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Saturday, October 11 Schedule


Office of Alumni Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


888-566-9265 (TOLL)


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Old Main seen through the leaves of a tree.

Saturday, October 11

Time Event

9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Homecoming Registration
Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
DVD copies of 1959, 1964, 1969, and 1974 films for sale -- $5 each.

8:15 a.m.

5K Homecoming 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, YogaFit trained instructor. Laura practices and teaches yoga at several Galesburg locales, including Inner Wisdom Bookstore, Knox College, and OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

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 Co-Chairs
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.-Noon

Admission Office Tours for High School Students
Office of Admission, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Alumni returning to campus with high school age children are welcome to join a tour at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Call 800-678-KNOX to make a visit reservation.

10:00 a.m.

Homecoming Convocation
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Class of 1964 Processional
Welcome by President Teresa Amott
Alumni Choir with Laura Lane, Director of Choral Activities
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Presentation of Reunion Prizes

2014 Knox Service Award Recipients
Anthony Balthazor '03
Chris Eik Winick '73

Class Speakers
Payton Rose '15, Senior Class President
Fay Stevenson-Smith '64

11:00 a.m.

Alumni Hall Grand Opening
Terrace South Side
Join President Teresa Amott and other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony, and then tour beautifully transformed Alumni Hall.

11:15 a.m.-Noon

Alumni & Faculty Book Signing
Alumni Hall (new location)

  • Professor Stuart Allison, Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change: Renewing Damaged Ecosystems
  • Glenda Bailey-Mershon '74, Eve's Garden -- NEW!
  • Emeritus Professors Rod Davis and Doug Wilson, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition
  • Catherine Denial, Making Marriage: Husband, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country -- NEW!
  • John Dooley, Software Development and Professional Practice, among others -- NEW!
  • Emeritus Professor Robert Hellenga, The Confessions of Frances Godwin, Snake Woman of Little Egypt, among others
  • Professor Karen Kampwirth '86, Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics, among others
  • Ronald Moline '58, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder -- NEW!
  • Owen Muelder '63, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society
  • James Nowlan, Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State -- NEW!
  • Jason Pierceson '94, Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court and Beyond -- NEW!
  • Jeff Salyards '94, Veil of the Deserters: Bloodsounder's Arc Book Two
  • Doug Wilson, Lincoln's Sword -- NEW!

Plus many more! Authors interested in participating should contact Diane Dooley, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7763, or, no later than September 1, 2014.

11:15 a.m.-1:05 p.m.

Reunion Class Photos
Alumni Hall (new location)
Payment required at time of order. Make checks payable to Kent Kriegshauser Photography ($20 for one 8 x 10 photo).

1954 11:15 a.m.
1959 11:25 a.m.
1964 11:35 a.m.
1969 11:45 a.m.
1974 11:55 a.m.
1979 12:05 p.m.
1984 12:15 p.m.
1989 12:25 p.m.
1994 12:35 p.m.
1999 12:45 p.m.
2004 12:55 p.m.
2009 1:05 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

Knox Volleyball vs. Lake Forest College
Memorial Gym

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lunch in the Hard Knox
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union
No lunch plans? Join the students -$11.50 each. All you can eat. Cash only.


Class of 1964 Induction Ceremony & Knox-Lombard FYC Luncheon
Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Presentation of 2014 Scroll of Honor Awards
Questions? Contact Megan Clayton, coordinator of FYC activities, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7476, or
Reservations required.

12:45 p.m.

Reunion Tailgates
Parking area behind Herr Petroleum, located east of Knosher Bowl on Knox Street. Food catered by Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar.
Class of 1979, Class of 1984, Class of 1989, Class of 1994, Class of 1999, Class of 2004, and Class of 2009
Reservations required.

1:00 p.m.

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

2:00 p.m.

Knox Football vs. Lake Forest
Knosher Bowl
Recognition of 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees at half-time.

After the Football Game

In Memoriam -- NEW!
Hart Memorial Garden, East of Conger-Neal/Post Hall
A chance to take a moment and remember alumni that have left us before their time. From there a quick walk about to memorial rows between TKE-Beta and Seymour Library, where the plaques are embedded in the ground.

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Guided Tour & Nature Walk
Green Oaks Biological Field Station, 1796 Truro Turn Road, Victoria
Tour guided by Stuart Allison, professor of biology and director of Green Oaks. Check for directions.

3:00 p.m.

From Here to There: Art Writing in New York
Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
The Art History department invites you to a lecture by Pac Pobric '09. Pac earned an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College and is a staff writer for Art Newspaper.

3:00 p.m.

LGBTQ Alumni Club Reception
Human Rights Center, 422 South Academy Street
Meet with members of Common Ground and the LGBTQ alumni club.

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Bus Tour of Historic Galesburg
Meet at gravel parking lot east of T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Led by local historian Tom Wilson. Limited seating available.
Reservations required.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Alpha Phi Omega Open House
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
30th Anniversay Reception

4:00 p.m.

Dedication of Norm Winick '74 Memorial
Cherry Street parking lot, north side (next to Old Jail)
Gather at the State Street maple tree to remember Norm Winick '74 who passed away December 10, 2010.

4:00 p.m.

Economics Department Gathering
Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Stop by and join in a celebration of Professor Roy Andersen's retirement!

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.

Open Houses

Alpha Delta Epsilon, Standish Room, Seymour Library
Beta Theta Pi, 112 West South Street
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.

Phi Delta Theta Invasion
Wilson House, 182 West Street
Reservations required.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, and Phi Mu Reception
Bookfellow Room, Seymour Library

4:30 p.m.

A.B.L.E. and 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 1954 Reunion Dinner
Terrace Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required.

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1959 Reunion Dinner
Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required.

6:00 p.m.

Class of 1964 Reunion Dinner
Ballroom, Soangetaha Country Club
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 featuring sirloin tri-tip roast, parmesan crusted chicken, and vegetarian lasagna catered by Cerar's Barnstormer Steakhouse and Packinghouse Dining Company. Cash bar available.
Reservations required.
Dinner reservations can not be accepted after October 3, 2014.

8:00 p.m.

Class of 2004 Reunion Reception
McGillacuddy's, 58 South Cherry Street

8:00 p.m.

Class of 1999 Get-Together -- NEW!
Iron Spike Brewing Company
150 East Simmons Street

8:00-9:30 p.m.

Siegel-Schwall Concert
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
The Siegel-Schwall Band is an American electric blues band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1964 by Corky Siegel and Jim Schwall, and played at Knox in the mid-70s.
Reservations required.

The concert is open to the general public and everyone is invited to attend! Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online.
General Public reservations.

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Union Board presents Dueling Pianos
Orpheum Theatre, 57 South Kellogg Street
Midwest Dueling Pianos can perform hundreds of songs on the piano from Rock and Country to R&B and Rap. The audience becomes part of the show through submitting songs, singing along, or performing a song or skit with the piano musicians. All are welcome!
Free with a valid Knox College ID (students, staff, and faculty)
$5.00 Admission for alumni

8:30 p.m.

Class of 1989 Reunion Walk
8:30 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room
9:30 p.m., Corner Connection
10:30 p.m., Iron Spike Brewing Company
11:30 p.m., Duffy's

9:00 p.m.

Class of 1984 Reunion Reception
Olyve's Martini Bar, 58 South Cherry Street

9:00 p.m.

Class of 2009 Reunion Reception
Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street

9:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 Reunion Reception
Party Room, Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar,
57 South Cherry Street

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