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Carthage Events

Homecoming Schedule

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

Noon 

Alumni Career Panel with Carthage students: “Building Your Story” (Wiggan-Kenniebrew Reunion)
Todd Wehr Center
Attend a panel discussion featuring W-K network members as they share their stories with students. Hosted by the Aspire Center. 

4-5:45 P.m.

Social Networking Mixer with Carthage students (Wiggan-Kenniebrew Reunion)
Todd Wehr Center
Join us as we celebrate with alumni and current multicultural students hosted by the Alumni Office. A cash bar will be available. 

5:45 P.M.

Pep Rally, Halftime of Red Men’s Soccer Game
Art Keller Field
Participate in the pep rally, and cheer for the Red Men Soccer team! In case of inclement weather, the Pep Rally is held inside the TARC.

7 P.M.

Career Networking (Computer Science Reunion)
Woh’s Place, Todd Wehr Center
Network and mingle with current students interested in pursuing a career in the Computer Science field and other alumni in the industry. 

7 P.M.

150 Years of Carthage Women Kickoff 
A. F. Siebert Chapel
The official launch of a yearlong celebration commemorating 150 years of educating women at Carthage College.

7:30 p.m.

Carthage Theatre presents: ‘A Doll’s House, Part II’ 
Wartburg Theatre, A. W. Clausen Center for World Business 
The Carthage Theatre Department presents “A Doll’s House, Part II” by Lucas Hnath and directed by Professor Herschel Kruger.
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Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

9 a.m.

Alumni Breakfast 
 Jockey Club, Todd Wehr Center
Complimentary breakfast including fan favorites. All alumni and their families are welcome to attend as we honor the 2019 Alumni Association scholarship recipients and the Black Student Union scholarship recipients. Reservations are required.

10 a.m.

Alumni Soccer Match
Art Keller Field
For information about attending or playing, please contact Steve Domin ’93 & ’95 sdomin@carthage.edu  

10:30 a.m.

Future Carthage Alumni Decoration Station
North Lot 
Families with future Carthaginians are welcome to ride or walk in the parade! Strollers and bicycles are encouraged to be brought and rode in the parade. Decorations will be provided. All ages are welcome!

11:00 a.m.

Homecoming Parade
Campus Drive
Featuring “Future Carthage Alumni,” the Alumni Council, student organization floats, sororities, fraternities, music, and more! A special viewing area directly across from A. F. Siebert Chapel is available for 1969 and Gold Plus (50+ Years) alumni and their guests.

12:30 p.m. through the end of the game

Festival Grounds Open
South end of Art Keller Field
Carthage Spirit comes alive in the festival grounds! Tailgate area and food available for purchase from student groups. An area will be set aside for family-friendly events. Be sure to visit the southeast corner of Art Keller Field to view sheet contest submissions from a variety of students organizations.
Note: The beer garden on the festival grounds will be age-restricted.
See more information about the Festival Grounds and tailgating

1 p.m.

Football: Carthage vs. Illinois Wesleyan University
Art Keller Field
Complimentary football game tickets for alumni may be picked up Friday or Saturday at the Information Station in the Campbell Student Union from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There is limited seating in the TARC Field House for those who wish to view the game indoors beginning at 1 p.m.  

5 P.M.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Todd Wehr Center
Register here for the 50th Reunion

5 P.M.

Wiggan-Kenniebrew Black Alumni Network Inaugural Reunion Event Reception and Dinner
Todd Wehr Center
Register here for the Wiggan-Kenniebrew Reunion

5 P.M.

Computer Science 20th Anniversary Reunion Reception and Dinner
Skybox, TARC
Register here for the Computer Science Reunion

5 P.M.

Gold Plus Reunion (50+ Years) Reception and Dinner
Todd Wehr Center
Register here for the Gold Plus Reunion 

7:30 P.M.

Carthage Music Department presents: Homecoming Concert
A. F. Siebert Chapel

Join the Carthage Choir, Wind Orchestra, and select alumni performers for this concert celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Women at Carthage. Included will be the World Premiere of Judy Bozone’s “Talitha Cumi.”

7:30 P.M.

Carthage Theatre presents: ‘A Doll’s House, Part II’
Wartburg Theatre, A. W. Clausen Center for World Business
The Carthage Theatre Department presents “A Doll’s House, Part II” by Lucas Hnath and directed by Professor Herschel Kruger.
Read more

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

9:30 a.m.

Coffee Reception and Fellowship
A. F. Siebert Chapel
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and gather with the Carthage community. 

10 a.m.

Homecoming Worship Service with Pastor Angela Khabeb ’05
A. F. Siebert Chapel
The Rev. Angela T. Khabeb is the newest member of the Holy Trinity ministry staff. Pastor Angela, a Bridges Scholar, completed seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where she won the James Kenneth Echols Prize for Excellence in Preaching. Pastor Angela completed her undergraduate degree at Carthage College in 2005. She is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, but has lived in many other cities like Chicago, Denver, Kenosha, and Springfield, MO. From 2000-2002 she was an ELCA missionary in Namibia, Africa, where she met and married her husband, Benhi. Benhi and Angela have been married for seventeen years and they have three wonderful children Konami, Khenna, and Khonni. In their spare time, this vibrant family enjoys world music, creative writing, leisurely walks, and bike riding. Pastor Angela’s core spiritual belief is quite simple: Jesus is intimately and infinitely concerned with each and every one of us.