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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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Student-designed production opens theatre season

September 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Student designers for the fall production God of Carnage have been burning the candle at both ends to get the play ready to premiere next Thursday, Oct. 4. From set design to lighting to costumes, every aspect of the production design is student-run.

God of Carnage has been an opportunity for student designers to put what they learn in the classroom into practice.  For TDMS (theatre, dance, and media studies) majors who focus primarily on acting, the play has also been a chance to explore a different side of theater production.

Honors term student Matthew Porter’12 has taken full advantage of this opportunity. “It’s been interesting blending the tech side of theatre after having studied acting for so long,” he says. “As an actor, you don’t realize how much precision goes into design and tech. Actors get scripts and do what they’re told.”

Student designers have embraced the unique challenges this production presents, from costume malfunctions to working with time constraints.

Hannah Cohen’14 and Katherine Hagberg’14 are the head costume designers. Hannah, who has been involved in costuming and design since her freshman year of high school, has co-designed costumes for many Beloit productions. “This play was challenging!” she admits. “It’s hard to find costumes that can take the kind of abuse this play requires!”

While the play has been a chance for TDMS majors to gain tangible experience in their field, Director Amy Sarno, associate professor of theatre arts, emphasizes that “the Beloit College theatre program is open to everyone and we encourage students—regardless of disciplinary major—to get involved in the parts of performance they love.”

Students agree that the hard work is worth the payoff. Stage management and theatre design major Danielle Rabold’14 has enjoyed the challenges that come with being the lead set designer for the production.

“It feels like the show will never open,” Rabold says. “But the production team is rushing headfirst to opening night, and there is always something new that has to get done. It’s exhilarating and stressful and totally worth it.”

God of Carnage premieres next Thursday (Oct. 4) at 8 p.m. in the Kresge Theatre. Admission is $8.50 ($5 for seniors; $4 for students).  The box office opens at 7 p.m. on performance nights; you can also order tickets by calling the box office at (608) 363-2755.