Carthage’s beautiful campus on the shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is home to 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. With an average class size of 17 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, Carthage offers educational experiences uncommon in a small campus environment. www.carthage.edu(see more)
Carthage’s beautiful campus on the shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is home to 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. With an average class size of 17 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, Carthage offers educational experiences uncommon in a small campus environment. www.carthage.edu
Ellir LeCount earns 2019 CCIW All-Conference honors
This is Ellie LeCount's third CCIW all-conference selection after being named to the first team in 2018 and 2017. The senior finished the season with 1,031 assists and was named CCIW Setter of the Week twice, along with being named to the CCIW All-Tournament Team the past two seasons.
Three Student-Athletes Named to CCIW Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams
The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) announced their selections for the 2019 Men's Soccer All-Conference teams Tuesday afternoon, with three members of the Carthage College men's soccer squad earning a spot on the two twelve-member teams. The team's leading goal scorer this season, Jerry Patino earned his second career selection to the CCIW First Team. The senior set a career mark with eight goals on the season, including a pair of multi-score matches against Hope and Carroll. The Oak Lawn, Ill. native scored a crucial goal late in regulation at No. 3 Chicago, forcing overtime where the two teams would eventually draw.
Carthage College women's volleyball players named to All-Tournament Team
Three Carthage College women's volleyball players were named to the All-Tournament team after defeating Millikin in the finals of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Volleyball Tournament.
Carthage College's Nathan Takahashi places first at the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition
Carthage College's Nathan Takahashi earned first place in the state for junior men (classical) at the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at Viterbo University this past weekend.
Carthage College's Sarah Jenkins receives honorable mention at the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition
Carthage College's Sarah Jenkins '21 received honorable mention for junior treble (classical) for undergraduate and graduate students at the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition at Viterbo University this past weekend.
Gabe Villa Tabbed CCIW Defensive Player of the Week
After a monstrous performance in Carthage College's win over North Park last Saturday, defensive lineman Gabe Villa was chosen as the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The junior got off to a blistering start against the Vikings, picking up his first sack and forced fumble of the game on their first defensive series. On the following North Park possession, Villa found the quarterback once again, causing yet another fumble which was picked up by the Red Men defense before being turned back over. The Naperville, Ill. native broke through the line yet again three plays later, stripping the ball from the quarterback a third time after a 10-yard sack. Villa would record his fourth forced fumble near the end of the first quarter, stripping the North Park running back of the ball on a rush up the middle. Villa ended the game setting career-bests in solo tackles with five, tackles for a loss with five, sacks with three, and forced fumbles with four. This is the first CCIW Defensive Player of the Week honor for Carthage this season, and first such award since Kameron Stubblefieldwon it last season on October 1. The Red Men have now taken home four conference player of the week honors in 2019.
Villa Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
Carthage College defensive end Gabe Villa added yet another weekly honor to his name after his huge game against North Park this past Saturday, as he was selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week Tuesday morning. Villa was a force at the defensive front for the Red Men, helping keep the North Park offense to 181 total yards, including just two yards rushing. The junior set career marks in four major categories, total tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks and forced fumbles. On the first two defensive series for Carthage, Villa recorded three sacks, and three forced fumbles. The Naperville, Ill. native would strip the ball from the visitors once again near the end of the first quarter, this time on a run play up the middle. He would finish the game with five total tackles, five tackles for a loss, three sacks, and four forced fumbles. This is the second time a member of the Red Men has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week this season, with Kevin O'Boyle earning the honor on September 10.
Seroni Collects CCIW Men's Swimmer of the Week Honors
Carthage College junior Nick Seroni was selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Men's Swimmer of the Week announced on Tuesday, November 5. The Inverness, Ill. native tallied times of 1:44.33 in the 200-yard freestyle and 51.61 in the 100-yard butterfly as Carthage took on the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 2. Seroni was also a swimmer in the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay with recorded times of 23.29 and 21.51 respectively.
LeCount Named CCIW Setter Player of the Week
Carthage College senior setter Ellie LeCount was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Volleyball Setter of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday, November 5. LeCount helped the No. 4 Lady Reds go 2-0 to close out the regular season with 3-0 victories over Millikin on Wednesday, October 30 and Aurora on Saturday, November 2. The native from Racine, Wis. collected a total of 80 assists during competition along with 13 digs and one service ace. The victory over Millikin gave Carthage their 12th CCIW regular season title in program history and first since 2015. The Lady Reds turn their attention to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Tournament as they await the winner of the Augustana (Ill.) and Elmhurst matchup, and will host on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
Ramsey named on CCIW All-Conference Team
Earning a selection to the All-CCIW Second Team, Samantha Ramsey finished the fall season with a record of 11-4 overall and 7-1 in dual competition within singles. At the conference championship, Ramsey won her initial match in singles before falling in the second round. Ramsey would go on to claim her bracket's third-place match.
Garcia Earns CCIW Diver of the Week
Carthage women's swimming and diving student-athlete Trisha Garcia has been named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Diver of the Week on Tuesday. The senior from Burr Ridge, Ill. won two events over the weekend as she registered scores of 238.15 in the one-meter diving and 209.40 in the three-meter diving events helping Carthage beat Lake Forest 158-62. The Lady Reds are back in action Saturday, November 2 traveling to face UChicago starting at 12 p.m.
Sam Ramsey Named CCIW Player of the Week
Carthage College sophomore Sam Ramsey was named Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Ramsey went a perfect 4-0 across singles and doubles in two matches for the Lady Reds. Against North Park, the New Berlin, Wis. native began the match with an 8-3 win in doubles paired with Rachel Anderson, before coming out on top of a tough match in singles, 6-0, 3-6, 10-6, to clinch a 9-0 sweep for Carthage. Against Augustana, the sophomore helped reclaim the lead for the Lady Reds with an 8-3 win in doubles to make it a 2-1 match. Ramsey put Carthage back in front once again in singles, winning her match at court three 6-2, 6-4 to set the score with the Vikings at 4-3. This is the second conference player of the week honor for the Lady Reds this season and second in Ramsey's career, after she took home the award on April 17 as a freshman last season.
Henderson Tabbed CCIW Diver of the Week
Carthage College women's swimming and diving student-athlete Sophia Henderson has been named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Diver of the Week. Sophia Henderson scored a total of 104.15 in the 3-meter and 163.85 in the 1-meter diving events at the All-Wisconsin Showcase.
Bloode Tabbed CCIW Swimmer of the Week
Carthage College women's swimming and diving student-athlete Jordyn Bloode has been named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Swimmer of the Week. Bloode swam a personal best 200-yard backstroke (2:12.55) and won the 500-yard freestyle with a clocked time of 5:17.34 at the All-Wisconsin Showcase on Saturday, October 19. The Native from New Carlisle, Indiana also tallied a time of 1:58.25 in the 200-yard freestyle along with a 56.91 time in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Carthage College's De Rosales Named CCIW Defensive Player of the Week
Carthage College senior Laura de Rosales has been named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Volleyball Defensive Player of the week announced by the league office Tuesday, October 15. The native from Rockford, Ill. accumulated 24.5 digs per game and 4.5 assists per game through two matches last week as the No. 4 Lady Reds beat Elmhurst (3-0) and Carroll (Wis.) (3-1) to move to 20-1 overall and 6-0 in CCIW play.
Carthage College Mock Trial team competes in first invitational tournament of 2019-20 season
Carthage College's Mock Trial competed in its first invitational tournament of the 2019-20 season at the University of Minnesota Oct. 11-13. Two team members won awards for Outstanding Witness: Kierra Coleman '22 and Braden Kundert '22. The team will compete in the Dairyland Classic Oct. 26-27, at the Kenosha County Courthouse. The Dairyland Classic is the first invitational tournament hosted jointly by Carthage and UW-Milwaukee. 22 teams from 14 colleges will participate. The public is welcome to attend any of the four rounds being held over the two days. The rounds will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days.
Carthage's Klein named CCIW Offense Football Player Of The Week
Carthage's Colton Klein was selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Offense Football Player of the Week on Monday. Klein, a junior quarterback from McHenry, Illinois and McHenry High School, set career bests in completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass attempts during a 53-50 win at Millikin on Saturday. He completed 41-of-60 passes for 431 yards and four touchdowns in the win. His 431 yards are the most in a single game for Carthage in just under 10 years.
Carthage's Collins Named CCIW Special Teams Football Player Of The Week
Carthage's David Collins was selected the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Special Teams Football Players of the Week on Monday. Collins, a sophomore kicker/punter from Pewaukee, Wisconsin and Pewaukee High School, connected on a 46-yard game-winning field goal as time expired against Millikin on Saturday. The game-winner came after having his previous field goal blocked. Collins also ran a fake-punt pass play late in the fourth quarter that went for 36 yards, converting on 4th-and-16 to keep a crucial touchdown-scoring drive going.
Jessica Sendef '21 publishes article in scientific journal for children
Jessica Sendef '21 recently published an article for Frontiers for Young Minds. Carthage College professor Arryn Robbins was a co-author on the article. Sendef is majoring in both psychological science and neuroscience, and serves as a peer tutor for research methods and statistics in the Psychological Science Department. Sendef's article "How Scientists Use Statistics, Samples, and Probability to Answer Research Questions" was written for children and covers introductory concepts in statistics. Frontiers for Young Minds is a unique journal because the peer-review process is completed by children. For Sendef's article, a 12-year-old child read her manuscript and provided feedback about their interest and understanding of the topic presented in the article. Frontiers for Young Minds is open access, meaning all articles are free to read online. Many educators use articles from this journal in their classrooms. Sendef's article, which is her first published work, has already had 1,200 views since being published.
Writing Center fellows present at International Conference
Two Carthage College writing fellows working in the Brainard Writing Center, recently presented their research at the International Writing Center Association conference in Columbus, Ohio. They shared their findings that workshops designed for writing lab reports in cell and molecular biology increased both student confidence in their writing and the quality of several sections of their lab reports. They were also able to connect with other writing consultants across the country who are interested in scientific writing.
Thomas Olenek Tabbed CCIW Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) announced the winners of their Cross Country Athletes of the Week Tuesday morning, with Carthage College junior Thomas Olenek receiving the honor on the men's side. The West Chicago, Ill. native led the Red Men this past Saturday at the Loyola University Lakefront Invitational with a time of 27:37.6 in the men's 8K. Up against a field that included student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III, as well as JUCO and NAIA runners, Olenek placed 65th overall and helped Carthage finish 13th out of 31 as a team, fourth among NCAA Division III schools.
Behrendt Earns CCIW Offensive Player of the Week Honors
Carthage College senior Megan Behrendt was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday, October 1. In the lone match for the Lady Reds last week, Behrendt registered nine kills off 18 total attacks for a .500 attacking percentage in CCIW competition against Wheaton (Ill.). The Lindenhurst, Ill. native also tallied two aces, three blocks and one assist.
David Collins Named CCIW Special Teams Player of the Week
Carthage College football kicker and punter David Collins was selected as the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. The sophomore took the field four times on punt duty this past Saturday in the Red Men's 36-7 win over Carroll, netting a total of 172 yards with a 43.0 average. His longest punt of the day went a career-best 50 yards. Collins came on to kick following three touchdowns for Carthage, going a perfect 3-3 on extra points, while kicking off four times and recording three touchbacks. This marks the first CCIW player of the week honor for the Carthage football team this season, and first since Kameron Stubblefield won defensive player of the week on October 1, 2018. The Red Men's last special teams player of the week winner was Tommy Bazarek, who won the award on October 2 in 2017. Carthage will host Washington University this Saturday at Art Keller Field, with kickoff scheduled for noon.
Owen Lewer '20 wins Best Poster Award at the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Conference
Carthage biology major, Owen Lewer '20 recently took home the award for best poster at the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Conference. The poster outlines the undergraduate research project titled "Space Phage: Expanding an Undergraduate Course-based Research Experience" Owen is conducting this research with faculty advisors Dr. Deborah Tobiason and Dr. Andrea Henle, along with research team members from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Their research centers around phages, viruses that infect bacteria, and their life cycles in space-like environments. So far, they have been doing controlled experiments in a lab setting and experiments in a simulated microgravity setting. They plan to send phages out to the International Space Station for 30 days where the phages will be monitored in a true space setting. The team will monitor how stable the phages are in space in order to determine if they could be used on future space missions to control bacterial numbers. The award comes with a prize of a $1,000 travel stipend, which Owen will use to present their research at other conferences.
Distinguished Achievement in Make-Up Design for Up and Away
Carthage Theatre's production "Up and Away" was honored with multiple national awards at the 50th Annual National Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
Distinguished Achievement in Animation Video and Design for Up and Away
Carthage Theatre's production "Up and Away" was honored with multiple national awards at the 50th Annual National Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
Lincoln Scholar Marquell Williams '20 lands highly coveted internship
Marquell Williams '20 has been hired as an intern for the fall semester by the American Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan policy research think tank in Washington, D.C. Marquell Williams '20, majoring in math and economics, participated in the 2019 AEI Summer Honors Program, where he studied poverty and a welfare policy agenda for the 21st century with AEI scholar Brent Orrell. Marquell feels the coverage of poverty in the Carthage symposium "The Spirit Level: A Humanistic Approach to Poverty and Inequality," with Professors Danielle Geary and Ronald Cronovich, and in intermediate macroeconomics with Professor Cassie Lau helped prepare him for the AEI program. After winning an essay competition in the summer program against students from top U.S. universities, Marquell was encouraged to apply for the internship by research fellow Mr. Orrell. This fall, he will research cross-disciplinary topics such as automated intelligence, criminal justice reform, and the opioid epidemic as they relate to workforce development.
Kevin O'Boyle Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
After just the first week of the season, junior linebacker Kevin O'Boyle has begun to earn national recognition, as he was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week Tuesday morning. O'Boyle led the Red Men this past Saturday on defense against Wisconsin-Oshkosh, totaling 11 tackles, seven of them solo, for his most since October 13 of last season. The Plainfield, Ill. native also added 1.5 tackles for a loss, and returned a blocked field goal minutes before halftime 85 yards to give Carthage a 13-10 lead at the intermission.
Miranda Paikowski '20 receives highest achievement award in French during her studies abroad
Last spring, Carthage student Miranda Paikowski '20 traveled to Aix-en-Provence, France for study abroad. Miranda studied at the Institute for American Universities (IAU), where she took advanced French courses in French and Francophone literature, linguistics, and translation. She was also a member of IAU's French Honors Program, which consisted of its own seminar. While studying in Aix, she was awarded a certificate for Excellence in French, which was appointed during her program's graduation ceremony. Her professor and head of the French Honors Program, Muriel Cros, appointed her the award for her determination to succeed and advanced comprehension of the French language and culture. The Excellence in French certificate is given to one student each semester at IAU and is the highest achievement one can earn in IAU's French Program. This year, Miranda will act as the French fellow for students studying French at Carthage, and she will complete her French thesis in Spring 2020.
LeCount Named CCIW Setter of the Week for Second Straight Week
Carthage College senior setter Ellie LeCount was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Volleyball Setter of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday, September 10. LeCount helped the No. 19 Lady Reds go 3-1 in play last week with victories over Concordia (Wis.) (3-1), Lakeland (3-0) and Bethel (Minn.) (3-1) at the Pointers Invitational hosted by Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The native from Racine, Wis. collected a total of 127 assists during the week along with 46 digs. Carthage turns their attention to their home-opener in the Tarble Arena this Wednesday, September 11, as they host Lake Forest College at 7 p.m.