Excerpt from the Register-Mail:
Sixteen Chinese MBA students from the University of Illinois at Chicago were in Galesburg Monday for a forum at the Knox Agri Center. The event was sponsored by the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association.
The students had an informal get-together with GREDA board members and some local residents Sunday. After the forum, the students toured the Lincoln and Underground Railroad sites at Knox College and got a look at the BNSF Railway yard here from the County Highway 10 bridge.
Excerpt from the Register-Mail:
Knox College has received two gifts to support acquisition and renovation of a new campus building – one from alumnus Bob Borzello, now living in Great Britain, and one from local Galesburg businessman, Donald Fike.
The former RFMS building at 115 E. South St. will be named Borzello Hall in honor of Borzello, a 1958 Knox graduate, noted for his promotion of ethics in media in Great Britain. Borzello donated $300,000 to the college to buy the building and pay for its renovation. Knox College purchased the building from Donald Fike at the end of 2007 at a substantial discount from its appraised value, resulting in a gift to Knox of $150,000.
New Trustee Sue Deans reflects on Knox’s Commencement.
Excerpt from the Daily Camera:
In 1970, members of my graduating class at Knox College wore ordinary clothing, not caps and gowns, when we walked across the stage to get our diplomas…..
….Earlier this month, I revisited the scene of that graduation. This time, 38 years later, I did wear a cap and gown. This time, I’m part of the Knox establishment — last June I was elected to the Board of Trustees. This was my first commencement ceremony as a trustee.
Excerpt from the Bloomington News-Gazette:
Sarah Hoyle-Katz could have been a car owner right now.
Her grandmother offered to buy her a car, and she could have been driving wherever she wanted to go, come home from Knox College in Galesburg regardless of a bus schedule.
Most 19-year-olds would want that freedom, right?
Not Hoyle-Katz. She’s got a driver’s license, but she’ll keep her two wheels and two pedals, thank you very much…..
…..Now that she’s working this summer, she estimates she cycles about 70 miles a week, to work, from work, around town – the commute alone is daily exercise, she said, and particularly helpful because it doesn’t aggravate her bad knee. As she cycles, she’s often not alone. She said her boyfriend has gotten a bike and is contemplating a car-free lifestyle.
Excerpt from the Peoria Journal-Star:
Acquisition and renovation of a new Knox College building have been helped by a $300,000 donation and a substantially discounted purchase price.
Alumnus Bob Borzello donated $300,000 to buy and renovate the former RFMS building at 115 E. South St. It will be named Borzello Hall in his honor.
The college purchased the building from Galesburg businessman Donald Fike at the end of 2007 at a substantial discount from its appraised value, constituting a gift to Knox of $150,000.
Borzello Hall will house the college’s journalism program, a classroom, offices for faculty in modern languages and history and Knox’s public relations office.