News and Events

News and Events

College Headlines

  • August 10
    Orientation isn’t just for the students. We’ve designed a parent orientation program to introduce you to the resources available to help your student succeed. Don’t miss it!
  • August 4
    The nation’s leading academic entrepreneur organization recognized the College’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program for its interdisciplinary focus and for providing students “unmatched” experiential learning experiences.
  • February 1
    Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program worked with two Waukegan organizations to help revitalize the city’s downtown, the Lake County News-Sun reported in February.
  • August 17
    First-year students hang out with Lake Forest College’s mascot—Boomer the Bear—during a special pre-orientation event for First Connection.
  • August 15

    Transfer student Philip Freund ’18 has always had an interest in science and is already flexing his research muscles in a medical lab after just one semester at Lake Forest College.

  • August 14
    New faculty members joining Lake Forest College in the 2017–18 academic year include:
  • July 26
    Bryan O’Connor ’04 was recently named in the top 100 of Forbes Magazine’s inaugural list of “America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” in the country.
  • July 19
    Emily Ong ’17 received the accolade at the 14th Annual World Congress on Neurology and Neurological Disorders meeting in Chicago on July 18 and 19.
  • July 18
    Six teams vied for the coveted McPherson Cup at Lake Forest College’s 4th Annual Plate Race on July 13.
  • July 17
    After sharing liquid-nitrogen ice cream in honor of national ice cream month and viewing a chemistry webinar on the chemistry of ice cream, the chemistry department summer researchers gathered for photos.
  • July 14
    Click here to watch a totally cool (and fun!) video introducing the new Forester Guides.
  • July 13
    Students in Improvisation Techniques—a summer course at Lake Forest College—practice the art of improvisational comedy through a mix of exercises led by theater lecturer David Knoell.
  • July 10
    Nipun Chauhan ’18 is loving his summer internship for so many reasons.
  • July 6
    A drone camera captured aerial photos and video of the new Lillard Science Center renovation and construction project on a nearly windless, sunny morning.
  • July 5
    Students in the Our Amazing Brain class wowed the crowd during a symposium and poster presentation that showcased key neuroscience questions tackled during the four-week June summer course.
  • June 29
    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) formally notified Lake Forest College that its accreditation has been reaffirmed, President Stephen Schutt announced on June 28.
  • June 26
    TEDxLakeForestCollege: “Curving the Straight Line” will take place on October 27 at 5 p.m. in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel. Keep on the lookout to apply to become a speaker or volunteer at the event.
  • June 23
    Workers have completed laying a new artificial turf at Farwell Field.  This was a full replacement of the field which was finished in time for Forester football practice to begin in mid-August.
  • June 21
    Peter Nesper ’15, a clinical research associate at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, has achieved a remarkable and rare accomplishment. Since August 2016, he has published 15 research articles and is the lead author on three.
  • June 20
    The Dean’s List celebrates students at the College who have received distinguished academic awards throughout the full school year. In order to have made the Dean’s List, students must achieve and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.60 for two consecutive semesters.
  • June 12
    The Richter Scholar Program is so well under way that the first section—the students who work with a professor for four weeks—concluded their studies and presented their research on Friday, June 9.
  • June 8
    More than 90 students and recent grads learned about cutting-edge research advancements in neuroscience-related disciplines at the Society for Neuroscience 2017 Scientific Meeting held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
  • June 8
    The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz, a film Zak Engel ’10 scored in 2014, was picked up by HBO and is available on its streaming services.
  • June 7
    These students are knocking out a full semester of calculus in just one month. Way to plan ahead!
  • June 7
    Camille Johnson-Yale, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, has just released a book, titled A History of Hollywood’s Outsourcing Debate: Runaway Production.
  • June 7

    Four recent grads launched their careers in the insurance industry thanks to connections from the Career Advancement Center.

  • June 5
    Three Lake Forest College alumni just received their MD degrees at Rosalind Franklin University Medical School: Keith Solvang ’11, Daryn Cass ’10, and Daniella Brutman ’12.
  • May 31
    ACTIVATE has begun! Students enjoyed dinner in Chinatown Tuesday night after moving into The Flats, where they’ll live this summer while completing internships.
  • May 26
    With a job lined up as a research assistant at a major university before he graduated, James Haney ’17 will spend his summer backpacking West Coast trails and considering his next move—medical school or becoming a college professor.
  • May 25
    Lake Forest College teacher candidates passed the national Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) with flying colors, scoring an average 49.3 points, well above the passing score of 35 set by the state of Illinois.