April 29 - May 5

Record-setting home run

Fifth-year senior Brett Kiger'23 swings at bat.Fifth-year senior DH Brett Kiger’23 blasts a home run to smash the Midwest Conference career home run record.

Hello Beloiters!

It’s a big week for Beloiters. In the next few days, we will make some announcements about key partnerships in the region to further your opportunities. Stay tuned.

Renovations beginning to improve food infrastructure

As you look to finish the semester strong, we want to remind you of some exciting building and dining projects that will start in the next few days, all designed to improve your quality of life here on campus.

At the top of the list is improving our food infrastructure, giving Bon Appetit the tools they need to produce a consistently high-quality food and meal plan. By the time you return in the fall, DKs in Pearsons will offer breakfast and lunch with a combination of fresh and grab-and-go options. To be ready for next year some of the work will begin immediately.

Students, faculty, and staff will still have access to the Smart Mart machines. There will still be a limited number of tables and chairs available primarily in the front of the room. The space under the overhang will be used for equipment being moved in and out of the kitchen space in DK’s.  The bulk of the space will still be available for grabbing snacks and drinks and studying, including being a late-night study hub for finals. We’re keeping the disruption down to the minimum.

Next, we are expanding Hamiltons at the Powerhouse, which will serve as the college’s new all-you-care-to-eat café beginning in January 2025. In the interim, Commons will continue to serve our community until the expanded service at The Powerhouse is completed.

And on the residence hall side, we are beginning the complete renovation of Whitney Hall. Construction begins as soon as students move home so that the work will be complete in time for fall semester. We’re including new bathrooms, tile floors, lighting, ceiling tile, heating and cooling systems, floors, kitchens, and study rooms. We continue to plan for future residence hall renovations.

Seniors: tell us your plans

The Alumni Office is asking all seniors to complete the Class of 2024 Alumni Association Survey. The information you provide helps us keep you connected with opportunities, identify affinity reunions, and to alert you to networking events in your new area.

You are joining a network of over 18,000 alumni; welcome to the family!

Prepare for the Fulbright Program

Students are encouraged to apply to the US Fulbright 2025-2026 Fellowship Competition. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the program offers opportunities in all academic disciplines to graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds.

Grants start in fall of 2025, but applications are due in fall of 2024. The program is highly competitive, and applications will take time, so best to start now.

Two kinds of awards are available:

  • Study/Research Awards, through which applicants can propose their own independent study/research projects, or, in some countries, can propose to enroll in a graduate program.
  • English Teaching Assistant Awards, which place grantees in educational centers overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a fluent speaker presence in classrooms.

To get started:

Sports recap

Fifth year designated hitter Brett Kiger’23 smashed two home runs over the weekend to break the Midwest Conference career home run record. Kiger launched his 43 rd career home run in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday against Monmouth College to get the record. He then blasted his 44 th and 16 th of the year, to break his own single-season record of 15 he set last year.

  • Women’s lacrosse earned a spot in the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference for the second time in program history with a 13-2 win on Senior Day. The third-seeded Bucs will take on the two seed Edgewood College at a 7 p.m. Tuesday away game. 
  • Men’s lacrosse wrapped up their season going 1-1 on the week. The team picked up their first conference win against Concordia University of Chicago, 22-5.
  • Baseball lost a pair of midweek Midwest Conference games against the conference-leading Lawrence University Vikings. They then took two wins Saturday from Monmouth College. The team plays Monmouth at home at 3:30 p.m. today to conclude the series. 
  • Softball went 1-3 on the week, taking a midweek non-conference game from Carroll University, before losing two to the conference-leading Lake Forest College. The Bucs will host Monmouth College on Senior Day, Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 
  • Track and Field competed in the Green Knight Invite over the weekend. The men’s team had a podium finish, finishing second of nine teams overall. The women’s team finished fourth overall.


“Why let anything trouble ‘you’?”

Author Kaori Fujino reads excerpts from her novella Nails and Eyes while translator Kendall Heitzman reads along.

Kaori Fujino’s visit to campus to read excerpts from her award-winning novella “Nails and Eyes” was just one of many opportunities for Japanese language students to interact with Japanese authors during the spring 2024 semester.

Learning outside the classroom

Dr. Gana Ndiaye and Logan Museum Assistant Curator Leeann Ream touring the Pilsen Neighborhood with students from ANTH 275 Global Cities.

Beloit College students from three departments and involved in the Curating & Communicating Channel visited the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pilsen Neighborhood (Lower West side) as part of their coursework.

Upcoming Events


End of semester shuttles

Shuttles to Fasmart will be available May 7 and 8. Please sign-up for a time if you need a shuttle. Plan to meet the shuttle driver at the Wall.

Esports Survey

If you love playing or spectating esports and games, or if you want to represent Beloit as an esports athlete, please fill out this short survey! Responses will be accepted through May 1.

Student satisfaction survey

Students have until May 5 to answer the HEDS Student Satisfaction Survey, which asks for student input about their college experience. Students can respond to the survey by clicking the individualized link they received by email from BeloitCollege@hedsconsortium.org.

For Beloiters

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