Stories

Guadalupe Orbezo-Perez’20

Caring for Diverse Populations

Guadalupe Orbezo-Perez’20, a senior biochemistry and psychology double major, French minor, and Pakula Biomedical Scholar, aspires to be a clinical psychologist, adding “I am trilingual and we need clinicians who can care for diverse populations.”

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Elena Patilliet

Elena Patilliet Posla’22 awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal

This is the highest honor Congress may bestow upon a youth civilian.

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Overview of the USFQ/Beloit English/Spanish COIL collaboration

International Friday: Collaborative Online Learning

During the first mod of the spring 2021 semester, Gabriela Cerghedean and Robin Zebrowski took up an invitation from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador, to partner with a USFQ faculty member in teaching one of their courses. USFQ had shared a list of potential faculty partners and courses. Both leapt at the opportunity, in order to give students in SPAN 105, Elementary Spanish II, and COGS 260, Cyborg Brains & Hybrid Minds, a chance to learn with students located in another country.

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One of the best days for outdoor activities.

My Dream Job: Teaching English Abroad

Magali Gray’24 Shares About Her Dream Job and What Beloit Can Do to Help Her

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Sage Green ’21 (right)

The Puppet Play

Sage Green ’21 brings theater to the community with “The Puppet Play,” a devised theater project they wrote and brought to life in collaboration with high school students.

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DaZha Creal’21

Building community and getting involved

DaZha believes that community engagement and involvement on campus are essential to getting the full Beloit experience. Creating connections and channels of productive communication are her key to a successful education at Beloit.

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Joanna Furlan ’20 in Ecuador.

From Student to Teacher

Joanna Furlan talks about all things Ecuador, from studying abroad to working and living abroad there.

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Meshach Roberts ’19, holding a small weight in one of the physical therapy rooms at Athletico in Belvidere, IL at the start of his summer OPT training.

Spanish & physical therapy

A study abroad experience in Ecuador is now helping Meshach Roberts’19 in his work with Athletico.

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Everett Baxter’19 enjoying a bike ride with fellow students while studying abroad at Akita International University in Japan.

Biology research in Japan

Despite seeming unlikely at first, Everett Baxter’19 was able to assist with biology research while studying abroad in Japan.

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Daigeng Tian in the DMZ zone between North and South Korea.

Broading Interests

Beloit helped Daigeng Tian find unexpected interests.

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Britta Johnson posing with a statue of a young girl.

Breaking Down Barriers

Britta Johnson completed an internship at Her Justice, an organization that “stands with women living in poverty in New York City by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help to address individual and systemic legal barriers,” Alumna Simone Harstead ’16 works as a legal assistant and training coordinator at Her Justice.

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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.

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Rita Chang’18 and Melissa Pelkey’19 volunteered at the Stateline Literacy Council helping adults prepare to take their citizenship exam.

Preparing for Citizenship Exams

As part of their Spanish class on human rights, Rita Chang’18 and Melissa Pelkey’19 volunteered at the Stateline Literacy Council helping adults prepare to take their citizenship exam.

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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.

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Daniel and Simon explore a very odd text

Over the course of the Sanger Summer Research Program, Professor Daniel Youd and Ziming (Simon)’20 have conducted research on an eighteenth-century manuscript written in Chinese by a French Jesuit missionary. But why is the text considered so odd?

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Seeing the Border, First Hand

Twelve Beloit College students spent spring break educating themselves on the issues surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border, and they didn’t opt to do it from a scholarly distance.

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