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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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Fanfare, frippery, and funniness (In other words, Friends & Family Weekend)

October 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

 

Whether you’re an old pro of a senior or a novice first-year, chances are Friends and Family Weekend makes you think of three things right away: hurriedly cleaning your room before your family arrives, encouraging them to feed you and buy you presents, and then wondering what to do with yourself/them for the rest of the weekend. (Sound familiar?) Well, look no further: here’s a short list of the multitude of things you can do to get your parents out of your room, so your mom doesn’t notice that you merely shoved all your dirty laundry under your bed!

Friday, October 22

First, make sure you know what’s up.  Visit the Registration & Information Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the most up-to-date weekend schedules, stock up on area and campus maps, and get restaurant information (there are specials galore at some of your favorite establishments)! For more events happening out and about off-campus, visit the calendar of events at Visit Beloit.

Take your family and friends to class with you.  They’re welcome to join you, and who knows – maybe you can convince your grandma to do your homework for you and act as your proxy. No, don’t do that. But surely your guests would get a kick out of seeing your brilliant mind at work in the classroom!

Welcome! Introduce your family to the Beloit College family at the informal Welcome Reception in Moore Lounge from 4 – 5:30 p.m..

Hearts, Minds and Presumptions: State-Building in Afghanistan Paul Fishstein ’76 is a Fellow with the State Building and Human Rights in Afghanistan & Pakistan program at the Carr Center for Human Rights (Harvard).  (See the Friends and Family Weekend schedule for the shortlist of his accomplishments – they’ll blow you away.)  He is currently involved in a research project examining the relationship between aid and stabilization in Afghanistan.  Don’t miss his lecture at 7:30 p.m in Eaton Chapel!

RA Variety Show This benefit for the Beloit College chapter of Habitat for Humanity will feature Beloiters’ diverse talents, and will surely inspire laughter and/or awe. Get to Wilson Theater by 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), and please bring a donation of $3 - $5.

Saturday, October 23

Hendricks Center Tour Get better acquainted with Beloit’s fancy new building through a guided tour! The tour begins at 9:30 a.m.

Logan Museum Tour Meet in the lobby of Godfrey and learn about the wonders of the Logan’s vast, vast collection. Hold on to your hat, Indiana Jones!

Mom, Meet Scotty B.  Go to Moore Lounge at 11 a.m. to hear President Scott Bierman’s impressions on the college and its role in the world. Stick around for a Q & A session with President Bierman and Associate Dean of Students John Winkelmann after the president’s remarks.

Lunchtime! Go to Commons and introduce your guests to the glory of our own Café Belwah, or head down to Strong Stadium for a chili lunch, where you can watch and/or compete in…

Family Olympics! Put the smackdown on your dad, trash-talk your mom (nicely!), and show ‘em your stuff as you compete in funny-yet-difficult events!  Show off your pop culture knowledge, competitively fold laundry (based on speed and accuracy!), and pray your parents do the funky chicken during the dance-off. Pride and prizes are on the line! So come on, tell us, does mother know best? The games begin at noon. Put on your fight face and come on down!

Buc Yeah!  Watch the volleyball tri-meet/tournament in the Flood Arena at noon, and then run to Strong Stadium at 1 p.m. to cheer for the football team as they take on Monmouth College.

Multicultural Fair Go to the Pearsons main dining room between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to see live entertainment, informational booths, and cultural presentations! Sponsored by the Multicultural Club.

Wherefore Art Thou, Friends and Family Weekend? Get ye to Eaton Chapel by 8 p.m., fair Beloiters, to witness the fanfare, frippery, and funniness of the Improvised Shakespeare Company! This troupe will present a most humorous tale of modern intrigue, woe, and romance before your very eyes, all in the style of the Bard.  Hell hath no fury like an improv group scorned – see the show!

Sunday, October 24

Recover from the glorious weekend. Go to brunch. Turtle Creek Bookstore will be open from 10 – 4, and the Logan and Wright museums are open from 11 a.m.  – 4 p.m.  Say goodbye. Look back fondly on the epic weekend you’ve had. Say thanks to your family and friends for visiting, and feeding you, and buying you some new Beloit swag. Look forward to next year!

This is the shortlist!  Check out the complete Friends and Family Weekend schedule of events at https://www.beloit.edu/families/familyweekend/schedule/.