After setting a new record for applications and drawing the largest incoming class in more than 40 years to the college this past fall, Beloit is showing early signs of a consecutive record-breaking enrollment year.
Women’s soccer at Beloit signed a significant new member to its team in February. Six-year-old Isla Lentz of nearby Rockton, Ill., who is battling cystic fibrosis, officially joined the team at a signing ceremony in the Sports Center Feb. 24.
Alumni returning for Reunion this year will find a couple of new eateries in downtown Beloit inside the vibrant four-story Phoenix Building in the 400 block of East Grand Avenue, just west of the college bookstore.
Charles Culver, the college’s first physics professor in what was then an emerging academic field, transmitted the first long-distance radio signals in the state of Wisconsin from Beloit’s campus in 1908.
For his Field Term, photographer Richard Rounds’72 documented the Field Terms of fellow students, leaving behind a trove of spectacular black-and-white photos from the era, now in College Archives. Susan Beebe’72, left, and Barbara Beck’70 posed for Rounds in San Francisco during the late 1960s.