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Student Life

Student Life Galleries

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    Fall is a beautiful season at Lake Forest College and this autumn was no exception. Students enjoyed many on-campus fall events including an Into the Shadows Carnival, a Halloween all-campus party, glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, a hay ride, and a number of do-it-yourself events, including making caramel apples, street signs and decorating mason jars.
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    During the latest 360 Chicago trip on Saturday, October 21, Lake Forest College students had lunch at Giordano’s Pizza before spending two hours playing games and traveling the world at Krypton VR, Chicago’s first virtual reality lounge.
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    Lake Forest College Homecoming 2017 drew more than 1,000 alumni, family, and friends to campus for two days of festivities. The weather ranged from cool and damp to windy and sunny—even a downpour midway through the football game. But the rain didn’t dampen the Forester spirit or the football outcome: Lake Forest beat Knox by a score of 28 to 21.
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    Students had a blast exploring the West Loop on a 360 Chicago trip on Saturday, September 30. Foresters enjoyed a tasty treat at Bombobar, went to the Willis Tower Skydeck, and explored Union Station’s Great Hall. Check out the Center for Chicago Programs Instagram account (@centerforchicagoprograms). 

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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.