Bus Passes on Sale in the Knox Bookstore

Galesburg Transit is now offering unlimited bus passes for Knox students. The passes are for sale in the Knox Bookstore and are good until May 30. For $55, you can ride the Galesburg Transit buses as often as you like.

Compare this to current rates — a one month pass is $20. With this new pass, you can get unlimited rides on Galesburg Transit now until the end of spring term for just $55.

To get your student pass, simply stop by the bookstore during regular hours.

If you are interested in knowing more about the bus routes in Galesburg, check out this link. Remember, the Gold Line has an express route from Knox to Sandburg Mall and then to Seminary Square (a.k.a., Walmart).

Questions, give Karrie Heartlein a call at ext. 7340.

Dinner Theatre: One-Act Comedies at en season, Feb. 8-9

en season and Coffee Bean Theatre offer an evening of dinner, comedy, and song with their production of A Night of “One-Act Comedies” and Song.

Directed by Gary Mustain, this evening of “One-Act Comedies” will include plays by Christopher Durang and Robert Anderson. “One-Acts Comedies” include “Nina in the Morning”, “I’m Herbert”, and “The Actor’s Nightmare”. Musical transitions between the acts will top off the night.

The cast includes local favorites: Chris Curtis, Doug Alderman, Matt Newman, Samantha Carr, Kara White-Jespersen, Jonny Rey, Christian Jebb, Rhonda Templeton, Adam Duffield, Katy Robinson, and Gary Mustain.

A Night of “One-Act Comedies” and Song will be presented as a dinner theatre performance at en season, in the Sustainable Business Center, 2900 West Main Street. It plays February 8 and 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner with performances starting at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 and include dinner and show. Tickets can be purchased by calling (309)343-0736.

Beef Burgandy
Chicken Marsala
Roasted Red Potatoes
Scalloped Asparagus
Peach Crisp with Raspberries

Berlin Poem Published

Monica Berlin (English) is a featured contributor at Rhino. Her poem, “[To scale, yes, days to scale, even when they grow so cluttered],” published in their 2012 issue, is now available as audio content. You can listen to it here.

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 http://www.pragda.com/films/la-yuma