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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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FRIDAYS WITH FRED: Turkey Trot

September 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

 

Fridays with FredOne of Beloit College’s 2010 inductees into the city of Beloit’s Hall of Fame is sixth president Miller Upton, who served the college from 1954 to 1975. 

Upton hailed from New Orleans, graduated from Tulane University and, prior to Beloit, taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern and Lake Forest. During his administration, he oversaw Beloit College’s return to the Midwest Conference, the creation of the World Outlook Program and, beginning in 1964, the experimental Beloit Plan which transformed the college from a regional to national institution. 

The Beloit Plan included an innovative year-round calendar, required field terms and common courses and emphasized interdisciplinary majors and experiential learning.  During the Beloit Plan years, Miller Upton guided the College through the challenges of changing times and student unrest of the Civil Rights and Vietnam eras. Chamberlin Hall, Godfrey, Neese Theatre, and the ’64 Dorms were among some of the buildings constructed during Upton’s tenure, but perhaps his favorite was the Colonel Robert H. Morse Library, dedicated in 1962.  At his Opening Vespers talk, Upton remarked, “We have demonstrated in this new building of ours that a college library, far from being a mausoleum in which dead bodies are interred, is rather an intellectual Valhalla where the ideas and souls of mankind’s heroes throughout the ages are given eternal life.”  After retirement, Miller Upton remained an active supporter of the college. He passed away on December 19, 2005 at the age of 88.

Miller Upton enjoyed participating in many popular student activities, including starting off this 1957 pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, in which freshmen competed in a half mile race across campus. The first student over the finish line earned a turkey, second place was a goose and third place a chicken, while the student coming in last had to console himself with one egg.   

The Beloit Historical Society will induct Professor Robert H. Irrmann and sixth college president Miller Upton into the Beloit Hall of Fame on September 19.