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  • Seasoned freshman researchers show no phage fright — Carthage News — Carthage College
    God you re so lucky to be doing phage research I really take it to heart Johnny Kirk 15 Maxwell Machurick 15 has been told the original research in the Phage Hunters course would help him get into medical school The students are deep into the second semester of the innovative course in genomics research taught by biology professors Deborah Tobiason and Pat Pfaffle Carthage is among a select group of schools approved for full participation in the program sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute s Science Education Alliance When upperclassmen say Oh my God you re so lucky to be doing phage research I really take it to heart said Johnny Kirk a biology major from Schaumburg Ill Phage is short for bacteriophage a virus that infects bacteria During the fall semester students each isolated a phage from either a soil or water sample The phages were purified DNA was isolated and students took pictures of their phage using an electron microscope Each class is allowed to submit one phage for DNA sequencing Based on several factors including the phage Carthage students chose Patty P named for Prof Pfaffle who is also the biology department chair It was isolated from Lake Michigan which makes it unique among the sequenced phages from the HHMI program The freshman researchers have spent the bulk of this semester doing bioinformatics or computer analysis to understand the functions of the phage s genes That work has lasting implications Their names will be attached to the research in the federal GenBank database paving the way for further research We have to be very accurate because others may use these findings in future research Prof Tobiason said Although American doctors have shunned phages in favor of antibiotics Eastern European doctors have long utilized phage therapy With the rise of drug resistant illnesses some researchers hope phages could help fight bacterial diseases In fact Patty P is grouped in the cluster of phages that infect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Making significant progress The freshmen have made a major leap considering many arrived on campus with no idea what a phage was They ve received guidance from lab assistant Andrew Straszewski In December he joined the two professors at HHMI s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn Va for a weeklong training session to use the annotation software In the latter portion of the semester he ll help the students pursue independent projects examining their own individual phages Andrew 14 a biology major from Mukwonago Wis said the experience has honed his understanding of genetics and taught him molecular and microbiological techniques that could help in his pursuit of a Ph D According to Prof Tobiason the class gives students early exposure to original research and helps them determine if it s for them The time commitment is heavy with Jacelyn estimating she puts in 14 hours outside of class each week on the project Classmates frequently get together order pizza and annotate genes Advisors told Maxwell Machurick a

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/04/10/seasoned-freshman-researchers-show-no-phage-fright/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Impending graduates exude confidence after real-world primer — Carthage News — Carthage College
    skills Appropriately titled Life After Carthage the class for juniors and seniors is taught by Jason Pruitt the College s associate director of career services It expands upon the counseling and resources that the Career Services office makes available year round A parallel J Term class helps underclassmen explore potential careers and settle on a major Students typically come into the class a little green especially if they haven t had internships Mr Pruitt said Knowing it s a lot tougher to crack the professional work force than to pick up summer jobs several of the students praised the course for making them more seasoned It s a great way to kind of jump start your job search Mr Pruitt said Alumni offer real world pointers During the course guest speakers often Carthage alumni offered real world pointers on interviewing employer research and other strategies the students can use as they dive into their careers Classmates also spent time in groups preparing budgets for fictional employees based on salaries in the fields the students hope to enter One area in which upcoming graduates need help is evaluating job offers Mr Pruitt said The comparison is often more complicated than students realize The class teaches them to factor in benefits such as insurance retirement plans and vacation A lot of times we gravitate toward just salary he said Today s upperclassmen have options available that earlier graduating classes did not Students taking Life After Carthage for example were required to create profiles on the social media site LinkedIn and start connecting with others Connect with Carthage LinkedIn Mock interviews career fairs prepare students to market their skills Students also were graded on their performances in individual mock interviews with human resources professionals at Kenosha company Jockey International and their interaction with

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/01/30/impending-graduates-exude-confidence-after-real-world-primer/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Asked and Answered: How are you getting out of your comfort zone this J-Term? — Carthage News — Carthage College
    freshman because you don t really know what to expect Luckily I signed up for a class that has been really beneficial for me I m taking Business Ethics and it has really made me think of the business world in a different light Ryan McGuire 16 Business The class I am currently taking is Frontier Mindset and so far it s been a blast Learning about the American Frontier during the 1800s definitely gives me a new perspective about our country s past and is very intriguing This J Term class is a great opportunity for me to learn something completely new outside my major and explore other subjects Alenka Balderrama 16 Business Management I am not taking a class this J Term but am currently in Toulouse France using the month to visit friends I met while studying abroad and continue to improve my French of course I love J Term because it allows students opportunities they might not have during the school year I feel that what I am doing now is a good example of the liberty it provides to learn in less conventional ways Rachael Kimmerling 13 Great Ideas Political Science French I have never thought of myself as a sports coach Through my experience taking Theories of Coaching I have learned how rewarding it is to be a coach and I know the mindset you have to have in order to motivate people Anthony Burdi 14 Business I m taking Consumer Health Issues and we have to do an examination of our eating and exercise habits It really is eye opening to realize what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle and it pushes to you live the healthiest life you can Kelly Baumgartner 15 Mathematics In my J Term class we have to

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/01/24/asked-and-answered-how-are-you-getting-out-of-your-comfort-zone-this-j-term/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Contact — Gospel Messengers — Ensembles — Music — Carthage College
    Orchestra and Concert Band Student Organizations Student Voices News Facilities Recordings Auditions and Scholarships Chamber Music Series Lakeside Band Festival Lakeside Choral Festival Music Gospel Messengers Contacting the Gospel Messengers Director Ms Gloria Tillman Kemp Choir Manager Scheduling Information Bill Kemp Choir President Student Contact Amanda Superczynski 10 Choral Ensembles Carthage Choir Lincoln Chamber Singers Carthage Women s Ensemble A F Siebert Chapel Choir Carthage Masterworks Chorale Gospel Messengers Instrumental

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/music/ensembles/gospel/contact/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Webcasting Stream 2 — Webcast — Library and Information Services — Carthage College
    Carthage College 2001 Alford Park Dr Kenosha WI 53140 Carthage College Carthage Live Webcast Stream Not working If you do not see your event above the Live Stream may have not yet begun Try Reloading this page in a few minutes If the stream stops you may need to reload this page in a few minutes to reconnect If you are trying to view on a portable device download the UStream app from the Apple or Google App Store then search for Carthage on UStream Occasionally live events will be delayed and will not begin until after the scheduled start time If you are having problems receiving a live event please try this link for the backup Quicktime stream Upcoming Live Streaming Events Carthage Business and Professional Coalition Thursday June 13 Christopher A Ruud VP Global LED Adoption Cree Lighting 12 00 noon Live from the Todd Wehr Center Schedule subject to change Please note The above schedule is subject to change Watch for updates to this schedule and for future events All times are local Kenosha Central time Archive copies Archive copies of streaming webcasts are available in a several places More information about recordings of streaming webcasts is

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/library/webcast/webcasting-stream-2 (2013-06-13)
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  • These language lessons really sing — Carthage News — Carthage College
    from an album by Prof Pascal Rollet student designed cover shown above Its title Dr Mrs Vandertramp is a mnemonic device he uses to teach students irregular verbs in a particular tense Download in mp3 format He hands out CDs featuring students artwork on the cover and has given presentations on this innovative teaching tool at professional conferences Along with videos that highlight French customs and grammar his songs are offered on websites like Bandcamp and YouTube for any instructor to download Others who have experimented with musical language lessons typically produce simplistic childlike tunes according to Prof Rollet Although he hasn t received formal musical education he has utilized the Garage Band software to transform hours of recordings into songs suitable for a college audience I realized the possibilities he said and I just got hooked the first minute I started using that Part of their playlists Prof Rollet s students can vouch for the quality of the recordings Listen to Joelle Dahl 12 a French major from Ramsey Minn who has become familiar with Prof Rollet s songs while taking three of his classes I actually own one of his CDs she said I really like them and it makes me smile when my iTunes plays them on random The songs are heavy on synthesized instruments with a healthy dose of guitar and keyboard They cover a wide range of fluency from beginning to advanced speakers Diane Hahn 14 a French and political science major from West Fargo N D said she was introduced to Prof Rollet s music in her first language class at Carthage French 301 I was encouraged that the teachers strive to find new and exciting ways to teach the material even in college she said The music helped her to learn how to conjugate some of the trickier verbs and where to place articles in sentences Prof Rollet who also teaches in the Global Heritage program has infused his songs into literature lessons Where music and language meet Most recently Joelle and Diane are part of a Carthage Symposium that Prof Rollet offers with music professor Amy Haines during the spring 2012 semester Students from the class Exploring Poetry and Song demonstrated their progress during the second annual Celebration of Scholars on April 20 Amy Haines The symposium requires students to write poetry in French Spanish or English and match it to original music that they also compose The two professors plan to offer it again in the future They have to pronounce well and their fluency has to be fluid and quick Prof Rollet said It s a great tool to get students to use their language skills well Modern languages are taught in immersion style at Carthage so grammar is rarely directly discussed in class His musical lessons function as a springboard into a conversation that might take place in a foreign country such as asking for help in locating a lost wallet This is one way to avoid resorting to

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/05/04/these-language-lessons-really-sing/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Asked and Answered: What are December grads doing next? — Carthage News — Carthage College
    many areas that will be useful beyond my degree focus While I was studying at Carthage I knew the path in which I wanted my career to go but I have been pleasantly surprised many times to find that I have many helpful skill sets outside my degrees that have helped me to successfully accomplish tasks and go above and beyond what other employees are doing Overall Carthage gave me the knowledge and confidence to excel at a wide variety of things Molly Dupuis 12 Public Relations and Graphic Design Since graduating from Carthage I have started my auditing internship at KPMG After my internship I will be heading up to the University of Wisconsin Madison to start my master s of integrated accounting Carthage helped me in so many different ways Carthage has the best professors and Julie Dawson and Dave Brunn recommended me to the master s program in Madison and gave me a great recommendation that got me accepted My ultimate goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant CPA After my year at Madison I will take the CPA exam and after that I will hopefully receive a full time job at KPMG Max Grothman 12 Accounting Since graduating I have become an executive team leader with Target in the northern suburbs of Chicago The several classes and knowledge obtained through my majors allowed me to be cross trained in multiple facets of management and leadership Also through the personal attention in classes and organizations I was able to network and find my true passion for a career path Ellen Hughes 12 Communication and Public Relations I have been interviewing for jobs and currently am working for a nonprofit organization Carthage has helped in my career field because it is a very credible school and has

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  • Changed by J-Term scuba tour, alumna dives into fulfilling career — Carthage News — Carthage College
    for the resort so we can sell it with a firsthand experience of the property she said I pay very close attention to the employees the upkeep of the resort how the food tastes and most of all the diving I need to be able to tell a client what the diving is like the intensity the biodiversity the visibility the temperature et cetera There s nothing tedious about these business trips Traveling aboard a luxury yacht in the Maldives she gave a glowing review I played with giant manta rays got surprised by a school of more than 50 fully grown nurse sharks got bumped into by multiple reef sharks admired tobies got attacked by trigger fish and stared into the distance at a whale shark Ms Turk said She was similarly amazed by the Honduras tour in January 2012 Students spent six days scuba diving off the island of Roatan seeing up close how the nervous system evolves across a variety of species Ms Turk departed a novice and like her classmates returned with international certification in open water scuba diving That was her third J Term journey to Central America following study tours to Costa Rica and Nicaragua All were led by faculty members Scott Hegrenes and Daniel Miller whom she called two very skilled intelligent friendly and inspiring professors who got me to venture out of all my comfort zones and get excited about learning Prof Hegrenes who teaches biology and Prof Miller chair of the Psychology Department and director of the Neuroscience program have scheduled a similar tour this January Noting that she worked hard to save the money for her travels Ms Turk encouraged all Carthage students to check out the study tours that sound interesting Kids with wealthy parents are not the only

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/01/10/changed-by-j-term-scuba-tour-alumna-dives-into-fulfilling-career/ (2013-06-13)
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