Ancient Greek and Modern Western Medicine Discussion, Nov. 1

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Sarah Scullin

Nov. 1, Round Room, Refreshments starting at 4:00, Presentations starting at 4:15.

Title: Where Does It Hurt? Pain Problems in Ancient Greek and Modern Western Medicine


While the majority of us who suffer from back pain would prefer to pop a couple of pills rather than be tied to a ladder and dropped out of a second-storey window, is it possible that the latter patient (pun intended) was better served by his defenestration than we are by our oxy-s and -codones? Much of Ancient Greek medicine seems barbaric, simple-minded and wrong-headed in comparison to the scientific, rational, and researched medicine of the modern era. Nevertheless this talk will problematize this traditional narrative by focusing on how both cultures define, emphasize, and utilize that most consuming of patient concerns: the (perhaps) universal sensation of pain.

Ghosts of Galesburg Walking Tour, Oct. 28

Take a walk or a tram ride in downtown Galesburg to visit spooky locations and hear actors tell the stories of people from the past with connections to those locations. Tour starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Galesburg Public Library; a hot drink will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Registration is required; call 343-6118. Seats on the tram are limited.

Fall Book Sale at the Public Library Oct. 24-26

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is October 24, 25 and 26. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the preview sale is from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. for Friends of the Library members or $5 for non-members. The sale begins for the general public on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 26 will be the bag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Rat Pack Show at the Orpheum, Oct. 19

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating 50 years of The Rat Pack, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show has been hailed as the next
best thing to seeing the Rat Pack themselves.
Tickets may be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office at 250 East Main Street, Suite 110 (the corner of Main St. and Kellogg Street) or by calling 309.342.2299.

Nova Singers Concert Oct. 13

From Laura Lane:
Dear colleagues, I write to tell you that Sunday’s Nova Singers concert is not like any other program I have ever conducted. It’s called We Sing Life. I wanted to wrestle with the idea of the universal human struggle with adversity. Each of us has known dark times. How do we survive those periods? How do we climb our way out of those dark times into a place of joy? I wanted to take the singers and the audience from the depths of despair to the heights of confidence, faith, happiness and serenity. The program is mostly in English, and contains many spirituals, so you’ll hear soloists pouring their hearts out in Motherless Child, Hard Trials, Amazing Grace, and Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel. Great stuff. Sunday, 4:00, Kresge, tickets available at the door. $18 for adults; $15 seniors; all students of all ages free. See you Sunday!
PS If you can’t come Sunday, come up to the First Congregational Church of Moline on Sat night, 7:30.

Safety Notice: Walk in the Crosswalks

From Campus Safety:
On Tuesday, 10-08-2013, representatives of the Galesburg Police Department confirmed that the “warning period” for persons failing to utilize the marked pedestrian crosswalks has ended. It is anticipated that persons who choose to cross “mid-block” in those areas where marked crosswalks have been installed will be subject to State of Illinois traffic citations ($120.00) as violations are noted.

Persons crossing area streets are encouraged to remain alert for vehicular traffic, avoid mid-block crossing and to use the marked crosswalks when available. Feel free to share this info with those who may not have had an opportunity to see this message. Contact Campus Safety (309-341-7979) with questions/concerns.

Choir Members will Rake Leaves

Hello Knox Faculty and Staff!

My name is Jmaw Moses, president of the Knox College Choir. I wanted to invite you all to participate in a tradition of the Knox College Choir: Leaf Raking! For two weekends, members of the Knox College Choir rake the leaves of members of the faculty and staff in order to raise money for tour. This year we are doing a bus tour of the Midwest, including, Minneapolis, Iowa City, and Chicago! Everyone is very excited, for it is on tour that the choir is able to bond and become the strong family that the community sees when we sing. All we ask of you is to provide the bags for the leaves and a donation.

If you’re interested in having your lawn raked please contact me at with your

· Name

· Address

· The best number to contact you

· How big your yard is

· If you can provide rakes

· Date and Time preference

The dates will be Saturday October, 26th, Saturday, November 9th & Sunday, November 10th. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me or Laura Lane at

Have a great day,

Jmaw B. Moses