I-Fair Week: “Stories and Fables” Begins 1/26

International Fair week will consist of various activities to promote the diversity found in Knox College student body. The theme of I-Fair 2015 is “Stories and Fables.” The schedule of the week’s activities are as follows:

Monday, January 26, Traditional Outfit Day: Demonstrate your identity throughout the day and come take nice pictures at the Alumni Hall Atrium at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27, “Share Your Story in Seven” words, lines, whatever you choose. Students will be tabling during lunch and dinner times in the Seymour Gallery, Seymour Union.

Wednesday, January 28: “Not Quite White” Film by Jamil Khoury, will be followed by a discussion at Round Room, CFA at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 29, I-Mag Release: Come check out the International Magazine 2015 along with some of the books from the Knox College’s International Children Stories Collection in the Ferris Lounge, in Seymour Hall, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Friday, January 30, Knox Amazing Race: Sign up in groups of 3 in Google Form if interested. The race starts at 5:00 p.m. in Ferris Lounge, Taylor Union.

Friday, January 30, Chai Town: a Bollywood acappella group from University of Illinois Champagne Urbana will be performing at Kresge Recital Hall at 9:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m. This event is brought to you by Union Board and AAINA.

Saturday, January 31, International Fair:

Doors Open: 1:00 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall, CFA.
Flag Parade & Cultural Showcase: 1:30 – 4 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall, CFA.
Booths: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Lobby. CFA.
Food Fair: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Oak Room, Skylight, and Lincoln Room, Seymour Union.

Dinner costs for Knox Students with a meal plan: Card Swipe. Dinner costs for everyone else (adults and children alike): $6.50.

Midwinter Barn Dance, Jan. 24

AnSo Club and the members of the Knox Prairie Fireflies student-faculty folk band cordially invite you to the Midwinter Barn Dance from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 24 in the Oak Room.

Admission is free, all dances will be taught by veteran caller and Knox alum Gail Hintze, and hot cider and treats will be served.

Come join us and dance away the cold!

Dr. Aaron Bruce Presentation: Global Competitiveness, Jan. 22

Join Aaron Bruce Ph.D., chief diversity officer at San Diego State University, on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. in Room 302, Alumni Hall to learn about his passion for exploring the globe and connecting cultures and how you can open doors to a world of possibilities that will inspire you to reach beyond your familiar surroundings.

Sponsored by the Stellyes Center for Global Studies, the Office of Student Development, and Bastian Family Career Center.

MLK Event: Teach-In, Jan. 19

“[T]his is the glory of America, with all of its faults. This is the glory of our democracy. . . . If we were trapped in the dungeon of a totalitarian regime we couldn’t do this. But the great glory of American democracy is the right to protest for right.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., December 5, 1955, speech given at the Holt Street Baptist Church during the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Monday, January 19 at 4 pm
Trustees Room in Alumni Hall

Join us for a lively conversation about race, history, citizenship, and the dynamics of a free state this Martin Luther King, Jr. day at 4 pm.

Your facilitators:
Konrad Hamilton
Magali Roy-Fequiere
Fred Hord
Jaime Spacco
Helen Hoyt
Kathleen Ridlon
Laura Lane
Peter Schwartzman
Le’Passion Darby

MLK Convocation Class Schedule, Jan. 19

The annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Monday, January 19, at 11 a.m. in Harbach Theatre.

In order to allow faculty and students to attend and show their commitment to Dr. King’s ideals and ideas, the College will follow the Convocation class schedule below.

Class periods are shortened as follows:

1st period……..8:00 – 8:45 am

2nd period…….8:55 – 9:40 am

3rd period…….9:50 – 10:35 am

Convocation – 11:00 am

4th period…….1:20 – 2:05 pm

5th period…….2:15 – 3:00 pm

6th period…….3:10 – 3:55 pm

Tickets Available for Symphony Fundraiser

The Galesburg Symphony Society will present its 14th annual Winter Gala at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg. The benefit includes a silent auction, official casino games, raffle and cash bar with The Bob Clark Quartet providing live entertainment. This year a quartet of KGS string musicians will also perform. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This year’s silent auction will offer an assortment of items from area businesses and organizations ranging in values from $25 to more than $1,000, and will consist of a wide spectrum of merchandise and services including Casino packages, memorabilia, collectibles, floral arrangements, jewelry, specialty items, auto services, household merchandise, apparel, memberships, restaurant meals, sports activities, gift baskets and MORE!

The “official” casino games will include Craps, Texas Hold’em, and Blackjack. Pitch and Roulette have been added to the Casino this year. Throughout the evening, patrons are invited to kick up their heels to music by the Bob Clark Quartet featuring Bob Clark on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and flute with Steve Jackson on string bass, David Sherrard on drums, and Dennis Stremmel on piano.

Admission at $30 per person includes admittance to the casino, auction, dance, hors d’oeuvres, ten dollars ($10) in gambling chips and the entertainment. Additional gambling chips are available for purchase. Valet parking will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at Galesburg’s Orpheum Theatre, 57 South Kellogg Street and online at KnoxGalesburgSymphony.org. While supply lasts, tickets will be available at the door which opens at 6:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are urged to purchase tickets in advance as admission is limited due to capacity restrictions. Must be 21 to attend.

Sing Verdi Requiem with Galesburg Community Chorus

Sing the Verdi Requiem! It is one of the most powerful, dramatic, exciting, and beautiful choral-orchestral works ever written, and the Galesburg Community Chorus (GCC) will combine with the Knox College Choir and the Monmouth College Chorale to perform it on May 2.

GCC rehearses on Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. in Jay Rehearsal Hall in CFA, and the first rehearsal for the Verdi is Monday, Jan. 12. No auditions are necessary, and all are welcome!

If you don’t know the Verdi, here’s a preview. If you have questions, contact Tim Pahel at tpahel@monm.edu.

Nick Adams Short Story Contest

The English Department invites entries for the The NICK ADAMS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2015
(an annual contest sponsored by the ACM and dating back to 1973)

1. Entrants must be enrolled students in good standing at Knox but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course.
2. Submissions are limited to one story per author.
3. Submitted stories need not be written especially for the contest, but stories cannot have been previously published off campus.
(Note that publication in an on-campus journal does not exclude a story from entry.)
4. Each submission must include a title page with the author’s name, complete contact information, and the title of the story. Stories must be double-spaced and paginated.
5. Each submitted manuscript is limited to 10,000 words.
6. Please direct questions to Monica Berlin (mberlin@knox.edu or x-7195).

Entries must be received electronically as one document (.doc or .docx only) to Monica Berlin (mberlin@knox.edu) by Thursday, Jan. 22 by 4 p.m.

For more information on the history of the contest, and to read about this year’s judge, Maureen McCoy, see the ACM’s website here.