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Student Life

Student Life Galleries

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    Lecturer in Art Olivia Schreiner’s ART 131 Drawing class visited the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest on April 10. They were drawing wild animals such as reptiles, owls and hawks. The Wildlife Discovery Center is a living natural history museum where people of all ages can come face-to-face with a variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. 
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    Nearly 300 students, faculty, and staff volunteered for the 2017 Forester Day of Service—the College’s annual service program and the signature event for Lead the Way, one of the Forester Five values. 
    This year, Forester Day of Service was the closing event of National Division III Week.

    The Forester Day of Service, held Saturday, April 8, continued the tradition of serving the community of North Chicago. Through a partnership with North Chicago Community Partners, Foresters traveled to four North Chicago Elementary Schools to facilitate a day of educational and enrichment activities.

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    Students and faculty gathered to celebrate Eukaryon’s thirteenth annual inauguration on Wednesday, March 8. Eukaryon is an award-winning undergraduate research journal that publishes the very best of life science scholarship conducted at Lake Forest College.
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    The first measurable snowfall of the season blanketed campus over the weekend. The official accumulation for Chicago on Sunday, December 5 amounted to 6.4 inches, as recorded at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
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    First-year students took their turn as teachers when a Lake Forest Country Day School class visited campus. They taught them interactive lessons about the important role their brains play when it comes to sensing the complex world around us, to use our memory, planning, and attention to make decisions, and to execute them into thoughts and movements.
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    The Career Advancement Center’s annual Speed Networking event seriously connects students with professionals in their area of interest. From neuroscience to art history, students from all areas of study come to get career advice, find internship opportunities, and make connections that will hopefully lead to opportunities after graduation.
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    Students, faculty, and staff joined athletics on the quad to kick off Forester Friday. Don’t forget to wear your red and black!
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    If the zip-line didn’t catch your eye, the oversized balloons, loud music, and loads of people sure did! Middle Campus Quad turned into the stage for the Forester Fair, where students explore the variety of clubs, organizations, and offices where they can get involved. 
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    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.
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    The traditional day trip to Chicago was held Tuesday, August 23. The weather was beautiful for this annual introduction to the city.
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    Ten-week Richter scholars presented their research results during a daylong symposium on July 22. Nineteen students worked on 13 projects in biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, English, music, and neuroscience. The four-week Richter Scholar Symposium was held in June.
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    The third consecutive plate race pitted teams of summer research students from different science departments, Richter scholars and the LFC-RFUMS Summer Scholars programs. Runners balanced a stack of petri dishes in a relay around the Middle Campus Quad in this highlight of the summer semester.
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    Certified therapy dogs brought smiles to students faces during the hectic finals week in May. The therapy dogs visit campus during mid-terms and finals to give students an opportunity to de-stress and connect with a furry friend.
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    Four-week Richter scholars presented the results of their research during a daylong symposium on June 3. Seventeen students worked on 13 projects in art history, business, chemistry, computer science, English, environmental studies, politics, and psychology. The 10-week Richter Scholar Symposium will be held on Friday, July 22.
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    The Environmental Studies Program treks senior seminar students down the Mississippi River each spring break to learn in the field about how we are connected to the great river and to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana into which the river drains. Professor Glenn Adelson takes his class on an educational adventure down to New Orleans with lots of pit stops on the way.
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    Students enjoyed stuffing their choice of fuzzy animal during the Build A Bear event for Winter Fest. Black bear or bunny, frog or dog, they picked their favorite, slipped a golden heart-key inside, and filled them until they were plush to their liking.
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    While there are many places on Lake Forest College campus to study, most students tend to have a go-to-spot.  Here are a few students in some of their favorite and most academically productive areas on campus.