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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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Museum Mondays: Attendant/docent tours at the Wright Museum of Art

November 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

“What’s new?” is a question commonly asked by museum visitors. For starters, museum attendants at the Wright are now each trained to give a short docent tour, a five-minute introduction that includes each of the five galleries, a dash of museum history, and a sprinkle of art criticism.

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But wait. Back up. What’s a docent? A docent is an educated individual with knowledge and expertise who leads tours, often in a museum. Jonah Stoller’15 (above) became the first Wright student docent. He is pictured in the Hollensteiner Gallery, discussing a pair of American landscapes, and asks visitors to note the differences in style, expressive versus realistic, and theme, subjugation of nature versus succumbing to nature.

In late September, Stoller developed a docent script, which has enabled Wright Museum attendants to provide short educational tours to anyone who walks through the door. The Wright Museum of Art is a teaching museum, and in keeping with our mission, attendants not only welcome visitors, but they are now actively engaging visitors with the art that hangs in the galleries.  

When is the tour available? Anytime the galleries are open: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The attendant docent tour is fun, quick and varies slightly from student to student based on interest and expertise. So take a moment during a break between classes or over lunch and discover what’s new and let the attendants expertly guide you through our current exhibits.