January 16, 2009 QuickNotes
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LIVING THE DREAM
On Monday, January 19, Carroll College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a break from classes so that members of the campus community can serve the needy among us. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a special MLK Mass, open to all, in Borromeo Hall's St. Joseph's Chapel. Students, faculty and staff will spend the afternoon doing volunteer work in the community (to sign up, contact Chad Gray in Student Activities, 447-4307). Then, at 7 p.m., a free, public MLK Forum will take the stage in the lower level of the Campus Center with Sociology Professor Fr. Jerry Lowney, Rev. George Harper, and longtime Carroll faculty member Dorothy Harper (photo left) presenting "Segregation, Integration, and Jubilation in the Old South." Read more on the MLK panel speakers and their experiences fighting for Civil Rights at: http://www.helenair.com/articles/2009/01/15/entertainment/top/50yt_090115_dream.txt.
Of course, Jan. 19 is a national day of service, with all of us encouraged to reach out to those in need and heed the call to work for social justice. It is also a perfect occasion to reflect on the content of Martin Luther King Jr.'s seminal 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech delivered in Washington, D.C., in light of the momentous event we will witness on Jan. 20. On that day, Carroll Student Activities and Carroll Conference Services will have a big screen TV set up in the Campus Center's upstairs lounge to offer a broadcast of the Presidential and Vice Presidential inauguration ceremony live from the nation's capital beginning at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Everyone is welcome to stop by and watch.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., the Montana Historical Society, Carroll College's History Department and Humanities Montana will present a free public program, "Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's ‘The Grapes of Wrath'" at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Campus Center. It is free and open to the public. In this talk, author Rick Wartzman (right) will present an illustrated lecture on his book, "Obscene in the Extreme," which documents how Steinbeck's classic was banned and burned in California counties where it afflicted the comfortable while comforting the afflicted. After telling the story of censorship and class warfare, Wartzman will sign copies of his book. A limited number of "Grapes of Wrath" copies will be handed out free to the first 50 audience members who arrive. This program is being offered as part of the Historical Society's Big Read program, which is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about this event, see http://www.carroll.edu/about/pressreleases.php?id=11199, and for more on the Big Read, visit http://www.neabigread.org/.
Wartzman is the director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. Before taking this post, he worked for two decades as a newspaper reporter, editor and business columnist. He began his career in 1987 at The Wall Street Journal, where he served in a variety of positions, including White House correspondent. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2002 as business editor, and in that role helped shape "The Wal-Mart Effect," a three-part series that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He is the co-author, with Mark Arax, of the best-seller "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire," which was selected as one of the ten best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle and one of the ten best nonfiction books of the year by the LA Times.
SAUCE AND SERVICE
In preparation for Carroll College's Annual Headlights Spaghetti Dinner at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Feb. 7, Carroll students are selling raffle tickets-prizes will include gift certificates to local restaurants like Silver Star, Chili's/Macaroni Grill and Firetower Coffee. Raffle and spaghetti dinner proceeds will all support 18 Carroll students heading off for service work in Rochester, N.Y., and Cincinnati, Ohio, during spring break. To buy raffle tickets and support these giving students, contact Colleen Dunne at 447-4333 or at cdunne -is-at- carroll -dot- edu.
Last Friday and Saturday, Carroll College, NorthWestern Energy, and the Burton K. Wheeler Center on Public Policy at Montana State University brought a two-day energy conference to campus, with enrollment well over twice what organizers had expected. A crowd of over 300 turned out for "Realizing Montana's Energy Future," which included sessions on just about any energy and climate-change issue imaginable and keynote speeches by Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester, plus an opening welcome from Carroll Professor Murphy Fox. For the agenda, see: http://www.montanasenergyfuture.com/. For conference coverage, read: http://www.helenair.com/articles/2009/01/10/state/85st_090110_energy.txt and http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090110/NEWS01/901100329.
Next Thursday, Jan. 22, join Carroll student and Kyrgyz native Nurgul Tilenbaeva as she presents "The Amazing Country of Kyrgyzstan" at the Lewis and Clark Public Library at 7 p.m. It is free and open to everyone. In her talk, she will explain the beauty of her country and its culture through pictures, music, native costumes and discussion.
The Helena Hibernians have announced the awarding of their Carroll College scholarships for the 2009 spring semester. This year's winners are Elena Flanagan of Helena and Lauren Vogl of Townsend. Each student will receive $1,000 for their school costs, half contributed by the Helena Hibernians and the other half matched by Carroll. Elena, a non-traditional, full-time student studying to be a nurse, is the mother of three boys. Lauren is pre-med. Both are juniors of Irish descent and are active in their parishes. Each scholarship honors a member of the Carroll and Hibernian families, with one named for Dr. Joseph T. Ward, longtime English professor, and the other named for Michael E. Duffy, an inspiring Carroll 1962 graduate whose career was cut short by an auto accident. The Helena Hibernians initiated the scholarship program in 1987, with 46 Carroll students receiving the awards over the years. In all, $28,000 has been awarded to students, with the Hibernians and the college each providing half of the funds.
As part of Carroll College's Centennial Celebration, the Alumni Office is offering two outstanding alumni adventures, and deadlines are approaching while seats are going fast! In October 2009, Carroll's "Off the Beaten Track: The West of Ireland Tour" will be escorted by Carroll College Professor Murphy Fox, a veteran of Ireland study abroad trips and a great man of Ireland. In May 2010, Carroll's "Treasures of Italy" extravaganza will be escorted by Professor Fr. Dan Shea, also a veteran Italy tour guide, who will lead and enlighten from the Vatican to Assisi, Florence to Venice, Milan to Turin, and beyond to Oberammergau, Germany. For more information, get all the details at http://www.carroll.edu/alumni.
Dr. Thomas Edward Moran (left), class of 1964, of Grand Junction, Colo., died on Jan. 12, 2009, at his home. A Butte native, he graduated from Carroll and went on to receive his doctorate of medical dentistry from the University of Oregon Dental School in Portland. He and his family moved to Grand Junction in 1971, when he began practicing dentistry. He volunteered as a dentist at Marillac Clinic, served on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain HMO for 25 years, and was a past president and examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Service. He also served on the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners for several years. For more on his life, read: http://www.mtstandard.com/obits/obit.php?Id=20090114231923.
In the News
Penelope Hanson, first runner-up for Miss Montana 1977 who attended Carroll in 1975-1978, will take part in a diva dance number on Jan. 22 in Las Vegas during an alumni party held in conjunction with the Miss America pageant. The performing trio includes Hanson, Dr. Julie Reil (Miss Montana 1987), and Sue Stanaway (Miss Montana 1977). They will perform ABBA hits from the Broadway show (and now movie) "Mamma Mia!" at the Miss America Alumni Party at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. All three performers hail from Billings, Mont. For more, read: http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2009/01/11/news/mtregional/news06.txt.
Col. Michael Tooley, who attended Carroll 1981-1983, is now the 17th chief of the Montana Highway Patrol. Tooley was sworn into the Highway Patrol in 1984, became District 7 commander in 2002, and was promoted to lt. colonel in 2004. At a recent Helena ceremony, Attorney General Steve Bullock promoted Tooley to colonel and introduced him as patrol chief. Tooley holds a B.S. in public safety administration from Grand Canyon University and was a member of the Harvard Senior Executives in State and Local Government class of 2006. He's a 2008 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
D.A. Davidson & Co. has promoted four financial consultants from the firm's Helena branch, including Michele Bazzanella, class of 1995, who started with the firm in 2004 and has been named associate vice president, financial consultant. Also promoted was Sarah Bryce, class of 2001, who has been named senior financial consultant. She joined the firm in 2001.
Ben Spiger, class of 2000, graduated from the University of Washington Dental School in 2004. He is now the owner of Great Divide Dental in Helena, Mont. His wife, Kendra (Williams) Wilde, class of 2001, graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary and is the associate pastor at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Helena, Mont.
FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS
Erin Harris, formerly of Carroll Admissions, joined the Carroll Wellness Center last week as part-time office manager.
Laura Pickens, former office manager for Carroll Counseling Services and the Wellness Center during the past five years, has accepted a position at the VA Hospital at Fort Harrison. Laura had been pursuing her nursing degree part-time at Carroll, and once settled at the VA, plans to continue her studies here.
The Carroll Fighting Saints football team has been named the "FieldTurf NAIA Football Team of the Year." FieldTurf presented the 2008 FieldTurf football awards at the American Football Coaches Association Convention (AFCA) in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 11.
Carroll College will be sponsoring a Junior Cheer Camp for children ages two years and up on Friday, January 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Nelson Stadium. The cost is $25. The junior cheerleaders will perform during halftime of the Carroll women's basketball game vs. Lewis Clark State on Jan. 24. For more info call Pam Jones at 431-9091.
Jan. 16: vs. Rocky Mountain College at the PE Center, 6 p.m.
Jan. 22: vs. Westminster at the PE Center, 6 p.m.
Jan. 24: vs. Lewis-Clark State at the PE Center, 6 p.m.
Jan. 16: vs. Rocky Mountain College at the PE Center, 8 p.m.
Jan. 22: vs. Westminster at the PE Center, 8 p.m.
Jan. 24: vs. Lewis-Clark State at the PE Center, 8 p.m.
Ongoing: Opening for Carroll College Art Gallery (room 034 St. Charles Hall) exhibit, "Excellence and Degrees III," which runs through March 5. The last in the three exhibits featuring the work of faculty members from colleges and universities across Montana. Artists included include Mary Ann Bonjorni, Beth Lo, Bobbi Tilton, James Bailey and David James from University of Montana-Missoula; Mark Moak from Rocky Mountain College; Norton Pease from MSU-Northern; Jeffery Conger from MSU-Bozeman; and Brian Cast and Lea Zoltowski from MSU-Billings. The gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed weekends and college holidays.
Ongoing: The Carroll Corette Library show of artist Linda McCray's exhibit, "Agape: Abstract Spiritual Paintings of Love," with the show continuing to February 21. Free. McCray's current passion in painting is taking her beliefs and translating them into universal spiritual messages that speak to others regardless of their traditions. "Motivated by the pursuit of spiritual meaning and enlightenment in her work, McCray uses light, color, and texture in her powerful, abstract compositions to create emotionally charged images which afford the faithful instruction, the seeker time for reflection, and the pilgrim a place of refuge," said H. Rafael Chacón, Ph.D., professor of art history and criticism at the University of Montana. The Corette Library is is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.-midnight. For more information call 406-933-5537.
January 26: Interested in a Career in Publishing? Carolyn Sobczak, a graduate of Carroll College, Indiana University, and the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, will be on campus for a short information session at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, where she will discuss opportunities in the publishing industry and the training the Publishing Institute provides. If you cannot attend the session but would still like information about the program or publishing in general, you can e-mail her directly at carolyn -is-at- fulcrumbooks -dot- com. The Publishing Institute is an intensive summer program covering all aspects of publishing with hands-on workshops in editing and marketing. The faculty members are, exclusively, professionals from the publishing industry and cover topics from international publishing and markets to the work of the literary agent. A job fair, with representatives on campus from publishing companies, closes the course. Job placement upon completion of the program is a serious focus of the director, Joyce Meskis, and the staff in the Denver office.
January 29: Emily Frandsen, recruiter for A Christian Ministry in the National Parks will have an info table in the Campus Center lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every summer, her organization places 250 undergraduate and seminary students in 28 different national parks. These Christian leaders work a full-time job in hospitality and, with a team, plan and lead weekly church services at their parks.
January 29: Dr. Kelly Cline presents, "The Climate Paradox: Venus, Earth, and Mars," at 7 p.m. in Simperman Hall Wiegand Auditorium, room 101-202. Free.
January 31: Up 'Til Dawn annual Rummage Sale fund-raiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All proceeds go to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which gives kids with cancer lifesaving treatment no matter what, if anything, their families can pay. Donate your stuff anytime through noon on Jan. 30 at the Carroll Associated Students of Carroll College Offices in the lower level of the Campus Center. The ASCC will accept clothes, furniture, music CDs, etc. For more info, or to donate, contact Mason Preiss at 406-431-6837 or email mpreiss -is-at- carroll -dot- edu.
January 30-31: Senior showcase performance of "American Roulette" by Chris Evans, a Montana playwright. Revolving around a high school shooting, this is a series of vignettes about the people involved and affected. Directed by Carroll senior Jocelyn Bjornstad in the Performing Arts Center.
February 2: Artist Linda McCray will offer an artist's talk and reception for her exhibit, "Agape: Abstract Spiritual Paintings of Love," in the Corette Library, conference room A, at 6 p.m. Free.
February 2: Sign-ups for the Feb. 5 Carroll-Red Cross blood drive. See the Red Cross rep in the Campus Center's upstairs lounge and enroll to give blood at a time convenient for your schedule.
February 5: Carroll-Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center.
February 7: Annual Campus Ministry Headlights Spaghetti Dinner at St. Mary's Church, 4:30 p.m., to raise funds for the spring break service trips to Rochester, NY, and Cincinnati, Ohio. There is not set cost to the dinner, donations are accepted. There will also be a raffle drawing for prizes to local restaurants. For more information or to buy raffle tickets, contact Colleen Dunne at 406-447-4333 or at cdunne -is-at- carroll -dot- edu.
February 10: Honors thesis applications are due in the office of the Academic Dean. To be eligible to apply to write a thesis, a student must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 based upon all courses completed at Carroll College and any courses accepted for transfer credit from other institutions. Applications and further information are available in the Office of Academic Affairs (O'Connell Hall, room 242).
February 11: Camp counselor positions are available at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, and representatives from the camp, located on the shores of Flathead Lake in northwest Montana, will be at Carroll College to answer questions and be available for interviews. See them in the Campus Center lobby 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the Camp's website at http://www.flbc.net/ and download an application. Contact Program Director Brooke Ells at brooke -is-at- flbc -dot- net.
February 19-March 1: Carroll College Performing Arts mainstage production of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Directed by Carroll Theatre Professor Chuck Driscoll. Carroll College Performing Arts Center. Dates and times are: 8 p.m. on Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28. Matinees are at 3 p.m. on Feb. 22 & March 1. Call 406-447-4304 for tickets and info.
February 20-22: Parents' Weekend at Carroll. A Shakespeare play, concerts, parent appreciation dinner, academic department presentations and much more! Get details online at: http://www.carroll.edu/forms/students/activities/parents.pdf. Register online at: http://www.carroll.edu/students/activities/parents.cc. For more info: asccofficers -is-at- carroll -dot- edu.
February 23: Carroll will host the 2009 state "We the People" competition, with teams of high-school seniors from around the state vying for trophies and glory in a simulated congressional hearing. The winning team will advance to the national competition in Washington, DC. "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" is a nationally recognized program of civic education created by an act of Congress and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, read: https://www.carroll.edu/about/pressreleases.php?id=10905.
February 26: Dr. Kelly Cline presents, "Lasers: On Earth and Beyond," at 7 p.m. in Simperman Hall Wiegand Auditorium, room 101-202. Free.
March 6: Deadline for nominations for the Raymond G. Hunthausen Award for Community Service, named for Archbishop Hunthausen because of his own commitment to peace and justice in his personal life and in his work with the Catholic Church. All Carroll students with a minimum of 2.0 grade point average and a demonstrated commitment to serving others are eligible. Nominate a student with a form available in Career & Testing Services offices in Borromeo Hall, or electronically from Rosie Walsh at rwalsh -is-at- carroll -dot- edu. The deadline is March 6. Certificates will be presented to each recipient at the annual Honors Convocation in April.
March 9-13: Spring Break.
March 21: Junior-Senior Banquet.
March 27: Niel Brandt, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University and American Astronomical Society Shapley Program sponsored speaker, will be the keynote star of Carroll Astronomy Weekend. An expert on high-energy astrophysics, x-ray astronomy and black holes, he will give a lecture, "X-raying Active Galaxies: Exploring the Environments of Supermassive Black Holes," at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
March 27-28: Senior Showcase of the play, "When the Rainbow Bends," directed by Carroll senior Ryan Danielson. A powerful story about the lives of three people when one of them contracts AIDS. Merton Acting Studio in the Campus Center.
April 3-4: Senior Showcase performance of "The Lion in Winter," work for mature audiences about the intrigues of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, in the Merton Acting Studio (Campus Center).
April 18-19: Softball weekend.
May 1: Last day of classes.
May 9: Centennial Celebration Kickoff at Baccalaureate and Commencement.
May 14-17: Basic Preparation Course for Parish Nurses and Health Ministers. The class will be held on the Carroll campus at the Parish Nurse Center in Simperman Hall. The cost is $390 and includes educational materials and lunches. Lodging will be available on campus at a reduced rate. The Basic Preparation Course follows the curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, St. Louis, Missouri. If interested in this course, please contact Dr. Cynthia Gustafson at 406-447-5494 or cgustafs -is-at- carroll -dot- edu.
AND COMING NEXT FALL!
September 25-27: Carroll Centennial Homecoming, with the Fighting Saints taking on UM-Western on Saturday, Sept. 26. More details in the coming months.
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