Monday, May 4
Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall
Mindfulness Monday will feature alumna Sallee Wade! Sallee will talk about the benefits of yoga on stress reduction and will teach a few poses for people of any skill level. We will be meeting in Alumni Hall 1st floor lounge, and participants are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and bring their yoga mat if they like.
Tuesday, May 5
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 Olympics
Wednesday, May 6
Best Buddies is hosting an Olympics event with our buddies! We will have a variety of outdoor sports and games to compete in.
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.
Building Knox: Collaboration and Event Planning
Wednesday, May 6
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
In this session of Building Knox, the talk will be facilitated by Craig Choma and Kathleen Ridlon. Together they will talk about ways to better plan events, and point out how to make charitable events, in particular, do more for the community than just donate funds.
ENCOUNTER--A Model United Nations Scenario
Thursday, May 7
The Model United Nations club is hosting a crisis style practice committee about alien first contact. All are welcome, no prior experience necessary. Email Douglas Hulsether (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elliot Witt (email@example.com)for more information
International Tea Hour
Friday, May 8
Knight Student Lounge, Alumni Hall
Join the Office of International Student Services (OISS) for a weekly International Tea Hour, featuring international teas, snacks, and conversation. May 8th will feature Argentina! Robin Ragan (Modern Languages and Global Studies) and Ryan Lynch (Library Instructional Services) will serve mate and Argentine alfajores (cookies). Mate (pronounced mah-tay) is a traditional South American green tea usually consumed with a straw and a gourd in a communal setting. Come learn about the cultural norms for preparing and sharing mate!
OISS is looking for other organizations or individuals to partner with to sponsor a future International Tea Hour. Please contact Rebecca Eckart (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or ideas for a future Tea Hour.
Caxton Club & Davenport Poetry Awards: Carolina Ebeid
Friday, May 8
Alumni Room, Old Main
Carolina Ebeid was the 2012-2014 Fellow at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University, and serves as a poetry editor for the online journal Better: Culture & Lit. Her work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Memorious, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry, and others.
She holds an MFA from the Michener Centers for Writers at the University of Texas, and has won awards and fellowships from CantoMundo, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Academy of American Poets. She grew up in West New York, NJ, and will make Denver her home for the next few years while she pursues a PhD in creative writing. Her fellow travelers include the poet Jeffrey Pethybridge and their sonPatrick.
Following her reading, Ebeid will announce this year's Davenport Poetry Awards.
Al Young Juried Exhibit of Student Art
Friday, May 8th
Round Room, CFA
Juror, Susan Lichtman, will be presenting a talk on her work. The award ceremony will follow. The exhibit is open to all students who have taken an art class since spring 2014. Two works may be submitted for each class taken.
May 4, 1:00pm: Submissions due.
All works must be ready to hang with an entry form (attached).
StartUp Term Open House
Friday, May 8
Suite 633, Bondi Building
This is an opportunity for members of the Knox Community to visit the StartUp Term space where our teams have been working all term. The Open House will be in Suite 633 of the Bondi Building at 311 E Main St, on the corner of Kellog and Main.
Take Back the Night
Friday, May 8
Trustee Room, Alumni Hall
Take Back the Night will begin in the Trustee Room of Alumni Hall with a video screening and discussion. We will then head out to march through campus ending back at Alumni Hall for a rally. This event is a protest against sexual violence. It is held for the empowerment of survivors/victims and is to say that we will not stand for the mistreatment that they face.
In preparation for this event we will be making posters on Tuesday, May 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Wilson House.
The Found Footage Festival
Kresge Recital Hall
The Found Footage Festival is a live comedy event and screening featuring odd and hilarious clips from videotapes found at thrift stores, garage sales and dumpsters throughout the country. From the curiously produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in an entertaining celebration of all things found.
Friday May 8-Saturday May 9
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: Harambee Formal and Soccer Tournament.
Harambee Formal Dinner
Friday, May 8th,
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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 here by May 4th to reserve a table at the dinner event.
Harambee Soccer Tournament
Saturday, May 9th
11:00 AM-5:00 PM
If you wish to play with a team, please fill out this form. Contact Crystal Singletary at email@example.com, Hajah Turpin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nathaniel Logie at email@example.com for more information.
UB & WVKC present: Lincoln Fest 2015!
Old Main Lawn
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Rain Location (TBA)
- 12:00-12:30 pm Soulfege
- 12:45-1:15 pm Haley Richter & Mikko Jimenez
- 1:30-2:15 pm Prairie Fireflies
- 2:30-3:00pm Timmy Connor
- 3:15-3:45: pm Brendan Carmack
- 4:00-4:30 pm Fellows
- 4:45-5:15 pm Craw the Sage
- 5:30-6:00 pm Brian Tanaka
- 6:15-7:00 pm Dreams of Burbank
- 7:15-7:45 pm Missy Preston
- 8:00-8:45 pm Genovia Forever
- 10:00-11:00 pm HelloGoodbye
The Newman Club: Mass
Sunday, May 10
Common Room, Old Main
The Newman Club is sponsoring a special campus Mass. The full schedule is below:
Confessions: 1:30 PM in Old Main 216
Mass: 2:00 PM in The Common Room of Old Main
Light Hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats: The Common Room
Father John James Arcidiacono from the order of the Community of St John in Princeville, IL will celebrate Mass. We'll serve refreshments from Cornucopia.
Everyone is welcome!
Information on the Catholic monastic order of the Community of St John is here: http://www.communityofstjohn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58:princeville-brothers&catid=34:princeville&Itemid=54
Crochet a Coral Reef for SMC!
Sunday, May 10th
Want to pay homage to the world's beautiful reefs and create some wacky stuff with yarn? Join the Knox Crochet Coral Reef Project and fill the Environmental Studies display window in SMC with community art! Come to an all-levels crochet workshop and learn to make different members of a reef community with wool! Free hooks and yarn will be distributed to workshop participants. At the end of the project, all the different corals, fish, etc. will be assembled into one reef and displayed in the Environmental Studies display window in SMC. Contact Robin Delaquess (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
ASAP Gallery: Sexual Assault Awareness
Allies for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) is hosting a gallery during Spring Term. With this gallery, the members of ASAP hope to raise awareness about sexual assault as well as provide a safe space. Many students do not realize how prevalent of an issue assault is, especially on college campuses. It is an issue that is often overlooked due to the many 'grey areas'. This gallery is an opportunity for victims, survivors, allies, and any student who wishes to share their experience to do so in a safe environment. We hope that this gallery will be start the conversation about the truths of assault. Moreover, we intend for this gallery to provide students with a chance to voice their thoughts with the option of being anonymous. This event is meant to empower individuals who have felt silences as well as raise awareness about the severity, multiple dimensions, and frequency of sexual assault.
Details can be found below. Thank you for your support and we look forward to your submissions!
The Knoxies '15
The Official Voting Portal of The Knoxies'15 is OPEN. Please, endeavor to VOTE who you BELIEVE deserves these awards in each category.
Tri Delta Triple Play Tabling
Tri Delta is hosting its annual Triple Play kickball tournament to benefit St. Jude on May 23 and 24. Register with a team of 8-12 people, and if you don't want to join a team, we'll still be having a barbecue and several activities.
Flunk Day Shirt Sales (Second Order?)
Several members of the Knox community have been asking if we have any extra Flunk Day shirts and we only took pre-orders this year. However, we are happy to place a second order if there is enough interest. Please fill out the google form accordingly if you are interested in purchasing a Jurassic Flunk Shirt.
If you have any questions please contact Travis Greenlee, email@example.com
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Thank you very much to each student, staff, and faculty member that volunteered their time to help make flunk day a great success. Unlike last year we had a beautiful day to help us celebrate our wonderful spring tradition. If you would like to share some feedback about your experience please fill out the google form below and we will use this information to help build on our current successes.