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Page 7 P r o f e s s o r b r i n g s w e a l t h o f b u s i n e s s k n o w l e d g e BY CHRIS TORRENS Prospector Intern Gordon Flanders is a Business Marketing assistant professor here at Carroll. Flanders began his undergraduate college career at Osburg College in Minneapolis. During his time at Osburg, Flanders studied interna tional business and economics. Once Flanders’ undergraduate work was completed, he became the training manager for 3M, a brand known for Scotch products and Post-Its. It was this position that took him to Asia and Europe, teaching people tech skills and transfer pricing tactics. Flanders continued his graduate education at University of Minne sota’s Carlson School of Manage ment where he studied marketing. During graduate work, Flanders became the Business development manager for 3M. Upon the completion of Flanders’ graduate work, he became the Mar keting Manager for 3M. It was here that he developed match print color proofing, later to become a $250 million business. After 20 years with 3M, Flan ders was asked to teach for the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. After five years, Flanders decided to move to Carroll. The most attractive part of com ing to Montana he says is “the quality of life.” Flanders says, “It was always a dream to live out west.” During Flanders’ off-time, he enjoys riding his horses, hiking and riding four-wheelers. Currently, Flanders is working on his doctorate in Business Admin istration at the University of Phoe nix. He says he wants to “learn to be a better professor,” and he thinks “it would be great to be able to include students’ research and have their work published.” Eventually Flanders hopes to write a textbook on new product development. PHOTO BY LAUREL CIFALA Professor Gordon Flanders. Fine arts chairman has passion for theater By MALENA CATER Prospector Intern Chuck Driscoll, the chairman of the fine arts department at Carroll, realized that theater was in his future when he was in the seventh grade. Unlike many junior high aged kids he was serious about his passion from the very beginning. “That’s what I want to do!” Driscoll recalled saying to his friends after seeing a live per formance of Man of Lamancha. However, in high school he was distracted from his desire to pursue the theatre. He was preoc cupied by motorcycles and foot ball, among other things. This all changed when he wrecked his knees riding motorcycles and got kicked off the football team because of it. This series of events ended up being a blessing in disguise be cause it guided him back to the theatre as a high school senior. “Being a male in the theatre is not very common so I got a lot of parts,” said Driscoll of his active role his school’s theatre depart ment. When Driscoll finished high school he took classes from the local community college in Ta coma, Wash, and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in arts in speech/theatre arts from Washing ton State University. After graduation Driscoll took jobs in dinner and community theatres as well as a number of other jobs that required his knowl- SeeTHEATER , Page 16 ;Y :A ; live on Co Reserve your room for next school year! Housing sign-ups will be Saturday, February 24th in the up per cube. Be checking your mail in the coming weeks for your lottery number and housing information packet Stay close. Go far. 0 $ ? Thursday, February 1,2007 Volume 00 No. 4