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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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Economics scholar to deliver Upton Forum lecture Friday

October 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm


As part of the sixth annual Miller Upton Forum, 2013 Upton Scholar James D. Gwartney will give the June and Edgar Martin Memorial lecture on "Institutions, Economic Freedom, and the Wealth of Nations” Friday (Oct. 25) at 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Center for the Sciences.

Gwartney is the Gus A. Stavros Eminent Scholar at Florida State University, where he directs the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education. He is also the co-author of the annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, which provides information on the consistency of institutions and policies with economic freedom for 144 countries.

As part of the forum’s programming, the college will host a panel discussion on Gwartney’s ideas and influence Friday from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall.

Panelists include:

  • Niclas Berggren, Ph.D., associate professor, Research Institute of Industrial Economics
  • J.R. Clark, Ph.D., Scott L. Probasco, Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Joshua C. Hall, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, West Virginia University
  • Robert A. Lawson, Ph.D., Jerome M. Fullinwinder Chair in Economic Freedom
  • O’Neill Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Southern Methodist University
  • Claudia Williamson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Economics, Mississippi State University

Named for economist and sixth Beloit College President Miller Upton, the Upton Forum on the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations is Beloit’s premier residency program in economics. It focuses student research and events around the work of a different scholar in the discipline each year.

For more information on the Miller Upton Forum, visit