April 27-May 3
"The Black American Poetic Voice" Opening Reception
Monday, April 27
There will be an opening reception for Seymour Library's newest book display, "The Black American Poetic Voice," organized by Nicole Hunter '16 and Catlin Watts '16.The display will feature the work of modern and contemporary Black American poets.
Tuesday, April 28
Milk Route is the English Department’s student reading series held on occasional evenings throughout the year. An homage to Carl Sandburg, who at the age of thirteen left school to get a job driving a milk wagon so that he could assist in supporting his family, Milk Route honors the transitional period in which our senior writing majors may find themselves.
While finishing their studies at Knox, they also are beginning their lives as adults, discovering new experiences in jobs, graduate programs and cities of residence. All the while, too, they are still making room to make their art. Students and faculty gather for these formal readings, which offer senior writing majors an opportunity to share from their own work.
The Space is located at 306 E. Simmons, Galesburg.
Best Buddies Earth Day Party
Wednesday, April 29,
Best Buddies is hosting an Earth Day party with our buddies! We will make mason jar terrariums and do other Earth Day themed activities.
Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Knox, students are paired with residents of DD Homes and participate in weekly activities with their buddies. Learn more about Best Buddies at Knox.
Spring Intramurals: 5 K Run/Walk
Thursday, April 30
Knox College Campus
The 5K run will be a one day event with several competing divisions. Track athletes not eligible. Sign up is simple: Just visit the IM Website for all entry forms. Rules to all events will also be posted. Limit is 30 people per team (can only be removed if no longer on campus). The point system is as follows: 1 point for participation, 5 points for 2nd place, and 10 points for 1st place.
We are fortunate to have Kaly Davidson as the Spring Intramural commissioner! Please contact her with questions at email@example.com
Diversity Art Month: Kimberle Crenshaw
Thursday, April 30
Harbach Theatre, CFA
As the final event comprising Diversity Art Month, Kimberlé Crenshaw will be be presenting a lecture on "The Intersectional Paradigm: Race & Gender in Work, Life & Politics."
Kimberlé Crenshaw is executive director of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. She writes about civil rights, black feminist legal theory, race, racism, and the law.
She has lectured nationally and internationally on race matters and on "intersectionality," a concept she coined to capture the multidimensional dynamics of discrimination. Her work was cited in the drafting of the South African Constitution. Professor Crenshaw will also be signing books after her lecture.
This event is sponsored by the Student Senate Diversity Committee, Office of the President, Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Cultural Events Committee, and the Janet Greig Post Fund. Please join us as we celebrate the end of Diversity Art Month: Art of Intersectionality and our fundraiser for Asha for Life Community.
Friday, May 1
South Seymour Lawn
Rotaract is having a carnival to raise funds for Maiti Nepal, an organization devoted to helping victims of sex trafficking. We will have henna, lemonade, cotton candy, hot/veggie dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more! Please come out and show support.
A.B.L.E Week: Spoken Word Workshop with Monica Prince
Friday, May 1
A.B.L.E is hosting a spoken word workshop with Monica Prince, our feature A.B.L.E Week performer. Monica is a Knox alumna and a fantastic poet, with a Masters Degree in creative writing and a focus on poetry. She was also involved in social justice activism during her time on campus.
The poetry workshop is for any students that want to bring a poem or two and workshop them with Monica and other student poets. Sign up for the workshop here
A.B.L.E Week: Open Mic
Following the poetry workshop, A.B.L.E will be hosting an open mic. As a way to close a week full of A.B.L.E events, students will have the opportunity to perform their poetry on stage. As the featured poet, Monica will also be preforming at the open mic. If you are interested in performing please sign up here. Even If you don't write or perform poetry, please come and show support! It will be a great event.
Knoxwurst: the Revival
Friday, May 1-Saturday, May 2
Kresge Recital Hall
"It's back! Audiences everywhere are eagerly anticipating the return of the best of the worst theatre Knox has to offer. Knoxwurst: The Revival offers two unique nights of hilarious, satirical, so-bad-it's-good theatre written and directed by your fellow students. Don't miss the show that Liz Carlin Metz describes as the worst thing she's ever experienced.
Common Ground Drag Show
Taylor Lounge, Seymour
All identities are welcome to participate in this event. Kings, Queens, anything in between. Solo or group performances. Skits, songs, dances, anything you want to do, just let us know! Please sign up by Wednesday, April 29 by filling out this form. If you have any comments or concerns, please direct them to Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to cordially invite you to Harambee Weekend, which will be taking place on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Harambee Weekend is an event created to bring the Knox community and Galesburg community together as the name, Harambee, represents (Unity); it includes two events, namely, Harambee Formal and Soccer Tournament.
Harambee Formal dinner will be on Friday, May 8th, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Lincoln room. The theme for the Formal is Glitz and Gold; this symbolizes the riches and wealth of Africa. Reservations for Harambee Formal should be made before or on Monday, May 4th by midnight. The link is located below. Please RSVP by May 4th to reserve a table at the dinner event.
Harambee Soccer Tournament will be taking place on Saturday, May 9th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you wish to play with a team, please contact Crystal Singletary at email@example.com or Hajah Turpin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nathaniel Logie at email@example.com for more information.
Link to Harambee Formal:
Link to Soccer Tournament Sign-up:
Please print out and put in kBox 509 and fill it out during tabling:
Link to Soccer Tournament Rules and Regulations (Tentative**):
Student Senate Applications
Want to make a positive change on this campus? Want to play a large role in facilitating direct, student-led campaigns on campus? Do you have ideas to make Knox College a great place?
If any of the above are true, then you should consider running for a Student Senate Executive position. There are 10 different positions, each uniquely tailored to a certain issue on campus. If you interested in running, please fill out this form by no later than April 30th. Everyone on campus is eligible to run for a Senate position (regardless of previous involvement in Senate) unless stipulated above otherwise. Details about the election process will be forthcoming once you submit your application form.
Applications for Honor Board!
The Honor Board is now accepting applications for 6 open positions for next year! We are looking for four rising sophomores, one rising junior, and one rising senior.
We encourage all students in good academic standing and who have had no prior Honor Board convictions to apply for a board position for your class, as determined by graduation date. If your application is accepted, you will be invited back for an interview. For more information on the Honor Board, go here: http://www.knox.edu/campus-life/clubs-and-organizations/honor-board
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 4PM MONDAY, MAY 4TH, 2015. Please email them to Rachael Morrissey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Diverse Learning Environment (DLE) Survey
Dear Knox students,
On April 14th, President Amott and Dean Southern invited you to complete the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey. Thank you very much to those of you who have completed the survey!
As a ‘thank you’ for you participation in this survey, you will be given an opportunity upon completion of the survey to enter a drawing for 1 of 10 Amazon gift cards ranging from $50 to $100.
To those of you who have not completed the survey, we urge you to consider participating in this opportunity to provide your perceptions of the institutional climate for diversity, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers, and student learning outcomes.
Click HERE to begin the survey, or copy and paste the link below to your browser.
Participation in this survey is voluntary. Your responses will be used only for research purposes and will be strictly confidential.
If you have any questions or comments, then contact Knox’s Chief Institutional Research Officer, Charles Clark at email@example.com.
New Student Orientation Leaders for Fall 2015
Knox is seeking applicants for New Student Orientation Leaders for Fall 2015. If you are interested in becoming an Orientation Leader, please follow the directions below.
Complete the demographic information form. You will be given the opportunity to indicate if you would like to also participate in International Student Orientation or Multicultural Student Orientation. (Note: MSO and ISO will also be participating in NSO.)
Answer the essay questions below
Sign up for an Interview Slot :
Complete Haven online active bystander intervention training
Login: Click HERE.
Enter the registration code 1f795f1c.
Choose the "I'm A Student" option.
Create a profile using your Knox email address.
Start the training.
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015. EMAIL ESSAY RESPONSES TO LAURA SCHNACK
Any questions, please e-mail Chandrea Chaiyarat