CANCELLED: Knox 101: Spiritual Life at Knox, Jan. 17 & 19

Dear Knox Community,

We’re pleased to announce the first Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch series of the new year. Please join us on Tuesday, January 17 at noon or on Thursday, January 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room in Alumni Hall for the following:

Spiritual Life at Knox

On a secular campus like Knox, where does spirituality fit in? Why even have an office of spiritual life? What kinds of programs or activities might be sponsored by this office? How might spirituality connect to the wider education experience, to the values and mission of Knox, and to vocational discernment? Join Lisa Seiwert, Director of Spiritual Life, for conversation and an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this new role in the Knox community.

The Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch series is sponsored by the Senior Staff 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 or 19th!



Polay was Judge at Regional/National Events

Bruce Polay (Music) judged at two significant regional and national events during the winter break. On November 18, 2016, he judged at Western Illinois University’s annual Concerto and Aria Competition with colleagues from Bradley University and Illinois Wesleyan University. This competition was open to all undergrad and graduate students at WIU.

On December 28-29, 2016, Polay judged the open senior division of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition in Highland Park, Illinois, with colleagues from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Drake University. This competition was open to high school aged musicians from around the country, drawing participants from Maine to Florida to Texas to California.

Knox Named Among 30 Top Colleges for Creative Writing

ADROIT JOURNAL, published in Philadelphia, has included Knox in a group of 30 American Colleges and Universities that excel in teaching undergraduate Creative Writing. The group includes Penn, Princeton, Yale, NYU, Stanford, Middlebury, Harvard, Bennington, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Knox, Oberlin, Kenyon, and others. Knox was the only ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest) college named.

Templeton Article Published

Jennifer Templeton (Biology) has published an article in the Inquiry & Investigation section of The American Biology Teacher:

Templeton, J.J. Exploring Animal Behavior in the Laboratory: Territoriality in Cichlids. 2017. The American Biology Teacher 79: 41-48.

ABT is an award-winning, peer-refereed professional journal for K-16 biology teachers.