- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
- 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.
- 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.