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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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Museum Mondays: Students burst the bubble, help out

April 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Can Beloit College students fulfill course requirements by rummaging through an antique mall? Or by helping a historical society preserve its treasures? Yes! Here’s how.

Beloit’s museum studies program provides experiential opportunities of many kinds. This semester, Nicolette Meister’s Introduction to Collections Management course is engaging the skills, creativity, and energy of its students to acquire needed objects locally for the Logan Museum’s educational collection. The same students are also assisting the Beloit Historical Society with its collections storage needs.

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The class (above) arrived at Angela’s Attic, a South Beloit antique mall, prepared with seven specific acquisition criteria and a spending maximum of $10 per student. The College’s museums have specialized collections used in hands-on programs, such as postcards and photographs—just the kinds of things that fill antique malls. At Angela’s Attic, students selected objects that met the acquisition criteria, defended their intended purchases, and voted on-site whether to acquire them. Back on campus, the students registered the newly purchased objects into the museums’ collections.

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Many Beloit College students have been interning and volunteering at the Beloit Historical Society. This year, after visiting and learning about the Society’s needs, the Introduction to Collections Management students built archival storage boxes for important objects and physically rehoused the objects to improve preservation. Flags, shoes, and hats were among the artifacts the students worked with. The students worked hard and learned a lot in this service-learning project about the realities and challenges facing small museums.

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