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.

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.

Jon Ripperger '86, playing baseballFreshman orientation testsProfessor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.Professor 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.Woman dancing on fieldStudents playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallKnox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.Knox RegattaProfessor 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.Class 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.Ladies at a Green Oaks camp outNewspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameDandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.Founder's Day tea in elegant dressOld Main in winterKnox women's volleyballRootabaga 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. Women's  gym class wand workTKE fraternity partyKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealWomen golfers drinking pop on the course.Knox cheerleadersKnox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.Veritas sealSeymour Hall north entranceWomen in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.Biology lab in George Davis HallEntry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionOld Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardMembers 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. Beta Theta Pi menClara 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.Knox womenKnox College Women's basketballMembers of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Black WeekKnox Regatta spectatorsWomen's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Lisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Student DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.Knox basketball teamStudents of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainPresident McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Muddy student on Flunk DayBrian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Tri-Delta womenJanet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduateDance in Post Hall lobbyA 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.WVKC staff on the steps of Old MainMusic faculty and studentsFootball cheerleadersSenator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.Mock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldMay Day CelebrationStudents plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.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.ROTC cadets with an automatic weaponA "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.Painting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsKnox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Old Main in winterBiology lab, George Davis HallStudents 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.Candy James '08, doing the long jump at a track eventKnox College ObservatoryView of Seymour Library in the winterActors 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.With the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Old Main in a lightning stormVice 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.Post Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985Students in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightCory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.Baseball teamKnox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisOld Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryStudents hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.The Carnival of ClubsClass of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."White Sox game played at Willard Field.Whiting Hall decorated for HomecomingParade down Main St. at SeminaryMaze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentTennis courtsKnox battalion on Willard FieldMembers of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Crosses 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.Knox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionKnox College women's archeryPlanting trees at Green OaksWomen’s debate teamSiwash football graphicThe gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryKnox men walking on campusThe 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Knox Regatta winning teamKnox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.Aerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksPuddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumKnox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Beanie crawlCast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"Women walking toward Old MainStudents performing at a Gizmo open mic.Post Hall lobbyBarracks south of the gymPresident Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.Group in Seymour Union's Skylight roomStudents join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."Academic procession through Standish ParkThe 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Knox College mailboxesStudents on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.Post Hall dorm roomKnox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.Knox basketball conference championsProfessor 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.Lombard bell tower in the spring timeThe Old Jail with original covered porchStudents in front of Alumni HallThe 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.Phi Delta Theta's playing cardsInterior of the Knox College barracksKnox College GymnasiumAlumni Hall TheaterResidents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower."Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowFreshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.A student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.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.Women in a suite, Class of 1980Students and faculty in Founder's LoungeThe students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseLadies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Beta Theta Pi menMilton 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." Cadet BandLaboratory, George Davis HallStudents playing on Flunk DayWomen of the Class of 1962The 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.Four women help chalk the lines on a playing field.International studentWomen's field hockeyPhi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationTwo men walking towards Alumni HallPi Phi cookie shineWWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.The 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).Donald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Military parade through Standish ParkMuddy students on Flunk DayFlunk Day paradeMale cheerleaders at HomecomingSeymour Library study tableStudents at a Take Back the Night Rally.A typical student dorm roomThe Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.Paul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Women's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumMen's soccer action shotKnox College women's rifle teamThe Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.Women standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushGizmo patio ice skating rinkDan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.Student at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.Students working in the mail roomLibrary circulation deskStudents participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.Arial view of campusThree different Knox sealsLa Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.Whiting Hall bowling alleyElection Day, American Guerilla vigilantesGeorge Davis Hall under construction.Women of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilChemistry lab in Science Math CenterBiology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"Five Knox football team members"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."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.Coed Knox rifle teamBowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsElection Day protestStudent in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.Fifty Year Club Garden party musiciansKnox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundDance students practicing in Memorial GymKnox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainActors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.SquirrelChemistry lab, George Davis HallThe Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.International students performing at the International Fair.Publication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Commencement processional through Standish ParkTKE parade floatAerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionFlunk Day pie in the faceThe 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.Jerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.Homecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"The Hearth, Alumni Hall basementDanny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlGreek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Knox women outside the Knox ObservatoryCast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.Knox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Members 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.  Students playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibraryClass of 1939 reunion pictureKnox College women’s golf  teamClasses of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesStudents and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Knox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiMock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumWhiting Hall women on their way to chapel.Eric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.Students coming from Beecher ChapelWomen's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumStudents during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Class of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational Church
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