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  • Board of trustees approve tenure, sabbaticals

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    The Beloit College board of trustees approved at its meeting in late April the tenure and promotion of two faculty members along with two sabbaticals.

  • Beatrice McKenzie, Ellen Joyce awarded for excellent teaching, innovative technology

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    Associate Professors of History Beatrice McKenzie and Ellen Joyce were singled out at Friday’s (April 25) annual faculty and staff recognition event at Beloit College. McKenzie was awarded the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and Joyce received the Phee Boon Kang’73 Prize for Innovation in Teaching with Technology.

  • Beloit announces internships funded by the Think BIG! grant, student participants

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Beloit College received an $80,870 Think BIG! grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation last fall to fund paid internships for 15 students this summer. After a competitive application process, the student participants have been selected along with their respective internship sites and positions.

  • “Perception: Where Mind Begins” topic of April 30 Selzer lecture

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    University of California, Los Angeles Philosophy Professor Tyler Burge, this year’s Selzer Visiting Philosopher, will speak on “Perception: Where Mind Begins” on Wednesday, April 30. Taking place at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall, the lecture is free and open to the public. Those who cannot make it in person may watch it in real time at www.beloit.edu/live.

  • Tom McBride on “The Lost Art of Classroom Wisdom”

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    What should professors teach? How does the “infosphere” affect what they teach? Should they try to “raise the consciousness” of students about issues like poverty and global warming or should they adopt a more neutral stance instead?

  • Beloit makes strides in sustainability on Earth Day, year-round

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    “Take what you need, but need what you take.” After seeing that phrase on a napkin dispenser at a pizza restaurant, she now uses it a lot in her role as the sustainability coordinator at Beloit College.

  • Carol Wickersham to be honored at annual Zonta Tribute to Women Awards Dinner

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Carol Wickersham of Beloit College has been selected as one of this year’s nine honorees at the 37th Annual Zonta Tribute to Women Awards Dinner. Taking place Tuesday, April 29 at the Country Club of Beloit, the event recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women in the community who go above and beyond in areas including volunteerism, education and community service.

  • Culture, entrepreneurship to be explored in new economics course

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    In a new course called The Economics of Culture and Identity, students will be conducting ethnography in order to discover their classmates’ perspectives on the world. The course will be taught in the fall by Miller Upton Teaching Fellow Arielle John, who will at that time be joining the faculty as an assistant professor of economics.

  • Sociologist James Jasper searches for social justice in annual Duffy address

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Sociologist James M. Jasper will present “Protest and the Search for Social Justice in Beloit, the U.S. and the World” as the 10th annual Duffy Colloquium keynote address. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Theatre of Mayer Hall.

  • Beloit receives $50,000 grant to fund new Rivers in Transition project

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Poet Kevin Young selected as 2014 commencement speaker

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Award-winning poet Kevin Young has been selected to address graduates at Beloit College’s 164th commencement ceremony. Approximately 300 graduates will receive their diplomas in the ceremony taking place Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of the college’s main administration building, Middle College.

  • Arizona to win NCAA tournament, according to professor’s alternate ranking methodology

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Arizona is the best basketball team in the country, according to Beloit College Economics Professor Bob Elder. As the co-creator of an alternate ranking methodology for March Madness called Dominetrics, Elder gave a “Lunchbox Lecture” on Tuesday (March 18) discussing his picks and how they differ from those of the NCAA selection committee.

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