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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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Beloiters again featured in Inside Higher Ed piece

January 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm


In an “old school” session on learning Friday, Beloit’s Kristin Bonnie had a chance to talk about how small changes when testing can force students to examine how they're learning—and, sometimes, why they’re not. The session at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting was the second featuring a Beloiter to wind up in Inside Higher Ed in as many days. (Professor Natalie Gummer's comments on study abroad were featured on Friday.)

In a session featuring several teachers from Associated Colleges of the Midwest,

Bonnie, an assistant professor of psychology, talked about how she asks her students to

consider how they’re learning—and where their study habits may be falling short—during and following her exams.

Reporter Scott Jaschik summarized the session’s focus this way: “By forcing students to stop for a few minutes and associate their study habits with their exam performance, and to think about why they don't know an answer, the academics hope to change students’ habits—to encourage them to figure out what they don't know and to study in more effective ways (and more).”

“We want those who are not doing well to think about it,” Bonnie says in the story.

Also featured prominently in the piece: Karl Wirth, a professor of geology at Macalester College and yes, a Beloit alumnus.

The full story, “Can Students Learn to Learn?” is available online.