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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 writer and singer (minoring in all-nighters) Jeanne Mrugacz’13

April 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Meet writer and singer (minoring in all-nighters) Jeanne Mrugacz’13 2 

Name: Jeanne Mrugacz’13 (the cz sounds like ch).

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Major/minor: Creative writing, but minoring in all-nighters and procrastination with a focus in music.

What brought me to Beloit: A car. But seriously, love at first sight (with the campus); the ability to major in creative writing, and the most important: scholarships.

My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: Well you can’t, it was ENGL 310, The Long Poem, with Rebecca Hazelton Stafford (she was only here fall 2011-spring 2012). It was simply amazing. I was really proud of my “long poem” at the end and really felt I had learned something. The class made me want to be a poet and I had thought I only wanted to write short stories. A class you can take is ENGL/JOUR 228 Practicum in Literary Editing or the Beloit Fiction Journal. It’s a nice peek into the world of publishing and also a great learning experience. It was insightful to see the other side to writing.

You may have seen me: a cat or dressed in all black singing in Eaton Chapel (Chamber Singers represent! Our spring concert is also coming up, you need to reserve tickets, at no cost, because we’re singing in the Wright Museum and the space is limited. It will be like nothing you have seen or heard before, well maybe).

The best book I’ve read at Beloit: Most recently I enjoyed reading Our Lady of the Ruins, a collection of poetry, by Traci Brimhall. Outside of class readings, probably The Time In Between by  Maria Duenas.

What are you working on? Graduating. But I also sang in Molly Wells’ senior voice recital. The piece was a fun Massenet trio, which gave me the pleasure of struggling with some French. I’m also working on the previously mentioned Chamber Singers concert repertoire. Those concerts (yes, there are multiple) are April 20, 26, and 28. If you want to order tickets, again at no cost they are purely so we are not overcrowded in the Wright, you can go here Order soon, they are going pretty fast.

What can’t you live without? My lungs.

What gets you up in the morning? My cell phone’s alarm. It is currently (or rather still) set to Muse’s “Time is Running out.” Somehow I find that very fitting.

Meet writer and singer (minoring in all-nighters) Jeanne Mrugacz’13 1