When you’re a Beloiter, you try ideas on for size and see if they fit. You don’t expect cookie-cutter sameness in your friends. And you might even wear shorts and sandals in the bitter Wisconsin winter.
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!)
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.
Kerry Randazzo’20 combined his love of theatre arts with a major in environmental arts and communications.“I began to think more about my art and how it could best be put to use in service of a greater cause, with more focus on applying my performance art and costume design to get my audiences to engage with environmental issues.”