Final Exams and Travel Plans

TO: All Students
FROM: Lori Haslem, Associate Dean of the College
I write to remind you that the final exam schedule for winter term ends only at the end of the day Saturday, March 10. Please do not, if you have final examinations on Saturday, schedule your departure from campus before your last examination is over. Thank you.

Black History Month 2012 Events

Knox celebrates Black History Month 2012 with events both on and off-campus. Activities in Galesburg include entertainment featuring hip-hop poet Black Ice and performances by Knox College students and lectures by Owen Muelder, director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College. Black History Month events at Knox are sponsored by the student club ABLE — Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality.

“Doubt” at the Orpheum, Feb. 19

The Orpheum Theatre presents “Doubt” on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Doubt tells the story of the charismatic Father Flynn who begins a sermon by asking “What do you do when you’re not sure?”  From that moment on, Doubt’s audience is forced to question whether Father Flynn is using his position as teacher and coach to encourage youngsters or to take advantage of them?  And is the hard-headed Sister Aloysius, the school principal, protecting children from harm, or is she falsely accusing an innocent man of a shocking betrayal of trust? Tickets range from $20 to $35 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the box office (250 E Main St – Galesburg), on-line at tickets.theorpheum.org or by phone at 309-342-2299.

Nova Singers Concerts, Feb. 11-12

Nova Singers, under the direction of Laura Lane (music), presents two performances of Sun & Moon, Sea & Sky, Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm, at First Lutheran Church, Galesburg, and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport. Nova Singers will also be joined by local high school singers for our annual Project Sing! performances. The 2012 guests include students from the Macomb High School Concert Choir, directed by Melanie Butcher, performing in the Galesburg concert, and students from the Moline High School Concert Choir, directed by Ron May, performing in the Davenport concert. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $16 for adults and $12 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge. For information about group rates, tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers events, call 309-341-7038,

Seeking Knox Ambassadors

Knox Alumni Ambassadors are recruiting! The main purpose of this group is to assist Knox College and the Office of Advancement in interaction with students, parents, alumni and friends. Events and commitments include serving as student representatives at Advancement events, including Homecoming, reunions, student send-off picnics, Founders Day, Commencement, and other events and receptions on and off campus. If you are interested in applying, please complete an ONLINE application at www.knoxalumni.org/knoxambassador. The application is due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2012. Contact Jennifer Gallas, Associate Director of Alumni Programs, at jgallas@knox.edu if you have questions.