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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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Snow turtle graces prof's lawn

December 19, 2010 at 7:42 pm


snow turtleStudents aren't the only Beloiters who manage to find interesting ways to kill time during finals week. 

Two professors took advantage of last weekend's immense snowfall by creating an icy monument to one of Beloit's unofficial mascots: the turtle.

"It seemed like an animal that could work given the physics of packed snow (no long appendages, low center of gravity, etc.)  And given that I'm at Beloit, turtles are on the brain," says Daniel Barolsky, assistant professor in the music department.

Neighbor (and philosophy professor) Phil Shields contributed to Barolsky's snow sculpture, aided by some neighborhood kids. 

"I helped him finish it," Shields says. "All my exams were on Monday and Tuesday, so I couldn't start my grading."

The two estimate that it took about two hours total to complete the turtle, though Shields' snow day also included many hours of constructing an elaborate arch at the end of his driveway. To see their handiwork firsthand, take a stroll off campus, about three blocks down Chapin Street.