Campus Events Newsletter

May 9-15

Monday, 5/9

The Black Bottom Line: Race and the Shield of Literacy

6:30 PM

Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

Lecture by Dr. Houston A. Baker Jr.

The Tipping Point: Reconsidering Otherness is a thematic series presented by

the Cultural Events Committee. This is in recognition of the growing national

dialogue about persistent group disparities with regard to race, religion, sexuality, and class, among other issues. The goal is to have cultural events on campus that speak to re-considering otherness in its myriad dimensions.

Contemporary China Panel Discussion

7:30 PM

Ferris Lounge

Attend an informal panel discussion with James Hudson of the history department, Professor Steve Cohn from economics, and members of the Knox Chinese Club, about issues related to contemporary China. The topics addressed will cover but not be limited to: education in China compared to the United States, as well as China's incredible economic growth, especially during the first decades of the 21st century.

Underground Dining Services Forum

8:00 PM

Round Room, CFA

For the past three terms, Knox College Dining Services has been managed and outsourced by Bon Appetit, a California based subsidiary of the English conglomerate the Compass Group. This past year we have seen the quality of food go down, food no longer being labeled and dining services employees have been mistreated and disrespected by the new management. During this school year, Student Senate Dining Services Committee has already hosted two forums about the this transition. These forums have been ineffective and little if any of the suggestions were acted upon. Due to Bon Appetit’s unwillingness and inability to make even the most reasonable of changes as well as a multitude of other reasons; a new type of forum needs to take place. Instead of just complaining to student senate; we, the Knox Community, need to take measures into our own hands.
Our hope is that we will come out of this forum with a list of concerns, written down for the management at Bon Appetit and the Knox Administration to read. We also hope to discuss what measures, that we as self-empowered members of the Knox Community can do to better our dining services. Meeting minutes will be recorded during this meeting and will be open for the Knox Community to view after the forum.

As the Knox Administration will decide in June if Bon Appetit’s contract will be renewed, we as a campus have one month to act and hopefully change the outcome of outsourcing in our dining services.

Brought to you by Alliance for Peaceful Action.

Anime Club

8:00 PM

Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

Like anime? Heard of it, but never watched it? Want something to do on Monday evenings? Come to Anime Club! All are welcome! We're an easy-going, come-when-you-can-leave-when-you-want-to group. Each week, we watch a different anime, so don't worry if you miss a meeting.

For information about this week's anime, check out the Anime Club bulletin board by the cafeteria. Want to keep updated digitally? Contact Eunice Shek, Bridget Barnhart, or Bruno Povejsil to be added to the e-mail dist-list.

Tuesday, 5/10

Esai Ponce's Walk-in Hours for Resumes

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Zen Buddhist Meditation Practice & Dharma Dialogue

5:00 PM

Old Jail Cell Block

All invited. Zazen, or sitting meditation, is open to all, of all beliefs. This mediation practice is at peace with all religions. Come join us. No experience needed. We will sit in silence (zazen) and experience walking meditation (kinhin) and conclude with a dharma dialogue or chanting as we see fit.

Please wear loose fitting (and modest) clothing. Come a few minutes early if you would like instruction.

Wednesday, 5/11

Mary Houlihan's Walk-in Hours for Resumes

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

The Struggle for Equality in an Abolition City

6:30 PM

Galesburg Public Library (40 E. Simmons St.)

Historian Matthew Norman will discuss Galesburg’s African-American community and the abolitionist legacies of Galesburg and Knox College through the early 20th century. The lecture is sponsored by Knox College's Seymour Library, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The grant is supporting an initiative by Knox's library, "Struggle and Progress: Documenting African American History in Galesburg, Illinois." The three-year initiative aims digitize and catalog personal papers, photographs and other items relating to the history of Galesburg's African American community.

A 1993 Knox graduate, Norman is assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash campus. He has taught at Gettysburg College and at Knox College. He also served as project director and historian for the Lincoln Papers Project at the Knox College Lincoln Studies Center.

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Thursday, 5/12

Quiver Presents: Becky Harwell

4:00 PM

Alumni Room

Becky Harwell is a twice-published speculative fiction author - The Thunderbird Project and The Iron Phoenix - who graduated from Knox in 2015 with a Creative Writing degree. Becky grew up in Minnesota and has since lived around the Midwest, which has given her a love of winter and the prairie. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Library Science at the University of Indiana. Becky lives in Bloomington, IN with her rabbit, Elphie.

Join Quiver as Becky reads from her newest novel, The Iron Phoenix, book one of a trilogy featuring a crime-fighting, super-powered lesbian vigilante, AND talks about the publication process. What more could you want?

Meridith Mink: "A Unique Kind of Magic: An Introduction to Pacific Northwest Coast Art"

4:15 PM

Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

This lecture will examine cultural, religious and aesthetic issues associated with historical and contemporary forms of Pacific Northwest Coast art. Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History

Quest Event, Movie Showing: Gun Hill Road

5:00 PM

Taylor Lounge

Free Food

The trailer is featured below.

Gun Hill Road - Official Trailer [HD]

The Knox Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

7:30 PM

Harbach Theatre, CFA

Join the Knox College Dance Program for our spring concert, performed by the 2016 Knox Dance Ensemble.

A special showcase of senior dance capstone pieces will also take place on Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 PM. This event is free to the public

Bee Club

8:00 PM

Eco House

Help save the bees! Come learn about these eusocial pollinators, the threats they face, their roles in the ecosystem/agriculture, how to beekeep, and more! There will be tea and friendly beekeeping/environmental enthusiasts.

Jazz Night

8:00 PM

Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street

Join the Knox Cherry Street Combo for a Knox and Galesburg weekly tradition: Jazz Night! Jazz Night provides live music every Thursday—come and listen to the Knox Cherry Street Combo while mingling with friends and the Galesburg community, enjoying great food, or exploring a new venue. All jazz instrumentalists and jazz vocalists are invited to sit in between 9 p.m. and 11p.m. No cover charge.

Friday, 5/13

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Union Board Application Deadline Extended!

Applications will now be due: Friday May 13 at 4:00 PM to the Campus Life Office. Please directly email Kati or Cassie for the application. There will also be copies available in Campus Life office. Questions? Contact Kati Stemple at or Cassie McLaughlin at


Due to Campus Life Office by 4:00 PM.

Summer Housing Begins Wednesday, June 1, 2016 ending Sunday, September 11, 2016

Knox College offers a limited number of spaces for summer housing to the following students:

1) Students must be a continuing student for the fall 2016 term. (not a spring 2016 graduate)

2) Students who are engaged in Knox College sponsored research or other academic activity.

3) Students who are working on campus for a College office.

4) International Students (students whose permanent address is outside the continental U.S.).

Students who wish to live in college residence halls must complete a Summer Housing Application (attached to your email and available in the Campus Life Office).

For more information please contact the Campus Life Office.

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Sweet Tea with the BFCC

4:00-5:00 PM

Gizmo Patio

Grab some iced tea with the BFCC! There will be lawn games, music, MAP raffle, sun, and iced tea!

Caxton Club Event: J. Ryan Stradal

4:00 PM

Alumni Room, Old Main

Born and raised in Minnesota, J. Ryan Stradal now lives in Los Angeles, where he is an editor-at-large at Unnamed Press, fiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown, advisory board member at 826LA, and co-producer & host of the literary/culinary series “Hot Dish.” His first book is the New York Times-bestselling novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Viking / Pamela Dorman Books, 2015). Winner of the 2014 Best Novel award in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Kitchens has been acquired for publication in ten other countries and optioned by Warner Bros. for film and TV.

His short fiction has been anthologized, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and named a finalist for the James Kirkwood Literary Prize, and has appeared in Hobart, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Buzzfeed, McSweeney’s and Midnight Breakfast, among other places. He also contributed field reports for the serialized iPad/iPod novel “The Silent History.” He likes books, wine, sports, root beer, and peas.

J. Ryan Stradal will be announcing the Davenport Fiction Prize as well as reading from his original works.

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Rosie Castle and Tommy Hintz senior voice recital

7:30 PM

Jay Rehearsal Hall, CFA

The Music Department presents the senior voice recital for Rosie Castle and Tommy Hintz.

The Knox Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

7:30 PM

Harbach Theater, CFA

Join the Knox College Dance Program for our spring concert, performed by the 2016 Knox Dance Ensemble.

A special showcase of senior dance capstone pieces will also take place on Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 PM. This event is free to the public

David Sedaris @ the Orpheum

7:30 PM

Orpheum Theatre

Remember the free tickets you picked up from Campus Life Office? The time has come for David Sedaris to be in Galesburg! Campus Life Office has 6 more tickets available; please stop by to pick them up. First come, first serve!

AFTERIMAGE Film Screening

Friday at 7:30 PM AND Saturday at 4:30 PM


For more than a year Sofie Drummond-Moore and Caleb Fridell have been making this film and finally it is finished. Come see it, if you want. Starring Emily Trevor, Olivia Holloway-Racine, Missy Preston and all your favorites.
Afterimage Teaser Trailer

Men's Soccer Alumni Game

8:00 PM

Galesburg, IL

You're invited to enjoy a weekend of Knox soccer! Reconnect with your teammates, meet the 2015 team, and support the program as they prepare for the 2016 season!

Find full details and registration at

Saturday, 5/14

Aaina Presents: Holi!

1:00 PM

Gizmo/Caf Lawn

Come join Aaina and the rest of the Knox community as we celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors!

Holi, a spring festival, is celebrated primarily in India and Nepal. Participants play, chase, and throw color at each other with dry powder and water, with some even carrying water guns and water balloons! Anyone and everyone is fair game!

Make sure you wear white/light-colored clothes you don't mind getting color on or wet. We will also be having a barbecue right after the celebration so make sure to stick around!

What better way to celebrate this fabulous weather?! We hope to see you there!

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Madeline Pape and Haley Richter voice recital

1:00 PM

Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

A senior voice recital by Madeline Pape and Haley Richter. Please come to enjoy their music and hard work at Knox!

Senior Dance Capstone

2:00 PM

Harbach Theater

Join us for a special showcase of senior dance capstone pieces. This event is free to the public.

Knox-Galesburg Symphony Pops Concert

7:30 PM

Orpheum Theater, Galesburg

This concert celebrates the music of Leroy Anderson, composer of hits such as "Blue Tango" and "Sleigh Ride."

The Knox Dance Ensemble Spring Concert

7:30 PM

Harbach Theater, CFA

Join the Knox College Dance Program for our spring concert, performed by the 2016 Knox Dance Ensemble.

UB Outdoor Movie: Zootopia

8:00 PM

Old Main Lawn

UB is hosting a free outdoor movie on the Old Main Lawn. Come check out Disney's Zootopia! Not to brag but IMdb gave it an 8.3 out of 10.

Sunday, 5/15

Mara Lane and Emma Frey voice recital

1:00 PM

Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

Please come to enjoy the spring voice recital of Mara Lane and Emma Frey.

One Magical Day of Service

2:30-7:30 PM

Knox College Campus

The One Magical Day of Service (A celebration of Harry Potter) will take place on the Knox College campus on Sunday, May 15 from 2:30 - 7:30 PM. This free community event is designed for families and children. We are accepting donations for the Gale Scholars Program.

Upcoming Events


Please put the following dates on your calendars for spring term.

May 10 - Bring budgets to senate

May 17 - Final vote with Senate

May 18 - Send out final recommendations

If you have questions regarding the budgeting process please contact Rahil Savani <>. If you have questions regarding the diversity and inclusion workshops please contact Jordan Hurst <>.


Rotaract Club is hosting an event on May 14 (Saturday) & 15 (Sunday) called "Puzzle Break." Similar to the actual game, participants are (temporarily) locked in a room and must solve puzzles in order to escape. However, participants are able to leave whenever they would like. The price to play is $3 if you sign up and pay right away and $4 if you sign up and pay at the door. The prize will be a $20 gift card! Refreshments will also be provided!

Tabling is every day until May 14th, 12-1 PM, 6-7 PM during the week. There are still many spots open for people to sign up just themselves or a group of 2-4 that they put together. Contact Madison Belka,, and Monica Miguel,, for any questions about the event.

Quiver Magazine Hiring

Quiver Magazine is hiring editors for the upcoming 2016-17 year! We are hiring magazine editors, a Media Manager, and a Graphic Design Head. Apply by May 21st at 11:59PM. Click on the links below to apply for each position, or visit our Facebook page.


Media Manager:

Graphic Design Head:

KAAMI: QPR Suicide Prevention

KAAMI will be hosting QPR Suicide Prevention training on May 25 at 4:30 PM in the first floor Seminar Room of Alumni Hall. For more information, contact Ellen Lipo,


Nova Singers, the region's premier professional vocal ensemble, is currently scheduling auditions for the 2016-17 season.

Singers with extensive choral experience and vocal training are invited to audition at this time. All voice parts are encouraged to audition! Interested singers may contact Nova Singers' founder and music director, Dr. Laura Lane, at 309-341-7229 or for more information, or to schedule an audition.

The award winning Nova Singers have remained committed to the highest artistic standards since their founding in 1986. The ensemble has performed throughout the Midwest, as well as at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. Each year Nova presents an eight-concert season of outstanding choral music in Galesburg and the Quad Cities. Nova Singers has also released eight professional recordings.

Please email if your club/organization information needs revision.

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Singles Waiting List

Please stop by Campus Life Office to sign up for singles. Singles will be offered in lottery number order.

Events, events, events.

Don't forget to submit your event to Knox Events Calendar: The Office of Campus Life will use the programs and information from the calendar to create the weekly newsletter.