News and Events

News and Events

College Headlines

  • 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.
  • March 2
    Prizewinning scholar and author Mark Edmundson is the featured speaker at this year’s annual Lake Forest Literary Festival, which welcomes writers, artists, filmmakers, and other creative thinkers to the College for readings, workshops, and student discussions, March 20-21.
  • March 2
    More than 40 outstanding first-year students were selected to do research on campus this summer through the College’s well-regarded Richter Scholar Summer Research Program.
  • March 1
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff will be quoted Wednesday, March 1, on the “Ask Geoffrey” segment of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.
  • March 1
    College’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Council donates $10K in prize money
  • February 28
    Lake Forest College has been named as one of the Best Value Small Colleges for a Philosophy Degree in a recent ranking!
  • February 28
    Original student artwork created for Associate Professor of English Ben Goluboff’s 2015 Digital Chicago project, Two Short Plays, is now on display.
  • February 28
    During a recent visit to the Evanston Arts Center, a group of students had the chance to learn more about the wide variety of career opportunities in the arts.
  • February 23
    Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies Glenn Adelson is traversing the globe in search of native wildflowers that he can photograph, identify, and post on Instagram to transform the way he—and others—teaches botany.
  • February 22
    Nearly 100 admitted students and their families descended on the Lake Forest College campus during Future Forester Day, Monday, February 20.
  • February 22
    Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was tapped for her research on adulthood.
  • February 21
    Over the weekend, head women’s basketball coach Tamlyn Tills earned her 100th victory at Lake Forest College. Tills has coached at Lake Forest for nine seasons and has been a collegiate head coach for 22 years. 
  • February 21
    The weather was almost spring-like for Family Weekend, with more than 300 guests registered to attend the fun events February 17–18. This year’s weekend attracted more than double last year’s registrants.
  • February 21

    When City Manager Bob Kiely ’79 decided to work a conversation about changing generational needs into the City of Lake Forest’s strategic plan, he approached the College for help.

  • February 17
    When she was in high school, Ashley Lamarre ’18 didn’t know what philosophy was. Today, the Brooklyn, New York native hopes to teach philosophy at the college level some day.
  • February 16
    Liz Birnbaum ’08 was featured in a GoodTimes article about her fascinating take on history and food.
  • February 15
    Winterfest 2017 was a fun-filled week. Take a look and experience what it is like to be at Lake Forest College during Winterfest!
  • February 15
    Professor Emeritus of American history Michael H. Ebner reacts to civil rights seminar controversy in a Chicago Tribune Letter to the Editor on February 15.
  • February 14
    Student ambassador Deja McClellan ’20 snapped LinkedIn photos for students in the Student Center this week as part of the Career Advancement Center’s focus on Career Month.
  • February 13
    Lake Forest College once again participated in the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  This year’s program was held on Sunday, February 19, in the Sports and Recreation Center.
  • February 10
    When Ananias McGee ’17 decided to come to Lake Forest College, theater wasn’t even on his mind. Four years later, a play he wrote will kick off the Department of Theater’s spring season.