Stories

Nate Johnson’22 on the job at the WYMT station

Making a living from a love of sports

Nate Johnson’22 ran cross-country and played baseball when he began college. When he transferred to Beloit to begin his junior year, however, he wanted a new way to participate in sports. At Beloit, he was able to develop the skills he needed to become a sports broadcaster.

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Ericka Corral’22 hosting a radio show at Beloit in 2019.

Falling in love with research

First in their family to graduate from elementary school, Ericka Corral’22 will soon begin Ph.D. studies in computer science. Their goal? Find solutions to real-world problems.

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Hiroaki Tani’20 studied abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

On the move

Hiroaki Tani’20 works for Japan’s foreign ministry, with plans to move to France, attend grad school, and relocate to a different French-speaking country. He says his Beloit education encouraged him to “dive into the world and out of [his] comfort zone.”

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Adriel experimenting with an electric guitar in the Maple Tree Recording Studio, summer 2021.

Chasing the mix

After years of work (and play) in CELEB’s Maple Tree Recording Studio, Adriel Limas’20 now engineers music for emerging artists in the Sound Arts and Industries master’s degree program at Northwestern. After editing multiple projects with college alumni band Saturn Hat, he’s one of three Ferrall Artists-in-Residence, leading a group of students to write and perform their own original songs.

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Bailey Dusso’24

Finding a home to pursue pharmacology

Bailey Dusso’24 loves chemistry and being in a lab. She also loves being with people. At Beloit College she’s preparing for a career as a pharmacist to bring her interests together.

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Students in the “Ephemeral Art” course had the opportunity to explore multiple art forms, including drawing, painting, and performance.

Inside a course about the fleeting nature of art

Students painted Chinese water calligraphy on a sidewalk and let it dry in the sunshine, performed improvisational music, and strutted their stuff at an outdoor fashion show. It was all part of a fascinating course which challenged students to explore transitory artistic practices, then create impermanent art themselves.

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(from left to right) Danny Connolly’17, Catherine Krol’17, Lucy Holden’16, & Joey Buttlar

Students bring back Honey Cellar to perform on campus

“A founder of Bits and Pieces, a Fulbright scholar, and a writer walk into a bar.”

Not a sentence looking for a punchline — it’s actually a true statement, and it illustrates the variety of paths three Beloit alums took to form the band Honey Cellar, a folk rock quartet based in Chicago.

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Tony Renzema’22 at left with the campus band Saturn Hat.

Beloit’s been quite a ride for Tony Renzema’22

A flexible curriculum, liberal arts focus, and affordability first drew Tony Renzema to Beloit. He’ll graduate with a major in media studies after recording two albums in college music studios, playing to appreciative fans on campus, and touring with his band.

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The Beloit TV station, located in Beloit’s downtown, installed new lighting, backdrops, set pieces, furniture, and recording equipment last summer.

Public access station BeloitTV gets a makeover

Located in Beloit’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CELEB), BeloitTV provides students the opportunity to create their own high-quality productions for the college and greater community.

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Drew Clark’11

Renewable energy, sustainable food, and German

Beloit College prepared solar design engineer Drew Clark’11 to learn on his own as he studied physics and pursued multiple passions.

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Making Music in the Powerhouse Stairwell

The Music of Ambiguous Space

InterArts ensemble students collaborate creatively.

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International Friday: Music from Around the World

Samuel (“Sammy”) Schacter’22 talks about music around the world and his role as a program director at WBCR-90.3 . Enjoy the playlist found here of music from more than 110 countries. Thanks go to WBCR’s 2021 spring semester staff for their work compiling it.

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