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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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Lekson, this year's Distinguished Explorer, continues Logan's connection to Southwest

January 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

 

The Logan Museum of Anthropology has had a long connection to the American Southwest. From its founding collections in 1893 to its annual archaeological field schools in the 1930s, and from its collections of Southwestern baskets, pottery, and textiles to its current student-curated exhibit on turquoise jewelry, the museum has always provided opportunities to learn about ancient and current cultures of this fascinating region.

RCA postNow, the Logan Museum is pleased to join with the Roy Chapman Andrews Society and other partners to host renowned University of Colorado anthropologist Stephen H. Lekson this week for a series of programs about archaeology and Native Americans. The highlight will be a public program and lecture—“The Rhythm of Regional Interaction in the Ancient Southwest”—at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Eaton Chapel. Everyone is invited. At that event Lekson will receive the society’s annual Distinguished Explorer Award.

All college community members also are invited to meet informally with Lekson over lunch between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday in the President’s Dining Room at Commons (in Chapin Hall).

Lekson is an active field archaeologist, directing surveys and excavations throughout the Southwest. As a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, he also consults with culturally affiliated Native American tribes. Over the decades he has discovered not only ruins and potsherds but also insights into ancient politics. He sees Native American societies in the Southwest a thousand years ago as having complex histories with “governments, kings, and palaces” involved in power struggles, alliances, and mass migrations. Not all archaeologists read the evidence the same way. Still, nobody makes the human past come alive as vividly as Steve Lekson.

For details on Lekson’s visit and links to his research and discoveries, see http://www.roychapmanandrewssociety.org/.