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Humans of Beloit: Josh Moore

January 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

Josh Moore is associate director in the Office of International Education. In this Humans of Beloit, learn what game show Josh would win due to his long arms, hear the song he would dance to for the rest of his life and, of course, if he considers a hot dog a sandwich.


Q:What is your philosophy toward your work? Tell me about your day-to-day work at the college?

A: I would say that I am an educator-administrator who tries to frame learning experiences for students to learn on their own. My work varies every day, but I work in various ways to help students expand their educations through study abroad, experiential learning, and campus events. With others in my office, I work on the outreach to student study abroad opportunities, as well as on advising, orientation, logistics, and return activities with students. I also serve the Weissberg Program in Human Rights, administering the student development opportunities, supporting visiting speakers, and writing reports to the supporting donors.

Q:  What game show would you win and why?

A: Wheel of fortune. Because I have long arms. (And I am good at solving word puzzles.)

Q: What movies make you cry the hardest and laugh the hardest?

A: “Babe” for both. (Yeah, that’s right.) We watch it every holiday season. Still gets me.  

Q: If you could only dance to one song for the rest of your life, what would that song be?

A: Tabou Ley Rochereau’s Ibeba.

Q: What is your favorite part about working at Beloit College?

A: Being in an environment where I can contribute to the growth of others and also can learn and grow myself.

Q: . What three words would describe you as a 13-year-old and if one of them is not awkward how did you do it?

A: Awkward, for sure. Aloof. Adventuresome.

Q: How would your best friend describe you?

A: Pensive, compassionate, and corny.

Q: Would you consider a hot dog a sandwich?

A: No. I guess it’s a sideways sandwich. It’s closer to the pita or gyro. Are those sandwiches?

Q. Where’s your favorite place on campus?

A: The mounds in front of Middle College.

Q. What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told yourself?

A: That I could re-roof our family friends’ house by myself when I was 23. Didn’t end well, but could have been much, much worse.