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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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Mellon Foundation awards Beloit $50,000 grant for social identity program

December 19, 2013 at 7:25 am

 

Beloit has received a $50,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit its new Critical Engagement of Social Identities program through December 2014.  

The grant will support a series of faculty development seminars as well as pilot projects that advance teaching, research, and advising through the lens of social identity. Recognizing the importance of identity, the Beloit College curriculum requires that students complete at least one course designed to increase awareness of their own political, social, and cultural locations.

In the spring of 2014, the first social identities faculty seminar will aim to build a cohort of individuals confident in engaging social identity in a variety of learning environments from traditional classrooms to co-curricular programming and from internship sites to advising.

Meanwhile, the pilot projects will take place in the spring and fall semesters. Among the goals of these new courses or course modules is to promote significant shifts in Beloit’s culture and practices in relation to diversity and intercultural engagement.

Upon completion of the spring 2014 semester, the first pilot project participants will write short, reflective reports on their experiences and lessons learned, and they may also participate in a second social identities faculty development seminar to be held in fall 2014 that will serve as an outcome-oriented study, reflection, and discussion of the project.

In addition, the group will disseminate seminar findings regarding effective advising and teaching practices in diverse learning environments and generate recommendations for future steps beyond the grant period.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Lisa Anderson-Levy and Professor of Critical Identity Studies Catherine Orr serve as co-directors of the Social Identities project.