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  • Study Abroad Photo Contest 2013 — Study Abroad — Carthage College
    associate peace serenity and soothing to this picture After riding camels for an hour to the camp I set up my tripod and let my camera go to work to capture the amazingness I was seeing with my eyes The stars in the night sky were endless This picture is important to me because it reminds me how powerful this world is and even though I was 5 000 miles away it was still the same night sky as home J Term Category First prize Carissa A Pearlman 13 Saturday Stroll in India Location Amritsar India Photographer s Description I associate pure happiness with this photo along with Indian culture and an overall sense of being carefree The beauty of this photograph lies in the colors that were expressed and reflected on the elephant s trunk in the banners that hung above the city and the clothing that the natives wore I was overcome with the most amazing sense of beauty that moved through my soul Second prize Katie Eisenhauer 13 On Top of Barcelona Location Barcelona Spain Photographer s Description When I see this photo I think of peacefulness and calm moments in time The whole world may have been moving fast and chaotically around me but at this moment in time I felt like I was at peace This photo is more important that anything I could have brought back from my J Term For when my memories start to fade I know I will be able to look back on this photo and feel the emotions I was feeling at that moment in time the feeling that the world was standing still for just a moment and everything was at peace Third prize Joe Schwabe 14 Ghanaian Sunset Location Akropong Ghana Photographer s Description I see the

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/study-abroad/photo-contest-2013/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Theatre professor featured in Fine Woodworking magazine — Carthage News — Carthage College
    friend and fellow actor Nick Offerman who now stars as Ron Swanson in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation alerted him to an opportunity to make some extra money doing some woodworking We were both living in low rent apartments at the time and he told me that he had some space to build some things for clients Prof McClendon said I jumped right on it even though I really just had set design experience which is completely different from building furniture that is functional It turns out you really don t know how much you don t know until you jump in and do it During the five years in Los Angeles I read books about woodworking and read Fine Woodworking magazine I was primarily self taught Prof McClendon continued I would read about these giants in the field and marvel at the things they built The magazine was like the woodworking bible really and now I m on the cover I still can t really put my head around it The project started more than a year ago when Mr Offerman was featured in the magazine and was asked by writers if he knew anybody who would be a good fit for a feature Mr Offerman pointed them to Prof McClendon who had built a bed for his daughter in the ornate yet functional Greene and Greene style The magazine was interested in Prof McClendon s work and asked him to build a queen sized bed The feature includes detailed sketches and instructions for how to build the bed Readers can download schematics from the publication s website After a year of back and forth conversations with an editor and a week in June with a photographer Prof McClendon finished the bed in October While building the bed

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/12/17/theatre-professor-featured-in-fine-woodworking-magazine/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Alumna's debut novel has ties to Carthage — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Ms Hansen who originally came to Carthage as a 1996 Lincoln Scholar The four years I spent at Carthage were the most formative years of my life she said I wouldn t be the person I am today had I not gone to Carthage Photo Melissa Citarelli I wanted to pay homage to Carthage she continued I feel forever in debt for the opportunities it gifted me both academically and socially Carthage is where I fell in love with literature and creative writing so I saw it only fitting to place my story at a school both physically and philosophically similar to Carthage Seeds of a story The setting of the novel isn t the only thing that Carthage inspired part of the plot originated here in 1999 While working as a resident assistant in Johnson Hall a fellow student asked Ms Hansen if she could borrow luggage for a Gospel Messengers trip Ms Hansen didn t use the luggage again until a few years later when she was at the airport ready to fly off for her honeymoon She noticed that the student to whom she had lent the luggage had written her contact information on the luggage tags Ms Hansen quickly removed the tags and put on paper replacements but a seed had been planted It was then that I wondered what would happen if my luggage got lost with her name on it she said I knew I had the start of a story A mystery The mystery begins when a suitcase belonging to a former classmate named Beth arrives on Ruby Rousseau s doorstep Beth has gone missing and the suitcase is the only tangible evidence of her whereabouts Inside the bag Ruby discovers a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf s A Room of One s Own the book she believes was a harbinger of her madness Is someone trying to send her a message and what does it mean The search for answers leads back to Tarble College I didn t want to be a writer who never wrote anything After she graduated with a degree in English Ms Hansen went into teaching After two years teaching middle school and high school she felt that she needed to change course in order to create I didn t want to be a writer who never wrote anything she said I started working as a freelance reporter and writing nonfiction and that really helped me start writing the novel Ms Hansen first put pen to paper on The Butterfly Sister in 2006 and it was anything but straightforward She wrote multiple drafts and when she first pitched the novel to publishing agents all she saw were roadblocks It was then that I really began to revise she said When I stopped worrying about getting published and concentrated on writing for the love of it that the novel began to come together Getting published She wrote whenever she could including when her children were napping and during Alumni

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  • Original work from 220 student, faculty scholars celebrated — Carthage News — Carthage College
    seeing this Mr Rivera said Your work is phenomenal You rank among the best in the nation The recipient of a recent 100 000 National Science Foundation research grant Carthage alumna Erin Zimmerman Gemperline 11 shared some brief remarks at the open house She s in the second year of an analytical chemistry Ph D program at the University of Wisconsin Madison Undergraduate students at many larger universities are stuck washing dishes Mrs Gemperline said In contrast she emphasized the unique hands on opportunities Carthage provides You re responsible for collecting the data and interpreting it she said You decide where to take the project from there Saying she owes her bright future to the head start she gained at Carthage Mrs Gemperline recounted her research activities Those included the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience presentations at regional and national conferences and a senior thesis that merged her two distinct majors chemistry and theatre to win the College s Research and Creativity Award She and her husband David 09 met in Chemistry Club Several current students discussed the projects they presented at the Celebration of Scholars The precision of prediction John Gray 13 a geography major from Ingleside Ill set out to determine whether the National Weather Service s Storm Prediction Center had become more accurate in recent years For his senior thesis John used geographic information systems to analyze major tornado outbreaks from 1999 and 2011 and concluded the center s accuracy had improved He previously presented this research at the Association of American Geographers conference in Los Angeles John an aspiring storm chaser who has a strong interest in studying meteorology in graduate school said the representatives from some of the programs gave him some positive feedback at the conference Sounds with silence Samantha Whalen 13 a music major from Kenosha with emphases in music education and clarinet performance wrote a new accompaniment for the famous Buster Keaton silent film The General Written with Professor James Ripley through the SURE program in 2012 it was Samantha s first musical score The Carthage Wind Orchestra then performed the piece during a Midwest tour in November and Samantha said it was really well received After fulfilling the student teaching requirement she hopes to teach band in middle school Evaluating school choice Stephanie Zimmerman 14 a social science major from Grayslake Ill who plans to teach social science in high school exhibited findings from an ongoing Carthage study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program In collaboration with Professor Karin Sconzert Stephanie conducted interviews mined statistics and read pertinent articles The SURE project provided a mixed bag of results as she found evidence of students who have excelled after switching schools but no significant bump in test scores or diversity In June she will be the first student from Carthage s Education Department to present at the prestigious Canada International Conference on Education in Toronto Cold War clues get warmer Benjamin Simington 15 a history major from Matteson Ill combed through archival documents

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/05/06/original-work-from-220-student-faculty-scholars-celebrated/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Students publish scholarly journal 'Et Tu, Carthago?' — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Minn Benjamin Simington 15 a history major from Matteson Ill Zach Resch 14 a neuroscience and Great Ideas major from Sheboygan Wis The editors each committed about 10 to 15 hours to the project They selected which submissions to include in the journal revised them as necessary and prepared the book for print It s really cool to be able to read other students thoughts and analyses of really important works said Jesse who also designed the cover It was also a lot of work and a little stressful at times but overall a great experience The title is a take off on a line the dying Julius Caesar utters in William Shakespeare s play named for the Roman ruler The editors said it fit the publication because several of the essays focus on Shakespearean plays and because they wrapped up their work on the Ides of March This is the third consecutive year that Carthage students have published a journal of scholarly works The number of submissions that made the final cut has risen each year There were some tough decisions to make but ultimately I think the quality of Carthage s academic output is reflected in a very favorable light with this book Jesse said Zach enjoyed picking up some editorial experience He said the editing process taught him to appreciate writing styles that are different from his own The increasing interest in the project encouraged Joseph McAlhany associate professor of Great Ideas and Classics He oversees production of the book through an independent press he set up I m thrilled to see the volume grow every year and I hope next year even more students will want to publish and be published Prof McAlhany said It s a great showcase for all of the terrific work in

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/04/22/students-publish-scholarly-journal-et-tu-carthago/ (2013-06-13)
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  • As young leader, Vivian Onano '14 pushes for global change — Carthage News — Carthage College
    In February 2013 she headed to Washington as a congressional district leader for the ONE Campaign a global advocacy group that aims to combat extreme poverty hunger and preventable disease Vivian said she was thrilled to be able to participate in the organization s Power Summit Attendees learned how to build grass roots support and lobbied members of Congress A national honor Vivian Onano was named ONE Campaign Member of the Month in March Read more on the ONE website It was a noble opportunity said Vivian both for the networking and to learn more about advocacy work Over the 2012 summer break she traveled to Africa Besides making her first trip home since enrolling at Carthage she squeezed in several service opportunities That included a trip to West Africa for the first time as one of 25 fellows chosen by the Moremi Initiative for Women s Leadership in Africa Vivian was selected from more than 1 200 applicants for the intensive training event in Ghana It shows the potential we have in Africa if we come together and work as a team she said She also traveled to an unstable battle ravaged part of her homeland to volunteer with Sustainable Development for All Kenya The organization s main mission is to provide solar lamps where expensive kerosene is used for lighting so women can use the savings to start small businesses As part of that effort the group seeks donations for teacher stipends and textbooks After seeing children come to class focused on learning after herding cattle all day Vivian hopes to raise awareness about their needs These kids just need basic resources and they re lacking them Vivian said We don t need 1 million Her activism has led to introductions to people in some of the highest levels of leadership During her 2012 spring break Vivian got to have lunch with former president and first lady George H W and Barbara Bush at the couple s Houston home She also attended the CNN Heroes awards ceremony in Los Angeles in early December at the invitation of a past winner Support from professors Vivian Onano met former President George H W Bush at his Houston home during her 2012 spring break With so many comings and goings Vivian said she has been grateful for the flexibility of professors and staff members at Carthage Faculty members have also chipped in ideas written references and in some cases covered travel expenses for her That s extra work that s not part of the professors duty but they go the extra mile to help me achieve my goals she said Next semester Vivian plans to start work on her senior thesis Its focus will be on sustainable health care for women and children in developing countries Her plan for post graduation is to pursue master s degrees in global health and business administration She said international organizations medical efforts in Africa often fail when residents don t feel they have a

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/04/19/as-young-leader-vivian-onano-14-pushes-for-global-change/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Archaeology student earns summer field work scholarship — Carthage News — Carthage College
    scholarship April 15 2013 by Staff Tim Knoepke Carthage student Tim Knoepke 14 has been selected for the H R Butts Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology Eta Sigma Phi a national honorary fraternity that develops and promotes interest in the study of Classics announced the award during its annual conference April 5 7 in Winston Salem N C Tim is a Classical Archaeology major from Jim Falls Wis He is spending a year studying Classics and Classical Archaeology at the American University in Rome where he also is an intern at the Library of the American Academy He recently wrote about the atmosphere in the city during the papal Conclave This summer Tim will work at two field schools one in Albania studying under Professor David Hernandez of the University of Notre Dame and another in Italy as part of the Roman Peasant Project co directed by Professor Kimberly Bowes of the University of Pennsylvania The award is worth 2 000 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

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  • Through video lens, students see into heart of Puerto Rico — Carthage News — Carthage College
    rolling They didn t really have a moment s rest Prof Borden said More Puerto Rico photos Go to Carthage s Flickr page After returning to campus each student completed a two to five minute My Take video exploring a specific aspect of the tour Tabby Bell 13 a communication and public relations major from Bloomington Ill chose dancing salsa bomba and dancing in the streets at the popular San Sebastian Festival in San Juan I found it interesting that everyone over there was so friendly and they were excited to be filmed she said I learned that you have to have the camera readily available when trying to film a project because you never know when something is going to happen that you want to film Students were encouraged to weave their own observations into the videos for a more personal feel For coffee connoisseur Ed Swierczewski 13 a communication major from LaGrange Ill the obvious theme was a visit to a coffee plantation Ed had taken the Digital Cinema Production course and makes some videos for fun but many entered the class as novices or complete beginners Prof Chilsen chair of the Communication and Digital Media Department provided basic filming and editing training before departure It s kind of thrilling to see them in a month s time make these films said Prof Chilsen who plans to hold a public viewing of the finished products this spring The two professors previously combined to teach an on campus video course Filming Don Quixote during the 2012 J Term Prof Chilsen said the ability to work with screen media has become critical in modern life a skill he puts on par with written and spoken communication The course was designed in part to help students hone that skill We re

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/03/21/through-video-lens-students-see-into-heart-of-puerto-rico/ (2013-06-13)
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