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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: Archaeological society, curators’ consortium make use of museums

April 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

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The Beloit College museums’ principal audience is the Beloit College community, but the museums also maintain broad connections in the stateline area with avocational and professional groups sharing interests in archaeology and museology. Last week two of our affinity partners, the Three Rivers Archaeological Society and the Casual Consortium of Curators, visited campus for meetings.

The Three Rivers Archaeological Society is a group of stateline archaeology enthusiasts, both avocational and professional, that meets monthly and rotates between the Beloit Public Library, Macktown Living History in Rockton, and the Logan Museum. TRAS is a chapter of both the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology and the Wisconsin Archaeological Society. Last Monday the group met to hear about the Logan Museum’s fieldwork in Africa between 1925 and 1930. In 1925, assistant curator Alonzo Pond traveled across the Sahara Desert of Algeria from north to south in a motorized caravan. He collected objects from Tuareg and Berber people he met along the way. In subsequent years, Pond conducted archaeological fieldwork at sites across northern Algeria. TRAS saw a short presentation by Logan curator of exhibits and education Dan Bartlett about Pond’s work and watched excerpts from motion picture film taken during the 1925 Saharan expedition. Then the TRAS group moved into the Logan lab to examine ethnographic and archaeological material collected by Pond’s teams. The Beloit College Digital Collections feature photos and objects from the Logan’s African Expeditions.

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The Casual Consortium of Curators is a group of volunteer and professional museum folks who gather quarterly to share information on what’s happening in the Stateline area’s cultural and natural heritage sites. CCC participants learn from each other’s expertise. The group started their meeting on Wednesday with a tour of the Wright Museum of Art with Joy Beckman. This was followed by a presentation by Dan Bartlett titled “The Picture on the Puzzle Box” on the merits and process of institutional interpretive planning.

By hosting TRAS and CCC meetings, Beloit College’s museums support regional museum professionals, archaeologists, and enthusiasts, introduce them to college resources, and expand opportunities for our students.