Green Oaks Biological Field Station, which lies near the Spoon River in eastern Knox County, may be a remote, serene location, but it is equipped with plenty of facilities to accommodate visitors who are there for both research and recreation.
The newly refurbished Schurr Hall is a classroom, laboratory and residential building for students at Green Oaks. Schurr Hall comfortably accommodates 12 Knox students with its six bedrooms, library, bathrooms, lounge area and porch from which to watch the sunset. The building also features a classroom, computer room, kitchen, and laundry room, and is equipped with central heating, a telephone, mail delivery and Internet service.
Other accessible facilities at Green Oaks include:
Michael Cooke and Ritu Gyawali are chosen for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which awards up to $5,000 for costs related to studying abroad.
John Podesta, a Knox College graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, according to media reports.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.