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Luke Somers'08 Memorial Fund
Beloit College and its Office of International Education were enormously saddened to learn of the death of Luke Somers'08 in Yemen on Saturday, December 13.  Luke had gone to Yemen to teach English, and quickly began working as a photo-journalist.  He had long had an interest in bringing the lives of Yemenis to light in the West.


In honor of Luke's memory as well as his commitment to understanding the lives of others, a Luke Somers'08 Memorial Fund has been created to provide financial assistance to provide scholarship supports for study abroad students. Preference will be given to students with interest in the Middle East. Donations can be made via


To further honor Luke's Memory, the Office of International Education's annual study abroad photo contest will also be held in his name.



Video: Watch International Symposium 2014 presentations by students and Stone Lecture by Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Sectarian Identity Politics in the Persian Gulf on Beloit College's YouTube channel here.


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Book published by Beloit faculty
Stylus Press has released Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum: Theory and Practice across the Disciplines. 
The book features examples of teaching from the Beloit College campus as well as Kalamazoo College, and has contributions from Marion Fass (Biology), NanIntegrating Study Abroad into the Curriculumcy Krusko (Anthropology), Pablo Toral (International Relations), Daniel Youd (Chinese) and Elizabeth Brewer (International Education), who co-edited the book with Kiran Cunningham, Kalamazoo College.