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Carthage College

The campus is located on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore with educational, artistic and athletic events open to the public. Host of the Carthage Chamber Music Series, bringing world-class entertainment to Kenosha, along with drama productions, music performances, and free exhibitions in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Liberal arts education since 1847; evening studies for adults; Friday Family Fun Nights September through May.

Did you know?

- The Center for Children’s Literature features a nationally recognized collection of more than 25,000 titles meant to instill a love of reading in children. The center also organizes workshops, reading programs, and lectures from well-known authors. 

- The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) is part of a national network of consortia funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Congress established the program in 1988 to contribute to the nation’s scientific enterprise through research, education, and public service projects. Carthage College has been the lead institution for WSGC since August 2014.

- The Carthage Institute of Astronomy is associated with the Griffin Observatory located at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave. The Griffin Observatory allows adventurers to see the universe from a historic setting, using modern technology. Following a four-year renovation, the 19th century astronomy laboratory has taken on new life as a stargazing, teaching and recreation facility. It's open to the public on select dates.

- Vertebrate Paleontologist Dr. Thomas Carr is a Carthage College faculty member and senior scientific adviser to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum (located in Kenosha), which houses the Carthage Institute of Paleontology (CIP) laboratory. Since 2006, Dr. Carr has led study tours to the Hell Creek Formation in southeastern Montana, which contains fossils of the last dinosaurs to live in the American West. The DDM is a federally designated repository for the fossils that the CIP collects from federal lands; DDM staff assists the CIP in collecting fossils and transporting them from Montana to Kenosha. 

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Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
ph.262-551-5727 fx.262-551-5995
E-mail: kslonac@carthage.edu

Meeting Rooms: 80
Guest Rooms: 500

Nestled within an 83-acre park along the Lake Michigan shore, Carthage College offers the ideal setting for your gathering. From a business meeting for 10, to a presentation of 3,500, Carthage has space to accommodate you and experienced people that will make you feel at home. Event spaces offer breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and state of the art audio visual and multimedia equipment, including video-conferencing rooms with satellite downlink. In fact, Carthage College recently added two new multi-million dollar facilities to its beautiful campus; the Hedberg Library and Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center which offer outstanding accommodations for meeting space and presentations. Carthage also has a beautiful Chapel that can host up to 1,800 people. For a more intimate setting, consider the President's Dining Room for a business luncheon or staff retreat. Elegantly landscaped areas accommodate picnics up to 2,000, and Carthage has more than 500 sleeping rooms which allow you to stay where you meet. Consider Carthage for your meeting,conference, seminar, summer camp, holiday party, breakfast meeting or corporate training.

Total Meeting Space: Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Catering Available
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,070

Room - Sq. Footage
Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center - 122,000
Physical Education Complex
Jockey Club A, B - 6,291
Jockey Club A - 3,521
128 A, B, C - 3,472
Jockey Club B - 2,770
Siebert Chapel
Recital Hall - 1,745
Art Gallery - 1,600
128 B - 1,452
128 A - 1,189
128 C - 831
Wartburg Auditorium
Niemann Media Theater*
Fritch Center*
Saemann Room*
Mullen Room*
* Hedberg Library

Located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan, Carthage College features a multitude of athletic facilities to host most sporting events.

Major Events Hosted

  • NCAA Division III Baseball Tournaments
  • 2002 Olympic Torch Relay
  • NCAA Division III Regional Basketball Tournament
  • USTA Southeastern Wisconsin Men’s Professional Tennis Futures Tournaments
  • Boys & Girls WIAA High School Soccer Playoffs
  • NCAA Regional women’s’ and men’s volleyball championships
  • CCIW Swimming Championships
  • CCIW Indoor Track and Field Championship

Sport No. of Surfaces

  • Baseball: 1 NCAA regulation field
  • Basketball: 6 Courts
  • Football/Soccer/Lacrosse: 1 FieldTurf® surface
  • Softball: 1 NCAA regulation field
  • Swimming: 25-yard x 40-meter, 16 lanes
  • Tennis: 10 Courts (outdoor)
  • Track & Field: 200-meter indoor/400-meter outdoor
  • Volleyball: 6 Courts
  • Practice Field: 80-yard grass field

N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center

  • 156,000-square-foot facility
  • 200-meter, 6-lane track includes pole vault, long jump, and high jump pits in center area
  • 4 multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis
  • 25-yard by 40-meter 16-lane competition swimming pool with timing system and seating for 250
  • 25-foot climbing wall
  • 5,000-square-foot health and fitness center
  • 2 racquetball courts
  • Aerobics room
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions area

Tarble Arena

  • 2 full-size basketball/volleyball courts
  • 4 classrooms and weight room

Art Keller Field

  • Lighted facility ideal for football, soccer and lacrosse
  • 400-meter track
  • State-of-the-art FieldTurf® surface
  • Stadium seating for 2,448
  • Connected to the Campbell Student Center (restaurants and rest rooms)

Smeds Tennis Center

  • 10 hard surface outdoor courts
  • 6 courts equipped with lighting for night play
  • 2 Stadium courts
  • Observation deck
  • Clubhouse and social center for spectators
  • Seating for 500

Kevin Slonac, Tarble Athletic & Recreation Manager
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
Ph. (262) 551-5727
Fx. (262) 551-5995
Email: kslonac@carthage.edu

Material Sustenance: Carthage College Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibit

November 30, 2015 - December 12, 2015; January 5, 2016 – January 23, 2016

This triennial exhibit highlights the work created by the art and graphic design department faculty, while presenting a variety of media, styles, techniques, and artistic philosophies.

Carthage Christmas Festival

December 4, 2015 – December 6, 2015

Carthage invites the community to celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the annual Carthage Christmas Festival, three performances of readings and music in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. These annual concerts are the College’s Christmas gift to the community. Tickets to the Christmas Festival have been free since the festival began more than 20 years ago.

Carthage College Percussion Ensemble

December 10, 2015

This is held in the A.F. Siebert Chapel.

Carthage College Family Fun Night

January 15, 2016, January 22, 2016, February 12, 2016, February 19, 2016, February 26, 2016, March 4, 2016, more 2016 dates to come

Carthage College hosts Family Fun Nights for the Community on most Friday evenings during the school year. Family Fun Night is designed to entertain and educate the whole family.

Art Exhibit: Throes of Progress II: Kathy Weaver, Jacqueline Moses and Dominic Sansone

February 2, 2016 - March 19, 2016

For generations, society’s architects have manufactured massive industrial techno-scapes that rapidly displaced any previous world that stood in the way. Surely it was for the best, for intellectual and economic advancement, they reasoned, as they justified this unchecked growth by calling every venture “progress.”

Carthage College Music Theatre Performances

February 12, 2016 – February 14, 2016

Held in Recital Hall, next to H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art.

Carthage College Theatre Presents: Breath of Stars by Caridad Svich (New Play Initiative)

March 4-6, 2016 and March 10-12, 2016

The eighth installment in Carthage Theatre’s New Play Initiative is about the spinning globe, a lost city of strings, electric dreams, and finding a lover again in the body of a stranger.

Carthage Chamber Orchestra Concerto Concert

March 13, 2016

Held in A.F. Siebert Chapel.

Carthage Wind Orchestra Bach Concert

March 17, 2016

Held in A.F. Siebert Chapel.

Art Exhibit: Rare Fruits & Tall Tales: Jerry Belland, Kay Knight and Eric Penington

March 28, 2016 - April 29, 2016

The human figure has offered a vast repertoire for symbolic, expressive and analogical imagery in the visual arts. Any museum will tell the tale of the significant role that the human form has played throughout the history of art. The three artists in this exhibit utilize the figure in quite varied capacities.