Is Sodexo taking over campus? The Class of 2014

Carroll College
Student Newspaper
Helena, Montana
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
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
“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
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
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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.
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More Class of 2014
and Commencement
Calendar on page 4
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Letter from the Editor
Raven's goodbye
Raven Dryden
Lead Writer
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
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.
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.
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Lead Writers:
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Raven Dryden
Allie Reynolds
Staff Writers:
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Jacob Babcock
Jordy Blaine
Dane Bullen
Zane Clark
Maj De Christopher
Anne Duletski
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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.
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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,
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
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?
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Are the new apartments
worth the extra cost?
Ryden Meyer
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
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
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.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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
The class of 2014 has willingly stepped
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
“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
“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
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
“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
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
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
“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
“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
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
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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
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
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
Philosophy event
raises awareness
for students
and having the chance to learn more about
the ethical issues in today’s medical world
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was very bene¿cial,” said Jill Glass, a
freshman nursing major from Bismarck,
Carroll put its thinking
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
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
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
Thursday, May 1, 2014
"The Sleeping Giant"
Nick Jenkins
Staff Writer
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
The engineering of a concrete canoe
made for racing has been a long-standing
tradition for the engineering students of
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
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
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
Photo courtesy of Kacey Gollehon
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Brave the Shave
shavers. In total, Carroll students and staff
raised nearly $4,000 in donations for the
St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
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“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
my hair was long enough to
Participants of
Brave the Shave
Many participants like
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
Kathleen Schut and Hannah McDermott
Photos courtesy of Kacey Gollehon
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Brenteson is off
to Medical School
Brenteson decided to apply to the
University of Washington and the
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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
Rob Brenteson
Brenteson is part of
“I have had to sacri¿ce a
the WWAMI program
lot of things these past four
which requires that he
years, but it paid off when
stays around for a year in
I got accepted into med
Conrad, Mont.
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
“I'm really lucky
that I'm doing
what I love."
Class of '
Photo courtesy of Rob Brenteson
Average GPA
Jared Smith
Staff Writer
eadership comes in different
styles, from the “lead by
example” to those that desire
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
“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
Allyn nominated
as class speaker
Briar Voy
Staff Writer
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
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
“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
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
Honors Graduates Honors Scholars
Alaina Hull
Staff Writer
BA Brand Manager. Not
your typical college job.
Noah Koné, a graduating
senior public relations major
from Portland, Ore., is the man behind the
“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
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
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
Photo courtesy of Noah Kone
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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
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 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
“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
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
“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
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
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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
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
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,
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
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
“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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
“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
“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
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
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
free you of all people
“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."
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
later,” said Olszewski.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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
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
Thursday 5
Final Exams for Session 1 Classes
Monday 9
Session 2 & 3 Summer Classes Start
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
Thursday 3
Final Exams for Session 2 Classes
Friday 4
Fourth of July
Friday 11
Final Exams for Session 3 Classes
Thursday 21
Residence Halls Open for New
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
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"Do and go to as many
campus activities
because that's where
you meet people and
create memories.”
Anne Duletski
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
Jordan Guimond
computer science
Layton, Utah
Greetings planet Earth!
Camille Phillips
Portland, Ore.
Tommy Keil
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
Reed Baker
Spokane, Wash.
Got a nose job
"Don't get the
unlimited meal plan."
Jacob Babcock
Columbia Falls, Mont.
Cody Hopkins
Davenport, Wash.
Tessa Littlefield
nursing and psychology
Vancouver, Wash.
"Dress to impress as
much as possible."
Anne Duletski
communication and public relations
Bowman, N.D.
Nick Jenkins
computer science
"Try and have as
much fun as you can
because the four
years go by really
Alexandra Mamdala
Orange County, Calif.
"Don't sweat the
small stuff. And drink
a lot of wine."
Colleen Behrens
Corvallis, Ore.
“A coffee a day keeps the
doctor away.”
Sarah Landstrom
Muskegon, Mich.
Connor Garcia
Bethany Village, Ore.
Courtney Lyon
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Kelsey Walsh
elementary education
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Softball Weekend
Photo courtesy of Nicole Munoz
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
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
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
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
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ground’ I ¿gured
is a biology major
Softball Weekend
from Tacoma,
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was canceled,”
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Boehnke said.
Harris had to
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to get
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showed up at the
new schedules
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out to the Helena
weekend had been
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canceled, others
and shufÀe around
showed up in spite
all the umps as
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having organized
well as the food
pick-up games.
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.
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
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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
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
“Maybe when it did all happen it made
it even more of a celebration,” Harris said.