The Prospector (Helena, Mont.) 1916-2015, December 08, 2006, Image 8

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Page 8 PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOUT MURPHY ROTC members await their next orders. J o i n t h e R O T C a n d a t t e n d c o l l e g e f r e e Students can receive monthly stipends or full tuition The main goal o f the ROTC program is to produce officers to fill managerial professional and technical positions within the military. By CHRIS TORRENS Prospector Intern Writer The Reserve Officers Training Corp is more than just a way for one to have their college education paid for. It is a program where stu­ dents gain leadership skills, making them more marketable in the job market. In 2000, in a partnership with the University o f Montana, Carroll in­ troduced the Reserve Officer Train­ ing Corp., also known as ROTC, to its list of Bachelor degree programs. The main goal of the ROTC program is to produce officers to fill managerial, professional, and tech­ nical positions within the military. The ROTC program can be com­ pleted in either two or four years depending on the past experience of the student. An ROTC student can enter the program as either an enrolled student, or as a Contracted Cadet. An enrolled student is any student who wishes to take a Military Sci­ ence class, but has no financial or military commitments. This differs from a Contracted Cadet who enters ROTC with the intention of work­ ing towards officership. Students qualify on the basis of four evaluations. These include academics which requires a 2.5 GPA, medical history, legal history, as well as physical fitness. ROTC offers many different financial support options rang­ ing from monthly stipends, to full tuition. Captain Bill Ballinger of Montana National Guard says, “It’s a scholarship, but you are in some capacity to serve in the army as an officer.” . The Contracted Cadet, after completion of the ROTC program agrees to serve in the Army in one way or another either under active duty or Reserve Duty. Carroll currently has 12 Con­ tracted Cadets and three enrolled students. In 1916, through the National Defense Act, ROTC was created because of the lack o f trained of­ ficers in the Army. This led to the requirement that state schools must have an ROTC program. Listen to your body ■ Are you stressed? Know that you are not the only one. By LISA POTTER Prospector Intern Writer According to the American Institute o f Stress, up to 90% o f all health problems are related to stress. The next thing for you to know is that the Carroll College Well­ ness Center has a new system that can help you gain better control over these emotions. This new system is known as the Bio­ feedback HeartMath machine. The Bio­ feedback system is a computer program that aims to help people shift their inconsistent heart rhythms, caused by stress and anxiety, into a more harmonious rhythm. The harmonious rhythm is found through the process o f the system because it helps the sympathetic and parasympa­ thetic nervous systems coincide steadily. When the heart rhythm is more consistent it will balance out the neural, hormonal, and biochemi­ cal signals within the body, alleviating the negatives caused by the stress. According to the Director o f Counseling Services at Carroll College, Mike Franklin, “It is so easy to get spun up and it is so hard to calm down,” and this is where the Biofeedback system helps. To begin the process o f the HeartMath machine, the first step is to relax and focus your attention around your heart. Next, you focus on breathing through your nose and into your heart. Once the breathing and focus has been reached, you are to think o f a time where the emo­ tion and surroundings are posi­ tive. From there you are to remain See BODY, Page 16 It is so easy to get spun up and it is so hard to calm down — Mike Franklin, Director of Counsel­ ing Services n Friday, December 8,2006 Volume 90, No 3

The Prospector (Helena, Mont.), 08 Dec. 2006, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.