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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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Meet: Ben Vogt’14 (catch him in Voodoo Barbie Friday!)

January 31, 2013 at 5:23 pm

You can see Ben and the rest of Voodoo Barbie in their first performance of the season FRIDAY (Feb. 1) at 10 p.m.

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Name: Ben Vogt’14 (left, above).

Hometown: Appleton, Wis.

Major/minor: Computer science and theatre performance.

What brought me to Beloit: Everyone was really nice, genuinely interested in learning, and it seemed like a place where you could build an education rather than just get one, if that makes sense.

My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: Untangling The Wire, because it was a great class about an awesome show, taught by a different professor each week.

You may have seen me: In Voodoo Barbie, Beloit’s only (and best) improv troupe.

The best book I’ve read at Beloit: I recently read “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris, and I really liked it.

What are you working on? I’m working on combining computer science and theatre performance by creating an application that uses a motion-capture camera to capture actors in real time to generate live special effects for theatre. Sort of like Tupac at Coachella but without the hologram thing and about half as bumpin’.

What’s on your desert island jukebox?  John Williams, because I’d like to have a grandiose score while I’m building my raft.

What’s on your Beloit College bucket list? Create something that changes Beloit for the better. I don’t know what that is yet.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Benjamin Franklin, Bill Bryson, and Michael Crichton.

Proudest moment? Someone once told me that I did a pretty good Pope impression at a Voodoo Barbie show. Is it weird that that was my proudest moment?

What’s your karaoke standard? “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John.

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