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News and Events

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  • August 31
    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.
  • August 31
    Registration is open for the October 6 Oppenheimer lecture featuring animal welfare and autism activist Temple Grandin. Click here to reserve your seat.
  • August 31
    The Week of Welcome has been going strong. Don’t miss the events still on tap for this week through Saturday.
  • August 31

    The following offices will be closed on Monday, September 5: Career Advancement Center, Center for Chicago Programs, Office of Communications and Marketing, and Visual Communications.

  • August 30
    The bridge that connected Johnson A and B was removed Tuesday, August 30, as site preparation for the Science Center expansion progresses.
  • August 30

    Danae Cannedy ’18 first learned about Lake Forest College as a high schooler from a brochure mailed to her home in Pasadena, Maryland.

  • August 29
    A research paper by Associate Professor of Biology Alex Shingleton and Omid Saleh Ziabari ’15 has been published in Evolution, the international journal of organic evolution.
  • August 29
    Lake Forest will host the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Midwest Soccer Showcase the weekend of September 9-11. The Forester men’s and women’s teams will compete against Coe College, Lawrence University, and Macalester College.
  • August 29
    A live stream of the ongoing work at the Science Center on Middle Campus can be viewed here. Keep up-to-date on progress as it happens.
  • August 26
    Chicago Tribune Film Critic Michael Phillips covered the head-turning, interactive “Windy City in Motion: Movies and Travel in Chicago” exhibit at Union Station the College has put together with DePaul University.
  • August 24
    The traditional day trip to Chicago was held Tuesday, August 23. The weather was beautiful for this annual introduction to the city.
  • August 24
    Rain didn’t stop 340 new students from moving to campus on Friday, August 19.  Video by Ian Blank
  • August 24
    Lake Forest College welcomes several outstanding new full-time faculty members in chemistry; education; English; economics, business, and finance; entrepreneurship and innovation; modern languages and literatures; philosophy; and psychology.
  • August 24
    Signs, sidewalks, and ramps were installed this week around the Johnson Science Center to direct pedestrian traffic flow around Middle Campus and safe entry to the science buildings during construction.
  • August 22
    Associate Professor of English Judy Dozier’s short story, “Kenny’s Friend,” was accepted for publication in the anthology Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, which is scheduled for publication in January 2017.
  • August 17
    When students—and faculty—return to campus, they’ll find the Johnson C building gone as work continues on site preparation for the Science Center renovation and expansion.
  • August 16
    Sarah Chiren ’16 will present her work on traumatic brain injury at this fall’s Neuroscience 2016 conference, where international neuroscientists present emerging science to their colleagues.
  • August 5
    The Office of Admissions hosted almost 100 prospective students and their families during an Open House on Friday, August 5.
  • July 27
    Lake Forest College, in partnership with Lake Forest Library and The Ragdale Foundation, has chosen Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff as the 2016 selection for Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale.
  • July 26

    Lauren Dalecky ’17 spent her Fourth of July in France presenting a poster outlining her three summers of research with Professor of Chemistry Jason Cody.

  • July 20

    Work on the renovation and expansion of Johnson Science Center—the most visible project in Access: The Campaign for Lake Forest College—has begun.

  • July 19
    Forbes is looking for social media posts from current students about life at the College.
  • June 22
    As part of their summer research project, students visited World Relief, an organization that provides resettlement services, employment assistance, and counseling for recent arrivals from Bhutan, Burundi, Sudan, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other countries.
  • June 13
    WBBM-Radio, CBS Local in Chicago, and Daily North Shore consulted Assistant Professor of Politics and Chair of Islamic World Studies Fatima Rahman for her input on the Orlando massacre.
  • June 13
    Assistant Professor of Music Scott Edgar took his Disney, Music, and Culture class to view the Chicago birthplace of Walt Disney.
  • June 10
    A. B. Dick Professor of Economics Rob Baade was interviewed recently by the Chicago Tribune and the ABC News affiliate in Dallas for his opinion on the economics of sports stadiums.
  • June 8
    Rapheal Mathis ’17 and Devin Tyler ’17 represented Lake Forest College at the National Climate Leadership Summit and Presidential Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, June 6–8.
  • June 7
    The Washington Post and Mapping Ignorance website focused on the economics of the Olympics in developing countries, based on a paper co-authored by A.B. Dick Professor of Economics Robert Baade.
  • June 1
    The College’s signature summertime Richter Scholar program, which gives students an opportunity to do research with a professor, is in full swing.
  • May 18
    President Stephen Schutt was interviewed on the WBBM Noon Business Hour today about the small college difference. Click here for the CBS Chicago Education Week webpage.