The Office of Marketing and Communications works to share the Carthage story in strategic, innovative, authentic, and creative ways. 

Our award-winning team of writers, designers, media relations professionals, and digital media experts provides support to all Carthage offices, academic departments, and initiatives. Our primary mission is to support recruitment, retention, fundraising, and engagement, but we are committed to helping all offices and departments present their best to the world.

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Design and Print Projects
Our office designs and produces print publications for Carthage including invitations, postcards, and brochures aimed at external audiences, and programs for Carthage events.

Carthage Supplies: Business Cards, Name Tags, and Carthage Swag!
Our office assists Carthage faculty and staff with Carthage business cards, swag items, name tags, stationary, etc. Please contact us before ordering your own materials, to avoid paying for items that don’t meet our brand guidelines and cannot be used.

Carthage Website Updates
Our office maintains the Carthage.edu website (contact LIS for My.Carthage and Workday questions). We work with department chairs, office heads, and content managers across campus to keep their sections of the Carthage website updated, accurate, and engaging.

Photos, Videos, and Logos
Our office provides photography support and limited videography support for offices across campus. We have a team of professional and student photographers, and a team of student videographers.

The Bridge
The Bridge is a communication tool for the Carthage community. All Carthage faculty, staff, and students may use The Bridge to share their news and announce events. Visit the Bridge homepage at www.carthage.edu/bridge. Submit a story at www.carthage.edu/bridge/submit. The Bridge email newsletter is sent to all faculty, staff, and students every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.

News and Storytelling
Our team of professional writers and media experts work to tell the Carthage story in print and digital publications. We write articles for the website, monthly e-newsletters, and the twice-yearly Carthaginian magazine.

Media Relations
All media relations efforts should be coordinated by the Office of Marketing and Communications. If you would like us to alert the news media about an upcoming event, guest speaker, or accomplishment (your own or that of a colleague or student), our office can assist you in crafting and distributing a release to area media.

Event Promotion
Our office assists with event promotion and support in several ways. For events with a large audience, or for events that are open to the public, we often assist with promotion and support including websites, advertising, news releases, calendar posts in external media, tickets, posters, flyers, invitations, online RSVP forms, event programs, and more. Our office also provides tools that event organizers can use to do their own promotion.

Social Media
Our office manages all of the main Carthage College social media accounts, and acts as a resource for departments and organizations with their own social media needs. If you would like some help starting or enhancing a social media platform, contact Tom Applegarth at tapplegarth@carthage.edu.

Additional Services for Faculty and Staff
Our office designs and places orders for business cards, swag items, and print pieces aimed at external audiences (such as prospective students). We also create all online faculty and staff profiles.

Share Your News

Do you have a story to share with the Carthage community?

Submit your story to The Bridge. Student-submitted stories are approved by a member of the Marketing & Communications team and then published. Faculty and staff submissions are published immediately. 

Submit a story to The Bridge


Do you have a suggestion for a news story?
Do you have a great photo or video of campus or Carthage life?

The Office of Marketing and Communications wants to hear about the exciting things that are happening at Carthage. We also accept submissions of photos and videos. We share stories, photos, and videos on the Carthage website, social media, advertising, with media, and in College publications including the Carthaginian magazine. Please send your submission to bridge@carthage.edu . Please put “Story idea,” Photo submission” or “Video submission” in your subject line. Be sure to include a complete photo caption or video description for visual materials.