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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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Steeped in statistical analysis: Neurobiology class conducts intensive research (pic)

November 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

The 12 students in Assistant Professor Katie Johnson’s neurobiology class will be well-versed in research by the end of the semester. But it’s not the research of others they’re investigating; instead, the mix of biology, health & society, psychology, biochemistry, and chemistry majors worked in small groups to conduct their own research and experiments, based on novel hypotheses.

There’s more to their research than initially meets the eye. The groups successfully applied for approval from either the Institutional Review Broad (if evaluating human subjects) or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (if evaluating animals), then proceeded to spend an entire month conducting experiments and analyzing results. Their topics?

    • How Alzheimer's disease affects brain size (by analysis of a national data set)
  • The effects of caffeine or ethanol on anxiety (one group did ethanol, one group did caffeine - evaluated in zebrafish)
    • The effects of meditation on information recall
    • The effect of audio and/or visual distraction on information recall

Before Thanksgiving break, the students gave poster presentations on their research as an opportunity to garner feedback from fellow students and faculty—feedback that they’ll consider as they write their final research paper.

Below, Sarrah Knause’13 displays the poster she completed with Christina Mikulka’13 and Molly Schulting’15.

Sarrah Knause, research