Family and Friends Weekend 2012

October 12-14

October 04, 2012

Attending classes, enjoying the amazing music of Knox's renowned Cherry Street Combo and student bands, exploring the Old Jail and Green Oaks Biological Field Station -- these are just a few of the activities planned during Family and Friends Weekend, October 12-14. There is no charge to attend, but visitors are asked to register in advance to help with planning.

Learn more about Family and Friends Weekend.

Here are some of the events planned for the weekend (View the full schedule):

Friday, October 12, 2012

8:00 am - 3:50 p.m. -- Attend Knox classes in computer science, economics, music, international relations, theatre, psychology, physics, and more. View the class schedule.

4:00 p.m. -- The Knox College Democrats and Knox Conservatives host a "Debate on the Steps of Old Main" on the East side of Old Main.

7:00 p.m. -- Volleyball vs. Carroll University. Memorial Gym.

7:00 p.m. -- Music Event. Taylor Student Lounge.

7:30 p.m. -- This is the Rill Speaking by Lanford Wilson, Pageant Wagon outside of the Ford Center For Fine Arts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. -- Q and A about Life at Knox. Your questions answered by Knox administrators. Kresge Hall in the Ford Center for Fine Arts.

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- HORIZONS Student Research Presentations. Hear Knox students present their research and ask questions about their projects. Each session will run in 15-minute segments; treats provided. Round Room, CFA. View the schedule of presenters.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Tours of the Old Jail. Enjoy the exclusive "Family and Friends Weekend only" tour of the Old Jail, a piece of Knox County history here on campus! Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Donations welcomed.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -- Internships. Presented by Terrie Saline, Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development. Find out about internship opportunities and hear from students who have completed recent internships. Kresge Hall in the Ford Center for Fine Arts.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Knox's Study Abroad Programs. Presented by Robin Ragan, associate professor, modern language/co-director, Global Studies Program. Ask questions about Knox's study abroad programs and talk with students about their experiences. Kresge Hall in the Ford Center for Fine Arts.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Shopping in the Knox College Bookstore. Basement of Seymour Hall.

Lunch -- Reasonably priced lunch options exist in the Gizmo and Hard Knox Café, Seymour Hall. Hard Knox Café is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gizmo is open all day.

1:00 p.m. -- Volleyball vs. Ripon College. Memorial Gym. Today's game is a "Purple-Out!" Wear your Knox purple and cheer on our team!

Sunrise - Sunset -- Green Oaks Field Station. No formal tours will be given, but you are welcome to drive out and have a look on your own. Maps will be available at the Welcome Center.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Cherry Street Combo (Jazz) performs on the Gizmo Patio. Rain location in Gizmo.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Kids' Carnival. Supervised fun for young children with the members of Women of Influence and Blessings in a Backpack. Arts and crafts, face-painting, bean bag toss and more. Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian and not be left unattended at the carnival. Lobby of Post Hall.

4:00 p.m. -- Ice Cream Social, Gizmo Patio. Presented by Knox's Greek organizations.

7:00 p.m. -- Havdallah Celebration. A gathering for Jewish students and their family & friends for the closing of the Sabbath ritual. Sponsored by the Hillel Club. Alumni Room, Old Main.

7:00 p.m. -- Rock-tober Fest! Hosted by Union Board; come join us on the Gizmo patio for music and treats.

7:30 p.m. -- This is the Rill Speaking by Lanford Wilson, Pageant Wagon outside of the Ford Center For Fine Arts.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Hard Knox open for brunch.

Sunrise-Sunset -- Green Oaks Field Station. No formal tours will be given, but you are welcome to drive out and see the site on your own.

6:00 p.m. -- Catholic Mass. Sponsored by the Newman Club at Wilson House.