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  • J-Term 2011: Biodiversity, Brains and Behavior in Costa Rica — J-Term — Carthage College
    a group of students unexpectedly encountered several Capuchin monkeys They had already seen Howler and Spider monkeys and the Capuchin was the only species they had not seen yet The group wanted to observe the monkeys more closely and followed them until the monkeys bore their teeth at the group of curious students After what was assumed to be a warning call let out by an alpha male 12 to 15 Capuchins had surrounded the group Ermel remarked They were feeding on the fruits up in the trees watching us watch them It was scary at one point because we realized that they were all aware of us and could easily just attack us We laughed about it later because that would almost never happen but it was amazing at the time how they all gathered directly above where we were standing Research and adjustment Another requirement of the course was that students conduct their own study by developing a research question and pursuing that question with a partner The students explored a wide range of subjects including cultural ethno botany poison dart frogs and tropical stream fish surveying using digital videography We used a waterproof video camera to record the fish in a river that runs through the forest Prof Miller said It was the first time we were able to positively identify all of the species However the trip did not go without difficulties as some students struggled to make a few adjustments One of the more difficult aspects of the trip was not being able to communicate very much with my family back home said Natasha Wilkins 12 a neuroscience major Our cell phones didn t work down there and we had access to the Internet maybe once a week At first it was pretty difficult to adjust to not constantly being surrounded by technology but by the end of the trip I really came to enjoy the fact that my phone wasn t ringing every couple of minutes Immersed in the culture Students learned about more than just rainforest biodiversity They also gained an understanding of the Costa Rican culture and perspective There was a very large emphasis on not wasting food you put on your plate taking too long of showers and turning off fans and lights whenever you leave a room said Dan Ermel It was eye opening coming back to the States and it almost had elements of culture shock to it Seeing trays of food with uneaten pieces or friends and family taking 15 minute showers really put life into perspective about how conservative other nations are compared to us Despite the trip s biology and neuroscience focus students with a wide range of majors were able to gain life applicable knowledge and experiences Students in this class aren t all from biology or neuroscience but yet they really got into science and answering questions in the field Prof Hegrenes said I was really impressed with this group of students especially with

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  • J-Term in Nicaragua — J-Term — Carthage College
    and volunteering in rural medical clinics The trip is described as life changing by students who have taken it This experience was one of the greatest in my life and career at Carthage said Jen Pasciak 10 a biology major from Oak Forest Ill I got to travel to a place that I may not have seen otherwise work in medical clinics which confirmed my desire to work in the medical field and learn about the people and culture of Nicaragua Also the trip turned a group of 30 classmates into a family that worked together and shared the greatest experience of our lives I will never forget the experience and the people I got to share it with About the video Explore Nicaragua Directed and Edited by Heather Croix Nicaragua 2008 Documentary Produced and Directed by Carthage Professor Paul Chilsen Student producers Matt Brosseau Heather Croix Nate Dallesasse High definition location cinematography Matt Brosseau Paul Chilsen Heather Croix Nate Dallesasse Be Adventurous Do something wonderful Do something outside of your realm Whatever it takes do it And be a little bit afraid of what you re going to take and where you re going to go You should be

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  • Fulbright Scholar Ashley LaFontaine — Features — Carthage College
    9 where she organized fundraisers for Carthage s medical mission in Nicaragua She has served the department as an assistant in the Anatomy Physiology classes and participated in a J Term trip to Costa Rica Ms LaFontaine s interest in Korea was sparked by stories her father told about his two assignments to that country while serving in the U S Army She has also traveled to Egypt It was a long wait to hear the news that I was accepted for the scholarship and I still remember that phone call from my mother she wrote in an e mail from South Korea I even remember running down to Straz at Carthage passing a million people I wanted to tell and went straight to Heg s office to tell him I have never felt so accomplished in my life than at that moment in time Heg is Scott Hegrenes assistant professor of biology He was the first person I wanted to tell because we had worked together very closely in the SURE program I traveled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with him and he really helped me throughout my years at Carthage and pushed me to try even harder and do my best in everything Ms LaFontaine wrote He truly was and still is a great mentor Carthaginians can follow her experiences as a Fulbright scholar on her blog ashleyinkorea livejournal com The Fulbright Program America s flagship international educational exchange program is sponsored by the U S Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Since its establishment in 1946 approximately 111 000 Americans have studied taught or researched abroad and 183 000 students scholars and teachers from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States with the opportunity to observe each others political economic

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  • Velocity Consulting — Features — Carthage College
    student run full service agency Prof Shields said The County Board has had many consultants make presentations This Velocity group did the best job in my opinion I thought theirs was the most professional most direct most to the point and head and shoulders above the professional groups I ve seen Terry Rose Kenosha County Board Supervisor The company offers a full slate of services to local businesses and organizations including financial analysis marketing research projects environmental studies research surveys geographic information analysis economic impact studies branding public relations and design and photography services This interdisciplinary approach is what makes Velocity stand apart At Carthage we have a full range of disciplines and people who are studying all of them Prof Wall said This means we can take different disciplines and combine them based on the specific need of the customer There s a customized team and product for each client Students do not join Velocity the way they would a normal student organization They submit their resumes to Velocity s executive board which consists of a senior CEO junior CEO chief financial officer and vice president of human resources all students At weekly staff meetings account executives also students discuss team progress Each project draws students from Velocity s talent pool The result The work is high quality and professional but also reasonably priced with a fast turn around said Catherine Students also bring innovative solutions to problems she said We re hip We know Web 2 0 We have all of these new ideas You don t just get the same old same old You get a fresh approach from students who are passionate and driven The Kenosha Project In May 2011 Velocity was hired by the Kenosha County Parks and Recreation Department to create an in depth economic impact and feasibility study of the county s two golf courses Petrifying Springs and Brighton Dale Twelve students worked on the project led by junior CEO Aleksandra Romanovic 13 an economics and finance major from Kenosha Aleksandra received a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience award from Carthage to work full time on the project over the summer They wanted us to see where the golf courses could perform better what areas could be improved Aleksandra said When we started it was just going to be numbers based looking at their financial statements and accounting spreadsheets Then we realized that this is a bigger project so why not go all out We brought in marketing photography geographic information science accounting We were able to provide the client with so much more than they asked for The final report is 108 pages and includes financial analysis market research performance reports for the Kenosha courses and their competitors more than 400 customer surveys a marketing plan for each course and other recommendations ranging from course size to concession pricing We took into account basically every little detail from the price of a hot dog to whether they serve alcoholic beverages Aleksandra explained We

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  • Smeds Internship Program 2011 — Features — Carthage College
    she was asked to work with the company s SalesForce com initiative She had studied this initiative in a Sales Management course with business professor J J Shields Our final in the course was selling this product to Prof Shields so my manager was very excited to have me on the team Hollis said I knew the ins and outs of SalesForce and had a fresh perspective on it which in the long run helped him I had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting with all of the vice presidents and the CEO about SalesForce com and my boss and the vice president of sales used my notes to direct some of the meeting It was rewarding being there and being able to see how the higher level people in a business interact and their reasoning on implementing new technology A Foot in the Door Most employers want students with some career related work experience so internships like those held by Smeds interns can make all the difference when students start applying for jobs after graduation Internships offer opportunities to tackle new projects do independent research and network with potential employers Mitch Weindorf 13 of Campbellsport Wis interned with the professional theatre group Peninsula Players this summer For Mitch a theatre performance major it was a way to get a foot in the door of a very competitive field I am getting experience in a field that I want to work in for my career he said This is invaluable since most people don t like to hire someone without experience I get to work with actors and learn tricks and techniques from them Auggie Arundel 13 of Orland Park Ill is using his major in public relations to break into another competitive field professional sports He is a Fan Experience Intern for the Chicago Cubs this summer The job has taught him a lot about turning negatives into positives and working with the public My majors are communication and public relations so the internship connects perfectly with what I am doing Auggie said It will help me because I will have the experience of working the front line and dealing with all different kinds of fans For political science major Matthew Holmes 12 from Rice Lake Wis his internship at the Republican Governors Association in Washington D C applies directly to his future career goals Ultimately I want to have a career in election law he said This internship helps my career by having a direct effect on upcoming governors elections and by meeting governors and various staff members I get to network every single day Seizing Opportunity Nate Card 12 a mathematics major from Appleton Wis is working as a data analyst for Milliman IntelliScript where he s had the opportunity to work on complex projects The largest project I ve completed as a data analyst was to investigate updates to our own service so a client could be upgraded to the most recent version of

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  • Faculty — Chemistry — Carthage College
    D at the State University of New York at Read more Kristopher Koudelka Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry carthage edu 262 551 6336 Professor Kristopher Koudelka s interests lie at the molecular level He teaches courses in biochemistry genetics general chemistry and senior seminar By giving students a firm foundation in how chemical structure Read more Kevin Morris Klingenmeyer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Straz Center 108 carthage edu 262 552 5481 Professor Kevin Morris specializes in the field of physical chemistry Before coming to Carthage he was a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellow and then an assistant professor of chemistry at Read more Janice Pellino Assistant Professor of Chemistry Straz Center B10 D carthage edu 262 551 2370 Professor Janice Pellino came to Carthage from St Olaf College where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry from 2007 to 2010 and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Read more Walter Smith Assistant Professor of Chemistry Straz Center B10K carthage edu 262 551 5127 Professor Walter Smith earned a B S in chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Ph D in physical organic chemistry from Brown University After a 21 year career as a research scientist Read more

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  • Courses — Chemistry — Carthage College
    duplicate material covered in other courses 2010 Experimental Chemistry 1 credit 1 credit Instructor Staff An exploration of modern experimental chemistry Molecular modeling electrochemistry chemical instrumentation synthesis and biochemistry experiments will be performed Students will also design and complete independent projects and explore recent developments in chemistry from the literature Prerequisite Chemistry 1020 Spring 2070 Organic Chemistry I SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Timothy Eckert Walter Smith A study of the compounds of carbon stressing syntheses reaction mechanisms and the intimate connections between molecular structure and reactivity Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite Chemistry 1020 Fall 2080 Organic Chemistry II SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Timothy Eckert Walter Smith A continuation of Chemistry 2070 involving increasingly complex molecules including biochemicals Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite Chemistry 2070 Spring 2120 Inorganic Chemistry SCI 3 credits 3 credits Instructor Christine Blaine A study of the principles of molecular orbital theory coordination chemistry of transition metals and its relationship to magnetic and spectroscopic properties bioinorganic chemistry and solid state chemistry Lecture and laboratory 5 periods Prerequisite Chemistry 1020 J Term 3010 Biochemistry SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Janice Pellino Kristopher Koudelka A study of the chemical nature of cellular components such as amino acids nucleic acids proteins enzymes carbohydrates and lipids Intermediary metabolism will be studied Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite Chemistry 2080 Spring 3130 Physical Chemistry I SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Kevin Morris A study of the states of matter equilibrium thermodynamics the properties of solutions and the rates of chemical and physical processes Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite CHM 2080 MTH 1220 and PHY 2200 Fall 3140 Physical Chemistry II SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Kevin Morris A continuation of Chemistry 3130 A study of quantum theory the electronic structure of atoms and molecules group theory and vibrational electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite Chemistry 3130 Corequisite Physics 2210 Spring 3230 Analytical Chemistry I SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Christine Blaine A study of the principles methods and calculations of volumetric gravimetric and potentiometric methods of quantitative analysis An understanding of the analytical method specifically sampling in also examined Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite CHM 1020 Fall 3240 Analytical Chemistry II SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Christine Blaine A study of the principles and methods of modern instrumental analysis with emphasis on the underlying concepts involved Vibrational nuclear atomic and electronic spectroscopies are treated as well as electrochemical and chromatographic techniques Lecture three periods laboratory three periods Prerequisite CHM 3230 or permission of the department Spring 4000 Chemistry Seminar 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Reports and discussion of current chemical literature Seminar is required of all senior chemistry majors Fall 400T Topics in Chemistry 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff A course of variable content for upper level students Topics will not duplicate material covered in other courses Prerequisite Chemistry 3010 Fall 4070 Advanced Organic Chemistry SCI

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  • Requirements — Chemistry — Carthage College
    CHM 3140 Physical Chemistry II 4 credits CHM 3230 Analytical Chemistry I 4 credits CHM 4000 Chemistry Seminar 4 credits MTH 1120 Calculus I 4 credits MTH 1220 Calculus II 4 credits PHY 2200 General Physics I 4 credits PHY 2210 General Physics II 4 credits Supporting courses complete 8 credits CHM 3010 Biochemistry 4 cr CHM 3240 Analytical Chemistry II 4 cr CHM 400T Topics in Chemistry 4 credits CHM 4070 Advanced Organic Chemistry 4 cr CHM 4120 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr CHM 4900 Research in Chemistry 2 or 4 cr ACS Certified Degree For the distinction of a degree certified by the American Chemical Society a chemistry major must take the above 12 core courses in chemistry mathematics and physics as well as CHM 3010 Biochemistry 4 cr CHM 3240 Analytical Chemistry 4 cr CHM 4120 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr MTH 2120 Multivariate Calculus or PHY 2470 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers Research must also be performed on or off campus for an ACS certified degree An advanced course in physics may replace 4 elective credits with departmental approval The Chemistry Minor Students pursuing a minor in chemistry must successfully complete the following four chemistry courses and eight credits in chemistry courses numbered above 3000 CHM 1010 General Chemistry I 4 cr CHM 1020 General Chemistry II 4 cr CHM 2070 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr CHM 2080 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr Placement Students with adequate high school preparation may take Chemistry 1020 without taking Chemistry 1010 and be awarded credit for Chemistry 1010 upon completion of Chemistry 1020 with a minimum grade of C Honors in the Major Departments at Carthage offer students the opportunity to earn Honors in their major Each department may establish the requirements for Honors in that department Please see

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