Campus Events

January 26-February 1

I-Fair Week: "Stories and Fables"

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International Fair week will consist of various activities to promote the diversity found in Knox College students. The theme of I-Fair 2015 is "Stories and Fables".The schedule of the week's activities are as follows:

Monday, Jan. 26

Traditional Outfit Day: Demonstrate your identity throughout the day and come take nice pictures at the Alumni Hall Atrium at 6:00 -7:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 27

"Share Your Story in Seven" words, lines, whatever you choose. Students will be tabling during Lunch and Dinner times in the Seymour Gallery, Seymour Union

Wednesday, Jan. 28

"Not Quite White" Film by Jamil Khoury, will be followed by a discussion at CFA Round Room at 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, Jan. 29

I-Mag Release: Come check out the International Magazine 2015 along with some of the books from the Knox College's International Children Stories Collection in the Ferris Lounge, in Seymour Hall, at 6:00-8:00 PM

Friday, Jan. 30

Knox Amazing Race: Sign up in groups of 3 in Google Form if interested. The race starts at 5:00 PM at Ferris Lounge, Taylor Union.
Chai Town: a Bollywood a cappella group from University of Illinois Champagne Urbana will be performing at Kresge Recital Hall at 9:00-10:00 PM. This event is brought to you by Union Board and AAINA.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Doors Open: 1:00 PM in Kresge Recital Hall, CFA.
Flag Parade & Cultural Showcase: 1:30-4:00 PM in Kresge Recital Hall, CFA.
Booths: 4:00-5:30 PM in Lobby. CFA.
Food Fair: 5:30-7:30 PM at Oak Room, Skylight, and Lincoln Room, Seymour Union.

Dinner costs for Knox Students with a meal plan: Card Swipe. Dinner costs for everyone else (adults and children alike): $6.50.

I-Fair Volunteer Sign-Up

International Fair 2015 starts TODAY! I-Club is seeking YOUR HELP! Join us on the fun on January 30th for the Amazing Race and on January 31st as VOLUNTEERS in different activities throughout the day! You can use these volunteer hours towards your fraternity/sorority, other organizations, or towards your total volunteer hours in general!

Usher the audience into Kresge for the main show, direct the flag holders onto the main-stage, give people directions during Booths, be the first in line for food while helping other food-hungry community members find the best international food around Seymour!

If you are interested, please sign up here and we will email you to discuss your respective roles. Your help is much appreciated!!​

Dance Program Residency: Jeremy Cohen

The Knox College Dance Program is hosting a three-day interdisciplinary dance and music residency with master teacher, Jeremy Cohen, director of This World Music. While at Knox College, Mr. Cohen will conduct a series of residency activities that will include dance and drumming workshops that will be open to the entire campus community and will work with faculty and students from both the dance and anthropology programs. Finally, Mr. Cohen will present a lecture on the Arts & Culture of Ghana, which will introduce students to Ghanaian Culture and his role in working with Professor Jennifer Smith on developing the December short-term study trip, Drumming & Dance in Ghana, which is scheduled to occur again in 2015.
Check out these events:

Monday, Jan. 26:
Presentation on Ghana: Its Arts & Culture (4:00-5:00 PM)
Location: Round Room

Workshop: Feeling the Groove - Polyrhythms, Cross Rhythms and Full-Body Independent Motion in African Music & Dance (6:30-8:30 PM)

Location: Aux Gym

Knox 101: Brown Bag Lunch Series

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Evelyn Handler Forum, Alumni Hall

12:00 PM

Wednesday, Jan. 28

8:00 AM

Evelyn Handler Forum, Alumni Hall

"A Knox Education Part 1: The Academic Program"

A presentation by Laura Behling, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College

Join Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Laura Behling for a discussion about the academic program at Knox, past-present-and-possible. And along the way, we'll set our program in the larger higher education context, what some trends seem to be in academic programs, and even mine some national admission data to discern what prospective students think they're interested in.

Evelyn Handler Forum is located in Room 300 of Alumni Hall.

ART/ZINE Club is Back!

Thursday, Jan. 29

CFA Drawing Studio

5:00 PM

The first meeting will be this Thursday, January 29th at 5:00 PM in the CFA Drawing Studio. Come hang out, talk about creativity, and get some glue on your hands.

Entertaining Your Self: Stand-Up Comedy and Personal Identity

Friday, Jan. 30

Roger Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union

4:00 PM

Part of the Human Identities Series, a lecture by Brandon Polite, assistant professor of philosophy.

Share Shop Grand Reopening!

Friday, Jan. 30

4:00 PM

Conger-Neal Residence House (Quads)

The Share Shop (formerly the Free Store) will have a grand reopening this Friday. The Knox College Share Shop is your on-campus resource for reusing materials through donation or "shopping" in this no-cost store.

Superbowl Sunday Snackdown

Sunday, Feb. 1

OutPost Grab & Go

4:00-5:30 PM

There will be a variety of appetizers available for a meal swipe.

Alumni Ambassadors Tabling!

Join Knox Alumni Ambassadors! Stop by our table at lunchtime this week to talk with a current Ambassador and find out about the program, or contact Jennifer Gallas at for more details.

We will be taking applications until February 9

Cellar Door is Hiring!

Cellar Door is looking for new staff members! We are looking to expand our team in all genres. This includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, music, and drama.

For those who do not know, Cellar Door publishes the work of anyone who submits under three conditions: 1) All contributors attend a workshop, 2) All contributors resubmit their work after workshop, and 3) All contributors love their work.

Please fill out this Google Form to apply:

Applications are due Tuesday, February 10th.

Harambee Fitness Term

Join the Harambee Club on our journey to promote healthy living and fitness. Harambee fitness term is aimed at encouraging members of the Knox Community to engage with the African Community here on campus in some fun physical activities.

How it works?

Each time you take part in any fitness activity, you must document your hours in the forms provided. At the end of the term, the person with the most fitness hours wins an amazing price!

Forms are attached

No cheating…let your hours be authentic. To include fitness hours from personal workouts please have a supervisor/witness sign off.

Please be sure to do the usual sign in at the desk when you enter the gym.

In addition, Azumah Cofie and Guillaume Dadey, two representatives of the Harambee Club, will more often than not be in the gym on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays around 5:00 PM so can sign you off at those times.

Suggestions on how to build hours/Activities that counts as fitness hours:

· Personal Workouts

· Insanity with Dylan (MWF 4:30pm in the mirror room- Fitness Center)

· Weekly Zumba and Yoga held in the mirror room.

· Zumba workshops led by Harambee members at scheduled times throughout the term that will be open to the entire campus.

Thurs, Feb 12

Thurs, Feb 26

Tues, Mar 3

Tues, Mar 10

(Times to be determined)

For more information contact Maame Ackah ( or Louisa Darko (