Carroll College Student Newspaper Helena, Montana The Prospector Volume 107 Edition 6 May 1 2014 Is Sodexo taking over campus? Raven Dryden Lead Writer Custodial staff no longer have to question their employment with Carroll College due to a decision announced this week by Carroll administration. For the past 16 months administration has discussed hiring Sodexo to manage the facilities department. The change in management would have required the college to lay off current custodial staff, who would have had to reapply for their jobs under Sodexo. “We had too many unanswered questions without satisfactory responses to continue the discussion at this time,” said Jim Hardwick, vice president of student life. Hardwick with President Thomas Evans, Vice President of Community Relations and Facilities, Tom McCarvel, and Vice President of Finance and Administration, Lori Petersen, made up the four-person committee that considered Sodexo’s proposal. The college was approached by Sodexo in January of 2013 with an offer to take over the facilities department at Carroll. “Sodexo believes they can provide training and processes that would allow us to provide better services,” McCarvel said in an interview before the decision was made. This was the third time since 2001 Sodexo pursued managing facilities at Carroll. The multinational corporation provides facilities management that includes technical training of employees using software and a system of management that focuses on an institutions desired level of clean. In the course of the 16-month discussion Sodexo made two preliminary proposals to Carroll and sent members of their on-site service staff to observe campus. The committee was awaiting a third formal proposal when the decision was made to forgo further discussion. “We [President Evans and I] both felt it was in the best interest of Carroll to move forward with our custodial staff, to have them responsible to the college at this point in time,” said McCarvel. “Everything we do at Carroll is for the bene¿t of our students,” McCarvel had said while the option for facilities to be managed by an outside company was still on the table. All facets of the college are being examined with a critical eye as Evans completes his second year as president. According to McCarvel, it is the job of a new president to ask how the college can do things better and attract more students. The consideration of Sodexo’s proposals follows a national trend of colleges outsourcing more and more auxiliary campus services. In regard to college campuses, “outsourcing” refers to a vendor with exclusive control of a particular campus service that was previously handled by staff of the institution. Food services, bookstores, printing, vending and security are each typical operations outsourced by institutions. Photo courtesy of Kacey Gollehon The issue joins a national discussion about whether colleges should focus their resources and energy on academics, teaching and research rather than auxiliary services. “I believe that the employees that we have here right now serve the college well and will go the extra mile to provide the services that we need,” said McCarvel More Sodexo on page 5 The Class of 2014 282 to graduate at the 104th Commencement Jay Bouchard Lead Writer "We haven't even graduated yet, and I am already looking forward to our 10year reunion," said John Iguidbashian, a graduating biology major from Portland and vice-president of the graduating class. It’s hard to tell just where these 280 graduates will be and what they will be doing 10 years from now, but it is safe to say that after they gather together on campus for the very last time on May 10, the Class of 2014 will be headed towards great things. In fact, if what they have shown the Carroll community during their four short years is any indication, these graduates will be embarking on the kind of life journeys that will mean that at his 10-year reunion Mr. Iguidbashian will be surrounded by strong leaders who are making meaningful change in the world. The Class of 2014’s various journeys will begin on May 10, when Carroll celebrates its 104th commencement. The herd of nervous, sweaty palmed, lanyard wearing freshmen that Àocked to campus in the fall of 2010 is leaving nearly four years later as a slightly less sweaty, cohesive family, perhaps just as nervous for their journeys ahead, but wearing graduation robes instead of lanyards. The class of 2014 changed and grew during their four years at Carroll. Some of them changed majors. Some changed girlfriends. Some maybe even changed majors because of their girlfriends. And all of them, even those who remained faithful to their academic and romantic pursuits, likely changed the way they see the world. Some of the members of the graduating class transferred in, some transferred back. Some threw touchdowns, some threw parties, some threw caution to the wind, and some just threw up. Most worked as interns. Many traveled abroad or on mission trips. A few met their future spouses while at Carroll, and a few of them probably don’t even know it yet. Some of these graduates grew facial hair, some grew bacteria in the lab and others in their dorm rooms. Everyone St. Baldrick's Brave the Shave Page 7 Se Seniors leave their m mark at Carroll Page 8 grew tired of the dining hall food, and nearly everyone grew up, at least a little. To recount every way in which this class grew over the past four years would be too tall a task for an amateur journalist. However, even an amateur journalist can see the many ways in which the class of 2014 and Carroll College grew side by side with and because of each other. Both this graduating class and the campus that they arrived at several years ago have undergone transformation. Since 2010, Carroll College has changed signi¿cantly. The S.T.A.C. (an acronym which amateur journalists use to appease Linda Bahr, got a new name, carpeted Àoors, and new furniture. The Castle was sacked, or at least fell off the party radar. The Library got two fancy classrooms and fewer books. The school added physics, health science, accounting, and anthrozoology majors. But most notably, in December of 2011 Tom Trebon, Carroll’s president of 10 years, resigned. These graduates, who spent much of their ¿rst two years at Carroll storming The Castle on weekends and shaking Tom Trebon’s hand on weekdays experienced abrupt changes. While they quickly realized that the days of pillaging Carroll’s most historic party house were over, the class of 2014 returned to campus in the fall of 2012 as con¿dent upperclassmen ready to be led by a new president. Dr. Thomas Evans arrived. The new president, a blessing from Austin, Texas, brought with him enthusiasm and a pulse to campus. Evans took the reins of Carroll’s leadership—marking a new era for the class of 2014. Under President Evans’ leadership Carroll began soaring to greater heights. More importantly, though, this class followed Evans’ example and became impassioned leaders. In fact, their passionate leadership is perhaps the de¿nitive aspect of this class. These graduates have proven to be some of the strongest leaders Carroll has seen in years. Softball Weekend ekend Historyy Page 14 More Class of 2014 and Commencement Calendar on page 4 2 Thursday, May 1, 2014 OPINIONS Letter from the Editor Raven's goodbye Raven Dryden Lead Writer A s you may have the noticed, the end of the school year is upon us, meaning the induction of new staff for The Prospector. The Prospector will have a whole new look next year, and I look forward to being co-editor along with Jay Bouchard. In the future I hope to be an editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine in New York. Although The Prospector isn’t exactly Cosmopolitan, I hope to bring some sass and class to the newspaper. Sydné We all attend a small liberal arts school, and for some that brings good things, and for others, it brings bad things. If there is something I have learned in the past month, it is to take advantage of those good things, and the bad things will not seem so bad. I often get frustrated with living on a small campus. Carroll does not really have that “college feeling” I got when I toured state schools. Carroll does have, however, a “family feeling.” Leaving our friends, family, and security blankets at home would not have been an easy transition if not for the family we created for ourselves here. That being said, why is it in every conversation I hear people are judging one another? "Oh my gosh, WHAT is he/she wearing? They look terrible." Last time I checked Coco Chanel did not go to Carroll, and neither did Yves Saint Laurent. Carroll does not have a standard for fashion, and neither should you. We are going to school to earn an education, not to judge other people to make us feel better about ourselves. College is about making lasting memories, and learning to become contributing members of society. Our families at home are not perfect, and some family members drive us crazy, but we include them and love them anyways. If students at Carroll are our family while we are away from home, we should treat them like a family. We need to appreciate every single student’s uniqueness, and learn to be open-minded. Everyone has his or her own story to tell, and each person brings something to the world. Without uniqueness, life would be very boring. Open your mind, and do not be afraid to be yourself. This is my last ¿rst of college. You therefore have divine permission to break from studying and read on. I joined the staff of The Prospector fall of my sophomore year, having never written a lick for a newspaper. I sat in the ¿rst meeting frightened at the list of story ideas that was taller than the editor was that year. “What the heck am I doing?” I said to myself, the question echoing in my syllabi-crammed head. The question sat in my weary ¿ngers as I completed article after article into the untouchable hours of 1 a.m. The question was on my mind when I overcame my deepest fear and talked to a football player to cover the Fighting Saints upsetting 2012 season. It was the question I asked myself as I sat nervously in O’Connell waiting to interview the new president. I read in the Carroll College mission statement that our liberal arts education is tailored to ask the big questions. You know, meaning of life stuff. I must make a confession coupled with an apology to my professors. Though I have contemplated those questions, the most frequent question on my mind over the past four years has been, “What the heck am I doing?” I haven’t answered it, and I hope I never do. Because when that was the question on my mind, it meant I was about to happen on greatness. Yes, I just used a big word. Greatness. When I barreled down Guad Hill sandwiched between four strangers on a plastic Wal-Mart toboggan, woke up to a policeman’s Àashlight while camping on home plate at Ryan Park, shared my Shellie’s milkshake with that boy at 1:30 a.m. after the Barn Dance, and skidded after Father Marc on a steep Italian hill while hiking to the hermitage where St. Francis of Assisi prayed—the question was there, and with it opportunity. The Faculty Adviser: Brent Northup Editorial & Design: Wayne Klinkel Lacey Middlestead News Editor: Cody Tredik Feature Editor: Katie Cummings Photographers: Kacey Gollehon Eileen Heilman Lead Writers: Jay Bouchard Raven Dryden FT CNA’s Needed! Design: Allie Reynolds Staff Writers: Joe Acosta Marcus Anduaga-Arias Jacob Babcock Jordy Blaine Dane Bullen Zane Clark Maj De Christopher Anne Duletski Connor Garcia Eileen Heilman Alaina Hull Nick Jenkins Nate Kavanagh Josh McCormick Ryden Meyer Hannah Slusser Jared Smith Joe Stoutt Griffin Stiles Cody Tredik Briar Voy Gabby Weber Raven Dryden is the lead writer of The Prospector and will graduate this spring with a degree in communication studies. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism after graduation. Big Sky Healthcare & Rocky Mountain Healcare Prospector Editor: Sydné Cook This question drove me through the intersection of abandon and fear. Where you can choose to embrace abandon – and the vulnerability that comes with it – or to park yourself at the stop sign that reads, “Not-possible.” It’s true, the question can be a good consideration, that angel on your shoulder when you are about to do something stupid or illegal. However, I propose the question is the beginning of you doing something right. When you feel completely unprepared, ill-equipped and raw – that is when brilliance happens. When you can’t rely on what you know, you tap into a resource deep within that breeds openness and creativity. Not only do you learn that you CAN do it, you learn what you are MEANT for. In writing for The Prospector the past three years I found a place for my profound curiosity and desire to experience everything. I learned my writing can clear up misunderstandings and allow someone to live a better life in their community. I realized I have a passion for people, a love of listening to them talk about their life and a heart that longs to make their uniqueness known. Maybe my apology is null and void; because though I haven’t been plagued by the big questions, maybe the question that has been the undercurrent of my college experience brought me to that purpose and meaning we all strive for. Only when you feel the helplessness within “What the heck…?” are you free to discover your passions and pursue them with your whole heart. If you came to college for answers, I hope you found some. But even more I hope the rest of your life is bolstered with one question: What the heck am I doing? Multiple shifts avaiMable New grads and qualified students encouraged to apply Competitive pay, benefits and rewarding work Apply in person: Big Sky Healthcare 2475 Winne Ave. Rocky Mountain Healthcare 30 South Rodney OR apply online: welcov.com/car welcov.com/careers AA/EEO Thursday, May 1, 2014 OPINIONS 3 Are the new apartments worth the extra cost? Ryden Meyer E Staff Columnist ver had the problem of wanting to live off campus, while still living on campus? A new alternative to off campus living has come to Carroll College. The new Carroll apartments are of¿cially open for sign ups. Maureen Ward, the director of community living, has stated that a large amount of students have already signed up for these apartments for the upcoming school year. This leads to many people asking the question, are the apartments worth the price? It seems like living off campus would be cheaper,” said Erin Reynolds, a junior psychology and anthrozoology major from Seldon, N.Y. “The real bene¿t I see is how close they are to campus.” The price of living in the apartments is $400-450 a month depending on whether you live in a two or three bedroom apartment. This price doesn’t include furnishing, but does include water, Internet, and sewage. Students living in off campus houses and apartments have stated the average price is closer to $300-350 a month. “Once people are actually living there we will know whether or not it’s a good deal,” said Inderbir Bains, freshman biochemistry major from Spokane, Wash. The price differential could deter students from wanting to live in apartments, rather than getting their own house off campus. “Students seem really excited about the look and feel of the new apartments,” said Ward. “The students know the price difference, but seem okay with it due to the convenience” The building is de¿nitely new and the interior appears to be nice and high quality. The actual apartments are surprisingly spacious, and come equipped with a dishwasher, oven and fridge. Although well made, a couple of problems could deter students. The apartments don’t have a washer or dryer, and friends of opposite genders can’t live together, unless they are married. Although the price could deter some, the convenience of location and independence could be exactly what students are looking for at Carroll. “These apartments could be really cool,” said Bains. Photos courtesy of Eileen Heilman School's not out for the summer Zane Clark Staff Columnist College is full of obstacles. Those pesky global diversity and philosophy requirements when your major has nothing to do with the Bay of Pigs or the Gospel According to Luke just name a few. If you feel pressed for time and want to focus on your major’s classes, then Carroll’s summer school program might just be for you. Personally, I am truly envious of those students who came to college with a year’s worth of credits. Who doesn’t want to graduate in three years! Nicole Schumacher, a sophomore from Helena majoring in elementary education enjoyed the classes she took over the summer and really felt on top going into her next year. “It isn’t about the suckiness of studying during a beautiful day, or an additional loan. It’s about making the college experience you want to have to become the person you want to be,” said Schumacher. “For me, that’s about having a lighter class load to really focus on what I’m learning and have a life outside of a textbook.” The summer school program here isn’t even very expensive. Each student pays $650 per credit they take; compared to a normal semester, summer credits are discounted almost 40 percent. Compared to summer credits in the past, this summer they are discounted 30 percent. “I am an advocate of summer classes… they enabled me to graduate early and save money,” said Janet Riis. Janet Riis, the director of ¿nancial aid, also did summer school when she was a student here at Carroll, an undisclosed amount of years ago. Almost 50 classes are offered during the summer that encompasses a broad ¿eld of subjects. Classes such as Basic Communication, Spanish, statistics, and business, just name a few. These classes work just the same as if you took them during the semester. You get the same awesome professor, but they just go at a faster pace to get through all of the material in less than a month's time. Summer school here at Carroll is for everyone. If you stay in Helena over the break then it should be a de¿nite check on your to-do list. Who knows, maybe you could be graduating a year early? But for whatever it’s worth, most importantly, have a great summer. 4 4 Thursday, May 1, 2014 CAMPUS More Class of 2014 from page 1 “They’re well rounded students who are concerned about academics and have time to lead, volunteer, and celebrate life,” said Pat Harris, Director of Student Activities. “They’ve taken on many leadership roles here at Carroll and in Helena.” Annette Walstad, Director of Academic Support and Advising, also spoke to these graduates’ leadership. “I am struck by their outreach, and initiative to get involved,” said Walstad. “And it’s not just because they want to build their resumes, it’s because they have passion.” The class of 2014 has willingly stepped up. Some of them have led retreats. Some of them have led clubs. Others have led mission trips and service projects. Still others have led student government, Carroll’s sports teams, backpacking trips and formation groups. Following their president’s example, the Class of 2014 stepped up to lead Carroll College. “They have been great examples to all the other students at Carroll,” said Harris. “As the class of 2014 graduates many leadership roles will have to be ¿lled.” The leadership of this class manifested itself in many ways. In fact, their leadership is what allowed them and others to grow at Carroll. “I have grown so much in these last four years,” said Kelsey Walsh, an elementary education major from Missoula. “Without all of the love and support from this class and our Carroll family I wouldn't be the person I am today.” Cody Hopkins, a graduating chemistry major from Davenport, Wash. echoed Walsh. “Carroll is a place where children go to become adults,” said Hopkins. “This school helped me discover and pursue my passions in a way that no other place could. I credit and thank this place for an unforgettable past and a promising future.” So it would certainly seem that this class grew far more than facial hair and unwanted bacteria in their dorm rooms. As Hopkins pointed out, these graduates became adults over their four years here. That Carroll is a place where students grow physically, intellectually, and spiritually is evidenced by the many spiritual leaders who sprung from this class. “Over the past four years, the men's and women's formation groups, now called COR and VIA, have grown tremendously, establishing our campus faith more correctly” said Matt Harrison, a graduating biology major from Missoula. “Freshman year there were 10-15 men who would gather; now there are more than 30.” This class also produced seven Peer Ministers who are graduating on May 10. Codi Krueger, Katie Hanson, Celeste Petesch, Jackie Nickel, Sam MotaMartinez, Tessa Berg, and Fred Woelkers are among the Peer Ministers whose positions will need to be ¿lled next fall. Like Patrick Harris said, this class invested its time in leadership, service, and celebration. The class of 2014 took service seriously. In addition to the emergence of the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, this class engaged actively in service here in Helena, across the country, and throughout the world. Some of these graduates served on Headlights trips to Denver, Kansas City, and Rochester, New York. Some of them students served with Habitat for Humanity in Los Angelas, Galveston, Texas, and Naples, Florida. Others served with Engineers Without Boarders in Guatemala and Mexico. Some of them, like Cody Hopkins, Keeli Nelson, and Colton Watt, served as CAs. “This class has been especially service oriented,” said Cathy Day, Carroll’s Associate Academic Dean. “They’ve proven it’s just a given that serving others is what Carroll students are called to do.” As Sam Mota-Martinez, a graduating biochemistry major from Pasco, Wash., observed, “Serving Helena allowed our hearts, minds, and hands to be formed by the service itself and by the people that we had the honor to serve.” In addition to their strong leadership and service, the class of 2014 also showed that they know how to celebrate. Members of the Class of 2014 celebrated four softball weekends and a few even celebrated softball weekend championships. Some celebrated Mass on Guad Hill and in the mountains. Some celebrated victories over Montana Tech and a few even celebrated national championships. Most celebrated good grades, a few celebrated mediocre grades, and some of them celebrated bad grades. And all will exaggerate the number of times they celebrated on weekends at the Castle. “All we ever worried about was living it up, having a good time and having each other’s' backs,” said Emily Harris, a graduating health science major from Missoula. “Oh, and of course we went to class and studied on occasion.” This class celebrated in a variety of ways. But, like Pat Harris said, they all know how to celebrate life. Soon their four year journey will culminate with one ¿nal celebration: Commencement. On May 10 this class will gather one ¿nal time. Before they walk across the stage and accept their diplomas they will be addressed by special guest Mark Semmens, Chair of the board of Trustees. Stuart Allyn, a graduating biochemistrymolecular biology major from Boise, Idaho will address his class as the student speaker. Though they may not celebrate together again until their 10-year reunion, in the Àeeing years between now and then it seems certain that the Class of 2014 will continue to grow, to lead, to serve, and to celebrate life. Commencement calendar Jay Bouchard Lead Writer Before the class of 2014 crosses the stage in the PE center to receive their diplomas on May 10, there will be several important events in the days and hours leading up to the graduation ceremony. From 10:00am-3:00pm on Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8, all graduates can pick up their caps, gowns, hoods, and their Baccalaureate Mass tickets in O’Connell Hall. Also, during this time the graduating seniors will have an opportunity to bring items for the class time capsule. At 10:00am on Friday, May 9, the Commissioning Ceremony for the graduating Carroll ROTC cadets, Sean Donahue and Angelo Malisani, will be held in the rotunda of the Montana State Capital building. Major Dana Barnicoat will lead the ceremony and Colonel Bryan Fox of the Montana National Guard will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to attend. At 1:00pm on Friday all graduates must attend the mandatory graduation rehearsal. At this rehearsal the graduates will learn the order of procession, how to put on their gowns, how to wear their caps and hoods, and all of the details regarding the commencement ceremony. After the rehearsal, at 3:00pm on St. Albert’s Lawn, Dr. Tom and Lisa Evans will make a toast to the graduating class. Each graduate will get a commemorative champagne glass and share a toast with President Evans. After the toast, the graduates will ¿ll their time capsule with special relics from their past four years. Also following the toast, the bricks on the alumni walk with the names of the 2014 graduates will be unveiled. Families and guests are encouraged to attend but only the graduates and the President will be toasting. Also on Friday evening, at 6:00pm is the Nursing Recognition Ceremony. During this ceremony the 36 nursing graduates will receive pins and commemorate their four years together in nursing school. A reception for this event starts at 5:30pm and the ceremony will begin at 6:00pm at the PE center. All are invited to this ceremony marking Carroll’s 40th class of baccalaureate nurses. At 10:00am on Saturday morning, May 10, the graduates and their families will have an opportunity to gather in Mass one ¿nal time. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at the Cathedral of St. Helena. Graduates will meet on the south lawn of the Cathedral at 9:30am before processing into the Mass. Admission to the Baccalaureate Mass is by ticket only. Each graduate is issued two tickets. Following the Baccalaureate Mass the graduates will assemble on the steps of the Cathedral for a class photograph. From 11:00am-1:00pm there will be a commencement brunch in the Campus Center. All family and guests of the graduates are invited to the brunch. Graduates eat for free but the brunch costs $15 for family members and guests. For children 10 and younger the brunch costs $8. All tickets must be ordered beforehand. The classes of 1964 and 1954 will also be honored during commencement weekend. The class of 1964, the ‘gold’ graduates, will be celebrating their 50-year reunion. The class of 1954, the ‘purple’ graduates, will be celebrating their 60year reunion. The purple and gold jubilee reunion offers several events or the alumni throughout the weekend. From 1:00-3:00pm on Friday, May 9, the welcome reception and check in for the reunion classes will be in the campus center lobby. At 1:30pm the alumni are invited to take a tour of campus and at 3:00pm they are invited to attend the unveiling of the bricks ceremony. At 6:00pm the purple and gold graduates will have a social hour and dinner in the campus center lobby. The purple and gold graduates are also invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass at 10:00am Saturday, May 10. Afterward, at 11:00am there is brunch for the reunion classes in the Brondel Center at the Cathedral of St. Helena. Following the commencement ceremony the reunion classes will also have a jubilee reception from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The 104th Commencement ceremony will begin at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 10. The doors of the PE center open at 1:00pm and all students, families, and guests are invited to attend. Please join the Carroll community in celebrating the class of 2014! Seniors heading to higher education Jordy Blaine Staff Writer For many seniors, May 10th, 2014 will mark the end of their time at Carroll College, but it also marks the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. Many students are moving on into a diverse range of careers and opportunities. For some, the way forward is clear. For others, it may take a little bit more thought. Regardless, we have a great group of people shipping out from Helena, Mont., and this is just a glimpse at some of the many plans that this class has for its future. This year, many students will be continuing their education in graduate school. Of those, several students will be shooting for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Sam Cotnoir, Kailey Edgar, and Abby Mytty will all be attending the University of Montana, while Haley Jensen will head to Creighton University. Also from the Health Science ¿eld is Shannon Schober, who will pursue a Ph.D. in Dental Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. A few others will be continuing their studies in Engineering, such as Costner Quick in Engineering Science down in Texas and Tanner Grimstad in Civil Engineering. Grimstad, a Missoula, Mont. native, has yet to decide which school he will attend, but plans to pursue his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering. “I am excited because I am looking forward to improving my knowledge of a speci¿c ¿eld within civil engineering and bringing myself closer towards my career goal” he said. Megan Towles, a communication major, will attend graduate school at the University of Denver. Erin Johnson is heading to Arizona State University to study at the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication and Journalism, and aspires to one day be an international correspondent for a large network. “I’ve always enjoyed school and decided to continue my education in television broadcasting,” said Johnson. ”I’m very excited and am looking forward to ‘getting my career on.’” The ROTC graduates also have bright futures ahead of them. Cadet Sean Donahue will be commissioning and going to the U.S. Army Basic Of¿cer Leadership Course for Engineering. Cadet Angelo Malisani is going into the Montana Army National Guard as a Logistics Of¿cer. Another option some graduates are taking advantage of is the opportunity to volunteer with various service organizations. Logan McLean will be volunteering with AmeriCorps, a U.S. Government program dedicated to intensive community service. Emily Dean will be using her skills for Teach for America, a non-pro¿t organization that allows college graduates to commit to two years of teaching in a low-income community. A few graduates will also be chasing their dream jobs. Rayme McKelvey has committed to an internship at Walt Disney World in Florida starting in May. Many others will join these individuals as they walk across the stage, and move forward to the next exciting phase in their lives. Whatever they are going into, the class of 2014 will make the Carroll family proud, and continue to learn and grow in their careers. The faculty, staff, and current students wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors. Thursday, May 1, 2014 More Sodexo from page 1 about the decision to forgo consideration of hiring Sodexo to manage the facilities department. An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education from 2005 states that “Small colleges may have the most to gain from outsourcing because they often lack both the ¿nancial resources and the staff expertise to handle auxiliary operations on their own.” The same article reported information from a survey completed by 325 institutions that belong to the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. The survey found money was the number one reason colleges seek outside vending. The primary concern of these institutions when in the decision to outsource was loss of institutional control and loss of potential revenue. The survey reported that employee morale was the most dif¿cult part of outsourcing. Sodexo has managed Carroll Dining Services for nearly 50 years, according to Linda Bahr, general manager of Carroll dining services. McCarvel noted the company’s commitment and investment in the institutions where it does business is evident in the remodel of the dining hall in the summer of 2012. “The money part of it [the possible change] was the investment Sodexo would have made in the college,” said McCarvel. According to McCarvel, Sodexo’s preliminary proposals could not match the caliber of the investment they had demonstrated in the dining hall remodel. “It’s my hope that the dialogue about whether or not to bring in another company would prompt a selfexamination by the department on ways they think they could do better,” said Hardwick. Earlier this month McCarvel hosted a faculty and staff meeting that squelched rumors that a proposal had been accepted and facilities would be run by Sodexo beginning fall semester 2014. Many employees “came into that meeting thinking there was a contract,” said Jacob Hanley, assistant director of St. Charles Hall. According to Hanley, the nerve-wracking rumors had spread among staff members of the small campus in the course of four or ¿ve months. Prior to the ¿nal decision by administration many custodians declined to comment publicly about the issue. Several shared feelings of uncertainty about the future and voiced concern that as Sodexo employees they would not receive bene¿ts equal to their current bene¿ts as Carroll staff. The staff was assured during the meeting that if they were to be rehired by Sodexo their salaries and bene¿ts would not change; though the tuition remission granted to all Carroll employees did not have the same security. 5 CAMPUS “He made it clear Carroll College employees wouldn’t be paid any lower than they are now,” said Hanley. At the meeting, an employee asked McCarvel if Sodexo was challenging Carroll employees or Carroll management with the possible proposal. McCarvel responded that it was a matter of management. The proposal was under signi¿cant consideration because administration thought the training and software support Sodexo offers with their management could be better for employees, Hardwick said. With the decision off the table it is now in Carroll’s hands to look internally and consider the observations Sodexo made about the campus. “Awareness precedes change,” McCarvel said, citing the well-known axiom. The proposals from Sodexo have shed light on areas where Carroll facilities could improve. This week McCarvel began discussions with facilities managers on how to move forward. At the top of the list is to use an annual student and employee survey to understand how the job they are doing is perceived. Understanding these perceptions will help the department identify areas to develop. In addition to developing a system of feedback between management and employees Carroll is also hoping to create a better work order system and provide a professional uniform to reÀect the pride the staff have in working for the college. McCarvel has already taken employee comments from the meeting to heart and plans to further the discussion with how management can help them do their jobs better. “I believe we can do it … let’s refocus and work a little harder,” he said. Custodial employees requested more feedback from management would help them perform their duties better. “I think we need to get over the attitude of ‘Oh that’s not my area,’” said Suzie Conroy who has been a facilities employee for four years. Conroy worked on campus for Sodexo for 11 years prior to being hired on the custodial staff. “We have a good job here, we are paid well and get good bene¿ts and our kids get to go to school here … you get what you give,” Conroy said, prior to learning that her job as a Carroll employee was secure for the next academic year. When McCarvel was a student a professor once asked on an exam what the name of the custodian on his residence hall Àoor was. The custodial relationships with students are more than that. “They care deeply for our students,” said McCarvel. Genocide Remembrance Gabby Weber Staff Writer Genocide Remembrance Day took place on Wednesday, April 23 and was much more unique this year at Carroll College, as a number of students, including a survivor, took part in presenting personal accounts, poems and stories. Irma Maksic-Rich, a senior nursing major from Helena, was a young child living in Bosnia when the Bosnian genocide took place. “The evening brought a lot of really amazing stories and experiences from students to light,” said Ashley Smith a junior communication major from Billings, a student speaker whose greatgrandparents survived the Armenian genocide. “It was awesome to see so many people come.” Additionally, Jill Harmon, a senior biology major from Hamilton, Mont., read poetry, Image Theater presented a piece highlighting precursors to the genocide, United Methodist Church led a prayer, all followed by a moment of silence to honor those affected by a genocide. Alex Chopyak, a sophomore education major from Longmont, Colo., commented on being a part of this day of remembrance and why it is important to remember. “It was an amazing experience. Understanding what it was that these people went through during these times of horrible genocide is an important part of human history. Learning about this and remembering the people that suffered during it can really help the world so that this type of thing can never happen again.” While the Genocide Remembrance Day is typically set aside for remembering the victims of the Armenian Genocide, Carroll takes the opportunity to recognize all of those affected by genocide, including the Armenian, Rwandan, Bosnian, Holocaust, Cambodia and Darfur. Philosophy Circle gives students freedom of inquiry persons in the circle are not philosophy students) feel not only that they have the Staff Writer ability but even the need to express their reasoned beliefs in it,” said Hall. If Plato were to step into a DeLorean The Philosophy Circle resonates very and speed into the present to the Carroll positively with the students as well. College Scola on a lucky Friday night, he “The atmosphere allows for people to would feel right at home. speak their mind without fear of being The Carroll College philosophy judged and the discussions are very open department rebooted its Philosophy and engaging,” said Josh McCormick, a Circle this year, and it has become a large communication major from Bismark, N.D. success. The Philosophy Circle was “Listening to others ideas de¿nitely helps started in 2008 by Elvira Roncalli, chair me to reanalyze my own ideas and allows of Carroll’s philosophy department. The those involved to gain a more uni¿ed gathering is organized by Dr. Edward understanding of life in general.” Glowienka and Dr. Eric Hall, both The group originally met at philosophy professors at the Red Atlas coffee shop, but Carroll. rapidly gained popularity and “It’s an open and rather outgrew the establishment as informal opportunity for the group’s popularity spread. students and faculty to gather The Philosophy Circle now and discuss broad philosophy meets in the Scola located subjects,” said Glowienka. between Simperman Hall and The Philosophy Circle the Fortin Science Center. is an open forum, meaning Refreshments are generously that unlike a classroom provided by Student Life. Dr. Glowienka environment where a professor “I value the space it philosophy professor teaches and students take provides to interact with notes, it is an open discussion. students and other faculty,” A reading is provided in said Glowienka. advance and students can attend and Both students and instructors ¿nd the discuss with professors and fellow experience very enriching and valuable students on their thoughts and views to their academic experiences. The about the assigned readings. Subjects that Philosophy Circle is running on all have been talked about include personal cylinders and shows no signs of slowing identity over time, how people are led down. to do evil, pleasure and value as well as “NetÀix is still gonna be there when you many other engaging philosophical topics. get home,” said Glowienka. “What else is “I value the freedom of inquiry and college for other than to think about things thought in Philosophy Circle and, more you might not have the opportunity to importantly, that students (and most think about?” Jacob Babcock “Netflix is still going to be there when you get home." Philosophy event raises awareness for students and having the chance to learn more about the ethical issues in today’s medical world Staff Writer was very bene¿cial,” said Jill Glass, a freshman nursing major from Bismarck, Carroll put its thinking N.D. cap on at the MountainFour more sessions Paci¿c Region of the Society took place on Friday, of Christian Philosophers April 4 in the morning and annual conference held afternoon. The talks were Thursday, April 3 and Friday, on virtues, medical moral April 4 at Carroll College in enhancement, dealing Helena. with cancer diagnosis, the The two day philosophy abortion debate, the nature conference featured papers of human person-hood, the developing the themes of problem of evil, and moral Christian ethics and health vegetarianism. care. The plenary speaker The conference brought Dr. Roncalli on Thursday, April 3 in professors, community philosophy professor was Christopher Kaczor, members, and students of Loyola Marymount alike who desired to University, who spoke on become more informed on “Conscientious Objection and Health the issues presented. Care Professionals.” “We live in a complex world and are Conscientious objection is a tense issue faced with many dif¿cult decisions. and refers to the debate over whether or Gaining an awareness of ethical issues and not health care professionals should have how to approach them helps us with these the right to refuse performing certain dif¿cult decisions,” said Elvira Roncalli, operations due to moral beliefs. associate professor of philosophy. “I plan on being involved in medicine Josh McCormick “We live in a complex world and are faced with many difficult decisions." 6 Campus Thursday, May 1, 2014 "The Sleeping Giant" Nick Jenkins Staff Writer W hile Carroll College was going crazy for Softball Weekend, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was hard at work in Portland. Carroll’s chapter of the ASCE competed in the annual concrete canoe race with their canoe, "The Sleeping Giant." A group of students represented Carroll at Portland State University in Oregon. This year’s team took tenth place out of 13 contestants. The engineering of a concrete canoe made for racing has been a long-standing tradition for the engineering students of Carroll. Gary Fischer, a civil engineering professor, has been the faculty advisor for ASCE since 2006. He had some very fond memories about the competition throughout the years. “Back at Portland State in 2008, the canoe broke completely in half,” said Fischer. “It didn’t sink, but we didn’t bring it back because it was pretty much garbage.” Fischer has worked alongside students to keep Carroll a competitive ¿gure in the concrete canoe scene. He mentions certain students that are integral to the projects completion. “The overall Canoe captain is Patrick Majerus, he’s responsible for coordinating all the activities with the project. The person responsible for the concrete mix design is Kayla Bayer. We also have Brittany Crawford form designing the canoe with AutoCAD drawings,” said Fischer. Patrick Majerus, an active participant in not only ASCE, but also Engineers Without Borders, has had his share of good times with the competition. “Last year, our canoe sunk right after we crossed the ¿nish line on our last race,” said the junior engineering major form Valier, Mont. “It was kind of fun to see it sink but also ¿nish all the races.” Majerus lead the team to Oregon with his main goal of overcoming minor mistakes in the past. Cariss Yedica, Pat Mejerus, and Chase Eaton “This time around we concentrated on our travel going more smoothly so we don’t have cracks in our canoe before we even start racing.” Majerus also pointed out that all students are welcome to help with future projects, even the non-engineering majors. “It’s a great opportunity, it’s a lot of fun and we can always use more help,” said Majerus. Photo courtesy of Kacey Gollehon Thursday, May 1, 2014 7 Campus Brave the Shave shavers. In total, Carroll students and staff raised nearly $4,000 in donations for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Staff Writer “I do it for the children,” said Steven, It was a chilly morning on March 22 Cornish, a junior biochemistry major from when Carroll volunteers and participants Helena, prior to stepping up to the stage. for the St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave “Especially for young women who lose event crowded into the lower CUBE. their hair because of cancer.” He noted Chairs ¿lled with volunteers, spectators later that his head felt lighter and colder and friends were lined up facing the center without any hair. stage where shavees were called up two “I feel like I’m wearing a tight hat,” at a time. The stage was covered in hair, said Ruth Lerum, a junior English for the air was ¿lled secondary education major with music, nervous from Idaho Falls, Idaho, laughter, excited after braving the shave with chattering and the a smile beaming across her buzzing of electric face. A junior at Carroll, trimmers. Every time Lerum raised more than a shavee was called $750 alone in donations and to the stage and stood also gave her hair to Locks up, another stepped of Love. Lerum had wanted down with a hairless to participate in Brave the head, all in the name Shave in years past but she Steven Cornish of ¿ghting childhood says, “I wanted to wait until junior cancer. my hair was long enough to biochemistry Participants of donate.” Brave the Shave Many participants like Helena acted as donaters, Lerum likewise donated volunteers, or “shavees”. The Capital Hill their own hair if they were able. Even Barber offered its services and equipment those who did not actively volunteer came for the event and acted as the of¿cial to show their support. Marcus Anduaga-Arias “I do it for the children. Especially for young women who lose their hair because of cancer." Ruth Lerum Phillip Lerum, Ruth Lerum, and Steven Cornish To Date Ryan Edens $4,282 32 175,000 RAISED PARTICIPANTS KIDS DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR Kathleen Schut and Hannah McDermott Photos courtesy of Kacey Gollehon 8 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Senior Profiles Brenteson is off to Medical School Brenteson. Brenteson decided to apply to the University of Washington and the Staff Writer University of North Dakota because they were among the top medical schools in the country and both ecently accepted were close to home. He into med school, got accepted into both, Rob Brenteson but decided that he would is very excited attend the University of to take the next step in Washington in Settle next his journey to become a year. doctor. Rob Brenteson Brenteson is part of “I have had to sacri¿ce a the WWAMI program lot of things these past four senior which requires that he years, but it paid off when biology stays around for a year in I got accepted into med Conrad, Mont. Montana. school,” said Brenteson. “I have to spend my Brenteson who is ¿rst year of med school in Bozeman then originally from Conrad, Mont., has been I get to go to Seattle for a year, and after a biology major with a chemistry minor that I ¿nish my clinical rotation in either throughout his four years here at Carroll. Washington or Montana if I choose to do “It’s a challenging program and a lot that,” said Brenteson. of students decide to change majors within the ¿rst year at Carroll; I’m really lucky that I’m doing what I love,” said Anne Duletski R “I'm really lucky that I'm doing what I love." 14 Class of ' Photo courtesy of Rob Brenteson 3.27 Average GPA :Xk`\?Xej\ic\Xm\jXcXjk`e^`dgi\jj`fe Jared Smith Staff Writer L eadership comes in different styles, from the “lead by example” to those that desire power. However, there is one leadership style that speaks volumes and it’s done without using words. “Catie is a silent leader,” said Maureen Boyle, the coach of Carroll’s volleyball team. “She wanted to win like everyone else, but she was pleasant and didn’t add pressure to her teammates.” Catie Hanser, a senior elementary education major from Billings, played libero (a defensive position) for the last four years and set a school record for digs with 42 last year. Catie, the oldest of four, followed in her parents footsteps to Carroll’s front door. Her mother was a two sport athlete at Carroll. She too played volleyball. Catie’s leadership abilities can be seen in her work ethic, persistence, and integrity. Her smile and positive nature are other silent leadership qualities. That’s because it shows others that even when things aren’t going your way that you can still persevere. During Catie’s time here she has Photo courtesy of Catie Hanser managed to beat Carroll’s own football coach, Mike Van Diest at racquetball, a feat that Catie is proud of. “She got in two wins when we ¿rst started,” said Van Diest. “She’s very competitive and has a great backhand.” However, it wasn’t just her ability to play racquetball that caught Van Diest’s attention. “Catie’s one of those types that you can’t put her passion on paper,” said Van Diest. “She’s one of those students that could be a put on a poster showing what Carroll’s all about.” Boyle was very high on Catie’s impact on the volleyball team. “She gave all she had and was solid as a rock,” said Boyle. “Catie is an inspiration for others and I learned more from her than I taught her.” Not only has Catie played volleyball and got in a couple of racquetball wins, but she teaches hot yoga, which is done in room set at 100 degrees, in Helena. These are the kind of leadership qualities we wish we all had, especially the smile. Catie plans on sticking around Helena for at least the next year to be a student teacher. After that she has thoughts of moving to the west coast. The most important message Catie has to pass on to students is simple. “Don’t take things too seriously and have fun.” Thursday, May 1, 2014 Spotlights 9 Profiles Allyn nominated as class speaker Briar Voy Staff Writer I n the same year that a new class of freshmen start to walk the halls of Carroll College, there is a class of seniors that will be missed. Saturday, May 10 is the big day. The ceremony in which diplomas are conferred on Carroll College’s 2014 graduating seniors. You guessed it, this day is the day of commencement. The big question has been, who will the student commencement speaker be? Carroll College is proud to announce that Stuart Allyn is the 2014 commencement speaker. “He is a kind, caring person who loves Carroll and the Carroll family. He has a great sense of humor and is always ready to celebrate life. He takes time to help those around him. These wonderful characteristics are why his classmates chose him,” said Patrick Harris, director of student activities. “Stu is an awesome guy to be around all the time,” said Sean Condon, senior biology major from Laurel, Mont. Allyn will be joined by his parents Mike Allyn and Ann Montgomery from Boise, Idaho. Allyn, an honors student, is receiving his bachelor of arts in biochemistry this year. Allyn is going to Creighton next year for dental school and could not be more excited. He said that his experience at Carroll, “changed his perception of the world”. He is eager to share his knowledge. “Get involved as early as you can. My biggest regret is not getting involved earlier,” said Allyn. Not only is Allyn excited for the speech, but his peers are also looking forward to hearing his speech. “He is one of the most multi-talented people I know and Carroll was lucky to have him,” said Condon. Photo courtesy of Stuart Allyn 103 282 13 Honors Graduates Honors Scholars EfX_Bfe\$E\cjfe`jc\Xm`e^XjDi%E98 Alaina Hull Staff Writer N BA Brand Manager. Not your typical college job. Noah Koné, a graduating senior public relations major from Portland, Ore., is the man behind the title. “People think this job is just really cool all the time,” said Koné. “Really, it’s a whole lot of chaos, reading in airports, and trying to play catch up.” Koné works for former high school basketball teammate Terrence Ross, who just happens to be a small forward for the Toronto Raptors. They stayed in touch over the years, seeing each other on breaks and using social media. What started as an informal personal assistant job over a year ago transformed into a formal position as brand manager. “Basically I’m in charge of his individual marketing, charity work, social media, and off court appearances,” said Koné. For the last year Koné has been balancing this full-time job with his full-time school schedule thanks to his professors’ willingness to understand his unique position. Brent Northup, communication department chair and professor with Carroll for 25 years, has worked closely with Koné to ¿nd that balance. “Noah is a young man with his values on straight,” said Northup. “He’s honest and trustworthy. He’s already taking steps towards a successful future in the business of sports. He’ll probably be making double my salary in a decade or less, which is only mildly annoying, but mostly wonderful.” After graduation Koné will be based in Bozeman, but have the ability to travel more frequently for his job. He looks forward to having real vacations instead of working every school break. It hasn’t been an easy road, missing so much school, trying to gain respect with the big name corporations and agencies, and working in, what Koné calls, “a scummy business” where everyone is in it for themselves. But it’s not about the short game for Koné, who, ultimately, hopes to work for a large public relations agency in the future. “This all looks cool on TV, but doesn’t really mean anything,” said Koné. “I just try to make it so that what I’m doing today will be something positive for tomorrow.” Photo courtesy of Noah Kone 10 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Campus St. Charles' 3rd Main loves Vilma Eileen Heilman Staff Writer Cleaning toilets, washing out showers, scrubbing the Àoors, mopping the hallway, emptying the garbage and recycling, replacing soap, toilet paper and paper towels is just another typical work day for Vilma Saarela, the custodian of the third Àoor in St. Charles Hall. As a ¿fth-year custodian at Carroll College, Saarela’s jobs are endless and life is not easy. There is always something that needs to be ¿xed or cleaned. Scrubbing sinks and mopping Àoors is typically not the most desirable job on the planet but Saarela begs to differ, she express her joy in working at Carroll: “I like my job, [especially] when the kids approach you to express their appreciation,” said Saarela. In addition to the grati¿cation she receives at Carroll, the love and support from her family is also very important to her. Saarela has one daughter and one son at home. Her daughter’s name is Julie who is 17 and her son’s name is Jeremy who is 22. Saarela loves her kids and it is obvious when she tells stories about them: “My son bought me one of those memory foam beds but I couldn’t sleep in it! It was so uncomfortable so I told him to take it back, I don’t want this!” said Saarela. Although Saarela lives a simple life, she has lived in numerous places. She has lived in California, Seattle and even Japan! She enjoyed every experience and even though she enjoys living in Montana, she craves the sunshine: “I like Montana because it is quiet but I like the sunshine a lot. My friends in Arizona tell me to move there all the time,” said Saarela. At Carroll College, Saarela’s of¿cial job title is staff and custodian. However, when a student comes to her for help, she is more than happy to tackle the problem head on: “If I can take care of it myself, then I do it, but if I need somebody or if it is not my duty then I’ll call the of¿ce,” said Saarela. Saarela is the face of the third Àoor and whenever seen, students know they will get a big smile and a warm greeting. “She really is so nice, she always says hello to me in the mornings,” said Jordy Blaine, a sophomore communication major and third-Àoor St. Charles resident. Hearing “be careful” is not an unusual statement from Saarela as she is always mopping, washing or cleaning the bathroom and hallway walkway. Saarela enjoys working around college students. Each year, different students walk her halls and the faces are always changing. Regardless, Saarela feels as if she has a second family at Carroll due to the loving and friendly students who walk the halls. “I like the kids, they are very appreciative and they are very friendly,” she says. “They make me feel like I am a mom, all over again.” Photo courtesy of Carroll College Admissions A Night On Us With itineraries in hand, high school seniors who had been admitted to Carroll College swarmed the campus on March 21, 2014. This was just the beginning of the adventure. Every year, Carroll hosts the Night On Us event where admitted students can get a feel for what living at Carroll is really like. Numerous activities including swing dancing, laser tag, free coffee at the hub and more, are set up by Carroll to show prospective students a good time. “It was the con¿rmation that I wanted,” said Chris McClafferty-Helley, a current sophomore political science major, about his own personal experience. “A Night on Us showed how welcoming the Carroll community was,” Said McClafferty-Helley. But not everyone agrees with how the event is set up. Dion Granger-Troy, a sophomore international relations major, hosted a prospective student his freshman year. “It would be great if we could take the students off campus,” said Granger-Troy. “We are so close to town.” Even though there are a few qualms with the rules of the event, over all A Night On Us seems to be a good experience for everyone. Especially because Carroll is able to learn from bad experiences, explained John Perkins, Carroll Gold Team member. “The activities are designed to show the fun side of Carroll and I think more students will come as a result of that," said Perkins. Good news for chemistry research students Cody Tredik Staff Writer The additions and improvement to our beautiful campus continues with the completion of the new E.L Wiegand Integrated Research and Learning Lab. The new laboratory, which offers more space and state of the art technology, is slated to accommodate two new upper level chemistry courses in the Department of Natural Sciences next fall, though students and faculty are already utilizing the ¿nished lab. Dr. Colin Thomas, a six-year chemistry professor here at Carroll, has headed up this project for a new integrated laboratory, which ¿rst took shape about three years ago in a vision planning meeting. “We thought about what we wanted our department to be in ¿ve years, in ten years, and so on,” said Thomas. “The integrated lab offers the great hands on research and life experience for our students.” The labs are called “integrated” for several reasons. First of all, this space allows for better interaction between students and professors, with the potential for further faculty research including the participation of students. The professors are able to get assistance in their research and students are able to glean great experience which will help them for the rest of their careers. Secondly, “integrated” means that with this new lab students will be able to bring together all that they have learned for hands on chemistry. “This integrated experience will really take the students’ knowledge of chemistry from a parsed understanding to a more uni¿ed one,” Thomas noted. Students in Organic Chemistry will be able to see how elements from that class ¿t with others that they take, forming a better overall understanding. Much of this integration of knowledge will be the result of a new piece of technology available in the lab, the high resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, or NMR. The NMR is a tool used by chemists to identify and observe substances. Working similarly to an Electrocardiogram, or EKG, it shows the composition and structure of a product by having it absorb and re-emit different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. It is a nondestructive process, meaning the students sample will not be used up by the process, and the NMR runs very ef¿ciently, with a low operational cost for the college. “The NMR has been around for a while,” said Thomas, “but we have one of the newest models. There are only 2 institutions in the country with an NMR like this one, and one of those is MIT.” With all this innovative equipment, you would expect the price tag on this new lab to be pretty high, but through the gracious donations of several foundations and institutions, this new space was made possible. Fifty Six percent of the funding came from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, with other considerable grants coming from The Fortin Foundation, a NASA grant, and Carroll College itself, putting forward well over $100,000. Another great contributor is our own Carroll facilities, which Thomas points out, “a lot of the success of the construction phase came from.” Part of the NASA grant also allowed the chemistry department to scout out other Photo courtesy of Kacey Gollehon locations with this sort of integrated lab to learn how they utilize it, which will be a great asset in how the Carroll lab is used. A few of these colleges include: Bryn Mawr College and Claremont McKenna College in California. Now a part of this community, Carroll will also give feedback on how the integrated lab works for students and faculty in order to continue improving the project. But despite all of the facts, ¿gures, and bene¿ts, the main focus of this great renovation is the students. Crafting a genuine experience for students in a real world environment has always been at the forefront of all plans. “We want students to see it as a living lab and department,” Thomas concluded, “We’re very pleased, now we have to ful¿ll our promise, which is to make things better for the students.” So far, it seems that they have de¿nitely kept their promise. “I love it,” said Nathan Bollar, a junior chemistry major from Soda Springs, Idaho. “It’s been huge in teaching me new techniques, and it’s also cool to be the ¿rst set of people in it.” The inauguration and blessing of the new lab will be held on Wednesday, May 7 from 3-5 p.m. in the new integrated lab. This celebration is open to all students and faculty. Thursday, May 1, 2014 11 Campus New sports teams coming together nicely Joe Stoutt Staff Writer Since the announcement of Carroll’s new men’s soccer and softball teams, new head coaches Aaron Jackson and Doug Mello have begun the advancement of their inaugural teams. “Both coaches hit the ground running and we are very excited about what they bring to the table. They are both a good ¿t for our athletic department,” said athletic director Bruce Parker on the hirings. Aaron Jackson was announced the head softball coach by Parker in March. Jackson, the 30-year-old Helena High Graduate is thrilled to be Carroll Softball’s inaugural head coach, after spending three seasons with Frontier Conference rival, Eastern Oregon University. “It’s a great day to be a Saint, and I’m excited to get this thing started,” said Jackson. According to Parker, Jackson and the athletic department will be recruiting a minimum of 22 students for the 2014-15 season. Recruits will consist of freshmen, transfers and current students. “Recruiting is going,” said Jackson. of those matches. “We’ve got some kids committed and This will become the ¿fth program those should be announced soon, from all Mello has built from scratch after starting over Montana, Washington, North Dakota, both the men and women's programs at and more.” Siena Heights University in Michigan and According to Jackson, Luther College in the he and the athletic past. In his ¿rst season at department wish to have Siena Heights, Mello’s a solid mix of incoming women’s team was able freshmen and transfers. to reach the top ten in the Bruce Parker They are also excited to NAIA. see if they can ¿t any Mello has started to Athletic Director current students onto build his team and he the team, after the tryout that was held on says he is “leaving no stones unturned.” April 30th. While recruiting within the state “Our ¿rst goal for the ¿rst year is of Montana and all over the country, to create a culture based off our core Mello says he is looking at a handful of covenants. If we do the right things, the international players as well. He currently wins will come, that’s how I see it,” said has connects in South Africa, Guatemala, Jackson. and the United Kingdom. Similarly, Parker announced the hiring “We just want a good mix,” said Mello. of men’s soccer coach Doug Mello. Mello “I’m not a huge proponent of just local has been coaching for 37 years and has players or just international players. We built programs from the ground up several want a good mix of good student athletes times. and good soccer players.” Mello has an impressive coaching Mello also plans on holding try outs resume. He has coached a collegiate for local club players as well as current record 1,154 matches, winning over 700 students by the end of May. “Both coaches hit the ground running." “I’m looking for two or three guys who are already on campus or on the local club team, and once I move up there I’ll talk with those guys.” With Mello’s impressive track record of starting inaugural teams, Carroll sports fans have a lot to be excited about in Carroll Men’s Soccer’s ¿rst season. “We are going to surprise some people, but realistically we are going to have a young squad. My anticipation is that we are going to take some lumps, but hopefully we peak at the right time and make the NAIA playoffs.” Both coaches still have quite a bit on their plate, as their most daunting task is to ¿ll a roster with recruits by next school year. The new head coaches will also be looking at hiring assistant coaches, while building schedules and purchasing team equipment. “It’s not all about wins and losses this ¿rst year,” said Parker. “We just want solid rosters ¿lled with solid athletes and good students.” Saints wrapping up spring seasons Nate Kavanagh Staff Writer Track The Saints track teams have already proven they are among the best this outdoor season with their top 15 rankings in the national team polls. The Saints just got back from an impressive showing on April 26 at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman, Wash. Both the men’s and women’s teams came home with decorated athletes. Individual event winners for the Lady Saints included freshman Megan Mullaney of Portland, Ore. who won the 1,500 meter run and Kathleen Mulligan, a junior of Des Moines, Wash. who leaped to ¿rst in the triple jump. Nicole Davey and Mallery Knoll swept the ¿rst two spots in the 400-meter hurdles. Davey is a senior from Polson, Mont., while Knoll is a junior from Bigfork, Mont. There were numerous other Lady Saints who placed in the meet as well. The men’s team came back to Helena with a few individual winners too. Senior Easton Padden, a native of Laurel, Mont. won the pole vault event. Fellow senior Troy Solly of Issaquah, Wash. won the 800 for the Saints. The Saints also saw teammates place in the top three in running and throwing events. Both the men’s and women’s 1600-meter relay teams bested the ¿eld to earn ¿rst. Before the Saints traveled to Washington for the Cougar Invitation, they dominated the University of Great Falls track teams on April 19 in Great Falls. The men’s team beat the Argos 10747, while the women’s team won 109-45. The Saints’ ¿nal two meets will be in Missoula on May 3 for the Montana Open and May 9 for the Tom Gage Classic. The teams will end their outdoor season at the NAIA national meet in Gulf Shores, Ala. after ¿nals on May 22-24. Football The Fighting Saints were recently ranked second in the nation in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll. On April 25 the Saints completed their ¿nal spring scrimmage at Nelson Stadium; the ¿rst scrimmage was played on April 12. The Saints’ offense had an impressive showing at the latest scrimmage utilizing a mixture of run and pass plays. The defense held the Saints to a threeand-out during the ¿rst series, but the offense responded with three scores in three drives. “There was de¿nitely improvement from the ¿rst scrimmage to the second,” said Dustin Rinker, a senior of Riggins, Idaho. Rinker will return for the Saints this fall, but did not play in the ¿nal spring scrimmage. Veteran Coach Mike Van Diest noted that Rinker, along with a few /RXLH¶V&DVD'LHJR DOVR achos %XUULWRV7RVWDGDV N s ’ t I and (QFKLODGD7DFRV 3KRQHLQ 2UGHUVIRU &RQYHQLHQW 3LFNXS Tacos! (XFOLG$YH+HOHQD -DODSHQR&DUURWV %UHDNIDVW%XUULWRV DOOZLWK+RXVHPDGH 6DXFHV HOME OF THE BACONWRAPPED HOT DOG 6WXGHQWVJHW)5(( &KLSV6DOVDZLWKWKHLU,' other returning Saints, did not play in order to give younger athletes a chance to showcase their skills. “The younger players are showing some really good things,” said Rinker. “It’s exciting to see them contribute.” Rinker will play one more season with the Saints next fall. “It’s exciting to have one more year...I’m looking forward to having one last shot at a national title,” concluded Rinker. The vacant quarterback position left by graduating Dakota Stonehouse seems to have been ¿lled by sophomore Mac Roche of White¿sh, Mont. Van Diest told the Independent Record that the quarterback hopefuls will continue to be evaluated throughout the summer months and fall practices, along with the rest of the offensive, defensive, and special teams positions. The Saints open up the 2014 season on the road against Southern Oregon on September 6. Their ¿rst home game will be against arch rival Montana Tech on September 13. Golf Junior Connor Hausauer won the Frontier Conference individual title and led the Saints to a second place team ¿nish at the Larchmont Golf course in Missoula on April 29. The Saints fell to Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Hausauer, a history major from Bozeman, posted scores of 69, 68, and 77 to win by four strokes. Hausauer’s ¿rst place ¿nish earned him a trip to the NAIA national championships, which will take place May 13-16 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Taylor Ratliff of Fair¿eld, Mont. came in fourth in the Frontier ¿eld. Ratliff is a senior studying business. Hausauer was also named ¿rst team all-conference, while Ratliff was named second team allconference. The remaining men’s golfers all ¿nished in the top 25 at the conference ¿nale: Colin Gunstream (16), Justin Galiher (19), and Michael Laven (24). On the women’s side of the tournament, Carroll ¿nished third overall behind Rocky Mountain College and Lewis-Clark State College. The team was led by a top ¿ve ¿nish from Jackie Mee, a nursing major from Libby, Mont. Mee, now a junior, won the individual conference title last year. The rest of the women’s team ¿nished in the top 20 spots at the conference meet: Katie Goins (12), Lexi Pyette (17), Amanda Roberts (19), and Teryn Green (20). Before the conference championships, the Carroll linksters competed in the Lewis-Clark State College Invite in Lewiston, Idaho. Mee’s top ¿ve ¿nish led the women’s team to third place. Junior Helena native Amanda Roberts cracked the top 15 and placed twelfth for the Lady Saints. The men’s team was led again by Hausauer and Ratliff who placed 16 and 17 overall. As a team the men placed sixth. 12 Saints Abroad Thursday, May 1, 2014 Italian Pilgrimage Maj De Christopher Staff Writer In May, 2010 Father Marc Lenneman led a pilgrimage of 22 Carroll students to Italy, this May he will embark on the journey once again. The previous pilgrimage was 12 days. Four days were spent is Assisi, Italy. From there the group traveled to Rome to visit the Vatican. This time the pilgrimage will be 13 days from May 12th until May 24th and follow a similar schedule. On the previous trip Father Marc stressed the trip being a pilgrimage, not something you do for yourself, rather than a vacation or ordinary trip. Upon conclusion of the trip it was found to be a powerful and ful¿lling experience for all involved. David Leslie, a junior health and physical education major from Billings, explains that the trip is offering a oncein-a-lifetime experience with its planned agenda. For him, and possibly many others, the highlight will be celebrating mass in the tomb of St. Francis. Lesley said, “I know I’m going to see and experience so many new things and that is exciting. But at the end of the day I hope that it’s my relationship with God that grows and strengthens while we are there.” This pilgrimage is designed to present students with many new experiences as well as opportunities. Carroll offers many options for students to explore and enrich their faith including mission trips and retreats through their campus ministries. The Italy pilgrimage offers an extremely unique and ful¿lling opportunity to do just that. Photo courtesy of Eileen Heilman Jay Bouchard, Jared Howes, Angelo Brennan, Colin Gunstream, Cory Felde, Jacob Johnson, Joseph DePaso, Matthew Christians, Codi Krueger, Nate Kavanagh, David Leslie, Kayla Bayer, Tessa Berg, Kelsey Bogumill, Kaycee Brustkern, Abigail Centola, Sarah Grover, Devan Hromcik, Jessica Knapp, Gabriella Luchini, Elise Parker, Megan Planck, Elyse Ramirez, Ashley Smith, Shannon Stein, and Molly Winegart Engineers Without Borders heads to Mexico Joe Acosta Staff Writer In this mission, Carroll students will work on two projects for the Santa Maria del Mexicano Orphanage. “It’s a humanitarian mission,” said Ibrahima Niang, a freshman engineering major from Conakry, Guinea who is going on the trip. “I am super excited to go because it is a very good opportunity for me to get involved in positively impacting somebody’s life.” The upcoming work near Colon, Mexico is part of EWB’s ongoing mission to improve conditions for those in need around the world. This objective is met through sustainable engineering projects, and the Carroll College student chapter of EWB is intent on providing basic needs, such as safe drinking water and sanitation, for those who do not have suf¿cient access to them. The ¿rst project, which was recently completed but is still under routine inspection, involves the sanitation of the orphanage’s waste water into water for ¿sh farming and irrigation. The second project is continuing the construction of a pipeline that will allow water transportation from a local reservoir to spice ¿elds. Carroll’s EWB Chapter is led by President Daniela Rosales, 19, sophomore. She is a biology, Spanish and French triple major and an Honors Scholar from Loveland, Colo. A bilingual, Rosales works as a translator between Carroll workers and the orphans. “We did a few irrigation systems last fall,” said Rosales. “We set up a PVC line connecting the main line with one of the ¿elds. And now we’re ¿nishing up in May.” In addition to the work, the students form personal relationships with the children who live in the Santa Maria del Mexicano Orphanage. “Going back and getting to see the kids again is awesome,” said Rosales. “We do all the labor for them and teach them so that they can do it themselves when we leave. It’s a lot of fun.” The orphans range from elementary to high school. Rosales is the only student in EWB who speaks Spanish, but the other workers still form personal relationships with the orphans despite the language barrier, which is, in part, thanks to the use of Facebook. “These kids come from really harsh backgrounds,” said Rosales. “They wonder why these college kids go down there during their breaks, and Father Mike (the head priest at the orphanage) tells them, ‘They are here because you matter.’” One EWB goal in the mission is to raise money for the orphans through the growth and sale of oregano. This mission is called “Spices for College.” “We set up these irrigation systems so they can grow their own oregano, which is a delicacy down there,” said Rosales. “All the money we make from that will go to the orphans’ college funds.” “These kids really do matter and we want to help them succeed,” she said. “They deserve that chance. A couple of these kids have already been funded to go to college and they have been really successful.” After the Mexico trip, EWB is going to Guatemala to help build earthquake-proof walls and is later going to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean to assess any potential engineering projects for the future. For now, part of the mission is to raise more awareness to EWB’s labor. “This is important, what we’re doing,” said Rosales. “We need everybody to get on board.” For Carroll’s EWB workers, like Niang, the mission to Mexico is extremely exciting and rewarding. “We are created to help one another,” said Niang. “So let’s do it.” SURF draws crowds and showcases students Jay Bouchard Lead Writer On Tuesday, April 15, student academic achievement was on display on the Carroll campus. From 1-5 p.m., the Carroll Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) showcased the research of students from several different departments. Over 40 students presented on a variety of topics in the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The event attracted a sizable crowd from the Carroll community and beyond. Many students and faculty turned out to listen and watch the various presentations and research explanations. “What I loved about the festival is that it was so interdisciplinary,” said Alyssa Carlson, a graduating biology major from Marine on the St. Croix, Minn. “The festival combined some heavy biology, chemistry, and natural science research with traditional liberal arts research which made for a nice combination.” Carlson, who showcased her work in the library, presented her research which aimed to produce a blue light emitting molecule. “I feel the Student Undergraduate Research Festival is a great experience for those who participate in it,” said Brandon Sheafor, a biology professor and organizer of SURF. “It’s great for both the presenters and the audience members.” However, Sheafor indicated he would like to see SURF grow in the coming years. “I would like to see much more involvement by students, faculty members, and administrators than I have seen the past few years,” said Sheafor. “With more support, SURF could grow into an event that not only showcases student research but connects the entire Carroll community and positively enhances the intellectual atmosphere of our campus.” Alaina Hull presenting her thesis on gender stereotypes and self identification in College students at SURF. Photo courtesy of Carroll College Facebook Page Thursday, May 1, 2014 Did you Know? Take advantage of Carroll's Democracy Anthrozoology- is that even a Thing? Erin Reynolds Connor Garcia meetings are always open to the public as well”, said Dean. Staff Columnist “I assumed they had meetings, but I Students of Carroll College, if you love never knew they were open to the public”, Democracy you must read this article. said Chase Constantine, a sophomore Decisions are being passed, and from my health science major from Cody, Wyo. surveys very few students have had a say The confusion seems to be in the in the decision making process. communication process (a ¿eld which I You know what? That’s mostly our am currently studying intently). Many of faults for not being more aware of some of the students aren’t aware what’s going on; the things going on around school. they just go with the Àow; like a herd of I interviewed 20 people and only 18 sheep. said that they had a chance to vote in class My suggestion is that Carroll send out on any of the new decisions being made. an email about these ASCC meetings A few of these examples are the changes so students can be more aware of them, to President’s Day, and a few changes to and add their support. I know plenty of ¿nals week. students who would be willing to give “I didn’t know there was a vote, or their input especially when the issue that any of the meetings discussing these directly affects them. changes existed”, said Alex RammSeeing how we live Hutchinson, an engineer in America I think it’s major from Spokane, safe to say that the Wash. majority of people If you’re like Alex and here at Carroll are haven’t heard the news pro-democracy, in fact next year we will not have many people probably President’s Day off, but love it. To those people we will still have the same who love democracy amount of days off next Chase Constantine and the land of the semester. free you of all people sophomore “It has been moved to know that the voting health science the end of the semester process requires you before ¿nals to allow for Cody, Wyo. to be active, and pay students to have three attention to the issues. days to study instead of just two”, said To the students I implore you to be Emily Dean, student body president. more aware of the issues going on right on If I had not been investigating this story your doorstep here at Carroll; the school for facts I don’t think I would have known would love to hear your input. about the change to President’s Day. Was And to you Carroll, I suggest making I the only person oblivious enough to not these decision making processes more hear about the change? I did a survey of publicly known so that we may have 15 students and 10 out of the 15 said that a true vote of the student population. they had also not heard about the changes. If there’s anything I’ve learned in my Is Carroll purposely leaving student’s statistics class it’s that a larger sample size out of the decision making process? No. provides more accurate data. In fact in an interview with the Student I suggested putting out Online surveys Body President, Emily Dean, in which she for students to take on these issues to implored students to come out and listen which Dean responded: “We are always to the ASCC Senate meetings. open to surveys”. “All issues were introduced at the So students of Carroll get out there ASCC Senate meetings and discussed and make America proud and serve some with Senate and House members, these justice. Vote! “I assumed they had meetings, but I never knew they were open to the public." ing t i a ill w our t s e like We’r o t e! ou g y a r p o f ok o b e Fac for campus updates visit www.facebook.com/ ccprospector Prospector We want YOU to write for The We are looking for future photographers, journalists, and designers for the school year of 20142015. If interested please contact: Sydné Cook [email protected] or Jay Bouchard [email protected] 13 Staff Writer Anthrozoology is one of the buzzwords on campus. The major draws in a variety of students and is currently Carroll’s fastest growing major. This year there are 54 anthrozoology majors, which is an increase from 45 last year. Carroll College is one of the leaders in this ¿eld, expanding as the ¿eld of study grows and changes. Maybe you’ve had a class with a program dog in it, watched handlers run tracks with their dogs on campus, or seen someone with a riding helmet. But what is anthrozoology? The go-to explanation is “the study of the human animal bond”; however, that doesn’t get to the core of what the study is. Anthrozoology is a multidisciplinary approach to human-animal interactions. Combining many ¿elds of study, i.e. biology, psychology, conservation, history, anthropology, sociology, law and more, anthrozoology studies the effects the natural world plays in the life of humans on an individual and societal scale. As quoted on the Carroll College anthrozoology home page, “By increasing our knowledge about this bond and assessing how animals enrich our lives, we can improve the quality of life for both humans and animals.” It is challenging to describe precisely what a degree in anthrozoology can provide for a student, primarily because the direction each student chooses to go is unique to that individual. As anthrozoology develops as an academic ¿eld of study there is a push for research, using the scienti¿c method to validate the anecdotal stories and theories proposed. Similarly to psychology, anthrozoologists are facing some of the challenges psychologists faced in the start of their discipline. The reputation is that of a soft science, or only a series of anecdotal stories with no research applied. While it is true anthrozoology has developed from anecdotal stories, these tales only acted as a catalyst for scientists. Questions emerged after observing profound examples of the impact animals have on humans. In those questions was the drive for knowledge, thus the birth of the ¿eld of anthrozoology. As a young ¿eld, academia demands more clinical research, as it well should. Given time, those with a degree in Anthrozoology hope to be a part of that expansion. Because anthrozoology incorporates so many other academic disciplines, it is not surprising students have many different aspirations after receiving an anthrozoological degree. The theories learned in anthrozoology at Carroll will shape students’ perspective as professionals in many different disciplines to be discussed. Careers that speci¿cally embody anthrozoology as a discipline are: animal behaviorist, research, animal assisted psychotherapy, animal assisted activities, and animal assisted physical therapy. Animal behavior is the scienti¿c study of how and why animals behave the way they do. Looking at the behavior of animals can help society understand some of the underpinnings of human-animal relationships. Research allows a ¿eld of study to be dynamic and progressive which facilitates new growth and the unearthing of past misconceptions. Since anthrozoology is a newly accredited ¿eld of study, knowledge discovery is even more imperative in order to vindicate the theories that create anthrozoology’s foundations. The use of animals in clinical sessions, social work, and other schools of psychiatric medicine is an increasingly common practice. Utilizing companion animals in such situations is rapidly becoming a specialist treatment area, making those with a degree in anthrozoology leaders in facilitating these types of therapies. Additionally, in the same way that the study of music theory is not speci¿cally required or studied through the ownership of a music store, a music store entrepreneur may wish to have a solid foundation in musical theory in order to better serve his/her clientele. Likewise, anthrozoology may be applied in many different career paths that do not speci¿cally require anthrozoology as a prerequisite or practice the ¿eld of anthrozoology itself. Conversely, some of these careers can be supplemented and enhanced with an anthrozoology background. Examples of these include wildlife rehabilitation, ecological conservationist, equine facilities manager, dog trainer, and canine facilities owner, among others. A dog trainer or equine/canine facility manager can bene¿t from an anthrozoological perspective by giving his/her clients a deeper understanding of the relationship that they have with their pet. This would aid in the day-to-day interactions with the clientele--horse,dog, and human. Anthrozoology uniquely focuses on the bond between a human and their companion animal. Wildlife rehabilitation focuses on medical care for wild animals in addition to providing insight into the state of wildlife health. While it does not speci¿cally study human-animal interactions, this pursuit may be enhanced with an anthrozoology viewpoint by focusing on animal behavior and shedding light on human-animal dynamics that directly impact the health of wild species. Conservationists focus on how to preserve the environment for the betterment of human and nonhuman species alike. With a background in anthrozoology, a conservationist can better understand not only the destruction of the environment, but also the role that humans play in the destruction. Acknowledging both the natural and human caused damage can aid in providing an opportunity to reduce the effects that humans have on the environment and other species, while simultaneously working to construct ways to prevent future environmental loss. This brand new ¿eld of study is relevant because it reÀects the changing societal view that humanity is not separate from the rest of the animal kingdom. This discipline tries to reconcile the divide between mankind and nonhuman animals. Since this divide is problematic in areas from diet to environmental stability to animal rights, anthrozoology is a bene¿cial ¿eld of study; even a critical ¿eld of study given the degradation of the environment, the mass extinction of species, and the mistreatment of animals in day to day life. Many professions apply lessons and theories learned in anthrozoology, such as trainers, animal-handlers, animal facility owners, even dog walkers or pet-store owners. However, only certain career paths speci¿cally focus on the chase for a deeper understanding of human- animal interactions. Whether it is the bond that facilitates recovery in a therapeutic setting, the research of the animal abuse that can occur in everyday life, or the investigation into the apathy felt for other species that allows horri¿c environmental damage, these careers revolve around and scrutinize the relationship between humanity and other species. 14 Campus How the infamous Softball Weekend began Joe Stoutt Staff Writer Softball weekend has come and gone for the 33rd time, and it has come with due time that the history of the event is observed and honored. It was 1981 when the event began. Albert David Olszewski, from the class of 1984, was a freshman at the time of the ¿rst softball weekend. Olszewski is currently a Kalispell native, physician at the Kalispell Orthopedic Center, and member of the Carroll College Board of Trustees. He is also the father of current student Albert Michael, an engineering major and member of the class of 2016, and recent graduates Megan, class of 2013, and Sierra, class of 2012. “It was my idea, and it started as part of my campaign for when I was running for freshman class president. I told the class that if I was elected I had this idea to start this softball tournament,” said Dr. Olszewski. Alumni, current and future students can all thank the class of 1984, as Olszewski won the election. The freshman class of¿ce held to their president’s promise and organized the weekend to occur in April. His fellow of¿cers included Nancy Naegeli, who would eventually marry Olszewski several years later. They remain married and continue to raise their children in Kalispell today. Another notable member of the class of¿ce was Mary Kay Lane, mother of current students Willie, class of 2014 and Mac Roche, class of 2015. The ¿nal member of the of¿ce was William “Bucky” Bouten. Olszewski and his group ¿gured it was the perfect ¿t. A college that did not have a baseball or softball team at the time, and was neighbors to a softball ¿eld complex. “Pick up softball games were something that we enjoyed at the time, and so it seemed like something to whole school could enjoy.” The original softball weekend in 1981 had 11 teams. Each team had approximately ten players and games were played at ¿elds that were near the YMCA at the time. Yet there were still struggles awaiting the ¿rst softball weekend planning committee. As the morning of the tournament arrived, the umpires did not. “Our ¿rst year, our class of¿cers had a team, but we had to disband and serve as umpires for the tournament. It was a long and exhausting weekend,” Olszewski explained. Nevertheless, the tournament was a success and the championship was played on Monday afternoon. The winning team was led by a group of varsity men’s and women’s basketball players named Photo courtesy of Al Olszewski “The Night Train.” Al Olszewski up to bat at Softball Weekend After 1981, the following freshmen class of¿ces continued to host the event and Olszewski In 2014, there were 64 teams that served as the advisor for the event until competed in the tournament. It has 1984. He never played in the tournament obviously come a long way since 1981. and served as the grand umpire until 1984, Current student and son of Olszewski, even when the umpires did show up in Albert Michael is proud, knowing that following years. his dad started Carroll’s greatest student “My senior year they gave me a send tradition. “It’s cool going to school off as the creator of the tournament and I knowing your dad started something that wondered how long it would last.” is still so big today,” said Albert Michael. As current students and alumni know, Albert David feels similarly, and is he would not be disappointed. Through proud of what he has done for current the 1980s, the freshmen class of¿ce students and his children. continued to run the event, but by the “It’s pretty cool how it’s come full early 90s the ASCC had to take over the circle. I never got to play, but it’s event that had grown too large. By then awesome knowing that I created an event there were 40 teams continuously every that my kids get to take part in 30 years year. later,” said Olszewski. Thursday, May 1, 2014 2014 Events May Thursday 1 1 p.m. Arbor Day Celebration 6:15 p.m. Acting Class Final Scenes 7 p.m. ANZ Canine Graduations Friday 2 7:30 a.m. Last day of classes 1:45 p.m. Video Premier : Arrival Saturday 3 9 a.m. Clean Helena Day Sunday 4 2 p.m. Carroll Theatre BBQ 4 p.m. Carroll Choirs Concert Monday 5 - Thursday 8 FINALS Friday 9 12 p.m. Residence Halls Close 1 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal 3 p.m. Unveiling of the Bricks Saturday 10 10 a.m. Baccalaureate Mass 11 a.m. Commencement Brunch 2 p.m. Commencement Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 NAIA National Championships Men's & Women's - Golf Wednesday 14 Session 1 Summer Classes Start Monday 26 Memorial Day June Thursday 5 Final Exams for Session 1 Classes Monday 9 Music Session 2 & 3 Summer Classes Start July The Toadies are back and better Dane Bullen Staff Writer They came from the water 20 years ago and have continued to Play.Rock.Music (album, 2012) ever since. The Toadies are an alternative rock band from Fort Worth, Texas best known for their song “Possum Kingdom.” They share their '90s alternative rock sound with bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and Stone Temple Pilots. The band is currently on a nationwide tour to celebrate Rubberneck, their ¿rst commercial release and success. Although the Toadies aren’t coming to Montana, they did stop by Seattle on the ¿rst leg of their tour on March 26. Ticket prices are around $20 at most venues. Rubberneck itself is the quintessential example of the Toadies’ raw and offbeat sound. The album begins with “Mexican Hairless,” an upbeat instrumental track that sets the stage for what is to come. The rest of the album is an exercise in alt rock greatness then ends with “I Burn” and its primal, almost tribal, drum beat. Part of the Toadies’ unique sound is their experimentation with different time signatures. “Possum Kingdom” switches between 7/8 and 8/8 time during the verses and “I Come from the Water” dabbles in 6/8 time. There is a variety of subject matter throughout the album but a recurring theme is the struggle with faith. Christian symbolism can be found in “I Come from the Water” and the subject of keeping faith is explored in “Backslider.” Feeler, the original follow-up album to Rubberneck, was rejected by the Toadies’ label in 1998. Several rewrites and new songs later, the album became Hell Below/ Stars Above, the band’s second CD, released in 2001. The band then broke up in 2002 due to the bassist leaving. Feeler was later re-recorded and released in 2010 after the band’s reformation in 2008. The difference between Feeler and Hell Below/Stars Above exempli¿es the split in evolution the Toadies’ sound could have taken. The former is more experimental and best represented by the opening dissonant chords of “Trust Game.” The latter is more diatonic and catchy with tracks like “Push the Hand” and “Pressed Against the Sky.” No Deliverance (2008), the Toadies’ third album, sounds a bit average and underwhelming. Play.Rock.Music (2012), the band’s fourth and most recent album, feels like a return to form with a modern twist. Each album has its own sound; there is no “more of the same” with the Toadies. For alternative rock with a quirky bent, the Toadies are a must-listen. Their albums are available from any major retailer or through their website at thetoadies.com. Thursday 3 Final Exams for Session 2 Classes Friday 4 Fourth of July Friday 11 Final Exams for Session 3 Classes August Thursday 21 Residence Halls Open for New Students Friday 22 New Students Orientation Begins Saturday 23 10 a.m. Residents Halls Open for Returning Students Monday 25 Classes Begin Thursday, May 1, 2014 15 Extras SNAPCHATS Got a snapchat worth sharing? Send it to [email protected] and it could be featured in the next issue of The Prospector! J ibber a bber Advice from graduating seniors! "Do and go to as many campus activities because that's where you meet people and create memories.” Anne Duletski senior communication and public relations Bowman, N.D. "Calculated risks help you progress as a person. Be smart and be safe but have fun and take some chances during your college years." Jordan Guimond sophomore computer science Layton, Utah Greetings planet Earth! Camille Phillips sophomore psychology Portland, Ore. Tommy Keil senior business administration Portland, Ore. "Engage with your professors. I know some classes can be stressful and it can make a professor seem abrasive, but if you reach out to your professors, you'll build strong, meaningful relationships with them, and can work with you to help you get the grade you want in those difficult courses." Reed Baker senior communication Spokane, Wash. Got a nose job "Don't get the unlimited meal plan." Jacob Babcock sophomore communication Columbia Falls, Mont. Cody Hopkins senior chemistry Davenport, Wash. Tessa Littlefield sophomore nursing and psychology Vancouver, Wash. "Dress to impress as much as possible." Anne Duletski senior communication and public relations Bowman, N.D. Nick Jenkins senior computer science Seattle "Try and have as much fun as you can because the four years go by really fast." Alexandra Mamdala senior anthrozoology Orange County, Calif. "Don't sweat the small stuff. And drink a lot of wine." Colleen Behrens senior nursing Corvallis, Ore. “A coffee a day keeps the doctor away.” Sarah Landstrom sophomore education Muskegon, Mich. Connor Garcia sophomore communication Bethany Village, Ore. Courtney Lyon sophomore biology Coeur d' Alene, Idaho Kelsey Walsh senior elementary education Missoula Back Page Softball Weekend h C amp 4 1 io 2k "The Blur" Photo courtesy of Nicole Munoz ns #sb w Cloudy with a chance of softball Lauren Scofield, Maggie Schlimgen, Courtney Lyon, Tessa Littlefield, Nicole Munoz, Amber Graf, and Ashley Braunberger Team Captain: John Iguidbashian Players: Whitney Bauer Chris McGrath Ella Goodwyn Kramer Schutz Kelsey Walsh Cody Hopkins Lexi Bremer Dan Pearson Taylor Stewart Photo courtesy of Bridgette Oberweiser Bridgette Oberweiser and Carlee Norbeck Raven Dryden Lead Writer On the third day Jesus rose from the dead … moments later so did Softball Weekend. The fabled Carroll College Softball Weekend Tournament was canceled and resurrected within a matter of ¿ve hours on Saturday, April 26th. Pouring rain Friday through Saturday morning caused extremely wet conditions rendering Batch and YMCA baseball ¿elds unplayable. “It sucked,” said Director of Student Activities Patrick Harris. Harris had tears in his eyes as he wrote the email telling students that Student Activities and the ¿eld managers could not run Softball Weekend. “I know how important it is and what a celebration it is of the Carroll family,” Harris said about having to cancel the tournament that morning. Teams were supposed to start playing at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The e-mail was sent at 7:21 a.m. while rain continued to pour. Harris and Chuck McGurn, head grounds keeper at Batch Fields, tried pumping water from the batting boxes that morning. When the tractor that prepares the ¿elds could not be sent out the decision was made. Games were scheduled to be played at Batch Fields and at the newly established baseball ¿elds at Centennial Park. Field Photo courtesy of Maggie Petesch Kelsey Walsh, Tanner Klein, Taylor Hanser, Maggie Petesch, and Jillian Walsh managers were concerned about the young begin to dry. grass sod on the Centennial ¿elds. “Play Ball!!,” Harris wrote in an e-mail “It was very misleading,” said Jena at 12:16 p.m. He continued, “We have Boehnke, a senior communication studies the O.K. to start games at 2 p.m. this and public relations major from Missoula afternoon as long as it doesn’t rain hard who learned from a Facebook post between now and then.” Saturday morning that the tournament had “I think they did a good job of handling been canceled. the situation,” said sophomore Zane Clark “When someone who played on [on Facebook] said two teams over the ‘Burn Carroll to the weekend. Clark )#''' for Security ground’ I ¿gured is a biology major Softball Weekend from Tacoma, (#/'' for food was canceled,” Wash. (#.''for umpires costs Boehnke said. Harris had to Some teams scramble to get -''for Equipment showed up at the new schedules ,''for tKe ÀeOds ¿elds unaware the out to the Helena weekend had been Police Department +'' for soda/water canceled, others and shufÀe around showed up in spite all the umps as SoftEaOO weeNend having organized well as the food experience: pick-up games. preparation. By 8:19 a.m. seven “It was one of the or eight students had more complicated already e-mailed years,” Harris said. Harris requesting “I wish the students a refund. Though never had to go Harris agreed, it is dif¿cult to refund the through the worry.” experience that is for many students the It was the ¿rst year Softball Weekend pinnacle of the academic year. In addition tradition had been threatened. The ¿rst you cannot refund the signi¿cant energy year of only allowing students to play on students put into the weekend each year two teams … of¿cially. And the ¿rst time bargaining rosters, designing t-shirts games had been held at a location other and securing funds for team-bonding than Batch ¿eld. activities. Devan Hromcik said that the two The Àood that sent Noah off in an ark locations “disconnected the sense of took 40 days to cease. By 10 a.m. on community that softball weekend brings Saturday the rain halted and the ¿elds to to Carroll” and made it dif¿cult to play on [email protected]:<C<JJ two teams. Hromcik is a junior nursing major from Clancy, Mont. Though skies looked tumultuous Saturday afternoon students played with equal or greater fervor. There were frequent short-short spottings, bleached ‘fros and a plethora of pale arms sticking out of bro-tanks. The cancellation had not been unexpected. Wednesday prior to the weekend Harris had sent out an all student e-mail warning that games would be canceled if there was too much rain. Saturday morning and early afternoon games were rescheduled for Sunday morning. According to Harris there were less forfeits this year, though at 8 a.m. Sunday morning only three of the eight teams scheduled showed. “We skipped six hours of rain and got six hours of sunshine on Sunday,” said Harris. In the end, the weekend was a blur as were the champions. The Blur beat The Homies 12 – 3 in the ¿nals of the weekend tournament. Named for a baseball bat with a “magical” sweet spot, the team assembled of juniors and seniors played Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with only an hour break. For Boehnke the weekend is “an awesome time to be with your friends, make new friends and kick off spring.” It was a fairytale ¿nish for the weekend tradition put into question by Montana weather. “Maybe when it did all happen it made it even more of a celebration,” Harris said.
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