- June 17
Each year, Associate Professor of Psychology Naomi Wentworth adds functionality to the eye tracking software she first purchased six years ago, which allows her students and her to develop new studies identifying the relationship between eye movements and cognitive processes.
- June 12
Congratulations to Becky Shaak ’13, an economics and mathematics double-major and swimmer who has won 23 conference titles in ten different events over the last four years. She was a four-time champion as a part of the 400-freestyle relay team and won three gold medals in the 500- and 1,650-freestyle as well as the 400-individual medley.
- June 5
With guidance from Assistant Professor of Psychology Susan Long, Maria Naumann ’16 and Erin Sully ’16 generated three reports for up2us and Families Building Community. The reports are designed to help the groups strengthen their programming.
- June 4
Natalie Kukulka ’13 is putting her grant from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation to use this summer as she begins a pioneering study of the role variant forms of the protein alpha-synuclein play in the development of the neurodegeneration disease.
- June 3
Rahul Thakuri ’16, Kayla Huber ’16, and Rachel Granberg ’16 are three of 25 first-year students taking advantage of the College’s new three and a half-week version of the Richter Scholar Program for summer research. Their research with Laurence R. Lee Family Professor of Biology Doug Light ends on Tuesday, June 4 with poster presentations.
- May 28
Alex Waszak ’14 won the 2013 All-Campus Writing Contest for her paper titled “The Contributions of Rape Humor to a Rape-Prone Society.” It will appear in the Lake Forest Papers, which recently secured an online presence, along with past winners.
- May 21
Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew Kelley and Associate Professor of Economics Robert Lemke will publish “Decision-Making under Uncertainty in the Cash Cab” in Applied Cognitive Psychology.
- May 13
Thirteen Lake Forest students participated in what is considered by many to be the most prestigious and toughest math competition in the world.
- May 13
Tzi-Ching “Anica” Lin ’13, an art major with a minor in digital media design, created five screen-printed textiles that tell the story of how she discovered her identity. The Department of Art generally purchases a student work each year; this year, they purchased one of Lin’s textiles.
- May 8
Lake Forest High School recently honored Lake Forest College with the Community Partner of the Year Award for a program that serves local students with special needs.
- May 7
Graduates will celebrate at the College’s 135th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, starting at 10:45 a.m. Award-winning lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz will deliver the commencement address. You can watch the live-stream video from Ravinia Festival Park on the College’s website
and follow along on Twitter with #lfgrad2013
- May 7
Lake County Cares awarded Samantha Schuring ’13 an I Care Award during a formal ceremony on April 27 for her work as a youth literacy leader with North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP).
- May 6
These 11 soon-to-be graduates have been highly involved throughout their time at Lake Forest College as presidents of organizations, captains of athletic teams, and more, and they intend to keep that Forester spirit alive as alumni.
- April 26
New videos capture the liveliness of two annual events that took place the week of April 15: Ry’s Run, sponsored by Athletics, and Relay for Life. Both raised money for the American Cancer Society, which supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment, and education.
- April 24
Alaina Carlson ’11 and Ryan Meadors ’12 are two of twenty voices in the Peregrine Vocal Ensemble, a new Chicago-based group founded by Assistant Professor of Music Emilie Amrein, who also is the artistic director.
- April 23
Inspired by Forbes’ well-known “30 Under 30,” the 25 Under 25 concert on Sunday, May 5 is designed to showcase some of the finest young artists from around the area, and four Lake Forest College students are among them.
- April 17
Paulius Kuprys ’12 was the lead student researcher for the project. He traveled to Israel for a month last summer to work with gene expert Dr. Yehuda Tzfati, who validated the research. Kuprys also had time to explore and take a swim in the Dead Sea.
- April 15
The April 11 concert featured the Lake Forest College and Pritzker College Prep concert bands and culminated with a performance of “Russian Sailors’ Dance.” Ninety college and high school instrumentalists sat intermingled, eyes shifting from their music stands to Lake Forest College band director Scott Edgar as he led them through the well-known, high energy piece by Reinhold Gliere.
- April 10
Students involved in the theater troupe will tell the story of a peasant girl on a tropical island who uses the power of love to break social barriers in Once On This Island, which opens on April 25 at 8 p.m.
- April 9
Nearly a quarter of the Lake Forest College student population doubles as athletes, balancing their time among competitive academics, competitive athletics, and community service. National Division III Week is a time to recognize student-athletes who work to uphold this Forester Tradition of Excellence.
- April 5
The College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter has donated one evening each spring for the past three years to volunteer for the not-for-profit Feed My Starving Children. In that time, they have contributed more than 150,000 meals. Their work on Friday, March 22 alone at the organization’s new Libertyville location will feed 32 children for a year.
- April 3
John “Jack” Guen-Murray ’13 is part of the four percent of the Class of 2013 with plans to work for a service corps organization after graduation in a week’s time.
- April 1
Students who study communication learn about what’s happening in the field today. Right now.
- April 1
From your first year to your senior year, the Lake Forest College Career Advancement Center (CAC) is with you every step of the way as you discover your interests, make a plan, and follow through with that plan on the path to your future.
- March 28
The artist selected for the annual spring concert is…Uncle Kracker! e.Team released the announcement on Thursday morning that the highly-acclaimed American rock musician, who has collaborated with an array of artists from Kid Rock to Kenny Chesney, will headline the event.
- March 26
In a partnership with WeCar by Enterprise, eligible College students, faculty, and staff will have round-the-clock access to two cars.
- March 26
Senior Lecturer in History Catherine Weidner is the history teacher for Chicago’s secondary school version of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, which has experienced positive results among its adult students throughout the nation since 1995. The purpose of the pilot, Weidner says, is to demonstrate that the program is scalable earlier in life.
- March 22
Shabana Yusufishaq’s collaboration with Dr. Amiel Rosenkranz, an assistant professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), was an opportunity for the 2012 graduate to merge her studies in biology and education while at Lake Forest College.
- March 20
Their spatial memory research, in collaboration with Matthew Reysen from the University of Mississippi, will be published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.
- March 18
Nine students spent their spring break near Winona, MN helping Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate homes for community members in need.