Campus Events Newsletter

April 4-10

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The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Knox Athletics are participating in a Midwest Conference initiative called "SAAC READS," which will provide books to children who are served through the Boys and Girls Club of Knox County. We are collecting cash donations and new or gently used children's books this week and hope you will join us at one or all of these events opportunities.

M.E.Ch.A. Presents: Chicanx Series

M.E.Ch.A de Knox is hosting their first annual Chicanx Series! Join us in understanding what it means to identify as Chicanx. Phase 1 will take place on Tuesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 7th.


Tuesday, April 5

4 p.m.

Taylor Lounge


We will be having an open dialogue about what it means to identify as Chicanx, what a Chicanx does, and the struggle that we fight for.

Almost There Fair for Graduating Seniors

Wednesday, April 6

11 a.m.

Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

Step One on the road to Commencement. Pick up your cap & gown, sign the Sustainability Pledge, check your records and make sure you are ready to graduate. Review your options for photography, videography, and other graduation materials.

Best Buddies Spring Fling

Wednesday, April 6

6:30-7:30 p.m

Lincoln Room of Seymour Gallery


Best Buddies is a great way to earn service hours by working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Galesburg community. We will be painting flower pots and stones this week to welcome spring! The event will be at 6:30 PM, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Monika Kopec (mnkopec@knox.edu).

M.E.Ch.A. Presents: Chicanx Series

Thursday, April 7

5 p.m

Taylor Lounge
We will be showing a documentary called Precious Knowledge. Precious Knowledge is a documentary that follows the student struggle for maintaining an Ethnic Studies program called Raza Studies in Arizona. All are welcome to attend!

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE GLOBAL LEARNING RETREAT

Friday, April 8th (5:00 pm) - Saturday April 9th (4:00 pm).

Knox College

Free


The Global Learning Retreat (GLR) offers students the opportunity to learn about global citizenship and to reflect upon their own experience in the context of our increasingly globalized world. Through the theme of “Navigating the Intersections”, students will consider how culture, nationality, citizenship, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other identities shape people’s experiences around the world. Students will gain exposure to resources for continuing their awareness of social justice in the global context and explore ways to affect change as global citizens.


If you are interested in participating please sign-up using the link by Midnight Tonight! http://goo.gl/forms/vndpb89hLq

Caxton Club: Tisha Turk

Friday, April 8

4 p.m.

Alumni Room, Old Main


Tisha Turk is Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she teaches courses on writing, fandom, composition studies, and gender studies. She has worked with legal teams from the Organization for Transformative Works and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to win Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemptions granting vidders and other remix artists the right to break copy protection on media files. She is writing a book about vidding and vidwatching.

Horizons Student Presentations

Friday, April 8

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Trustees Room, Alumni Hall

Explore with us and learn more about independent studies and other Honors projects created by Knox students, at the Horizons: Celebration of Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work.

24 Hour Improv

Friday, April 8

5 p.m.

Taylor Lounge

Join Knox College Improv for 24 hours of improv! This year we will be raising money for Eye to Eye, a national charity that provides art mentoring for young people with learning disabilities. Bring some spare cash to make members do crazy challenges. Check the improv board for a schedule of hourly themes!

Flunk Day Make-Up Suite Meeting

Friday, April 8

6:00 pm

Kresge Recital Hall, CFA


If you are a first year student who was unable to make it to your scheduled Flunk Day suite meeting, a make-up session is being offered. This short informational session is required for all first years to attend, and attendees will be asked to fill out a sign-in sheet to track attendance. Come learn some tips and tricks to have a safe and fun Flunk Day, as well as to have the opportunity to ask representatives from the Flunk Day committee questions that you might have about the big day.

Spread the Word to End the Word Guest Speaker

Friday, April 8

6:00-7:00 p.m

CFA Round Room


Every year, Best Buddies hosts Spread the Word to End the Word Week. This event is about ending the use of the R-word and spreading awareness throughout the community about how the R-word can be hurtful to others. We will be tabling throughout the week in Seymour Gallery, and will be ending out week with a Guest Speaker. His name is Michael Johnson, and he is one of our Best Buddies from Augustana College. The event will be from 6:00-7:00 PM, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Monika Kopec (mnkopec@knox.edu).

New Plays Festival II

Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th

Doors Open at 7:00

Shows Start at 7:30

Studio Theatre, CFA


New Plays Festival II

Speed Dating

Written by: Michelle Secunda

Directed by: Mic Pori


Titans of the Savannah

Written by: Aidan Murphy

Directed by: David Petrak


Spider Play

Written by: Michael Smith

Directed by: Aidan Murphy


This Spring, the Department of Theatre is presenting the second New Plays Festival. Over the course of the term, new plays, written by Knox students and alumni will be presented in readings. This weekend join us for the first four rehearsed readings of New Plays Festival II!

Honnold Lecture: Dr. Reza Aslan

Friday, April 8

7:30 p.m.

Harbach Theatre, CFA


Knox welcomes Dr. Reza Aslan to campus as our Honnold Lecturer for 2016. Aslan is a prolific writer, a scholar of world religions, and a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California-Riverside. You may also recognize him from his appearances on CNN and other news channels, offering his expertise on issues of the day. Dr. Aslan will be giving a talk drawn from his two most recent books, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in a Globalized Ageand Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalties, Contentions, and Complexities. Dr. Aslan is also the author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Friday, April 8

8 p.m.

Kresge Recital Hall, CFA


Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Outdoor Track & Field: Knox College Outdoor Open

Saturday, April 9

11 a.m.

Turner Track at Trevor Field (Galesburg, IL)

Voices of the Prairie

Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents performances of Voices of the Prairie featuring the world premiere of composer Abbie Betinis’ piece “Harvest Moon” based on a poem by Carl Sandburg. For this special event, Nova Singers will collaborate with the Midwest Paint Group in an exhibit of new landscape paintings. **The Galesburg performance will take place Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall. Tickets may be purchased on the Nova Singers website: www.novasingers.com <http://www.novasingers.com> or at the door. Students are admitted free to all Nova Singers concerts.

Cellar Door Submission

Cellar Door, a creative magazine, has extended its deadline until April 9th! We accept newspaper clippings, poems, tweets, treatises, exegeses, complaints, failed tests, fiction and nonfiction, drama, passed tests, zines, and much more.


Send submissions to cellardoor-user@knox.edu. Love your work!

Bike Club Ride to HyVee and Target

Sunday, April 10th

Meet at 1pm outside the Bike Shop (Old Jail).

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Work That Matters

Thursday, April 14

Noon, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Knox students have many opportunities to serve others after they graduate. Work That Matters: Engaging the World after Knox is a conference where students can learn ways to do meaningful work after Knox with the Peace Corps, KnoxCorps, ISACorps, and the U.S. Department of State.


You can find the full schedule of events at https://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/peace-corps-preparatory-program/work-that-matters.

Ballroom Club Events

Call For Dancers

Open now through April 15th

Ballroom Club will be performing several choreographed ballroom dance pieces this term and is looking for dancers. No prior experience necessary; open to all of campus. We're thinking of having dances in Swing, Waltz, and Tango, so if you're interested, please email Luna (mlluna@knox.edu) by April 15th.


Spring Dance Performance Interest

Open now through April 15th

Ballroom Club is hoping to host a spring dance performance on the Gizmo patio later this term, and we're very interested in showcasing as many students and groups as possible. We want to invite all organizations and clubs to attend and get involved, but also any and all students who may have an interest in dancing and performing. If you're interested in being involved (you don't need to know what you want to perform yet, just if you're interested), please email Sarah McCurley (smmccurley@knox.edu) by April 15th.

Common Ground's Queer Open Mic

Open through April 18th


Common Ground will be hosting an Open Mic later this term in place of our usual Spring Drag Show. If you're interested in performing in drag, please do! If you're not, do not feel pressured to do drag in order to share your music, poetry, dance, etc at our Queer Open Mic! Open to all students, date TBD. If you're interested in being involved in the Open Mic, please contact Luna Luna (mlluna@knox.edu) by April 18th with what you're thinking! (Drag, singing, dancing, spoken word, etc)

MSOC Tryout

Tuesday, April 19th

4:15pm

Memorial Gym


To those interested in becoming a member of the men's soccer program, we will be holding a tryout for interested men which will include fitness and technical components. We will meet at the purple couches in Memorial Gym on April 19th at 4:15pm (please bring cleats and running shoes)


In order to participate you must come to the men's soccer office (upstairs Memorial Gym) to get information and documents concering:

1. a required physical exam

2. a sickle cell trait document needed before participation.


You can also email assistant coach Brian O'Connor at bpoconnor@knox.edu.


The Pre-participation Physical Exam can be taken to any physician for the exam and filling out of the document. All physicals can not be older than June 1, 2015 to be considered valid. Health Services here on campus can perform this exam for a cost of around $70.

Nova Singers Scheduling Auditions

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 llane@knox.edu 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.


For More Information, Please Contact:

Laura Lane, Artistic Director

(309) 341-7229

llane@knox.edu

WVKC Studio Hours

Did you know? WVKC is located on the top floor of George Davis Hall, an academic building on the Knox campus. WVKC is always a commercial-free station. You can broadcast to Knox College, the Galesburg community, and worldwide.


The studio is free to use; anybody is free to sign up for a two hour block (6-8pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8-10pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-2pm on Saturdays). To schedule a date, please contact Brendan Carmack, blcarmack@knox.edu. For more information on WVKC, visit https://www.knox.edu/campus-life/clubs-and-organizations/wvkc, and http://thewvkc.com/about/.

WVKC: Open Position

WVKC is looking for a new sound engineer. This consists of recording students who want to use the studio, and buying needed equipments for WVKC. Training starts this term. Please contact Brendan Carmack, blcarmack@knox.edu, if you are interested!

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