News and Events

News and Events

College Headlines

  • May 17
    David Fernandez-Diaz loved sharing his love of Spanish literature, culture, and history with students over the past academic year, and embraces the College’s liberal arts philosophy.
  • May 17
    Chemistry majors are on the rise at Lake Forest College. Just look at the latest crop of grads: 15 majors in the Class of 2017.
  • May 17
    The garden stewards at the Lake Forest College Student Garden at Glen Rowan are already harvesting some of their produce and selling it on campus—with free delivery included.
  • May 16
    A total of 148 students started classes on Tuesday, May 16, the first day of classes in the 2017 summer session.
  • May 16
    The first day of summer classes—Tuesday, May 16— has brought a new vibe to campus that students say they like.
  • May 12
    It was a lovely spring day for the annual Senior Honors Convocation held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.
  • May 12
    The Class of 2017 graduated at the College’s 139th Commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017 at Ravinia Festival Park. There were nearly 375 graduates. Watch the video from the May 13 ceremony here and take a look at this photo gallery, too!
  • May 12
    Seniors, their families and friends gathered for the annual day-before-graduation Senior Brunch in the Gus and Margie Hart Dining Hall on Friday, May 12. A host of faculty and staff also joined in the celebration. There are 375 students set to graduate May 13.
  • May 8
    Alumna Helen Jugovic Tarokic ’00, who runs a busy immigration law practice in Wilmington, North Carolina, was featured on Wilmingtonbiz.com—the online offering of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, the region’s number one resource for business news and information.
  • May 8

    Hajar Habbal ’20 has been selected from a group of national finalists to become one of 16 in this year’s incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. 

  • May 8
    The Donnelley and Lee Library was a popular study spot Monday as students hunkered down to finish projects and study for finals.
  • May 2
    Lake Forest College celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 28 by planting trees with a group that included representatives from Student Government, LEAP, and the Campus Sustainability Committee.
  • April 27
    Work will be conducted on the B-wing starting May 15 and likely last until the end of July, which will include closing off the entrance and stairs on the south side of the B-wing and removing two bathrooms in the McCormick Auditorium lobby.
  • April 27
    Students enrolled in the ACTIVATE Summer Internship Program joined the Alumni Board for a networking lunch on Saturday, April 22.
  • April 25
    The 2017 Relay For Life had 36 teams and raised nearly $51,000 for the American Cancer Society—well above its goal of $44,800.
  • April 25
    Sae Rom Kang ’17 presented his senior thesis research at an American Chemical Society conference in San Francisco.
  • April 24
    The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lake Forest College was named a “Best Emerging Program” by the nation’s leading academic entrepreneur organization.
  • April 19
    Evelyn Johnson ’18 and Mat Obstoj ’17 and their product Boullé are the top winners in the 2017 Lake Forest College Pitch It! entrepreneur competition.
  • April 19
    Casey Hartfiel ’17 won second prize in the student poster competition at the Western Social Science Association conference in San Francisco.
  • April 18
    Nearly 50 members of faculty and staff gathered to honor the published and creative work of the College’s distinguished faculty during the annual Sue and Gene Hotchkiss Celebration of Faculty Scholarship on Tuesday, April 18.
  • April 13
    Trained in translation, Denise Kripper worked as both a translator and interpreter for years. She loved what she did so much, she earned her PhD so that she could share her passion for literature, cultural studies, and translation with others.
  • April 13

    Lake Forest College has received a $496,200 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for new scientific equipment and instrumentation to equip its expanded science facilities and better serve students’ expanding interest in pursuing science majors.

  • April 12
    Students are honored for excellence in the liberal arts and sciences within the Lake Forest College community.
  • April 12
    The winners and runners-up for Lake Forest College’s The World in 2050 competition were announced at the Student Symposium’s closing ceremony on April 11 and were invited to perform or screen their winning work.
  • April 11

    Nearly 300 students, faculty, and staff volunteered for the 2017 Forester Day of Service—the College’s largest service program of the year. 

  • April 11
    Students met environmental industry professionals in a small-group networking event to learn about the variety of careers that will allow them to have an impact on the environment and apply their investigative skills to advance environmental science and related initiatives.
  • April 4
    Courtney Wright ’88 was recently featured in the Chicago Sun-Times for the innovation of her manufacturing company.
  • April 3
    Michael Roy ’18 shared the story of his journey through college, mental health, and his struggle with letting go of the “shoulds” in life as part of the College’s longstanding Soup and Stories program.
  • March 31
    Nearly 70 students attended a panel discussion to learn about careers in advertising, marketing and public relations and network with four professionals.
  • March 31
    Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the College for “creating dynamic pathways” for community-college transfer students.