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Current News

  • Students enjoyed a memorable trek to the annual Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.
    A group of Carthaginians took a 10-hour trek to Ontario for the annual Stratford Festival. Their stay was jam-packed with six performances, a tour of the costume warehouse, the chance to witness a set change-over, and time to explore Stratford.
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    Students in Franklin K.R. Cline’s Creative Writing class will share their work in a culmination of the semester from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.19 in WOH’s Place. All are welcome!
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    Join students from the English Department and the Honors Program for a trip to Chicago for a performance of “Hard Times for These Times” at the Lookingglass Theatre. We have tickets for the play and a bus to and from Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 10. We will leave from the flagpole by the Todd Wehr Center at 12 p.m. and will return by 7 p.m. The cost of the trip is $5. To attend, sign up by Friday, Nov. 17.
  • Professor Richard Meier
    Do you write poetry or walk poetry? Join us for the first Arts and Humanities Colloquium featuring a poet and the theme on creative writing (and of course, come to find out the answer) on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business, Room 106.
  • Hawthorn Hollow Poetry Trails 2017
    The two-week long Hawthorn Hollow Poetry Trails event features poems posted along the trails of Hawthorn Hollow and stations to post your own nature inspired poems.


Past News

  • Celebration of Scholars includes a poster exhibition, department recognition gatherings to honor outstanding student achie...
    Carthage will hold the seventh annual Celebration of Scholars on Friday, April 28. All students, families, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community are invited to this celebration of student research, scholarship, and creativity.
  • Where will you go during J-Term? Carthage faculty across academic disciplines have announced their destinations. The list includes Guadeloupe, Honduras, London, Namibia, Sweden, Taiwan, and more.
  • Alyson Kiesel
    A higher education website chose Alyson Kiesel, assistant professor of English, as one of the “40 Under 40” most inspirational faculty members.
  • Deering Galleries
    On Oct. 14, English majors boarded the Metra train to Chicago for a day of cultural exploration, sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities and the English Department.
  • Ben Simington received a research grant, while Amy Bruckbauer, Nicole Gaa, Micole Gauvin, Ben Simington, and Matthew Wehmeier were awarded English Teaching Assistantships.
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    Are you interested in literature, but don’t feel you have the time to read an entire book? If so, join Short Story Club! Meetings will be on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. during J-Term in the Hedberg Library room 170. This week we will be reading Mark Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”
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    Emily Kolesar ’12 (English and French majors) will discuss her adventures in travel, teaching, graduate school, and post-graduation job hunting. She’ll also share advice on how to make the most of your English skills and interests. All are welcome — especially if you are wondering what to do with your English degree!
  • Join us for "Before the End" Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday
    Join us for “Before the End” poetry reading and open mic at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the Recital Hall of the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts. All are invited to read and listen. Feel free to drop-in read a poem, hear a few poems, eat a cookie, and wander back into the night.
  • Michael Dennis Browne will be on campus for a poetry reading Saturday, Dec. 2.
    Michael Dennis Browne will offer a reading of poetry from his recently published book, “Chimes: Selected Shorter Poems” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Campbell Student Union Auditorium. His book is available for purchase in the Bookstore.
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    If you are an English major, minor, or are interested in studying English, join the English department for our second fall pizza party and social from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Hedberg Library, Room 172 (downstairs, next to Niemann Media Theater).
  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2017), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower

    • You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wins, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.

    • 96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services.

    • 91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.

    • Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. 95% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more

    • Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative. Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it. 

    • As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program, learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall. 

    • In 2016 and 2017, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.

    • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.

    • So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.

    • Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history.

    • More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available.

    • Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus. Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.

    • Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
      Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.

    • Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more.

    • For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage

    • Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core.

    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …