Scheduled activities for Senior Week get underway on Wednesday, May 11, with the Senior Party at the Grand Avenue Pub in downtown Beloit. The 21-and-over celebration will run from 10 p.m. to midnight. Shuttles will be running back and forth from The Wall, starting at 9:30 p.m.
Senior Gala, the formal dinner and dance exclusively for seniors and faculty/staff, kicks off at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Sciences atrium on Thursday, May 12. (You have one more day to RSVP. Responses are required by Monday, May 9, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 608-363-2626.)
Departmental receptions will be going on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15 at various locations on and around campus. See these web pages for specifics.
On Saturday, May 14, seniors and their parents are invited to a reception at the President’s House from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Rain location is the Main Dining Room of Pearsons Hall. Also on Saturday, May 14, Baccalaureate kicks off at 4:45 p.m. in Eaton Chapel. Beloit’s Baccalaureate program is put on by Beloiters and features the talents of (mostly) seniors, including performances of all kinds.The Senior Week celebrations culminate with Commencement on Sunday, May 15. The procession for graduation forms promptly at 10:30 a.m. on the sidewalk along College Street in front of WAC and Godfrey. In the event of inclement weather, monitor the Beloit College website for instructions. Rain site for the event is Flood Arena. All the information you need is here.
Faculty/Staff: Your regalia for Commencement 2016 is available for pick up in the Communications and Marketing office (631 College Street) through the end of next week, Friday, May 13, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Two blogs of interest to Beloiters
Beloit College people and ideas surfaced in two blogs last week. A question from Jennifer Esperanza, associate professor of anthropology--about why anthropology textbooks always show the “exotic” other on their covers--prompted this blog entry on rebranding anthro textbooks by Dori Tunstall in Design / Anthropology /Culture. “Why can't there be images of, for example, a group of white American women eating salads on the cover?” Jenn asked.
Another blog, this one by alumnus Aaron Barlow’73, appeared in the blog of Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors. It discusses the importance of faculty-student interactions in college and the need for resources in public, urban schools, such as where he teaches at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. He draws extensively from his experiences at Beloit to draw a comparison.