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  • April 19
    Evelyn Johnson ’18 and Mat Obstoj ’17 and their product Boullé are the top winners in the 2017 Lake Forest College Pitch It! entrepreneur competition.
  • April 19
    Casey Hartfiel ’17 won second prize in the student poster competition at the Western Social Science Association conference in San Francisco.
  • April 18
    Nearly 50 members of faculty and staff gathered to honor the published and creative work of the College’s distinguished faculty during the annual Sue and Gene Hotchkiss Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on Tuesday, April 18.
  • April 13
    Trained in translation, Denise Kripper worked as both a translator and interpreter for years. She loved what she did so much, she earned her PhD so that she could share her passion for literature, cultural studies, and translation with others.
  • April 13

    Lake Forest College has received a $496,200 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for new scientific equipment and instrumentation to equip its expanded science facilities and better serve students’ expanding interest in pursuing science majors.

  • April 12
    Students are honored for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences within the Lake Forest College community.
  • April 12
    The winners and runners-up for Lake Forest College’s The World in 2050 competition were announced at the Student Symposium’s closing ceremony on April 11 and were invited to perform or screen their winning work.
  • April 11

    Nearly 300 students, faculty, and staff volunteered for the 2017 Forester Day of Service—the College’s largest service program of the year. 

  • April 11
    Students met environmental industry professionals in a small-group networking event to learn about the variety of careers that will allow them to have an impact on the environment and apply their investigative skills to advance environmental science and related initiatives.
  • April 4
    Courtney Wright ’88 was recently featured in the Chicago Sun-Times for the innovation of her manufacturing company.
  • April 3
    Michael Roy ’18 shared the story of his journey through college, mental health, and his struggle with letting go of the “shoulds” in life as part of the College’s longstanding Soup and Stories program.
  • March 31
    Nearly 70 students attended a panel discussion to learn about careers in advertising, marketing and public relations and network with four professionals.
  • March 31
    Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the College for “creating dynamic pathways” for community-college transfer students.
  • March 31
    In just a two-month span, economics majors Casey Hartfiel ’17 and Marcel Tatum ’17 hit the road to present their original research at two national conferences, an opportunity that both say will help them immeasurably after graduation.
  • March 30
    She’s inspired by graphic novels when creating handouts for her philosophy classes, has two dogs, and lives on campus. Jennifer Jhun is the newest faculty member in the Department of Philosophy.
  • March 24

    Students learned about and sampled religiously significant foods from a variety of cultures and created their own mandala during an event sponsored by the Department of Religion on March 23.

  • March 24
    Rachel Tenuta ’17 is getting critical behind-the-scenes experience in the world of book publishing as an intern at the University of Chicago Press, the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.
  • March 24

    The Lake Forest Literary Festival celebrated its thirteenth year in 2017, holding events on campus from Monday, March 20 to Tuesday, March 21.

  • March 24
    Associate Professor of Religion Benjamin Zeller was tapped as an expert in a San Diego Union-Tribune article on the 20th anniversary of the Heaven’s Gate suicides.
  • March 23

    As he works his way through California’s nature areas chasing wildflowers “the world over,” Glenn Adelson reports close encounters with jumping chollas, pollinating yucca moths, and scorpioid cyme.

  • March 22
    Hakob Parsamyan ’20, Julianne Mauriello ’19, and Kristin Rawlings ’19 had the opportunity to present their research at an undergraduate conference at Washington and Lee University.
  • March 17
    Construction traffic at the new Lillard Science Center was heavier than usual during spring break last week due to delivery of large pieces of air-refigeration equipment.
  • March 16
    The Career Advancement Center received a $25,000 gift from an anonymous donor to fund two Lake Forest College interns annually for five years at Waukegan to College (W2C), a nonprofit that helps students get on—and stay on—the path to college.
  • March 15
    It looks almost good enough to eat, like an exquisite confectionary at a high-end chocolatier. But this delectable chocolate lily is one of Glenn Adelson’s latest finds on his year-long search for wildflowers.
  • March 14

    The Gates Center for Leadership and Personal Growth organizes a campus-wide day of service where Lake Forest College students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteer their Saturday to help out the community. This year, Forester Day of Service will be Saturday, April 8.

  • March 13
    The co-owner and Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, will deliver the 139th annual Lake Forest College Commencement Address on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Ravinia Festival Park, Highland Park, Illinois.
  • March 13
    Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was quoted at length about the art of being a grown up in Quartz, the online subsidiary of The Atlantic Magazine.
  • March 7
    Students interested in working in health care or medicine met with industry professionals at an on-campus Careers in Health Care and Medical Science networking event.
  • March 6
    College of Lake County and Lake Forest College make it easier than ever for students to attend both institutions and graduate on time, and without breaking the bank.
  • March 6
    If his younger brother hadn’t completed his last year of high school as a foreign exchange student at Lake Forest Academy, Joshua Spreng ’17 of Switzerland likely never would have discovered Lake Forest College.