Russian Pianist Returns to Perform with Symphony, April 28

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) will feature world-renowned pianist Mikhail Petukhov at its 60th Anniversary April 28 concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg. The KGS, under the direction of artistic director/conductor Bruce Polay, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and McClellan’s “Gone Today” for Orchestra. Petukhov will perform Bach’s Concerto in D minor and Concerto in E Major.
Single concert tickets start at $8.00 with children and students admitted half-price. With I.D., Knox students are half price; faculty/staff receive 20% discount. Tickets are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (309-342-2299), 250 East Main St., Galesburg or at the door.
Tickets are still available for the May 12 “Celebrate Mom at the Pops” concert featuring the Best of Broadway tunes with Terry Cavanaugh as host.

Longou Presented Paper at Conference

Schahrazede Longou (modern languages) presented a paper at The 38th Annual African Literature Association. The conference met April 11-15, at SMU and Dallas’s Adolphus Hotel to explore human rights issues in Africa. The title of the paper is: “Echec et rebondissement au coeur de l’Afrique: Recit d’un naufrage salvateur dans L’Equation africaine” a study of Yasmina Khadra’s 2011 novel.

Tickets Available for 13th Annual SGAAA Scholarship Dinner

The 13th Annual Scholarship Dinner will be held again at Knox College Saturday, May 26. The (SGAAA) Support Group for African American Affairs Scholarship Dinner tickets can be purchased from any member. Please e-mail Terry L. Duffy, Karen Ford- Kelley, Stephanie Grimes, or Fred Hord if you plan to attend, or want to support this scholarship effort as you’ve done so graciously over the years. We will deliver your tickets in your campus mailboxes. Please contact us if you have further questions. Konrad Hamilton, History Department, is our guest speaker for the scholarship dinner.

12th Annual Scholarship Dinner
Knox College, Seymour Union-Lincoln Room
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Doors Open @5:30 pm Dinner @ 6:00 pm
$20.00 per ticket
(Federal Tax ID #20-0663596)

Art Historian and Curator to Give Talk, April 19

The Art Department invites the Knox Community to a talk by art historian and curator, Dr. Jennifer Samet, on The Role of Empathy in Art. Empathy as the ability for humans to share feelings with one another and hopefully to enter into a state of compassion. Come and find out how this works when making art on Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

College and Symphony Historical Photo Exhibit Reception April 20

In celebration of two significant anniversaries – 175 years for Knox College and 60 years for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) – the two have partnered to display a photo exhibit in the Blick Gallery at the Galesburg Civic Art Center through May 12. Knox will exhibit photos that illustrate the campus and major events spanning the College’s 175-year history. The KGS exhibit features photos of special events, concerts, educational programs and past conductors from the past 60 years.
The public is invited to the exhibit opening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Dr. Bruce Polay and Karrie Heartlein will be on hand to share historical remarks. Light refreshments will be served.
The Galesburg Civic Art Center is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10:30am to 4:30pm and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact the Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main Street by calling 309-342-7415.

Erin McKinstry ’12 Selected for Fulbright Fellowship

Erin McKinstry, a Knox senior from DeSoto, Missouri, has been selected to receive a Fulbright fellowship for international study in Germany. She will teach English. She also plans to pursue an internship, perhaps with an organization specializing in international women’s issues, and work on a research project about the impact of Turkish-German women writers on contemporary German literature. McKinstry said one of the reasons she applied for a Fulbright in Germany is because she feels very comfortable with the language. McKinstry is majoring in modern languages (Spanish and German) at Knox, and she has two minors: in dance and international relations. Her extracurricular activities include serving as president of the Terpsichore Dance Collective, participating in German Club; and volunteering with Reading Buddies. She spent much of the 2010-11 academic year in Germany, first in a study abroad program and later completing an internship with TanzScout, an organization that offers workshops for people who want to gain a better understanding of dance. She also studied for a term in Barcelona, Spain.

Julia Sievert ’12 Earns Fulbright Fellowship

Knox senior Julia Sievert has been chosen for a highly selective Fulbright fellowship for international study. The Seattle, Washington, native will teach English in Germany. An environmental studies major, Sievert has two minors: one in German and the other in studio art with a focus on ceramics. She is president of the Knox Outdoor Recreation Club and a member of German Club and Friends of Green Oaks. She also attends and plays in the bell choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg. As part of her Fulbright experience, she plans to immerse herself in her new community. One way to do that, Sievert said, will be to share her love of crafts. She spent time last year in Freiburg, Germany, an area known for ceramics.

Sustainable Fishing, Dining Focus of Earth Week

Knox celebrates Earth Week 2012 with a series of events, including a lecture by best-selling author Paul Greenberg, and a dinner open to the community showcasing sustainably raised seafood.
One of our country’s most influential environmental thinkers, Greenberg will give a talk, “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food,” at 5 p.m., Monday, April 16 in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.
Following the lecture, there will be a “Sustainable Seafood Dinner” open to the public in the Oak Room, Seymour Union. Reservations are not required, and tickets for the dinner are available at the door at a cost of $9.95 per person. The dinner, which serves from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., will feature a menu of sustainably raised salmon, cod, and albacore — three of the four species of fish that Greenberg has studied.
Immediately prior to Greenberg’s lecture, a number of student and community environmental organizations will have displays in the lobby of the Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Autographed copies of Greenberg’s book will be available for purchase.
In the week leading up to the lecture, local restaurants will offer special items inspired by Greenberg’s work, and hold a drawing for a free signed copy of his book.
The day following Greenberg’s lecture, the Knox College Democrats will present a panel discussion by Knox faculty on the topic of resource politics. The discussion at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, is in the Alumni Room, Old Main.
During the week after the lecture, starting with the official celebration of Earth Day on April 21, Knox students will join with students from Augustana College for a picnic and bike ride, and with students from Monmouth College to discuss Greenberg’s book and work on each other’s campus gardens.
Greenberg is the author of “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food,” a New York Times bestseller and winner of the James Beard Award for food writing. The New York Times praised “Four Fish” as “a necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why.” Greenberg is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Book Review, and Opinion Page. He has also written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times of London, Vogue, and many other publications. In the last five years he has been both a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow.

Nova Singers Presents “Drum Song,” April 14-15

Nova Singers, under the direction of Laura Lane, presents two performances of “Drum Song” this weekend. The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The second performance takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at First Congregational Church in Moline. The Nova Singers will be accompanied by the rhythms of marimba, bass drum, cymbals, bongos, steel drums and more. The program features love songs by Stephen Paulus, “Curse Upon Iron” by Veljo Tormis, and the newest composition by Galesburg composer Daniel Godsil entitled “High Flight.” Joining Nova Singers is guest soloist Nikki Malley, percussion. Tickets will be 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 341-7038, or e-mail

Call for Entries: Tarbell and Kimble Prizes in Journalism

Student journalists are invited to submit their best feature and investigative stories for the Kimble and Tarbell Prizes in Journalism. The Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize is awarded for the best feature story published in The Knox Student between Spring Term 2011 and Winter Term 2012. Eligible stories can be feature stories on any topic. Hard news stories, editorials and reviews are not eligible. The Ida M. Tarbell Prize for Investigative Journalism is awarded to the best investigative news story written by a Knox student and published in any medium between Spring Term 2011 and Winter Term 2012. Eligible stories must be bona fide investigative news, based on substantial research and reporting beyond the interviewing of official sources. In addition, successful stories will exhibit critical thinking in the careful assessment of evidence and penetrating analysis of the complexities of the situation being reported. The deadline for submission of stories is Friday, April 27. Send clips or photocopies of stories (with date of publication) to: David Amor, Acting Chair, Journalism Program, Campus Box K-109. If you have questions about whether your story is eligible for submission, contact David at 341-7761 or