Shortened Class Schedule for Sept. 10

In order to celebrate the start of a new academic year with our opening Convocation, class periods are shortened the first day of classes, Thursday, September 10, 2015 as follows:

Period 1: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Period 2 and 2s: 8:55 – 9:40 a.m.

Period 3 and 3s: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m.

Convocation: 11:00 a.m. Harbach Theatre

Period 4: 1:20 – 2:05 p.m.

Period 5 and 5s: 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Period 6: 3:10 – 3:55 p.m.

Explore, Engage, Evolve; Enjoy Orientation Events!

Please join us in welcoming the incoming class to Knox. One Community, new student orientation, celebrates a collective vision for students to explore, engage, and evolve. See what’s happening at New Student Orientation; join us at the following events:

Wednesday, September 9
12 p.m.
Residence Halls Open for Returning Students
Pick up your keys from the Office of Campus Safety in the Administrative Services Center on South Prairie Street. If you are arriving after business hours, please call Campus Safety at 309-341-7979 to meet you at the Administrative Services Center.

12:00-3:00 p.m.
Explore & Engage Day of Service
Get Involved in Galesburg!
Ford Center for Fine Arts (CFA) Lobby
You can choose to either engage or explore the Galesburg community. Sign up at Seymour Gallery during lunch and dinner September 6-8.

Engage Galesburg: Students, faculty, staff, and local community members are invited to join together and engage in volunteer service with community partners. Following a welcome from President Amott, all volunteers will be arranged into groups with their chosen community partner
Explore Galesburg: Excursions include a bike tour, an arts & culture tour, and a local food systems tour. A bus will also be going to Green Oaks, where you can tour the biological field station. All tours depart from CFA Lobby.

Sponsored by: Kleine Center for Community Service, Knox College, Americorps VISTA, Alpha Phi Omega

4:00 p.m.
Pumphandle and One Community Picnic
South Lawn of Old Main/Gizmo Patio (Rain: T. Fleming Fieldhouse/Oak Room)
Featuring the Knox Jazz Ensemble

8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Movie
South Lawn of Old Main (Rain: Kresge Recital Hall, CFA)
Bring your blanket and enjoy the movie Inside Out under the stars.

Thursday, September 10
11:00 a.m.
Opening Convocation
Harbach Theatre, CFA

Communications Office Seeks Student Workers for Writing, Social Media

Polish professional skills and build a portfolio of work by joining the Knox College Office of Communications. Job openings for the fall term include writing and social media positions. Writers conduct interviews and attend events to produce articles for publication on the Knox website. Social media assistants research and craft posts for the College’s social media channels. Please apply through the Job Bank and follow further directions as specified there.

Marasa Essay Published

Paul J. Marasa (TRIO Achievement Program) has had an essay published in the current issue (#65) of Tin House literary magazine in their “Lost and Found” category, which focuses on out-of-print or seldom-read works. In the essay he discusses Waiting for Nothing, an autobiographical novel by Tom Kromer published in 1935 that recounts Kromer’s experiences on the road during the Great Depression.