Music, Art and Barn Dance at Green Oaks, May 31

The students and staff of the 2014 Green Oaks Term invite members of the campus community to celebrate the conclusion of this year’s program with an open house and barn dance. The Dewitt Brown Research Center at Green Oaks will be open to visitors beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Events are as follows:

4:00p.m.-6:00p.m. Open house and musical entertainment; refreshments served (bring your own picnic dinner if you like)

5:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. Opening of Tony Gant’s art installation

6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Concert of folk and old-time music by Knox’s own student-faculty string band, the Prairie Fireflies

7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Barn Dance; all dances will be taught, no partner or experience needed

Directions to Green Oaks here. Turn right after the sign-in kiosk to reach the research center, and park along the access road.

Hellenga’s New Novel Reviewed

A lengthy “special feature starred review” for Robert Hellenga’s novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANCES GODWIN, will run in the June 1 issue of Booklist with the cover as background for a large portion of the page.

You can read it here.

Town Hall Listening and Discussion Session, May 30

Friday, May 30
10:00 AM
Old Main Lawn

The students who participated in the walkout organized by the Student Diversity Initiative shared with the campus a number of important and compelling issues and concerns, from diversity and inclusivity on campus to health and counseling services to cost and financial aid. These issues have an impact on all members of the Knox community — students, faculty, and staff alike — and we want to continue to listen to thoughts and concerns.

We invite all members of the Knox community to join us for a Town Hall listening and discussion session. We will gather in small groups so that we can hear from as many members of the Knox community as possible, and conclude with a picnic lunch at noon on the Gizmo patio.

All of us take seriously the College’s historic mission of access and inclusion, and, together, we will continue to work to make Knox College the best institution it can be.

Minuet Madness, May 29

Thursday, May 29
4:00 PM
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Come hear the premier performance of new compositions by the students of Music Theory II.

Computer Science Showcase, May 29

Come and see what the computer science students have been up to this year. There will be demonstrations of games, graphics, apps, and more on Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union.

Across Knox: Armor Wisler, May 27

Tuesday, May 27
4:30 PM
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

The Across Knox monthly presentations are aimed towards understanding and appreciating other students’ unique cultures through presentations by students regarding their home country’s food, festivals, traditions, festivals, and other events of life.

May’s presentation is called “Life as a Third Culture Kid: Growing Up Everywhere But the Country I Still Call Home” and it will be presented by Armor Wisler.

Come support your fellow Knoxies and enjoy free cookies!