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News and Events

College Headlines

  • May 18
    President Stephen Schutt was interviewed on the WBBM Noon Business Hour today about the small college difference. Click here for the CBS Chicago Education Week webpage.
  • May 18
    Temple Grandin, animal welfare advocate and autism activist, will present the College’s Oppenheimer lecture, “Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach,” to kick off Homecoming Weekend on October 6.
  • May 18
    The Lake Forest College-Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (LFC-RFUMS) Summer Scholars Program’s 2016 scholars—19 current students and four recent graduates—will complete 10 weeks of research this summer.
  • May 17
    Jessica Grimes ’19 and Anthony Vikhter ’19 have been selected from a group of national finalists to become one of 16 in this year’s incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
  • May 17

    Matthew Patterson ’00 learned during a surprise announcement in his classroom that he’s one of four teachers nationwide to win the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, a $25,000 award recognizing the nation’s most effective teachers working in high-need public schools.

  • May 11
    More than 350 Foresters graduated in 2016. Watch the video from the May 7 Commencement ceremony here and take a look at this photo gallery, too!
  • May 11
    Dan Turk ’15, an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City, shared vital insight about this competitive field with a small group of students over an informal—but powerful—lunch.
  • May 11

    The Forester softball team advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the third year in a row and the College will now serve as a regional host for the second straight season. 

  • May 4
    Peyton Rose ’01 recently published his first fiction novel, The Long Way Home, which won recognition as a finalist for Contemporary Fiction in the National Independent Excellence Awards.
  • May 3

    They’ve been together since high school in Virginia, got married at nearby Fort Sheridan, attended Lake Forest College, and will graduate together before heading off to pursue advanced degrees at the University of South Carolina.

  • May 3
    A critical visit to the British Consulate in Chicago allowed interested students to discover firsthand how a consulate office operates, what career paths are available, and potential internship opportunities.
  • May 2

    The College’s 138th Commencement will be live broadcasted online Saturday, May 7 starting at 10:15 a.m. Tune in to hear renowned political strategist, commentator, and author David Axelrod give the address.

  • May 2
    Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Anne Thomason organized, chaired, and spoke on the “Celebrating Unusual Archival Collaborations” panel at the Midwest Archives Conference in Milwaukee.
  • April 27
    The Chicago Tribune’s Lake Forester newspaper covered the final round of the Pitch It competition at the Gorton Community Center on April 19.
  • April 27
    Four faculty members retiring at the end of the current academic year were honored for their combined 142 years of dedication and service to the College during a celebration in Calvin Durand Hall on April 20.
  • April 27

    Michigan native Nina Radakovich ’16 always expected she’d go to a big state school when it came time for college. Her dad suggested Lake Forest College as a place she might get more play time on the volleyball court.

  • April 26
    Finance is one of the most-popular programs at Lake Forest College, with 146 students officially listed as majors. Psychology is a close second with 141 declared majors.
  • April 26
    Andrea Lorch ’17 has her summer set. The double-major in international relations and religion and minor in Islamic world studies is headed to Morocco to study Arabic and get a different world view.
  • April 20
    The temperature dropped 30 degrees on the drive north from Atlanta when Saul Bello Rojas ’16 and his parents first visited Lake Forest College.
  • April 20
    Three student businesses earned top prizes and more than $10,000 in seed money during the final round of the College’s Shark Tank-style Pitch It contest held on April 19.
  • April 18
    There’s a good reason Kelsie Miller ’15 returned to campus to participate in a first-ever Careers in Insurance panel: She wants students to understand the big opportunities available in her industry.
  • April 13
    She started at Lake Forest College intending to major in politics and minor in French, but dropped both, switched to finance, and already has a full-time job waiting for her after graduation.
  • April 13
    The admitted student open house on April 11 drew a record 169 admitted students and their families to campus for a full day of activities.
  • April 13
    A friendship that blossomed in theater at Lake Forest College continues today as Charlie Alves ’08 and Tom Sargent ’10 work together to bring that extra spark to Chicago Bulls’ home games.
  • April 12
    Students in the Disney, Music and Culture class got an insider’s perspective on Walt Disney World, thanks to an afternoon interview via Skype with alumna Katie Lackey ’02—an award-winning Disney employee.
  • April 5
    Robbie Barker ’16, an East Coaster, was looking for a small college in another part of the country when he hit on Lake Forest, the town where his grandparents lived—and his grandfather served a term as mayor.
  • April 4
    When Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer asked Mallory Carroll ’15 to come back to campus to speak to his Quantitative Methods class, she jumped at the chance.
  • April 1

    David Axelrod, the renowned political strategist and commentator, will deliver this year’s graduation address at the College’s 138th Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Ravinia Festival Park in Highland Park, Illinois.

  • April 1
    Students can choose from business, sciences, arts, law and policy, and “build your own.”
  • March 30
    The Lake Forest College Student Symposium, now in its 19th year, takes place on Tuesday, April 5. Click here for the schedule.