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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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Satellite library hours in the Science Center (pics)

February 27, 2014 at 7:28 am
By Karen Bauer’16

Meghan DowellStationed on the second floor landing of the Center for the Sciences, the new consulting librarian, Meghan Dowell, has created a satellite reference desk as a place where students who do not necessarily frequent the library can go to receive help on research projects.

As a new librarian at Beloit College, Dowell believes that this reference desk will be a good way to integrate herself into campus and meet new faculty and students.

“I am really passionate about letting students know that there is more out there than just Google,” Dowell says. “As a librarian, it is my job to aid students in discovering other sources for their research.”

Many students believe that they can find all of their sources for research projects on their own. Often times, however, sources that students find with no assistance can be tertiary, only covering surface level information about a topic. The librarians at the reference desk help to supply students with sources they may have never known existed. Librarians at the reference desk are able to connect researchers to databases that are specific to a topic,  help refine keywords enabling them to find more articles and books on a topic, and discover other resources that can not be accessed online.

Although the satellite reference desk has only been up for a week, Dowell has already received a lot of positive feedback from people passing by. Although she is now a noticeable figure in the Science Center, students are still hesitant to approach her with research questions. When asked what she wants students to know about this project, Dowell responded, “There is no such thing as a dumb research question.”

Dowell will be stationed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Science Center to assist in any student’s research.