Remembering Tundun Lawani

From: Tri Delta and Harambee

Dear Knox community,

I am writing to you on behalf of Tri Delta and Harambee to invite you to come and celebrate the life of Tundun Lawani. Tundun was sister of ours who we tragically lost on this day three years ago, way before her time. She was struck by a drunk driver on the intersection of South and West St.

I never met Tundun, but what I have heard about her was that she was a shining light on this campus. She loved to sing and never failed to ask everybody how they were doing, always cheering up her friends. We encourage all Knox students, faculty, and staff to come, regardless if they knew her or not!

Please join us today at 6 p.m. at Tundun’s tree (we’ll meet at 5:55 p.m. in the Gizmo for those who don’t know where it is) where we’ll write her letters, sing a song, and bring candles to South St.

Peace be with you all,

Donna Boguslavsky
Vice President of Chapter Development, Delta Delta Delta

Notre Dame Glee Club Concert, Oct. 25

Galesburg Community Chorus hosts a guest choir this weekend – the Notre Dame Glee Club! The performance is Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 364 E. Water St. Galesburg. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens. Children and students are free.

This all-male chorus is celebrating their 100th anniversary with this tour; more information about the group can be found here: http://www.ndgleeclub.com/experience/

New Publication by Schulz

Chuck Schulz, Physics, and collaborators from Soochow University and the University of Notre Dame have a new publication in print:

“All High-Spin (S=2) Iron(II) Hemes are NOT Alike” Chuanjiang Hu, Charles E. Schulz, and W. Robert Scheidt, Dalton Trans. 44, 18301-18310 (2015).

Reminder: Post-Board Forums

Dear Knox Community,

Our first post-Board forum will be held on Tuesday, October 20, at noon and again on Thursday, October 22, at 8:00 am. Both will be held in the Trustees Room (Room 302) in Alumni Hall. The agenda will include a brief presentation on the Board meeting, followed by a time for questions and answers with members of the President’s Council.

We look forward to seeing you at either of the sessions.

Best,

Teresa

New Exhibit in Alumni Hall

Dear Knox Community,

Last week, a prototype for a new interactive exhibit in the Petrovich Atrium of Alumni Hall was installed. The exhibit is designed to be a Portrait Gallery that brings together both contemporary and archival photography to create a window into the Knox experience. Its goal is to provide visitors to Alumni Hall (primarily prospective students and families, as well as Galesburg and campus community members) with an opportunity to actively learn more about Knox; its students, faculty, and staff; its academic programs; and campus life. It also utilizes the gallery space within the Atrium in a new and engaging way.

This prototype will be more fully developed and permanently installed at a later date. Our goal now is to gain a sense of how well an exhibit of this type works in this space and how visitors respond to it.

And here’s where we need you: The next time you stop by Alumni Hall, please take a few minutes of your time to engage with the Portrait Gallery and let us know what you think. You can either fill out a brief questionnaire that will be available in Alumni Hall or you can share your thoughts with us online here: www.knox.edu/portraitgallery.

We thank you in advance for your time and for your feedback — and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Megan Scott
Associate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Paul Steenis
Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission

Invitation to Post-Board Forum

Dear Knox Community,

Thanks to all of you who are working so hard to make Homecoming 2015 a memorable event for the entire Knox community. I look forward to welcoming our alumni back to campus this weekend and celebrating with our students throughout the week. I write today to invite you to please join us for one of two opportunities next week at which we will share with you news and updates from the October Board of Trustees meeting.

Our first post-Board forum will be held on Tuesday, October 20, at noon and again on Thursday, October 22, at 8:00 am. Both will be held in the Trustees Room (Room 302) in Alumni Hall. The agenda will include a brief presentation on the Board meeting, followed by a time for questions and answers with members of the President’s Council.

We look forward to seeing you at either of the sessions.

Best,
Teresa

Heilmann Gave Presentation

Lena Heilmann, Modern Languages, presented at the German Studies Association in Washington, D.C. on October 2. Her paper, “Dreaming Death and Dying Dreams in Anton Baumgartner’s Fanny, die den 14 Wintermonat 1785 in München vom Frauenthurm stürzte: ein Traumgesicht,” was part of a panel on the popular eighteenth-century German genre, “Conversations in the Realm of the Dead.”

Fernández Gave Presentation

Claudia Fernández, Modern Languages, presented at the XIII Congreso Nacional de Lingüística organized by the Mexican Association of Applied Linguistics in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas on October 8. Her presentation reported the results of a study titled: A comparative study of the effects of input-based and production-based instruction on grammar acquisition by learners of Spanish.