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cable-access channel—Beloit Access Television, located in the CELEB facility on Grand Avenue.

Campbell Hall—built in 1854 and originally called North College. See appendix.

Campbell Plaza—this is the formal name of the quadrangle in front of Middle College; reference to Red Square should be avoided in publications.

Campus and Community Outreach Center (CCOC)—a.k.a. Outreach Center, located in the Liberal Arts in Practice Center at the corner of College and Emerson Streets, it connects the campus to the community through community service projects. see appendix.

campus centersee Pearsons Hall and appendix.

CAP—acronym for comprehensive academic plan. In fall 2006, the name was changed to My Academic Plan (MAP). The new name pertains to students from the class of 2010 and onward.

capitalization—for years, Beloit College style capitalized any reference to the college, but in 2010, that practice changed to lower-case the word college when it stands alone, even when it refers to Beloit College. However, names of professorships, buildings, particular offices, rooms with names, specific programs (such as the Spiritual Life Program) and most Beloit College-specific events and programming (such as Beloiter Fund, Reunion Weekend, Spring Day, Student Symposium, Commencement) are capitalized. In prose, do not capitalize names of academic departments/programs. Formal names of committees and clubs should be capitalized (casual and abbreviated names should be in lower case). See also: individual listings, colon, and headlines.

captions—identify people in photos using these guidelines: With few people, insert (left), (right), (center) into sentence, using parentheses. With many people, it works best to say (from left) or (front row, from left). Then, subsequent rows need not indicate direction, since a pattern has been established. Try to avoid making the explanatory notes part of the sentence—keep them in parentheses.

Career Services—formerly known as Field and Career Services. The office is part of the Liberal Arts in Practice Center.


CCOC—see Campus and Community Outreach Center; a.k.a. Outreach Center.

CD—no periods when used for compact disk or certificate of deposit.

CD-ROM—note use of hyphen and all caps (acronym for read-only memory).

CELEB—the Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education at Beloit, located at 437-439 E. Grand Ave., contains physical space and resources from which students can launch ventures of their own design. The center contains the student Ventures Lab, funded by the Coleman Foundation, and the Myers Institute for the Art of Business and the Business of Art, funded by David Myers'49, which features Gallery ABBA, an art gallery run by students. CELEB also features a recording studio and computerized suites for film and video editing, sound editing and effects, musical composition, computer-generated art and Beloit Access Television, a cable access television station. The WISE ("What is Social Excellence?") foundation is a unit of CELEB.

centennialsee anniversaries.

Center for Language Studies (CLS)—Beloit's summertime intensive language program offers instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian and operates through the college's Office of Summer Programs.

Center for the Liberal Arts in Practice—houses the office for Community-Based Learning, the Office of Career Services, and the Campus and Community Outreach Center in the building formerly known as Field and Career Services.

Center for the Sciences—Opened in the fall of 2008, the center is home to the biology, chemistry, geology, math and computer science, physics and astronomy and psychology departments; interdisciplinary programs in bio-chemistry, cognitive science, environmental studies, health and society; and the Center for Language Studies program in the summer. The center contains labs, classrooms, common areas, student and faculty offices, the 60-seat Porter Brown Auditorium (room 150), and the Keefer Kang Conference Room, which offers international video-conferencing capabilities. It is a 116,000 square-foot four-story building featuring a four-story atrium, vegetated roof, high recycled/reused content, water conservation features, natural landscaping, a rain garden, and other sustainable features. The building also has advanced technological features that allow students to conduct research on how it uses energy. It won a Design Excellence Honor Award in 2009 from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and LEED certification at the platinum (the highest) level. See LEED entry.

century—generally, do not capitalize it (the 19th century or 19th-century architecture), except when part of a proper name or title (Century 21 Realty; Life of the 21st Century by John Smith). Only hyphenate when the word century forms a compound modifier. Avoid Microsoft Word's occasional superscripting of the suffix (e.g., not 21st century, but 21st century).

chair—Beloit's board of trustees and academic departments have a chair, not a chairman. Use chair to avoid gender bias. (Note that some exceptions may exist whereby a person's official title is chairman or chairwoman.)

chairs, endowed—chair and professorship are generally interchangeable; chair and professor are not. A professor who holds the chair IN a discipline should be referred to as the professor OF the discipline, keeping the name of the chair capitalized, even in shortened, casual references: John Smith, Hales Family Distinguished Professor of Ethics, led the discussion, or John Smith is the Hales Family Distinguished Professor of Ethics or John Smith is the Hales Professor or John Smith holds the Hales Chair in Ethics.

Beloit's 25 chairs, as of Oct. 2016:

Allen-Bradley Chair in Economics

Brannon-Ballard Chair in Sociology (the person's title is Brannon-Ballard Junior Chair in Sociology)

Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship

George Russell Corlis Chair in History

Dobson Endowed Professorship in Physics

William S. Godfrey Chair in Anthropology

Hales Family Chair in Ethics

Ralph C. Huffer Professorship in Mathematics and Astronomy

Gayle and William Keefer Chair in the Humanities

Kohnstamm Chair in Chemistry

James E. Lockwood, Jr. Director of the Logan Museum

The Lois and Willard Mackey Chair in Creative Writing

Manger Family Chair in International Relations

Mead Family Chair in the Sciences

Harry C. Moore Chair in Modern Languages

Mouat Family Chair in International Studies (there are two such chairs for junior faculty. The holder's title is Mouat Junior Professor of International Studies)

Elbert H. Neese Professorship in Economics

Dr. Richard K. and Gloria I. Nystrom Fine Arts Professorial Chair in Art History

George S. Parker II Endowed Chair in Art History

Martha Peterson Chair for Distinguished Faculty Service

Robert H. and Jane Solem Chair in the Natural Sciences

Shogren Family Conductorship

Weeks Chair in Physical and Human Geography

Thomas F. White Chair in Computer Sciences

Edwin F. Wilde, Jr. Distinguished Service Professorship.

chairholders—people appointed to chairs or professorships are called professors, not chairs

Chamberlin Hall—formerly the science center, the building was deconstructed in 2008.

Chamberlin Springs
—50-acre tract of woodland northwest of the city; used as a research and recreational area. See appendix.

Chanukah—use Hanukkah instead.

chapel—capitalize only when using its proper name: Eaton Chapel.

Chapin Hall—residence hall featuring Commons, which is the student dining hall; BELWAH is painted on the roof; Presidents Lounge and 24-hour computer lab are housed here. See appendix.

Chapin House—use President's House instead.

chartersee religious affiliation.

Charter Daysee Founders Day.

C-Haus—common reference to the Coughy Haus, a student night spot (first floor welcomes all ages; lower level is a pub). see appendix.

Chelonia Dance Company / Chelonia dance concert (or simply Chelonia)—held each spring; showcases choreography and dance talents of students, many of whom are pursuing other majors.

Chelonian Society—Formerly known as the Chapin Society, this is the umbrella name for Beloit's gift club of donors who support the college with $2,500 or more  annually. It includes levels of membership determined by the amount of annual support. As of 2012, gift levels include: The Walter S. Haven Circle (gifts of $2,500-$4,900); The Marjorie Brown Leff'33 Circle ($5,000-$9,999); The Laurence Ousley Circle ($10,000-$24,999); The Harry C. Moore Circle ($25,000+). See individual entries for information on the namesakes.

ChemLinks Coalition—now expired, the ChemLinks Coalition was formerly a consortium of leading liberal arts colleges and research universities directed by Beloit chemistry professor Brock Spencer to develop modular course materials that changed the way students learned chemistry and increased scientific literacy among chemistry majors, members of groups traditionally underrepresented in science, non-science majors, those taking chemistry as a supporting course, and participants in teacher-preparation programs. (Program dates: 1994-2004)

Cities in Transition—a program designed to help students studying abroad in select cities to fully engage in the experience. Projects involve the study of change in urban environments. As of the 2010-11 academic year, Beloit had Cities in Transition programs in Kaifeng and Jinan, China; Dakar, Senegal; Quito, Ecuador; and Moscow, Russia.

city of _____—in prose, do not capitalize "city."

class cups--Beloit has two class cups that are awarded at Reunion each year. The Class of 1909 Cup goes to the class with the highest attendance. The Class of 1908 Cup goes to the class with the highest percentage of classmates in attendance.

classes—in prose, do not capitalize, even when referring to specific classes. (Examples: the class of 1989, or class of '89; 50th reunion class); see also alumni, class years.

CLSsee Center for Language Studies.

Classic. Daring. Life-Changing.—the name of Beloit College's five-year $100 million comprehensive fund-raising campaign. Note the periods and single space that exist between each word. Always italicize. If the word 'campaign' follows the proper title, put it in lower case. The campaign was launched in April, 2006.

coach—generally, this is an occupational description and not a formal title. However, when it is used as a courtesy title on subsequent reference, it should be capitalized. See titles.

co-curricular—use this instead of extracurricular when talking about campus living and learning activities.

Codex—former name of the Beloit yearbook, now called the Gold.

college—do not capitalize in isolation when referring specifically to Beloit College. (Example: The college has two fine museums.)

College colors—blue and gold

For printed publications that utilize the College's official College colors:

PMS 295, also known as "Beloit Blue." A brighter blue—PMS 294, also known as "Liberty Blue"—may also be used.
Gold: PMS 131

College Park Historic District—includes Beloit College and its residential neighborhood to the east.

colon—capitalize the first letter after a colon if the clause that follows forms a complete sentence. Exceptions: titles of papers, articles, chapters, and books, where the first word after colons will always be capitalized. Colons will usually go outside of quotation marks, but depend on their use.

Commencement—capitalize when referring specifically to Beloit College's graduation ceremony.

commas—materials for Beloit College constituencies should follow the academic and other style guidelines below. Commas (and periods) always go inside quotation marks.

ITEMS IN A SERIES: Use a comma before the last item in a series. (Examples: We colored it red, gold, and blue. They evaluated professors of chemistry, geology, and mathematics and computer science. The grant will fund six faculty seminars, a series on prominent policymakers in international relations, and the development of a self-instructional language program.)
For press releases, however, the general rule is to avoid commas when possible: before "and" in a series, unless needed for clarity; before "Jr.," "Sr." and "III," etc. in people's names, and before "Inc.," "Ltd.," etc. in company names.
class years: No commas (or spaces) are needed to separate a name from a class-year designation. (Example: John Doe'58 gave a presentation.)
DATES: When using more than one identifier for a date, use commas to separate days, dates, and years. Note that a month alone (no date) does not need a comma between it and the year. (Examples: His presentation on Saturday, Jan. 14, was most informative. The event was held in January 1997. We set the next meeting for July 14, 1997, in Tampa.)
CITY/STATE: Use pairs of commas to separate cities from states. (Examples: John Smith of St. Paul, Minn., won the award. The award winners include Bea Baylor, Beloit, Wis.; Jenny Jones, Fort Smith, Ark.; Sam Smith, Rockford, Ill.; and Wayne World, Portland, Ore. The Minnesota band is here. The St. Paul, Minn., band is here.)
NUMBERS: Use a comma for most four-digit figures that reflect an actual count of things such as money and people (1,345 applicants). Exceptions include street addresses, broadcast frequencies, room numbers, serial numbers, and calendar years.
ENDINGS ON PERSONAL and BUSINESS NAMES: Use commas before Sr., Jr., III, Inc., Ltd., etc., except when writing for the press.

Commons—the student dining hall, located in Chapin Hall. See appendix.

Communications and Marketing, Office of—formerly the Office of Public Affairs.

Community-Based Learning Center--the department within the Liberal Arts in Practice Center that focuses on building partnerships that lead to hands-on learning opportunities for students while also benefiting organizations in the community.

company—generally, capitalize and abbreviate (Co.) when part of a company's name, but exceptions may be made.

composition titlessee titles.

comprehensive academic plan—abbreviated as CAP. As of fall 2006, this was changed to "My Academic Plan" (MAP).

convocation—generally, use lower case in prose (ex: fall convocation). The College has several convocations each year. See also Honors Day convocation.

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corporate officers—different from senior staff, this group is elected by the board of trustees and includes: the college president, the provost, the dean of students, the three vice presidents, and the secretary of the college.

corporation—generally, capitalize and abbreviate (Corp.) when part of a company's official title, but exceptions may be made.

Coughy Haus (C-Haus)—student pub on campus. See appendix.

Counseling Center—in Porter Hall. See appendix.

course load

course titlessee titles.

courtesy titlessee titles, subsequent reference.

Scott Crom Visiting Philosopher--formerly known as the Selzer Visiting Philosopher, this program brings distinguished and influential philosophers to campus for two days of talks, discussions, and classroom visits. The Selzer program was established in 2010. It underwent the name change in 2014 to honor the late Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Scott Crom, who served on Beloit's faculty from 1954 to 1993.  

Curriculum Oversight and Administration committee—widely known as COA, this committee within Academic Senate oversees existing academic programs and advises the provost on matters pertaining to academic administration.