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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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Museum Mondays: Shrunken heads and crumbly swords in an investigation of objects

March 24, 2014 at 7:46 am

Most of us, whether we admit it or not, are captivated by the idea of shrunken heads. How did the Shuar people of Ecuador and Peru produce a palm-sized human head? Where did the heads come from? Were they trophies of war?

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A man’s face lies cold on a sidewalk, blood running from an invisible wound. It’s a black and white photograph, so the blood is perceptible as shades of gray. Is he dead? Was he murdered? Why would someone capture such an image?

What does a crumbly metal sword have to say? Thousands of years of burial have erased the fine detail, sharp edges, and decorative hilt. Imagine forging iron for the first time. Its creator had mastered bronze, but bronze requires less heat to forge than iron.

Five mandibles are bound to a gourd calabash from Cameroon. These are genuine human mandibles. Why are they attached to a vessel used to consume wine? How did these individuals meet their demise?

The French artist George Rouault made prints that reflected the duality of human freedom and suffering. Clowns featured prominently in Rouault’s work from the early 1900s. How did Rouault use clowns to reflect the human condition?

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If you had no written language and wanted to record your community’s history, how might you do this? The Kanak people of New Caledonia used bamboo tubes as their “paper” and incised detailed images and designs to record stories about colonial contact. What do the pictographs tell us?

Waka means rootstock in the Fijian language. But a war club made from the rootstock of a young tree is not just a weapon, it’s a manifestation of power or mana. From where does this power come?

Do inquiring minds want to learn more? The new exhibit on the second floor of the Logan Museum, Object Investigations 2014, will reveal the answers to these questions and showcase the results of original research by students in Nicolette Meister’s Introduction to Collections Management class.

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