Ed Stern’19 in class at Beloit College

Beloit alum draws on language skills and abroad experience for international job

Ed Stern’19 shares how his experiences at Beloit, including a Center for Language Studies summer block course, and studying abroad in Japan, have prepared him for his current job as a sales representative for a Japanese company.

Joanna Furlan ’20 in Ecuador.

A recent alum returns to her study abroad host country to teach

This week the Office of International Education sat down with Joanna Furlan, a December 2020 graduate, to talk about all things Ecuador, from studying abroad to working and living abroad there. In the interview, she shares how she fell in love with Ecuador and what a typical day in her life looks like now.

Meg Kulikowski ’21 tabling at the Capitol in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Historical Education for All!

Meg Kulikowski ’21 worked at the Historical Oak View Country Park where she educated children and adults alike about North Carolina’s agricultural heritage via educational programs and exhibits.

Jonathan Dudley’20 talks with Professor Beatrice McKenzie and classmate Joanna Furlan’20

The Gospel According to Jonathan

As choir director for Gospel Express, a summer camp for local elementary and middle schoolers, Jonathan Dudley ’20 fused his love of gospel music with his research on the evolution of black power movements. During the two-week camp, students learned and performed a play focused on Beloit’s role in the mass movement of African Americans from the South.

Janet Nicoll

Janet Nicoll, wife of former faculty member dies

Janet I. Nicoll, a beloved member of the history department community and wife of former professor G.Douglas Nicoll, passed away in September.

Morgan Lippert, ’21

Summer Research Project on Eighteenth-century Jamaica

Morgan Lippert, ’21 writes:

“The summer after my first year at Beloit, I had the privilege of being a research assistant for Beloit College assistant professor of history Dr. Katherine Johnston.

Nathan Marklin volunteered at a migrant camp in southern Mexico.

Volunteering with a migrant camp

For a month in 2018, Nathan Marklin (philosophy and history major and Spanish minor) volunteered with LA72, a migrant camp in southern Mexico. Made possible by a Weissberg Human Rights Grant, the experience included teaching English to a group of fourteen and working in an infirmary, registration, and communications office.

Nathan Marklin’21 running at the 2018 Homecoming parade.

Off Campus Opportunities and Athletics

Nathan Marklin’21 never expected all the experiences he’s having at Beloit. Most of all, he was surprised by the ways he applied his Spanish coursework outside the classroom.

Eva Laun-Smith’21 competes in the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships Event - Women’s Triple Jump.

Not One, But Two Championship Athletes From The City of Beloit

For Eva Laun-Smith’21 and Jose Gutierrez’19, Beloit College was never an unfamiliar pursuit.

Xilong “Tony” Zhu’13 standing at attention in military garb.

Alumnus Swept Up In Homeland Security Snare

In April, the Washington Post exposed the difficult and surreal journey of Xilong “Tony” Zhu’13, as he has tried to become a U.S. citizen.