Sunday, October 28
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
The Knox College Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the College. Members of the choir come from a variety of backgrounds and academic interests. Under the direction of Professor Laura Lane, the choir performs concerts each term and tours annually. Comprised of roughly 55 individuals possessing a wide variety of majors and minors, the choir is an extremely diverse group of students that continuously strive for one goal: to share with others their passion for singing.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Alumni Room, Old Main
On Thursday, Oct. 25, David Bates ’78 will discuss his perspectives on Energy and a Liberal Arts Education. He is an Energy Lawyer at Gardere Wynn Sewell, Houston. Come and find out what he does, his perspectives on energy, and on a liberal arts education! Hope to see everyone come out and meet David M. Bates, hear what he has to say, and ask questions!
Friday, October 26
Alumni Room, Old Main
Come hear Knox’s own Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Claire Falck, give a talk titled “Imagining God: The Divine Universes of Early Modern Biblical Epic.” She will focus on John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” and Lucy Hutchinson’s “Order and Disorder,” and how the two works center around a different image of God.
Come hear something awesome! Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.
Thursday, October 25-Saturday, October 27
Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Come see the Studio Theatre production of, “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief.”
Inspired by Bauer’s Shakespeare the Sadist, Vogel’s Desdemona is (what you might call) a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Othello. Set at some time in the past, in some room of the palace, the story follows only the tragedy of the three women (the tragedy that Shakespeare only dips his toes into), the tragedy of Desdemona (the Lady), Emilia (the Servant), and Bianca (the Whore). Beginning with Emilia’s stealing of the handkerchief, ending with the impending downfall of the distraught Desdemona, we ride the very funny (very tragic) roller coaster of what is happening behind closed doors. Desdemona brings the perfect combination of Shakespearian tragedy and modern-day comedy into the perfect, unconventional threesome.
This production is directed by Avery Wigglesworth ’13.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Lincoln/Skylight Rooms, Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
The Career Center is hosting its annual Graduate & Professional School Fair on Wednesday, October 24. Representatives from over 55 graduate programs will be in the Lincoln Room in Seymour from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. to talk with students interested in learning more about admissions into their programs, the various programs their institution offers, and information about the application process and the typical candidate that applies to their program. Feel free to come by the Lincoln Room to chat about your graduate school options.
The 4 p.m. Alumni Hall lecture by Professor Factor, originally scheduled to take place on the lawn near Alumni Hall, today, Friday, Oct. 19, has been moved to Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.
Please help us spread the word to our visiting alumni!
Tuesday, October 23
Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
The Night the War Came Home: A View from Within the Creation of the Play “At Night’s End”
Playwright Motti Lerner will discuss the writing of his play At Night’s End, which will be produced while Lerner is in residence at Knox College as this year’s Visiting Israeli Scholar. Lerner is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose work for the stage has been produced in many countries including the USA, 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.
Monday, October 22
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
A Peace Corps representative will be on campus to present an information session to interested students. For more information about the Peace Corps visit
Knox will host the second annual Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference October 26-28. Affiliated with the National Bioneers Conference held in San Rafael, California, Knox’s conference is one of 24 satellite conferences across the country.
According to the national Bioneers Web site, “Bioneers are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic ‘nature’s operating instructions’ to serve human ends without harming the web of life.”
Bringing this mentality home to Galesburg, the conference will feature renowned speaker Julia Butterfly Hill delivering a keynote address on the Knox campus, as well as numerous plenary speakers via satellite. The conference will revolve around events and workshops that focus on exploring solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.
The local workshops will be hosted by regional leaders such as John Curtis, a farmer from Macomb; and representatives from Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water (ICCAW), the University of Illinois Extension Office, and the Sustainable Business Center.
The conference will last from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28. Cost of admission for the entire weekend is $30 with meals included from local Galesburg vendors Baked, Cornucopia, and Q’s Café, or $20 without meals.
To register or get more information go to: http://www.knox.edu/bioneers.
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.