Student Life Galleries

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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.
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    The Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium brings all the members of the Lake Forest College community together for a riveting day of scholarly and creative presentations, exhibits, debates, performances, demonstrations, and posters.
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    The International Student Organization hosted the annual Holi festival on the Middle Campus Quad. Holi is also known as the festival of colors and celebrates the beginning of spring.
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    The American Marketing Association sponsored a volunteer day at Feed My Starving Children, a nearby non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding malnourished children in 70 countries around the world.
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    Students in the Lake Forest College In The Loop program networked with successful alumni professionals in Chicago during the second of three mixer events planned for the spring semester.
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    This musical is a delightful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic youth-coming-of-age novel about the adventures of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—as they make the transition from adolescence into adulthood.

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    Students in Professor Zeller’s RELG 335 Religion and Food course cooked and served a meal for students in Moore Hall. Students chose recipes from books read in class, including foods drawn from Judaism, African-American Christianity, and Hinduism.

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    K. Rizwan Kadir, the president of the Pakistan Club at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, visited campus to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being a Muslim in America. He also presented on how religion and International Relations are intertwined in today’s world.
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    Students wrote more than 2,000 thank you postcards to alumni and parent donors during Philanthropy Awareness Week.
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    The Lake Forest women’s hockey team made program history with their first NCAA Division III appearance against the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday, March 15 in River Falls, Wisconsin. The Foresters season ended with a 4-1 loss. The photo gallery encompasses a team practice and a team dinner on Friday and a F.A.N. Club and parent reception on Saturday morning as well as the game on Saturday afternoon.
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    Eukaryon, the College’s award-winning undergraduate research journal, celebrated the inauguration of the 10th volume last week.
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    About 400 Foresters—more than ever before—participated in the Gates Center’s annual Forester Day of Service on March 1.
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    The annual Drag Show brought RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Detox and Princess as well as three professional Chicago queens, Debbie Fox, Ivory, and Trannika Rex, who hosted the show alongside Melissa Goosmann ’14. More than 400 students filled the Mohr Student Center for this event, sponsored by PRIDE.
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    The American Marketing Association sponsored speaker Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz of JRR Marketing Consultants on Feb. 18 as part of the organization’s Career Prep Speakers Series. 
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    Dr. Daniel Carroll Rodas, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, delivered the annual Latin American Studies lecture this year titled “Immigration and Christian Faith: Connecting Our Common Humanity with Christian Identity and Mission.” The Annual Latin American Studies Lecture series invites knowledgable speakers to campus to discuss popular and sometimes controversial subjects in today’s society. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Latin American Studies and the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.
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    Sara Watson ’11 spoke about her life after graduation, how she utilized on-campus career resources, and how she got into an industry she loves being a part of during the American Marketing Association’s recent career prep speaker series.

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    Dr. Nina Kraus presented a seminar titled “Music and Language: Reading, Rhythm and Neural Synchrony” on Jan. 29.
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    Galina Lipkin ’14 shared her experience growing up in a predominantly Jewish community and her challenges as she transitioned through college during a Soup and Stories talk on Jan. 29.
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    Global Fest is a week-long, community-wide program that celebrates the many global cultures that are represented on the Lake Forest College campus. This event provided Salsa, Mambo and other tropical dance lessons by Latin Street Dancing.
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    The 11th annual Brain Awareness Week, organized by the biology and psychology departments, the neuroscience program, and the student organizations SYNAPSE and Nu Rho Psi, took place the week of November 11 and featured interdisciplinary talks and activities. Among them was Wednesday’s Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, & Behavior Symposium honoring the late Professor of Psychology and champion of neuroscience.
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    The big-name television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor visited Lake Forest College on November 14 to share stories about his career, offer commentary on the evolution of journalism, and shake hands with students during this Gates Center-sponsored event.
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    The fall theater production is a newly created play based on the Occupy Wall Street movement in Zuccotti Park, New York City in the fall of 2011. It will run November 14-16 and November 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. Through interviews and research, Lake Forest College students have worked with director and writer Richard Corley to create this original and exciting piece of theater.
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    The 2013 annual Brain Awareness Week is an innovative academic outreach program at the College with the overall goal to educate and engage on broad issues of Brain, Mind and Behavior.