Berlin Poem Published

Monica Berlin’s poem “[To scale, yes, days to scale, even when they grow so cluttered]” has been published in Rhino (April 2012). Also, she contributed a little essay, “[More on 5×2, sort of],” in celebration of the tenth issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal, where she serves as the nonfiction editor.

Fulbright Informational Meeting, May 17

An informational meeting for members of the class of 2013 interested in applying for Fulbright U.S. Student Program will be held with Dean Breitborde on Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Old Main. The Fulbright gives recent B.A. graduates opportunities for personal development and international experience. Projects involve university course work abroad, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due on campus early in the fall term 2012 and a campus interview is required.

Psychology Majors Present Research at Conference

Several Psychology majors recently presented their research projects at the 39th Annual ILLOWA Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Eureka College. These included: Natalia Cipolla ’12, Mike Kolbeck ’12, Aparna Kumar’12, Matt Rafacz ’12, Jeremy Shaw ’12, and Lauren Smith ’12.

Performing Arts Academy Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, May 4-6

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Filled with excitement, adventure, love, laughter, and wonderful songs, this “tale as old as time” will enthrall and entertain audiences of all ages.
Performances at the Orpheum Theatre:
Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
$12 for Adult, $9 for Students on Main Floor & Balcony
$15 for all ages on Mezzanine.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orpheum Box Office at 309-342-2299 or online at

Carr Prize in Mathematics Exam, May 6

The Clark Mills Carr Prize in Mathematics is one of Knox College’s oldest and most prestigious awards. Established in 1901, the Carr Prize is awarded each year on the basis of a competitive examination in mathematics, up to and including the level of calculus.
This year’s Carr Prize Examination will be the 110th in the history of Knox College. All students, except for graduating seniors and past winners, are elgible to win the prize. The exam will take place Sunday, May 6, from 1pm to 4pm in SMC A219.For further information, contact Prof. Brent Solie at