Brown Bag Lunch Nutrition Lecture, Jan. 22

Brown Bag Lunch Nutrition Lecture
Tuesday, January 22
11:30 AM
Sustainable Business Center, Galesburg

Dr. Luke Sakalosky of Midtown Chiropractic Clinic will give a brown bag nutrition talk entitled “Getting Larger & Still Starving: Secrets Behind America’s Obesity Problem” at the Sustainable Business Center. The talk will go from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You are encouraged to bring your lunch to enjoy while listening to this presentation.

The Sustainable Business Center is located at 2900 W Main St., Galesburg.

To register or for more information, call Elizabeth at 343-1191.

This lecture was organized by HumanLinks Foundation KnoxCorps Fellow Elizabeth Cockrell ’12 and is offered to the public at no cost thanks to Midtown Chiropractic Clinic and the Sustainable Business Center.

Martin Luther King Day Convocation, Jan. 21

Knox will present its annual Martin Luther King Day Convocation at 11 a.m., Monday, January 21, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Konrad Hamilton, associate professor of history and chair of the program in American Studies, will give the convocation address. Two speakers will read from their own poems — Fred Hord, professor and chair of Black Studies; and Ajoura Renee Gwinn, a junior from Munhall, Pennsylvania. Laura Lane, professor of music, will conduct the Knox College Choir. The convocation will be moderated by Magali Roy-Fequiere, associate professor and chair of Gender and Women’s Studies.

King, a civil rights leader, minister and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was assassinated in 1968. The national holiday in his honor is celebrated on the third Monday in January.

A member of the Knox faculty since 1995, Hamilton earned his doctorate in history at Stanford University, where he worked on the team of scholars who edited The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also on Jan. 21, Knox will host an open house for high school students and their families.

Solar Power Workshop, Jan. 15

Alternative Energy in Galesburg
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
5:30 PM
Sustainable Business Center, Galesburg

Gary Lay, owner of Solar, Wind, Alternative, Power (S.W.A.P.) will hold a free Solar Workshop at the Sustainable Business Center on Tuesday, January 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This workshop will focus on alternative energy possibilities in Galesburg, feature Gary’s solar panels, and you’ll even be able to see how the Sustainable Business Center uses solar energy to light our walkways!

When: Tuesday, January 15 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Sustainable Business Center, 2900 W Main St., Galesburg, IL

To register for this workshop fill out the online form at or call Gary at 661-993-0611.

This workshop was organized by Elizabeth Cockrell ’12, the HumanLinks Foundation KnoxCorps Fellow, and is offered free of charge to the public thanks to the Sustainable Business Center and S.W.A.P.

Important W-2 Forms Information

W-2 forms will be mailed to your home/permanent address on file. If you prefer to have the form sent to your K-Box, you need to stop by the Business Office, Room 106 in Old Main, by Friday, January 18, to complete a form. If you have questions, call Lisa Steinbach, Ext. 7201.

5 Fridays Film Festival: Latin American and Spanish Contemporary Films

Friday, January 11
7:00 PM
Round Room, Ford Center for Fine Arts

También la lluvia (about the Cochabamba Water Wars in 2000 Bolivia)

Dir. Iciar Bollain (Spain). Staring Luis Tosar and Gael Garcia Bernal

Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States’ Universities.

Berlin Poems Published

Monica Berlin (English) recently published three poems. “[Back to this wind, up against it even, and the recognizable sky]” and “[No apples on the apple tree this summer, and if there were]” appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of Crazyhorse. As well, another poem, “[To reach the river we cross and keep crossing sometimes]” from of her ongoing collaboration with Beth Marzoni ’04, was just published in TYPO.

Submissions for Nick Adams Short Story Contest Now Being Accepted

The English Department announces THE NICK ADAMS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2013, an annual contest sponsored by the ACM and dating back to 1973. Submission Criteria: 1. Entrants must be enrolled students in good standing at Knox but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course. 2. Submissions are limited to one story per author. 3. Submitted stories need not be written especially for the contest, but stories cannot have been previously published off campus. (Note that publication in an on-campus journal does not exclude a story from entry.) 4. Each submission must include a title page or cover sheet with the author’s name and complete contact information. 5. Each submitted manuscript is limited to 10,000 words. 6. Please direct questions to Monica Berlin ( or x-7195). Deadline: Entries must be received electronically as one document (.doc or .docx only) to Monica Berlin ( by Friday, February 1 at 4 o’clock. For more information on the history of the contest, see <>.

United Way Trivia Night, Jan. 12

Are you a “Smarty Pants”? Looking for a fun way to help the community?

The United Way of Knox County will be hosting Trivia Night at the Knights of Columbus Saturday, Jan. 12. 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 “Smarty Pants” Trivia Night
In Memory of Mike Cratty
Saturday Jan. 12
Knights of Columbus, 1556 E. Fremont St.
$160 per team (up to eight)

Have fun, show off your talent for trivia, support your neighbors through the United Way!

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