Beloiters organize the annual Folk and Blues Festival and intern at an aviation software firm downtown. They take a $20 bill and turn it into a sustainable, globally inspired fashion business. They’re recruited to play football and end up falling in love with political philosophy.
Our normal is pretty extraordinary
When you’re comparing selective liberal-arts colleges, you’ll hear a lot about small classes, caring faculty, and rich educational experiences. Less common, unless you’re looking at Beloit, are:
A curriculum that crushes barriers between town and gown through hundreds of hands-on learning opportunities
The Powerhouse, a student union/athletic facility/recreation center in a decommissioned power plant that’s considered the world’s best future building
An idea incubator/media studio/student-run art gallery called CELEB (the acronym will make sense once you get here!)
Students who traversed the Boundary Waters wilderness area in northern Minnesota last summer learned – among other things – how to think about equity in their surroundings, understand a mining controversy, and explore the nature of nature itself.
Student entrepreneur sets a high bar at Beloit & Beyond
Jalen Ponder’24 is a motivational speaker, an experienced entrepreneur, and a business owner at age 19. He shared some tips with fellow students at a Beloit & Beyond presentation, a day set aside to celebrate and raise awareness of student experiences outside the classroom.
JT Toepfer’23 is quickly becoming the voice of Beloit. As a sports play-by-play announcer, showrunner, and writer for TV, radio, and print on campus, JT hopes to improve his craft and draw from the successful career of pro baseball broadcaster Joe Davis’10.
Eva Laun-Smith lands prestigious Fulbright Student Award
Eva Laun-Smith’21 is one of two Beloit graduates to receive a Fulbright Student Award this year. A history major and decorated track and field and volleyball athlete, Eva graduated with highest honors from Beloit.
Moon West’23 has been most surprised at Beloit by how many different opportunities they have been able to take advantage, while also exploring the liberal arts and learning to become an educator themselves.