From the Register-Mail:
It wasnâ€™t difficult to persuade Michelle Fernandez and her daughter, Bianca Vento, both of suburban Kansas City, to take a break Saturday morning. Despite comfortable 70-degree temperatures, wrestling a mini-fridge from a car to a dorm room is still a chore.
Saturday morning was move-in day for new students at Knox. Xavier E. Romano, vice president for student development, said students from 48 states and 35 to 40 countries were on campus Saturday. Karrie Heartlein, the schoolâ€™s director of public relations, said by phone, â€œWe are expecting 398 new students. The goal was 375.â€
Asked if they were moving everything themselves, Fernandez said, â€œMy momâ€™s upstairs. Sheâ€™s out of breath.â€
The corner of West and Brooks streets was a whirlwind of activity Saturday. Volunteers from the college were everywhere.
Asked about the transition from Overland Park, Kan., to Galesburg, Ventoâ€™s mother was all for it.
â€œItâ€™s conducive to learning,â€ she said of Galesburgâ€™s size.
Vento decided on Knox because the school offers a minor in Japanese language.