Recommend a Future Knoxie!

Knox is looking for students who are bright, curious, and compelling. Perhaps you know high school students who are academic standouts—or who demonstrate their talents through extracurricular activities or community service. You might recommend relatives, neighbors, family friends, or others in the community. We’d love to talk with them.

We’ll also give recommended students the V.I.P. treatment by waiving the $50 application fee.
Recommend a student to Knox.

Behling Selected as Fulbright Specialist

Laura Behling (English) has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist, a program administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Specialist program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. The term of her appointment runs through 2020, and will likely include visits to one or more universities abroad.

Gilbert Participated in Motherwell Symposium at Art Institute of Chicago

Gregory Gilbert (Art and Art History) was invited to participate in a special study symposium on the artist Robert Motherwell that was held at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, October 6. The symposium was devoted to Motherwell’s 1972 album of prints illustrating Rafael Alberti’s book of poetry A la Pintura. The symposium was sponsored by the Dedalus Foundation in New York City. In 2015, Gilbert was the recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Archives of American Art Fellowship for his research on the relation of Pragmatism and modern American poetry to the collages of Motherwell.

Gonzales Blog Post

A recent blog post by Teresa Gonzales (Sociology) appears on the Everyday Sociology Blog.

Here is an excerpt:

“While A Strangeness in My Mind does not speak to the ongoing issues of poverty in the United States, it does highlight the universal paths that many people take in their search for economic security, community, and to live a life of dignity, with happiness and love. For Mevlut, he felt strangeness in his mind when in a sea of anonymous people, in a vast city, where no one could guess his thoughts. We might also think about disrupting perceptions and geographies of poverty as creating a needed strangeness in our collective minds.”

Denial Led Workshop; Primary Source Set Published

On September 27, Cate Denial (History) led a pedagogy workshop for history, art history, and anthropology faculty at the University of Central Missouri. The workshop focused on interactive, history-focused class activities, developing historical imagination, and trouble-shooting common problems with survey classes.

On September 28, Denial’s primary source set, “Powhatan People and the English at Jamestown,” was published by the Digital Public Library of America at its website, Denial is a member of the DPLA’s Educational Advisory Committee, and works with seventeen other educators from around the country to support the educational mission of the organization.

Knox 101: Sustainability at Knox, Oct. 11

Dear Knox Community,

We’re pleased to announce the first Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch presentation of the academic year. Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 at noon in the Trustees Room in Alumni Hall for the following:

Sustainability at Knox: Everything You Want to Knox But Have Yet to Ask

October is Campus Sustainability Month, which celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability on our campuses. Join Knox College Director of Sustainability Initiatives Deborah Steinberg at this active information session, as she highlights Knox’s achievements from the previous year and provides a preview of the 2017 Annual Campus Sustainability Report. Learn details of Knox’s sustainability efforts, offer suggestions through fun activities, and ask questions about ongoing and future campus initiatives.

The Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch series is sponsored by 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 Wednesday, October 11.