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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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Class builds on lecture series focused on Civil War, on its 150th anniversary

September 3, 2013 at 6:14 am

In recognizing the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Beloit College’s history department is offering a lecture series and class that focus on this seminal part of American history.

The first in the series of three lectures (all free, and open to the public) is taking place Wednesday at 7 p.m.  in Richardson Auditorium. “Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Roots of Reconstruction, will be presented by Kate Masur, an associate professor of history at Northwestern University.

“A class offers students the opportunity to understand a lecture more profoundly by preparing for it beforehand and analyzing it afterward,” says Beatrice McKenzie, the history professor teaching the current half-unit course History of the U.S. Civil War, in conjunction with the upcoming lecture series. “For example, Professor Kate Masur will critique the Spielberg film, Lincoln, in her lecture on Wednesday. In class, students have already been introduced to the historiographic debate Masur is part of, and they have seen the film, critiqued it in writing, and discussed it prior to the lecture. That will provide them a richer understanding both of the history and of Masur’s take on it.”

Masur’s research focuses on how Americans came to grips with the end of slavery, both during the Civil War and after. She is the author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010) and two award-winning articles on race, culture and politics during the Civil War. Her writing has also appeared in the op-ed pages of The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Above all, McKenzie wants the lectures to leave an impression—that this moment in time had a long-lasting effect.

“I hope Beloiters understand better the war’s lasting impact on veterans, freed people, and other citizens,” she says.  

The following lectures will take place later this month:

  • “More Than Freedom: Black Northerners and the Meaning of the Civil War” by Stephen Kantrowitz, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the relationship between race and citizenship in the era of emancipation is the topic of Kantrowitz’s research. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.
  • “A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War” by Lesley Gordon, professor of history at the University of Akron; Gordon teaches courses in the Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. military history, and the Early Republic. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

The lecture series is supported by the Richardson Lecture Fund, named in honor of former History Professor Robert “Dickie” Richardson, and the Mellon Foundation Labs Across the Curriculum grant.