- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Beloit College board of trustees approved the tenure and promotion of two faculty members during its spring meeting on Friday, Feb. 6. Kathryn Johnson and Diep Phan are both active scholars, celebrated teachers and advisers, as well as professors who have been highly involved on campus and in the Beloit community.
- Monday, February 2, 2015
Artist, educator and activist Favianna Rodriguez will be the speaker at Beloit College’s 165th commencement ceremony later this spring. In a letter to their classmates yesterday, Beloit’s senior class officers announced that Rodriguez had accepted their invitation to deliver the keynote address on Sunday, May 17, 2015 on the campus of Wisconsin’s oldest college.
Deep-sea Explorer and Conservationist to Receive 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer AwardThursday, January 29, 2015
Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, has been selected to receive the 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award. A bioluminescence specialist, Widder is a world leader in helping to design and invent new submersible instrumentation and equipment for deep-sea observations. In 2012, her innovations led to the first recordings of the giant squid, Architeuthis, in its natural habitat. This discovery will be the highlight of her award presentation titled “The Kraken Revealed: The Story Behind Finding the Giant Squid,” scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus.
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Beloit College faculty and staff have organized a spring panel series titled #blacklivesmatterbeloit in response to the recent highly publicized shootings of unarmed black men nationally, subsequent grand jury decisions around those cases, and the resulting activism and protests that have taken place across the country. All three panels are free and open to the public. A kick-off panel is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 30 in Moore Lounge (second floor of Pearsons Hall) at 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Beloit College has received a record number of applications for its next entering class. In response to this interest, and to accommodate numerous requests for an extension, the Office of Admissions at Beloit is extending its priority application deadline from Jan. 15 to Feb. 1.
- Friday, January 16, 2015
A committee of Beloit College faculty, staff and students has just released an ambitious set of sustainability goals aimed at reducing the college’s energy and water consumption over the next three years while increasing the college’s overall recycling rate, native species plantings and more.
- Friday, January 9, 2015
Regina Hendrix, a Beloit native dedicated to serving students and community, will deliver the 11th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Convocation address on Monday, Jan. 19, at Beloit College. The Beloit City Councilor and Beloit College staff member will deliver a talk titled “A Dream Deferred?” at the 4:15 p.m. event in the college’s Eaton Chapel (700 College Street). The event is free and open to the public.
- Thursday, December 18, 2014
In its 2015 rankings of the country’s “Best College Values,” Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has once again called out Beloit College for delivering “a quality education at an affordable price.” In the rankings out this week, Beloit appears alongside the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago on a top 25 list of Midwestern colleges and universities.
- Thursday, December 11, 2014
With input from friends, classmates, and family members, Beloit College has established the Luke Somers Memorial Fund to honor alumnus Luke Somers’08 and his work, and to help assure that his legacy and example endures and inspires future students.
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Beloit College is planning to hold a remembrance event on Sunday, Dec. 14, for Luke Somers, an alumnus killed in Yemen. According to press reports, Somers, a member of the class of 2008 (B.A. in Creative Writing), was killed during a rescue attempt over the weekend. He had been in Yemen working as a freelance journalist and photographer when he was kidnapped in September 2013.
- Saturday, December 6, 2014
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
A gift from the estate of the former trustee and lifelong art collector will endow a chair in art history.