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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’s three-part textbook project published (pic)

February 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Congratulations are in order to Professor of Biology Ken Yasukawa, whose years-long writing and editing project has finally come to fruition with the publication of three volumes of Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do. The textbooks, according to the publisher, cover “the breadth of the field, addressing causation, development, function, and evolution in a wide range of animals, from invertebrates to humans.”

Yasukawa wrote one chapter, “This Is How We Do It: The Scientific Study of Animal Behavior,” and edited all of the others, wrangling some 54 other authors to write other chapters.

“As is typical in such projects, there were times when I thought it would never happen,” Yasukawa says. “But, in the end, it all worked out.”

The book is unusual, also, in that it’s written for non-experts, Yasukawa explains.

“The approach taken in each chapter is that of Nobel Laureate Niko Tinbergen, who published a seminal paper in 1963 in which he described the four questions that animal behaviorists need to answer,” he says. “How is behavior caused?  How does behavior develop?  What is the function of behavior?  How has behavior evolved?”

Below, Professor Yasukawa with the volumes.


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