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Aerial view of the Beloit College Powerhouse

Beloit Powerhouse earns statewide recognition

The Beloit Powerhouse won two awards for Best Public-Private Partnership and Best Adaptive Reuse Project at the Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony this month. The ceremony is hosted by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). According to a press release, the ceremony recognizes Wisconsin Main Street volunteers and staff for their historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts of communities in Wisconsin in 2020.

Celia Edwards, an exchange student from York University in England, and her faculty sponsor, Nicolette Meister.

International Collaboration Leads to New Acquisitions

A view from the rooftop of the Sanger Center for the Sciences shows a park-like Beloit College campus.

Beloit wins Energy Efficiency Excellence Award

Beloit College was among the 2021 award winners for the “Energy Efficiency Excellence.”

The Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards recognize business participants of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resources program, who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to reducing energy waste by implementing energy-saving upgrades in their facilities and operations.

“I am proud to recognize each of these recipients for their commitment to drive down Wisconsin’s carbon emissions and increase our annual energy savings,” said PSC Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq. in a press release. 

Overview of the USFQ/Beloit English/Spanish COIL collaboration

International Friday: Collaborative Online Learning

During the first mod of the spring 2021 semester, Gabriela Cerghedean and Robin Zebrowski took up an invitation from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador, to partner with a USFQ faculty member in teaching one of their courses. USFQ had shared a list of potential faculty partners and courses. Both leapt at the opportunity, in order to give students in SPAN 105, Elementary Spanish II, and COGS 260, Cyborg Brains & Hybrid Minds, a chance to learn with students located in another country.


Hispanic Cultures, Human Rights, and Careers

Alumnae visit Professor Sylvia López’s “Human Rights and Hispanic Cultures” to talk about pursuing  fulfilling careers and living impactful lives after Beloit.

Mizuki Matsui’20 next to the Buddhist head priest, Mr. Aso Taishun

Revitalizing Rural Japan

Mizuki Matsui’20 is helping to revitalize the ancient city of Shiroishi in Northern Japan through the power of tourism.

Associate Professor of Cognitive Science Robin Zebrowski was recently featured in two pieces of content for her research on technology and algorithms.

Taking the bias out of technology

Associate Professor of Cognitive Science Robin Zebrowski was recently featured on the podcast Innovations in the Workplace discussing the process of building unbiased algorithms.

She also recently published a chapter on the impact of technology in the new book, Philosophy for Girls. 

Professor of Critical Identity Studies Catherine Orr teaches a class in Morse Ingersoll Hall.

COVID and the working woman’s invisible crisis

In honor of Women’s History Month, Professor of Critical Identity Studies Catherine Orr spoke with Vogueand USA Todayabout the resilience of women during the pandemic.

Grace Ousley (1904) was the first African-American woman to graduate from Beloit College only nine years after the college opened its doors to women.

A gathering place

Beloit’s Black students will now have a larger space to gather on campus.

Tori Key’03

Beloit welcomes new trustees during winter session

At its winter meeting in February, the Beloit College board of trustees introduced seven new members. All of them are alumni.  

Beloit’s newly outfitted and relocated Career and Community Engagement Center is the hub for students planning their futures.

First Career Accelerator ‘a thundering success’

With the spring semester delayed, Beloit created a robust two-week program of workshops, panels, and networking that engaged students in planning for their futures. This wildly successful event could not have happened without alumni participation. 


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