Student Life Galleries

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    Nearly 300 students volunteered for the annual Forester Day of Service. Together, they logged almost 2,000 hours of community service. Their commitment to serving the community is why Lake Forest College has been recognized by the national Community Service Honor Roll for the last three years.
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    More than 80 students presented at the annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium on Tuesday, April 7. Their research presentations ranged from gender perceptions in the media and theatrical theories to ant diversity and Parkinson’s disease studies. Click here to view a video of the event.
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    Mixed Media: Exhibition Curated by Karen Lebergott.
    Three area artists will exhibit their work in the Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries. Artists Diane Christiansen, Katherine Desjardins and Andrew Young display their works of mixed media.


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    Students raced across campus discovering various buildings to learn about the donor history of Lake Forest College on March 23. Students took selfies to prove they found the buildings and posted the pictures on social media with #ForestersGIVE.
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    Forester families visited campus the weekend of February 6 to enjoy time with their student. The Office of Alumni and Development hosted this annual Family Weekend.
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    The Career Advancement Center held a part-time job fair where students met employers interested in hiring them this spring.
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    The Office of Residence Life hosted a craft night where residents painted canvases to explore their artistic sides.
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    The Lake Forest College Invitational Teapot Exhibition brings together eleven artists from every corner of the United States. Click here to read more about the exhibition.
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    First All Access Mixer, where students in the Loop program mingled with alumni over drinks and treats.

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    Each semester at Lake Forest students flock to the Forester Fair to sign up for the growing number of on-campus organizations.
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    This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Program focused on “MLK’s Call to Our Community.” The Office of Intercultural Relations featured a panel discussion with faculty, staff and students.
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    This event features musical performances by Funkadesi and Angel Colon Jr., international snacks, and booths representing the diversity of Lake Forest College student organizations as well as local vendors. 
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    A group of Tibetan monks visited campus for four days to create a Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala. The four day ritual involved art, music, and performance – and was done in a public place where people observed the process that is understood to bring healing and peace.

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    Students and faculty gathered for food, company, and the wisdom of Professor Shubhik DebBurman.
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    Tyler Beck ’16 ran around campus and took photos with students, faculty, and staff in spirit of #ForesterFriday.
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    This was the first ever part-time job fair Lake Forest College has had with local businesses. The fair was extremely successful with over 50 students showing up to apply for jobs. One representative told me their company got more applications at this job fair than they had in the past few months combined!
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    The plays festival gives students the opportunity to write, direct, and perform four short plays within a 24-hour time span. This event is hosted by the Garrick Players, our on-campus improv troupe. 
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    CEO and Founder of Brand New Marketing, LLC Allison Weiner ’08 kicks off the Lake Forest College Alumni Entrepreneur Speaker Series with her presentation titled, “An Entrepreneur’s Journey into Marketing and Brand Management.”
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    The Forester Fair is an opportunity to stop by to talk with representatives from student organizations, fraternities and sororities, club sports and intramurals, campus offices, community service agencies, religious organizations, and local businesses.
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    A sampling of the work of Professor Emeritus Franz Schulze, who began his teaching career at Lake Forest College in 1952 as an art historian. The exhibit features paintings and sketches done by Professor Schulze over five decades. 
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    Richter Scholars from Option I presented their research during poster sessions and presentations in Hotchkiss Hall.
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    Forty-three Richter Scholars are working on more than 40 different research projects over the course of three or ten weeks this summer, depending on their program.
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    The Senior Art Gallery in the Durand Art Institute features the works of graduating seniors Elin Alexander, Qi Chen, Colleen Hosman, Kimberly Lopez, Sarah Navarro, Simone Perry, Camila Quinteros Casaverde, Stefanie Turza and Nathan Wang. The artwork will be on display through Commencement on May 10.
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    Nu Rho Psi and Synapse with help from student leaders Victoria Egedus ’14 and Sarah Chiren ’16 hosted 25-30 elementary students from North Chicago to teach them about the brain.
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    Lake Forest College chartered Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, and inducted 25 founding members as well as 20 new members. Each member participates in at least two of the five major phases of collegiate and community life: scholarship; athletics; community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism; and the creative and performing arts.
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    The Department of English sponsored an Open Mic reading in the Skybox. Readers included Megan Kaminski, poet and author of Desiring Map; Kevin Sampsell, novelist and author of This Is Between Us; Davis Schneiderman, novelist and author of Blank; and Hardy Rettig ’15.
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    The Campus Sustainability Committee and the League for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) held a ceremony on Arbor Day to plant five trees around Middle Campus. These trees were donated by Mariani and Greco nurseries and Dennis Nyren ’72.
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    Forester alumni and current students rendezvoused at John Marshall Law School in Chicago on April 16 for a networking and panel event.