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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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November 24, 2010 at 7:19 am


30 days, 165,000 writers, 50,000 words apiece – National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost over. Have you got a novel to show for it?

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) encourages writers all over the world to create a 50,000-word story by midnight on November 30. According to, "the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly." Many Beloiters joined the 165,000 global participants last year, and many of them are back at it this month.

But students aren't the only local authors getting in on the act – professor Sylvia Lopez's 13-year-old daughter, Gabi, is writing a 10,000-word story. 

"I struggle just having the will to do it,” she says, “but it's always been my dream to write a novel and that's what has kept me going all this time."  Her story is about four boys, four girls and a mysterious dream that threatens to end the world in ten days.

Gabi, along with the rest of the world’s NaNoWriMo authors, have just about a week left to finish their novels – congratulations to Gabi and good luck to you all!

*Beloit College NaNoWriters -- where are you? What are you writing? The Terrarium wants to know! E-mail with literally any fact or anecdote pertaining to your story, please.