The basic principle behind everything that happens at Knox -- both inside and outside of the classroom -- is to give students the freedom to flourish.
The idea is simple. College should be a place where you have the freedom to explore and experience your academic passions -- where your talents are nourished and your aspirations become clear. A place that prepares you to turn your dreams into reality.
At Knox, you'll discover how to learn and think for yourself, and you'll also discover what you want to do with the knowledge and ideas you develop. By providing you with opportunities to both explore and "do" -- getting you ready to face your future with confidence -- a Knox education is designed to give you the freedom and agility to pursue your chosen career path.
From your first day on campus, you'll work with your faculty advisor to identify your educational goals and over time, you'll create a personal educational plan to achieve them. Your plan will include a broad foundation in the liberal arts and a primary area of specialization plus a second major or minor.
Further, as a part of our core curriculum, you'll enhance what you learn in the classroom through internships, independent research, service projects, study abroad, and other hands-on learning experiences. You'll learn by doing, which will give you perspectives that can only be found by putting your knowledge into practice.
In short, your education at Knox proceeds along a course you set for yourself. And if your Knox education is a success -- if it does liberate you -- there's a further benefit: Our nation and the global community gain from citizens who are able to think for themselves, understand our complex and interdependent world, and act on their principles.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.