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Welcome to ForesterNet, the Lake Forest College Intranet for students, faculty, and staff

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.  


COVID update: One new case identified through last week’s on-campus PCR testing.

Dear campus community,

As we mentioned in previous campus communication, the COVID-19 dashboard is now updated every Tuesday and Friday. At this writing, we have 7 students in isolation with COVID (4 on campus and 3 off campus) and we have 8 students in quarantine (2 on campus and 6 off campus).  

While I have your attention, I’d like to take a moment to thank the staff in Health & Wellness, Residence Life, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Aramark, Parkhurst Dining, Athletics, Conference Operations and Events, Human Resources, and Information Technology Services for their work to prepare for isolation and quarantine cases on- and off-campus. It takes a village and there are so many people working hard behind the scenes; thank you!

As always, we will continue to update campus as the situation warrants. Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our community safe.



Andrea B. Conner
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of StudentsLake Forest College
Rosemary House

Posted 11/9/21

New Vice President for Advancement named: Shawn Vogen to join Lake Forest College community on December 1.

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff,

I am very pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the College’s search for a new Vice President for Advancement and Secretary of the College.  Shawn M. Vogen, PhD, has accepted my offer to assume this key leadership position and will join the College on December 1.  Our search attracted numerous highly qualified candidates, and Shawn’s experience, preparation, and commitment to the College made him our clear first choice.  I will be delighted to welcome him as a new colleague.

For the past two years Shawn has served as Associate Vice President and Philanthropic Counsel for BWF, a national philanthropic consulting firm based in Minneapolis.  From 2015 to 2020, he worked at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where, as Associate Vice President, he led a development team that secured multiple seven and eight-figure gifts to support the research, education, and patient care mission. From 2004 to 2015, Shawn served in increasingly responsible positions for the Medical Center and Health Sciences Division of Loyola University Chicago.  As Loyola’s Assistant Vice President and Associate Dean, Health Sciences Division, he led development, alumni relations, communication, corporate and foundation relation teams that raised substantial support for education, research, and student scholarships.

A 1993 graduate of Saint Olaf College, where he majored in chemistry, Shawn proceeded to earn a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He and his wife, Kristin Carlson Vogen, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services for the Chicago Community Trust, live in River Forest and are the parents of Bjorn, a 2021 graduate of Saint Olaf; Kaitlin, a current junior at the University of Vermont; and Mara, a sophomore at Oak Park and River Forest High School. 

Shawn is a strong believer in liberal arts colleges and the breadth and depth of the education our students receive.  He is eager to join our campus community, lead our talented staff in Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), and raise funds to support our mission and priorities.  Based on the goals that emerge from this year’s strategic planning groups, Shawn will help develop and implement the effective fundraising plans we will need to support those important goals.

I thank my administrative colleagues; faculty members Shubhik DebBurman, Siobhan Moroney, and Rob Lemke; members of our Board of Trustees; Associate Vice President Kim Weidner-Feigh and DAR staff who interviewed candidates and helped produce Shawn’s appointment.  Kim Weidner-Feigh deserves great thanks, moreover, for skillfully leading DAR this past year.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Shawn Vogen to Lake Forest College. 

Stephen D. Schutt
Lake Forest College

Posted 11/5/21

The Writing Center and the Quantitative Resource Centers are prepared to help students meet their goals this term.


Welcome to the second half of the term! The Writing Center and the Quantitative Resource Centers are prepared to help you meet your goals this term.

How to access:

  1. Writing Center:  2 ways:
    1. Contact Director Daniel Henke directly (
    2. Stop in at the WC at the beginning of the hour: If a tutor is available to help, one will help.  If not, you can stop in and discuss possibilities with Daniel Henke in his office connected to the WC.
  2. Quantitative Resource Center: Same two ways as above.
    1. Please know that whatever tutor is available must be one in your subject.
    2. Julia Berkowitz, Director of Quantitative Resource Center, is available best by email this term (
  1. Check out Department Tutor hours:


Department tutors work one-on-one or in small group sessions with students. and provide support for either all courses within a department or for a particular course (see below). Department tutors have set tutoring hours every week and can help their peers prepare for exams, understand concepts covered in class, or go over homework assignments.

These tutors do not send direct reports to instructors about sessions unless otherwise specified. These tutors are paid employees of the College, not volunteers. 





CHEM 115

Group Tutoring

Weds 7:30-8:30 pm

Lillard Lower Level

Anait Nalbandyan


Tues & Thurs 11 am-12 pm

Lillard 303

Alan Hanson


Weds 9:30-10:30 am

Lillard 303

ECON 110


Adriana Jovsic


Mon by appt only, Tues 12-12:50 pm


Brown 253

ECON 130 (Papadovasilaki)

Qheliswa Simelane


Mon 2:30-4 pm


Brown 251

MATH 110 (Dajani)>

Rachel Syverud


Mon 4-5 pm, Weds 5-6 pm, Tues 6-7 pm

Brown 254

MATH 150

Alec Macartney


Please email tutor to schedule a time


MATH 160 (Dajani)

Farhan Ahmed


Mon & Tues 7-8 pm, Weds 5-6 pm

Brown 254

MUSA 111-23/211-23

Romario Avila

Fri 3-4 pm

Reid Lounge

MUSC 150/251

Ava Seitz


Mon & Weds 6-7 pm

Reid Lounge

PHYS 110/120/210/240



Emma Remish


Tues & Thurs 4-5 pm

Lillard 113

Ilteris Turan

Tues & Thurs 7-9 pm

Lillard 113

Marcin Kopanski

Sun 7-9 pm

Lillard 113

PSYC 110/150

Elizabeth Ramirez


Sun 6-7 pm, Tues 11 am-12 pm, Weds 4-5 pm (in person: CyberCafe Lounge), Thurs 8-9 pm

Zoom ID: 8917427037

Danae Lazarou


Mon 5-7 pm, Tues 2-3 pm (in-person: CyberCafe Lounge), Weds 6-8 pm, Thurs 5-6 pm

Zoom ID: 8917427037

PSYC 221/222

Kirsten Britt


Sun & Tues 3-5 pm, Mon & Weds 5-7 pm

CyberCafe Lounge




Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102


Yixin Zhang


Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102

Xianru Yu


Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102


Kenza Kantour


Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102


Minori Aoki


Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102


Elizabeth Ramirez


Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102

Luis Alvarez Alfaro


Mon & Weds 7-9 pm

Carnegie 102







BIOL 108


Haley Seidel


BIOL 120



Kath Barton



Giorgio Papadatos



Isabella Wojewski



Alona Halkina


Mallory Lenzi


BIOL 134



Nada Reffat


BIOL 220


Alondra Velazquez



Dariana Gomez



Kerry Mullen


BIOL 221 Lab


Delventhal (Weds)

Willow Highfill



Delventhal (Thurs)

Mathieu Norcross


BIOL 221 Lecture


Laurel Robbins

BIOL 323


Amya Quillin


FIYS 123


Graeme Witte


We are here to help!
Dawn Abt-Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success
Director of Writing Programs
Professor of Education
Lake Forest College
Posted 10/25/21
Apply for a $10,000 student grant to make your vision of peace—locally or globally—a reality in summer 2022.

Dear Students,

Interested in a $10,000 grant to help make your local or global vision of peace a reality? Then apply for the Summer 2022 Projects for Peace grant!

Projects for Peace is a global program that encourages students to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. Along the way, students help establish themselves as peacebuilders and changemakers.

Every year, a student leader at Lake Forest College is awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 each to implement their “Project for Peace,” anywhere in the world, over Summer 2022 break.

Who is eligible?

  • All LFC undergraduate students

What does the project entail?

  • Anything that can help build your vision of peace within a local or global community

When would you implement your project?

  • Summer 2022 - the exact dates are determined by you and your project's needs

How do I submit a project proposal?

  • While not required, we recommend scheduling a meeting with us before submitting a grant application. We can help give you more information on the grant and its expectations, as well as answer any questions you have.
  • Submit your proposal HERE
    • The proposal will consist of 2 page written proposal document, along with an estimated budget sheet on how you would use the $10,000
    • See proposal guidelines, and other common questions about the grant, HERE.

Sample of past projects from Lake Forest College students:

This is an amazing opportunity to help make change that you wish to see within a community!

Best regards,



Alexandra (Allie) Olson
Director, Global Engagement Office (GEO)

Schedule an appointment:
847-735-5231 |

555 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest College, IL 60045

Posted 10/25/21

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