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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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Prepare to philosophize: First session of reading series meets tomorrow

January 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

This year’s Selzer Visiting Philosopher has been named: Daniel C. Dennett, professor of philosophy and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. 

Dennett is well known for his work in cognitive science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, metaphysics, and more.  He has also been a vocal participant in recent debates about religion and atheism. Among his recent books are Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (2006), Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (2005), Freedom Evolves (2003), and Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995).  If you want to learn more about his work, you can visit Dennett's home page.

Dennett will visit Beloit in February, and take part in several events, including a public lecture entitled “The Mind as an Upside-Down Brain” in Moore Study Lounge at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, and a Faculty @ 4 discussion on Breaking the Spell in Weeks Lounge at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24. 

In preparation for Dennett’s visit, we will host a reading group that is open to students, faculty, and staff.  The group will meet in the MI Fireside Lounge Fridays at 12:30, and readings will be posted at the Selzer Visiting Philosopher series site on Moodle

The group’s first meeting will be tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 28) and the article discussed will be “True Believers: The Intentional Stance and Why It Works.”