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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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Keep cool! The warning signs of heat exhaustion, via the Health Center

August 27, 2013 at 10:25 am

We’ve just received word from the Health and Wellness Center that they’ve been seeing a number of students with heat-related health issues. Your best bet? Stay hydrated. But please be aware that heat exhaustion is serious, and dealing with it quickly and appropriately is key.

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?

  • Profuse sweating
  • Dizziness, fatigue, feeling light-headed or faint
  • Muscle cramps/weakness
  • Headache/nausea and vomiting
  • Pale or clammy skin
  • Intense thirst

As dehydration increases from the loss of body water, lightheadedness may occur and fainting may occur, especially if the affected individual stands up. A low-grade fever also may be present.

When should you seek medical care?

Heat exhaustion usually can be treated at home as long as you can maintain proper hydration and find a cool place to rest. Water, electrolyte replacement solutions, or sport drinks are appropriate to consume. If nausea and vomiting prevent rehydration, the individual should seek medical attention, and may need IV fluids for rehydration, which, on campus, means calling security at ext. 2355 and going to the ER. It is important to recognize that if the person stops sweating, becomes confused, or has a seizure, heat stroke, a life-threatening condition, may be developing. Muscle cramps can be severe and if stretching and rehydration cannot relieve recurrent cramps, medical care also may be necessary.

Heat exhaustion is serious. Remember: the Health Center is not an emergency room. They can assess your symptoms, but keep in mind they may require additional medical support, and are not on call 24/7.

Health Center Hours:

8:30 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Stay cool, hydrated, and safe!