From: Tucson Citizen (Tucson, AZ)
The Other Voices Women’s Reading Series continues Friday, November 11, 2011, at Antigone Books in Tucson, featuring Annie Guthrie and Catherine Thompson… Thompson has published poetry in Passages North, Great River Review, Spoon River Quarterly, Kansas Quarterly, and other journals. Her essay on Sylvia Plath appeared in TriQuarterly. She is a graduate of Knox College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College…
From: WGIL (Galesburg, IL)
Alumni Hall at Knox College now has more money in the bank for renovations following donations from the Vovis and Whitcomb families. Gerry and Carol Vovis have donated 1.5-million dollars to the 122-year old building, while Richard and Joan Whitcomb have donated a gift of $500,000 dollars.
“I think all of us at the college are very excited and grateful that the Vovis’s and Whitcomb’s have come forward with these gifts to move the Alumni Project forward,” said Knox College’s Director of Public Relations Karrie Heartlein. She tells WGIL any alumni donation is a testament to the experiences they had as students.
Heartlein says donator Gary Vovis was inspired to become a researcher from the undergraduate researching advising from retired faculty member Bill Geer.
“That’s extremely gratifying for us as an institution, I know it’s very gratifying for the faculty to have the recognition, to have someone recognize the contribution they have made to their education.”
Heartlein says the the college’s Center for Research and Advanced Study will be renamed after the Vovis’s and relocated in Alumni Hall.
A support fund for the building’s proposed renovations now sits at $3-million dollars.
From: The Examiner (Washington, DC), WNTP Radio 990 AM (Philadelphia, PA), and other media, via Associated Press
Four Knox College alumni have given $2 million to help the school renovate its historic Alumni Hall. The Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/n2La0p ) reports that $1.5 million is being given by Gerald and Carol Klail Vovis. And Joan Whitney Whitcomb and Richard Whitcomb are donating $500,000, which also will be used to rehab the 122-year-old building…
From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)
With 1,000 Knox College alumni expected in Galesburg Friday through Sunday for the college’s Homecoming Weekend 2011, this year’s activities highlight the celebration of 175th anniversary of the founding of Knox and Galesburg. Festivities will include the first-ever joint college-community Pumphandle at 4 p.m. Friday. Knox President Teresa Amott and Galesburg Mayor Sal Garza will lead the welcoming line, beginning on the South Lawn of Old Main…