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  • President Bierman announces why we're moving forward, fast

    November 16, 2012

    In a brief address broadcast live and online to Beloiters across the country and world November 15, Beloit College President Scott Bierman shared a list of recent accomplishments and accolades but saved most of his time to introduce and explain the college’s new campaign strategy and slogan—Fast Forward: The Campaigns for Beloiters.

    See the announcement video here: “President Bierman introduces Fast Forward”

    Calling out to alumni and friends of the college, Bierman asked that they join him in this devotion to the honest and important work of supporting the college and, more importantly, its people. The campaign slogan, “Fast Forward: The Campaigns for Beloiters,” he said, intentionally calls out this focus on those impacted by this set of carefully selected priorities, as well as the speed at which the college intends to tackle these initiatives.

  • Over a thousand community members enjoy the first-ever Family Discovery Night

    November 7, 2012

    More than a thousand community members from all over the area enjoyed a night of learning and fun last Friday (Nov. 2) evening at the first-ever Family Discovery Night held at the Beloit College Center for the Sciences. Hosted by Beloit College and Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, the event was made possible in part by a $21,000 grant from Kerry.

  • Miss Chicago Field Day? Check out our pics

    November 7, 2012
  • Beloit College, Wisconsin Power and Light Company exploring possible reuse of power plant in downtown Beloit

    October 24, 2012

    Beloit College is partnering with Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) to explore the possible reuse of the company’s Blackhawk Generating Station as an activity and recreation center for the college. The Blackhawk facility, which has been retired since 2010, sits on the Rock River in downtown Beloit.

    The college has been developing its plans for more than a year while in informal talks with WPL. Now, with the board’s approval, the college will continue to fully explore the project’s feasibility and to assess the site’s remediation needs with WPL. At the same time, the college will begin to fundraise for the project, which would require an estimated $30 million to complete. Learn more about the project here (including artist renderings) and read more in the Beloit Daily News and Janesville Gazette.

  • Homecoming Weekend brings fun, limousines...

    October 1, 2012

    What a great weekend to be a Beloiter!

    The students were especially creative with their parade floats - including a special appearance from a limousine and a turtle - Beloit took home the Shoehorn Trophy in the Olde English Classic; we cheered the Bucs in games all weekend; the field was full of tailgaters, alumni regrouped and played baseball, softball, and volleyball; alumni and families met with faculty, we honored the newest members of the Athletic Hall of Honor; and so much more. And what a beautiful fall weekend at Beloit! Can't wait to see all of you - including those that couldn't attend - at Reunion 2013. Mark those calendars for June 14-16, 2013.

  • Homecoming is September 28-30

    September 24, 2012

    Have you planned your carpool yet? The pom poms are in, the students are planning the parade route, food has been ordered, the athletic teams are pumped, faculty and staff are ready to greet, President Bierman has laced up his yellow Beloiter running shoes – all we need is you. So, grab your friends and make it a great weekend to be a Beloiter. A full schedule of events is available here, and don’t forget to register!

  • Beloit is one of the best

    September 24, 2012

    Best value and strong commitment to teaching were just a few of the areas in which Beloit College earned recognition in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of “Best Colleges” released last week. You deserve some of the credit for this ranking as well. The alumni giving participation rate is one of the factors used in calculating academic quality. Check out the full listing of rankings.

  • Derek Carrier’12 now a Philadelphia Eagle

    September 24, 2012

    Former Buccaneer Derek Carrier'12 has signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and has been placed on the team's practice squad. Carrier originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as a rookie free agent following the 2012 draft. He was released as part of the Raiders final roster cut down. After his release from the Raiders, Carrier spent time with the Buccaneer football squad, working with the wide receivers, before the opportunity with the Eagles came up.