Skip Navigation

Text Only/ Printer-Friendly

#MakingEquityRealatBC

See the full schedule of #MakingEquityRealatBC events occurring May 2-6.

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.”


Share this

Three basses, a tuba, and no thongs? The Song-a-Thon is coming!

October 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm

 

The First Annual Song-a-Thon is coming to campus! Next week student groups will spend 72 hours with randomly matched band members, writing new songs to be performed at C-Haus.

“Originally it was called the First Annual Song- A-Thong, but we decided to drop the ‘g’ due to issues of taste,” jokes organizer Spencer Bible ’12.

No musical acumen? Never picked up an instrument? No problem. 

“We have no idea what instruments people are going to play. In fact, people are encouraged to sign up even if they can’t play anything,” says Bible. “Writing a song is like using a pogo stick; to those who haven’t tried, it looks crazy, but once you make a few attempts you can find your balance.” 

This is how it works: On Thursday (Oct. 28), members of the Music Club will draw names out of a hat and put them in groups of four. Participants will receive a note in their campus mailbox next Wednesday (Nov. 3) identifying their randomly-selected new bandmates. The groups then have until Friday, Nov. 5 to write one song, which they will perform during campus band night at C-Haus. 

The deadline to participate in the Song-a-Thon is 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 28); to sign up, email Bible at Bibles@beloit.edu.

“It may end up that there are groups with three bassists and a tuba. That’s a good thing,” Bible says. “There’s no required length, content, or theme… We just want people to enjoy the process of making something musical and performing it for their friends.” 

Bible added that nearly 40 people have already signed up--don't be the one to miss out.