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  • Model UN event draws more than 300 high school students — Carthage News — Carthage College
    6 2012 by Michael Moore High school students raise their placards to cast votes during a General Assembly session at the Model United Nations conference hosted by Carthage A total of 326 students from 15 high schools in Illinois and Wisconsin participated in an annual Model United Nations conference at Carthage on Nov 2 Model UN simulates the actions of the United Nations in both the General Assembly and Security Council Students representing 92 countries filled rooms in the Todd Wehr Center and Hedberg Library to debate topics such as media censorship genocide and the rights of sexual minorities The Carthage Model UN team advised by Professor Jeffrey Roberg organized the 13 th annual conference and chose the topics of discussion About 30 team members assisted on site Their duties included moderating discussions and guiding parliamentary procedures and they also judged the top delegates We use this as a training tool for our members said Tory Martinez 14 president of Carthage College Model United Nations Tory a political science and English major from Detroit told participants this is good practice for those who hope to effect change in the world She s been involved with Model UN since her freshman year in high school The problem solving aspect appeals to her as does the role playing If you re from Cuba you re going to act a completely different way than if you re from the United Kingdom she said The Carthage team is preparing for an annual conference in Chicago over the Thanksgiving break Another event is scheduled in New York during spring break 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

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/11/06/model-un-event-draws-more-than-300-high-school-students/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Prof. Eric Pullin to speak on the History of the First Amendment — Carthage News — Carthage College
    speak on the History of the First Amendment November 5 2012 by Staff Carthage history professor Eric Pullin presents the second lecture of Carthage s 2012 Constitution Day Lecture Series He will speak on The Most Important Right The Historical Background of the First Amendment at 12 15 p m Monday Nov 5 in Niemann Media Theater Prof Pullin will discuss the origins of the Bill of Rights and the history of the First Amendment in the United States Despite its importance in American political culture Americans have not always regarded the First Amendment as being an indispensable component of freedom Prof Pullin explores how the First Amendment developed from being a political afterthought into becoming America s important right The theme of this year s celebration of Constitution Day is The First Amendment in the 21st Century Carthage s celebration includes a series of lectures on First Amendment issues by scholars from both on and off campus 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

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/11/05/prof-eric-pullin-to-speak-on-the-history-of-the-first-amendment/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Election-year class ventures behind the campaign scenes — Carthage News — Carthage College
    presidential and state elections at 6 p m Dec 5 in Niemann Media Theatre Anyone from the Carthage community is welcome to attend They were determined to preserve the emphasis on Megan s small business background and a civic reminder to vote A separate attack ad they created depicts incumbent Lexi Neumann 13 as a failed politician spouting the same old lies Portrayed on video as bitter opponents the two candidates are actually Carthage classmates Megan a history and political science major from Anamosa Iowa and Lexi an International Political Economy major from Wausau Wis were part of a small group carrying out an assignment in the Campaigns and Elections class Taught by professors Jeffrey Roberg and Jonathan Bruning the course is offered only in presidential election years The course goes beyond book learning to provide a deeper grasp of a run for public office We do everything but file papers and raise money said Prof Roberg who teaches in the Political Science Department Hands on introduction In addition to assigned readings students are required to prepare media strategies for a fictional campaign against a sitting congressperson Although the course had been offered twice before the commercials are a new touch Prof Bruning who teaches in the Communication and Digital Media Department coached small class groups through the filming and editing process Jeanne Sullivan Claire Zautke Other events were open to the public The professors held live screenings of the presidential and vice presidential debates and hosted professional speakers with expertise in political strategy voting regulations and campaign fieldwork Among the speakers were Carthage alumnae Claire Zautke 10 and Jeanne Sullivan 11 both veterans of local and state races who gave the current students a behind the scenes glimpse of the legwork that s done on the campaign trail As the daughter of a union steward Ms Zautke said she grew up accustomed to political chatter at the dinner table Today four years after her first exposure to campaigns in the Campaigns and Elections class she works as principal executive assistant to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Political awareness The class isn t designed to restock campaign staffs Prof Roberg said the goal simply is to make young voters more aware of the various influences in politics It s not just money There s a craft to getting elected he said We want students to understand how and why campaigns function the way they do Becca Schwer 13 a communication and Japanese major from Fennimore Wis said she finds the class immensely interesting She directed her group s video shoot choosing the settings and camera angles that would showcase candidate Megan s humility and experience Jessi Meliza 13 a communication and Spanish major from Lakeville Minn wrote the initial script For those who do aspire to campaign work Prof Roberg said the training in the class allows a smooth transition into any field office Megan said she was eager to study the inner workings of campaigns after spending two summers

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/11/02/election-year-class-ventures-behind-the-campaign-scenes/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Chief Election Official at Carthage Oct. 31 — Carthage News — Carthage College
    speak at Carthage on Wednesday Oct 31 about the state s voter identification law and the pending legal challenges He also will discuss the impact of recent election law changes on student participation in the upcoming election His talk will begin at 6 p m in Niemann Media Theater Hedberg Library Director Kennedy plans to leave plenty of time for questions and will talk about all aspects of the administration of the upcoming election including the Electoral College voting equipment absentee voting and voting turnout Mr Kennedy is Director and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board a position he has held since November 2007 Before assuming the top staff position for the Board he was Executive Director and before that Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin State Elections Board Mr Kennedy has served as the Chief Election Official for Wisconsin since August 1983 He was in private practice before joining the Elections Board in 1979 and prior to that served as an assistant district attorney in Washington County Wisconsin He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison Law School in 1976 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin Madison College of Letters and Science in 1974 Mr Kennedy is a member of the National Association of State Election Directors NASED and served as NASED President in 2006 He also served as co chair of the National Task Force on Election Reform established by the Election Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and educational opportunities for state and local election officials Visit the Election Resources page of the Carthage Political Science Department 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

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/10/29/chief-election-official-at-carthage-oct-31/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage welcomes Notre Dame professor for Constitution Day Lecture — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Dame professor for Constitution Day Lecture October 18 2012 by Elizabeth Young A new lecture series focused on the First Amendment in honor of Constitution Day kicks off on Monday Oct 29 with a lecture by University of Notre Dame Professor Vincent Phillip Muñoz Prof Muñoz will give a lecture titled Did the Founding Fathers Intend to Separate Church from State The lecture will be held at 12 15 p m in the Niemann Media Theatre The Constitution Day Lecture Series will continue through December featuring both Carthage scholars and guest speakers from other institutions The theme of this year s Constitution Day celebration is The First Amendment in the 21st Century Prof Muñoz will address such questions as Is under God in the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional Can the Ten Commandments be posted on public property and Did the Founding Fathers intend to separate church from state and religion from politics He will explore the church state principles of James Madison George Washington and Thomas Jefferson The Constitution Day Lecture Series is sponsored primarily by the Jack Miller Center with support from the Office of the Provost the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies divisions the Great Ideas Program the History Department and the Political Science Department Future Constitution Day Lectures include Monday Nov 5 Carthage Professor Eric Pullin 12 15 p m Niemann Media Theatre Monday Nov 12 Carthage Professor Thomas Powers 12 15 p m Niemann Media Theatre Tuesday Dec 4 University of Wisconsin Madison Professor Donald Downs 4 45 p m Niemann Media Theatre 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

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/10/18/carthage-welcomes-notre-dame-professor-for-constitution-day-lecture/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Science Cafe series kicks off with "Nuclear Arms in the 21st Century" — Carthage Media Releases — Carthage College
    gave a presentation on the state of nuclear arms and nuclear proliferation in the contemporary era While the threat of global thermonuclear war may appear to be less of a danger than a generation ago the potential use of nuclear weapons is still a worldwide concern Prof Roberg is an expert on a wide range of issues including the former Soviet Union international human rights efforts toward arms control and the political economy of contemporary Argentina The event was sponsored by the Carthage Institute of Astronomy and other community organizations 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 Adult Education Bachelor Degree Programs June 25 Alumni Event Brewers vs Cubs Game July 1 Aug 19 Virtual Conference Forecasting Next Generation Libraries July 10 Master of

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/media-releases/2012/10/02/science-cafe-series-kicks-off-with-nuclear-arms-in-the-21st-century/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Hear professors Roberg, Seymoure on "The Morning Show" Tuesday — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Dean of Students Career Services Dining Health and Counseling Center Security Back to previous page Hear professors Roberg Seymoure on The Morning Show Tuesday September 3 2012 by Staff Carthage professors Jeffrey Roberg and Penny Seymoure were guests on The Morning Show Tuesday Sept 4 The Morning Show hosted by Gregory Berg airs at WGTD 91 1 FM every weekday morning Prof Roberg a professor of political science and Prof Seymoure a professor of psychology and neuroscience are co authors of the book Tourism in Northeastern Argentina The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights with the Environment The book examines the economic environmental and political impact of efforts to develop tourism in a previously remote area of Argentina adjacent to the fabled Iguazú Falls recently chosen one of the seven modern wonders of the world Click here to listen 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

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/09/03/hear-professors-roberg-seymoure-on-the-morning-show-tuesday/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage Mock Trial heading to nationals — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Laufenberg Jensen The team not only reached that goal they took out each of their competitors to become Regional Champions To do so was a significant accomplishment since 26 teams were at the Joliet Regional Tough competitors Carthage dominated this tournament Carthage beat out teams from Northwestern UW Madison University of Chicago Marquette Illinois and Michigan State among others In addition the team took home four individual awards Matthew Holmes 12 won best attorney Best witness awards went to Aleksandra Romanovic 13 Caitlyn Stenerson 15 and Chris Williams 13 They missed winning the Spirit of AMTA Award by one point The College can be proud of our students on all fronts said Prof Phegley Carthage College dominated this tournament Although Team A will represent Carthage at the Nationals in Waukegan this was a total team effort he continued Having two teams to compare notes and ideas with scrimmage against and learn from each week was a huge advantage and no doubt played a role in Team A s success Although the program may not always have enough students for two teams when we do we certainly use it to our advantage since it helps prepare us each week throughout the season Help from the bench Our local judges played an important role This year s teams competed in several tournaments leading up to the regional in Joliet They competed at the University of Minnesota Lewis University Loras University and Lake Forest College In addition Carthage hosted its first tournament at the Kenosha County Courthouse in November with the assistance of Judge Mary Wagner Chief Judge for Kenosha County and the Second Judicial District Our local judges also played an important role this year donating their courtrooms and time to judge and help educate our students Prof Phegley said The Carthage

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/02/28/carthage-mock-trial-heading-to-nationals/ (2013-06-13)
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