"I've spent nearly a decade designing clothing for the fashion industry before coming to Knox where I design costumes for main stage productions. I have interned with designer Oleg Cassini, as well as designed for the Chicago City Ballet, Black Hills Playhouse in South Dakota, Bonesteel Films, Prairie Players, and Kurt Killam Production Company. I have been involved in various capacities with the Vitalist Theatre in Chicago since its conception in 1997, and has consulted with designers from the Guthrie Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, and Santa Fe Opera.
An active member of the United States Institute of Technology (USITT), I remain on the cutting-edge of national academic excellence by presenting papers and moderating symposiums on the relationship between curriculum standards and the liberal arts setting. I'm fascinated by the art of textile manipulation, mask making, the collection of vintage clothing (with the earliest piece dating from the 1850s), and I'm committed to providing students with design opportunities."
Years at Knox: 1984 to present
B.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago, 1968.
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.