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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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Alumna to read from her award-winning book of poems

September 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm

 

RondaCare for a little poetry with your Friday afternoon? Join the English Department at 4 p.m. today (Friday) in the WAC south Lounge for a reading by Margaret Ronda'98. Ronda will be reading from Personifications, her new book of poetry. 

After graduating from Beloit, Margaret received her M.F.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. Her book of poems, Personification, won the 2009 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, judged by Carl Phillips. Other recent poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Aufgabe, and Pool. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University, where she holds a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies.

A sample of her work: 

Postcard
Travelled inside the sea wall, gauzy net, hole
in summer's dress, losing color with each
breath, the seashore inward in the mornings.
Some early days stricken, possibly with rain,
and we forgot how to entirely. A sea held
under its surface, redrawn, and so what we
composed was less than ideal. Yet still
we hurried, if only to find ourselves folded
inside the same palest chance. It was a story
we told countlessly, each time revising
the end. The hills disappeared into the sea.
But nothing passed through the seismic
blockade, even the waves were simply rumors.
We thought of it as a frame, and inside,
thickened time, something we could almost
hold. Like water, but sadder, disloyal.