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  • July 18
    Six teams vied for the coveted McPherson Cup at Lake Forest College’s 4th Annual Plate Race on July 13.
  • July 17
    After sharing liquid-nitrogen ice cream in honor of national ice cream month and viewing a chemistry webinar on the chemistry of ice cream, the chemistry department summer researchers gathered for photos.
  • July 14
    Click here to watch a totally cool (and fun!) video introducing the new Forester Guides.
  • July 13
    Students in Improvisation Techniques—a summer course at Lake Forest College—practice the art of improvisational comedy through a mix of exercises led by theater lecturer David Knoell.
  • July 10
    Nipun Chauhan ’18 is loving his summer internship for so many reasons.
  • July 6
    A drone camera captured aerial photos and video of the new Lillard Science Center renovation and construction project on a nearly windless, sunny morning.
  • July 5
    Students in the Our Amazing Brain class wowed the crowd during a symposium and poster presentation that showcased key neuroscience questions tackled during the four-week June summer course.
  • June 29
    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) formally notified Lake Forest College that its accreditation has been reaffirmed, President Stephen Schutt announced on June 28.
  • June 26
    TEDxLakeForestCollege: “Curving the Straight Line” will take place on October 27 at 5 p.m. in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel. Keep on the lookout to apply to become a speaker or volunteer at the event.
  • June 23
    Workers began laying a new artificial turf at Farwell Field this week, in a complete replacement that will wrap up in time for Forester football practice to begin in mid-August.
  • June 21
    Peter Nesper ’15, a clinical research associate at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, has achieved a remarkable and rare accomplishment. Since August 2016, he has published 15 research articles and is the lead author on three.
  • June 20
    The Dean’s List celebrates students at the College who have received distinguished academic awards throughout the full school year. In order to have made the Dean’s List, students must achieve and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.60 for two consecutive semesters.
  • June 12
    The Richter Scholar Program is so well under way that the first section—the students who work with a professor for four weeks—concluded their studies and presented their research on Friday, June 9.
  • June 8
    More than 90 students and recent grads learned about cutting-edge research advancements in neuroscience-related disciplines at the Society for Neuroscience 2017 Scientific Meeting held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
  • June 8
    The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz, a film Zak Engel ’10 scored in 2014, was picked up by HBO and is available on its streaming services.
  • June 7
    These students are knocking out a full semester of calculus in just one month. Way to plan ahead!
  • June 7
    Camille Johnson-Yale, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, has just released a book, titled A History of Hollywood’s Outsourcing Debate: Runaway Production.
  • June 7

    Four recent grads launched their careers in the insurance industry thanks to connections from the Career Advancement Center.

  • June 5
    Three Lake Forest College alumni just received their MD degrees at Rosalind Franklin University Medical School: Keith Solvang ’11, Daryn Cass ’10, and Daniella Brutman ’12.
  • May 31
    ACTIVATE has begun! Students enjoyed dinner in Chinatown Tuesday night after moving into The Flats, where they’ll live this summer while completing internships.
  • May 26
    With a job lined up as a research assistant at a major university before he graduated, James Haney ’17 will spend his summer backpacking West Coast trails and considering his next move—medical school or becoming a college professor.
  • May 25
    Lake Forest College teacher candidates passed the national Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) with flying colors, scoring an average 49.3 points, well above the passing score of 35 set by the state of Illinois.
  • May 17
    David Fernandez-Diaz loved sharing his love of Spanish literature, culture, and history with students over the past academic year, and embraces the College’s liberal arts philosophy.
  • May 17
    Chemistry majors are on the rise at Lake Forest College. Just look at the latest crop of grads: 15 majors in the Class of 2017.
  • May 17
    The garden stewards at the Lake Forest College Student Garden at Glen Rowan are already harvesting some of their produce and selling it on campus—with free delivery included.
  • May 16
    A total of 148 students started classes on Tuesday, May 16, the first day of classes in the 2017 summer session.
  • May 16
    The first day of summer classes—Tuesday, May 16— has brought a new vibe to campus that students say they like.
  • May 12
    It was a lovely spring day for the annual Senior Honors Convocation held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.
  • May 12
    The Class of 2017 graduated at the College’s 139th Commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017 at Ravinia Festival Park. There were nearly 375 graduates. Watch the video from the May 13 ceremony here and take a look at this photo gallery, too!
  • May 12
    Seniors, their families and friends gathered for the annual day-before-graduation Senior Brunch in the Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall on Friday, May 12. A host of faculty and staff also joined in the celebration. There are 375 students set to graduate May 13.