Dooley Presents at Crypto History Symposium

John Dooley (William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science) presented a paper, “Manly and Rickert – The Team That Cracked the Waberski Cipher” at the NSA Center for Cryptologic History Biennial Symposium October 19-20 in Laurel, MD.

Eberhardt Presents Research

Nancy Eberhardt (Anthropology & Sociology) participated in a workshop on October 27 at King’s College London, via Skype, entitled Buddhism, Meditation and Ageing where she presented a paper, “The Impact of Social and Economic Change on Traditional Meditation Practices in Rural Thailand.”

Rosenfeld Essay Listed as Notable

Along with alums Ander Monson and Anna Leahy, Natania Rosenfeld (English) has had an essay listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2017. The essay, entitled “The Autonomous Land of Prapruninma,” was published last year in 2016. This is Rosenfeld’s fourth BAE Notable essay.

Post-Board Open Forums/Financial Outlook, Nov. 2

Dear Knox Community,

Please join us for one of two opportunities at which we will share with you brief updates from the October Board of Trustees meeting, as well as an overview of the College’s current financial outlook and plans for the future.

Our forums will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 8:00 a.m. and Noon in Kresge Auditorium. The agenda will include a brief presentation on the Board meeting, followed by a longer presentation reviewing the context and history of our current financial challenges and the strategic plan to address them. A question and answer session with members of the Senior Staff will follow.

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



Gonzales Presented Research

Teresa Gonzales (Sociology) recently presented her research on organizational trust and local development at the Sociology of Development Conference at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. The title of the presentation was: Trust as a “Mask for Domination”: Organizational (Mis)Trust, Community Development, and the New Communities’ Program.

Templeton presents research at Canine Science Conference

Jennifer Templeton (Biology) presented her research on dog cognition at the First International Canine Science Conference at ASU in Tempe, Arizona. The title of the presentation was: ‘Persistence and gazing at humans during an unsolvable task in pet, foster, and shelter dogs’. Her coauthor and collaborator was cognitive psychologist Dr. Kristy Gould from Luther College.

Blackadder Participated in Panel

Neil Blackadder (Theatre) participated in the panel “ALTA, meet TinT: introducing the Theatre in Translation network” at the conference of the American Literary Translators Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Along with Jean Graham-Jones of the City University of New York and Adam Versenyi of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Blackadder explained how this network evolved and what it hopes to accomplish – as he outlined in this article in The Theatre Times.

O’Brien Presented Poster

Sara O’Brien (Psychology) recently presented a poster titled “OCD and Pathological Personality Traits: The Mediating Role of Incompleteness and Harm Avoidance” at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology in Denver, Colorado.

Hellenga/Cross Among Literary Honorees

On October 11, Vida Cross ’88 and Robert Hellenga (emeritus) were among eighty “authors and creative people with ties to Chicago” honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner (a benefit dinner for the Chicago Public Library). Honorees were toasted by the mayor and the governor, Natalie Y. Moore received the 21st Century Literary Award for her book South Side, and Dave Eggers and Margaret Atwood were interviewed by NPR’s Scott Simon.

Hord News Update

Fred Hord, Chair of Africana Studies, and Executive Director of the (ABCC) Association for Black Culture Centers, was a special guest at the 50th Anniversary celebration of Third World Press. He presented at the main session on culture, and served as moderator. He was recently selected for the Minority Access National Role Model Award in the nation’s capitol; that honor had been given in the past to recipients such as former Attorney General Eric Holder. Hord’s poem, “To a Black Father After Fifty,” was published in African American Review, the Modern Language Association’s journal.