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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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Venture and International Education grants lead to creation of interactive Australian maps (pics)

July 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

There are many ways to document a summer project or a fantastic travel experience, but Sarah Pipal’16 and Allison Vance’16 are creating maps. Interactive maps.

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The geology majors received International Education Grants and Venture Grants to hike through national parks and trails near Melbourne, Australia, for three weeks and are using ArcGIS (geographic information systems) to present their findings.

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“Our projects are a bit different, but there's a lot of overlap as we will both be making interactive maps with ArcGIS at the end,” Vance says. “Sarah's focuses on the effects of bushfire and drought on visitation to geologic sites of interest as well as damage to the parks' land and bushfire management techniques. My project looks at the same geologic sites of interest as examples of specific past geologic activity.”

In laymen’s terms? “Basically I'm creating a geologic map that organizes the surface rocks of the parks and trails we visit into chronological order,” Vance says.

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As of last week, the Beloiters had made it to half the parks they planned to visit, including Hanging Rock, Trentham Falls, and Organ Pipes.

Want to see more? “We've be photographing the rocks and surrounding forests and we've been constantly updating our prototype maps which can be found on,“ Vance adds.