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News and Events

College Headlines

  • January 13
    Student entrepreneurs can compete for cash prizes, potential investments
  • January 13

    Ahmad Sadri was interviewed on Worldview, Chicago’s National Public Radio station highly regarded noon discussion.

  • January 12
    Lake Forest College will host the 2017 Chicago Brain Bee on Saturday, February 11, a competition to test neuroscience knowledge among area high school and home-schooled students, grades 9 through 12.
  • January 4
    After posting 159 victories and a .569 winning percentage in 2016, Forester teams will begin the new year by resuming conference play in basketball and men’s hockey. The women’s hockey team is headed to Minnesota and the swimmers to southern California.
  • January 4
    Glaring sun and bright blue skies belied the bitter -2° wind chill in Lake Forest on Wednesday, January 4, as construction of the new Lillard Science Center continued unabated. A tour around the building shows the progress—and new views.
  • January 3

    The American Sociological Association recently invited Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer to write a piece on the election and the issue of climate change for their monthly newsletter.

  • December 27

    Student-teachers Nicole Ostro ’16 and Jeanette Thommes ’16 celebrated the culmination of their teacher licensure program at a ceremony on December 13, 2016. Both have secured teaching positions for the spring 2017 semester.

  • December 27

    The Office of Financial Aid has talked with more prospective students and their families in the fall of 2016 than ever before, and that’s a good thing, says Associate Vice President for Financial Aid Jerry Cebrzynski.

  • December 21
    The Health and Wellness Center doctoral internship program has earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • December 16
    Students explored the wide range of creative arts careers when they met with three young alumnae—an arts auction house account exec, a theater company house manager, and a web designer—during an on-campus event hosted by the Career Advancement Center.
  • December 14
    The next step in the construction of the new Lillard Science Center is under way and has continued despite two snowstorms.
  • December 13
    When Matt Helderman ’11 stopped by campus during finals, 50 students jumped at the chance to meet with the film entrepreneur who got his start in the industry while still a student at Lake Forest College.
  • December 9
    Ann Maine, a senior lecturer in the biology department, was re-elected president of the Lake County Forest Preserve District for a fourth consecutive term.
  • December 7
    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.
  • December 5
    Take a break from finals to meet Matt Helderman ’11, who founded Buffalo 8 Productions while a senior at Lake Forest College. Join Matt for lunch on Friday, December 9 in the Pierson Rooms in the Student Center.
  • December 5

    He wanted to be a Catholic priest, but then started questioning his faith. To find the answers, Zachary Kelvington ’17 read the Bible from cover to cover, became an atheist, then decided to study religion in college. 

  • November 29
    Daw-Nay Evans, assistant professor of philosophy, and Fatima Rahman, assistant professor of politics, have recently been appointed to endowed assistant professorships, Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty Michael Orr announced.
  • November 28
    New Internationalist cites Professor of Economics Rob Baade as an expert in a recent article on the economics of the Olympic Games.
  • November 21
    Students and faculty attended the Project LEAD (Leaders in Education Advocating for Diversity) Fall Forum on November 11.
  • November 17
    Lake Forest College announces the election of Randy Lauer of Winnetka, Ill., to its Board of Trustees. He will serve on the Post Graduate Outcomes and Property & Operations committees through 2020.
  • November 17
    An opinion piece on the results of the U.S. election by Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri appears on The Guardian U.S. edition, which covers American and international news for an online, global audience.
  • November 16
    Chicagoan Julio Madrid ’17 wasted no time getting involved in on-campus activities when he transferred to Lake Forest College his junior year—and he’s glad he did.
  • November 16

    Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was published in the Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Check out her article “Rediscovering Papa Franz: Teaching anthropology and modern life.”

  • November 15
    The 2016 Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium, held November 10, was a highlight of Brain Awareness Week. With 36 student presentations, this was the largest Glassman Symposium ever.
  • November 15
    “The World in 2050” is a competition open to all students to produce responses to the following question—what will the world of the future hold at the half-century mark?
  • November 15
    Lake Forest business students turned heads at the 2016 Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) National Conference and Pitch Competition that drew 1,000 students and faculty from 150 universities in the U.S.
  • November 11
    Professor of Economics Robert Baade was tapped as an expert in an article about the World Series’ effect on Chicago’s economy.
  • November 9
    She grew up in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood and attended a downtown high school, yet Nikoletta Raso ’17 fell in love with the city all over again after participating in the College’s In The Loop Program.
  • November 8
    The role the brain plays in voting and making purchases will be explored Wednesday during the 13th annual Brain Awareness Week.
  • November 7
    Shubhik DebBurman, professor of biology and chair of neuroscience, talked about the importance of a liberal arts education, among other subjects, in the November 5 “Sunday Breakfast” in North Shore Weekend.