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We’ll update this page as more details are finalized. Class sessions are subject to change, but you will be notified your registration is affected. 

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Early Arrival Check-in

1-4 p.m., the Oaks Residence Hall Circle 
Attendees will be able to check in, receive their parking passes, and get assistance taking their luggage to their rooms. 15-minute parking will be available in the Oaks Circle adjacent to the Oaks Residence Halls.

Welcome Reception

3 p.m., the Oaks Residence Hall Circle
Enjoy refreshments while connecting with fellow alumni and friends new and old.

Class Session or Campus Tour

4 p.m.
Session Option 1: Estate Planning with Elizabeth Ruthmandorfer
Location TBD
Elizabeth Ruthmandorfer will share five things you should think about as you prepare for long-term financial planning. 

Session Option 2: Vocal Health with Dean Corinne Ness
 JAC Recital Hall
Learn how your voice works and how to keep it strong and healthy as you age from Corinne Ness, Carthage’s dean of the Arts and Humanities Division. 

Session Option 3: Campus Tour
Departing from the Oaks Circle
The Campus Tour will be led by our student admissions ambassadors. 

Free Time

5 p.m. 
Spend some time between scheduled events exploring the Carthage campus and Kenosha area. 

There will be a special Alumni Choir led by Richard Sjoerdsma, professor emeritus of music and former chair of the Music Department, Corinne Ness, dean of the Arts and Humanities Division, and Greg Berg, associate professor of music, with rehearsals at this time and at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the JAC Recital Hall. Please note in the registration form if you’re interested in joining the Alumni Choir. 

Illinois Campus Reunion

6 p.m., 128s, Todd Wehr Center
Illinois campus alumni and Gold Plus alumni (graduates through 1969) are invited to a very special dinner celebrating this group’s distinctive legacy. President John Swallow will share an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming dedication of the Carthage College historical marker at the Illinois campus location as part of our year-long celebration of 175 years since the founding of Carthage. A $40 ticket includes a meal, two drink tickets, and a $5 gift to the Alumni Association Scholarship.

Dinner in the CSU

6 p.m, Campbell Student Union, Dining Area
Alumni not attending the Illinois Campus Reunion are invited to dine cafeteria-style in the Campbell Student Union. 

Game Night

7:30 p.m., Campbell Student Union
Put your Carthage knowledge to the test! Join us for a friendly game of Carthage Trivia, Bingo, and other card and board games in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. A dessert and coffee bar will keep the action going into the night!

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Breakfast in the CSU

8 a.m., Campbell Student Union
Enjoy buffet-style hot breakfast selections, fresh fruits, cold cereals, and pastries.

Check-In

8-11 a.m., the Oaks Residence Hall Circle
Attendees will be able to check in, receive their parking passes, and get assistance taking their luggage to their rooms. 15-minute parking will be available in the Oak Circle adjacent to the Oaks Residence Halls.

Class Session or Campus Tour

9:30 a.m.
Session Option 1: 175 Years of Carthage with Ann Wagner
Todd Wehr Center 128s
Learn about the process of researching a historical anthology by the author of “A Dream Kept Alive,” a recently published history of Carthage College.

Session Option 2: Arboretum Tour with Cameron Swallow and Diane Katt ’73
Depart from the Campbell Student Union
A guided tour of the Alice Moody Chapin ’35 Arboretum located across Carthage’s 80-acre campus

Session Option 3: Campus Tour
Departing from the Oaks Circle
The Campus Tour will be led by our student admissions ambassadors. 

Class Session or Campus Tour

10:30 a.m.
Session Option 1: Esports in the Esports Arena
Todd Wehr Center
Tour the new Esports Arena, see a demo, and enjoy a healthy video game competition. 

Session Option 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Carthage & Beyond
Todd Wehr Center 128C

Session Option 3: Campus Tour
Departing from the Oaks Circle
The Campus Tour will be led by our student admissions ambassadors. 

Lunch at the CSU

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Campbell Student Union
Buffet-style hot and cold options will be available for lunch in the Campbell Student Union dining room.

Class Session

1 p.m.
Session Option 1: Esports in the Esports Arena
Todd Wehr Center
Tour the new Esports Arena, watch a demo, and enjoy a healthy video game competition.

Session Option 2: Cosmic Humility: Carthage Planetarium Experience with physics and astronomy professor Dan Steiner
David A. Straz Jr. Science Center
Seeking a definitive answer to the question: “Does the universe revolve around me?” Starting from a clear evening on campus we will make observations that gradually send us away from home, developing increasingly defensible models of the universe.

Session Option 3: Cooking Demonstration by Parkhurst
Location TBD

Class Session

2 p.m.
Session Option 1: “Grace — Living by Grace and Living with Grace” with Pastor Dudley Riggle
Location TBD
A time to reflect on the conviction that Grace — divine grace and human grace — is our hope for life here, life together, and life hereafter.

Session Option 2: Arboretum Tour with Cameron Swallow, Diane Katt ’73
Depart from Campbell Student Union
A guided tour of the Alice Moody Chapin ’35 Arboretum located across Carthage’s 80-acre campus

Session Option 3: Alumni Choir Rehearsal
 JAC Recital Hall
There will be a special Alumni Choir led by Richard Sjoerdsma, professor emeritus of music and former chair of the Music Department, Corinne Ness, dean of the Arts and Humanities Division, and Greg Berg, associate professor of music, with rehearsals at this time and at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the JAC Recital Hall. Please note in the registration form if you’re interested in joining the Alumni Choir. 

Class Session

3 p.m.
Session Option 1: “Lifelines” with Pastor Dudley Riggle
Location TBD 
Using lines from the Bible to Broadway and stories from life and literature, we will reflect on the convictions those lines express and how those convictions are life-saving and life-enriching.

Session Option 2: Cooking Demonstration by Parkhurst
 Location TBD

Session 3: J-Term Service Trips: A History and What the Future Holds
Location TBD

Free Time

4 p.m.
Spend some time between scheduled events exploring the Carthage campus and Kenosha area.

Also during this time, Pastor Dudley Riggle will host a Fireside Conversation, “Reflections, Convictions, and Questions,” in the Campbell Student Union Living Room open to all guests. Pastor Riggle is the former Campus Pastor, Emeritus Professor of Religion, and a member of the Carthage family since 1961. 

Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Game Excursion

5:30 p.m., Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Club
Come to a Kenosha Kingfish baseball game! Alumni will enjoy a semi-private space located in the left field featuring reserved picnic tables with shade umbrellas and all-you-can-eat ballpark food from gates until the 5th inning. All-you-can-drink beer, soda, and water through the 8th inning. A $40 ticket includes a $5 gift to the Alumni Association Scholarship. Space is limited. The shuttle will depart and return to campus from the Oaks Circle.

Dinner in the CSU

6 p.m., Campbell Student Union

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Breakfast in the CSU

8 a.m., Campbell Student Union
Enjoy buffet-style hot breakfast selections, fresh fruits, cold cereals, and pastries for breakfast.

Alumni College Chapel Service

9:30 a.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel
Alumni are invited to a worship service on campus, featuring the Alumni Choir.

Checkout

8 a.m.-noon, the Oaks Residence Halls
15-minute parking will be available in the Oak Circle adjacent to the Oaks Residence Halls during checkout.

Registration is now open!

On-campus housing and session spaces are limited so reserve your spot now for this exciting weekend!

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