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News and Events

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  • 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.
  • November 7
    The College’s moving fall theater production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre closed on November 5 after a two-weekend run.
  • November 7
    Cubs win, Cubs win—and Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers, who wrote Wrigley Regulars: Finding Community In The Bleachers, is quoted in a story on Time.com.
  • November 7

    The first time he visited campus, Peyton Schrag ’17 was drawn in by Professor Shubhik DebBurman’s teaching style. Today, he helps out with the very same lecture.

  • November 4
    Lake Forest College women’s soccer player Nina Perkkio ’17 was named Forester Athlete of the Week for her performance in the team’s 2-1 triumph over Ripon College.
  • November 1
    Multi-media artist Davis Schneiderman of Lake Forest College, art historian Maggie Taft, and others will talk about—and play with—the many sides of drone technology during Drones R Us, a Chicago Humanities Festival event on Sunday.
  • November 1

    How the brain reacts to bilingualism, the neuroscience behind attention, and the role the brain plays in voting and making purchases will be explored during the 13th annual Brain Awareness Week at Lake Forest College, November 7-12.

  • October 26
    Most students struggle at times when things don’t go as planned. Not getting that internship, performing poorly in an important game, or failing an exam will undoubtedly ratchet up a student’s stress level.
  • October 25
    The Chicago Tribune quoted Associate Professor of Politics and Department Chair Siobhan Moroney in a local roundup on the upcoming presidential election as teaching opportunity.
  • October 18

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $600,000, six-year grant to Lake Forest College for its new major in African American studies.

  • October 18
    Work on the foundation walls of the new Lillard Science Center on Middle Campus began this week.
  • October 17
    One of the main reasons Michael Rueffer ’17 chose Lake Forest College over other colleges that recruited him to play basketball was its Career Advancement Center (CAC).
  • October 12
    Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends grabbed a Sharpie and signed a beam that will be installed in the Lillard Science Center during a ceremony on Friday, October 7.
  • October 11
    More than 1,200 alumni, parents, and friends traveled to campus to celebrate Homecoming, October 7–8. This year’s events helped create one of the most exciting Homecoming weekends ever.