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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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World premiere of Gorbachev documentary happening on campus

September 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Beloit College will host the worldwide film premiere of Mikhail Gorbachev, Confidential in advance of its November debut in Russia. The documentary film, directed by Gulya Mirzoeva, will be shown on the Beloit College campus on Monday (Sept. 26) in Wilson Theatre, Mayer Hall, at 7 p.m. The screening is free of charge, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

The filmmaker has a connection to Beloit College Russian faculty through a mutual friend and colleague at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, the location of Beloit’s Russian exchange program. The distributor has granted the filmmaker special permission to show the film at Beloit for non-commercial purposes during Beloit’s Asian Studies Colloquium.

Mirzoeva, a native of Dushanbe, Tajikstan, began making documentaries in 1989. Her prior work includes a range of documentary shorts, full-length documentaries, and TV documentaries. Her new documentary focuses on Gorbachev’s life and experiences holding the reins of power in the USSR. Her subject, Mikhail Gorbachev, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for his role in changing the relationship between Eastern and Western countries. Born in 1931, in Russia, he first joined Komsomol—the Young Communist League, entered Moscow State University, studied law, and joined the Communist Party in 1952.  Gorbachev rose in the party throughout the 1970s and ’80s, first as secretary of a regional committee and eventually being elected president in 1989. The last president of the Soviet Union before its fall, he resigned in 1991 as the Soviet Union disintegrated.

Following the screening, the filmmaker will be available for a talk-back with the audience. The Beloit College department of Modern Languages and Literatures is sponsoring this event.