Renfro and Hoffmann publish paper

Katy Renfro ’11 and Heather Hoffmann, psychology, have authored a paper that is being published in Hormones and Behavior entitled “The relationship between oral contraceptive use and sensitivity to olfactory stimuli”.

How to Choose a Major Workshop, Feb. 4

Monday, February 4
4:00 PM
Wilson House

Take advantage of this workshop designed to help “undecided majors” learn what to consider while choosing a major. Choosing a major involves career research and self-exploration. We will give you tips to make informed choices.

Please register in advance, Ext. 7494. This event is presented by the Bastian Center for Career & Pre-Professional Development, hosted in cooperation with Mortar Board.

Bike Repair Basics Workshop, Feb. 6

Bike Repair Basics Workshop
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
5:00 PM
Bike Shop (basement of Conger-Neal Halls)

Do you have a bike, but don’t know how to fix a flat? Want to know why it’s making funny noises? Come learn about the anatomy of a bicycle and how to accomplish simple repairs on your own.

Workshop will be taught by Colin Coutts, Knox Bike Shop Mechanic, and co-sponsored by Knox College Bike Club and Campus Safety.

Upcoming workshops:
Wed., Feb. 20 @ 5 p.m. – Build a Fixed-Gear Bicycle
Bike Shop winter hours:
Mon. 4-7 p.m.
Tues. 4-7 p.m.
Thur. 4-7 p.m.
Sat. 12-3 p.m.

Film Screening of La Yuma, Feb. 1

Friday, February 01, 2013
7:00 PM
Round Room, Ford Center for Fine Arts

La Yuma is the third film in the 5-sequence of films for the Pragda Spanish and Latin American fim festival.
Florence Jaugey
Nicaragua, Spain, Mexico, France / 2011 / 91 min / Spanish with English subtitles

Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities that seem available to her (and ignoring the advice of her gang-member friends), she finds solace and hope in her training and falls in love with a middle-class journalism student. In Jaugey’s words, “the strength, the astuteness and determination of the main character, reflect the feelings of a population that faces up adversity and inequality.” With an extraordinary performance by Alma Blanco as Yuma, Jaugey’s film allows us the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of everyday life in this Central American country. Pre-selection for the Oscars® Academy Awards 2011 for Best Foreign Film.
More information and trailer at