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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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Class of 2011 gets the green light, Modern Languages minor approved at Senate

April 15, 2011 at 6:47 am

The April Academic Senate meeting started with a smile and a sigh, as the faculty's governing body passed a motion approving graduating students in the class of 2011. A required part of its work, the serious business none-the-less passed with a few chuckles. (But don't stop typing those term papers yet, seniors, you still have to earn those credits!)  

The major news of the meeting, though, came in minor form. Beginning in the fall, students will have a chance to earn minors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Beloit College. Academic Senate unanimously approved the change, which will allow students to earn Modern Languages minors in French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese or Russian. To earn the minor, students beginning with the class of 2012 must accumulate six (6) units in their language, two of which can be earned while studying abroad. 

The department offered a detailed analysis in support of the minor, citing data compiled and crunched by the Institutional Research and Planning Office that showed high demand for the minor. As just one example, their analysis revealed that since 2005, a total of 32 graduating non-modern language majors had accumulated enough credits to earn a six-unit minor. And another 31 were within a unit of that standard. The rationale also showed that the minor requirement will make the college's international acumen all the more apparent, and "should also assist in recruiting students to Beloit" as most of the college's peer institutions offer language minors. 

In addition to passing curricular revisions in Geology, and a battery of new course offerings, other news out of the meeting included:

  • ·  Warren Palmer, associate professor of Economics and Management, will be the next Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship within the department. He follows in the footsteps of the inaugural chair, Jerry Gustafson, who has held the position since 1987
  • Peter Fronk, manager of Turtle Creek Bookstore, announced that the college bookstore would begin offering textbook rentals for some courses this fall (2011)
  • Nancy Benedict, vice president for enrollment management, shared admissions and enrollment data and deadlines with the faculty, and announced that campus visits by prospective students and their families were up 40 percent this year over last

Also discussed at the meeting was a proposal to reconfigure the majors offered in the Campbell Department of Economics. While the proposal was sent back to committee for further discussion around FYI teaching loads, it will likely be brought back to senate at a future meeting.