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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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The mothmen cometh (burlap wraps at the ready)

April 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm


The Paul Revere-like warning that the gypsy moths are descending arrived this week when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced it was prepping for its annual tree dusting exercises.  

But the DNR isn't the only army readying for battle. The physical plant is also preparing to go hand to hand with the little buggers, which feed on the college's stately oaks. A sign of the resistance will go up next week when the trunks of the trees are again wrapped in burlap—a now-familiar signal of spring around campus. 

The physical plant gurus say the burlap wraps are treated with a chemical that knocks out any larvae attempting to climb up from the ground and into the tree canopies. It's necessary work. Michael Brady, physical plant director, says the pests originally infested oaks on the southern most edge of campus (in and around the poetry garden). By last spring, there were gypsy moths in the oaks on the residential side of campus, he says. 

So, consider yourself well informed. The gypsy moths are coming. The gypsy moths are coming. And remember, if you need to hug a tree this spring, grab a non-wrapped trunk. You'll be glad you did.