This commemorative issue of Knox Magazine is dedicated to the rich and storied history of Knox College. President Teresa L. Amott opens the issue with an essay on the vision of Knox's founders and the continuing importance of a liberal arts education. The articles that follow explore a few of the people, places, events, and traditions that have contributed to Knox's storied history -- from long-lost campus traditions to an exploration of student activism on campus; from first-hand accounts of significant historical and athletic events to visions of the prairie, odes to pioneering alumni, and a guide to the final resting place of our founders. And, as President Amott says at the close of her essay, "may you be empowered by the idea that is Knox College."
Letters: Read the editor's note and letters to the editor.
President's Message: The Gift of Our Founders
Class Scraps, Bows, & Beanies: An Ode to the Lost Traditions of Knox College
Revolution: How Student Initiatives Change the College
Our Prairie Home: A Green Oaks photo essay by Chip Williams '85
'O Pioneers!: Knox Alumni Change the World
Pivotal Moments in Knox History: First-hand accounts of events that made lasting impressions on the College
Harley's Favorite Moments: Long-time director Harley Knosher recalls Knox's successes on the field
Hope Cemetery: The Tie that Binds College and Town
Flashback: Centenary Celebration
Stay Connected: Catch up with your classmates and friends!
Help Make Knox History
This issue of Knox Magazine may provide a glimpse into the vast history of the College, but we know there are many more stories to tell. If you have a story, photograph, or memory of your time at Knox that you'd like to share, we'd love to know. Visit the 175th anniversary website and add to Knox College's collective history. You can also browse through historical photos, watch videos, and read more College histories on the site.