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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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Meet Tess Childress, who wants an in with the Anthro House

March 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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Name: Tess Childress’14.

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Major/minor: Creative writing.

What brought me to Beloit: As a sophomore in high school exploring a college fair just for fun, then-admissions counselor Bryan Gould complimented the Spiderman temporary tattoo I’d forgotten was on my cheek. I think from that moment I just knew.

My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: The Beloit Fiction Journal workshop. I think it’s essential for English majors; I learned so much about how to know what good writing is (even if I don’t like it), how to express my thoughts eloquently enough to persuade the editors who disagree, and how to format and put together a book. Plus, when it’s all over, you have a physical manifestation of all the work you’ve done, which is so satisfying and something you don’t always get from a class.

You may have seen me: in the library or in Java Joint, with my legs folded up to my chest, my hair in my face, and a gluten-free wrap in one hand, a cup of coffee in the other, reading a book or an article on Buzzfeed.

The best book I’ve read at Beloit: The one I’m reading right now is pretty good! Stay Awake, a collection of short stories by Dan Chaon. The stories are about eerie happenings, how our minds try to make sense of seemingly unconnected life events, how we reconcile the fact that we don’t have as much control over our lives as we pretend we do.

What are you working on? Short stories about young women coming of age, how the past entangles itself with the present and dreams entangle themselves with reality, set in different neighborhoods in Saint Louis.

What’s on your desert island jukebox? David Bowie, Sufjan Stevens, and Francoise Hardy. And Justin Timberlake.

What’s on your Beloit College bucket list? To get published. Or at least to go inside Anthro House.

Any advice? Most of the things we worry about never happen.

What gets you up in the morning? “Dancing on my Own” by Robyn.

Who are your heroes? Flannery O’Connor, Chris Fink, and my entire Irish Catholic family.

Proudest moment? Most recently, the BFJ gala. Holding a physical copy of hard work and getting to share stories from it with friends and professors was a big moment for me.

What’s your karaoke standard? “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

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