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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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Apples! Apples! Apples!

September 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

You know the old saying: an apple a day, right? You've probably also learned, rigorous academician though you are, that there's something to be said for cramming. Go to Commons for dinner tonight to celebrate the 732nd Annual Apple Day, and cram yourself full of apples.

 Arguably the most glorious of all days – at least culinarily speaking, on campus – Commons will be packed to the core with apple delicacies of all sorts, from cider, to potato pancakes with applesauce, to roast pork with scalloped apples, to more desserts than your imagination and stomach can possibly handle. Oh, and don’t forget the APPLES: bushels and bushels of apples for you to nom on while you wait in various lines, or to cut up and put on just about anything, or to take home and savor. 

Chef Peter Kraemer says Commons orders about 14 bushels of apples for the celebration – that’s 560 pounds! – most of which come from the Apple Hut just northwest of town. Apple Day began as a birthday celebration for Johnny Appleseed, about 24 years ago.  “It’s all about the apples, period,” says Chef Peter. And as with most 24 (or 732)-year-old traditions, he knows better than to mess with the formula too much. “I thought about new items, but reconsidered. You just don’t want to mess with tradition. And yes, there will be apple fritters.”

Commons is open for dinner from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m.