Enjoy Homecoming! Oct. 19-21

Knox looks to welcome more than 1,000 alumni to campus for the 2012 Homecoming Weekend festivities, October 19-21.
Events for alumni include reunions organized by class years, clubs, sports teams, fraternities, sororities and academic majors. This year’s Homecoming Dinner will be on the south lawn of Seymour Union in a heated, enclosed tent, followed by a fireworks display on the lawn.
Knox Service Awards will be presented this year to Lil Maria Castro-Rosabal ’88, Tom Crabtree ’72, and H. James Farver ’61. The Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the 1976 football team, Seth Kopf ’04, Mark McIntosh ’72, and 1901-1902 football coach John Frederick McLean.
The complete schedule and other Homecoming information is available online at www.knox.edu/homecoming.

Mural Preview at The Box, Oct. 17

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, you are invited to celebrate and preview a mural by Knox artist in residence Danielle Kimzey in collaboration with Colin Coutts, Alyssa Kennamer, Katie Hansen and Estefania Vazquez at The Box Gallery. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with pizza and remarks.

The Knox College Choir wants to rake YOUR leaves!

Now that fall is fast approaching do you find yourself wading through piles of leaves in your yard? Let members of the Knox College Choir rake your leaves for you! They will be raking leaves in the mornings and afternoons on Saturday Nov. 3, Sunday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 10.
If you’re interested, just send Sophie Townsend, the president of the Knox College Choir, an e-mail stating when you’d like your leaves to be raked at stownsen@knox.edu!

Dr. Ben Freeman to give lecture Oct. 18

With the war in Afghanistan, diplomats killed in Libya, the death of Osama bin Laden, and $492 billion in reductions to Pentagon spending on the horizon, foreign policy is taking center stage in the 2012 elections.
While this show might appear to be simply rationale debate between candidates, behind the scenes lobbyists, public relations experts, and campaign donors are writing the script. They’re working feverishly to take rationality out of the debate, and supplant it with the interests of their deep-pocketed clients. And, these clients include some of the world’s most infamous dictators.
Every single day the agents of foreign governments work to create U.S. foreign policy. They write speeches, scripts for Congressional hearings, and even legislation. They give thousands of dollars to the same representatives they’re lobbying on behalf of notorious governments like those in Libya, Syria, Uganda, and even Iran.
In a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall, Dr. Ben Freeman, investigator at the Project On Government Oversight and author of The Foreign Policy Auction, will pull back the curtain on this half billion dollar industry and show how foreign money is influencing the 2012 elections.
The auction is always open. The only question is – who is buying your government today?”

Nova Singers Opens 27th Season with Brahms Requiem

Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two performances of Johannes Brahms’ Requiem, Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Central Congregational Church, Galesburg, and on Sunday, October 21, at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Moline. Joining Nova Singers for these concerts are guest pianist Ashlee Mack and Megan Clewell, and vocalists Sarah Moran, soprano, and Gregory Lewis, baritone.
Tickets for this concert are available through Nova’s office and at the door. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge. For information about tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers performances, please call Nova Singers at 309-341-7038 or email nova@knox.edu. Information is also available at www.novasingers.com.