Park Honored

On November 15, Scott Park (advancement) was honored as Outstanding Planned Giving Professional at the Quad Cities Association of Fundraising Professionals meeting.

The citation Park received stated: “Scott is a seasoned professional in legacy fundraising, specializing in blended gifts that combine immediate plus deferred components, to realize the donor’s philanthropic vision. He approaches his donor relationships with a nurturing awareness, engagement, and commitment to Knox College. Scott has served as chapter President for the Quad City Planned Giving Council and was instrumental in the rebranding process. His service to this organization provides valuable support to individuals new to charitable estate planning.”

Ferrigno Accepted into Exhibition in New Jersey

Andrea Ferrigno’s (art) work, “Exuberant Motion”, was one of 51 of over 1100 entries selected for the “2017 International Juried Exhibition” at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ. The juror was Stephen Westfall, professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and in the graduate program at Bard University, as well as a Contributing Editor at Art in America. The show runs Nov. 17- Dec. 23, 2017.
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Ridlon Presented at Conference

Kathleen Ridlon (dance) presented at the 2017 National Dance in Education Conference: Cultivating Equity and Access: Dance Education For All held November 11-14. The title of her presentation was: Community Based Learning in Dance: How Does it Work?

Ucar Gave Presentation at Conference

Nurettin Ucar (Modern Languages – German) gave a presentation at the Midwest Modern Languages Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 10. His paper, “Thomas Mann’s Role in Society: An Artist’s Stimulant”, was part of a panel entitled “Aesthetics and Politics”. Ucar talked about how Mann distinguishes between art and politics and why he understands artists as cultural activists.

Franco Poem and Article Published

Gina Franco (English) published the first four sections of a long poem, “Throne,” with the Los Angeles Review.

​Franco ​also published an article in the most recent issue of America magazine, co-written with Christopher Poore: “Day of the Dead is not ‘Mexican Halloween’—it’s a day where death is reclaimed.”

Rosenfeld Poems, Interview and Review Published

Three poems by Natania Rosenfeld (English), along with her interview of Syrian emigre
writer Osama Alomar, appear in the November/December issue of The American Poetry Review.

Rosenfeld’s review of Zadie Smith’s latest novel, Swing Time, appears in the current issue of Women’s Review of Books.

Berlin Poem Published

Monica Berlin’s (English) poem, “[What happens is this: the body calls—though we don’t],” has been included in the anthology, New Poetry from the Midwest 2017, published by New American Press (fall 2017).

Moore Gave Talk

Kara Moore (Psychology) recently gave a talk at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. The talk was entitled The Role of Attention and Memory in Prospective Person Memory.

Gilbert Presents Talk at Midwest Women Artists Symposium

Gregory Gilbert (Art and Art History) presented a talk at the 4th Biennial Midwest Women Artists Symposium at Bradley University on Friday, November 3, 2017. The symposium was sponsored by the Illinois Women Artists Project and the Art and Art History Department at Bradley University. It received major funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Driehaus Foundation. Gilbert’s talk was titled “Clare Smith and the Influence of Atelier 17 on Printmaking in Illinois.” Smith was a local Galesburg artist, who graduated from Knox with a degree in Studio Art and French in the early 1970s at the age of 63. She later studied printmaking for extended periods at the famous Atelier 17 in Paris. The atelier had been established by the British Surrealist Stanley William Hayter and was operated in both Paris and New York City and trained a number of renowned artists in printmaking including Picasso, Miro, Pollock, Motherwell and Louise Bourgeois. Knox maintains an extensive collection of Smith’s personal archives and artworks.

Gonzales Article Published

An article by Teresa Gonzales (Sociology), “Two sides of the same coin: The New Communities’ Program, grassroots organizations, and leadership development in two Chicago neighborhoods”, was recently published in the Journal of Urban Affairs. It can be accessed here.