Kasser Gave Talk

Tim Kasser, Psychology, recently gave an invited talk at SUNY-Geneseo, co-sponsored by the Psychology and Political Science Departments. Its title was “Capitalism, values, and quality of life: An empirical, psychological approach.”

Bookstore Sale in Progress

Bookstore sale now in progress: 25% on all apparel and gift items until November 23. Now is a good time to do holiday shopping. The Bookstore will be closed the first two weeks of December for re-model.

“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”

One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. Prairie Players Civic Theatre kicks off the holiday season by presenting A Christmas Story: The Musical at the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg.

Performance Dates: Friday, Nov. 21-Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.

This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting an Official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award, and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Filled with nostalgia and quirky childhood innocence, this production is a heartwarming event for the entire family.

MAIN FLOOR/BALCONY: $16 for Adults $10 for Students (including college/university students with I.D.)
MEZZANINE: $20 for Adults and Students

To purchase tickets, stop by or the call the Orpheum Theatre Box Office – 309-342-2299.

Schulz, Hoyt, Hablutzel Co-Author Paper

Chuck Schulz, physics, and Helen Hoyt, chemistry, and physics major Annelise Hablutzel are among the co-authors of a paper in print in the journal Inorganic Chemistry:

“Measurement of Extreme Hyperfine Fields in Two-Coordinate High-Spin Fe2+ Complexes by Mössbauer Spectroscopy: Essentially Free-Ion Magnetism in the Solid State” Aimee M. Bryan, Chun-Yi Lin, Michio Sorai, Yuji Miyazaki, Helen M. Hoyt, Annelise Hablutzel, Anne LaPointe, William M. Reiff, Philip P. Power, and Charles E. Schulz, Inorg. Chem. 53, 12100-12107 (2014).

Poems by Berlin Published

Monica Berlin (English) has published four new poems. “[When we turn the calendar’s page, my little boy looking],” “[This afternoon the sky’s making the kind of promises it can],” “[If there’s a joke more complicated than “knock-knock,” more nuanced]” and “[There is no city in my city, let’s be]” appear in the latest issue of Houseguest (November 2014).

As well, Berlin and Beth Marzoni ’04 recently read poems from their ongoing collaboration in St. Paul, Minnesota, in November, for Water~Stone Review.

Community Chorus Hosts Children’s Choir, Nov. 16

Galesburg Community Chorus invites you to hear some great music this weekend. Anima, a youth choir from Glen Ellyn, IL, will perform on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 364 E. Water St. in Galesburg. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and is free for all students/children.

The Galesburg Community Chorus is presenting Anima’s performance as part of its 2014-15 season. Anima, formerly known as the Glen Ellyn Children’s Choir, is an internationally-known choral group that has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and at regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. The group is widely praised for its highly polished, impeccably tuned, and highly entertaining concerts.

Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch Series, Nov. 17

From President Amott:

Dear Knox Community,

After a terrific turnout for the first Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch Series last month, we’re pleased to announce the second installment of this new monthly series:

Student Recruitment & Marketing for Today’s Prospective Students

Today’s admission marketplace is more competitive than ever, and colleges must work harder and smarter in order to recruit each year’s entering class. So how does Knox bring in the class? Paul Steenis, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission, will discuss Knox’s efforts to recruit the 21st-century student. He will be joined by Megan Scott, associate vice president and chief communications officer, who will discuss the new Knox website and Admission publications, as well as the College’s new marketing messaging.

Please join us on Monday, November 17 at noon in Ferris Lounge.

The Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch series is sponsored by the President’s Council and Human Resources. Bring your lunch and join in this discussion to learn more about these important campus initiatives.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th.

Caxton Club to feature Hellenga, Nov. 14

The final Caxton Club of the season will be Friday, November 14, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Old Main. Featured novelist is Robert Hellenga.

Professor Emeritus of English, Hellenga is the author of the novels Snakewoman of Little Egypt, The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, Blues Lessons, Philosophy Made Simple and The Italian Lover. Bob will be reading from his new novel The Confessions of Frances Godwin (whose central character was a student at the fictional ‘Knox College’ in the fictional town of ‘Galesburg, Illinois’).

Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and autographs will be signed by the author’s own super-special pen. All are welcome.

“Battle of the Noteworthy” Recital, Nov. 18

This fall’s music composition class will present “Battle of the Noteworthy”, a recital of original and world premiere compositions Tuesday, November 18, at 7 p.m., in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. This recital is free and open to the public. Composers Claire Allen, Ryan Burwell, Nate Chadderdon, Steven Ford, Linda Sanabria, Simon Schatzberg, and Jonathan Vardon.

Galesburg Public Library to host Local Author Fair

From the Galesburg Public Library:

Galesburg Public Library will host a Local Author Fair on Saturday, November 15,
from 2:00-4:00 PM. The fair will feature published authors with ties to Galesburg
and surrounding communities. Participating authors will be available to chat with
readers and to sell and sign copies of their books.

Young Author novelist Lindsay Currie will open the fair at 2:00 PM with a keynote
presentation. Currie, a Galesburg native, joins us from Chicago to celebrate
the launch of her debut YA horror novel Creed. An atmospheric thriller for teens, Creed has been called “suspenseful” by Publishers Weekly.

Following the keynote, Currie will participate in a panel discussion along with
bestselling novelist Robert Hellenga and award-winning short fiction writer Chad
Simpson. Robert Hellenga is a professor at Knox College and the author of
seven novels. His most recent book is The Confessions of Frances Godwin. Chad
Simpson, also a Knox College professor, is the winner of the 2012 John Simmons
Short Fiction Award for his book Tell Everyone I Said Hi.

Other local authors who will be selling and signing copies of their books at the
event include Jim Conover, Jannifer Powelson, LeAnn Morgan, Ted Morrissey,
Sylvia Shults, and Ellen Vanda. The Local Author Fair is free and open to
the public. Doors open at 1:45 PM. Those wishing to purchase books are
encouraged to bring cash, as individual authors may not be equipped to accept
credit card payments. Please contact the Reference Desk at 309-343-6118 with
any questions about the Fair.