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News and Events

College Headlines

  • January 13
    Student entrepreneurs can compete for cash prizes, potential investments
  • January 20

    Lake Forest College swimmer Orion Huey was named Forester Athlete of the Week on Thursday, January 19 for his performance at Saturday’s Illinois-Michigan Quadrangular at Wheaton College.

  • January 20
    Lake Forest College women’s hockey player Jacque Rogers was named Forester Athlete of the Week on Thursday, January 12 after posting a pair of shutouts at Saint Mary’s University last weekend.
  • January 19
    Associate Professor of English Judy Dozier’s short story “Kenny’s Friend” and her artist statement were published in Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks.
  • January 18
    When it is cold outside, sometimes it feels better when thinking about summer. Here’s a list of summer opportunities abroad.
  • January 18
    The theater department is excited to announce their new spring theater season of three smaller-scale shows, all of which are written or adapted by students, and two of which are directed by students.
  • January 17
    The fun-filled Family Weekend provides a great opportunity for families to experience their student’s college experience firsthand. More than 100 families will be on campus Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18 for this annual event.
  • January 17
    Lake Forest College men’s basketball player Mike Rueffer was named Forester Athlete of the Week on Thursday, January 5 after helping lead the team to three victories in the previous seven days.
  • January 17
    This semester Lake Forest College welcomes 58 new students who have broad interests and experiences.
  • January 13

    Ahmad Sadri was interviewed on Worldview, Chicago’s National Public Radio station’s highly regarded noon discussion.

  • January 12
    Lake Forest College will host the 2017 Chicago Brain Bee on Saturday, February 11, a competition to test neuroscience knowledge among area high school and home-schooled students, grades 9 through 12.
  • January 10
    Zak Engel ’10 released the soundtrack to his second major motion picture, The Hudson Tribes, on January 6.
  • January 4
    After posting 159 victories and a .569 winning percentage in 2016, Forester teams will begin the new year by resuming conference play in basketball and men’s hockey. The women’s hockey team is headed to Minnesota and the swimmers to southern California.
  • January 4
    Glaring sun and bright blue skies belied the bitter -2° wind chill in Lake Forest on Wednesday, January 4, as construction of the new Lillard Science Center continued unabated. A tour around the building shows the progress—and new views.
  • January 3

    The American Sociological Association recently invited Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer to write a piece on the election and the issue of climate change for their monthly newsletter.

  • December 27

    Student-teachers Nicole Ostro ’16 and Jeanette Thommes ’16 celebrated the culmination of their teacher licensure program at a ceremony on December 13, 2016. Both have secured teaching positions for the spring 2017 semester.

  • December 27

    The Office of Financial Aid has talked with more prospective students and their families in the fall of 2016 than ever before, and that’s a good thing, says Associate Vice President for Financial Aid Jerry Cebrzynski.

  • December 21
    The Health and Wellness Center doctoral internship program has earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • December 16
    Students explored the wide range of creative arts careers when they met with three young alumnae—an arts auction house account exec, a theater company house manager, and a web designer—during an on-campus event hosted by the Career Advancement Center.
  • December 14
    The next step in the construction of the new Lillard Science Center is under way and has continued despite two snowstorms.
  • December 13
    When Matt Helderman ’11 stopped by campus during finals, 50 students jumped at the chance to meet with the film entrepreneur who got his start in the industry while still a student at Lake Forest College.
  • December 9
    Ann Maine, a senior lecturer in the biology department, was re-elected president of the Lake County Forest Preserve District for a fourth consecutive term.
  • December 7
    The first measurable snowfall of the season blanketed campus over the weekend. The official accumulation for Chicago on Sunday, December 5 amounted to 6.4 inches, as recorded at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
  • December 5
    Take a break from finals to meet Matt Helderman ’11, who founded Buffalo 8 Productions while a senior at Lake Forest College. Join Matt for lunch on Friday, December 9 in the Pierson Rooms in the Student Center.
  • December 5

    He wanted to be a Catholic priest, but then started questioning his faith. To find the answers, Zachary Kelvington ’17 read the Bible from cover to cover, became an atheist, then decided to study religion in college. 

  • November 29
    Daw-Nay Evans, assistant professor of philosophy, and Fatima Rahman, assistant professor of politics, have recently been appointed to endowed assistant professorships, Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty Michael Orr announced.
  • November 28
    New Internationalist cites Professor of Economics Rob Baade as an expert in a recent article on the economics of the Olympic Games.
  • November 21
    Students and faculty attended the Project LEAD (Leaders in Education Advocating for Diversity) Fall Forum on November 11.
  • November 17
    Lake Forest College announces the election of Randy Lauer of Winnetka, Ill., to its Board of Trustees. He will serve on the Post Graduate Outcomes and Property & Operations committees through 2020.
  • November 17
    An opinion piece on the results of the U.S. election by Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri appears on The Guardian U.S. edition, which covers American and international news for an online, global audience.