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News and Events

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  • April 29

    Professor of Music Don Meyer and the Lake Forest Moving Picture Orchestra present a live performance of music to accompany Chicago-produced silent film Max Wants a Divorce at the Chicago History Museum on Tuesday, May 17.

  • 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 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 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.
  • March 23
    A group of students ventured to the Logan Square area of Chicago last weekend on a College-led trip to the city.
  • March 23
    Eight student entrepreneur businesses have been selected finalists in the first Pitch It!
  • March 23
    There’s still time to attend the Lake Forest Literary Festival. Students and guests have already enjoyed an inside look at Cuban photography, Second City comedy, and live poetry.
  • March 22
    Thirteen students were inducted into the Nu Rho Psi national neuroscience honorary society in a ceremony on March 17. Seven alumni and two faculty members also were inducted.
  • March 22
    More than 100 students volunteered at the Area 13 Special Olympics Aquatics Meet at the Sports and Recreation Center on March 19. Click here for more photos.
  • March 21

    Lake Forest College diver Heath Ogawa ’19 placed eighth off the 1-meter board at the NCAA Division III Championship Meet and was named All-American.

  • March 18

    Michelle Greeneway ’16 received the 2016 Laura Hurd Award, presented by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the NCAA Division III Women’s Player of the Year.

  • March 17
    Professor Glenn Adelson will lead a summer field school where students will travel around Lake Michigan on a three-week camping trip to study the flora of the Great Lakes.
  • March 17
    An article written by Associate Professor of Economics Amanda Felkey was selected by Palgrave Macmillan and the journal’s editorial team to represent an example of best content for the Eastern Economic Journal.
  • March 11
    The Athletics Department is once again hosting the annual Special Olympics Area 13 Aquatics Meet on Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Sports Center. Click here for details.
  • March 11

    Men’s tennis player Trevor Allen ’19 was named Forester Athlete of the Week March 10 for his performance during the team’s spring break trip to Orlando, Florida. Click here for details. 

  • March 11
    The 12th Annual Lake Forest Literary Festival will feature Cuban photography, Second City comedy, live poetry, a dramatic reading, and the Tusitala launch party, March 21-24. Click here for details.
  • March 11
    The Environmental Studies Program treks senior seminar students along the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico each spring break to learn in the field.
  • March 8
    Katherine Skiba, a Chicago Tribune Washington reporter, turned to Assistant Professor of Politics Michael Hartney for his thoughts on the 10th Congressional District race in Illinois.
  • March 7
    In The Loop students mingled with Chicago alums and forged critical professional relationships at the first All-Access Mixer of the spring 2016 semester.