2019 Physics Prize Problem

The 2019 Physics Prize Problem is out!  The Physics Prize Problem is funded by Carroll Porter, ’32 and in memory of Edgar L Andreas ’69, and is awarded annually for the best solution to a complex physical problem.  This year’s mind-boggling physics problem concerns the oscillations of a teeter-totter. 

Check out a detailed statement of the problem, posted around SMC or available at http://course.knox.edu/physics130.  Any Knox student may submit a solution.  Turn in your solution to Prof. Tom Moses, D116 SMC, by 4 p.m. on April 29 and win a place in Knox history (and a cash prize).

Davenport Poetry Prize Submissions Due April 24

DAVENPORT POETRY PRIZE
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:
1) entrants must be in “good standing” but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course; students who completed coursework on campus during the 2017-18 school year, but have not yet commenced and are not currently enrolled are eligible to submit, provided they will be commencing from Knox in June;

2) manuscripts should include three poems; only one manuscript submission per student is allowed (our judge reserves the right to select prize winners based on a single poem or on the manuscript as a whole);

3) submitted poems need not be written especially for the contest, but poems cannot have been previously published off-campus (note that publication on-campus does not exclude a poem from entry); no poem that has received a prize in a Knox contest may be submitted to any subsequent contest, although a rejected manuscript may be submitted a second time;

4) your submission must include a title page or cover sheet with the author’s name, complete contact information, and the title of each poem; please leave name off subsequent pages;

5) only original work by the contestant may be entered (translations are not eligible);

6) all entries must be submitted in hardcopy to Monica Berlin’s office (Old Main 302) no later than Tuesday, April 24 by 4 p.m. If you have questions about the submission guidelines, contact mberlin@knox.edu.

Select submissions will also be considered for the Audrey Collet-Conard Prize in Poetry.

Cash prizes are determined by the English Department, in consultation with the judge’s recommendations for awards. As well, the prize-winning manuscripts each year will be retained by the College and may be published on the English Department’s website.

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This year’s judges are JoAnna Novak and Thomas Cook—and yes, they are both poets, fiction writers, essayists, critics and publishers. For more details, click here. Prizewinner will be announced at Novak’s and Cook’s Caxton reading (with Eileen G’Sell) on Friday, May 11 at 4 p.m.

Please direct questions to Monica Berlin (mberlin@knox.edu).

Announcing the Davenport Prize in Fiction

DAVENPORT FICTION PRIZE
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:
1) entrants must be in “good standing” but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course; students who completed coursework on campus during the 2017-18 school year, but have not yet commenced and are not currently enrolled are eligible to submit, provided they will be commencing from Knox in June;

2) only one story per author is allowed;

3) submitted stories need not be written especially for the contest, but cannot have been previously published off campus (note that publication on-campus does not exclude a story from entry); no story that has received a prize in a Knox contest may be submitted to any subsequent contest, although a rejected manuscript may be submitted a second time; any story currently under review for another prize may be submitted;

4) each submission must include a title page or cover sheet with the author’s name and complete contact information, as well as the title of the story; please leave name off subsequent pages;

5) each submission should be double-spaced and paginated;

6) each submitted manuscript is limited to 10,000 words;

7) only original work by the contestant may be entered (translations are not eligible);

8) all entries must be submitted in hardcopy to Monica Berlin’s office (Old Main 302) no later than Tuesday, April 24 by 4 p.m. If you have questions about the submission guidelines, contact mberlin@knox.edu.

Submissions by graduating seniors will also be considered for the Proctor Fenn Sherwin Prize.

Cash prizes are determined by the English Department, in consultation with the judge’s recommendations for awards. As well, the prize-winning manuscripts each year will be retained by the college and may be published on the English Department’s website.

English Department accepting submissions for Howard A. Wilson Prize and Lorraine Smith Prize

HOWARD A. WILSON PRIZE ENTRIES
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

The Howard A. Wilson Prize is awarded annually to students writing the best essays in literary criticism during an academic year. There are cash prizes for first, second and third place. This year’s finalists will be judged by Eileen G’Sell, critic and writer. Entries for the Wilson prize in English should be submitted in hard copy to Professor Monica Berlin, Old Main 302, by Tuesday, April 24, 2018 AT 4 p.m. Please specify “Howard A. Wilson Submission” or “Eligible for Both Prizes” on your title page, wherein you include your name and contact information.

[Note: Entrants must be in “good standing” but need not be English majors or enrolled in an English course; students who completed coursework on campus during the 2017-18 school year, but have not yet commenced and are not currently enrolled are eligible to submit, provided they will be commencing from Knox in June.]

LORRAINE SMITH PRIZE ENTRIES
DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

The Lorraine Smith prize in English is awarded annually to the second year student writing the best essay in an English course. Prize given in books. Entries for the Lorraine Smith prize in English should be submitted in hard copy to Professor Monica Berlin, Old Main 302, by Tuesday, April 24, 2018 AT 4 p.m. Please specify “Lorraine Smith Submission” or “Eligible for Both Prizes” on your title page, wherein you include your name and contact information. Judging is by the English Department faculty.

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Prizewinners will be announced at G’Sell’s Caxton reading (with JoAnna Novak and Thomas Cook) on May 11 at 4 p.m. For more details, click here.

Please direct questions to Monica Berlin (mberlin@knox.edu).

Be There! Women’s Soccer Team Send-Off, Nov. 9

The Midwest Conference Champion Prairie Fire women’s soccer team is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row! They are scheduled to take on Wheaton College (IL) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10 at Loras College.

Please join us TODAY, Thursday, November 9 at 12:15 p.m. along the front drive of Alumni Hall to give the team an enthusiastic send-off as they depart campus for Dubuque, Iowa.

Hope to see you there!

Go Fire!

MLK Convocation Class Schedule, Jan. 16

The annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Harbach Theatre.

In order to allow faculty, staff and students to attend and show their commitment to King’s ideals and ideas, the College will follow the Convocation class schedule below.

Class periods are shortened as follows.

1st period……..8:00 – 8:45 am
2nd period…….8:55 – 9:40 am
3rd period…….9:50 – 10:35 am

Convocation – 11:00 am

4th period…….1:20 – 2:05 pm
5th period…….2:15 – 3:00 pm
6th period…….3:10 – 3:55 pm

Reminder: Knox 101: How to be a Social Media Ambassador, Nov. 2

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, November 2 at noon in the Trustees Room in Alumni Hall for the following:

Social Media 101: How to be a Social Media Ambassador

Social media is more important than ever when it comes to the College’s communications efforts—today traffic from Facebook and Twitter can account for up to 20 percent of our total website visits. Join the Office of Communications for a discussion on the importance of social media, how we use our primary channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat), and how you can be a social media ambassador for the College.

The Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch series is sponsored by the President’s Council 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, November 2.

Best,

Teresa

First Day of Class Shortened Schedule

In order to celebrate the start of a new academic year with our opening Convocation, class periods are shortened the first day of classes, Monday, September 12, 2016 as follows:

Period 1: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Period 2 and 2s: 8:55 – 9:40 a.m.
Period 3 and 3s: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m.
Convocation 11:00 a.m. Harbach Theatre
Period 4: 1:20 – 2:05 p.m.
Period 5 and 5s: 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Period 6: 3:10 – 3:55 p.m.