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  • More than 300 graduates to cross commencement stage on Sunday, May 17

    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.

  • Beloit College Education Department Recognizes Local Teacher and Educator

    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.

  • Beloit College's first-ever giving day aims to engage neighbors, alumni

    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.)

  • Advocate for college access, affordability to speak at Beloit College

    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.

  • Study finds 94 percent of 2014 Beloit College graduates are already “on their way”

    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.

  • Two awarded tenure at Beloit College

    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.

  • Artist, activist Favianna Rodriguez will be the 2015 commencement speaker at Beloit College

    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 Award

    Thursday, 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.

  • Beloit College to host #blacklivesmatterbeloit series

    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.

  • Applications for fall 2015 set record, deadline extended

    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.

  • Beloit College unveils sustainability plan, ambitions

    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.

  • Hendrix to deliver 2015 MLK Day Convocation address

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Regina Hendrix, a Beloit native dedicated to serving students and community, will deliver the 11th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Convocation address on Monday, Jan. 19, at Beloit College. The Beloit City Councilor and Beloit College staff member will deliver a talk titled “A Dream Deferred?” at the 4:15 p.m. event in the college’s Eaton Chapel (700 College Street). The event is free and open to the public.


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