Choir Auditions

From Laura Lane

Dear students: Auditions are being held for the 13-14 Knox College Choir. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to audition. You do not need a prepared piece, and these auditions are very informal. Sign up for a time on the wall beside my (Laura Lane) door, CFA 150. Any questions? Email me, or Jmaw Moses

Brumberg Talk on Islamists and Arab Spring, May 14

Tuesday, May 14
7:00 PM
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

Dr. Daniel Brumberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He received his BA in French and Political Science from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. From 1991 to 1993 he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University, and a Visiting Fellow in the Middle East Program in the Jimmy Carter Center. Prior to this he taught in the Department of Political Science of the University of Chicago and Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He lived and studied in Egypt for three years, and has also conducted field research in Iran, Indonesia and Kuwait. The author of many articles on political and social change in the Middle East and wider Islamic World, his Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran was published in April 2001 by The University of Chicago Press.

A member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Democracy and the Advisory Board of the International Forum on Democratic Studies, Dr. Brumberg is also Chairman of the non-profit Foundation on Democratization and Political Change in the Middle East. During the 1997 Spring semester Dr. Brumberg was a Mellon Junior Fellow at Georgetown University and a Visiting Fellow at the International Forum on Democratic Studies. In 1998-1999 he was a Randolph Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, where he pursued a study of power sharing in the Middle East and South East Asia. He is Senior Adviser to the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, where he focuses on issues of democratization and political reform in the Middle East and wider Islamic world. He is also an associate professor at Georgetown University and a former senior associate in the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy and Rule of Law Project (2003-04).

Knox Reaches $11 Million Alumni Hall Renovation Goal Historic Building to See New Life as Gateway to Campus and Beyond

Eighteen months after introducing a new vision for Alumni Hall, Knox College has reached its $11 million goal in the fundraising drive to renovate this historic campus building.

“Thanks to the generosity of Knox alumni and friends, as well as the leadership of Trustee Mark Kleine and his Gateway Task Force, gifts and pledges now stand at $11 million,” said Knox College President Teresa Amott. “Even more important, $9.5 million — or 94% — of the money will be in cash by the end of June, which places the College in an excellent position to begin renovations.”

Now that the $11 million goal has been reached, Amott notes, the College’s Board of Trustees will vote at its June meeting to set a timetable for the renovation. Two architectural firms — Holabird & Root of Chicago and Metzger-Johnson of Galesburg — are engaged in the renovation process.

“Like so many buildings on historic college campuses, Alumni Hall has had many lives throughout its 124-year history. It’s now poised to begin a new life as a gateway to the Knox campus and beyond, and I know that the entire campus and community is as excited as I am for its new life to begin,” added President Amott.
The renovation of Alumni Hall will transform this historic building out of the past and into the vibrant future of 21st-century Knox College. The building will house several of Knox’s signature educational programs, including the Gerald and Carol Klail Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study, the Bastian Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development, the Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies, and the Mark and Jeannette Kleine Center for Community Service, as well as the Offices of Admission and Alumni Relations.

In addition, visitors to Alumni Hall will learn about the heritage of the College and the City of Galesburg through research and programming at the Lincoln Studies Center and museum-quality displays housed within the Whitcomb Heritage Center. Featuring the original large vaulted ceiling, the transformed building will serve as both a gateway to a Knox education and to life after Knox. Standing on the edge of the historic Knox campus, the building also serves as a gateway to the Galesburg community.

“The intellectual and creative energy that we see on campus every day will now be visible to every person who enters the building, including prospective students, community visitors, and returning alumni,” said President Amott.

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