French dishes, and will provide an introduction to the French language. You may not come away from your week a fluent French speaker, but you will be able to show off your knowledge of basic gourmet techniques. The instructor, Anneliese Renck, is a professor of French language, literature, and culture at Carroll College. She has lived and cooked in Paris, and is excited to share her love of all things French with you this summer!

Instructor: Renck, Anneliese

Renck, Anneliese

Dr. Anneliese Renck received her Ph.D. in French with emphases in medieval literature and second language acquisition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Carroll in 2017, she taught at Bucknell University. She is currently in the final stages of publishing a book entitled Translating Women into Early Modern France: From Christine de Pizan to Louise Labé and has published articles on the material reading experience in the late-medieval period, on early modern translation practices, and on the transition from manuscript to print in Italy and France.

Dr. Renck has been awarded grants from the International Center of Medieval Art, the Mellon Foundation, the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation in European Studies, and the Partner University Fund for Exchange between the United States and France.

When not telling students about the marvels of French bakeries and the funky ways in which they adapt English vocabulary, Dr. Renck can be found hiking in the woods behind her house, or letting her (almost) two-year-old show her his newest discovery.

Education

  • Ph.D, Department of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., French Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • Study Abroad, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, January-June 2008
  • B.A., Double Major in Political Science, College of Letters and Science, UCSB and Literature, College of Creative Studies, UCSB, 2008

For me, being a teacher is not about lecturing or about imparting knowledge upon students, but about opening up a dialogue with them—a dialogue in which both student and teacher expand their knowledge and grow as individuals. As a teacher of French language, it’s my job to teach my students how to communicate. My end goal is not to teach my students perfect French grammar but to spark in them an ardent desire to communicate in the French language.


What do poems and trees have in common? Find out in this course, where you'll learn about two unique concepts from Japanese culture - forest bathing, and haiku poetry! We'll take daily trips to local green spaces and forests to walk, explore, discuss the natural world, and write short, ecologically inspired haiku based on the traditional form. We'll create a small, nature-themed volume of haiku which each student will take home with them.

Instructor: Williamson, Corrie

Williamson, Corrie

English - Adjunct - English


We’ll use a free and open-source Photoshop alternative, GIMP, to create, retouch, and edit images and graphics 

Instructor: Wald, Jeffery

Create shodow puppets to tell a story using your voice, a light, a screen, and your puppets. Learn how to manipulate your puppet to do amazing effects.

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


What is a summer without Shakespeare? What is Shakespeare without comedy? What is comedy without The Tempest? In this class students will read one of Shakespeare’s last plays and participate in active discussion and performance. Students will have the opportunity to discuss, write, and act like the Bard himself, all the while preparing themselves for high school level conversation.

Instructor: Ward, Kevin

Ward, Kevin

Coming Soon!


This class will explore statistics that surround us in our everyday life. We will discuss probability, odds, sports, and much more. There will also be games, fun facts, and tricks to help the students connect with teh math around us.

Instructor: Goody, Hollee

Goody, Hollee

Coming Soon!


3:30pm to 5:00pm

Mathematical probability will be investigted through simulations, experiments, games, and activities. students will learn how probability is used to predict weather, outcomes of athletic competition, verdicts in trials, success of marketing campaigns, and a variey of other applications.

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


Work with classmates to write commercials, create props and sets, and draw storyboards. Then film and edit your commercial.

This class can be paired with Video Editing (10:30-Noon).
Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


Students in this course will take on the role of a Crime Scene Investigator as they use DNA profiling and chemical analysis on samples collected from a fictional crime scene to determine 'Who done it'!

Instructor: Hitt, David/Otto-Hitt, Stefanie

Hitt, David

Education
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
B.S. North Carolina State University

Areas of Interest
Physical organic chemistry, organometallics, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry.

Courses Taught
Biochemistry, Intermediate Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Biography

David HittDavid was born and spent his childhood in North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University where he received a B.S. in chemistry with summa cum laude honors in 2005. He then pursued graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego where he studied metal-promoted cycloaromatization reactions under the guidance of Professor Joseph O’Connor.

After receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011, he pursued postdoctoral studies through a joint academic / industrial appointment at the University of Montana / ATERIS technologies with Professor Chuck Thompson. There he was involved in the design and synthesis of novel vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) inhibitors and the development of an enzymatic resolution of the racemic pesticide, malathion.

David began at Carroll as a chemistry lecturer in 2012 and was promoted to assistant professor in 2014. His research interests range from topics in physical organic chemistry and organometallics to chemical biology and medicinal chemistry.

David currently resides in Helena and enjoys exploring the wide open spaces of Montana with his wife and two daughters.

Publications

D.M. Hitt, Y. Belabassi, J.Suhy, C. E. Berkman, C. M. Thompson. “Chemoenzymatic resolution of rac-malathion” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2014, 25, 529.

D. M. Hitt, J. M. O’Connor. “Acceleration of Conjugated Dienyne Cycloaromatization” Chemical Reviews, 2011, 111, 7904.


Otto-Hitt, Stefanie

Education:
Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook
B.S. State University of New York, Stony Brook

Areas of Interest
Biology

Courses Taught
Biological Principles, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology


Are you ready to get your nerdcore on!? Dungeon's and Dragons is where all modern day RPG's an MMO's came from. Though it may lack to modern day bells and whistles of video games, you will be employing the most powerful computer in the world: your imagination. We will discuss the rules surrounding the game as well as train students to be Dungeon Masters to run their own!

Instructor: Ward, Kevin

Ward, Kevin

Coming Soon!


In this class, we will learn about "ethnography," which is research in which you observe people as they interact in social scenes. We will learn how to do ethnography, including: conducting observation on field trips, taking notes, and writing field notes. We will also learn how to design social experiments!

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS devices. In this class we will learn the basics to get started and then, using the provided GPS units, navigate to find the geocache hidden around Carroll College.

Instructor: Harris, Patrick/Stansberry, Bob

Harris, Patrick

Student Activities - Director, Student Activities


Stansberry, Bob

Coming Soon!


Refraction, reflection, images, and color! Experience daily hands-on experiments and practical discussions as we investigate mirrors, lenses, atomic spectra, and the human eye.

Instructor: Grossmann, Benjamin

Grossmann, Benjamin

Instructor - Physics 


This course is designed to teach you the basics on how to create your own videos by learning the techniques of video filming, editing and storyboarding. Students will work within groups to produce their very own short film from scratch by using their phones and a video editing program. Be prepared to show off your acting skills in this class too. Lights, Camera, Action!

Instructor: Christianson, Tyler

Christianson, Tyler

Coming Soon!


Ever wondered about the magic behind Chicken Run, Wallace and Grommet, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? Come check out the behind-the-scenes action that makes the Claymation movies so awesome! In this class we will learn about the art of Claymation, create characters and write a storyline, and film our very own Claymation short film! We will get inspiration from some of the Claymation classics we all know and love. 

Instructor: Swenson, Liz

Swenson, Liz

Coming Soon!


This course will cover the basics of poetry composition and performance, with a focus on using forms and sound devices in poetry to achieve thematic goals. Students will spend the week producing a chapbook of their own work with at least seven completed and revised poems.

Instructor: Hazen, Ryan

Using technology and clues, can you breakout with your group by unlocking the clues and padlocks of a locked wooden box?

Instructor: Case, Daniel

Case, Daniel

Campus Computing & Info Tech - Associate Director - Learning Technologies


Learn about Walt's childhood and early adult years as an emerging cartoonist, then becoming an animation leader. Discover the elements of storyboarding and how Disney Animators draw Mickey Mouse. Watch special archive footage from the actual Disney Studios where you'll learn about brainstorming, drawing, inking, music, voice-overs and special effects. 

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


6:00pm to 7:30pm

Bloxels allows you to build your entire video game from scratch. All you need is your imagination to build levels, heroes, and art to make your story come to life! Once you have built your masterpiece you can share it with the world by publishing it to the Infinity Wall. In addition to building your game, you will be able to Skype with one of the creators of Bloxels to find out how this video game challenge works! The sky's the limit!

Instructor: Kincaid, Holly

Kincaid, Holly

Coming Soon!


If you love playing board games, this is the class for you. In this class, you will learn and play several categories of board games. Once you have become a “board game master” it will be your turn to collaborate with a group and construct your very own board game. At the end of the week each group will have the opportunity to display and teach their game to the group!

Instructor: Swenson, Liz

Swenson, Liz

Coming Soon!


This course will introduce students to the basics of coding using Scratch, a coding language created at MIT specifically to introduce young people to coding. Based on a drag-and-drop interface, Scratch makes it easy for students to learn the fundamentals of coding animations, games, and other programs. In this course, students will learn the fundamental structure of programming languages and apply that understanding to create an animation and a game during the week of class.

Instructor: Hazen, Ryan

Do you love watching Disney movies? If you answered yes then this is a class you won't want to miss. Each night we'll view and discuss a different Classic movie that demonstrates a new era in Animation technology that the Disney Studios used to wow the world.

Instructor: Easton, Joanna

Easton, Joanna

Coming Soon!


This class is designed for students who have already taken Geocaching, or for students who already have geocaching experience. We will conclude by creatively hiding our own geocache and publish it to the web.

Instructor: Harris, Patrick/Stansberry, Bob

Harris, Patrick

Student Activities - Director, Student Activities


Stansberry, Bob

Coming Soon!


We'll investigate geometric theory, axioms and theorems by means of visual problem solving. We'll use logic and critical thinking to create visual proofs and have fun challenging each other to find alternative solutions once a problem has been solved.

Instructor: Oberweiser, Jack

Oberweiser, Jack

Mathematics - Associate Professor - Math


This course will explore the history of games (card and board games and games of chance) from thousands of years ago to modern times. Learn the important features (history, cultural context, strategy, style, and economic correlations) of games like Go, Chess, Monopoly, and Settlers of Catan.

Instructor: Cunningham, Carson

Learn to think on your feet. Play games with classmates and create scenes on the fly.

Instructor: Shire, Kimberly

Shire, Kimberly

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatrical Production

Kimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, Kimberly served as the Late Night Theatre Artistic Director and as staff reviewer for Hitting The Stage. Kimberly also directed and worked as a teaching artist for Honolulu Theatre For Youth where she was mentored by Dan Kelin in creative dramatics and Eric Johnson in directing.

Prior to her time in Honolulu, Kimberly was the Executive Artistic Director of Christian Youth Theatre Vanport (CYT), where she directed, taught, and mentored young directors and designers. She also took freelance directing and teaching artist work in the PDX metro area.

In her early career, Kimberly toured with Spread the Word Dinner Theatre; taught high school English, journalism, and drama; guest directed at several high schools; and, worked as director, techie, and board member at Umpqua Actors Community Theatre (UACT) in Roseburg, Oregon.

Courses Taught: Theatre Appreciation, Advanced Acting, Directing, Creative Dramatics, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Dramaturgy, Women in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Stage Dialects. 


How does a robot know to stop before it crashes into a wall? How does a robot make decisions? Learn to build and program a simple robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. We will explore some fundamentals of logic and control common to all computer programming languages. How well will your robot perform?

Instructor: Grossmann, Benjamin

Grossmann, Benjamin

Instructor - Physics 


Social media are a big part of our lives, as well as the daily lives of people from around the world. In this course, we will explore social media, including: discussing TV advertisements from around the world; exploring popular social media (such as Instagram, YouTube and Facebook); and discussing safe and productive use of social media.

Instructor: Hansen, Alan

Hansen, Alan

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day -Richard G. ScottBio: "Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse and three children.


Do you feel overwhelmed trying to balance everything? Do you have too many things to do? Do you find it difficult when thing don’t go your way? How would you like to have an obligation vacation...feel less stress, find ways to relax, be peaceful & have fun as you enjoy each moment of your life? This class is for you!! Learn a variety of techniques, both proactive & reactive ways, to help you cope and be calm with your daily obligations! The activities you learn will assist you in many ways to balance your heart, mind, body & soul! Give yourself the best gift ever...the gift of peaceful relaxation!

Instructor: Tutty, Laureen

Tutty, Laureen

Health & Physical Education - Adjunct - Health & Physical Education


Using technology and clues, can you breakout with your group by unlocking the clues and padlocks of a locked wooden box?

Instructor: Case, Daniel

Case, Daniel

Campus Computing & Info Tech - Associate Director - Learning Technologies