McAndrew Article Published

Frank McAndrew, (psychology) recently published an article in Evolutionary Psychology. The title of the article is “Is Self-Sacrificial Competitive Altruism Primarily a Male Activity,” and his coauthor is Knox graduate Carin Perilloux who is now on the faculty of Williams College in Massachusetts.

Lombard Art on Exhibit in NY

Lynette Lombard (art) will exhibit new paintings in a solo show at Rider University Art Gallery through February 26. Lombard will also exhibit her work in the Sideshow Gallery: MIC: Check (the human mic) OCCUPY, in Brooklyn, NY through February 26.

Clayton Gave Talk

Sharon Clayton (associate librarian) gave the talk “An Image of Souls in the Bosom of Abraham in a mid-15th century Netherlandish MSS Book of Hours – is it significant?” at the WESS Topics in European Studies Session at The American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Dallas. She also represented Knox College at the Sage Reference Advisory Board and the Lexis-Nexis Academic Content Advisory Board meetings at the conference.

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.The deadline to apply is March 1 at 11:59pm CST. http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Invitation to Visit Scotland

Special Invitation to Visit Scotland June 13-22, 2012. You are invited to join Galesburg’s First Presbyterian Church on their 175th Anniversary celebration trip to the land of John Knox. This “Bagpipes and Tartans” tour will begin in Glasgow and continue to the historic Isle of Iona, Inverness, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews, where you will have the opportunity to play a round of golf on one of the ancient courses. The trip will conclude in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, with visits to Knox’s home, St. Giles High Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, and other points of interest. For more information contact Linda Hinrichs by February 15 at 342-6090 or by e-mail at hinrichs@grics.net.

February 175th Events

Knox will celebrate its 175th anniversary in February with a wide range of events on and off campus. The college was officially established on February 15, 1837, when the Illinois General Assembly granted a charter to the Knox Manual Labor College. A group of social reformers led by the Rev. George Washington Gale earlier had left upstate New York to found a college and a town on the prairies of Western Illinois. Additional information about Knox’s 175-year history is available on the specially created anniversary web site: 175.knox.edu.

Blick Gallery Exhibition, Feb. 3

The Galesburg Civic Art Center will host an exhibition of works by Jared Lacy in the new Blick Gallery from Feb. 3 through Feb. 24. Lacy has been a local artist and art teacher in the Galesburg School District for over 38 years. His work has been featured in previous GALEX exhibitions as well as in regional galleries. The Blick Gallery is located behind the One12 Gift Shop at 112 East Main Street and is also connected to the Galesburg Civic Art Center’s main gallery. The Blick Gallery is open during regular Art Center hours: Tuesdays through Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Art Center Exhibits Opening, Feb. 3

The Galesburg Civic Art Center presents an exhibition of works by Rich Ankeney of Galesburg, and Marianne Vick of Chicago. The exhibition will be on display Friday, Feb. 3 through March 3 in the Galesburg Civic Art Center’s exhibition gallery. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 from 6-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Rich Ankeny’s Car Show includes images taken around Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin and is inspired by Ankeney’s interest in using current technologies to create photographs with a historical and perhaps nostalgic aspect. Marianne Vick is a self-taught artist who has developed her detailed, realistic style of painting and for the past 10 years the focus of her paintings has shifted from representational wildlife painting to allegorical pictorials featuring birds and their various characteristics as stand-ins for our unique human conditions. For more information, contact the Galesburg Civic Art Center at 114 E. Main Street, (309) 342-7415.

Passport Picture Appointments

The Stellyes Center for Global Studies will be taking passport photos for students who are applying to study abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year. There is a charge of $5 per sheet (there are 2 photos to a sheet). Contact Sunshine Regiacorte sregiaco@knox.edu in order to set up an appointment to have your photo taken.
Appointments will be made during the following times:
Thursday, January 26, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, January 30, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday January 31, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.