Flunk Day parade

Flunk Day parade


The Knosher Bowl. Constructed in the mid-1960s and originally known as the Knox Bowl, Knox's unique football field underwent a $1.8 million renovation during  summer 2008 and was named in honor of long-time Knox coach and athletic director Harley Knosher.Residents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower.Ladies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Students and faculty in Founder's LoungeCory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.Students performing at a Gizmo open mic.Eric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.Arial view of campus"Ghetto Rules" flag atop Old Main's Bell Tower. The flag was planted by residents of the top floor of Seymour Hall, otherwise known as "The Ghetto."Knox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisFootball cheerleadersKnox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundLadies at a Green Oaks camp outKnox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.The 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Students participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.A group of Knox College students pose with a banner shortly before the group left Galesburg for Washington D.C. to protest the military involvement in the Middle East.The Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.The Knox Galesburg Symphony in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The symphony, conducted by Professor of Music Bruce Polay, celebrates its 60th year during the 2011-2012 season.Election Day, American Guerilla vigilantesCast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.Old Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardProfessor William Ripperger, an unidentified student, Gus Sampaio, Fabio Van Roon, Gregg Bieser, Joseph Fernando and (seated) Brian McGee in the Computer Center, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.Women of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilTKE fraternity partyOld Main in winterMembers of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Actors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.Student in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.President McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Muddy student on Flunk DayDance in Post Hall lobbyMilton L. Comstock (left), in mathematics, Albert Hurd (right) in natural sciences, and George Churchill (standing), principal of the Knox Academy, the College's preparatory school, who joined the faculty in 1855, were dubbed "The Great Triumvirate." Seymour Library study tableElection Day protestClasses of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesTKE parade floatRootabaga Jam Jazz festival at the Orpheum Theater in 2001. The annual event mixes internationally recognized jazz artists and regional talent, including Knox students, faculty, and alumni. Students line up to board the Gizmobile, a bus service provided by Knox College between New York and Galesburg to help students with the cost of transportation.Clara A. Abbott Emeritius Professor of Biology, Bill Geer, Illinois Professor of the Year in 1990 and Honorary Degree Recipient in 2007.  He is best known for his research on fruit flies and establishment of the Fly Lab, which was one of the first research labs on campus to utilize students.Alumni Hall TheaterClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldKnox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Brian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Whiting Hall decorated for HomecomingDandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.Janet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduateWomen's  gym class wand workHomecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"Publication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Knox College Women's basketballMale cheerleaders at HomecomingFlunk Day pie in the faceKnox womenMock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryStudents playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallWomen walking toward Old MainFounder's Day tea in elegant dressThe Hearth, Alumni Hall basementInternational students performing at the International Fair.Knox Regatta winning teamDanny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlStudents playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibraryKnox women outside the Knox ObservatoryLisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Tennis courtsWhiting Hall women on their way to chapel.Presentation of the Lombard College bell to Knox College. Galesburg's second prairie college, Lombard had to close its doors due to financial issues and graduated its last class in 1930. Students who did not have enough credits to graduate were invited to transfer to Knox ,without loss of academic standing, to finish their education.Muddy students on Flunk DayStudents plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.Knox College ObservatoryStudents and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Beta Theta Pi menOld Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightWhiting Hall bowling alleyGreek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Knox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionKnox basketball teamKnox Regatta spectatorsMembers of the Knox College Choir on tour in Europe. Led by Choir Director Creston Klingman, the Choir visited nine countires and ultimately performed at the Brussels' World Fair.  The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.Women of the Class of 1962Mock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumChemistry lab, George Davis HallPhi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationStudent at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxLa Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.Knox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Knox basketball conference championsOld Main in a lightning stormWomen's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Barracks south of the gymKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealMilitary parade through Standish ParkProfessor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.Students on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.Women in a suite, Class of 1980Freshman orientation testsPost Hall dorm roomWWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Donald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Black WeekStudent DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.SquirrelA typical student dorm roomStudents playing on Flunk DayWomen's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumOld Main in winterBeanie crawlStudents at a Take Back the Night Rally.Women’s debate teamGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsVice President George Bush speaks at a the Knox County Republicans' Lincoln Day dinner, held at Knox; on the platform are Gov. James Thompson, Vice President Bush, KnoxCounty Republican Charman Frank Gustine '60, and Barbara Bush.A "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.International studentTri-Delta womenKnox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiStudents in front of Alumni HallKnox men walking on campusWomen's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumPlanting trees at Green OaksStudents of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainBiology lab, George Davis HallFifty Year Club Garden party musiciansTwo men walking towards Alumni HallKnox College women's archeryWomen in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.Post Hall lobbyMaze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentKnox RegattaDan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.Students join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."The cover of "At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch, copyright 1911. The popular novel presented a humorous depiction of a fictional college in a small Midwestern town and is where Knox's former nickname, Siwash, originated. Fitch graduated from Knox in 1897.Laboratory, George Davis HallStudents working in the mail roomKnox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.The Carnival of ClubsInterior of the Knox College barracksThe 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Bowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionClass of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchFour women help chalk the lines on a playing field.President Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.Post Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985Phi Delta Theta's playing cardsCrosses on the South Lawn  and a symbolic body hung from a tree beneath a banner of Che Guevara on Old Main were all part of the Election Day protest.Women standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushWith the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Members of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, including women's physical education instructor Evelyn Bielefeldt (in checked coat on the left), on a wagon ride at Green Oaks. Class of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."Actors recreate a scene from one of Galesburg's most famous statues -- renowned Civil War nurse Mother Bickerdyke caring for a Union soldier --  for the Centennial celebration. Mother Bickerdyke's statue can still be seen on the Knox County Courthouse lawn, directly across from the Knox campus.Candy James '08, doing the long jump at a track eventMembers of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Veritas sealFive Knox football team membersKnox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Paul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Music faculty and studentsA dorm room in the Quad -- Knox's main student housing area, which is a series of buildings that form a square on the south side of campus.Knox College women's rifle teamCadet BandBaseball teamProfessor Peter Schramm, Watson Bartlett Professor of  Biology, with students.  Schramm taught at Knox from 1965 to 1995 and has been integral in the stewardship of Green Oaks.Jon Ripperger '86, playing baseballPainting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsNewspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameGizmo patio ice skating rinkKnox College mailboxesView of Seymour Library in the winterGroup in Seymour Union's Skylight roomThe students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseParade down Main St. at SeminaryJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.ROTC cadets with an automatic weaponGeorge Davis Hall under construction.The Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.White Sox game played at Willard Field.Biology lab in George Davis HallKnox cheerleadersClass Scrap/Pushbattle, a dangerous battle meant to alleviate hostility between freshmen and sophomore men. The score was 0-0, a stalemate, but a victory for all of campus.Men's soccer action shotA student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.Siwash football graphicDance students practicing in Memorial GymThree different Knox sealsAerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksThe Old Jail with original covered porchAerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionLibrary circulation deskPuddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumWVKC staff on the steps of Old MainCoed Knox rifle teamKnox battalion on Willard FieldWomen golfers drinking pop on the course.Commencement processional through Standish ParkThe gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryAcademic procession through Standish ParkBiology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"Knox College women’s golf  teamEntry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionKnox women's volleyballMay Day CelebrationSenator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.Woman dancing on fieldKnox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.Students excercising in the E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center. Named in honor of Trustee Laurel J. Andrew '86 and her parents, Ed and Edie Andrew, who, along with other family members and family foundations, provided the lead gifts for the 13,000 square foot facility.Flunk Day paradeThe Goal Post, or the "Geep" as it was commonly known, was a popular snack bar located at 256 S. Cedar Street (close to the current FIJI house).Chemistry lab in Science Math CenterLombard bell tower in the spring timeStudents hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Freshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.Beta Theta Pi menKnox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.Students coming from Beecher ChapelCast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"Class of 1939 reunion pictureWomen's field hockeyKnox College GymnasiumSeymour Hall north entrancePi Phi cookie shineStudents during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally."Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowKnox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.Professor Bill Brady, English, taught at Knox from 1962 until 1994 when he retired.  He was beloved by generations of Knox students for his Shakespeare classes.
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