Berlin Poem Published

Monica Berlin (English) was a featured contributor at Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her poem “[Just before the blood draw the other morning, I filled in small]” was published in their most recent volume, “In the Dark” (issue 51). Also, Berlin’s poem “[The problem is the revolving door of this city even you]” was published in The Cincinnati Review (9.2).

CNN Journalist to Speak at Carlin Career Forum, Jan. 14

CNN correspondent and anchor Christine Romans will present the annual John D. Carlin Career Development Forum at 7 p.m. Monday, January 14. The event is open to members of the Knox community.

Romans’ lecture is titled “Being Smart to Find the Job You Want.” She will speak in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts. A book-signing will follow.

A graduate of Iowa State University, Romans hosts CNN’s Your Bottom Line, a personal finance and lifestyle program. She also reports on the economy, politics, and international business. Her reporting is regularly featured on CNN International.

Romans previously served as a correspondent for the CNN programs Moneyline and Lou Dobbs Tonight.

An award-winning journalist, Romans has covered a wide range of topics in her work, including immigration reform, substance abuse, education, and U.S. foreign policy with China and Latin America.

She received an Emmy Award in 2004 for “Exporting America,” a Lou Dobbs Tonight examination of globalization and its impact on U.S. workers. She also contributed to CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

She has written two books, How to Speak Money and Smart is the New Rich.

Before joining CNN in 1999, Romans reported for Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News.

Romans’ appearance at Knox is organized by the Bastian Center for Career & Pre-Professional Development. It is sponsored by the John D. Carlin Career Development Support Fund and the Office of the President.

Screening of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jan. 4

Screening of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
Friday, January 4 — 8:00 PM
Taylor Student Lounge, Seymour Union

The Zombie Apocalypse is sooo 2012. In 2013, prepare for the Invasion:

Learn what pod people look like.
Find out how you can avoid being “turned.”
Make sure your suitemates are who you think they are!

Watch “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at 8 p.m. in the Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union.

Popcorn and Pod-People Protection compliments of Government & Community Relations and Student Development.

Stomping Out Malaria: My Peace Corps Service in Zambia, Jan. 7

Elyse Callahan ’10, who is serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, will give a talk, “Stomping Out Malaria: My Peace Corps Service in Zambia,” at 4 p.m., Monday, January 7, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union.
After graduating from Knox in 2010 Callahan entered the Peace Corps and was assigned to Mali. She worked as a health educator, focusing on maternal and child health and nutrition.

After a coup forced the evacuation of Peace Corps members in April 2012, Callahan was then assigned to Zambia as a community malaria surveillance officer. She is currently working with the Peace Corps’ Stomp Out Malaria program and MACEPA, the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa. MACEPA is a cooperative venture of an international philanthropic organization, PATH, working with African governments and the United Nations.

Following her lecture at Knox, Callahan is returning to Zambia to complete her Peace Corps service. Callahan reports on her experiences in Mali and Zambia in her personal blog,

Originally from Janesville, Iowa, Callahan is a graduate of Cedar Falls High School. She graduated from Knox with a major in psychology and minors in French and social service.

Callahan’s lecture is sponsored by the Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies and the Peace Corps Preparatory Program at Knox.