The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.

The Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.


Fifty Year Club Garden party musiciansKnox cheerleadersBlack WeekDonald Tchoypa '13 races for control of the ball in a Prairie Fire home soccer game.TKE parade floatPresident Roger Taylor '63 and Anne Taylor '63 with balloons walking out of T. Fleming Field House after Homecoming dinner 2008.Cory Bieber '10 throws a fast pitch at a Knox College softball game.Knox College women’s golf  teamPhi Delta Theta's playing cardsFreshman orientation testsSquirrelFounder's Day tea in elegant dressGreek Week pie-eating contest in front of the Gizmo.Students playing cards in the Hearth, Alumni HallWoman dancing on fieldWomen's cross country team at the boulder outside Memorial GymnasiumPaul Richmond '39, George Durako '40, unidentified woman, looking through the telescope at the Knox Observatory.Knox College women's rifle teamFreshman women's Green Ribbon Walk. Freshman men had to participate in a similar walk -- they wore green beanies instead of hats.Students playing on Flunk DayWhite Sox game played at Willard Field.Election Day, American Guerilla vigilantesBaseball teamStudent DJs in the WVKC 90.7 FM studio. WVKC is known as the Voice of Knox College.Mock Democratic convention held in Memorial GymnasiumWVKC staff on the steps of Old MainWomen of the Class of 1962The 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.Music faculty and studentsClass 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.Dance in Post Hall lobbyStudents on the lawn behind Old Main blowing bubbles.Post Hall, suite 2, Class of 1985Alumni Hall TheaterWomen’s debate teamStudent at Seymour Library circulation desk demonstrating book bag search policy with Knox College President, Inman FoxLisa Harrison '92  blowing bubbles at graduation festivities.Class Scrap/Pushbattle, the annual fall initiation of freshmen men by sophomore men on Willard FieldA student watches a lunar eclipse through a welding mask.Students hold signs at the mock Democratic national convention.Women golfers drinking pop on the course.Knox women swimming at the Galesburg High School pool.Students playing in the leaves beneath the ginkgo tree in front of Seymour LibraryJerry Evans '86 carrying  the college mace at Commencement.Coed Knox rifle teamWhiting Hall decorated for HomecomingProfessor 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.Post Hall dorm room"Galesburg's Tropical Paradise -- only $5190 a year" sign in a residence hall windowPublication staff and students of the Knox College Radio station 90.7 WVKC.Phi Delta Theta fraternity canoe, Alumni Parade, Centenary CelebrationMale cheerleaders at HomecomingThe students of A.B.L.E. (Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality) HouseGreek women participating in the Greek Week events.A typical student dorm roomKnox College GymnasiumKnox College students digging for a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, IllinoisWWI cadets in the mess hall erected by the barracks, south of the gym.Knox College mailboxesBiology lab in George Davis HallStudents in Russia for a "mini term" program with Prof. Momcilo Rosic, standing fourth from rightKnox women outside the Knox ObservatoryKnox College tie with pattern using the college sealBeta Theta Pi menStudents during the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.Knox Cadets lined up in front of Old MainSeymour Hall north entranceTKE fraternity partyBiology lab, George Davis HallOld Main in winter, on a "Season's Greetings" postcardKnox College Greek Women: Donna Paulick, Tri Delta, Michal Diabs, Pi Beta Phi, Mollie Miller, Pi Beta PhiJon Ripperger '86, playing baseballKnox Regatta winning teamPresident McCall indulging in "symbolism" at the Anti-Columbus Day Rally.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.Cast members of "Kiss Me Kate," featuring Professor of Theatre Robert Whitlatch.Gizmo patio ice skating rinkKnox College students building a sandbag wall along the Mississippi River at the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island, Illinois.Barracks south of the gymChemistry lab in Science Math CenterThe 1917 Senior play, "Breezy's Point," at the Orpheum Theater.Students of the Class of 1940  in front of Old MainActors rehearsing a train hold up for the Centennial celebration.Planting trees at Green OaksKnox womenThe Puddles synchronized swim team at the Lay Natatorium.Newspaper article about Knox College and Monmouth College 100th football gameMilton 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." Rootabaga 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. Mock Presidential convention at the Galesburg ArmoryCandy James '08, doing the long jump at a track event"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."Chemistry lab, George Davis HallOld Main in a lightning stormActors 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.Veritas sealLibrary circulation deskThe 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.The Old Jail with original covered porchStudents in front of Alumni HallThree different Knox sealsClass of 1920 graduation processional at First Congregational ChurchKnox students on campus with Dr. Harold Taylor, prominent educator, lecturer, author and former President of Sarah Lawrence College.Women of the Pan-Hellenic CouncilKnox battalion on Willard FieldAcademic procession through Standish ParkStudents 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.Military parade through Standish ParkWomen in a suite, Class of 1980Cast of the play "Much Ado About Nothing"Pi Phi cookie shineKnox RegattaThe Class of 2008 awaits their diplomas at graduation.Tri-Delta womenElection Day protestStudents participating in Knox College's Repertory Theatre Term -- or "Rep Term," as it is commonly known --  building the set.Knox College women's archeryKnox Siwash defeat Notre Dame Irish 12-5 at the Western "small-college championship" in Rock Island, IL.Four women help chalk the lines on a playing field.Two men walking towards Alumni HallOld Main in winterWomen's field hockeyWomen walking toward Old MainFootball cheerleadersStudent in the ceramic studio of the Ford Center for Fine Arts.Dandelion Day with students, custodian, Olaf Martin; President McClelland; Professor W.P. Drew; and Professor U. Quillan.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. Knox College campus fox holes used for cadet training in WWI.Knox basketball conference championsMembers of the Knox riding club, Thunder-on-the-Left, and the Women's Athletic Association, enjoying an afternoon at Green Oaks.Ladies at a Green Oaks camp outWomen's  gym class wand workThe 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).Women standing in front of Whiting Hall for sorority rushLa Tuna group from Barcelona, Spain, plays in the Gizmo.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.Old Main, Alumni Hall, ObservatoryWhiting Hall women on their way to chapel.George Davis Hall under construction.Homecoming Parade float, "Spark Plug and Dr. Grogan"Knox men walking on campusProfessor 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.Entry way and staircase of Seymour Student UnionStudents and faculty enjoy Pumphandle in Memorial Gymnasium.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.Students plant a garden during College for Kids summer program.Members 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.  Residents of "The Ghetto," the nickname for the top floor of Seymour Hall,  plant a "Ghetto Rules" flag on the Old Main bell tower.Senator Bob Dole visits campus during his presidential run.Danny Kizior '11 at the Homecoming game at the Knosher BowlParade down Main St. at SeminaryEric Kirchmann '91 (41) and Mike Schwalbach '91 (43) during a home basketball game.Ladies enjoy the campus in the springtime.Knox College Women's basketballInternational students performing at the International Fair.The Hearth, Alumni Hall basementWomen's basketball in the Women's Gymnasium, now the Auxiliary GymnasiumMuddy students on Flunk DayKnox student in the bookstore, Carithers Hall, Seymour UnionProfessor of Physics Charles Schulz '72 projecting a telescopic view of the lunar eclipse on the Gizmo Patio.Interior of the Knox College barracksStudents performing at a Gizmo open mic.Knox Regatta spectatorsA 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.Knox College ObservatoryDan Calandro '77 shooting during the 1974-1975 basketball season.Siwash football graphicBeta Theta Pi menWomen's Soccer, Christina Fortner '93Aerial view of campus and the barracks/shacksView of Seymour Library in the winterOld Main in winterGarfield Todd, former prime minister of Rhodesia, speaks with Knox 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.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.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.Puddles synchronized swimming in the Lay Natatorium, Memorial GymnasiumThe 100th Knox vs. Monmouth football game, otherwise known as the Bronze Turkey Game. Men's soccer action shotAerial view of campus including the former men's and women's infirmaries west of Seymour UnionStudents working in the mail roomMembers of the Knox College Choir's Madrigal singers process across the South Lawn of Old Main.Maze for training a white rat in the psychology departmentSeymour Library study tableMay Day CelebrationA "donkey basketball" game sponsored by the Delta Delta Delta sorority.The Lincoln Room in Seymour Union, which  features the Lincoln-Douglas Debate mural.Beanie crawlROTC cadets with an automatic weaponFlunk Day paradeClass of 1939 reunion pictureClasses of 1902 and 1903 at the Centenary celebration festivitiesCommencement processional through Standish ParkStudents at a Take Back the Night Rally.Janet Grieg Post, leader in 1937 renovation of Old Main and 1894 graduateStudents and faculty in Founder's LoungeBrian Hastings '99 faces off against a Monmouth wrestler.Whiting Hall bowling alleyWith the deployment of men to Europe and the Pacific during WWII, the Class of 1945 was exclusively made up of women.Class of 1985 protest poster, "Don't preserve war machines like toys."Dance students practicing in Memorial GymThe gingko tree and Cedar Street in front of  Seymour libraryKnox basketball teamBowling alley in the basement of Seymour Student UnionKnox women sewing costumes for the Centennial celebration on the steps of Alumni Hall.International studentBiology Club Homecoming float, "Sic 'em Siwash"Five Knox football team membersKnox women's volleyballStudents join hands during Homecoming in the "Snake Dance."Students coming from Beecher ChapelLombard bell tower in the spring timePost Hall lobbyCadet BandTennis courtsFlunk Day pie in the faceArial view of campusWomen in front of the Old Main "Knox College for Lincoln" banner.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.Painting studio, Ford Center for the Fine ArtsLaboratory, George Davis HallGroup in Seymour Union's Skylight roomThe 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.Knox Basketball player, Dan Calandro '77, Coach Harley Knosher, Coach Tim Heimann '70Muddy student on Flunk DayThe Carnival of ClubsKnox women walking into Seymour Union, Alumni Hall, Old Main in background
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