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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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The oak savanna: an update from Yaffa Grossman

June 2, 2013 at 6:16 pm

The cool wet spring has promoted lots of plant growth on the hillside south of the Science Center, according to Professor of Biology Yaffa Grossman. Below, she describes how the campus oak savanna will transform in upcoming days and weeks, and an explanation of some of the maintenance performed in that area.

"In the next few days, we can expect to see native yellow lanceleaf coreopsis and white smooth penstemon begin to bloom, alongside the non-native white yarrow and yellow cinquefoil that 'came along for the ride' when the soil was initially spread.They’ll join the Kentucky bluegrass and other grasses that are blooming now.  Later in the season, we’ll see purple coneflower, lavender hyssop, Canada milk vetch, black-eyed Susan, and other flowers. 

Are you wondering why the area south of the greenhouse was cut last week? Several aggressive grass species that arrived with the soil in that area kept the native seeds from germinating. The grass was cut to prevent it from flowering and going to seed. With time, additional steps will be taken to enhance the diversity of this area. 

If you are interested in learning more about the oak savanna and seeing a display of the flowers in bloom during reunion weekend, come to the Botany lab in Science Center 147 on Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m."

You may also contact Professor Grossman for additional information about the Science Center oak savanna, if interested.