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News and Events

News and Events

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  • September 20 Matt Demirs '18
    As TheStentor’s first issue is set to release soon, the editor in chief, Matt Demirs ’18, reflects on his time at Lake Forest College and how it has led to his passion for news reporting, a passion he fed through an internship at his hometown newspaper over the summer.
  • September 18 The theme for the TEDx even is Curving the Straight Line.
    After a competitive selection process, 11 speakers have been chosen for the sold-out TEDxLakeForestCollege event on October 27.
  • September 16 Intercultural Gala 2017
    Students had many opportunities to gain a richer understanding of the College’s diversity during the 2017 Global Fest celebration, held September 15–19.
  • September 15 Evan Oxman
    With the celebration of the United States Constitution upon us, Uihlein Assistant Professor of American Politics Evan Oxman has a few thoughts to voice on the importance of the nation’s supreme legal document.
  • September 14 Christine Larusso
    Lake Forest College is pleased to recognize poet Christine Larusso as the ninth winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize, awarded annually.
  • September 13 Chicago Tribune Logo
    The Chicago Tribune recently published a story on the increased interest in science fields at Lake Forest College.
  • September 8 Allie Carter
    Allie Carter ’16, who played for Lake Forest College’s women’s hockey team, has joined the professional European Elite Women’s Hockey League.
  • September 8 underhill
    Associate Professor of English and Chair of English Carla Arnell recently had a new article accepted for publication: “Work for the Spirit: Medievalism, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the Development of a Practical Spirituality in Evelyn Underhill’s Novel The Gray World.”
  • September 6 Forester Fair 2017
    Week of Welcome gave students ample opportunity to make new friends, discover all the ways they can get involved at the College, and win prizes. Some students even braved a zip line across Middle Campus and had their photo taken with Boomer.
  • September 5
    Today is the birthday of Jane Addams, founder of Chicago’s Hull House, where Lake Forest College students volunteered in the 1890s. Addams, whose nephew was an 1893 grad and whose brother-in-law taught at the College, recruited Lake Forest students for service projects.
  • September 5 Scott Edgar 
    Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Music Education Scott Edgar recently published his first book: Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music.
  • August 30 Forester Fair 2017
    Great weather made for a great Forester Fair on the Middle Campus Quad today, where students explored the variety of clubs, organizations, and offices where they can get involved. Many even took a ride on the zip line.
  • August 29
    During September and October, three Chicago Fellows faculty reveal how Chicago’s past architectural stories are being shared through the medium of today’s technology.
  • August 29

    Lake Forest College places a high value on welcoming students to the College community. Connecting students with each other and to the College while providing them with the resources they need to transition to campus life, is a priority of our orientation program. 

  • August 29 Susan Ryan '18
    Susan Ryan ’18 is getting hands-on experience this fall discovering exactly what goes into putting together an art exhibition.
  • August 29 Sophia Lane '19
    The latest issue of Spectrum—the College’s alumni magazine—is in the mail and available online. You’ll find a pictorial toast to the College’s 160 years, a feature on summer internships, a spring athletics roundup, top news stories, and more.
  • August 29
    Joe Zemaitis ’02 swam the 21-mile English Channel on August 22, becoming one of fewer than 150 people to complete the renowned Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.
  • August 25
    Each year, Lake Forest College honors the Senior 25—twenty-five senior-year students who have, as leaders among their peers, positively contributed to the quality of life in the Lake Forest College community through their service, commitment, and achievements.
  • August 24 Joseph Bortolotti ’17 (left) gloats over his hippocampal dissection during Behavioral Neuroscience laboratory with Assis...

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Jean-Marie Maddux didn’t quite know what to expect when she started teaching at Lake Forest College in spring 2016.

  • August 23 Robert Archambeau
    Professor of English Robert Archambeau spent the summer break speaking and writing about poetry, resulting in multiple publications.
  • August 23 Joshua Corey
    Associate Professor of English Joshua Corey has had both a collection of critical essays and a work of poetry accepted for publication.
  • August 23
    The Daily North Shore covered Lake Forest College’s major solar eclipse viewing event.
  • August 23 Illustration by Bill Blitt
    Amie Marks ’93 was interviewed in the Daily North Shore about Women in the Know, a local group she founded where women meet for discussions, lectures, and action.
  • August 22 Lake Forest College alumnus Kelly Leonard '88
    Second City’s Kelly Leonard ’88 was on WGN Radio’s “Wintrust Business Lunch” on August 22 touting the benefit of a liberal arts education.
  • August 22
    Returning students moved in under a beautiful sunny sky on a picture-perfect day August 22. Welcome back, Foresters!
  • August 22

    More than 420 first-year and transfer students explored Chicago, from the northside Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to the Southside Museum Campus and from examining the human brain to learning about the city’s architecture, on August 22 as part of their orientation to Lake Forest College.

  • August 22
    New students had a blast at the annual Beach Bash. The Orientation tradition featured a bbq dinner, beach volleyball, watercraft, and ample opportunity for first-year students to have fun in the surf and get to know one another on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.
  • August 21 Solar eclipse 2017 at Lake Forest College
    The partial solar eclipse that rocked the nation drew close to 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members to Middle Campus on Monday, August 21 to mix and mingle—and view history live.
  • August 18
    Faculty, staff, and students pitched in to welcome more than 420 new students from 30 states and 20 countries during new student move-in and orientation on Friday.
  • August 17
    First-year students hang out with Lake Forest College’s mascot—Boomer the Bear—during a special pre-orientation event for First Connection.