Campus Events Newsletter
Open Forum: Slut Shaming
Seymour, Taylor Lounge
ASAP, SASS, and SHAG would like to invite everyone to participate in an open dialogue on slut shaming.
What is slut shaming? Why does it happen? Why do we care? This event is intended to be an open dialogue on slut shaming. Feel free to bring questions you may have or to share your experience.
Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday & Wednesday
12:00pm on Tues. & 4:30pm on Wed.
Alumni Hall 300
Information session for juniors and seniors who are interested in applying for a Fulbright award.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission. http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Active Shooter Seminar
Alumni Hall Trustees Room (302)
Come listen to D-7 Safety Education Officer Trooper Jason Wilson of the Illinois State Police speak on how to be safe in agitated situations.
He presents a program called ALICE, which is training for civilians, to help them respond and protect themselves in a shooter situation. Brought to you by Knox College Disaster Corps. If you are interested, please sign up here.
Crowdfunding with Knoxstarter
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Alumni Room, Old Main
Do you have a faculty research project or experiential learning experience you’d like to fund? Do you need to raise funds for your student club or organization? Is there a special project that your Knox group would like to do, but you need some help financially to do it?
Come hear about Knoxstarter, which is a crowdfunding tool that harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of the entire Knox community to support student athletics, campus activities, community service initiatives, research, creative projects, and more. We will have Representatives from the jazz ensemble, choir, and the men’s basketball team on hand to tell you how easy it is to use Knoxstarter and about the awesome results they achieved.
Bring your lunch if you wish.
Photo Club Meeting
Photo Club weekly meets at 7pm Taylor Lounge. We talk about everything in photography! Please join us and let's have fun with photography! Contact Jim Ding, email@example.com, for more information.
Caxton Club Event: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Alumni Room, Old MainIgnatiy Vishnevetsky is a staff film critic for the A.V. Club. He has written for Mubi Notebook, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, and assorted other publications. He co-hosted Roger Ebert presents At the Movies with Christy Lemire. His medium-length film Ellie Lumme had its East Coast premiere as part of BAMcinemaFest in 2014.
Please join us for Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's talk, entitled: "Form factor: A non-boring look at the 'how' and 'why' of film style." The event is open to everyone, and refreshments will, of course, be served. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhPtvVDHI7M
CPR and First Aid Training
Alumni Hall Trustees Room (302)
Join Knox College Disaster Corps and the American Red Cross in training and certifying Knox students in CPR and First Aid.CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. The class is free to Red Cross volunteers, or $90 for the general public. If you would like to register as a Red Cross volunteer, you can do that here. If you would like to sign up for the course, you can do that here. To make a payment, contact Disaster Corps President Jasmine Artis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Public Relations chair Raegina Likewise (email@example.com).
Alumni Room, Old MainSarah Rose Nordgren is the author of Best Bones (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Her poems appear widely in journals such as Agni,Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, and American Poetry Review. Among her awards are two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown as well as residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers Conference, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Native to North Carolina, Nordgren is currently a doctoral student in poetry at the University of Cincinnati and is Associate Editor at 32 Poems.
Sarah Rose Nordgren will be announcing the Davenport Poetry Prize as well as reading from her own books. The event is open to everyone, and refreshments will be served.
Knox College Choir Spring Concert
Kresge Recital Hall, free and open to the public
The Knox College Choir presents music from a variety of cultures from around the world as its spring concert.
Alélouya, Emile Desamours. In Creole, this is a rara piece from Haiti, combining the spiritual traditions and languages of West Africa, Western Europe and the indigenous populations of Haiti.
Reflections from Yad Vashem, Daniel Hall. After visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, composer Daniel Hall wrote this moving piece as a memorial to the children who died in the Holocaust. Written for sopranos, altos, piano and viola. Violist Saville Bloxam will join the Choir for this work.
Demon in My View, Jeffrey Horvath, work for tenors and basses on Edgar Allen Poem entitled “Alone.”
To the Mothers in Brazil: Salve Regina, Jansson, arr. Eriksson. Dedicated to the mothers in Brazil who have lost their children in violence, jazz artist Jansson and choral arranger Eriksson created this cross-over work that combines choral improvisation, Brazilian rhythms and jazz harmonies. Jazz flutist Stevie Hawes and drummer Dakota Stipp will join the Choir for this work.
Anoj Pusej Dunojelio, Vaclovas Augustinas. Lithuanian folk song featuring overtone singing, choral improvisation and soloist Madeline Pape.
J’entends le moulin, arr Patriquin. This arrangement of a French-Canadian folk song features our accompanist Casey Dierlam on a virtuosic piano part.
Esto Les Digo, Kinley Lange, Spanish song about love.
Much Ado About Nothings, Norman Luboff. Texts from epigrams, proverbs and billboards.
I’m a Train. Song from the point of view of a train.
UB Cubs Game Ticket Sale
TICKETS ARE ONLY SOLD AT THE TICKET SALE ON MAY 6th
Tickets: $15 each, only 2 tickets could be purchased per person. No refund.
Tickets will be sold on Friday, May 6 at 9:00 pm in the Seymour Gallery at the UB table.
Actual trip: Sunday, May 15th
Old Main Lawn
Enjoy an afternoon outside listening to Knox Performers, playing lawn games, and soaking up the sun. Free Lincoln Fest shirts will be given away throughout the entire day. Don't forget, dinner will be served on the Gizmo Patio. The tentative schedule for this year's Lincoln Fest can be seen below:
@ 2:30 God Awful Small Affairs
@ 3:10 Begonia
@ 3:40 Backronym
@ 4:20 Dreams of Burbank
@ 5:15 The New Regulars
@ 5:55 Craw The Sage
@ 6:35 myso & Grizzy Mack
@ 8:00 PM Headliner: San Fermin
Lincoln Fest-Headliner San Fermin
Old Main South Lawn
Lincoln Fest-Headliner San Fermin
UB Outdoor Movie (May 14th)
Cast your vote for the movie you would like UB to show on Saturday, May 14th! We will be showing the movie outdoors on the big blow up screen on the Old Main lawn.
Quiver: Now Hiring
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Student Organization Budgeting Meetings
Please put the following dates on your calendars for spring term.
May 10 - Bring budgets to senate
May 17 - Final vote with Senate
May 18 - Send out final recommendations
If you have questions regarding the budgeting process please contact Rahil Savani <email@example.com>. If you have questions regarding the diversity and inclusion workshops please contact Jordan Hurst <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Rotaract Club: Puzzle Break
Rotaract Club is hosting an event on May 14 (Saturday) & 15 (Sunday) called "Puzzle Break." Similar to the actual game, participants are (temporarily) locked in a room and must solve puzzles in order to escape. However, participants are able to leave whenever they would like. The price to play is $3 if you sign up and pay right away and $4 if you sign up and pay at the door. The prize will be a $20 gift card! Refreshments will also be provided!
Tabling is every day until May 14th, 12-1pm, 6-7pm during the week. There are still many spots open for people to sign up just themselves or a group of 2-4 that they put together. Contact Madison Belka email@example.com and Monica Miguel firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the event.