Richter Grant Applications Deadlines

There are two Fall Term deadlines for Richter Grant applications for Honors, Senior Research, Capstone, or Independent Study projects. The first deadline is Friday, October 11 and the second deadline is Monday, November 4. Deadlines for Winter and Spring Term will be announced later this fall.

All Richter Grant application forms and the required budget form are new this year and can be found here:

Richter Grant applications for *Conference Travel* should be submitted 30 days before the conference. Application forms for conference travel support can be found at the link above.

If you are planning to pursue a project in Summer 2014, you can find the specific application for that at the above address. All summer project applications will be reviewed together early in the Spring Term.

Submit to Catch

Catch wants to see/read/hear your art, fiction, poetry, essays, scripts, music, photographs, translations, mathematical theorems, chess strategies, and all of your other projects. You make it, we want to see it! Send it to by September 27, or submit a hard copy using a submission form on the pub-office door in Seymour Union.

RING OF FIRE-The Music of Johnny Cash, Sept. 15

The national tour of Ring of Fire-The Music of Johnny Cash. The music of the Man in Black ignites the stage in its only performance on Sunday, September 15, 2:00pm at The Orpheum Theatre, featuring more than 30 signature songs from the legendary Johnny Cash.

Stories of passion, redemption, humor, and salvation set the stage ablaze in this all-new musical production honoring the world’s most famous rebel, Johnny Cash. One of the best “jukebox musicals” of our time, Ring of Fire includes such hits as I Walk the Line, Jackson, I’ve Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue, and the title track Ring of Fire. With smashing medleys and a hearty bounce in its guitar-driven step, this shindig will have you stompin’ your feet and shoutin’ for more.

Call the Orpheum Theatre box office at 309-342-2299 or stop by 250 East Main Street in Galesburg for personalized service and seat selection.

Symphony and String Ensemble News

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony is open to all students by audition. This year
the KGS has potential openings for string players and percussionists.
Students may contact Mr. Polay ( for details and an audition appointment.

The Knox College String Ensemble requires no audition and is open to all
traditional string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass). Meetings are
each Tuesday at 4:15 in Kresge Recital Hall. Students may contact Mrs.
Carolyn Suda ( for further information. Rehearsals will
begin September 17.

Engage – Explore Galesburg

You are invited to participate in a number of events designed to welcome new students into the Knox community.

Wednesday, September 11

12:30 p.m.
Engage – Explore
Get Involved in Galesburg!
Ford Center for Fine Arts (CFA) Lobby
You can choose to either engage or explore the Galesburg community.
Engage Galesburg: Students, faculty, staff, and local community members are invited to join together and engage in volunteer service with community partners. Following a welcome from President Amott, all volunteers will be arranged into groups with their chosen community partner.
Explore Galesburg: Excursions include a bike tour and two walking tours: a local food tour and an arts and culture tour. A bus will also be going to Green Oaks Biological Field Station. All tours depart from CFA Lobby.
Register today in Seymour Gallery from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. or CFA Lobby from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Staff should consult with their supervisor before participating in Engage – Explore Galesburg.

4:00 p.m.
Pumphandle and One Community Picnic
South Lawn of Old Main/Gizmo Patio (Rain: T. Fleming Fieldhouse/Oak Room)
Featuring the Knox Jazz Ensemble

8:30 p.m.
Bike-In Movie
South Lawn of Old Main (Rain: T. Fleming Fieldhouse)
Bring your blanket and enjoy the movie The Hunger Games under the stars.

Thursday, September 12

11:00 a.m.
Opening Convocation
Harbach Theatre, CFA
Featuring Dean of the College Laura Behling

Weekend Events

Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-4p.m.
Standish Park
Family activities, performances by Midwest Dance Group, Emerging Artists Tent.

Great Cardboard Boat Regatta
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.
Lake Storey
Competition among wide variety of cardboard boats created to be attractive and unique. Fun for whole family. Instant boat kits available beginning at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $25 for boats. Watch the race for free!

Annual Rubber Duck Race
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. (Follows Cardboard Boat Regatta)
Lake Storey
Cheer on your “adopted” duck ($5 per duck) Revenue generated from this family friendly fundraising event allows the Galesburg Public Schools Foundation to award monetary grants to district schools.

National Stearman Fly-In Events
Galesburg Municipal Airport
Activities daily

Bishop Hill Chautauqua
Saturday, Sept. 7
Bishop Hill
Free family-oriented event where you will hear re-enactors tell inspiring stories about the historical characters they are portraying. Begins at 1 p.m. in the Gazebo in Town Square.

Architecture Scavenger Hunt, Sept. 21

The Galesburg Public Art Commission will host an Architecture Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Galesburg on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Register now; tickets are $20 until day of event, $25 day of event. Tickets are available at Innkeepers, Cooks & Company and Casey’s Party Creations. Food and registration from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. at Fat Fish Pub; bull horn send-off at 5 p.m.; finish at Fat Fish Pub by 7 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.

Ghost Actors Needed

Do you enjoy ghost stories or find yourself interested in hauntings? The Galesburg Public Library is looking for volunteers to portray some of Galesburg’s most famous ghosts at this year’s Ghosts of Galesburg tour. The program will take place on the evening of Monday, October 28. If interested, contact the library at 343-6118 or

Free Ice Cream Social, Sept. 7

The Galesburg Public Library will host an old-fashioned community ice cream social on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. All ages are invited to enjoy free ice cream and the magic tricks of Rick Brammer. If the weather is nice, the ice cream will be served outside the library on Cherry Street.