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  • Speakers — Commencement 2012 — Commencement — Carthage College
    Ministry Among People in Poverty Prior to his election Bishop Miller served as the Senior Pastor at St Mark s Lutheran Church in Aurora Ill from 1994 2007 During this time worship attendance grew from 250 to 550 In addition he facilitated social outreach and community involvement He was born in Chicago in 1950 and has lived most of his life in the Chicagoland area He holds an undergraduate degree in music and for a time was a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus In addition to his previous parish duties Miller was a member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Council He has been an adjunct instructor of Christian Thought at Aurora University a founding board member of Suicide Prevention Services of the Fox Valley and a member and presenter for a special judicial commission on Domestic Violence in the Faith Community Bishop Miller was appointed a Carthage trustee in 2010 and serves on the Financial and Capital Resources Strategic Planning and Human Resources committees He has been married to Pamela Miller since 1980 and has two grown sons Student Commencement Speaker Mari Panzer Mari Panzer 12 Appleton Wis daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Panzer represented the Class of 2012 at Commencement Mari is a music education and piano pedagogy major who sang for four years in the Carthage Choir and was a clarinetist in the Pep Band She was vice president of philanthropy and public relations for Lambda Kappa professional music fraternity Mari was a member of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Omnichron Delta Kappa leadership honorary society She was also a Delta Upsilon lavalier After graduation Mari plans to become a music teacher She has been a student teacher of music at Prairie Lane Elementary School Kenosha and at J I Case High School in the Racine Unified

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  • Carthage Flame — Commencement 2012 — Commencement — Carthage College
    his career at Lenoir Rhyne College and soon became academic dean In 1977 he joined the Lutheran Church in America s department for higher education at the LCA s New York headquarters He served as director of that department from 1982 to 1987 working with 18 colleges After the LCA merged into the new Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mr Unglaube served for a decade as ELCA s first director for colleges and universities In 1998 Mr Unglaube returned to Carthage The College s then vice president of development Kent Henning said that Jim is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country regarding Lutheran higher education As vice president for college relations Mr Unglaube was instrumental in funding the most impressive decade of growth in the history of the College as Carthage invested 130 million in improvements to the physical plant while the faculty grew in size and stature Mr Unglaube was honored by Carthage with a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1980 and received an honorary doctorate from the College in 1985 He also has received honorary degrees from Midland Lutheran College and Upsala College Mr Unglaube says his most fulfilling accomplishment was an educational partnership developed between the LCA the American Lutheran Church ALC then the ELCA with the Lutheran church bodies in what would become the African nation of Namibia A colleague and Carthage trustee Naomi Linnell and I worked with the Lutheran colleges in the U S to provide full scholarships for 100 students he has written The program ran from 1986 1995 Two decades later these former students are back home in leadership roles in their independent nation of Namibia The Unglaubes now live in Minneapolis close to their children Carla Erickson and Andrew Unglaube and six grandchildren Order Graduation Flowers Directions to Carthage

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  • Honorary Degree — Commencement 2012 — Commencement — Carthage College
    his wife Katie live in Racine They have two children Jackson and Anneka Bishop Wayne N Miller Download Bishop Miller s Baccalaureate Address I m Outta Here Bishop Wayne N Miller delivered the baccalaureate sermon and received an honorary doctorate of divinity He was installed as bishop of the Metro Chicago Synod of the ELCA which includes more than 116 000 baptized members in 217 congregations in four Illinois counties on Sept 9 2007 Since his installation Bishop Miller has been serving the Metropolitan Chicago Synod helping its congregations and communities to embrace renewal growth and positive change In addition to leading the synod program staff he preaches and teaches regularly in the synod s congregations and shares his perspective and insight in his column in the synod supplement in The Lutheran He is a member of the ELCA Conference of Bishops Task Force on Immigration Reform and chair of the committee on Ministry Among People in Poverty Prior to his election Bishop Miller served as the Senior Pastor at St Mark s Lutheran Church in Aurora Ill from 1994 2007 During this time worship attendance grew from 250 to 550 In addition he facilitated social outreach and community involvement He was born in Chicago in 1950 and has lived most of his life in the Chicagoland area He holds an undergraduate degree in music and for a time was a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus In addition to his previous parish duties Miller was a member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Council He has been an adjunct instructor of Christian Thought at Aurora University a founding board member of Suicide Prevention Services of the Fox Valley and a member and presenter for a special judicial commission on Domestic Violence in the Faith Community Bishop Miller was appointed

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  • New Town Award — Commencement 2012 — Commencement — Carthage College
    and the Guild has presented its productions at international festivals in Austria England Belgium the Netherlands Ireland Japan and the Soviet Union As part of an international exchange program he spent 12 weeks in the Republic of Georgia where he directed an American play using Georgian actors Mr McPhee oversaw construction of the Guild s theatre building a 1 million structure on Northwestern Avenue in Racine He developed a season ticket program and began an educational outreach program for school children from four counties Mr McPhee is a founding member of the American Association of Community Theatre and serves on its International Committee and Festival Commission Under his leadership the Guild hosted the Festival of American Community Theatres in 1985 and the United States International Amateur Theatre Festival in 1994 Mr McPhee holds B F A and M F A degrees in theatre arts from Utah State University Before coming to Racine he was managing artistic director of a community theatre in Carmel Calif and program director at KUSU TV in Logan Utah At KUSU he researched wrote and directed a 60 minute film on the construction of the transcontinental railroad that aired nationally on public television He has been a guest lecturer in theatre arts at Carthage and several other institutions He has received numerous awards including the Wisconsin Theatre Association s Life Service Award the Cultural Achievement Award from the Theatre Society of the Republic of Georgia and the Wisconsin Governor s Award in Support of the Arts Order Graduation Flowers Directions to Carthage Campus Map Visitor Information 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

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  • Carthage senior wins Fulbright Scholarship — Carthage News — Carthage College
    only 15 of 126 applicants have been approved for Fulbright Nehru English Teaching Assistantships this year As I come out of my four years at Carthage I feel confident in my communication skills my critical thinking skills and also my ability to adapt to new and potentially challenging surroundings Nick Tackes 13 Strong spiritual connection Nick s interest in studying India blossomed during a J Term study tour in 2012 with Professor James Lochtefeld director of the Asian Studies program The group toured historical religious sites in the northern part of the country There s so much religious liveliness Nick said Everyone is in tune with their spiritual vocation After forming a Meditation Club at Carthage he considered it a highlight to meditate among Sikhs in the city of Amritsar Yet his interest runs much deeper than any tourist s would Nick hopes to expand on his religious studies in graduate school and eventually to teach Hindu culture at the college level Prof Lochtefeld who also teaches religion courses has helped Nick to learn elementary Hindi through an independent study over the past two years Often their one on one sessions include a review of horoscopes and news headlines in Indian media Prof Lochtefeld said the concise formulaic examples provide an entry point into the language I m really grateful that he s been willing to take the time to do this with me Nick said Ways to reach students He completed the Fulbright application and required essays with guidance from Professor John Isham Carthage s Fulbright Program advisor as well as professors Gregory Baer Dan Choffnes Stephen Udry and Erik Kulke Besides his efforts to learn one of India s primary languages Nick cited his experience as a fellow at the Brainard Writing Center and a resident assistant assistant hall director as evidence of his ability to connect to students In his application Nick described some of the teaching strategies that he wants to implement in India He plans to boost interest with discussions of contemporary American poets celebrities and songs By using lead ins that are fun and high energy I can get them to learn the language with more enthusiasm he said Teaching Assistantships allow students and young professionals to assist local teachers of non native English speakers and to serve as American cultural ambassadors Nick is confident he s prepared for the challenge As I come out of my four years at Carthage I feel confident in my communication skills my critical thinking skills and also my ability to adapt to new and potentially challenging surroundings with a positive and determined attitude he said Faculty members agreed that the graduating senior s diligence calm demeanor and cross cultural interests make him a strong fit for the teaching role He s a very patient man Prof Lochtefeld said He s very good at explaining things He doesn t get rattled Successful Carthage trend Established in 1946 the Fulbright U S Student Program is the largest U S

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  • About the Carthage Fulbright Program — Carthage's Fulbright Scholars — Carthage College
    the support of the Carthage Fulbright Committee headed by associate professor of Great Ideas and modern languages John Isham He and other faculty members guided applicants as they gathered application materials wrote essays and requested faculty recommendations Applicants were interviewed by the Fulbright Committee and then rated before their applications were sent on to be part of the national competition Fulbright Teaching Assistants receive a monthly stipend medical insurance and an allowance for books and materials in addition to round trip transportation to the host country They are also able to participate in activities sponsored by the Fulbright Commission in their host countries and take part in networking opportunities with other Fulbright Scholars Established in 1946 the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons knowledge and skills It is the largest U S international exchange program offering opportunities for students scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study advanced research university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide The Fulbright Teaching Assistantships are sponsored by the U S Department of State For more information on how to apply for these grants please contact

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  • Stephanie Finnvik — Elijah High Altitude Balloon Project — Features — Carthage College
    poster presentations From Politics to Space Finding New Passions Stephanie a junior from Brooklyn Park Minn originally came to Carthage to study international political economy After taking a class with Prof Crosby she changed her focus to science She s now a double major in physics and Spanish and hopes to participate in Carthage s dual degree program in engineering I m hoping to do aerospace engineering she said Stephanie flew aboard NASA s Weightless Wonder as part of Carthage s Microgravity Team She is a member of Carthage s Microgravity Team and in Spring 2010 conducted research aboard NASA s Weightless Wonder microgravity aircraft I hated physics in high school she said laughing But after flying on the zero gravity plane all I want to do is touch space High altitude ballooning is her latest passion I have found a new fascination with ballooning she said You get to say you went to space technically It s becoming a more popular method of doing research mostly because it s not nearly as expensive as sending up a satellite or some other heavier object The Experiment Studying the Stratosphere Stephanie was selected for Elijah s 2010 Payload Team a group of six students charged with finding and then conducting research projects to investigate the phenomena of near space The students spent 10 weeks at the Milwaukee School of Engineering where they worked with Dr William Farrow They tackled three different experiments Two students studied the efficiency of solar panels in various altitudes Two more studied static charge differences by altitude Stephanie and her partner investigated mercury concentration in the atmosphere They built a device that used a motor and vacuum to draw air through gold amalgamation traps narrow glass tubes about 10 centimeters long filled with tiny glass beads coated with gold As the air sample flows through the tube the mercury amalgamates or sticks to the gold Stephanie explained What our project really focused on was developing a method for measuring mercury in the air Their weeks of work culminated in a two hour flight on Aug 7 2010 The students woke up early and headed for the launch site a field in Mount Horeb Wis There they placed all three experiments in the 18 by 21 inch payload box which was then attached to a high altitude balloon a parachute and two tracking systems Five other students comprised the Elijah Launch Team in charge of getting the payload off the ground and then retrieving it The balloon is initially about 6 feet in diameter Stephanie explained It takes a whole tank of helium As the balloon gets higher it stretches to approximately three times its diameter which causes it to burst Once the balloon bursts the payload falls Students Become Storm Chasers The tracking systems allowed the students to follow the balloon s flight and later find the payload Every 30 seconds the tracking pod gave us a signal with its location speed and altitude Stephanie said It

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  • Tuition Run Out Day — Give — Carthage College
    College from alumni and friends Without this support Carthage would not be able to offer the quality of education and programs that it does Tuition Run Out Day sponsored by TORCH Taking Our Relationship with Carthage Higher honors the alumni parents and friends who have made Carthage into the incredible place it is today Visit the cafeteria during lunch 11 a m 1 p m and dinner hours 4 6 p m and celebrate by Participating in educational games and receive a prize Writing a thank you letter to a donor for his her generosity and receive a T shirt Bringing three facts from the posters around campus and receive a prize Guessing how many alumni donated to Carthage last year in a jellybean contest Enjoying delicious cafeteria food chicken nuggets chicken patties and curly fries quesadillas with cinnamon chips mashed potatoes broccoli cheddar soup etc Take a moment to reflect on your Carthage experience Much of your participation in the classroom in athletics in student organizations in conferences in research has been provided by generous alumni and friends It is never too late to give back Whether alumni and friends donate 5 or 5 million every dollar makes a difference Thank you to those of you who have contributed your time talents and resources to Carthage We are what we are today because of you Dan 97 and Cara Eddy 97 Kniss Giving to the Annual Fund is so important to the College because of what it can do for those attending Any amount alumni and friends of Carthage can give benefits the entire community Giving to Carthage gives students the opportunity to have similar experiences we had at the College Dan 97 and Cara Eddy 97 Kniss Student Giving Carthage students give back too Nidal Alkafarna 12 pictured

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