Sandburg Days Poetry Contest 2012

Entries are now being accepted for the annual Knox College Sandburg Days Poetry competition. The contest is open to all Knox County students in grades five through eight. The deadline for entries is April 7.
Winners will receive cash prizes from Knox College and gifts from the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site and will read their works at a free, public award ceremony during the Sandburg Days Festival. The award ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday April 21, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, on the Knox campus.
Contest Details
Division 1
for students in 5th and 6th grades
Division 2 for students in 7th and 8th grades
Prizes: $50 for first place and $25 for second place in each division; cash prizes are provided by Knox College
Entries judged by Knox College students and faculty
Winning entries published on Knox College web site
Deadline for entries: April 7, 2012
Mail entries to: Barbara Tannert-Smith, Campus Box K-17, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401
For more information: Barbara Tannert-Smith, associate professor of English, at (309) 341-7428

GALEX 46 Opens March 10 at Galesburg Art Center

The Galesburg Civic Art Center announces the opening of the national juried GALEX 46 Exhibition and Competition. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 10, and runs through Saturday, April 7. There will be an Opening Reception in the Art Center Gallery on Saturday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m. which is free and open to the public. Many of the artists will be in attendance. GALEX is one of the longest running juried exhibitions in the country. It began in 1966 and has been an annual event at the Art Center ever since. Sixty-two artists from Illinois and other states have been selected to participate in this show. A variety of media will be represented including oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, photography, fiber and sculpture.
The juror for this year’s exhibition is Rod Buffington, a Past Executive Director of the Springfield Art Association, Assistant Professor of Art Education and Gallery Director at Eastern Illinois University and a public school secondary art teacher.
The Galesburg Civic Art Center is located at 114 E. Main Street. For more information, contact the Art Center at (309) 342-7415.

Galva Coffeehouse to feature Celtic sounds of Exorna, March 10

The Galva Arts Council coffeehouse will present a special St. Patrick’s Day Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 10 featuring Exorna, a well-known Irish pub band.  For the past ten years, Exorna has been entertaining audiences with music transported directly from the pubs and parlors of frontman Victor McMullan’s native Northern Ireland, with a music style that is delivered in an underpolished and authentic way that’s both lighthearted and heartfelt. Doors open at 7 p.m., with performance at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided, with donations requested for this special event. No open mic session is planned for this special performance.

The Galva Arts Council coffeehouse is located in the arts council Galva. (note to out-of-town visitors: the building is just north of the tracks on U.S. Route 34/Illinois Route 17.)

Baseball Reminder

From Chad Eisele–
It’s my yearly friendly reminder that baseball season has started which means foul balls will be flying into the parking lot for the fieldhouse and CFA.  If you do not wish to run the risk of getting your car dinged, I would suggest parking in the gravel lot across the street.  Enjoy the weather.

Knox Jazz Ensemble Members Recognized at Elmhurst Jazz Festival

The Knox Jazz Ensemble and the Knox Cherry St. Combo performed at the 45th Elmhurst Jazz Festival on February 25, competing against 39 American and international college ensembles. Two Knox students received outstanding soloist awards from the festival judges: Sam Lewis ’12, for a percussion solo with the Cherry St. Combo, and Zach Lawrence ’12, for a trombone solo with the Knox Jazz Ensemble.

OFF KNOX: The Open Mic Celebration of All Arts! March 2

Friday, March 2 at McGillacuddy’s. Start time is 8 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.

Beat a drum, read a poem, tell a joke, spin a yarn, conjure magic, sing a duet, belt a yodel, perform a monologue, pluck a guitar, improv some improv, a rap, a dance, a tap, a whistle–or anything else you can do in three to five minutes.

Interested? Contact Haley Beeson to get on the advance lineup. Questions? Contact Gina Franco at Ext. 7087. Off Knox welcomes everyone in Galesburg and the surrounding communities.

Muelder Lecture on C-Span3, March 4, 10, 11

Owen Muelder’s (Director, Underground Railroad Freedom Center) recent lecture on Owen Lovejoy, abolitionist and Underground Railroad operator, at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in Washington D.C was taped by C-SPAN. It will air this weekend and next on C-SPAN3. C-SPAN3 is aired on Channel 447 on Comcast cable. (It is not carried by the Knox campus cable system.) Below is the schedule. If you are not able to watch at these times, it will be posted to the C-SPAN Web site after it airs.

All times are Central Time
Sunday, March 4 — 8:45 am
Sunday, March 4 — 7:45 pm
Sunday, March 4 — 10:45 pm
Saturday, March 10 — 3:45 pm
Sunday, March 11 — 2:45 am

Terpsichore Dance Collective: Siroccos & Jet Streams, Mar. 2-3

This term’s Terpsichore Show, “Siroccos & Jet Streams,” has arrived!! Catch one of the shows on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. in Harbach Theatre!
Come check out some dances and cheer on our dancers while you’re doing it! Poets and Peasants will also be there! So kick your night off right with the Winter Term Terp Show, and bring everyone you know!

End of Term Library Hours

Seymour Library

Seymour Library has special hours for the end of the Winter term:
Sunday Mar. 4: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday Mar. 5 through Friday Mar. 9: 8:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday Mar. 10: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday Mar. 11: noon – 3:00 pm

Science-Mathematics Library

The Science Library has special hours for the end of the Winter term:
Sunday Mar. 4: 1:00 pm – midnight
Monday Mar. 5 through Friday Mar. 9: 8:00 am – midnight
Saturday Mar. 10: 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday Mar. 11: CLOSED