Campus Events

January 5-11

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Alumni Hall's Winter Welcome!

Monday, January 5

Alumni Hall

6:30-8:00 PM

The Campus Life Office will be sponsoring an event welcoming all students, faculty, and staff to Alumni Hall. We want to celebrate this wonderful, beautiful new facility which will provide the Knox community a common work, study, and ceremony space for decades to come!

​We'll have pizza and drinks for those who stop by. You can enter your name for several fantastic and unique prizes to be raffled "off", including a party for 10 at Ingersoll House with President Amott, dinner for you and some friends at Dean Behling's house, bookstore and dining service coupons, and more. While you're there, you can check out the great meeting and study areas in Alumni Hall which can be used by students, staff, and faculty alike!

Raffle prizes will be drawn at around 7:45PM, but you don't need to be present to win!.

Multi meets Poly: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go On a First Date

Tuesday, January 6th

Harbach Theatre
4:00 PM

“MULTI MEETS POLY: Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism Go On a First Date" (running time approx. 34 minutes) is a thought-provoking and often-humorous reflection on the theoretical and practical differences between two powerful social ideas: multiculturalism and polyculturalism. By personifying these ideas as human characters—one male, one female—and by endowing each with professional rivalry, intellectual one-upmanship, and sexual tension, playwright Jamil Khoury uses a would-be romantic evening as a vehicle for exploring American interpretations of cultural pluralism, cultural interchange, and diversity.

Audition Notice: Winter Term Mainstage Production

Mosque Alert

A new play by Playwright-in-Residence, Jamil Khoury, Artistic Director of Chicago’s Silk Road Rising

Directed by Prof. Neil Blackadder

Auditions: Mon. & Tue. Jan. 5 & 6, 7pm, Harbach

In winter term, the Theatre department will produce playwright-in-residence Jamil Khoury’s new play Mosque Alert, as developed in collaboration with Knox during the fall. Mosque Alert imagines a proposed Islamic Library and Community Center in downtown Naperville that incites local residents into heated debate as a City Council vote looms. During fall term, many students participated in workshops with the playwright in which we read and discussed scenes from the script in progress. The rehearsal process in winter will include further opportunities—unusual and exciting in college theatre!—to collaborate with Khoury as he revises the play in response to our work together.

These are the roles to cast; while our hope is to find students of the appropriate ethnic background for each part, we’re aware that might not be possible - I may well cast more Caucasian actors than this list suggests.

Female Characters

  • Emily Baker, white, 50
  • Jennifer Baker, Chinese-American, 20
  • Carl Baker, white, 26
  • Ayesha Khan, Pakistani-American, 40
  • Amina Hussein, Pakistani-American, 53
  • Hadiya Hussein, Pakistani-American, 26

Male Characters

  • Ted Baker, white, 52
  • Daniel Baker, white, 56
  • Mustafa Khan, Pakistani-American, 42
  • Tawfiq Hussein, Pakistani-American, 55
  • Farid Hussein, Pakistani-American, 21

Theatre majors are expected to present a monologue; I encourage non-majors who have a monologue ready to do so too. Regarding what kind of material to present in the monologue, something in prose from a basically realistic script would be most appropriate--but more important than that is that you've really prepared the piece, so even if it’s Shakespeare or something else not in prose, I’d like to see it.

Once I've heard the monologues, the auditions will involve cold readings from the script.

Performance dates: Wed.-Sat. February 25-28

Questions? Contact the director at

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Community Connections Volunteer Fair

Thursday, January 8th

Alumni Hall: Trustees Room

4:00 PM

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Alumni Hall to meet our community partners and learn about volunteer opportunities through Knox. Sign in for your chance to win a door prize! Light refreshments will be served.
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Winter Carnival of Clubs

Thursday, January 8

Lincoln, Oak, and Skylight Rooms

8:00-10:00 PM

Come and explore various opportunities to get involved both on and off campus during your time at Knox College! We have over 105 active clubs and organizations students can join. In addition, make sure your organization has registered for the Winter Carnival by completing the google form below. If you have any questions please contact Travis Greenlee at

UB Comedian: Emma Willmann

Friday, Jan. 9

Kresge Recital Hall

8:00 PM

Emma Willmann is a lovable, edgy, comedy explosion. A true original, Willmann has quickly jumped through the competitive comedy ranks; headlining in The New York Comedy Festival, appearing on AxisTV’s Live at Gotham, placing in the finals of New Yorks Funniest Competition, headlining her own show at Carolines on Broadway, and placed on the cover of TimeOutNY as one of the top 10 female comics to watch in NYC (all in 2014). Engaging the audience with extremely personal biographical material of growing up dyslexic and gay in rural Maine, Emma rocks the stage with a confident, tell-it-like-it-is attitude that keeps the audience engaged, laughing, and left wanting more.

Knox Winter 2015 Jazz Series

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Workshop: Jay Rehearsal Hall, Knox Center for Fine Arts, 4:00pm
Concert: Kresge Recital Hall, 7:30pm

Both events are FREE and open to the public

The 2015 Knox Winter Jazz Series will feature pianist, composer, and bandleader Stu Mindeman and his ensemble, performing original compositions based on the works of famed American poet, Langston Hughes.

Mindeman’s 7 piece ensemble will perform compositions from his recent CD, In Your Waking Eyes: Poems by Langston Hughes. Mindeman’s eleven original compositions set the poems of Langston Hughes within the context of a highly-original, contemporary, and progressive artistic voice. Inspired by West African musics, Soul, and Jazz, Mindeman brings Hughes’ poetry to life within a musical space deeply informed by African Diasporic musical traditions.

Mindeman will present a workshop, exploring his approach to composition, improvisation, and the unique challenges and joys of working with Langston Hughes’ texts, followed by an evening concert. Both events are free and open to the public.

This event is brought to you by:
The Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival, The Knox College Music Department, The Knox College Africana Studies Department, The Association for Black Culture Centers, The Stellyes Center for Global Studies, The John and Elaine Fellowes Fund, and The Galesburg Community Foundation

For more information about Stu Mindeman and the In Your Waking Eyes project, please visit:
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Coed Intramural Basketball

Play starts Jan 26​th

Sign-up deadline is Jan 18th

Sign up is simple:
Just visit the IM Website for entry form and rules.

*If you cannot assemble a team please e-mail Paul Lawrence <>

Games will be held on ​Monday​ and Thursday ​nights​ inside the Fieldhouse and the Memorial Gym. Times may vary, however most games will take place between 9:00-11:00pm.

Team Captains will receive the schedule no later than Jan 19th after the close of registration. There will be one league this year, attendance will be taken to verify rosters,

and the coed rule will be enforced, (1 woman on the court at all times)

* Note: No varsity basketball players are permitted to participate​.

We are fortunate to have Saundra Gazazzi as the IM Basketball​ commissioner to help support these changes!

Coed Intramural Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Play starts Jan 25th

Sign-up deadline is Jan 18th

Sign up is simple:

Just visit the IM Website for entry form and rules.

*If you cannot assemble a team please e-mail Paul Lawrence <>

Games will be held on Sunday and Wednesday nights inside the Fieldhouse. Times may vary, however most games will take place between 9:00-11:00pm on Wednesdays, and 6:00-11:00pm on Sundays.

Team Captains will receive a schedule no later than Jan 19th after close of registration. There will be one league this year,attendance will be taken to verify rosters,

and the coed rule will be enforced, (1 woman on the Futsal court at all times)

* Note: No more than two varsity soccer players per team (this includes both men's and women's soccer team players)

We are fortunate to have Michael Dobin as the Futsal commissioner to help support these changes!