Pre-Law Club Speakers, Feb. 10

On Friday, Feb. 10 in GDH 103 at 4 p.m. the Pre-Law Club will host special guests Ben and Christina Mullison. The Mullisons are current University of Illinois law students, and they will be on campus to talk about what law school is like and to answer any questions that students may have. If you have ever thought of law school, come join us.

Final Exams and Travel Plans

TO: All Students
FROM: Lori Haslem, Associate Dean of the College
I write to remind you that the final exam schedule for winter term ends only at the end of the day Saturday, March 10. Please do not, if you have final examinations on Saturday, schedule your departure from campus before your last examination is over. Thank you.

Seeking Knox Ambassadors

Knox Alumni Ambassadors are recruiting! The main purpose of this group is to assist Knox College and the Office of Advancement in interaction with students, parents, alumni and friends. Events and commitments include serving as student representatives at Advancement events, including Homecoming, reunions, student send-off picnics, Founders Day, Commencement, and other events and receptions on and off campus. If you are interested in applying, please complete an ONLINE application at www.knoxalumni.org/knoxambassador. The application is due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2012. Contact Jennifer Gallas, Associate Director of Alumni Programs, at jgallas@knox.edu if you have questions.

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.The deadline to apply is March 1 at 11:59pm CST. http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Passport Picture Appointments

The Stellyes Center for Global Studies will be taking passport photos for students who are applying to study abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year. There is a charge of $5 per sheet (there are 2 photos to a sheet). Contact Sunshine Regiacorte sregiaco@knox.edu in order to set up an appointment to have your photo taken.
Appointments will be made during the following times:
Thursday, January 26, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, January 30, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday January 31, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

International Student Scholarship Information

The Pilot Club of Galesburg is presently taking applications for scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarships are for qualified students from outside the United States or Canada attending an accredited college or university. The field of study must be of a nature that it improves the quality of life for the community in their home country, and the student must plan to return to his/her country within six months of completing studies. The Ruby Newhall Scholarship may not exceed $1,500, and the student must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
For additional information and/or application forms, contact Barb Brown (309) 368-3592 or bjbrown31@aol.com. Applications must be completed by January 31.

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.