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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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What do Buccaneers and Olympians have in common?

February 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm

What do Beloit athletes and the Olympic athletes currently competing in Sochi have in common?

Music for one, according to Director of Athletics and Recreation Peggy Carl.

Whether it’s rap, heavy metal, classical or another genre, music is the universal way athletes get into the zone before a performance.

“It helps athletes tune out the noise of the crowds and mentally focus on the task at hand,” said Carl, who served as the Logistics Coordinator for Swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., and as the Field of Play Chair for the 2004 USA Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Long Beach, Calif.   

All athletes, whether they are taking the world stage or competing in their college arena, also need confidence and encouragement to recover from a weak performance.

When athletes, particularly Olympic athletes, are only used to achieving, a weak performance or loss can be a foreign concept they don’t know how to process.

“Often it takes a coach, teammate, or sports psychologist to pull them out of what we call a funk,” Carl said.

Practice is also key to gaining confidence, Carl added, because it builds muscle memory.

The extreme degree to which Olympic athletes practice and train, however, is what separates them from other athletes. For example, while the latter may spend an hour a day in the gym, the former is in the gym three hours daily.

Though that intense level of commitment makes it impossible for everyday people to train like Olympic athletes, Carl said there is still much we can learn from them.

“We can learn there’s truth behind ‘never say quit’, and it’s not how you wipe out, but how you get up and carry on,” she said. “And we can learn how determination and sheer will can allow you to do things that are beautiful.”

Peggy carl