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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's novel published

January 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

coverIf you still need proof that a liberal arts degree in creative writing is useful, we give you exhibit A: Madeleine Roux’08. Her debut novel, Allison Hewitt is Trapped, hit stores Tuesday.

“It’s surreal. It’s really surreal,” Roux said Tuesday. Besides writing, she’s currently occupied by working at Turtle Creek Bookstore in downtown Beloit, which received its first shipment of the novel Monday. “It’s strange. When I see people browsing it, I want to run up to them and geek out.”

Published by St. Martin’s Press, (one of the country’s largest publishers—its parent company is Macmillan Publishers) the novel was born out of an experimental fiction blog Roux started after completing a 2009 honors term at Beloit. The blog was discovered by her current agent. “She asked if I wanted to turn it into a novel,” Roux explained, and Allison Hewitt is Trapped, a humorous account of a graduate student’s response to a zombie apocalypse, was born.

Maddy mugThe author said Beloit was integral to her writing life. “I definitely owe [the English department] a debt of gratitude,” she said. “My writing education took place almost entirely at Beloit.”

Early reviews are taking note of Roux’s wit, humor, and command of action. Though she’s excited, there’s only so much time for the writer to celebrate—she’s currently in the midst of working on revisions for a sequel.

Allison Hewitt is Trapped is available at Turtle Creek Bookstore and online vendors. To meet Roux and have your copy signed, stop by the CherryVale Barnes & Noble between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, in the CherryVale Mall (just south of Rockford).

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