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.more
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International Collaboration Leads to New Acquisitions
After a journey from Ilebo to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Antwerp, Belgium, four amazing Shoowa raffia design cloths recently arrived at the Logan Museum.more
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.
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.more
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.more
Revitalizing Rural Japan
Mizuki Matsui’20 is helping to revitalize the ancient city of Shiroishi in Northern Japan through the power of tourism.more
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.
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.more
A gathering place
Beloit’s Black students will now have a larger space to gather on campus.more
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.more
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.more