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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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Repertory Dance Company teaches students to run a business

February 5, 2014 at 7:59 am

An April 6 dance performance at Chicago’s Ruth Page Center for the Arts is the end goal for students enrolled in the Repertory Dance Company, a Labs Across the Curriculum course led by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Gina T’ai.

The course, which is in its third offering, teaches students how to form and a run a functional dance company, including how to promote it, build a budget, fundraise, work with clients, and write grants.

This semester, the course’s 10 students will learn from various external and internal guests such as the director of The Seldoms, a Chicago-based dance company, to gain insight on when to outsource, as well as Beloit’s director of communications and marketing, Jason Hughes, to learn about marketing.

One new aspect of this semester’s Repertory Dance Company is the collaboration with dancers from Grinnell College, which materialized out of T’ai’s friendship with a Grinnell dance faculty member, Celeste Miller.

This is also the first time the Repertory Dance Company course will result in a larger performance outside of Beloit. The first two times the course was taught the dances were performed in the Beloit School District and the Turner School District, respectively.

T’ai, whose concept for the Repertory Dance Company grew out of her own experience participating in a touring dance company in her early days, doesn’t think of herself as the teacher of the Repertory Dance Company though.

"I consider myself a facilitator because we're all going into this together,” said T'ai, pictured below. “I set up structure and assignments, but they are really driving."

Before the Chicago performance, see Beloit’s dancers in action at the annual Chelonia Dance Concert directed this year by T’ai. The performances take place this Thursday-Sunday (Feb. 6-Feb. 9) in the Neese Theatre. Click here for more information.

Gina T'ai