The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.

The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.

2008

Professor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.Biology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"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.Post Hall lobbyPost Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985"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."May Day CelebrationWomen’s debate teamWomen's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumProfessor 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.Library circulation deskKnox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.Class of 1939 reunion pictureClass Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.Knox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisStudents working in the mail roomThe Carnival of ClubsStudents playing on Flunk DayAerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksWhiting Hall bowling alleyStudents and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.Planting trees at Green OaksA "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.Parade down Main St. at SeminaryPi Phi cookie shineOld Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryBiology lab in George Davis HallChemistry lab in Science Math CenterFreshman orientation testsBarracks south of the gymTKE parade floatTri-Delta womenClasses of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesA student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.Knox cheerleadersThe 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.Freshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats."Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox studentsWhiting Hall decorated for HomecomingStudents 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.Members of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Lisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Knox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Rootabaga 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 basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumKnox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Greek women participating in the Greek Week events.The Old Jail with original covered porchPuddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumLaboratory, George Davis HallCommencement processional through Standish ParkFlunk Day pie in the faceThe gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryGizmo patio ice skating rinkStudents participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.Founder's Day tea in elegant dressBeta Theta Pi menKnox College women's archeryKnox RegattaStudents in front of Alumni HallInternational studentMen's soccer action shotCoed Knox rifle teamLombard bell tower in the spring timeBeanie crawlStudent in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.Old Main in winterKnox basketball conference championsVeritas sealPhi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationCast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"Eric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.A typical student dorm roomMuddy student on Flunk DayAlumni Hall TheaterSeymour Library study tableOld Main in winterWomen of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilClass of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."Jon Ripperger '86, playing baseballWVKC staff on the steps of Old MainDandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.Students join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."Candy James '08, doing the long jump at a track eventFour women help chalk the lines on a playing field.Beta Theta Pi menDance in Post Hall lobbyROTC cadets with an automatic weaponPresident Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.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. White Sox game played at Willard Field.Residents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower.The 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Students playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibraryGeorge Davis Hall under construction.Students performing at a Gizmo open mic.Knox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.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.Knox women outside the Knox ObservatoryKnox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Knox College tie with pattern using the college sealMembers 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.  Mock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryEntry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionMuddy students on Flunk DayBiology lab, George Davis HallBrian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Women walking toward Old MainCadet BandWomen of the Class of 1962Knox Regatta winning teamClara 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.Ladies at a Green Oaks camp outBlack WeekChemistry lab, George Davis HallKnox womenKnox College ObservatoryMilton 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." Fifty Year Club Garden party musiciansFive Knox football team membersThe 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Actors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.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).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.Students hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Maze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentJanet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduateStudents coming from Beecher ChapelThe Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.Cast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.Music faculty and studentsOld Main in a lightning stormPost Hall dorm roomWomen golfers drinking pop on the course.Paul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Members of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Knox College women’s golf  teamWomen in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.Bowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionPresentation 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.Arial view of campusThe students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseGreek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Football cheerleadersWWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Two men walking towards Alumni HallBaseball teamCrosses 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.Students playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallKnox College women's rifle teamPresident McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.TKE fraternity partyDonald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.Woman dancing on fieldThe Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.Old Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardCory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.Publication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Aerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionA 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.Election Day protestStudents of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainKnox College GymnasiumKnox basketball teamSeymour Hall north entranceKnox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.A 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 women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in backgroundGroup in Seymour Union's Skylight roomProfessor 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.The Hearth, Alumni Hall basementKnox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainPhi Delta Theta's playing cardsStudents on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.Class of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchActors 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.Women's field hockeyStudents during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Dance students practicing in Memorial GymKnox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionWomen's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Newspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameAcademic procession through Standish ParkStudents plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.Interior of the Knox College barracksSenator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.La Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.Vice 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.Danny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlThe 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.Women's  gym class wand workStudents at a Take Back the Night Rally.Painting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsInternational students performing at the International Fair.Knox men walking on campusStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightView of Seymour Library in the winterWith the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Women standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushMock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumStudent at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxKnox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiElection Day, American Guerilla vigilantesStudents 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.Knox College Women's basketballDan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.SquirrelHomecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"Siwash football graphicWomen in a suite, Class of 1980Knox College mailboxesThree different Knox sealsFlunk Day paradeKnox women's volleyballMale cheerleaders at HomecomingLadies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Knox Regatta spectatorsWhiting Hall women on their way to chapel.Students and faculty in Founder's LoungeTennis courtsKnox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.Student DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.Knox battalion on Willard FieldMilitary parade through Standish Park
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