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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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Spring production of Hay Fever debuts tonight

April 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm

If the Bliss family invites you away for a summer weekend in the country, the getaway might actually be anything but blissful. So goes the storyline of Hay Fever by Noel Coward, directed at Beloit College by visiting professor David Marcia. The production premieres tonight (Thursday).

Hay Fever 

Hay Fever is a comedy about sex, art, theatre, and other assorted examples of misbehavior,” Marcia says.

When each of the four members of the (“ironically named,” according to cast member Reid Libby’16) Bliss family invites a guest to spend a weekend in the family’s country house in the hopes of getting some romantic action, they’re in for an unfortunate surprise. None of the family members communicate their plans, and inevitably the Bliss family has neither the patience nor the room to accommodate the guests as chaos, hilarity, and debauchery ensue.

Hay Fever actor Cheyenne Kern’16 encourages Beloiters to come out and see the cast’s mastery of the British accent. Beyond that, “The set is awesome, the costumes are fantastic, and the play is hilarious. We’ve worked really hard,” she says. “Also, David [Marcia] is a great director and knows how to bring out the best performances in people.” 

Libby says the production might be more modern than some theatre-goers are anticipating. “Whether Noel Coward or our own David Marcia is to blame, I’m not sure, but I feel you ought to know that there's a lot more 'sexy' in this English comedy from the 1920s than you might suspect,” Libby says.

Marcia is currently covering for Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Amy Sarno while she is on sabbatical. For each of the semesters he is here at Beloit (spring-fall 2013), he will teach two classes and direct one production. He brings a wealth of experience to the table—he has directed plays off-Broadway, regionally, and at the university level, and the last three plays he has written were finalists or semi-finalists at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Playwrights Conference.

Hay Fever premieres tonight (Thursday, April 18) at 8 p.m. in the Neese Theatre. Admission is $8.50 ($5 for seniors; $4 for students). Performances will also take place April 19-20 and next week, April 25-27, all at 8 p.m.

For tickets, call the box office at: 608-363-2755.