- Sunday, May 17, 2015
One of Beloit College’s earliest and best-known buildings is returning to the college thanks to the generosity of two local donors. Emerson Hall, built in 1897 as the women’s dormitory, will be renovated in the coming year and reopened as a residence hall in the fall of 2016, the college announced today as a part of its 2015 commencement exercises.
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
More than 300 graduates will cross the commencement stage on Sunday at Beloit College. After hearing from artist, educator and intellectual Favianna Rodriguez (more on this year’s commencement speaker is available here), families and graduates will look on as three longtime members of the college faculty retire: Jack Street, a professor of modern languages and literatures for the last 54 years; Jeff Adams, Allen-Bradley Professor of Economics, and Rama Viswanathan, professor of chemistry and computer science.
- Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Beloit College’s Education Department recognized the professional contributions of a local teacher at an awards tea sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Tim Vedra, fourth grade teacher at McLenegan Elementary School in Beloit, was recognized for his outstanding work with pre-service teachers.
- Monday, April 20, 2015
Beloit College is holding its first-ever giving day on Wednesday, April 22—a 24-hour effort aimed at mobilizing new and existing supporters to make a small gift aimed at the college’s annual fund. The college hopes to raise $22,000 that will go to supporting student scholarships, campus renovation projects, the senior class project, and more. (See the full listing here.)
- Thursday, April 9, 2015
Sara Goldrick-Rab, widely known for her research, articles, and activism on access to American higher education, will speak at Beloit College on Wednesday, April 15. Her talk, which is free of charge, will be held at 8 p.m. in the Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall.
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A new report released today by Beloit College shows that members of the Wisconsin college’s class of 2014 are already predominantly employed, enrolled in graduate programs, or doing full-time service work around the country and the world. According to the study completed by the college’s Liberal Arts in Practice Center, 94 percent of survey respondents were either engaged in full-time work, service or graduate programs within 6 months of their May 2014 graduation.
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Beloit College board of trustees approved the tenure and promotion of two faculty members during its spring meeting on Friday, Feb. 6. Kathryn Johnson and Diep Phan are both active scholars, celebrated teachers and advisers, as well as professors who have been highly involved on campus and in the Beloit community.
- Monday, February 2, 2015
Artist, educator and activist Favianna Rodriguez will be the speaker at Beloit College’s 165th commencement ceremony later this spring. In a letter to their classmates yesterday, Beloit’s senior class officers announced that Rodriguez had accepted their invitation to deliver the keynote address on Sunday, May 17, 2015 on the campus of Wisconsin’s oldest college.
Deep-sea Explorer and Conservationist to Receive 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer AwardThursday, January 29, 2015
Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, has been selected to receive the 2015 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award. A bioluminescence specialist, Widder is a world leader in helping to design and invent new submersible instrumentation and equipment for deep-sea observations. In 2012, her innovations led to the first recordings of the giant squid, Architeuthis, in its natural habitat. This discovery will be the highlight of her award presentation titled “The Kraken Revealed: The Story Behind Finding the Giant Squid,” scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Eaton Chapel on the Beloit College campus.
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Beloit College faculty and staff have organized a spring panel series titled #blacklivesmatterbeloit in response to the recent highly publicized shootings of unarmed black men nationally, subsequent grand jury decisions around those cases, and the resulting activism and protests that have taken place across the country. All three panels are free and open to the public. A kick-off panel is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 30 in Moore Lounge (second floor of Pearsons Hall) at 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Beloit College has received a record number of applications for its next entering class. In response to this interest, and to accommodate numerous requests for an extension, the Office of Admissions at Beloit is extending its priority application deadline from Jan. 15 to Feb. 1.
- Friday, January 16, 2015
A committee of Beloit College faculty, staff and students has just released an ambitious set of sustainability goals aimed at reducing the college’s energy and water consumption over the next three years while increasing the college’s overall recycling rate, native species plantings and more.