9:00 AM, Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Galesburg & Knox College: Abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates" by Owen Muelder

Where: Alumni Room of Old Main

Galesburg Heritage Days

175th Presented in conjunction with the the 2011 Civil War Encampment of Galesburg Heritage Days Living History Festival. Owen Muelder, director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College, will present a tour of the Knox campus and a lecture on key moments in the 175-year history of Knox College and Galesburg.

11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Café in the Park sponsored by Knox

Where: Park Plaza, Galesburg

Kick-off the 2011-12 academic year with music by the Knox Jazz Ensemble, enjoy lunch provided by Q’s Café, and relax in the summer sunshine at Park Plaza in downtown Galesburg.

4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 07, 2011

175th Celebration Pumphandle

Where: South Lawn of Old Main

175th PumphandleEach year since 1885, new and returning students kick off the school year with a tradition that introduces new faces and reunites old. Students, faculty, and staff--some of them in wacky costumes--gather on the south lawn of Old Main. The president leads the welcoming line, shaking each person's hand in turn. Everyone shakes the hands of those who have gone before, and the line grows, snaking around the campus.

There will be a Stearman Flyover in recognition of the 40th Reunion of the National Stearman Fly-In in Galesburg.

A picnic dinner on the Gizmo patio follows.

11:00 AM, Thursday, September 08, 2011

175th Anniversary Opening Convocation

Where: Harbach Theatre, Center for the Fine Arts

175thKeynote Address by President Teresa Amott. Announcement of College prizes for faculty and staff, and a proclamation from Galesburg Mayor Salvador Garza.

10:30 AM, Sunday, September 18, 2011

Presbyterian Church 175th Celebration Kick-Off

Where: Lions Shelters, Lake Storey, Galesburg

First Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary alongside Knox College and the City of Galesburg.
To kick things off, community members are invited for a joint worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Storey Lions Shelters, 1572 Mechan Drive, Galesburg, on September 18.

175 years ago the congregation first met in homes in that area called 'Log City.' Special music and a hymn-sing will be featured at the service. A potluck lunch will follow the service. For your comfort, bring a lawnchair.

3:30 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blessings in a Backpack

Where: Cooke School, Galesburg

The Blessings in a Backpack project at Cooke School, 849 South Henderson St., Galesburg, begins. This unique program is designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends. $80 feeds a child in the program for an entire school year.

Following a donation, a school is chosen and a local grocer partners with the program to provide food for meals in the backpacks. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks with staples that require little to no preparation. They return with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn.

7:30 PM, Saturday, October 08, 2011

Nova Singers Celebrates the 175th with Voices and Keys

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts

Voices and Keys, with Ashlee Mack!

Discover the stunning blend of piano and choir in the dramatic and virtuosic Mid-Winter Songs by Morten Lauridsen, part songs by Schubert and Brahms, and American folk songs, all with dazzling accompaniments by Ashlee Mack. Ashlee is currently the Coordinator of Piano Instruction at Knox College.

Founded in 1986 by Dr. Laura Lane, Nova Singers is a 20-piece voice ensemble with a nationwide reputation for expressiveness, virtuosity, and innovative programming. The ensemble has performed at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and throughout the Midwest.

 

2:00 PM, Sunday, October 09, 2011

"Painting the Town Purple" Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense

Where: Designated Windows around Campus!

Kick off this year's Homecoming Week: 175 years of KNOXsense by painting windows to show your spirit! Contact Kathleen Drake for more information on how to reserve a window!

7:00 PM, Monday, October 10, 2011

BINGO Night -Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense

Where: Taylor Student Lounge, Wallace Stage, Seymour Union

Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense Facebook Page

Join the Homecoming Week events by playing BINGO! Donate non-perishable food items for BINGO cards. The more you donate, the more changes you have to win!

5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mocktails- Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense

Where: Hard Knox Cafe, Seymour Union

Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense Facebook Page

Enjoy Mocktails served by our own Knox Ambassadors and Homecoming Committee while you dine in the Hard Knox Cafe.

7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Your Idea Could Change the World!

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts

Please join us to hear two young energized individuals talk about how they have made the world a better place -- and how you too can also accomplish that feat. The two will talk about entrepreneurship, urban ecology, ecotourism, sustainability and social enterprise. This will include career paths, green jobs, and internships.

Presenters, Teju Ravilochan and Nathaniel Koloc have both been involved with The Unreasonable Institute. It is an exciting organization that works with audacious entrepreneurs who create "unreasonable ventures." Teju and Nat's presentation will focus around a question they both asked when they were in college: "Can I have a career where I can make the world a better place and also a career where I can make a good living?"

This event is sponsored by Jane Strode Miller, Class of '81 and The John D. Carlin Career Development Support Fund.

For more information, contact the Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development.

9:20 AM, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Make a Statement, Make a Difference, Make a Living!

Where: Carithers Hall, Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

Join us for this interactive workshop and learn the action steps involved with the job search, internships, and unreasonable fellowships. Hear about entrepreneurship, green careers, social enterprise and sustainability as well as how you can find the right job that is exciting and meaningful.

For the Workshop planning purposes, please RSVP to careers@knox.edu by Tuesday, October 4, if you plan to attend this workshop. Limited FREE book give-away to those who pre-register and participate in this workshop.

Presenters, Teju Ravilochan and Nathaniel Koloc have both been involved with The Unreasonable Institute. It is an exciting organization that works with audacious entrepreneurs who create "unreasonable ventures."

This event is sponsored by Jane Strode Miller, Class of '81 and The John D. Carlin Career Development Support Fund.

For more information, contact the Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development.

6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lawn Games featuring "TUG-OF-WAR"- Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense

Where: South Lawn of Old Main

Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense Facebook Page

Jump back in time to the 1920's when Knox students would challenge an opposing class at Tug-of-War! Challege a class, student group, sports team, suite/house/apartment, or your friends! Sign-ups will be avaliable prior to the event.

May the best group win!!!!

7:00 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Purple Out" Volleyball Game- Homecoming 2011:175 years of KNOXsense

Where: Memorial Gymnasium

Homecoming 2011: 175 years of KNOXsense Facebook Page

Time to show your school spirit! Come out to support the Knox Vollyball team by wearing your Knox spirit gear and fill the stands with PURPLE! Fist come, first serve of additional spirit gear to fans! Let's blanket the Gym with Purple Knox Spirit!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homecoming 2011-Celebrating 175 Years

Where: Knox Campus

Homecoming & Reunions

Homecoming 2011A time to celebrate and remember! All alumni are welcome to return to campus, catch up with friends and classmates, visit with faculty and staff, cheer on the Prairie Fire, and have fun!

Special Anniversary Events include:

  • All College/Community Pumphandle, including special appearance by Galesburg Mayor Salvador Garza
  • An all-campus “K” photo opportunity.
  • ROTC and Bescanon Reunions
  • Special 175th Convocation and President’s Circle Reception
  • Performance by renowned jazz artist Semenya McCord

Nearly 1,000 alumni and friends of Knox return to campus each year to celebrate Homecoming.

4:00 PM, Friday, October 14, 2011

Community Pumphandle

Where: South Lawn, Old Main

Celebrating 175 YearsCelebrate the 175th Anniversary of Knox College and Galesburg during Homecoming! Members of the Knox and Galesburg communities are invited to join Pumphandle, one of Knox's oldest traditions. President Teresa Amott and Mayor Salvador Garza will lead the welcoming line, beginning on the South Lawn of Old Main. View the Homecoming schedule.

1:00 PM, Saturday, October 15, 2011

Historic Tour

Where: Hope Cemetery, Galesburg

Celebrating 175 YearsAs a part of Knox Homecoming, take a tour of Hope Cemetery, led by local historian Rex Cherrington '73. In honor of the 175th anniversary of the College, the emphasis will be on Knox founders, trustees, faculty, and alumni buried in Hope.

View the Homecoming schedule.

4:00 PM, Saturday, October 15, 2011

175th Anniversary Photo & Ice Cream Social

Where: South Lawn, Old Main

Celebrating 175 YearsGather on the South Lawn of Old Main for a group photo during Homecoming. Participants will form the letter K. Photos will be available for sale through the Knox Web site. Be a part of this special 175th Anniversary memento! Following the photo, enjoy ice cream and conversation on the lawn. View the Homecoming schedule.

6:00 PM, Saturday, October 15, 2011

Homecoming Dinner & 175th Celebration

Where: T. Fleming Fieldhouse

Celebrating 175 Years

Join President Teresa Amott in a special toast to Knox's 175th Anniversary. Complimentary champagne flutes, and birthday cake for dessert! A performance by nationally renowned jazz artist and Alumni Achievement Award winner Semenya McCord '71 begins at 7:30 p.m. The Daniel Leahy Trio will accompany. All alumni are invited. Areas will be designated for Reunion classes. Non-Reunion classes are welcome to join any class for dinner. Cash bar available. Reservations required. Register for the event . View the Homecoming schedule.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tour of Hope Cemetery

Where: Hope Cemetery, Galesburg

In observance of the 175th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church’s congregation, there will be a tour of Hope Cemetery given by Harry Bulkeley.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Family and Friends Weekend-Celebrating 175 Years

Where: Knox Campus

Attend classes on campus.  Cheer on the Prairie Fire at a volleyball game or a football game in the Knosher Bowl.  Enjoy some ice cream with other Knox students and families.  Meet President Teresa Amott, Dean of Students, and Dean of the College. Find out more about study abroad programs. Most of all, enjoy time with your Knox student!

This and so much more awaits you when you attend Family & Friends Weekend!

Register now.

2:00 PM, Saturday, October 22, 2011

An Afternoon at Green Oaks

Where: Green Oaks, Victoria

Join Stuart Allison, professor of biology and director of Green Oaks, Knox's Biological Field Station, for a historical overview and tour of the property. Located near the Spoon River in eastern Knox County, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of the Knox campus, Green Oaks is both a research and recreation area. Knox gained Green Oaks in 1958 through the estate of Alvah Green, an 1890 Knox graduate and a College trustee who had sympathies toward ecology. More about the history of Green Oaks.

Selected students will also speak about their experiences at Green Oaks. This is a special event for Family Weekend and celebrates the 175th anniversary of Knox College. Please register in advance to attend this event so that we know how many will need transportation to Green Oaks. Participants may also drive out to Green Oaks on their own.

7:00 PM, Saturday, October 22, 2011

Family Weekend Fall Festival

Where: Gizmo Patio/ Taylor Student Lounge (rain location)

Hosted by Union Board, the second annual Fall Fest will feature food, beverages, 175th Anniversary trivia, friends, family, and music by talented Knox bands.

7:30 PM, Saturday, October 22, 2011

Knox-Galesburg Symphony Season Opener Concert

Where: The Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg

http://www.knoxgalesburgsymphony.org/

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony opens its 60th Season with guest soloist John Urness, principal trumpet of the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra in Toluca, Mexico. John Urness performs regularly as principal trumpet for Milenium Sinfonietta Orchestra of the New World, Orchestra of the Americas, Mineria Symphony Orchestra, Mexico Ensemble, La Camerate ONIX emsemble, and the Guanajuato University Symphony Orchestra.

Urness and the KGS will perform Trumpet Concertos by Arutiunian and Tartini. The KGS will also perform Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov and Galician Folk Dances by Vazquez. This year the Knox-Galesburg Symphony enters its sixtieth year; the KGS has been recognized by the Illinois Council of Orchestras 17 times in 10 different categories including Illinois Conductor of the Year, as well as the Illinois Cultural Leadership Award, Illinois Programming of the Year Award, and the Illinois Orchestra of the Year Award.

The concert starts 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 22, at the historic Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg. Tickets start at $9.75 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (250 E Main St., 342-2299) or at the door.

Knox College faculty and staff receive 20% discount. Knox College students are free with I.D.

6:30 PM, Thursday, October 27, 2011

Small Town Ghosts with Barb Huyser

Where: Galesburg Public Library, Galesburg

Small Town Ghosts with Paranormal Investigator Barb Huyser, 6:30 pm, Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E Simmons St., Galesburg.

Barb Huyser, author of Small Town Ghosts: A Ghost Hunter’s Casebook of Paranormal Theories & Investigations, has been hunting ghosts for over 30 years. Barb will share her stories of paranormal activity in Knox County upstairs at the library. The science of paranormal investigation, and Barb's theories on why hauntings occur will also be discussed.

3:30 PM, Friday, November 04, 2011

Happy Birthday, 40 East Simmons!

Where: Galesburg Public Library, Galesburg

Happy Birthday, 40 East Simmons!
Come celebrate at 3:30 pm, Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg.

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of our library building! The original Carnegie library was destroyed by fire in May 1958 and replaced with a new library dedicated in November 1961.

Cake and cookies will be served.

7:30 PM, Saturday, December 17, 2011

"A Nova Christmas"

Where: First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

Nova ChristmasThe Nova Singers present, "A Nova Christmas," at Seminary and Water Street, Galesburg.

The concert will feature a variety of Christmas tunes from traditional carols to more contemporary pieces including the World Premiere of a piece by Knox College Faculty, Daniel Godsil. The piece, commissioned by the Nova Singers, is titled: a Choral Meditation on “Once in Royal David’s City.”

On Friday, December 16, 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, the same program will be performed.

11:00 AM, Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Convocation, Celebrating 175 Years

Where: Harbach Theatre, Center for Fine Arts

Knox College’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day with a convocation including special music, poetry, and a convocation address reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy.

 

MLK Convocation and Shortened Class Schedule - Monday, January 16
 
As in past years, Knox will sponsor a Martin Luther King Day Convocation to be held at 11:00 am, Monday, January 16, 2012 in Harbach Theatre.
 
Professor Konrad Hamilton will speak on “MLK:  a Day for the 99 Percent”.  Poetry readings will be presented by Professor and Chair of Black Studies, Fred Hord and by Monica Prince ‘12.  Professor Laura Lane will conduct the Knox College Choir.
 
Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with the Knox campus.
 
Class periods are shortened as follows.
1st period……..8:-00 – 8:45 am
2nd period…….8:55 – 9:40 am
3rd period…….9:50 – 10:35 am
Convocation – 11:00 am
4th period…….1:20 – 2:05 pm
5th period…….2:15 – 3:00 pm
6th period…….3:10 – 3:55 pm

Professor Konrad Hamilton will speak on “MLK:  a Day for the 99 Percent”.  Poetry readings will be presented by Professor and Chair of Black Studies, Fred Hord and by Monica Prince ‘12.  Professor Laura Lane will conduct the Knox College Choir.

Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with the Knox campus.

 

Class periods are shortened as follows:

  • 1st period: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
  • 2nd period: 8:55 – 9:40 a.m.
  • 3rd period: 9:50 – 10:35 a.m.
  • Convocation: 11:00 a.m.
  • 4th period: 1:20 – 2:05 p.m.
  • 5th period: 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • 6th period: 3:10 – 3:55 p.m.

 

11:00 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2012

International Fair-Celebrating 175 Years

Where: Seymour Union and the Center for Fine Arts

2012 I-FairThe 31st annual Knox College International Fair celebrating cultural diversity on campus and around the world. Includes an international food fair with sample dishes from around the world, cultural displays and exhibits, and concludes with an international talent show. Food Fair – Lincoln Room, Seymour Union, 11 a.m. The flag parade and performances will be in Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., and the booths will be open from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Tim Schmeling, Interim International Student Coordinator.

10:30 AM, Sunday, February 05, 2012

Joint Worship

Where: Central Congregational Church, Galesburg

In observance of the 175th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church’s congregation, there will be a joint worship service at Central Congregational Church, 60 Public Square, Galesburg.

7:00 PM, Thursday, February 09, 2012

Lecture by Carol Ann Tomlinson: "Teaching Today's Students"

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for the Fine Arts

Author and educator Carol Ann Tomlinson, the William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, will deliver a lecture titled, "Teaching Today's Students: A Case for Differentiated Instruction."

Sponsored by the Department of Educational Studies, the event is one of a number of special events this year in honor of Knox College's 175th anniversary.

7:30 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nova Singers: Sun & Moon, Sea & Sky

Where: First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

Nova SingersDirected by Knox professor Dr. Laura Lane, Nova Singers presents a thematic program centered on the contrasts within nature.  The lush sonorities of Eric Whitacre's Nox Aurumque, the poignant sadness of Tormis' Singing Aboard Ship, and the uplifting inspiration of Clausen's In Pace make this a concert that should not be missed!

10:30 AM, Sunday, February 12, 2012

Joint Worship Service

Where: 101 N. Prairie St., Galesburg

In observance of the 175th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church’s congregation, there are several events being planned. There will be a joint worship service with the Central Congregational Church, at First Presbyterian, 101 N. Prairie St., Galesburg.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Founders Day! Celebrating 175 Years

Where: Seymour Union

Happy 175th Birthday, Knox College! Celebrate with the traditional birthday cake, and activities in Seymour Union.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Purple and Gold Day

Where: Knox Campus

Celebrating 175 YearsShow your Knox pride! Don purple and gold. Wear a Knox t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hat. Dig out your old athletic uniform (and see if it still fits). Do whatever you can to wish Knox a happy birthday. Then take a photo and e-mail it to gizmogram@knox.edu or share it with the Knox community on Facebook!

12:30 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Knox Community - 175th Anniversary Toast

Where: Taylor Student Lounge, Seymour Union

Happy Birthday Knox!Please join President Teresa Amott in raising a toast to the Founders of Knox College and to the 175th Anniversary! All persons in the Knox Community are invited; non-alcoholic drink and 175th commemorative cupcakes will be distributed.

5:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2012

74th Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony & Reunion

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for the Fine Arts

On Friday, February 17, Knox will mark the 175th anniversary of its founding with the presentation of Alumni Achievement Awards at the 2012 Founders Day Convocation, at 5:00 p.m. in  Kresge Recital Hall of Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Hear from winners on how Knox College has transformed their lives – and how they, in turn, have transformed the world.

Please join us for this annual convocation -- you can attend the event on campus or watch it live on Knox's Livestream channel (link to www.livestream.com/knoxcollege). 

9:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2012

Founders Flashback

Where: T, Fleming Fieldhouse

Founders FlashbackIn celebration of Knox's 175th year... a Like Totally Radical event is coming to Campus!

Experience or re-live the 80's with cover-band, "Thrillsville!"  The band will play from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. Following "Thrillsville" will be DJ Drew Diaz!

 Be sure to get to the party early as gifts will be given to the first 500 students! This "totally awesome" event will also included...

 - FREE Food and nonalcoholic beverages

- Gator rides to/from the field house 

- Costume Contests WITH PRIZES!!!! (Individual 1st place will win a WII!!!, Group costume prizes include gift certificate to the "Pizza Cellar")

- Photo Booth

- Spin Art

- Dance off's between students and a faculty/staff dance off!

- and a few other surprises!

 

This tubular event is one you will not want to miss!!! Come dressed to impress and come ready to experience (or re-live) the 80's in celebration of Knox's 175th year!

7:00 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2012

ABLE presents: Open Mic Night Featuring: Black Ice

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for the Fine Arts

Black IceCome join us for a night of open mic along with our very special guest Black Ice. Feel free to Youtube some of his videos! Check out his Facebook page.

Before poetry was big business there was Lamar Manson, known throughout the spokenword community as "Black Ice." Black Ice is a spoken word artist using poetry to address social ills and issues of the African-American community. He tries to educate and bring awareness through his art.  He has made TV appearances on BET, NBC, VH1, and HBO.

4:00 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2012

Joint Worship Service

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts

There will be a community worship service in Kresge Recital Hall, Center for the Fine Arts, in observance of the 175th anniversary of the planting of a united church and the founding of Knox College and the city of Galesburg.

7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ABLE presents: An evening with Owen Muelder

Where: ABLE House

Come join us as we take an indepth look at the Underground Railroad with our very own expert, Owen Muelder '63. 

Professor Muelder will present on the relationship Knox College and the Galesburg community had with the Underground Railroad’s work.

6:30 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2012

First Presbyterian CD Release

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Galesburg

CD Release Party! On Saturday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. come to First Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Prairie St., (corner of Prairie and Ferris streets) for the release of the church band's first CD. No admission is required. CD's will debut and be on sale for $10. Proceeds from the CD will go to the Missions of FPC.

There will be live bands, refreshments, door prizes (including concert tickets), and more! Don't miss this awesome night as part of the 175th Anniversary celebrations of Knox College, First Presbyterian Church, and the Galesburg community.

3:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2012

First Presbyterian Worship Service - 175th Anniversary

Where: First Presbyterian Church, Galesburg

Join First Presbyterian Church for a worship service celebrating their 175th anniversary of ministry in Galesburg. On February 26 at 3 p.m. at 101 N. Prairie Street the celebration service will include an Alumni Chancel Choir, Bagpiper, historical highlights, and a stirring message.

A reception will follow.

6:30 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society" by Owen Muelder

Where: Galesburg Public Library, Galesburg

Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society by Owen Muelder at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg.

Owen Muelder, director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College, will host a talk on his book, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society, in conjunction with Black History Month. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

7:30 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Author Robin Wright: "Rock the Casbah"

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for the Fine Arts

Celebrating 175 yearsAs one of the events observing Knox College's 175th anniversary, award-winning journalist and author Robin Wright will present a lecture, "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World." A longtime international correspondent, she has reported on events from more than 140 countries for publications including The Washington Post and the Sunday Times of London. A book-signing will take place after the lecture. 

8:00 PM, Saturday, March 03, 2012

Jazz Night featuring The Cherry Street Combo

Where: McGillacuddy's Restaurant, Galesburg

Jazz Night featuring The Cherry Street Combo (student jazz ensemble)

McGillacuddy’s, 58 South Cherry Street, Galesburg
8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival-Celebrating 175 Years

Where: Knox campus, Galesburg

5:00 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012

Heritage Days 175th Anniversary Candle-Lighting Ball

Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, Galesburg

 

With 18th thru 19th Century Colonial Rendezvous to Civil War Period Music by the “Bogoakharmonians”, this Dinner and Dance is a Recreation of Galesburg Area Early American Festivities. Doors will be open with Mix & Mingles Beginning at 5 o’clock. Cash Bar Open at 5 o’clock. Dinner choices of Prime Rib or Rosemary & Lemon Chicken will be Served at 6 o’clock. Salads Shall Include Iceberg or Strawberry Spinach Salad. Sides of Mashed Red Potatoes or Green Beans and Bacon.  Coffee, Iced Tea, & Water are included.
Dancing will Begin Smartly at 7 o’clock. 
Everyone is Invited to Attend! Reenactors are Requested to come in Period Dress, Fancy Attire is not Required. Photographer Rick Cross will be taking Pictures at the Ball and the Public is Encouraged to Participate in Period Attire as well or Long Skirts or Dresses for the Ladies and Dress Pants and Shirts for the Gentlemen will be Appreciated. To keep with the Atmosphere of the Time Period, Reenactors are Encouraged to bring their own Drinking Vessels and a Candle Lantern(s) for their Tables. No Open Candle Lanterns, please.
Item Donations are being Accepted at this Time for a Silent Auction with all Proceeds going toward local Educational Programs of the Galesburg Heritage Days Living History Association, Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Tickets on Sale Now, $25 per Adult, 14 and under $7.50. Dance only tickets, $10 per Adult, 14 and under free. Available at the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 185 S. Kellogg, Galesburg IL 61401. Tickets also Available by Mail from: Galesburg Heritage Days, P.O. Box 748, Galesburg, IL 61402-0748. Make checks Payable to Galesburg Heritage Days. Enquiries/donations may be made to Mary Plue, Chamber of Commerce at 309-343-1194, mplue@galesburg.org or Lisa Bernhart, 
Heritage Days at 309-342-6159, galesburgheritagedays@gmail.com

 

Photo by Nick Adams, The Register MailGalesburg Heritage Days, together with The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, respectfully request your attendance at Galesburg’s "Candle-Lighting Ball" commemorating the 175th Anniversary of Galesburg on Saturday April 14, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg. 

With 18th thru 19th Century Colonial Rendezvous to Civil War Period Music by the “Bogoakharmonians”, this Dinner and Dance is a Recreation of Galesburg Area Early American Festivities. Doors will be open with Mix & Mingles beginning at 5 o’clock. Cash bar open at 5 o’clock. Dinner choices of Prime Rib or Rosemary & Lemon Chicken will be served at 6 o’clock. Salads shall include iceberg or strawberry spinach salad. Sides of mashed red potatoes or green beans and bacon. Coffee, iced tea, & water are included.

Dancing will Begin Smartly at 7 o’clock. 

Everyone is Invited to Attend! Reenactors are requested to come in period dress, Fancy Attire is not required. Photographer Rick Cross will be taking pictures at the Ball and the public is encouraged to participate in period attire as well or long skirts or dresses for the ladies and dress pants and shirts for the gentlemen will be appreciated. 

Item Donations are being accepted at this time for a Silent Auction with all proceeds going toward local Educational Programs of the Galesburg Heritage Days Living History Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Tickets on sale now, $25 per Adult, 14 and under $7.50. Dance only tickets, $10 per Adult, 14 and under free. Available at the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 185 S. Kellogg, Galesburg IL 61401. Tickets also available by mail from: Galesburg Heritage Days, P.O. Box 748, Galesburg. Make checks Payable to Galesburg Heritage Days. Enquiries/donations may be made to Mary Plue, Chamber of Commerce at 309-343-1194, or Lisa Bernhart, Heritage Days at 309-342-6159.

 

 

7:30 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nova Singers Concert: Drum Song with Nikki Malley

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts

The Nova Singers present Drum Song with Nikki Malley, director of Jazz Studies at Knox College. Nikki directs the Knox College Jazz Ensemble, the Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival, and teaches Jazz History. Music of the African Diaspora, and 120th Century Music. Concert features the World Premiere of an Untitled Piece by Knox Faculty Daniel Godsil.

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Moline, Illinois, this program will be performed.

4:00 PM, Friday, April 20, 2012

Opening Reception! Knox College and Knox-Galesburg Symphony--Historical Photo Exhibit

Where: The Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg

In celebration of two significant anniversaries – 175 years for Knox College and 60 years for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) – the two have partnered once again to display a photo exhibit in the Blick Gallery at the Galesburg Civic Art Center from April 17 through May 2, 2012.

Knox will exhibit photos that illustrate the campus and major events spanning the College's 175-year history. The KGS exhibit features photos of special events, concerts, educational programs and past conductors from the past 60 years.


The public is invited to the exhibit opening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Dr. Bruce Polay, professor of music and chair of the Knox College Music Department and KGS artistic director/conductor, along with Karrie Heartlein, Knox’s director of government and community relations, will be on hand to share historical remarks. Light refreshments will be served.

 

5:30 PM, Thursday, May 03, 2012

Knox Prairie Community Kitchen Dinner

Where: Central Congregational Church, Galesburg

Knox College is proud to partner with the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen by providing sponsorship and resources for this community meal, which is free and open to all. 

The Knox Prairie Community Kitchen (KPCK) is a not-for-profit (status pending) volunteer organization in Galesburg, Illinois dedicated to alleviating local food needs, creating a deeper sense of community and educating about hunger, food insecurity and food policy.

Faculty, staff, and students are asked to serve as volunteer staff for the evening. For information about the event or the opportunities to help, please contact Daniel Beers or visit The Knox Prairie Kitchen online.

Knox Prairie Community Kitchen

7:30 PM, Thursday, May 03, 2012

Spring Dance Concert

Where: Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

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Spring Dance Concert, May 3, 4, and 5.

The performance on May 5 will be followed by a reception and display of posters, plans, and renderings showcasing the work of student choreographers, dancers, and stage/light/costume designers. 

 

 

Friday, May 04, 2012

Sacred Art Exhibition

Where: Civic Art Center, Galesburg

In observance of the 175th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church’s congregation, there will be a Sacred Art Exhibition at Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St., Galesburg.

Tours of art in local churches

4:00 PM, Friday, May 04, 2012

Al Young Art Awards and Reception

Where: Round Room & Lobby, Center for the Fine Arts

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Al Young Art Awards

Student submissions of two- and three-dimensional art utilizing a wide range of mediums will be on display throughout the CFA Lobby. A formal presentation of awards will be presented by Juror, Mark Pascale. Pascale is Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, and teaches studio art at the School of the Art Institute. He has organized exhibitions on James Castle, Jasper Johns, Joseph Yoakum, and Edvard Munch. Pascale holds an MFA from Ohio State University and prior to his appointment at the museum, was a working artist specializing in printmaking and drawing.

Friday, May 4: Juror's talk, 4 p.m.: From Working on Art to Working with Art: Recollections of an Accidental Curator. Awards ceremony, 5 p.m., Round Room, CFA. A catered reception of hors d’ouvres will be provided. Show runs through May 11.

The show is named after Al Young '69. A long-time teacher in Belleville, Illinois, who died in 1993, Young began making gifts toward art prizes in 1968, while he was still a student. Since 1993, prizes have been supported by gifts from Young's sister, Ann A. Young '68; several of the awards are named in honor of their parents, Albert G. Young and Anna Elisabeth Young.

 

11:00 AM, Saturday, May 05, 2012

Presidential Installation & Campus Picnic

Where: South Lawn of Old Main

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Presidential Installation
South Lawn of Old Main (Rain location – T. Fleming Fieldhouse)
11:00 a.m.

Campus Picnic
South of Gizmo/Seymour Union (Rain location – Hard Knox Café)
12:00-2:00 p.m.

2:00 PM, Saturday, May 05, 2012

Interdisciplinary Showcase

Where: Seymour Library

A formal catered reception featuring poster displays and live student presentations.

Special installation events are combined with an inaugural week-long celebration, “Horizons: A Celebration of Student Inquiry, Imagination, and Creativity,” sponsored by the Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study.

 

1:00 PM, Sunday, May 06, 2012

Knox College Day of Service

Where: Various Community and Campus Locations

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Knox and Galesburg and the installation of the College's 19th president, Knox faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a series of volunteer opportunities in the community and on campus.

Included in the service opportunities are YMCA Kid Care Station, St. Mary's Square Assisted Living Center, Discovery Depot, the Galesburg Public Library, and the Orpheum Theatre.

For information about how to volunteer and to sign up to help, please contact Kathleen Ridlon.

6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Music Arts and Off-Campus Study Showcase

Where: Taylor Student Lounge, Seymour Union

Senior capstone projects in music will be presented in the Taylor Lounge. This is the first year in which students majoring in music will have completed full-length independent projects to showcase as part of their major. In the adjacent Game Room, student posters and displays will showcase the independent scholarship and creative work of Knox students as accomplished through off-campus study or international travel experiences. Refreshments provided.

 

4:00 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2012

Student Writers Showcase-EVENT CANCELLED

Where: The Box, Galesburg

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The Box and The Space, 306 East Simmons St., Galesburg. Knox students will read excerpts of their original poetry and fiction, and displays will showcase publications and projects such as the Knox Writers' House, the Creative Writing Seminar, Catch, Folio, and Cellar Door.

5:00 PM, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

APO Book Co-Op

Where: 4th floor, GDH

Finally know which books you'll need for fall term? Have old books hiding from storage that need to go? Come to the APO Book Co-op, where books are bought and sold by students, greeks and non greeks alike. You set prices for your old, unwanted books, and when another student purchases them, the money is delivered to your mailbox. If you are looking to buy, books are a range of prices.

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