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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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Postcards: Fjord-jumping in Norway with Monica Norton’15

March 26, 2014 at 7:44 am

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Name: Monica Norton’15
Hometown:
Livingston, N.J.
Where are you studying abroad?
Sogndal, Norway.

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What is the most unexpected thing you have encountered so far during your off-campus study experience? The warm weather! While Beloit and my hometown have been pounded with snow this winter, Norway has been uncharacteristically warm and nearly snow-less at sea-level! The Norwegians are very envious of the States. While my family and friends have been thinking I would be roughing it this winter, they have actually been the ones roughing it. I find this very ironic since I am studying climate change here.

What is your favorite place in your host city/country? I love the mountains and fjords. I can start a hike a sea-level where it feels warm out, and once I reach the top of the mountain I am standing in 60 centimeters of snow. It is like I am changing climate zones just by increasing altitude.

What did you miss most from home/Beloit? I miss the quirks of Beloit, and the people, my friends. I miss playing soccer at Beloit (and calling it soccer). Milkshake Mondays. I miss things not being outrageously expensive.

What is the biggest difference between Beloit and your host city/university? Similarity? One of the biggest differences is the lack of diversity. There are only a handful of international students here, from only three or four countries,and I am the only American. Similarly to Beloit, students have good relationships with their professors. Everyone is on a first-name basis. There is a good support system.

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What has been your proudest/most exciting moment abroad? Fjord-jumping was very exciting and exhilarating; despite this warmer-than-usual winter, skiing here is greatly appreciated and for a good reason: it is amazing; the beautiful Northern Lights; going about the small city, Sogndal, and being able to get by without using English--just the few Norwegian phrases I know--is something I am proud of.

What is one song from your host country that you think everyone here should listen to? I think many people have already heard it: "What Does the Fox Say?" by Ylvis. It is a very important question to ponder.