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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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Kick up your heels with the contra club, Saturday night

January 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

According to Kate Parsons'13, “Contra dancing can be some of the greatest fun you can have, if you let yourself.” That might sound like a tall order, but some 80 dancers turned out at the last Beloit College Contra event, even driving in from Madison and Milwaukee.

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If your curiosity is piqued, you can satisfy it Saturday (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m., when the club hosts its January Contra Dance in the Hendricks Center. The event will feature caller Steve Pike, with live music by The BriarPickers of Madison.

But what is contra dancing? According to the BCC’s Blink profile:

“Though its roots lie in partnered line dances and tradition European folk dance, no partner is necessary and the partnering process is gender-neutral. By the end of the night, everyone has danced with everyone regardless of age, gender, class, race, height, weight, smell, creed, or dang near anything else you could name.”

No experience is necessary, and the only dress code requirement is a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes—socks or bare feet are fine, and rubber soles are not recommended.

“Try something new and invigorating!” suggests Parsons. “Come on down to Hendricks Center on Saturday! You'll get really warm after your cold walk, we promise.”

To see examples of contra and learn more about the featured musicians and upcoming events, visit the group’s blog at

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