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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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‘A Love Supreme:’ Second lecture in series exploring Christianity

February 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Pearsons, Dr. JoAnne Marie Terrell will give a lecture titled, "A Love Supreme: The Historical Roots of Christian Exclusivism." In it, she will explore the historical antecedents of Christian exclusivism in relationship to ecumenical, interfaith, and postmodern contexts.

Terrell is the associate professor of ethics and theology at the Chicago Theological Seminary.

“My role as a teacher of ethics and theology is a way of honoring the activist spirit that characterizes my own, and my seminary’s, commitments,” she says. “I strive to maintain a connection between the Academy and the Church, primarily by bringing to bear critical reflection on my experiences in both places, questioning the relevance of each enterprise for people and their complicity in maintaining systems of oppression.”

She received both her M.Div. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (where her years of study overlapped with those of Bill Conover, director of the Spiritual Life Program here at Beloit). She is the author of Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African-American Experience and is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

As an African-American, Christian, and womanist rooted in the church, Terrell says she enjoys exploring the antecedents of her own faith claims. Her research interests include a focus on Christian origins and their potential for enhancing future developments in black, feminist, and womanist theologies on questions of doctrine. In addition, she enjoys studying the ancient testimonies and sacred texts of other cultures.

“My scholarly and ‘preacherly’ vocation is to bring insight from many, many sources to bear on the way I ‘do’ theology,” she explains. “Thus, I appreciate other peoples’ apprehensions of God as they, too, struggle to live in just societies and in spiritual communion.”