The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, April 07, 2004, Image 1

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JASON DESHAW IS AT IT AGAIN! Catch all the boot- stompin’ action during a pre-release party for his latest CD on April 22. More on page 13. CAMPUS CONTROVERSY Everyone is talking about the FOCUS/campus min­ istry controversy. Read more about it on pages 8 and 9. SPRING BALL HAS SPRUNG! Football, basketball, cheerleading and the new dance team! Sports on page 16. Religious groups cause controversy on campus FOCUS v s . Campus Ministry By Intern Reporters: Katie Stiel & Kate Wilson In an open forum to discuss campus ministry changes, more than 300 gathered at Carroll on Tuesday, March 23. “No decisions will be made tonight,” said Lois Fitzpatrick, mediator. “This is a time to be heard, listen, and to understand.” The forum began at 7:30 p.m. and didn’t end until 12:15 a.m. A panel of five faculty and one student ambassador began the discussion. Each panel member spoke for eight minutes to present information either in favor of, or in opposition to, campus ministry changes. Following the panel, 30 minutes were given to proponents of the changes, then 30 minutes were given to those opposing changes. An “open mic” style discussion was initiated after that, as the audience was encouraged to speak their minds regarding campus ministry. The proposed changes include: the elimina­ tion of the associate director of campus min­ istry position and a reduction in the number of Kirchen ministers in order to fund FOCUS. An acronym for “Fellowship Of Catholic University Students,” FOCUS is a national out­ reach mission program. Found on the FOCUS website, the mission statement reads that the “intent was to design a campus-based ministry that would foster among college and university students a deep conversion to Jesus Christ within the frame­ work of the Roman Catholic Church.” Currently, campus ministry has 12 Kirchens and two interns. The proposed changes will reduce the number to 10 with one priest-in­ training. In addition the Kirchens will undergo an increase number of expected hours per month from 10 to 15. And the stipend will rise by 50 percent. The panel members opposing the changes consisted of Reverend Daniel Shea, who has resided at Carroll for 26 years and is current­ ly a languages and literature professor, Dr. Charlotte Jones, who is a communication studies professor, Dr. Linda MacCammon, who has taught at Carroll for five years as a assistant professor of theology, and Kylee Zimmer, a Carroll senior and civil engineer­ ing major, who is the student ambassador coordinator. The panel members advocating the changes were two. Reverend Robert Turner, director of campus ministry, has been at Carroll for three years. Beside him was Scott Powell, director of FOCUS. Shea emphasized the Carroll mission state­ ment and the strategic plan in terms of the Continued on page 9 .. . Forensics in California Junior-Senior Bonding By Annie Heffelfinger Staff Reporter The Carroll College Talking Saints went to California. On April 1, 16 of the Talking Saints trav­ eled to Long Beach, Calif, for the National Individual Events Tournament. These 16 qual­ ified either through the season or at the recent regional tournament. The members of the team who traveled are freshmen, Aamer Ghaffar of Lahore, Pakistan, in after dinner speaking; Michael Torre of Livingston, Mont, for poetry interpretation; Marcus Granger of San Jose, Calif, in extem­ poraneous speaking; Melissa Hibbard of Silverstar, Mont, for poetry interpretation and duo with partner sophomore Scott Peterson of Glendive, Mont.; and Kevin Taylor of Boulder, Colo, in program oral interpretation. “It is really exciting to compete against the bigger schools,” said Hibbard. There were three sophomores, Erin Farris of Boring, Ore. in dramatic interpretation and duo interpretation with partner senior Sherana Polk of Vallejo, Calif. Polk also competed in poetry and dramatic interpretation. Andrea Parrish of Blackfoot, Idaho competed in dra­ matic and prose interpretation. Five juniors, Lisa Rude of Eden Prairie, Minn., Katie Lange of Decorah, Iowa, Annie Heffelfinger of Idaho Falls, Idaho in informa­ tive speaking, Amanda Taylor of Great Falls Continued on page 14. . . UPPERCLASSMEN COME TOGETHER AT FRIDAY’S MIXER The 2004 Junior/Senior banquet was an event to remember. Dancing, hugging, confronting a secret crush, spilling drinks and laughing all in formal attire! The night gave upperclassmen a host of fond memories including speeches by Danny Kelly, Lindsay Black and Prof. Jack Oberweiser. Friday night’s bash will not soon be forgotten. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2004 VOLUME 87, NO. 6

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