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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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Kaufmann says new play—opening Thursday—“crackles”

November 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Director John Kaufmann’s new play is a ghost story, a psychological thriller, and even kind of funny.

John Kaufmann 

Opening tonight (Thursday), The Lady from the Sea tells the story of Ellida (Lena Wright’16), a woman drawn to the sea. She marries a respectable doctor and struggles to live a “normal” life, but the sea will not release its hold on her.

When a sailor with whom she had an affair returns to claim her as his own, the audience members do not know if the stranger is real or in Ellida’s imagination. According to Kaufmann, an assistant professor of theatre arts, Ellida must figure out how to bring the worlds of the feminine sea and the masculine land together in order to survive.

Kaufmann chose The Lady from the Sea, his third production at Beloit, because he is a fan of playwright Henrik Ibsen and the exciting dramatic structure of this particular play. 

Kaufmann added a unique touch to his adaptation by incorporating live music−something that was not in the script. The Saltwater Trio, which includes musical director Eva Herndon’13, Chloe Bell’15, and Molly Wells’13, will perform between acts, and Lucy Holden’16 will play violin prior to the show. In addition, there are no pre-recorded sounds; all sound effects will be created live. 

“Sometimes these old plays can feel a little dry, but this adaptation is really swift and crackles,” Kaufmann said. “There are no intermissions, and the play is an hour-and-a-half. We try to keep the action happening.”


The Lady from the Sea premieres tonight  (Thursday, Nov. 8) at 8 p.m. in the Neese Theatre. Admission is $8.50 ($5 for seniors and faculty, $4 for students), and the box office is open Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  You can order tickets over the phone by calling (608) 363-2755.