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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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From the Middle: Sustainability Coordinator position approved; architect selection moving forward

August 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Here in the middle of the week is the latest update on the goings-on in Middle College, and the work of the college’s senior staff.

Just an hour into the new academic year, the college’s senior staff convened in Middle College for its first meeting on Monday. The group, which reviews all open staff positions at its weekly meetings, had several on the docket Monday—among them a new Sustainability Coordinator position, an opening in Admissions, and a reimagined librarian role.

Positions approved

The sustainability coordinator will work with faculty, staff, and students to inspire, assist, and coordinate sustainability work and conversations across the campus, working to “green” the college’s curriculum, culture, and operations through project-based learning. The position will be supported through grant and gift funding for at least four years.  

That position is expected to be posted within a week or two. At the same time, the college will launch a search for a consulting librarian. Megan Fitch, CIO, shared that the position would be working alongside colleagues in the library to serve academic research and instruction needs and other priorities.

Also approved at the meeting was the job description for the visit coordinator role in Admissions, a position vacated last week by Jodie Vogt, who (just days before her birthday, it should be noted) was selected from a competitive pool to be the new executive secretary in the office of the Vice President for Human Resources and Operations (led by Lori Rhead).

Architect search progressing, finalists being selected

At the meeting, Dean of Students Christina Klawitter also brought the group up to date on the search for an architectural firm for the powerhouse project. Klawitter reported that the carefully selected group of finalists all responded to the Request For Proposal. That means the search committee has five proposals to consider and some tough decisions to make (“difficult work ahead,” as Klawitter put it). They’re hoping to whittle those five candidates to three or four before scheduling the campus visits and presentations for early September.

What the finalists will find when they visit is an interested and engaged campus. Klawitter shared that several dozen community members (students, faculty, staff, and trustees among them) are slated to meet the finalists.

In other news:

  • Laurie Stickelmaier announced that the new controller, Jada Campbell, will join the campus on Monday, Sept. 23.
  • Lori Rhead shared that final candidates for the director of facilities position are on campus this week for formal interviews.
  • Connie Truesdale, secretary of the college, gave senior staff their deadlines for submitting board reports. Those reports will be compiled and shared ahead of the October meeting of the Board of Trustees.