Yes, the goal of the Knox curriculum is to encourage you to be an independent thinker, following your own path. But just because we give you freedom to flourish doesn't mean you're all on your own!
We provide guidance and support to help you navigate the academic world and succeed in your studies, even as we encourage your increasing independence.
It all starts with academic planning and advising, as your faculty advisor helps you develop and follow your own self-designed educational plan.
Along the way, our educational centers foster your academic and personal success in areas such as global studies, intercultural life, community service, career development, writing instruction and peer tutorials, and undergraduate research. Initiatives such as the TRIO Achievement Program can support you in achieving academic excellence.
Knox is a leader in promoting top-notch undergraduate research, annually awarding more than $250,000 in student research grants to support research and creative projects. For example, a Richter Fellowship might provide the funds for travel, equipment, and supplies necessary to carry out your research, and the Ford Fellowship Program selects juniors for full-time research support during the summer prior to their senior year.
And our library and technology resources -- plus the support you'll receive from the people who run them -- enable you to explore new ideas, master new skills, and, in a word, flourish.
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.