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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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Prof featured in WNIJ’s Winter Book Series, on air Monday

December 9, 2013 at 7:46 am

Fran Abbate, Beloit College English professor and author of Troy, Unincorporated, will be one of the featured writers in a local National Public Radio affiliate’s Winter Book Series.

This December, WNIJ (89.5) will “curate the best literature from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin,” with Morning Edition host and Book Series editor Dan Klefstad.

"We handle snakes at a Pentecostal gathering in southern Illinois," Klefstad says. "We reconnect with nature at a Michigan cabin. In another, we meet Troilus and Criseyde of ancient Troy, but this time their tragedy plays out in Wisconsin."

Abbate’s Troy, Unincorporated is a poetic retelling of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde set in Southeastern Wisconsin. It was also a semifinalist for the 2010 Walt Whitman Award and a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize.

Hear Klefstad interview Abbate Monday (Dec. 9) morning during Morning Edition, after NPR news at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Additional audio of the writers reading from their work will also be available on WNIJ’s website.