Read “The Common Room” Online

The Winter 2014 issue of The Common Room, our student-edited online magazine of inter-disciplinary critical writing, is now on the (virtual) shelves. The current issue features essays in art history, film, history, music, literature and religious studies. Subject matter includes graffiti art, Walt Whitman, historiography of frontier medicine, Tchaikovsky, Jungian Catholicism, Gilles Deleuze, and how not to watch Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Medieval Books Highlighted in Talk, May 20

On Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Reading Room of Seymour Library, Sharon Clayton, Seymour Librarian, will give a short talk on the College’s prized medieval Book of Hours and a number of medieval manuscript leaves from breviaries, Psalters, and antiphonals used by the clergy during the medieval period. The books will be on display for all who attend. Newman Club invites you to come see some of the amazingly beautiful things our library houses!

Digital Art on Display in Seymour Library

A selection of student photographs from winter term courses Digital Photography I, Digital Photojournalism I and ART 214 Photograhy II is now digitally displayed in Seymour Library’s Andrews Forum. (You may have to visit several times as the entire show runs approximately 54 minutes!)

Senior Art History Symposium, May 21

The Department of Art and Art History invites all members of the campus community to the 2014 Senior Art History Symposium, on Wednesday, May 21 at 4:15 p.m. in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Below are this year’s speakers and thesis lecture topics:

– Stacy LeBlanc, “Metamorphoses in Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne: An Address to Artistic Standards and Boundaries”

– Jacqueline Novak, “British Youth Culture, Social Change and Early Pop Art in England”

– Colin Coutts, “Revealing the Machine: Lutz Dammbeck’s Filmic Work in the GDR”

– Gabriel Moreno, “Transparent Experience: Analysis of Robert Irwin’s Work and Theoretical Writings in an Expanding Field”

Come support the work our Art History seniors, hear stimulating talks and enjoy refreshments at a reception following the symposium.

Marasa Named Sandburg Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year

Paul Marasa (TRIO) has been named the 2014 Carl Sandburg College Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Marasa for his outstanding work in the classroom. Marasa was introduced as the winner during the 46th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement.

Marasa has taught English at Sandburg since 1998, and has served as the writing coordinator for the TRIO Achievement Program at Knox since 1993. He published a three-volume e-book, “The Constant Viewer: Excerpts From an Imaginary Cinema Diary, 1876-Present,” in 2013.

KolorWorx Presents “Dystopia,” May 17

KolorWorx will present their annual spring show: Dystopia. The show will feature music by Imagine Dragons, Lorde, and Florence plus KoloWorx Dystopia the Machine. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Gym, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Featuring performances by:
Knox Improv Club
Steppin Up

In collaboration with The Burrow – Theme House, donations of clothes and other necessities for Safe Harbor will be collected. Book donations will be sent to Detroit as a part of Accio! Books. Donations are not required to attend, but they are all going to a great cause and are very appreciated!

Common Ground Drag Show, May 16

On Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Common Ground will host a fabulous Drag Show with performances by your fellow students including but are not limited to songs, skits, and dances. A professional Drag Queen will also be in attendance! Come check it out!

Spongetivities, May 16

Looking to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather? Come join several of our Resident Advisors in Upper Class Areas Spongetivties and engage in some sponge activities on Friday, May 16 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Post Lawn. There will be several games including:

– Sponge Toss

– Bozo Sponges

– Sponge/Egg Toss

– Sponge Painting

– Sponge Two Hand Touch Football

– A Water Transfer Contest with Sponges

and last but not least…there will be an all-out sponge tossing war.

Art Show “Bonds”-Biyi Wen and Alyssa Kennamer, May 16-31

Senior Art Show “Bonds” by Biyi Wen and Alyssa Kennamer

Friday, May 16, 2014 – Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Mixed media art and video installation titled Bonds by Biyi Wen and Alyssa Kennamer.

Official artist’s talk and opening will be on Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts.