News and Events

News and Events

College Headlines

  • January 27
    Davis Schneiderman wrote on four great songs by David Bowie for The Weeklings and interviewed David Shields and Caleb Powell on their book, I Think You’re Totally Wrong, for Huffington Post.
  • January 26
    Don’t miss the annual “The Sleds Are Coming!” event, featuring the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association sled hockey team, at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 31.
  • January 26
    Eboo Patel will present his talk, “Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21stCentury,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2 in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel.
  • January 20
    Students, faculty, staff, and community members packed the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program on Monday.
  • January 18
    A musical score by Professor of Music Don Meyer to accompany Max Wants a Divorce—Live at Lake Forest College, February 6 at 7 p.m.
  • October 28
    Students Anne Marie Brugioni ’16 and Xhris Fitzgerald ’17 present preliminary findings at the Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • May 20
    President Stephen Schutt was interviewed on the WBBM Noon Business Hour about the benefits of attending a small, liberal arts college.
  • March 26
    The Delhi New Record newspaper in Ontario, Canada featured Leah Ebdon ’18 and her role in the 2014-15 Forester women’s hockey season.
  • March 17
    The Vermont Law School professor and retired Dean of Forestry at Yale University discussed the need for a new global environmentalism in his talk on March 17, 2015.
  • February 24
    In the Winter 2015 issue of Context, the journal of the American Sociological Association, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Todd Beer used Ferguson as an example of “teaching sociology as it happens.”
  • February 13 has named Lake Forest College in first place in Illinois for best return on investment among small colleges, and 11th in the nation. Read more about Lake Forest College’s standing in the rankings here.
  • February 12
    Lake Forest College was named among the top colleges and universities near Chicago by, an Internet site devoted to investment education.
  • February 3
    Princeton Review named the College one of “the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid” in its just published book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In - 2015 Edition.
  • January 22
    The donation from anonymous donors is the largest in College history to help students achieve post-graduate success.
  • January 16

    Lake Forest College is pleased to announce a new $800,000, four-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to involve students and faculty in urban archeological digs in Chicago, and in complementary coursework in various disciplines. 

  • January 14
    The College is pleased to announce a $40 million renovation and addition project that will transform the existing Science Center into a 130,000-square-foot state-of-the-art research and teaching facility.
  • January 13

    Lake Forest College Press, its imprint &NOW Books, and the College’s Print and Digital Publishing minor are getting a lot of attention lately and likely will draw more in coming months.

  • December 12
    Six months after graduation, 94% of the Class of 2013 either had a job or volunteer opportunity, were enrolled in graduate school, or were traveling.
  • September 17
    On Thursday, September 17 Professor Baade will appear on the national news program CBS This Morning (ch. 2).  
  • August 28
    Following a fun-filled week of Orientation, the campus community cheerfully welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus during the official Matriculation Ceremony on August 27.
  • May 14
    Alexandra Waszak ’14, who graduated in May with a degree in international relations and economics, will attend the 2014 NEW Leadership Illinois residential program, a weeklong workshop designed to encourage women’s participation in public life.
  • May 7
    It’s a busy spring for Associate Professor of English Josh Corey, who recently had two poems published and is having a book launch in mid-May. On Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago, Corey will read from his new novel, Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy. In addition, the May issue of Poetry Magazine features two works by Corey: “Animals” and “Mrs. God.”
  • May 1
    Lake Forest College students earned a bronze medal in a regional Chinese language competition. It was the first time Lake Forest participated in the event and it was the only small liberal arts college represented.
  • April 28
    Senior Ryan Stivers ’14 is the first Forester to be elected to the executive council of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. It’s his third honor in the past year.
  • April 28
    His paper, “Juvenile hormore regulates body size and perturbs insulin-signaling in Drosophila” was accepted into the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a leading science journal.
  • April 28
    Professor of Mathematics David Yuen gave an invited talk titled “Paramodular Forms and Borcherds Products” at the International Conference on Explicit Theory of Automorphic Forms held at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, in March. Prof. Yuen, the only American among researchers from China, Germany, Japan, Britain, Australia, India, and France, gave the opening speech at this week-long conference. Prof. Yuen is the recipient of the Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership for the 2012-13 school year.
  • April 9
    “Holocaust Education: Analysis of Curricula and Frameworks: A Case Study of Illinois,” co-authored by Daniel Rosenstein ’12, was published in The Social Studies in March 2014.
  • April 4
    Professor David Yuen gave an invited talk titled “Modularity in Degree Two” at the weeklong “Curves and Automorphic Forms” workshop at Arizona State University in March. This workshop was also part of the huge LMFDB project, a database of L-functions, modular forms, and related objects funded by the NSF and other agencies.
  • December 6
    Cecilia Reyes ’15 was one of only 73 students nationwide to be awarded a 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. She was selected from a pool of more than 750 students from 45 states who were nominated for the honor.
  • October 1 is the latest to review Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri’s The Epic of the Persian Kings: the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi.