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Pom-poms, smiles, the Bucs, and more—Beloiter Days: Homecoming 2013 was a blast!
If you missed it, you really missed something special. It was wonderful to see alumni, families and friends connect and reconnect at Beloiter Days (Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend).
You can see the Bucs’ scores here (including a Bucs football 38 to 21 win over Lawrence!); and, you can rest for another year as the coveted shoehorn trophy of the Olde English Classic remains in Beloit’s hands. Speaking of Athletics, Beloiter Days 2013 also lent itself to great conversation. The 1889 Council, a newly minted advisory and fundraising board for Athletics, met Friday. Topics surrounding mission, communication, and recruitment prevailed. Learn more about the 1889 Council here.
Hugs guaranteed: Save the date for Reunion 2014!
As Homecoming came to a close this past weekend, we’re already anxious to welcome alumni back again. What can we say, we miss you! Mark your calendars for Reunion Weekend 2014—June 13-16.
Class years celebrating milestones this year end in 4s and 9s (i.e. ’64, ’89). And, as always, we invite all alumni and their families back for Reunion, regardless of whether or not you are celebrating a milestone year. Now, don’t wait: start planning your trip today! Hugs, laughter, shared memories, and reminiscing… no matter the season, it feels great to spend a weekend with your Beloit friends. Don’t forget, you can stay in the residence halls, too!
Have ideas, want to put your special touch on reunion, or do you simply want to reconnect with your friends? Volunteer to join your reunion committee. Contact Leeanna Shultz for more information.
Beloit is the best; and we can prove it!
Yet again, Beloit was named among the best liberal arts colleges in the country, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of “Best Colleges.”
In its ranking of the top 240 liberal arts colleges nationwide, the college tied for the No. 59 spot. The faculty continues to shine as Beloit was listed in the Princeton Review at number 20 for the most accessible professors (read more); and the college is among 18 national liberal arts colleges recognized for a strong commitment to teaching with a ranking of 10 on the list for Best Undergrad Teaching from U.S. News & World Report. See how Beloit fared in other categories here.
Share your stories with current students
It may be fall, but many students have already turned their attention to summer plans and post-graduate opportunities. As they explore their options, students often ask about alumni experiences and career paths. The Liberal Arts in Practice Center and the Alumni Office invite you to share your stories with current students through the Beloit Career Network (BCN).
As a member of the BCN, you may be contacted by a student seeking guidance, feedback, or even a candid conversation about your experience post-Beloit. As this project is student-driven, you may hear from 10 students, or you may hear from 1 (or 0) depending on the needs of the students, and you have the ability to limit the number of students who may contact you. You may also use the BCN to make your own alumni connections.
Please do consider participating. You can update your contact and employment information here and be sure to note BCN in the comments. After registering, you will receive a welcome message from the Beloit Career Network system with additional information.
We truly appreciate the time that you may spend sharing your post-Beloit story with a student, and even more, we are grateful that you are willing to be a resource.
Tune in: Upton Forum and Stone Lecture on campus and live-streamed
Friday, Oct. 25, the 6th Annual Upton Forum will be held featuring James D. Gwartney. Gwartney is the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He is also the co-author of the annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, which provides information on the consistency of institutions and policies with economic freedom for 144 countries. Gwartney will give the June and Edgar Martin Memorial Lecture as part of the 6th Annual Upton Forum. The lecture will be held in the atrium of the Center for the Sciences at 7 p.m., and streamed live on www.beloit.edu/live.
The 2013 Ivan and Janice Stone Lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Ransom, Associate Professor at the University of Richmond. Speaking on “Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System," her talk will focus on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the agriculture and food system in recent decades, with particular emphasis on changes within the global beef trade and its impacts on the people and environments of Southern Africa. The lecture will take place in Richardson Auditorium on November 20 at 8 p.m. and will also be streamed live at www.beloit.edu/live.
Snapshot: The Class of 2017
They are from 35 states, 13 countries, 89 National Honor Society Members, 53 team captains... see more.
Mark your calendars: Anthropology Alumni Reception in Chicago
This November, the American Anthropology Association (AAA) will be holding its annual meeting in Chicago. As 2013 marks the 120th anniversary of the Logan Museum and the 90th anniversary of the Anthropology department, we want to celebrate! Anthropology alumni are invited to a reception November 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Tradition Room of the Chicago Hilton. More details to come, but mark your calendar!
Family Discovery Night returns November 8
An interactive evening of science, the arts, discovery, fun, prizes and food returns November 8 with the 2nd annual Family Discovery Night on the Beloit College campus. Families have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with Beloit College faculty and Kerry Ingredients & Flavours scientists. This joint venture, of which Kerry is the exclusive sponsor, promises to bring exploration and discovery to life—including opportunities to engage with robots, dissect sheep brains, create constellation stories, participate in a scavenger hunt, and so much more. Read more about this exciting event, a true liberal arts in practice experience for the kids and our students, here.
Accolades from across the world
This summer, Beloit College dancers traveled to the New Prague Dance Festival, and they were rewarded for their talent. They took home a 1st place award for choreography and 2nd place award for contemporary dance. Festival attendees included dancers from all over the world including Taiwan, Great Britain, South Africa, India, Brazil, and Belgium... just to name a few. Congratulations! See photos here.
Looking to explore, travel the world, and do that with fellow Beloiters? Consider taking a trip through the Alumni Travel Program. From unearthing the Ancient Kingdoms of China and the Yangtze, cruising through the Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, to discovering the flavors of Northern Italy, there is something for everyone. Check out the latest excursions here.
We want your news…
Check your mailbox as the fall Beloit College Magazine will arrive in November—you can see it (and past issues) online at http://magazine.beloit.edu/. And, don’t forget the class notes! Send us your news: jobs, marriages, babies, awards, photos, vacations… we want to hear about what’s new in your life, and so do your classmates! The fall magazine’s deadline has passed, but send in your notes today for Spring to email@example.com.
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