United Way Triva Night Fundraiser

Join the United Way of Knox County for “Smarty Pants” Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m.; trivia starts at 6 p.m. Tables /Teams $160 (seating for 8 team members). For complete information, call (309) 343-4434.

Art Center Kid’s Month

The Galesburg Civic Art Center will hold its 14th annual Kid’s Month which allows area children to create art and have it exhibited in the Art Center Gallery. Children will be creating their own works of art over a two week period in January and the artwork will then be displayed in the Art Center Gallery from January 24 through January 27. A closing reception will take place on Friday, January 27 from 5-7pm. For complete information, contact the Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, (309) 342-7415.

Muelder News

Owen Muelder (Director of the Knox College Underground Railroad Freedom Center) has been invited by the U. S. Capitol Historical Society to be one of its featured speakers in February as part of the Society’s celebration of African-American History Month. The title of Muelder’s speech is “Owen Lovejoy: Congressmen, Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Operator.” Lovejoy was one of the most openly active Underground Railroad agents in the north before the civil war. His house in Princeton, IL, which still stands, was used to harbor fugitive slaves who were escaping northward. Lovejoy was elected to the US House of Representative in the mid 1850s, where he delivered spirited anti-slavery speeches on the floor of Congress. Muelder’s remarks will be delivered on Feb. 3 in the Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room during a luncheon sponsored by the USCHS. The following day, Muelder will present a talk on Knox College Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad at noon at Pier 7 restaurant sponsored by the DC Knox Club.

Kasser News

Tim Kasser (psychology) participated in a variety of activities in Europe over winter break. Kasser helped run several workshops on “Values and Campaigning” in Vienna, Austria, in Brussels, Belgium (3x), and in Edinburgh Scotland. He also gave public talks on values, quality of life, and capitalism at BOKU University (Austria), at the University of Gent (Belgium), and at the University of St. Andrews, Govan Together, and the Centre for Confidence and Well-being (Scotland). Three additional talks on values, sustainability, and well-being were given at government-sponsored events, including two conferences sponsored by the Scottish Government at which Kasser was the keynote speaker and another presentation given to the Directorate General of the European Commission – Health & Consum ers (in Brussels). Also, Kasser recently had a chapter entitled “Materialistic Value Orientation” published in The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business.

Scholarship Opportunities

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: In the spring of 2012, the Foundation will award scholarships to students who will be college juniors or seniors during the 2012-2013 academic year. All 2012 nominations must be received by Dean Haslem before 4 p.m., January 26, 2012.  For a full description, go to www.act.org /goldwater.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award recognizes and rewards America’s promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with the nation’s leading graduate scholarships in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing. Knox can nominate up to two students. For further information contact Dean Haslem.
Campus application deadline is January 18, 2012

GWU: Competitive students (sophomores) for the program must demonstrate high academic achievement in both science and non-science curricula.  Applicants are required to complete a minimum of six terms of premedical science courses by the end of their sixth term.  Applicants must also achieve a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA and receive no science grade lower than a B- by the end of their sixth term.  Transfer credit and AP credit will be reviewed on a case-by-c a se basis, for it is expected the applicant to have spent two years at Knox and to have completed a minimum of 18 credits by the end of the term during which they apply.
Campus application deadline:  January 23, 2012

W-2 Form Information

W-2 Forms for 2011 will be mailed to home/permanent addresses in late January. If you prefer to have your W-2 form sent to your Knox Box rather than your home address you will need to stop by the Business Office in Rm. 106 of Old Main by Wednesday, January 18, and complete a form. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Steinbach in the Payroll Office.