KNOX COLLEGE NEWS



Sneak Preview for Ken Burns' PBS Film "The Roosevelts"
Knox College and Tri States Public Radio present a free preview of the new documentary on Saturday, September 13, in the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg.


Knox, Eureka Battle in Lincoln Bowl
Knox College and Eureka College compete in the annual Lincoln Bowl on Sept. 6. The football series celebrates the two colleges' ties to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.


Knox Gets Last Word in Lincoln Bowl Debate
The Prairie Fire won a 26-23 thriller against Eureka College in the third annual Lincoln Bowl game Saturday on Stisser Field at the Knosher Bowl.


US News: Knox is Great School, Great Price
Knox College is again one of the nation's "Great Schools at Great Prices," according to 2015 rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.


Knox Welcomes New Students to Campus
The 2014-15 academic year begins at Knox College, as new students move into residence halls and enjoy orientation activities and campus traditions, including Pumphandle and community service projects.


Knox Rootabaga Jazz Festival 2012 Snapshots
The 2012 Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival featured student, faculty and alumni bands, plus Ted Sirota's Rebel Soul and the Noah Preminger Group.


Potthoff '14 Pursues Multiple Passions On, Off Knox Campus
Max Potthoff, a member of the Prairie Fire cross country team, has taught English in China, worked on Knox College sustainability projects, and completed an independent study project. He soon will begin an internship at The Field Museum.


Earth Week 2012 at Knox College
Knox College celebrates Earth Week 2012 with a series of events, including a lecture by best-selling author Paul Greenberg, and a dinner open to the community showcasing sustainably raised seafood.


Erin McKinstry Selected for Fulbright Fellowship
Knox College graduating senior Erin McKinstry is chosen to participate in the highly selective program. A modern languages major, she will teach and study in Germany.


2012 Al Young Art Show judged by Mark Pascale
The 2012 Al Young Art Exhibition and Competition at Knox College will be judged by Mark Pascale, curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. The show is on display May 4-11.


Knox Receives National Award for Community Service
Knox College's outstanding record of engaging students in community service is being recognized with a national award, selection to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.


Knox Hosts State Science Conference
More than 200 college students and faculty from throughout Illinois are expected for the 104th annual meeting of the Illinois State Academy of Science on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, on the Knox campus.


Blackadder's Translation of German Play Published in Journal
The winter issue of eXchanges, a literary journal, includes Knox College theatre professor's English translation of a play by Margareth Obexer, along with the original German text.


Kathryn Frank Awarded Fulbright Fellowship
Kathryn Frank, a history and Spanish major at Knox College, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for international study. The graduating senior will study and teach next year in Argentina.


Fulbright Fellow Researches TV and Cultural Identity in India
Indira Somani, a 1992 Knox College graduate, is a Nehru-Fulbright fellow studying trends in the relationship between Indian-Americans and television programming in India.


Journalist to Discuss Haiti Earthquake, Aftermath
Jonathan Katz, former chief correspondent in Haiti for The Associated Press, speaks April 4 at Knox College about his experiences as a reporter covering Haiti's deadly earthquake and its reconstruction efforts.


Knox College Choir Home Tour Concert
Following its tour of Spain, the Knox College Choir performs its Home Tour concert at 7:30 p.m., March 23 in Kresge Hall on the Knox campus. The concert is free and open to the public.


Student Chef Focuses on Food, Sustainability, Community
Knox College junior Yeojin Yi indulges her passion for food on and off campus. She works in a restaurant that emphasizes locally produced food and, for an independent study project, will set up her own vendor's booth at the farmers' market.


Fulbright Fellow Speaks on Media Research in India
Indira Somani, a 1992 Knox College graduate, is a Nehru-Fulbright fellow studying trends in the relationship between Indian-Americans and television programming in India.


Knox Student's Work Chosen for 'Best of Photography 2012'
Nina Litoff's image, Mannequin Head, Florence, is among those chosen for publication in the book Best of Photography 2012. A Knox senior, Litoff is a studio art major with a concentration in photography.


Forum on Iran: Knox Students Quiz Professors
In an event hosted by the Knox Democrats to promote understanding, Knox College faculty members Roy Andersen, Emre Sencer, and Daniel Beers offer perspective on -- and answer questions about -- Iran.


Knox Student's Photo Will Be Published in Hardcover Book
Nina Litoff's image, Mannequin Head, Florence, is among those chosen for publication in the book Best of Photography 2012. A Knox senior, Litoff is a studio art major with a concentration in photography.


Celebrating the Contributions of Knox Alumnae during Women's History Month
Throughout Knox’s 175-year history, women have made a significant contribution to the College itself and the world beyond. Journalism, philanthropy, art, business, law, medicine -- these are a small sampling of the fields that have been impacted by Knox alumnae.


Students Raise Funds in Polar Plunge
Several teams of Knox fraternity and sorority members joined 200 participants in the 2012 Polar Plunge, March 4 at Lake Storey in Galesburg. The event raised more than $35,000 to benefit Special Olympics.


Sunderland Attends Supreme Court Event
Lane Sunderland, Chancie Ferris Booth Professor of Political Science at Knox College, participates in recent meetings of the Supreme Court Fellows. He was one of two scholars in the U.S. selected for the prestigious program in 1988.