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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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Six things to know about Beloit’s emergency alert system

August 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm


Last year, Beloit College quietly rolled out a new emergency alert system for the campus that allows the security office, select student-affairs staff, or the college's IT or communications divisions to send out text messages, emails, and voice alerts to faculty, staff, and students whenever storms threaten or other situations demand. It's a system - called Connect Ed - that Beloit officials hope they'll never have to use (except for seasonal tests). That said, here are a few things to know about it, just in case.  

1. It's ready. The Connect Ed system is already loaded up with alerts so that when situations demand, alerts can go out to the campus community as quickly as possible. First alerts are built to instruct community members to take cover or avoid hazards. Follow-up responses with more specific details can be uploaded and launched after only a few minutes of work. 

2. You'll be hearing from us soon--but rarely after that. The college will test the system once each semester. The first is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, at 12:20 p.m. (the “common hour”). What the college won't do is use the system to remind students about deadlines or promote events. If you get a call, email or text message from the system (it will show up as "BELOIT COLLEGE"), it will be something worth paying attention to.  

3.  It echoes.  The college’s approach to using the alert system can most easily be explained as an “echo” strategy. The system echoes, for example, the county’s tornado sirens. When a tornado warning is issued for Rock County and the horns blare, campus security distributes a tornado warning alert.

4.  It's current. ISR has worked with Human Resources, the Registrar’s office and the Dean of Students office to make sure Connect Ed's phone numbers are automatically updated daily.  

5. The system only uses email addresses for the alerts. 

6. is your best source for details. In the event of an ongoing emergency on campus, an alert bar will be loaded atop all pages during tests, and also in the event of an emergency. This will be the best place to seek out updated details on the situation.

Questions? Contact the Office of Residential Life at 608-363-2350.