Archive for April, 2012

Presidential Installation, May 5

Posted on April 30th, 2012.

Knox will celebrate the installation of Teresa Amott as 19th president of Knox College with a formal ceremony, community service activities at non-profit agencies around Galesburg, and a series of events highlighting student achievement in scholarship and creative work. The formal installation ceremony is at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, on the south lawn of [...]

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Showcase of Student Research, Creative Work, May 3-11

Posted on April 30th, 2012.

Knox will showcase the wide range of research and creative work undertaken by its students in a series of events, “Horizons: A Celebration of Student Inquiry, Imagination, and Creativity,” from May 3 through May 11. The series will feature presentations, performances, and exhibits that illustrate the exemplary independent research, scholarship, and creative work of Knox [...]

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2012 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

Posted on April 27th, 2012.

Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor of the war crimes trial system reformed by the Military Commissions Act of 2009, will deliver the Commencement Address to the Class of 2012. Honorary degrees will be conferred on General Martins; Sir Andrew Davis, Music Director and Principal Conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Joseph S. Francisco, [...]

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Talk: Keep Your Friends Close and Your Frenemies Closer, May 4

Posted on April 27th, 2012.

“Keep Your Friends Close and Your Frenemies Closer: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Early Adolescents’ Friendships based on Prosocial Behavior and Physical Aggression” by Jonathan Bruce Santo, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Friday May 4, 7 p.m. in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. (7 p.m. [...]

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Fundraiser for Rotary, May 11

Posted on April 27th, 2012.

On the evening of Friday, May 11, students of the Knox Rotaract Club, affiliated with Rotary International, are sponsoring a dinner/dance in the Lincoln Room to raise funds for Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign. There will be a cash bar/social hour starting at 5:30, a buffet dinner at 6, and music for your listening or dancing [...]

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Bob Hellenga Book Give-Away

Posted on April 23rd, 2012.

Free books: classics, English literature, composition, literary criticism, Renaissance literature and history, miscellaneous. Yours for the taking; they are on a large table outside Robert Hellenga’s office, 217 Old Main.

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Berlin and Oliver Interviewed by NEA

Posted on April 23rd, 2012.

Monica Berlin (English) and Emily Oliver ’11 (Post-baccalaurate Fellow) were recently interviewed by the NEA about their ongoing collaborative project (also with Sam Conrad ’11 and Bryce Parsons-Twesten ’10), The Knox Writers’ House, an audio map and digital archive of contemporary writers across the country reading their essays, poems and stories.

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Blackadder Translation Featured in Conference

Posted on April 23rd, 2012.

Neil Blackadder (theatre) participated in the conference ‘Theatrical Translation as Creative Process,’ which featured a staged reading of his translation from German of Rebekka Kricheldorf’s play The Ballad of the Pine Tree Killer. The conference took place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, April 12-15. (Blackadder has also translated [...]

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Will Boast ’01 To Read, Announce Davenport Awards, April 19

Posted on April 19th, 2012.

Writer Will Boast ’01 will read Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Boast’s fiction and essays have recently appeared in New York Times, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Best New American Voices, Narrative, Salon, Five Points, Glimmer Train and the Southern Review, among many other notable publications. From 2008-2010, he was [...]

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Tickets Now Available For Polay Piano Commentary/Recital, April 27

Posted on April 18th, 2012.

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) and West Music (Moline, IL) present Dr. Bruce Polay and “Old Friends,” a piano recital with commentary on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Orpheum Theater. Polay will perform some of his favorite works for solo piano and will offer historical and entertaining comments about each work and composer. [...]

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