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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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Inside Buccaneer Sports: week of Sept. 12

September 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm


In the early years of the college, most sports events were held on campus. But new buildings and the growth of trees and shrubbery surrounding Middle College made it increasingly difficult to host sports such as football, baseball, and other sports that needed more open spaces.

In November of 1890, several major benefactors of the college helped purchase a 16-acre meadow east of the campus, acquired from Sarah M. Strong. Known as Keep Field from 1890-1915 for alumnus William Keep, class of 1873, the field was named Hancock Field from 1915-34 to honor Josephine Hancock Logan, the wife of donor Frank G. Logan, whose gift provided endowment for the field and also financed the entrance gateway.

In 1933-34 the area was greatly enhanced by the addition of Strong Stadium, a gift of Mrs. Josephine Strong in memory of her husband, Walter Ansel Strong ‘05, a trustee of the college for almost two decades and the former publisher of The Chicago Daily News. Given Mr. Strong’s long and supportive relationship with his alma mater, as well as his interest in athletics, it seemed most fitting that the stadium be named in his memory after his sudden death in 1931. 

The then-1,600 seat stadium was dedicated on October 13, 1934, with much fanfare, and served two years later as the setting for the city’s centennial observance for several nights running.  Besides football contests, the stadium also hosted the Beloit Relays, a premier Midwestern college track & field meet which was initiated in 1937, as well as serving as an outdoor cathedral for religious services held in conjunction with a national meeting of Congregational and Christian church delegates.

Over time, improvements were gradually made, including updated locker rooms and heating and cooling systems in 1964. Gradually, the stadium capacity has been increased to its present 3,000-seat setting.

And now, with Saturday’s home opener, the Stadium has been transformed again with the addition of field turf, a new scoreboard and a new track surface, which is scheduled to be completed by the Homecoming Game on October 1. 

Much like over 120 years ago, a group of loyal, passionate benefactors have stepped forward to help fund a facility that will serve the present student body and many more “Beloiters” to come.

 

UP AHEAD IN BUCCANEER ATHLETICS

It’s another busy week for the Buccaneers.  Go to www.beloit.edu/bucs to get the entire schedule and catch up on last week’s season-opening results.