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  • "Anya's War" by Andrea Alban — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    Earhart Her dream is to someday become a doctor not to follow her family s expectation that she will become a singer like her mother Everything in Anya s life is in a state of flux new Jewish settlers are coming to Shanghai she is growing up interested in boys and the ever present threat of war looms overhead Grounding her family within these stressful changes are their traditional Jewish laws and customs yet their beliefs are also colored with Russian superstitions Chinese beliefs even some ancient mythology playing a part in their conversations When Anya finds an abandoned baby girl and begins a search for the child s mother she begins to wonder about the value of human life and how the society around her values some lives more than others While the setting is a critical part of the story it is the characters which enrich the plot surprising us with their beliefs prejudices and interpretations of right and wrong The pace of the story especially when she is in the city is fast there is danger and heart wrenching realities in the home for foundlings and the extreme conditions of poverty Time slows down during the Jewish

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/childrens-literature/2011/01/01/anyas-war-by-andrea-alban/ (2013-06-13)
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  • "Symphony City" by Amy Martin — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    each of the ten instruments featured later extend and expand visual ideas presented in the book itself Removing the jacket for this book we see a bright orange cover which features a flock of gold ink birds flying across the top of the book Opening to end papers we are introduced to the highly saturated colors used by Martin which will appear throughout the text The opening of the story is a fairly subdued beige highlighted in just a few places with more intense color as the little girl bored sets off on a walk with the adult She gets lost and the as color intensifies in saturation when the little girl gets closer and hears a variety of musicians a different one on nearly every page Highly simplified shapes and enough empty space to provide contrast make this is a real commitment to quality book making all enhanced by the quality of the very heavy matte paper While these are certainly not immediately appealing to a wide child audience they are well worth introducing to children Visual taste as taste in music often develops slowly as result of guided looking or listening The publisher has made a calculated commitment

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/childrens-literature/2011/01/01/symphony-city-by-amy-martin/ (2013-06-13)
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  • "Kringle" by Tony Abbott — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    12 year old who will grow up to be Kringle In the ensuing goblin attack Merwin is killed and Kringle sets off with only his father s cloak and Merwin s staff to comfort and protect him Goblin devastation is everywhere and it is only because of the kindness of the tribe of elves led by Vindalf that Kringle is able to go on numerous adventures in an amazingly complex engagingly written account of humans elves and Marie an orphan Magic as in the rune stones abounds and the plot is complicated by goblins and pirates Scary scenes abound the cave filled with captured children guarded by varguls is one example Improbable things happen a sledge crafted from parts of a pirate ship sails up a frozen river goblins are constructing a huge monster named Grunding and their evil intent is only offset by the appearance of Oliphas a great antlered flying creature When asked how he is able to fly he responds Spirits of those who have died before their work is done have found a voice in me and my kind p 216 It is up to Kringle to regroup the scattered elves to do battle against the goblins Approaching the battle Kringle discovers he can use the missing rune to stop time and defeat the goblins on the last night of the year The final confrontation with the monster the goblins have crafted results in the release of the stolen orphan children which have been forced to power it Though the goblins are defeated and banished underground they vow to return each longest night of the ensuing years In the end Merwin who hasn t been killed is able to reunite with Kringle who makes his journey each longest night when time stands still and goblins who

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/childrens-literature/2009/08/20/kringle-by-tony-abbott/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Leonard Marcus to present at Racine Public Library — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Home Financial Aid Fine Arts at Carthage Giving Library and Technology Friday Family Fun Night Hedberg Library Tour Religious Life Student Life Dean of Students Career Services Dining Health and Counseling Center Security Back to previous page Leonard Marcus to present at Racine Public Library June 4 2013 by Staff Leonard Marcus author of Golden Legacy How Golden Books Won Childrens Hearts Changed Publishing Forever and Became an American Icon Along the Way will have a presentation at 6 p m on Monday July 1 at Racine Public Library He will speak about the fascinating never before told story of the creation marketing and world wide impact of the most popular children s books of all time News English honor society hosts reading event with Kenosha school Carthage faculty chosen to participate in humanities program Alumnus takes faculty position at renowned London university Student blog describes action during Omrit excavation Carthage RockSat team prepares for launch Carthage welcomes luncheon speaker Christopher Ruud New shadowing program lets students sample health care careers Winners announced in Carthage s international photo contest Carthage unveils plans for new science center Carthage awards 549 degrees at Commencement ceremony See more Carthage news Events June 19

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/06/04/leonard-marcus-to-present-at-racine-public-library/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Nick Winkler — Dean of Students — Campus Life — Carthage College
    Area Coordinator at Millikin University for two years Nick currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students In this role he is primarily responsible for Housing and Residence Life at the College Nick has also been a College Success Seminar instructor and assists with the Character Quest program Nick lives in Racine with his wife Jen Dean of Students Office Staff Jason Ramirez Associate Vice President for Student Life Gary

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/campus-life/dean-of-students/nick-winkler/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Gary Williams — Dean of Students — Campus Life — Carthage College
    programs In his position at Carthage Gary mentors and guides students through their transition to college life and provides support leadership and direction for student athletes on and off the field He also directs the efforts for Carthage s Character Quest program for student athletes a unique teamwork leadership and character experiential program held each summer Gary was instrumental in the efforts to initiate and develop a Leadership Certificate program at Carthage which began in the fall of 2008 and provides students leadership development seminars and coaching sessions throughout the school year In addition he teaches courses for undergraduate and graduate students in Carthage s Exercise and Sport Science Education and Entrepreneurial Studies in the Natural Sciences departments in Sport Coaching Psychology Leadership Theory and Leadership in Sport Gary serves the NCAA as a member of the Student Athlete Affairs Advisory Committee is a co founder of the National Collegiate Speakers Association is an active member with the American Legion based leadership experience Badger Boys State is a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine Kenosha a former trustee for St Sebastian s Catholic Church in Sturtevant is a high school and collegiate basketball official and co director and speaker at multiple basketball officiating seminars and camps and in 2010 he was named Assistant to the Commissioner for the Midwest Lacrosse Conference He has brought his passion for student athlete development to hundreds of student athletes and administrators at numerous campuses and conferences across the country speaking on issues such as motivation personality awareness leadership making smart decisions in social settings and the positive uses of social networking He earned his bachelor s and master s degree from Carthage and earned his doctorate in leadership in higher education from Cardinal Stritch University Gary lives

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/campus-life/dean-of-students/gary-williams/ (2013-06-13)
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  • What Can You Recycle? — Recycling at Carthage — About Carthage — Carthage College
    Food waste and garbage Light bulbs please take to the Maintenance Department Painted wood Paper towels Plastic grocery bags please return to your supermarket Plastic wrap Porcelain Styrofoam Treated wood Other Items You Can Recycle Batteries There is a five gallon pail in each residence hall for small batteries cell phone batteries camera batteries alkaline batteries flashlight batteries etc These pails are collected and taken to Maintenance where Batteries Plus picks them up Car batteries can be taken to Maintenance Hedberg Library also recycles batteries Ink Cartridges Hedberg Library recycles ink cartridges Light bulbs Light bulbs are recycled through the Maintenance Department Other Items Carthage Recycles Refrigerant The Carthage Maintenance Department recycles refrigerant from small refrigerators in residence hall rooms Students who have a broken refrigerator should contact the Maintenance Department Branches and tree debris The Carthage Maintenance Department makes mulch from trees and branches This mulch is then used on campus Cooking Oil Sodexo the College s food service operator recycles all cooking oils Oils are converted off campus to biodiesel Unused Food Sodexo donates unused food to a local charity three days per week Oil filters from College vehicles All oil is drained and then picked up for

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/about/recycling/acceptable-items/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Where Can You Recycle? — Recycling at Carthage — About Carthage — Carthage College
    recycling stations on every floor These recycling stations accept plastic cans and paper They are emptied on a regular schedule Dumpsters Single stream recycling dumpsters are located at the Todd Wehr Center and behind the David A Straz Jr Center for the Natural and Social Sciences These are emptied daily A 30 yard co mingle dumpster for larger cans and glass containers mostly used by Food Service is also located

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/about/recycling/station-locations/ (2013-06-13)
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