Douglas Wilson, Lincoln Studies Center, was invited to contribute to “Lincoln: A President for the Ages,” a book published by PublicAffairs Press to mark the opening of Steven Spielberg’s new film “Lincoln.” The contributions are all aimed at putting Lincoln’s ideas and actions as President in a contemporary perspective. Wilson’s essay is entitled “‘Public Opinion is Everything:’ Lincoln the Communicator.”
Tuesday, Nov. 6
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Taylor Student Lounge, Seymour Union
Enjoy snacks with friends from all parties and watch the election results come in. There will be campaign cake, partisan popcorn, and political punch. Areas for all political persuasions will be available. Stop in for a check on the polls, or stay through the final count.
And second, enter to win a prize. By 10 p.m. Monday night, fill out an electoral map with your prediction for President. Use red for Republican and blue for Democrat. The tie-breaker (write at the top of the page) is the percent of the vote for the winning candidate. Slide your complete prediction under Professor Civettini’s door (GDH 211B) or e-mail him a copy by 10 p.m. Monday and you will be entered to win a prize. There are blank electoral maps outside his office door if you need one, or there are many sites online where you can make your own map.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Money will be raised to give to Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit organization designed to feed kids who are on free or reduced meals at their schools on the weekends. $80 feeds one child for a school year, so every donation makes a difference!
Vote for your favorite performer with a donation and APO will match funds raised at the event. The performer who raises the most money wins! PRIZES will be awarded to the best performers!!! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, Nov. 10
The Knox-Galesburg Symphony presents Daniel Rong, Midwest Young Artist Competition winner, on piano at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 South Kellogg Street, Galesburg. Works to be performed include Fantasy for Strings by Gallagher, Piano Concerto No.19 in F by Mozart, and Symphony No.27 in G major, also by Mozart.
Tickets start at $9.75 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (250 E Main St., 309-342-2299) or at the door.
Knox College faculty and staff receive 20% discount. Knox College students are free with I.D.
Friday, Nov. 09
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts
The Knox Jazz Ensemble brings a vibrant night of jazz to the Kresge stage on Friday, November 11. Exploring big band jazz styles from all periods of jazz history, the KJE promises to bring the audience along on a journey through a broad range of jazz moods. From the bouncing swing feel of Mary Lou Williams’ “Camel Hop,” to the eternal classic “Over the Rainbow,” and the edgy rawness of the Dianne Schuur/Count Basie band and vocalist arrangement of “Caught a Touch of Your Love,” Knox’s premiere jazz ensemble will leave you humming a tune or two at the end of the evening. Selections include works made famous by The Count Basie Big Band, Bobby Darin, Horace Silver, The Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, and many more.
Friday, Nov. 9 – Saturday, Nov. 10
Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for Fine Arts
Terpsichore, the Greek muse of dance, is what gave the name to Knox’s Terpsichore Dance Collective. Pronounced terp-sick-oh-ree, this extracurricular dance group gives everyone on campus a chance to participate in the art of dance. Terpsichore, often nicknamed Terp, aims to create a place for students to explore movement, regardless of technical knowledge or skill in the field.
Friday, Nov. 9
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
There will be a small benediction (a poem on Tundun Lawani by Professor Hord.) Also, Harambee Club will sponsor a panel/discussion titled, “Consciousness of the African Identity in American Society,” and a tribute performance will be given by Lo Nuestro.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Lincoln, Skylight, Oak Rooms, Seymour Union
As part of African Week, Harambee Club will host a dinner and Cultural show in the Lincoln, Skylight, and Oak Rooms from 6-9 p.m.
• From 6:00-7:30 p.m. an African Week Banquet will take place, where there will be a tribute video of Tundun Lawani.
• From 7:30-9:00 p.m. there will be an African Cultural Show consisting of a Flag and Country Presentation and a small play titled, Wisdom, which is written from, and based on, a traditional African tale. There will also be an African Fashion Show, a tribute to Tundun from her dance at International Fair (I-Fair), and finally the dance.
• A vigil for Tundun is planned to take place after these events, with more details to come. Tri Delta is assisting Harambee Club with the organization of the vigil.
Friday, Nov. 9
Galesburg Knights of Columbus Hall, Galesburg
Trivia Night fundraiser for WING – the Western Illinois Nature Group at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 Fremont St., Galesburg. Bring your own team or join one when you arrive. Teams of 6 to 8 people of any age per table will compete to answer questions on a variety of trivia topics. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle drawing.
The cost is $10 per person. There will be dinner and happy hour available from 5-6 p.m., with snacks and drinks available for purchase from 5-7:30 p.m. The trivia competition begins at 6 p.m.
ACM Photo Contest Submission Deadline
Friday, Nov. 9
Room 15, Old Jail
Students must be currently enrolled at an ACM college and must have taken the photograph while on an undergraduate off-campus study program. The off-campus study program may be domestic or international and may be sponsored by ACM, a member college, or another off-campus study provider. The student submitting the photo entry must have taken the photo.
The nomination form can be accessed at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRYRFNKU3RJSVA0Sko0WXdCdnJobEE6MQ#gid=0 or http://tinyurl.com/9nzb3zn. Students need to complete this form online and print a copy to submit to their Off-Campus Study Office along with their photo submission.
Students should submit photos and printed copies of the submission forms to the Center for Global Studies, Room 15, Old Jail. by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9.
Music Department General Student Recital, Nov. 7
Wednesday, November 7
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Recitals will include performances by students as well as Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Chorale, String Ensemble, and Flute Choir.