Choral Dynamics Presents Christmas Around the World, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Choral Dynamics, a local performance group dedicated to helping our community through song, will present its “Christmas Around the World” Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

This year’s show, directed by Terry Ruehmer, will benefit the Carl Sandburg College Adult Learning Center, and features the whimsical and spiritual aspects of Christmas through music enjoyed around the world.
Children and adults will delight to “Believe” from The Polar Express, “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” from the Broadway hit Elf, and “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”. Traditional pieces include “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”, and the timeless classic “White Christmas”. Several new compositions include “Carol of the Star”, “Have You Seen the Baby?”, and “Welcome, Welcome Winter”.

Dancers’ Studio of Monmouth, who performed on the Orpheum Theatre’s stage with the world renowned Moscow Ballet last December, and the Monmouth College bagpipers will make special appearances.

As an added feature, a tribute will be made to the late Vincent and Bernice Holmes who brightened our holidays for over 40 years with their Holmes Family Christmas Light displays. And lastly, the singing of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by our women’s choir will pull on our heartstrings as a tribute to our active local Illinois Army National Guard troops and veterans.

Dinner Theatre at en season, Dec. 7-8

On Dec. 7 and 8, en season and Coffee Bean Theatre offer an evening of dinner and music with their production of A Night of “The Standards” and Christmas.

Directed by Doug Alderman, this evening of “The Standards” will include 14 great “Standard” songs in Act 1, including; “What’ll I Do?”, “The Man That Got Away”, “Moon Dance”, “Stormy Weather”, “Just in Time”, “Over the Rainbow”, and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square”. Act 2 will include 8 great “Standard” Christmas songs including; “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “The Christmas Song”, “Zat You? Santy Claus?”, “Santa Baby”, and “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. Missy Roberts will accompany on keyboard, Joanne Scott (Scott Center of Dance) will provide some of the choreography, and comic transitions between the songs will top off the night.

The cast includes local favorites: Chris Curtis, Doug Alderman, Robert Thompson Jr., Donna Benjamin, Matt Newman, Samantha Carr, April Newman, Missy Roberts, and Joanne Scott.
A Night of “The Standards” and Christmas will be presented as a dinner theatre performance at en season, in the Sustainable Business Center, 2900 West Main Street, Galesburg, IL. It plays December 7 and 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner with performances starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30, and include dinner and show. Tickets can be purchased by calling (309)343-0736.

Musical Miracle on 34th Street at the Orpheum, Dec. 12

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 pm, The Orpheum Theatre will host the only Illinois engagement for the national tour of the musical Miracle on 34th Street.

The Orpheum Theatre takes you on a journey to rediscover the magic of believing that wishes can come true and miracles still happen in Meredith Willson’s (“The Music Man” & “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”) musical production of one of the best loved holiday classic tales, Miracle On 34th Street. This heartwarming story by Valentine Davies, originally written for the 1940’s movie of the same name, is brilliantly brought to life in a fully staged musical production.

The story follows the adventures of an elderly gentleman named Kris Kringle who must leave his cozy existence at the Maplewood Retirement Home because Maplewood only keeps elderly people as long as they are in good physical and mental health. There is also the matter of Kris continuing to claim that he is Santa Claus, which calls his sanity into question.

Featuring an imaginative set, stylish costumes of the period, superb choreography and the wonderful sound of Meredith Willson’s fabulous lyrics and score including “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “May the Good Lord Bless & Keep You”, this holiday family show is sure to leave every audience believing in love and miracles once again.

Miracle On 34th Street is produced by Troupe America Inc., now in its 25th year of touring musicals and comedies in every state of the union and province in Canada. It is directed by John Tsafoyannis with musical direction by Dennis Curley and choreography by Michael Mathew Farrell.

Tickets can be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 250 E Main Street, 342-2299, or at the door. Tickets prices range from $20 to $35 with student prices at $10.

Dean Haslem Available during Final Exams

From Dean Haslem:

I will be available during finals for academic emergencies.

Please note: Incompletes are generally not approved after the end of classes, though you should nevertheless contact me in the case of a last-minute emergency that you believe calls for an incomplete.

Thursday and Friday, November 15-16 (Reading Days), from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (closed over noon hour)

Saturday, November 17, from 10:00 AM – noon & from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, November 18, from 10:00 AM – noon & from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Monday, November 19, from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (closed over noon hour)

My office is located at OM 105, and the phone number is 309-341-7214.

After hours (for emergencies), I can be reached by email or by calling 309-351-4107

Extended Library Hours

Library Hours

Seymour Library

Extended hours for Seymour Library for the end of the Fall term are:

Sunday Nov. 11: 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Monday Nov. 12 through Sunday Nov. 18: 8:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday, Nov. 19: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

During the academic year Seymour Library is open:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 1:00 am

During the summer and during academic term breaks, Seymour Library is open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and is closed on the weekends. When the library is closed, borrowed materials may be returned via the bookdrop located on the south side of the building.

The Special Collections and Archives is located in Seymour Library on the second floor and is open during the academic year:

Monday through Friday: 9am – 12pm; 1pm – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Hours vary during the summer and at other times during the year when the college is not in session. It is always best to call ahead for hours and research assistance.

Kresge Science-Mathematics Library

The Science-Mathematics Library has extended hours for the end of the Fall term:

Saturday, Nov. 10: noon – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 11: noon – 11:00 pm
Monday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 18: 8:00 am – midnight
Monday, Nov. 19: 8:00 am – 10:30 pm

During the academic year the Science and Math Center Library’s hours are:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

During the summer and during academic break periods the Science Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Science library is closed on the weekends when school is not in session.

When the library is closed, borrowed materials may be returned via the bookdrop at the entrance to the Science Library.

Weatherization Workshop, Nov. 14

A free weatherization workshop will be offered at the Sustainable Business Center on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. The workshop was organized by KnoxCorps Fellow Elizabeth Cockrell ’12 and will be led by Howard Magnuson, owner of Magnuson Services, and will focus on what homeowners can do to weatherize their homes and lower their heating bill.
Topics covered will include caulking technique, weatherstripping, insulation for home & window, and hot water heaters.
A representative from Midwestern Building Supply will also present window replacement options that can decrease your energy costs.
To register for this workshop please call Elizabeth at 309-343-1191 or contact her by e-mail.

When: November 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: Sustainable Business Center, 2900 W Main St, Galesburg
Cost: Free
To register: Call 309-343-1191 or e-mail

Folio Release Reception, Nov. 13

Tuesday, Nov. 13
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Taylor Student Lounge, Seymour Union
The Folio staff is proud to present the Fall 2012 issue of Folio, the visual arts journal on campus! In addition to receiving the latest copy of our arts journal, there will be pizza from Baked and cake from Uncle Billy’s, as well as a few live musical performances by talented students.
(Oh, and all of this is FREE. So come and join us and help us celebrate our new issue of Folio!)

Candle-Light Vigil for Tundun, Nov. 10

A candle-light vigil and procession has been organized on Saturday night
in memory of Tundun Lawani.

Students will hand out candles starting at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, in
the lobby of CFA. The Umoja Gospel Choir will perform at 9:30 p.m., and
the march across campus will depart at 9:45 p.m.

More information about the march is available from the Office of Student
Development at extension 7222.

United Way Trivia Fundraiser, Nov. 10

Are you a Trivia Titan? Looking for a fun way to help the community this weekend?
The United Way of Knox County is hosting Trivia Night at the Cherry St Hall (C & R’s Smokehouse BBQ, former Moose Club) on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m., and trivia starts at 6 p.m.
Format is 10-10 (ten rounds of ten questions). Mulligans available for purchase. Tables can be purchased for $160 with teams of up to 8 persons.

United Way Trivia Night
Saturday Nov. 10
7 p.m.
C&R’s Smokehouse BBQ — 161 Cherry St.
$160 per team (up to 8)

Have fun, show off your trivia skills, support your neighbors through the United Way, and enjoy some barbeque! What could be better?

Get your sign-up form at the United Way of Knox County Web site. Or, call the United Way at 343-4434.