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  • Students to study international business and marketing in Sweden — Carthage News — Carthage College
    hopes to gain a better understanding of how companies do business internationally and how that differs from in the United States Ben 13 a marketing major from Freeport Ill was among 15 students who got a head start on that comparison Monday Jan 9 They visited Bruno an Oconomowoc company that makes vehicle lifts stair lifts and other mobility assistance devices One of the stops scheduled on this month s 16 day tour of businesses in Goteborg Sweden is Autoadapt a subsidiary of Bruno J J Shields an assistant professor of business administration leads the study tour for the second straight year Prof Shields worked for a Swedish company for more than a decade and compiled a lengthy list of contacts during the five years he traveled regularly to the Scandinavian country His goal for the students is to open their eyes to business The firsthand visits are designed to provide context for their academic lessons Students met with Bruno s director of engineering William Belson III This is stuff you ll never learn in a classroom ever he said Staff members at Bruno detailed the company s product line then gave a tour of one of its production facilities Plant manager Paul Valentine described how the company has embraced the concept of lean manufacturing to increase productivity Students also heard the story of the firm s founder who became a successful entrepreneur on his fourth try If you start out and it doesn t work out don t lose your drive for it William Belson III director of engineering at Bruno told the group Most of the Sweden bound students are business or marketing majors with a few others sprinkled in Laura Taylor 13 a biology and neuroscience major from San Diego said the tour will be valuable because

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/01/11/students-to-study-international-business-and-marketing-in-sweden/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Students sing praises of J-Term gospel music course — Carthage News — Carthage College
    15 a psychology major from St Louis who was fascinated just to see how it extended to different places in the world Students said they came in with basic knowledge of the history of gospel music but the class has provided a much richer understanding Gospel began as a form of religious expression for African slaves who were brought to the United States Its development closely followed the nation s own history The class includes a few students from Kenya and Ms Rogers said they especially were surprised to learn that Mahalia Jackson a superstar in gospel circles often was not allowed to enter venues through the front door because she was black Ms Rogers eventually fast forwarded to 2012 highlighting a few songs that illustrated how gospel has evolved One new style has been dubbed Holy Hip Hop with lyrics emphasizing Christ rather than drugs jewelry or life on the streets She explained many traditionalists refuse to accept that as gospel music Although class materials point out that all gospel songs share certain characteristics the specific style can vary from place to place Students visited a variety of churches in the Kenosha area to see how the choirs perform On other days the students shift from spectators to performers Gloria Tillman Kemp who directs the Gospel Messengers conducts clinics to hone their performance techniques During one recent clinic she arranged the class and other members of the choir in a semi circle and taught them the gospel classic Oh Happy Day in a matter of minutes Sopranos I want to hear you Ms Tillman Kemp said For Aaron Morris 15 who s interested in communication and business majors the J Term class and gospel choir allow him to set aside time for worship in a busy schedule that includes

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/01/24/students-sing-praises-of-j-term-gospel-music-course/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Course Spotlight: 4-D Sculpture, Sound, and New Media — Carthage News — Carthage College
    class Troy Briggs adjunct professor of art uses a Chladni plate to demonstrate the movement of sound Different frequencies cause sand on the plate to form different shapes Troy Briggs an adjunct professor of art assigned his 14 students to make recordings on the retro tapes as part of a course titled 4 D Sculpture Sound and New Media Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension so the course focuses on two of the artistic media light and sound that typically change the most over the time that someone observes them Prof Briggs wants students to understand how both phenomena operate in space as volumes The light portion of the class features the effects of prisms and lenses Besides making mix tapes with the help of contemporary software like Garage Band and Reaper students spent time in the sound portion of the course searching for silence Prof Briggs wanted them to be conscious of the creaks hums and buzzes that happen in the world even though we tend not to pay attention Later they mapped out some of the best locations to experience interesting sounds Prof Briggs who recently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is teaching at Carthage for the first time His portfolio includes works of both light and sound A fabricator of photo booths by trade he also is building a machine to translate the wind s motion into Morse code Even though I know the wind is just flapping around randomly I m excited to see what those first few words are he said Though not as widely practiced as painting or sculpture this type of art known as phenomenology does have its devotees In fact Prof Briggs plans to submit the students cassette

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/01/29/course-spotlight-4-d-sculpture-sound-and-new-media/ (2013-06-13)
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  • "The Beggar's Opera" 2011 J-Term Opera Production — Features — Carthage College
    character said Prof Gregory Berg music director and co instructor for the course He loves women and women love him We have a lot to do But the mood stays pleasant even though our sleeves are rolled up Matt Boresi Two of those women are Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit Both believe they are either married or engaged to Macheath and Polly s parents crooked and greedy themselves scheme to get Macheath arrested condemned and executed so their daughter will inherit his money All of the people in the opera have these dirty ways of making money Prof Berg said When the show debuted in London in 1728 it turned London on its ear he continued At that time all of the operas you heard were in Italian in a very fancy style called opera seria The characters were always royals or mythical gods and goddesses There was nothing down to earth about opera at all The Beggar s Opera showed the world that opera could be something else entirely This opera was incredible because it s a very earthy gritty story Prof Berg explained A ballad opera all of the scenes are spoken and in English All of the songs were based on English folk songs drinking songs and sailor songs that regular people knew It was the first opera written for the common people to enjoy Old show has modern message The opera s history and cobbled together music made it perfect for J Term Prof Berg said From its very first performance it was a thrown together crazy quilt of different things Because of that people feel free to kind of do with it what they want So we threw in new songs and dropped certain ones we think are boring The class gave the 1728 opera a modern look feel and sound and added new roles and songs in order to highlight all 31 voices in the cast They even added modern music such as Kanye West s Gold Digger Jazmine Sullivan s Bust Your Windows and Travie McCoy s Billionaire So far the students are getting a huge kick out of it said Mr Boresi It has a really devilish sense of humor that the students have really tuned into With a little bit of artist massaging we ve made it relevant again for today s audiences and the piece is flexible enough for us to give opportunities to a large number of students because there s a lot of talent here It also has a message relevant to today s economic times It s a piece of comic social satire about greed in society Mr Boresi said Our piece tries to make that message apropos to modern times and comment on the greed that exists and the financial crisis that the world is in right now For a lot of our students they would have never guessed that an opera from 1728 would have something to say about all of that Prof Berg said

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/features/beggars-opera (2013-06-13)
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  • J-Term 2011: Food, Politics and Policy in Japan — J-Term — Carthage College
    system and it was striking to hear from very different players in the food supply industry all talking about the same changes Culture of convenience Prof Marshall described how this is partially due to aging population single person households and the tradition of preparing fresh fish being lost in younger generations A major shift to large supermarkets has taken place compared to the small family owned fish markets that used to be prominent across the country Convenience has overtaken tradition with the lack of skill and knowledge in fish preparation and the availability of pre packaged fish We experienced a fish auction at the Kanazawa Fish Auction and afterward we were given a presentation on Japan s self sufficient marketing system said Japanese major Ashley Pourier 11 Japan s fish consumption is declining because people don t know how to flay a fish The Auction House actually provides cooking class to help stimulate fish sales The class was also able to witness and visit several factories and gain hands on experience in food production Students saw the traditional operation of a soy sauce brewery and a pickle factory They also stopped at factory that produced traditional Japanese sweets where they were able to make their own desserts The most memorable moments for me were the hands on experiences said theatre major Zackery Simonini 12 specifically the making of Senbei a traditional Japanese sweet cracker and Wagashi a traditional dessert It reminded me of baking with Grandma A powerful experience The group also got to try their hand at making traditional sushi in Nomi Traditional sushi in Japan is fish wrapped in bamboo leaves placed on top of rice and pressed This is different from the sushi known by most people today referred to as new fangled sushi that was developed in the 19th century They witnessed the lost art of cast iron rice cooking as well Eating viewing and making food was not the only thing the students did however They made stops at the National Museum and explored the electronic district in Tokyo explored a temple complex dating back to the 7th century and made a trip to the Eiheiji Temple where the students were able to partake in Zen meditation and observe the life of the monks Hearing them all chant and move in unison was ethereal said Japanese and accounting major Samantha Wagner 11 We all got the opportunity to put incense on the burner in front of the service and in front of the statue of Buddha It s so hard to describe but the whole experience was powerful with the monks devotion to their beliefs and way of life Humbling and satisfying Students also had a chance to explore on their own A memorable moment for many was when they were venturing through Kyoto and got lost trying to find the 500 gates a popular landmark in Kyoto An elderly couple who spoke English offered assistant and insisted on escorting them to the gates The

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/jterm/j-term-2011-japan/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Omrit Excavations
    the most interesting parts of the world sounds like fun and if you want to get down and dirty with some very stimulating people then come to Omrit Bill Loughner Athens Georgia I can honestly say going to Omrit changed my life The hands on experience confirmed archeology was what I wanted to do with my life and I learned more from the hands on training than I ever could in a desk Traveling to the other sites ancient and modern broadened my perspective of the world and made me a more global person Maggie Knowles Political Science and Classics with emphasis in Archeology major Alpha Chi Omega Iota Omega Chapter Cultural Chair Alpha Lambda Delta My summer at Omrit was one of the best experiences I have ever had Not only did I meet great people and see amazing sites but the experience further made up my mind that archeology is truly what I want to do I learned so much not only about archeology but also about people and a culture that I would have not have had a chance to know anywhere else I had a truly amazing time and I hope to go back very soon Arianna Stimpfl Anthropology Major Art History Major CUNY QC What s really cool about Omrit is that you can go on the dig even if you aren t majoring in Archaeology or Classics It s an experience many archaeologists wouldn t be able to get until graduate school and here we can have undergraduates doing the same thing when their only tie to archaeology is an interest in the subject John Robinson Physics and Math double major SPS Treasurer Math Club Treasurer Delta Upsilon History of the Omrit Excavations In 1998 brush fires in the Hula Valley region of northern

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/omrit/ (2013-06-13)
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  • After Omrit, two dig deeper into history — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Museum in Jerusalem Photo courtesy of the Israel Museum Unique opportunities in Turkey Jerusalem After compiling powerful memories from the excavation at the ancient site of Omrit Israel two Carthage students stayed behind in the Middle East to add to their transformative summer journeys Elliot Culp 13 a religion major from Rochester Minn toured Jerusalem then took part in an international research program at the Crisler Library at Ephesos in Turkey There students learned from experts on Islamic and Christian studies and other topics and toured historic sites Dan Schowalter He said lifetime friendships formed among the program s students and faculty which included Carthage professor Dan Schowalter Even as the Crisler participants lingered for hours to swap ideas about some of the region s ancient landmarks Elliot and one particular professor broke the ice by bonding over 1980s music Everyone was so kind and eager to share their stories many of which tugged at the old heart strings he said in a speech to the group as the program drew to a close At the center of it all though was humanity We had a lot of the same fears and wishes I learned I was not alone in terms of what I was taught growing up Meanwhile Emily Prosch 13 a classical archaeology major from Boulder Colo headed south to Jerusalem afterward for an internship at the Israel Museum that is scheduled to last into August She assists in the restoration process at the museum s object conservation lab an experience she believes will help her target a specific career path It has definitely given me insight into the inner workings of a museum she said I ve met some fascinating people and learned a lot even though I know I ve only scratched the surface of conservation

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/08/08/after-omrit-two-dig-deeper-into-history/ (2013-06-13)
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  • 2013 SURE program seeks applicants — Carthage News — Carthage College
    hours per week Students receive a stipend on campus housing and a small research budget SURE students and faculty mentors meet weekly for lunch and student presentations of research progress Students are required to write a summative project report and a poster session is held during the final week of the program Applications to the Division of Natural Sciences SURE program are due at noon April 3 Learn more Applications to the Division of Social Sciences SURE program are also due at noon April 3 Download the application Prof Kevin Crosby chair of the Division of Natural Sciences said the SURE program provides an authentic research experience in which students contribute to ongoing research projects at Carthage This research is real substantive and often leads to publishable results he said I regularly hear back from alumni who highlight their SURE experiences as being important to their admission to graduate school and medical school or critical to their success in their jobs Isa Fritz 10 participated in the SURE program in 2008 and is now working toward a master s degree in aerospace engineering at Purdue University Because the Carthage SURE program is designed to mimic professional research labs I gained valuable experience with designing and building my own research experiment she said Unlike in the classroom where problems and methods are now laid out in front of you SURE students quickly learn how to create a research question get background information design the experiment fix their inevitable mistakes and conduct the test Erin Zimmerman 11 participated in the SURE program in 2009 She is now pursuing a Ph D in analytical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin Madison That summer made me realize that I actually liked doing research she said The SURE program was my first research experience It

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/02/15/2013-sure-program-seeks-applicants/ (2013-06-13)
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