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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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Bringing Chaucer to life in Wisconsin

October 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Associate English Professor Francesca Abbate’s new book of poetry is a retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyd—but set in south-central Wisconsin. Troy, Unincorporated was recently released by The University of Chicago Press’ Phoenix Poets series, and a public reading and reception to celebrate it will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the courtyard of the Wright Museum of Art.

The inspiration for Troy, Unincorporated came from a Chaucer class Abbate'90 took in graduate school. She found his tragic poem, Troilus and Criseyde, to be a classic “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” story filled with compelling characters. Though Chaucer’s story is set against the backdrop of the battle of Troy, Abbate decided to tell her version among the industrialized farmlands, strip malls, and half-tenanted “historic” downtowns of south-central Wisconsin, including the real, and literally unincorporated, town of Troy.  

 “It might be helpful to know a little bit about Chaucer’s story, but it’s certainly not necessary,” said Abbate'90. “Chaucer’s story is a pretty simple love story, and my book is also at heart a story about love and betrayal. And obviously the setting will be familiar to people who live in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. I hope it might inspire people to read Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.”

For more information on Troy, Unincorporated, click here