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ForesterNet provides easy access to helpful resources, services, and tools for the campus community. Here you can access your webmail, faculty/staff and student directories, academic and career resources, as well as other important services. You can view the latest campus news, upcoming events, and see what’s on the menu in the Caf.

Note: my.lakeforest continues to house Moodle, important forms, reports, committee minutes, and other password protected information and resources.  


Eighth Annual Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind and Behavior Memorial Symposium

This year The Glassman Symposium will be held on October 29 and will feature faculty and alumni talks virtually from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Presentations will be made by:

Kimberly Diah ‘13, PhD Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics BEYOND CONCUSSIONS: DOES POSITION PLAYED AND RACIAL IDENTITY IMPACT COGNITION IN FORMER NFL ATHLETES? 7:25 P.M.


Rebecca Delventhal, PhD Assistant Professor of Biology FLY TBI: A MODEL TO STUDY INJURY-INDUCED NEURODEGENERATION 7:05 P.M.

Michael Fiske ’10, PhD Northwestern University Institute of Neuroscience WHEN A NETWORK GOES ROGUE: MODELING EPILEPTIC CHANGES IN THE SUBICULUM 8:05 P.M.

The link to the Virtual Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind and Behavior Memorial Symposium can be obtained by requesting it via email to

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College launches video series titled "Choose Anti-racism"

Inspired by Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work of How To Be An Antiracist, Lake Forest College is pleased to launch a video series titled "Choose Anti-racism." This series is a digital library of short educational videos created by College faculty and staff that reflects on each of the chapters from Dr. Ibram Kendi’s work. The videos will be released throughout the year and offer insight on how, as a campus community, we can apply the lessons from each chapter to make Lake Forest College truly anti-racist. 

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Quick Spring 2021 survey

Dear students,

I hope your semester is going well. The College's leadership and crisis management teams have been meeting regularly this semester, and we know you are anxiously awaiting further details about our plans for Spring 2021. As always, your health and safety remains our top priority. With that in mind, to facilitate our planning, I am writing to ask you to complete a short survey about the Spring 2021 semester.


As we build our plans for Spring 2021 and consider what our residential capacity could be, we want to learn the number of students who already know that they will not require housing because they plan to commute, rent, or continue to learn remotely. ALL STUDENTS, please answer this 30-second survey  about your Spring 2021 needs by Wednesday, October 28 at 5pm to help us with our planning. You’ll see that the survey simply asks whether to include you in, or exclude you from, the list of people who hope to live on campus in Spring 2021.


To help you complete the survey, please know that we currently expect some spring courses to be taught on campus and some to be taught remotely. Our goal is to offer a residential experience on campus for as many students as we can safely house, and to provide regular COVID testing for those in residence or commuting.  


We will share more details about the spring semester in the coming weeks. Thank you! 




Andrea B. Conner

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Lake Forest College


Rosemary House

555 North Sheridan Road

Lake Forest, IL  60045


Pronouns: she / her / hers

UWC Davis Projects for Peace - Project Grant $10,000
Hello everyone,
"My challenge to you is to bring about a mindset for preparing for peace, instead of preparing for war."- Kathryn Wasserman Davis
Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday, international philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis chose to celebrate by committing $1 million to Projects for Peace
Projects for Peace is an initiative for undergraduate students to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2021anywhere in the world—which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. 
We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.
See all the amazing projects completed in Summer 2019: Projects for Peace Viewbook
Project Proposal Requirements
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement which includes:
  • A description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages)
  • A budget (one separate page)
  • IMPORTANT - All project proposals require a heading to include the following: Title of Project (not to change once submitted), the country where the project will take place, sponsoring college, designated project leader name, remaining team member names and schools, date range of project implementation
  • Proposals should have pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project
For more informationProjects for Peace Q&A
Deadline for proposals: January 15th, 2020
Process to submit a proposal: Email me [] for the Proposal Submission Form. 
Proposal Selection Process: Recommendations for a winning proposal and an alternative proposal will be made by mid-February, by an on-campus selection committee.  The final decision regarding the funding for the winning and alternative proposals will be made by the UWC Davis Scholars Program by mid-March. The implementation of the project(s) would be Summer 2021.
Please feel free to schedule a meeting with me to discuss ideas or questions!
You can use to find a time that works best for you.


Alexandra (Allie) Olson


Global Engagement Office (GEO)


Schedule an appointment:

847-735-5231 |

Activate applications still being accepted

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Dear Rising Juniors and Seniors,


A reminder that applications are still being accepted for the 2021-22 Lake Forest College In The Loop and 2021 ACTIVATE programs! Don’t miss your chance to live, work, and study in one of the best cities in the world: Chicago.



Both programs are intended for juniors and seniors who are looking to set themselves apart by getting a head start on their professional journey after Lake Forest College. An academic internship is a requirement of both programs, enhancing your resume, while also helping you identify personal and professional goals.


As an extra incentive, students may carry over and apply the College’s one free internship credit to the overall total cost of the ACTIVATE program. By choosing this option, you have the opportunity to live in Chicago in the summer, while completing an academic internship and career focused workshops, at a one-time-only significantly reduced cost. As a reminder, students must notify the Business Office regarding their intention to complete a free internship credit by this Thursday, October 15th. To notify the Business Office of your intention, click here. For more information regarding this option and program cost, please visit the ACTIVATE webpage and/or contact me directly.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am also more than happy to meet with you via Zoom and walk you through how you can make a semester and/or summer in Chicago work for you. To schedule a meeting, please click here.


All the best,





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Jennifer A. Larsen ‘07

Director, Center for Chicago Programs

Lake Forest College

555 N. Sheridan Rd.

Lake Forest, IL 60045


p: 847.735.6172

Student Government announces new members

Hello Foresters,


Please join me in congratulating Student Government’s new Senators. If you are interested in filling an open position, please email me a letter of intent at your earliest convivence.


International Senator for Class of 2021

We are still seeking students for this position!


Domestic Senator for Class of 2021

Monica Sosani

We are still seeking additional students for this position!


International Senator for Class of 2022

Jerries Azar

We are still seeking additional students for this position!


Domestic Senator for Class of 2022

Emily Castillo-Espinoza

Eddie Crummey

Eli Kraus

We are still seeking additional students for this position!


International Senator for Class of 2023

We are still seeking students for this position!


Domestic Senator for Class of 2023

We are still seeking students for this position!


International Senator for Class of 2024

Aasif Dar

Wiktoria Pedyrc


Domestic Senator for Class of 2024

Chelsea Davis

Alec Macartney

Suma Pasupulati

We are still seeking additional students for this position!


On-Campus Senator

Mawande Mayiga


Additionally, please join me in congratulating and welcoming Gabe Anzeze and Enjo Salonga to College Council.


Thank you all, and have a wonderful rest of your week.



Grace Verb

Student Government President

Academic policy provisions for Fall 2020 Remote Semester

Please find below an important resend of information you received from our office late last month.  With an Advising Period now underway (Oct 19-30), we want to make sure both you and your advisors are well-versed on the following procedures specifically for the current fall term:

·       Declaring a course under the Pass-Fail arrangement, plus what exemptions and restrictions are in place surrounding this policy

·       Withdrawing from a course with an automatic “W” grade, and how to secure approval for Partial Credit Recovery

Enacted policies for Fall 2020 term: (1) P/F limit exemption, (2) Partial Credit Recovery

1. Cumulative P/F Limit Exemption for Fall 2020. As in the Spring 2020 semester, any courses taken Pass-Fail in the Fall 2020 semester are exempted from the maximum of 4.0 credits of P grades that can appear on a student’s transcript at any one time.


a. Departmental restrictions on Pass-Fail grades for major and minor course requirements shall not be waived for any courses in the Fall 2020 semester.

b. A “Pass” grade in a Fall 2020 course shall also not automatically satisfy any minimum letter grade requirement for prerequisite courses.

c. Pass-Fail is not the default grading system for Fall 2020. Students must declare the P-F grading arrangement by going through the well-established procedure of electronically submitting a Pass-Fail Registration Form to their advisor, who then forwards their approval to the Registrar’s Office at

2. COVID-19: Partial Credit Recovery (PCR) for Fall 2020. As in the Spring 2020 semester, this PCR policy allows students who withdraw from a course having completed at least half the coursework to recover half of the attempted credit for a course, rather than lose the entire credit. The policy is available for attempted courses valued at either .5 or 1 credit. Currently this policy would only be available for the Fall 2020 term.

a. Procedure. If a student withdraws from a course halfway through the term or later (October 12-December 4)), they may request instructor approval for PCR. Unlike the Spring 2020 semester, PCR for Fall 2020 requires instructor approval (in addition to advisor approval) as part of the Course Withdrawal Form submission.

b. Eligibility. Students are eligible for PCR when, at the instructor’s discretion, they have: (1) completed at least 50% of graded coursework and the normally required hours for in- and out-of-class work (140 hours, outside of finals, for a full-credit course) and (2) achieved a D- or better average for that graded coursework.

c. Transcript. If PCR is approved by the instructor via signature on a W form dated on or after October 12, no letter grade gets submitted. Rather, the student transcript shows 1) a W for the original course (no adverse impact on one’s GPA), and 2) a generic College credit (COLL 119) with a grade of P. The P applies toward the 32 credits for graduation, but does not satisfy any FFC or major/minor/program requirements. The P cannot be converted to a letter grade.

d. Retaking PCR courses. If the student retakes the course in the future, they would retain the partial-credit designation on their transcript as COLL 119 and the W from the original semester. The P for COLL 119 will not affect the grade if they retake the course. The student must complete the entire retake of the course to earn a new credit. Students can’t obtain PCR for the same course more than once

What's happening on our (virtual) campus this semester? Lots!

Foresters are as busy as ever and connecting in many exciting ways. Look for new videos each week to see what's happening (virtually) around campus. 

This week, take a look at the progress being made on three vital campus projects. See how Young Hall is being transformed and expanded into the new Brown Hall, take a peek inside the new Oppenheimer Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and get a bird's eye view of the new Mohr Field.