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Family Fun Night

Winter/Spring 2013

Jan. 11, 2013
Catch ‘Em All

Love Pokemon? Want to learn to play? Join the Carthage Pokemon League for a fun night of training pocket monsters. No experience or cards needed, but feel free to bring yours. We’ll also make fun crafts based on the popular game.

Jan. 18, 2013
JUMP UP! Family Music

JUMP UP! Family Music comes to Family Fun Night. Families will sing, dance, move around, and learn a little something. Singer Dana McCarthy brings his original songs and lots of fun to the Family Fun Night stage. This event is excellent for children under the age of 10, but all are welcome to join the fun. For more info, visit:

Jan. 25, 2013
Let Freedom Ring

Martin Luther King, Jr. made America a better place for all people when he and his followers embraced nonviolence and used peaceful demonstration as a way to make positive change. We’ll celebrate MLK Day by learning about this great man, learning Civil Rights and slave songs with local musician Brent Mitchell, creating decorations for our Peace Tree, and other interactive activities.

Feb. 1, 2013
Make It

Learn how to make a headband out a t-shirt, cartoon yourself, and craft to your heart’s content. A great night for all ages!

Feb. 15, 2013

Our Seuss-A-Thon is mere weeks away, but we’re getting the party started early. Enjoy this all-ages event featuring readings, crafts, silly games and a visit from Thing 1 and Thing 2!

Feb. 22, 2013

The Neuroscience Club has an amazing night of brain activity for us! See a rat running to understand how scientists learn about the brain and view dissected rat and sheep’s brains, too! We’ll make neurons and learn what they are. Plus, find out why exercise is so important for your brain, not just your body. This is a great night for elementary and middle school ages.

March 1, 2013
Mars Rover Curiosity Discovery
Come learn all about the Mars Rover Curiosity! Build your own model, talk to students who have worked with NASA, and other hands-on activities. A great night geared toward elementary and middle school ages.

March 8, 2013
Brain Buzz

How DOES the brain work? How do your brain and body work together to help you taste, see, and feel? The Psychology Club will teach us this and more through interactive stations. We’ll have lots of fun experimenting with taste, how our brain interprets instructions, and more. A seriously fun night for all ages!

May 3, 2013
Pi(e) Night

March 14 is Pi Day, so celebrate with us. We’ll have pi(e)-eating contests, make pi jewelry and play lots of fun logic games. Come challenge your brain and play with math like never before!

March 15, 2013
Wild Wisconsin

Discover some of the wild animals that live right here in Wisconsin. During this program, we will get up close and personal with all sorts of animals from Wisconsin. We’ll learn why all living things need water and about Great Lakes conservation. Find out how we can protect our own Lake Michigan as well as the animals and their habitats that call Wisconsin home. Note: the animal presentation ends at 7:00pm and will be followed by crafts.

March 22, 2013
Kid Business

Our Business students always have something fun planned for us! Tonight they’ve got two fun projects! Piggy Bank will teach the importance of saving money, the difference between needs and wants, and how to save money. Then we’ll learn about Good Lemons, Bad Lemons. With the help of a Fairly Odd Parents episode, coloring pages, and games, children could make business ethics applicable to their lives.

April 12, 2013

CURE cares for the earth! Come get ready for Earth Day with crafts and other activities. Check our website for activity descriptions.

April 19, 2013
World Book Night Party

World Book Night is April 23! We’ll get ready to celebrate reading with a book party. Get free books, enjoy food, make a t-shirt celebrating your favorite book or why you love to read, and contribute to our I Heart Books video!

April 26, 2013
No Family Fun Night

May 3, 2013
Court of Nobility

Escape to Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and the Court of Nobility! Wear your best green tights or Maid Marian dress! Learn to make the classic Robin Hood hat, play Pin the Tail on the Donkey (Robin Hood-style!), and learn Olde English dances. Plus face painting and antics by all of your favorite Robin Hood characters!

  • 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. 11 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 …