Campus Events

February 1-7

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Cheer for Knox Basketball, Welcome a New Era for the Prairie Fire

Saturday, February 6th


Memorial Gym

Knox College invites members of the Knox community to cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams and to welcome a new era of Prairie Fire athletics this Saturday. Knox will face Lake Forest College at home and will reveal a new logo for Prairie Fire athletics. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 400 game attendees, and foam flame hats will be handed out to Prairie Fire fans. Contests, food, and other festivities will take place during both the men’s and women’s games. Games and festivities will begin at 2pm in the Memorial Gym.

Student Success Forums

Monday, February 1st

12pm Ferris Lounge


7pm Trustees Room, Alumni Hall 302

First-generation college students & Pell recipients:
Please join us at one of our Student Success Forums on Monday. During these forums we invite you to share your academic needs at Knox and will let you know about existing and upcoming academic resources and support. Please join us at either forum.

Questions? Contact Laura Bush, Student Success Coordinator.

Knox College Department of Art: Visiting Artist Schedule

Monday, February 1st (Amanda Lechner)

Friday, February 19th (Katie Bell)

The bio to both of these artists are provided in the links below. Amanda Lechner will be giving a talk at 4pm, Round Room (CFA) on the 1st.

Water Polo Interest Meeting

Tuesday, February 2nd


Lincoln-Douglas Conference Room, Rm 115, Alumni Hall

Water Polo Club informational meeting for Spring Women's Season

All Women, with prior experience or interested in learning a new sport, should come and learn about the team we have here at Knox.

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Discussion: Songs of the Slaves

Wednesday, February 3rd


Kresge Recital Hall

America's leading arranger of African-American spirituals will lead us in a discussion about singing spirituals and other songs originally created by slaves. Free and open to the public.

Documentary Showing: Inhabit

Thursday, February 4th


Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

The Student Senate Sustainability Committee is hosting a movie night and discussion on a great new interdisciplinary documentary on solutions facing some of the important environmental problems of today. There will be healthy, delicious snacks provided!

This documentary opens a dialogue on considerations we need to have when designing our societies. If you are inspired by grassroots action, then this movie will be a call to action for the positive energy you have in your respective discipline!

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

RSVP and share with both your friends and enemies! This will inspire all :)

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Caxton Club Presents: TJ Jarrett

Friday, February 5th


Alumni Room (Old Main)

TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry, African American Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, DIAGRAM, Third Coast, VQR, West Branch and others. She has earned scholarships from Colrain Manuscript Conference and Vermont Studio Center; fellowships from Sewanee Writer’s Conference 2014 and the Summer Literary Seminars 2012 and 2014; winner of VQR’s Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry 2014; a runner up for the 2012 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize and 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize; and her collectionThe Moon Looks Down and Laughs was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Her debut collection Ain't No Grave (finalist for the 2013 Balcones Prize) was published with New Issues Press (2013). Her second collection Zion (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition 2013) was published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.

Refreshments will be served. Following the reading, Jarrett will sign books (available for purchase, of course).

Jarrett’s Caxton Club is made possible from support of the Cultural Events Committee, The Fellows Fund, The English Department, and the Caxton Club.

UB: Mentalist Chris Carter

Friday, February 5th


Kresge Recital Hall

Besides freaking you out, you can expect him to:

• Have coins placed upon his eyes, which are then duct-taped shut; then describe objects that are held up by audience members, even duplicating signatures and correctly identifying the serial number on currency that is safely hidden in an audience member’s pocket or purse
• Cause light bulbs to light up in audience members’ hands without ever touching them
• Astound audience members with personal facts that they have never before revealed – to anyone
• Make audience members believe that they are experiencing touches and taps from invisible hands

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Catch Magazine Spots

Here’s an introduction and a request for help from Alex White and Celina Dietzel. We are delighted to be running as Co-Editors of Catch Magazine next year and would like to invite you to apply to be a part of the staff.

Catch is looking for creative and dedicated individuals to fill open spots for the 2016-2017 staff. There are many positions available including various Section Editors, Design and Layout Editor, and Public Relations Manager. We are looking for applicants of all academic disciplines, temperaments, colors, and genders. If you research things, make things, break or reconstruct things, build websites, design zines or experiments, and especially if you can make pizza as good as Baked you should apply. We love interdisciplinarians, so if you’re not an art/writing major, we still encourage you to apply. Applications are due no later than 4pm on Friday, February 5th. Email with any questions.

Follow this link for information on applying and the positions themselves:

UB Ski Trip

Saturday, February 6th

All Day

Ski Snowstar

Join UB for a great afternoon of skiing or snowboarding. The cost is $30/person which includes transportation and equipment. UB will be tabling in the Seymour Gallery selling tickets from 11:00-1:00 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm Monday -Thursday this week.

For additional questions please contact Naomi Morishita <>

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Vagina Monologues

Saturday, February 6th


Kresge Recital Hall

Minimum 0.25c admission

The Vagina Monologues is a nationwide, award winning, episodic production that celebrates vaginas and the female experience. Stories from women of varying identities are shared on stage for one unifying purpose: empowerment. While it takes place in a non-mandated reporting space, trigger warnings are advised. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Safe Harbor of Galesburg.

Galesburg NAACP Freedom Gala

Saturday, February 6th


Lincoln & Skylight Room (Seymour)

The Division of Student development has reserved tables at the Gala so that students may sit together and attend free of charge. Please contact Becky Canfield at 341-7222 to reserve your spot for this event.

Campus Mass

Sunday, February 7th

11:30 a.m. Confessions: Old Main 216

​12:00 p.m. Mass: The Common Room of Old Main

1:00 p.m. lunch and a short spiritual talk: "The Merciful Heart of Jesus," The Common Room

The Newman Club is sponsoring a Mass on campus on Sunday. Father Joseph Mary, Prior of the Community of St John in Princeville, IL, will celebrate Mass and give a short, spiritual talk over lunch after Mass. Lunch is paid for by the Newman Club. Everyone is welcome to join us.

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Love Red Room? Can't get enough of our tutors?

We have some Table Sessions where our fabulous tutors are offering assistance outside of Red Room hours for specific courses! Check out the list below to see what we have available!

Psych 281 Research Methods and Statistics 1

Danielle Zepeda & Emily Corwin-Renner

Professor Daniel Peterson

Mondays (7:30-9:00)

SMC A112

Come review for exams, get your questions answered about material from class or SPSS and deepen your understanding of statistical concepts!

Physics 120 Heat, Waves, and Light

Kyle Heller

Professor Nathalie Haurberg

Tuesdays (5:30-6:30)

SMC D105

Help with the overview of the concepts as well as any problems you are finding difficult to understand. this is to help deepen your knowledge of the weeks lessons.

Chemistry 102A

Connor Niemiec and Zoya Stepanenko

Professor Hoyt

Wednesdays 9-10 pm

Location SMC A210

Review before weekly quizzes and help session.

Chemistry 212

Brad Musselman

Professor Diana Cermak

Sundays 6-8 pm

Location SMC D108

Review and help session for students before their organic chemistry exams

As always, tutoring is available at the following locations:

Red Room Tutoring:

Seymour Library, 2nd floor

Tues-Thurs from 7-9 PM


Red Room SMC Tutoring:

SMC Library and Classrooms

Tues-Thurs from 7-9 PM


Writer's Workshop:

Mon-Fri from 12-4 PM, CTL

Sun-Thu from 7-9 PM, Seymour Library

All subjects and writing welcome​.



Bodies Week is an annual SASS tradition that aims to address the varied ways in which we relate to our bodies. This year we are particularly interested in representing the complex topic of “bodies” from many perspectives, ranging from physical & mental health to gender and racial identities. We want to provide the opportunity for all students to participate in this year’s Bodies Week Exhibition and empower themselves and/or engage with these ideas by contributing photographs, art, writing, etc. to the event! Photographs, writings, artwork, and club/organization tabling will be featured at the upcoming Bodies Week Exhibition at the end of Bodies Week on February 20th, 2016. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate!

If you are interested in participating as a model:

  • Email by February 2nd at 6:00PM specifying that you would like to be a model.

  • We suggest and encourage if possible that you arrange to have your photos taken on your own (with a trusted friend/photographer), considering our photographers are limited and we want participants to be as comfortable as possible, but otherwise, after signing up, we will pair you with a photographer who has signed our contract stating that they understand the mission of bodies week. Even if you are finding your own photographer we would like to know who it is so that we can have them sign the contract. Please email by February 2nd at 6:00PM, specifying whether you need assistance arranging a photographer and want us to pair you with one, or have made your own arrangements. After your photoshoot, you will select your final photograph and send it in by February 14th. Don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder! Then, your photo will be featured in the Bodies Week Exhibition on February 20th.

  • We request that models submit a piece of writing (a poem, story, letter, etc.). We want to better understand the person behind the photo! There is no word length (it can be as long or short as you wish) and creativity is encouraged. All writing pieces will be kept anonymous and will be put together in a zine that will accompany the photo gallery.

  • In order to foster a better body positive movement on campus, we also request that models remain conscientious and intentional with their photoshoots, which we do consider to be art. While brainstorming ideas, please remember the goal of Bodies Week while also asking yourself why you want your photos to look like this and what message you are attempting to send.

If you are interested in participating as a photographer:

  • Email by February 2nd at 6:00PM specifying that you would like to be a photographer. In the email, please include a few (three to four) sample photographs and one sentence describing why you want to participate in this project. We want to emphasize that this project is primarily about the models and their vision/ideas, and we urge you as photographers to listen to them and make them as comfortable as possible.

  • Once all the photographer/model emails have been received, we will send an email to all models including your names, statements, and sample photos; models will then send in their top choices of photographers they would like to work with.

  • In order to photograph for Bodies Week, we ask that all photographers fill out a contract. This will be emailed to you and we will need this scanned and emailed to or put it in box 1778. Please return them by February 4th.

If you would like to submit art or writing for the Bodies Week zine:

    • Email your art/writing to by February 12th. If you need to deliver it to us, please email us ahead of time so we can arrange to meet you!

  • We ask that art and writing submissions center around the idea of “bodies” in some manner. Obviously, this can be interpreted in many ways. We would love to see works that focus on all different elements of this topic, from body image to gender identities to race to physical abilities.

If you or your club/organization would like to table at the Bodies Week Exhibition event:

  • Email

  • We are seeking organizations to table at the Bodies Week Exhibition, presenting research, pamphlets, reading material, poster board presentations, etc. related to each organization’s relationship to the idea of “bodies.” We’d love to see this topic approached from a variety of perspectives and getting different groups to collaborate seems like a great way to do so!

In the past, the Bodies Week photo gallery has had a reputation for showcasing nude photos. This is an option, but not a requirement. We want to give models the opportunity to empower themselves and/or engage with Bodies Week through photography in whichever way is most comfortable for them! Everyone has a unique experience and identity and we want to honor those individualities in an open and accepting environment. The most important thing is that your photo says something about what is like to be you.

Questions or comments? Email Brya or Teagan at or

Are there any events coming up that you want us to know about? Email