Campus Events

October 12th-18th

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First Fall Open House

Monday, October 12th

All Day

Knox Campus

Knox will be welcoming prospective students on campus to tour the grounds, observe classes, eat lunch with current students and faculty and sample a day of Knox life. Check out a full schedule of the day's activities in the link below.

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Flash Talk: Todd Heidt, "The Migrant Crisis in Europe"

Monday, October 12, 2015

4:15 PM

Seymour Library Reference Room

The last several months have seen a dramatic rise in migration from Northern Africa and the Middle East into Europe. Who are these migrants? Why are they going to Europe in general and why are so many flooding into Germany in particular? What caused such an influx over the late summer of 2015? This talk hopes to provide an overview of the many issues surrounding these very complex events. I will also discuss the reactions and evolving policies of Germany and other countries as they respond (or fail to respond) to this humanitarian crisis.

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ASAP Vanguard Submissions

The Vanguard is a publication of Allies for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) aiming to facilitate open conversations on campus about related subjects. We are accepting submissions for our next issue centering consent and communication with partners. We'll accept essays, poetry, digital artwork, and any other genre that fits within the publication's scope. We hope to publish a broad range of writers and artists so feel free to submit!

Additionally, we will be distributing membership applications in the near future. Submissions are a great way to participate with us, and work with ASAP on a closer level!

Submissions can be sent to Questions can also be directed to that email. We'll accept submissions up to 11:59 p.m, Monday, October 12th.

Humanities Series: Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 13th

4:00 PM

Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

The Humanities Series on "Identities" is pleased to present the lecture ¡Presente! Place-Making and Theatre(s) of Struggle in the Cultural Activism of the Young Lords Party of New York by Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Ph.D.

Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of American Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and Sociology at Hampshire College. He is co-curator of the exhibition,¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York at the Loisaida Inc. Center.

A Brooklyn New York-native, Dr. Valentín-Escobar is currently completing his forthcoming book, Bodega Surrealism: The Emergence of Latina Artivists in New York City (New York University Press). He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University (2011-2012). He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Michigan.

Common Ground MBLGTACC Interest Meeting

Tuesday, October 13th

6:00-7:00 PM

Human Rights Center (HRC)

Common Ground will be holding a meeting to discuss details for those interested in attending the Midwestern Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Allies College Conference (MBLGTACC) in February, 2016. For more information on this conference, come to the meeting or contact Amber Simon for details (

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Violence Prevention and Response: Meet Area Resource Providers

Wednesday, October 14th

3:00 – 6:00 pm

Ferris Lounge

Open House event to identify and showcase resources and professional allies serving Knox in response to sexual assault and relationship violence. Representatives from many of these agencies and providers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the services they provide and how they might interact with students, faculty, and staff. Please stop by to meet these allies and learn more.

  • Knox Health & Counseling Center

  • Western Illinois Regional Council - Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA)

  • Center for Prevention of Abuse

  • Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center

  • Family Planning Service of Western Illinois, Inc.

  • Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)

  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital

  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center

  • Galesburg Police Department

  • Knox County State Attorney

  • Prairie State Legal Services

  • Body Talk Winter 2016 Workshops

  • It’s On Us National Campaign

**Link to the campus event below**

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The S-Word: Native Nicknames at Knox (Panel & Discussion)

Wednesday, October 14th

7:30-8:30 PM

Kresge Hall, CFA

Please join in a campus discussion about the former Knox College nickname. An information panel including Professor Catherine Denial, Professor Konrad Hamiliton and Athletic Director Chad Eisele will be moderated by Tianna Cervantez. Come and learn about the history behind the name, why the decision was made to change the name and how we as a community can continue building awareness around this very important issue.

***The first 120 students to arrive will receive a FREE Prairie Fire Pride t-shirt donated by an athletic alum***

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Information Session and Discussion on Classes to Take and Success Strategies in Neuroscience and Psychology

Friday, October 16th

4:00-5:30 PM

SMC E117

Sponsored by: Neuroscience and Psychology Club

This event is designed for anyone interested in or majoring or minoring in neuroscience or psychology. We will be talking about the possible ways to fulfill the various requirements for the majors and minors as well as success strategies for courses in these departments. We invite all students looking for an overview and tips in these areas to come and ask questions and we invite all students experienced in these departments to join us and share what they've learned!

Have any questions? Contact Emily Corwin-Renner at

International Tea Hour: India

Join the Office of International Student Services (OISS) for a weekly International Tea Hour, featuring international teas, snacks, and conversation. Fridays 4 - 5pm, Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall. This week (October 16), we will feature teas and snacks from India with the help of Srichandra Masabathula.

OISS is looking for other organizations or individuals to partner with to sponsor a future International Tea Hour. Please contact Rebecca Eckart ( with any questions or ideas for a future Tea Hour.

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UB Presents: Mission IMPROVable

Saturday, October 17

7:00 PM

Kresge Recital Hall

Mission IMPROVable is a four-member impov team that performs a totally unique style of short-form improv. Voted the 2014 Best comedy Performers and the 2013 Entertainers of the Year, Mission IMPROVable is one of the top-ranked traveling comedy companies in the country. This Chicago-and Los Angeles- based troupe has proven itself as a consistent presence in the college market. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and very often hysterical. We hope that your mission is a memorable one.

Beta Theta Pi Men of Principle Scholarship

**Please email Jackson Faulkner at for the application if interested**

On behalf of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, we would like to welcome to everyone to another great term at Knox College. This term will in no doubt bring new challenges and opportunities that will help to shape your college experience and lead to future success in life.

Beta Thea Pi believes that college men should be recognized for their success and for their desire to achieve. In fact, for more than 176 years, we have been in the business of building Men of Principle. Beta strives to provide strong relationships as well as leadership opportunities and personal development. For many of our members, these skills have transferred to professional life. You have probably heard of some of them, Wal-mart Founder Same Walton, Baseball Great Mike Schmidt, Retail Guru Bruce Nordstrom, Sportscater Neil Everett, to name a few.

In hopes of providing these same opportunities to your campus, Beta Theta Pi is offering a scholarship totaling $500 designated by the Beta theta Pi Foundation for non-Greek male students at Knox College with no obligation to join the fraternity. We seek to reward men who demonstrate devotion to intellectual growth and a commitment to making both the university and community better places to live.

If you are interested in the scholarships, I encourage you to complete the application and turn into my k-box, number 619, by Sunday, October 18. Again, by applying for the scholarships, you are not committing yourself to membership in Beta Theta Pi or any other organization.

If you should have any questions, please contact me at I look forward to receiving your application and meeting you soon!

Khasma Piano Duo Recital

Sunday, October 18th

3:00 PM

Kresge Recital Hall, CFA

The Khasma Piano Duo, featuring Ashlee Mack and Katherine Palumbo, will present a 2-piano program of six works chosen from their 2014 call for scores. The duo has dedicated themselves to the performance of works from the 20th and 21st centuries. All of the pieces on the program were written by living composers and will be recorded by the duo in the summer of 2016. Their 2014-15 call-for-scores concert tours have taken them to Illinois, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more about the musical duo in the link below.

Terpsichore Dance Collective

Terpsichore Dance Collective presents weekly classes in the Auxilary Gym:

Tari Saman - Mondays from 4:00-5:00PM taught by Dianda Soemardi
Ballet - Mondays from 8:00-9:00PM taught by Claire Cody
Dance Conditioning - Thursdays 5:30-7:00PM taught by Hannah Steele

All levels of experience and ability are welcome!
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New Student Orientation: Survey Reminder!

New to Knox this year? We care about what you think. Let us know how orientation was by responding to the New Student Orientation Survey. Check your Knox email for a message from The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment with the subject: Invitation to Participate in the New Student Orientation Survey. Click on the link and tell us how we did! You can tell us about orientation leader, Playfair, Speak About It, and other events! We'll use this information to improve next year's orientation, so the more we hear, the better we become! And if you've already completed the survey-THANK YOU!