- December 2
After a semester-long process of gathering research and developing marketing strategies for three local businesses, students in Darlene Jaffke’s class made formal presentations to their clients, business owners from the Lake Forest Business Accelerator, in the City Council Chambers on Nov. 26. Read the Lake Forester story
and view our photo gallery
- November 25
Lake Forest College men’s soccer player Mahir Mameledzija
’14 was named the Capital One Academic All-American® of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on November 22. The chemistry and Spanish double major helped lead Lake Forest to back-to-back conference titles in 2012 and 2013 and the Foresters made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 33 years this season. He plans to attend medical school in the Chicago area after graduating from Lake Forest College.
- November 19
Rhiannon Miller ’14 earned the internship with the global company in part because of her research experience in the Department of Communication the summer after her sophomore year, in part because of her exceptional resume, which lists six previous internship experiences, and in part because she connected with an alumnus who currently works there.
- November 15
Lake Forest College was host to big-name television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor Bill Kurtis on November 14 for his talk, “The Best Seat in the House,” which included anecdotes about his career, commentary on the evolution of journalism, and the importance of journalism in American society. After the talk, students lined up for a chance to get a photo with Kurtis and chat with him one-on-one.
- October 31
The Department of Theater presents an original play written and directed by lecturer Richard Corley
. The production will debut on Thursday, November
14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hixon Hall Theater and run through November 23 on select dates.
- October 28
Professor of Biology Anne Houde coauthored a study just published in the journal Nature showing sexual selection favoring unusual looking guppies over more run of the mill ones
- October 25
Students in Darlene Jaffke’s Entrepreneurial Marketing class are entering Phase 2 of a semester-long, real-world project that pairs them with a company in the City of Lake Forest’s Business Accelerator — an incubator for new business and technology start-up companies.
- October 25
A recent survey of the Class of 2012 boasts a greater than 90 percent placement rate of students who secured full-time employment, enrolled in graduate school, or solidified other plans such as volunteer work within six months of graduating from Lake Forest College.
- October 23
The National Science Foundation research grant for $326,272 will seek to understand how oxygen levels affect growth and body size in insects and animals in general.
- October 22
Many of our students are completing experience-rich internships with reputable companies in Chicagoland and abroad this semester.
- October 18
This year marks the tenth annual Brain Awareness Week
at Lake Forest College. Starting in 2003, this symposium educates people about the brain through teaching, seminars, and entertainment. Events run from Monday, November 11 through Saturday, November 16.
- October 17
Taylor’s new solo project, 9-11-57, features a three-dimensional, topographic sculpture of Mountain Meadows, Utah that is constructed of laser-cut, varied layers of mirrored Plexiglas. The work is a memorial to the Mountain Meadows Massacre, a mass-murder led by Mormon militia members on September 11, 1857, and it is on exhibit through October 26 at THE MISSION Chicago.
- October 17
Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections Art Miller is retiring at the end of this month after working at the College for 41 years.
- October 17
Anali Vargas ’14 was recognized as the College’s 37th
recipient of the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award
on November 2 during a ceremony at the Old State Capitol in the House of Representatives Chamber in Springfield.
- October 14
Lake Forest College is pleased to welcome Al Gordon, Chairman and CEO of Richland, Gordon & Company and the Co-CEO of ALDA Capital, to campus on October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
, to talk about his experience as a private equity investor and serial entrepreneur.
- October 7
Students, families, and alumni participated in more than 50 events during Homecoming, Reunion, and Family Weekend, from window painting, to Speed Networking, to the Oppenheimer Lecture featuring Viacom’s Ross Martin, to the parade. The excitement continued with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the new Moore Hall, the football team’s 14-13 win
over Carroll University, and the volleyball team’s win
over Monmouth College. View a gallery of photos.
- October 5
In an email to Associate Professor of Spanish Gizella Meneses, the Spanish and education double-major said, “I remember transferring into the Lake Forest Spanish program my junior year not even knowing the future tense, conditional, past participles, or subjunctive. Now, three years later, I am a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in a public school in Barranquilla, Colombia.”
- October 1
CNN.com is the latest to review Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri’s The Epic of the Persian Kings: the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.
- September 24
When Vanessa Bautista ’16 went home to Walnut Creek, California this summer, she worked as an intern with the Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley.
- September 18
- September 17
A simple Google search for “community service work” last spring turned into a life-changing experience for Trang Ho ’15. Thanks to support from some members of the College community, she attended a weeklong leadership summit in Singapore last summer that left her feeling empowered to take on a project designed to bring knowledge to the countryside village in Vietnam that she calls home.
- September 12
The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) recognized Lake Forest College for being one of only 20 campuses to report that 100 percent of their NIC chapters achieved GPAs above their campus’s All-Male Average GPA during the 2012-2013 academic year. For being such a small community, the NIC was impressed with the obvious commitment to academics that Lake Forest College’s chapters have shown.
- September 12
The junior from California credits her previous Lake Forest internship with Writer’s Theater in Glencoe, Ill., with getting the call-back at Second City. “I learned a lot about what it means to be a professional in the theater environment,” Kolstad said. All Lake Forest students have access to great internships all over Chicagoland.
- September 11
The Lake Forest College Neuroscience Program
, Nu Rho Psi
(the national neuroscience honorary) and SYNAPSE
(the college’s neuroscience student organization) invites the public to a lecture entitled “CaV1.3-Selective L-Type Calcium Channel Antagonists: Novel Therapeutics to Slow the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease”
by Dr. Richard Silverman
(Northwestern University) on Wednesday, September 25, at 4:15 pm, in Meyer Auditorium located in Hotchkiss Hall. A reception will begin at 4:00 pm.
- September 6
Sarah Marrinan ’09 and her proactive approach to learning in and out of the classroom while a student at Lake Forest College prepared her for graduate school and her new position as a fisheries economist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- September 4
Lake Forest College Director of Athletics Jackie Slaats announced last week that men’s and women’s golf will become the College’s 18th and 19th varsity sports in 2014-15. Lake Forest last fielded a varsity men’s golf team in 1970.
- September 4
Many first-year students who begin as Richter Scholars in the sciences continue working in the labs throughout their studies at Lake Forest College and complete their senior theses with the same professor who served as their Richter advisor.
- September 2
Alumni who were following Nyad’s progress in the water, “weren’t surprised by how driven she was as a student athlete – and what she was trying to accomplish post-Lake Forest,” according to Forester athletic director Jackie Slaats in an interview with WBBM radio.
- August 29
More than four hundred students matriculated with the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, August 28. Faculty, staff, and students formed a gauntlet through Middle and North Campuses to greet the new Foresters with high fives, cheers, loud horns, and a little cowbell as they made their way to First Presbyterian Church for the Matriculation Ceremony.
- August 23
The Class of 2017 moved into their residence halls on Friday, August 23. Help came in the form of residence directors and resident assistants, who welcomed and checked in the first-year students and their families, and Forester Guides and the football team, who carried belongings to rooms. The College provided a BBQ lunch on the Quad before students and parents headed to Orientation sessions in the afternoon.