44 Plays for 44 Presidents to be performed Nov. 5, 6

Monday, November 5, 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Ford Center for Fine Arts
Just in time for the upcoming election, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents documents each and every American presidency, from the very first through the most recent guy. Each Leader of the Free World is given a short play that illustrates an aspect of HIS Presidency. Bouncing from president to president, this show delivers a spastic, fun, and even robust overview of United States history in one sitting.
This energetic show is sure to bring a new perspective, as well as a world of delight, to the whirlwind of political activity that has set this country abuzz.

Familiar Grounds Lecture by Katie Bell, Nov. 1

On Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m., Katie Bell ’08, will give a lecture in the Round Room of the Ford Center for the Fine Arts in conjunction with her current show at Backspace Collective Gallery (Peoria). Her show opens the following day with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Backspace Collective Gallery, 606 W Main St (rear) in Peoria.
Come hear Katie speak about her work and the exciting opportunities that have unfolded for her since attending graduate school at RISD after her graduation and post-bac experience at Knox.

Into the Woods to be performed at the Orpheum, Nov. 2-4

Carl Sandburg College and The Orpheum Theatre team up to present Into the Woods, a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.

This Magical musical takes audiences back to when they open a book and start with those famous words “Once Upon A Time.” Into the Woods is a musical that intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel, and many more. The musical explores the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The musical is tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife and their journey to begin a family, and their interaction with a Witch and her curse upon them.

Performances at the Orpheum Theatre are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and $16 for mezzanine seating and are on sale now by calling the Orpheum Box Office, 309-342-2299.

McAndrew Article Published

Frank McAndrew (psychology) and recent Knox grad Hye Sun Jeong ’11 have published an article in the November issue of Computers in Human Behavior. The title of the article is “Who does what on Facebook? Age, sex, and relationship status as predictors of Facebook use.” Their research was also presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Albuquerque, NM, this past June.

Motti Lerner Play, Oct. 31-Nov. 3

At Night’s End, A Play by Motti Lerner
Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Saturday, Nov. 3
7:30 PM
Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for Fine Arts
At Night’s End by Motti Lerner, Knox College visiting Israeli scholar and internationally renowned playwright, will be directed by Neil Blackadder. Lerner is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose work for the stage has been produced in many countries including the US, Germany, and South Africa. Most of his plays and films deal with political issues, including this, his latest play, which is set in Haifa at the peak of the Second Lebanon War in 2006, and explores the impact of that conflict on one Israeli family.
This will be the third time Lerner has visited Knox; in addition to teaching a course and giving public lectures, he will be directly involved with students in the rehearsal process and in events accompanying the production. The set design will be by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Ian Zywica, whose designs are featured regularly throughout the Chicago professional theatre scene.

City Year Information Session, Oct. 29

Monday, October 29, 2012
6:00 PM
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
City Year (member of AmeriCorps) is a non-profit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities.
• City Year Representatives will be on campus to speak with interested students
• Learn about City Year’s service work and the benefits
• Learn more about the application process
• Talk to current corps members about their experience
For additional information about this organization, visit www.cityyear.org/chicago

Muelder to give presentation in Vancouver

On November 3, Owen Muelder, director of Knox’s Underground Railroad Freedom Center, will join historians from Colgate, Harvard, Holy Cross, Simmonds College, and the University of Nottingham, who will give presentations about African American resistance to slavery at the Social Science History Association’s Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Muelder’s presentation will be an overview of the Underground Railroad in the United States before the Civil War.

Invitation to Asha for Life dinner and meeting with author Corban Addison

You are invited to attend the monthly dinner-meeting hosted by Asha for Life Community, a new organization in Galesburg that is working to raise awareness about the sex trade in India. Asha also raises funds to help support a house in India for young girls rescued from the sex trade.

The next meeting is on Monday, October 29, 6 p.m. We will be having a very special presentation that night. Corban Addison, author of A Walk Across the Sun will be talking to us through Skype. We will be able to hear what he has to say about his book. We will also be able to ask him questions. Whether you have read the book or not, this will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the sex slavery through his very compelling novel.

We will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, located on the corner of N. Kellogg and E. Ferris Streets. The Ferris Street door will be open. Please look for a sign on that door.

Instead of dinner that night, the Asha group will be providing appetizers and drinks. Please come and join us for this wonderful opportunity to participate in the interview with the author with the Asha group.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information please contact Frances Carmen 344-3625 or f.carman@comcast.net

Political Cartoonist on Campus Oct. 26

Jack Ohman, a nationally syndicated political cartoonist who was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize, will be on campus on Friday, Oct. 26, and has offered to meet with interested Knox folks to talk about his work and the field of editorial cartooning. He will be in the Gizmo at 2 p.m., meeting with journalism students and faculty, and anyone interested in learning more about this important field is encouraged to join us.

Ohman, father of Jules Ohman ’12 and currently a KnoxCorps member, has been an editorial cartoonist at the Portland Oregonian since 1983. His work is carried in more than 300 papers nationwide. He has won many national awards, including a Scripps Howard Journalism Award (2012), Society of Professional Journalists Award (2010), and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (2009).

Samples of his current work can be seen here: http://cartoonbox.slate.com/jackohman/