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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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Duffy Colloquium examines community through art

April 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm

For nearly a decade, the annual spring Duffy Colloquium has brought guest presenters to the college that embody The Duffy Community Partnerships and the Leadership Initiative spirit—“hands on, heads engaged.”  The Duffy is a tradition at Beloit, and hundreds of students have been placed in internships around the town of Beloit through the program.

It’s an event that’s meant to “bring together the campus and community to discuss the question ‘What makes a good society?’” says Director of Community-Based Learning Carol Wickersham. This year’s speakers, Amy Horst and Paul Notzold, will explore that question through the lens of community art. Horst is the deputy director of programming for the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wis.; Notzold is a new media artist and designer whose work often contains an interactive element.

The two guest speakers will present “From Point A to Point B—Powered by Public Art,” at 8 p.m. Thursday (April 11) in Richardson Auditorium. Prior to the address, Notzold will produce an interactive, light-based interaction—weather-permitting—most likely in Pearsons Quad, around 7:30 p.m. Participants may be able to add to the piece via text message; check the college’s Twitter and Facebook accounts Thursday for up-to-date details.

Duffy art 

The JMKAC is co-sponsoring the spring colloquium this year, along with the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships, the Liberal Arts and Practice Center, and the sociology department. The event is free and open to the public.

About the speakers

Horst works closely with artists at the JMKAC, which aims to be a “catalyst for and explorer of new art forms and ideas that impact both artists and people.” 

Notzold’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally, and he has 14 years of design experience for clients like TIME magazine and the Obama campaign, in addition to time spent teaching at Parsons School of Design.