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Saturday Homecoming Events


Office of Alumni Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


888-566-9265 (Toll Free)

309-341-7029 (fax)


Alumni Directory
East entry to Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Homecoming Registration

Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union

8:15 a.m.
Homecoming 5K Walk/Run

Lobby, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
at 8:15 a.m. Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Reservations required.

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Koran-Handler Fitness Studio, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
Led by Laura Bush, Certified Yoga Teacher. Laura practices and teaches yoga at Knit 102 Yarn & Yoga, Knox College, and Yoga in the Park.

8:30 a.m.
Alumni Choir Continental Breakfast

Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
All Knox Choir alumni are welcome.

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Appreciation Breakfast for Knox Service Award Winners & Reunion Volunteers

Knox-Gale-Lombard Rooms, Seymour Union
By invitation only.

9:00 a.m.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal

Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
All Knox Choir alumni are invited to sing.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tours and Information Session for Alumni Children

Office of Admission, Alumni Hall
Alumni returning to campus with high school students interested in attending Knox College are welcome to join a tour at 9:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. and attend an information session at 10:30 a.m. Call 800-678-KNOX or go to to make a visit registration.

10:00 a.m.
Homecoming Convocation

Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Class of 1965 Processional
Welcome by President Teresa Amott
Alumni Choir with Laura Lane, Director of Choral Activities
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Presentation of Reunion Prizes

2015 Knox Service Award Recipients
Carol Daugherty Egan ’72    
Dudley McCarter ’72
Topper Steinman ’70
Eric Wilson ’84

Class Speakers
Hyunjin Jung ’16
Cam Neri ’65

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Alumni & Faculty Book Signing

Kresge Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Professor Stuart Allison, Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change: Renewing Damaged Ecosystems
Professor Monica Berlin ’95, No Shape Bends the River So Long
Professor Catherine Denial, Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country
Emeritus Professor Robert Hellenga, The Confessions of Frances Godwin, among others
Professor Karen Kampwirth ’86, Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics
Carl Nordgren ’73, Anung’s Journey and The 53rd Parallel
Owen Muelder ’63, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society
Emeritus Professors Rod Davis and Doug Wilson, Herndon’s Lincoln
Plus many more!
Authors interested in participating should contact Diane Dooley, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7763, or, no later than August 15, 2015.

11:10 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Reunion Class Photos

Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Payment required at time of order. Make checks payable to Dickerson’s Photography ($20 for one 8 x 10 photo).
1955, 11:10 a.m.
1960, 11:20 a.m.
1965, 11:30 a.m.
1970, 11:40 a.m.
1975, 11:50 a.m.
1980, 12:00 p.m.
1985, 12:10 p.m.
1990, 12:20 p.m.
1995, 12:30 p.m.
2000, 12:40 p.m.
2005, 12:50 p.m.
2010, 1:00 p.m.

1:10 p.m.
Black Alumni Network (BAN) Group Photo -- New Event!
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

12:00 p.m.
Class of 1965 Induction Ceremony & FYC Luncheon

Presentation of 2015 Scroll of Honor Awards
Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required. Lunch reservations cannot be accepted after October 9.
Questions? Contact Megan Clayton, associate director of FYC programs, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7476, or

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Class of 1975 Pizza Party

Post Lobby, Post Hall
Reservations required.

Noon - 5:00 p.m.
History Comes Alive -- New!
Dr. Douglas L. Wilson Gallery
Old Main
View the newest exhibits on the Knox campus which highlights the unique links between Knox College, Abraham Lincoln, and critical issues the nation confronted during Lincoln's lifetime.

12:30 p.m.
Reunion Tailgates

Classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005, and 2010
Parking area behind Herr Petroleum, located east of Knosher Bowl on Knox Street. Food catered by Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar.
Reservations required.

1:00 p.m.
Knox Football vs. Cornell College

Knosher Bowl
Recognition of 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees at half-time.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Coffee with Professor Wagner -- New Event!
Room 309, George Davis Hall -- New Location!
Enjoy coffee and conversation with Jon Wagner, professor of anthropology. Congratulate Professor Wagner on his retirement after 42 years of teaching. In his time at Knox, Jon also served as Director of the Green Oaks Term, and Field Director of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Tanzania Program in Human Evolution and Ecology.

1:30 p.m.
Purple and Gold Swim Meet

Lay Natatorium, T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Alumni swimmers are invited to join in a fun competition with members of the current Knox swim team.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Guided Tour and Nature Walk

Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Tour guided by Stuart Allison, professor of biology and director of Green Oaks. Visit for directions and more about the site.

2:00 p.m.
Historical Walking Tour

Meet in front of Old Main
Join historian Rex Cherrington ’73 for a tour of portions of the Knox campus and nearby landmarks. Stops on the tour include Whiting Hall, the Knox County Courthouse, First and Second Baptist Churches, the Old Knox County Jail, George Davis Hall, Old Main, and Alumni Hall. Expected duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes with time for discussion in Room 219 of Alumni Hall at the end of the tour.
Reservations requested.

2:00–5:00 p.m.
Alumni Writers Open Reading

Trustees Room, Room 302, Alumni Hall
All Knox alumni are invited to bring a short piece to share. Don’t let your literary success (or lack of it) keep you away! Inspire and be inspired, reconnect and celebrate the rich legacy of creative writing at Knox. The format will be open mic; readers are encouraged to stay within a ten-minute limit.
Reservations requested.

2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
SASS Homecoming Reception -- NEW!!
Human Rights Center
422 South Academy Street
Join SASS students for a casual reception. Light refreshments served (tea, baked goods, juice).

3:00 p.m.
Publishing, Photography, and Art History

Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
The Department of Art and Art History invites you to a lecture by Joseph Mohan ’03. Joseph is the associate director of production in the publishing department of the Art Institute of Chicago and a photography-based artist living in Chicago, Illinois.

3:00 p.m.
LGBTQ Alumni Club Reception

Evelyn Handler Forum, Room 300, Alumni Hall
Connect with members of the LGBTQ alumni club.

3:00 p.m.
Black Alumni Network (BAN) Alumni Networking Event -- New Event!
A.B.L.E. House, 168 West Tompkins Street

3:00–5:00 p.m.
Jazz Session

Gizmo, Seymour Union
Meet friends in this familiar gathering place and enjoy the sounds of Knox’s award winning Jazz Ensemble. Alumni musicians are invited to sit in.

3:30 p.m.

North end of Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library
Storytime for children who are ready for a group experience will take place in Seymour Library and last approximately 30-40 minutes. Parents are welcome to also join in the fun of reading! Coordinated by Elizabeth Presley Bazan ’05, public programs coordinator at the Illinois State Museum and a member of the Knox College Alumni Council.

3:30 p.m.
Tour of Alumni Hall

Meet at the west door of Alumni Hall (facing Seymour Library and the Beta House)

3:30 p.m.
Memorial Dedication for Anya Garten '04 -- New!
Green Oaks Biological Field Station (meet at lake and picnic area)
Join alumni and friends for the dedication of a sitting stone in memory of Anya Garten '04; all are invited to share stories and memories. Directions to Green Oaks.

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega Pizza Party

Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
A pizza party/mixer for Alpha Phi Omega alumni (and their guests), advisors, and current brothers!

4:00 p.m.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Reception

Room 103, George Davis Hall

4:00 p.m.
The Knox Student Open House

S.S. McClure Publications Office, First Floor, Seymour Union

4:00 p.m.
Stellyes Center for Global Studies Open House

Room 226, Alumni Hall
Knox offers 36 off-campus programs located in 20 countries, as well as the United States. Stop by and hear how staff at the Center assist students in applying and preparing for these programs. See the impressive display for the Peace Corps Preparatory Program representing Knox alumni who serve all over the world.

4:00 p.m.
Open Houses

Alpha Delta Epsilon, Standish Room, Seymour Library
Phi Gamma Delta, 218 South Cedar Street
Sigma Chi. 616 South West Street
Sigma Nu. 556 South West Street
Tau Kappa Epsilon. 160 West South Street

Alpha Sigma Alpha, Compass Room, Town Houses, 251 South West Street
Delta Delta Delta, 386 South Academy Street
Kappa Kappa Gamma, 320 West Brooks Street
Pi Beta Phi, 396 South Academy Street

4:00 p.m.
Beta Theta Pi 160th Anniversary

Beta Theta Pi, 112 West South Street
Recognition of Fraternal 25 and Fraternal 50 members.
A group of alumni are meeting this summer to work on a more detailed plan for activities. Contact Trey Morrison ’95,, for more information.
Reservations requested.

4:00 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta Sequel

Wilson House, 182 West South Street
Inspired by Harper Lee, Illinois Delta Zeta hosts a sequel to last year’s Phi Delt Invasion. Join your brothers, their families,
et al., for a Phi­Philled gathering.
Reservations requested.

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta & Phi Mu Reception

Bookfellow Room, Seymour Library

4:00 p.m.
Reklame Presentation: Say progress in Haiti is long gone? It's just beginning -- New!
Room 115, Alumni Hall
Come learn how Professor Daniel Beers, Kymber Jennings Beers, and 5 students are partnering with a dynamic community in Haiti to generate economic opportunities. We don't want money. We want your Knox intellect, advice, and support. We want you on our team. Join us to learn more and enliven your global impact.

4:30 p.m.
A.B.L.E. & Lo Nuestro Alumni Reception

A.B.L.E. House, 168 West Tompkins Street

5:00 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Tea

Alumni Room, Old Main

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1955 Reunion Dinner

Terrace Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 9.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Reunion Dinner

Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 9.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1965 Reunion Dinner

Ballroom, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 9.

6:00–7:30 p.m.
Knox Alumni Ambassador Reunion Reception

Knight Student Lounge, Room 114, Alumni Hall
Celebrate 10 years of the Knox Alumni Ambassador program! Meet current and former ambassadors while enjoying a pizza buffet.
Reservations required.

6:00–8:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dinner

T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
All alumni, faculty, and staff are invited. Areas will be designated for Reunion classes. Buffet catered by Cerar’s Barnstormer Steakhouse and Packinghouse Dining Company.  Cash bar available.
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 9.

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Union Board presents Mission Improvable

Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Fast-paced and exciting new form of comedy that is a combination of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out and Whose Line is it Anyway?

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2005 Reunion Reception

Duffy’s, 76 South Cherry Street
Gather with your classmates before we move on to support and enjoy the Hoot Hoots at Fat Fish!

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1985 Reunion Reception

Bier Garten, Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant, 57 South Cherry Street

9:00 p.m.
Class of 2010 Tour of Galesburg

Meet up with your classmates anywhere along the route!
9:00 p.m. Seminary Street Pub, 105 South Seminary Street
10:00 p.m. Corner Connection, 208 East Simmons Street
11:00 p.m.  Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant, 57 South Cherry Street

9:00 p.m.
The Hoot Hoots

Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street
Seattle power pop quartet featuring band members Christina Ellis ’05, Adam Prairie ’05, Chris Prairie, and Ben Lewis.  “While the group’s fun-loving, reverential spirit keeps them orbiting their influences, their high-energy songbook captures the essence of goof-pop with upbeat, irrepressible glee.” (Seattle Weekly)

9:00 p.m.
Black Alumni Network (BAN) Social Event -- New Event!
Jerseys, 65 South Cherry Street -- New Location!

Canoes at the lake at Green Oaks.
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