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High-schoolers on campus for second annual Summer Fields and more

July 8, 2012

This Sunday, the college welcomes three residential high school programs to campus: Upward Bound, Help Yourself, and Summer Fields—not to mention that the Office of Admissions will host another Summer Visit Day this Friday, July 13.

Sunday (July 8) - July 27: Summer Fields  (Residential High School Students)
Now in its second year, Summer Fields (formerly known as Summer LABS) is a for-credit residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors from across the country. For three weeks, students pursue rigorous academic study with Beloit College faculty around one theme while living on campus with other high school students in the program.  

According to Summer Programs Director Alisa Pykett, the 16 students in this program are coming from Wisconsin and neighboring Illinois, but California, Oregon, Virginia and Pennsylvania as well.

Nancy Krusko, Ted Gries, and Chris Fink will be teaching the courses: Creative Writing Workshop: Fish, Fowl, Flood, Water Lily, Mud: Water in the Literary Imagination (Fink); and From Crime Scene to Courtroom: The CSI Effect (Krusko and Gries).

Director: Alisa Pykett

Sunday (July 8) - July 27: Help Yourself Pre-Collegiate Program (Residential and Commuter High School Students)
Serving the Beloit area for over 24 years, the Help Yourself Programs are dedicated to preparing local youth to be successful in school and preparing students to attend a four-year institution of higher education.  The three primary goals of  programming are academic success, college access, and career exposure.

Director: Stephanie King; Asst. Director: Regina Hendrix 

July 8 - July 20:  Upward Bound (Residential Component)
The Beloit College Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program that provides high school students with educational opportunities designed to prepare them for college.  Students will be commuting the first few weeks and staying on-campus starting Sunday.

Director: Stephanie King; Asst. Director: Jacob Conklin

Friday (July 13):  Office of Admissions Summer Visit Day
Prospective Beloit students visit campus with their families. (Remember to bike, walk or park off College Street that day if you can to free up spaces for these visitors.)

Hosted By: Office of Admissions