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Book Nooks

12 Places You’ll Probably Study

 

1. The Stu

1. The Stu

The Campbell Student Union is open 24-7. Grab a pod chair in the Campus Living Room, a table in the dining room, or a group study room upstairs.

I love this little cubby hole that’s above the Student Union. There is usually only one big chair and a table and it’s the perfect spot to take a quick nap or study in near silence.” — Gabrielle Swangstue ’18, Japanese and Asian studies major 

<p>   2. On the beach  </p>

2. On the beach

Who says the first draft of your English paper can’t be a great beach read?

“My favorite spot on campus is the lake. It is so relaxing and can turn any bad day into a better one. I have a hammock and when it’s nice out, I’ll go sit outside in it and study. There is nothing that beats the sound of the waves on a nice day.” — Andrea Kline ’18, nursing major

 

<p>   3. On the lawn overlooking the water </p>

3. On the lawn overlooking the water

Set up camp on the grass overlooking the water. Jessica Foderaro ’17 sent us this photograph.

 

<p>   4. In the library, of course </p>

4. In the library, of course

Grab a friend. Grab a table. Plug in your laptop. Go.

“My favorite spot on campus has to be the basement of the Hedberg Library because it is a quiet place to get all of my work done early.” — Logan Dolehide ’19 accounting and finance major

 

<p>   5. Library computer lab </p>

5. Library computer lab

Double the tech, double the productivity.

 

<p>   6. Practice rooms in JAC </p>

6. Practice rooms in JAC

The Johnson Arts Center has dozens of practice rooms. Music majors joke they live here. Sometimes the music is the work; sometimes the music helps you work.

 

Obsessing over a project? Don't stop studying just because your stomach needs food. Plenty of people bring their books to the cafeteria.

7. The Caf

Obsessing over a project? Don’t stop studying just because your stomach needs food. Plenty of people bring their books to the cafeteria.

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels in Hedberg Library is a great group study spot. Fireplace. Food. Room for friends.

8. Einstein’s

Einstein Bros. Bagels in Hedberg Library is a great group study spot. Fireplace. Food. Room for friends.

I love Einstein Bros. The windows give natural light, the view is amazing, and the traffic that passes through allows you to see friends, all while doing your homework.” — Jordan Parris ’18, history major

The tiered couches in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business are perfect for group assignments, or for reviewing in the moments before class.

9. Clausen Center Couches

The tiered couches in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business are perfect for group assignments, or for reviewing in the moments before class.

“Most of the accounting and finance majors can be found here, since that is where the majority of the classes are held for those majors. This environment creates a forum where students with like interests can share ideas, strategies, and even the occasional business venture. I can also always find a room to study in whether that be alone or with a group.” — Grant Dunham ’19, finance major

 

Grab a bench and get the work out of the way. Grab a ball when you're ready to play.

10. By the Volleyball Court

Grab a bench and get the work out of the way. Grab a ball when you’re ready to play.

 

Get a table by the big plants, students suggest, if you need to work alone.

11. Starbucks Solo

Get a table by the big plants, students suggest, if you need to work alone.

 

Check that out: Sipping from an iced cappuccino without missing a keystroke.

12. Starbucks with Friends

Check that out: Sipping from an iced cappuccino without missing a keystroke.

“It’s a fun place to do homework with friends while being able to drink tea or a cold frappuccino. It is a great, relaxing environment!” — Brittany Lee ’21, graphic design major

 

 

  • Quick Facts

    • Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2019), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.

    • The Tower, Carthage’s newest residence hall, provides some of the best views on campus — if not in the Midwest! In addition to #carthageviews of the lake from seven stories up, residents enjoy suite-style living and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about all housing options.

    • 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 wings, 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. 

    • Carthage has been named a top producer of Fulbright Fellows three years running: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. Read about Carthage Fulbright winners.

    • Things look new at Carthage because they are. Our science center, student union, athletic and recreation center, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 15 years.

    • Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study, from archaeology to neuroscience, nursing 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 more than 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 students receive financial aid. Carthage awards more than $20 million in scholarship and grant assistance. That includes $1.5 million in competitive scholarships in business, mathematics, science, languages, the fine arts, leadership, and overall academic strength. 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,” recalls biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.

    • Carthage awards up to 35 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 Fencing to Frisbee, Chem Club to Stand Up Comedy. 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.

    • 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 …

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