Senior Art History Symposium, March 11

The Department of Art and Art History invites you to attend the 2013 Senior Art History Symposium on Monday, March 11. The symposium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Round Room of the Ford Center for Fine Arts. A reception in the CFA lobby will follow the event.

This year’s program features:

– Jessica Brode, “Hidden Homosexuality: The Enigmatic Nature of Holbein’s The Ambassadors”

– Joshua Gunter, “A Great American Thing: The Cultural and Economic Ideology behind the Golden Gate Bridge”

– Kelly Eigenberger, “Abstract Expressionism to Neo-Dada: Robert Rauschenberg and the Merger of Art and Technology”

Lincoln Historian to give Talk, March 8

Lecture: “Divided We Fall: Lincoln, the Todd Family and the Civil War”
Friday, March 8
4:00 PM
Alumni Room, Old Main

Historian Stephen Berry will give a talk, “Divided We Fall: Lincoln, the Todd Family and the Civil War.” Berry is Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia and author of the book House of Abraham: Lincoln & The Todds, a Family Divided by War.

This lecture is sponsored by the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox, and is free and open to the public.

Knox-Rush Medical Programs Application Information

Knox-Rush Medical Programs

First year students who wish to apply for the Knox-Rush Early Identification Program should plan to meet the deadline noted below. Each program grants a select number of student’s conditional admission to Rush Medical College.

Rush: To be eligible, students must complete two two-term sequences in science and mathematics their first year. The sequences that can be counted are MATH 151 (or 140 and 141) and MATH 152, and any two sequential 100-level BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS courses and receive grades of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0 = A) or higher in each course. Additionally, applicants should receive grades of 3.0 or higher in each course and carry three credits per term. Program deadline: March 30, 2013.

Dean Haslem and Professor Thorn are the program advisors.

Knox-Rush Medical Program
First year students who wish to apply for the Knox-Rush Early Identification Program, must complete two two-term sequences in science and mathematics their first year. The sequences that can be counted are MATH 151 (or 140 and 141) and MATH 152, and any two sequential 100-level BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS courses and receive grades of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0 = A) or higher in each course. Additionally, applicants should receive grades of 3.0 or higher in each course and carry three credits per term. Program deadline: March 30, 2013.

The application form and all supporting documents must be sent to Lori Haslem, Associate Dean of the College, office 105 Old Main.

Mayoral Candidate Forum, March 5

Knox College will be the site of a debate among the candidates for Galesburg’s next mayor. The debate — sponsored by Knox and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce — will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts.

All three candidates on the ballot–Galesburg’s current Mayor Salvador Garza, former Councilwoman Margaret Hall, and business owner John Pritchard–have agreed to participate.

Andrew Civettini, assistant professor of political science will moderate the debate and ask questions about current issues facing Galesburg and its citizens. There will be a brief question & answer opportunity for the audience after the formal debate.

The local election for the City of Galesburg will take place on April 9, 2013.

The Candidates:
Mayor Sal Garza is running for his second term as Galesburg’s mayor, having been elected mayor in 2009. Garza works full-time as an Economic Development Manager overseeing the West Central Region with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Prior to that he worked as a senior engineer at the Maytag Corporation. Garza’s formal education and training is in engineering, business administration and economic development. Garza served in the United States Marine Corps, served as a Fire & Police Commissioner (1997-2009) and currently is serving on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Municipal League.

Former Councilwoman Margaret Hall owns a local painting business for 40 years with her husband. Hall served on the Galesburg City Council as a second ward alderman from 1993 to 2001.

Businessman John Pritchard is the President of Galesburg Broadcasting, which runs four radio stations in Galesburg, as well as six radio stations as Pritchard Broadcasting in Burlington, Iowa. He currently serves on the boards of the National Railroad Hall of Fame and the Galesburg Business and Technology Center. He was previously the publisher of The Register-Mail from 1976 to 1981. Past public service includes the United Way of Knox County Board, the Illinois Bar Association’s Fair Trial Free Press Committee and Chairman of the Galesburg Economic Development Council for several years. Pritchard also has served as Chairman and Director of various banks associated with the First Galesburg National Bank & Trust Company, including Chairman of Madison Park Bank in Peoria, IL. He is an alumnus of Knox, and serves on the board of the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association (GREDA).

Knox Choir Send-Off Concert, March 3

Sunday, March 3
3:00 PM
First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

The Knox Choir’s Send-off Concert will be Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, Seminary and Water streets, Galesburg.

The Choir will perform a concert in world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York, as part of its 2013 tour. The 52-voice choir is directed by Laura Lane, professor of music and director of choral activities.

For the Carnegie Hall concert on March 25 at 8 p.m., the Choir will perform the Haydn “Lord Nelson Mass” with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and other ensembles, including singers from Monmouth College, the Galesburg Community Chorus, singers from St. Ambrose University, and the Wicker Park Choral Singers. The Carnegie Hall concert is presented by Manhattan Concert Productions.

The Choir also will perform a separate a cappella program on March 20 in St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville in New York City and on March 22 in Irvington Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New York. This program includes works by Palestrina, Miskinis, Chilcott, and Moses Hogan, in addition to a new work by Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume.

After returning from New York, the Choir will present the “Lord Nelson Mass” at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Central Congregational Church in Galesburg, teaming up with the Galesburg Community Choir, the Monmouth College Chorale, and professional soloists and members of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony.

The Choir’s Home Tour Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in Kresge Recital Hall on the Knox College campus.