From: Huffington Post
Despite all the classes we take, degrees we get, documentaries we watch, most of us never get the word about a remedy as key to health and happiness as watching cholesterol or eating the right food. It’s the invisible cure for a host of our problems, from stress to obesity to loneliness. Stanford Medical School’s Mark Cullen found out what happens to people who ignore this over-the-counter tonic.
“They have no leisure skills,” said Cullen…
The link between leisure and health is plenty clear to researchers. A study by Tim Kasser, who heads the psychology department at Knox College in Illinois, found that as work time increases and leisure time decreases, health problems and negative emotions increase…
From: The Register-Mail
Knox College students have launched a new publication that encourages religious dialogue and represents what its editors describe as “a continuation of our desire to learn from and grow with one another.”
The inaugural issue of Fusion: Knox College Theology Journal can be viewed at http://fusionatknox.com/journal/ The publication’s mission: “Promoting awareness of, and respect for the various faith systems represented at Knox College.
In an editors note, co-editors-in-chief Yumna Rathore and Kyle Cruz wrote that they hope “this journal will go a long way toward bridging some of the gap of understanding that still separates us from one another. We believe it is always necessary to think and speak intelligently about issues concerning faith.”
Knox College faculty member James Thrall, the Knight Distinguished Assistant Professor for the Study of Religion and Culture, serve as Fusion advisor. “The journal was very much a student generated project from the initial idea to the writing and editing,” Thrall said. “I have been quite impressed with their energy in making the journal come to be, and with their thoughtfulness in conceiving of the journal’s purpose.”
From: The Peoria Journal Star
John Dooley, an award-winning computer scientist, professor and chairman of the computer science department at Knox College, has been named to the newly created William and Marilyn Ingersoll Chair in Computer Science.
The chair is endowed by a $1.3 million bequest from the estate of Ingersoll, a pioneer in the field of business technology consulting.
A member of the Knox faculty since 2001, Dooley was named Senior Scientist of the Year for 2011 by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council. He teaches all levels of computer science at Knox, from introductory programming through advanced courses in software development and computer security.
The William and Marilyn Ingersoll Chair in Computer Science was endowed by a bequest from Ingersoll, who died in 2007. Both William Ingersoll and his wife, Marilyn Jones Ingersoll, a Galesburg native who died in 2005, were Knox College graduates, the classes of 1951 and 1950, respectively.
Also covered in the Register-Mail.
What does your email style say about you? Beware, new research is saying that too many typos or excessive punctuation could make you look apathetic or girly.
“This is something that is so new for humans, and it’s a very artificial way to interact when you think about it,” said study researcher Frank McAndrew, of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., referring to the lack of many of the physical signals we take for granted when having a discussion in person….
McAndrew and his colleagues asked 166 undergraduates to read emails with slight tweaks to their style and grammar… Participants were then asked to rate the emotional tone of the email and note what kind of relationship they believed the recipient had with the writer…