Finished! Projects, Finals, Festivities Conclude Spring Term

Exploring the forest, on-campus presentations: snapshots from the final week of class

June 05, 2014

At first, it seemed like spring would never arrive in the Midwest. Ten weeks later, Spring Term concludes with a flurry of classroom and campus activities during the final week of the 2013-2014 academic year:

Knox College students in Spanish class oral exam
Expect to be tested. Above, Spanish faculty Claudia Fernandez explains the last oral exam of Spring Term to two students, paired at random, who will have to converse with each other in Spanish for seven minutes without the intervention of the professor.


Knox College student on rope swing at Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Test yourself. Above, a student tries a rope swing at Knox's Green Oaks Biological Field Station. A dozen students lived and studied all term at the field station. For more photos from Green Oaks Term, see the photo gallery below.


Knox College students in photo class final critique
Test each other. Above, the final exam in the analog photography course is a group critique of each student's portfolio. For more photos of photos, see the album set from this class on the Knox Flickr channel.


Knox College chemistry students prepare bottle rocket
At the chemistry department's year-end picnic, students "fire off" baking soda bottle rockets, an activity that they had done earlier in the week as part of a Chemistry Explorers outreach program in the Galesburg community. More from the picnic in an album set on the Knox Flicker channel.


Catch Literary Magazine Distributed
Eight works of fiction, eight of non-fiction; four works in the field of drama, including one theatre costume design; 14 2D and 3D art works; 11 poems and six works of music, including four mixtapes. It's the spring issue of Catch, Knox's award-winning arts and literary magazine, released at an all-campus party during the last week of Spring Term.


Knox College Union Board Carnival
Last totally-free Saturday of the term. Union Board rolls out the games and brings on a professional hypnotist. More fun pics in the album set at the Knox Flickr channel.


Knox College Student Recycling Crew
There's a lot less throw-a-waste than there used to be, when residence halls close at the end of Spring Term. Literally tons of reusable and recyclable items are collected by students instead of being landfilled. For more on this sustainability initiative, check out the album set at the Knox Flickr channel.


Student and faculty test 3D computer graphics
The computer science department finished the year with a series of independent research presentations by students; here, CS faculty Jaime Spacco plays with a simulation, "3D Animation with Cinema4D and Unity3D," developed by student Angel Zuaznabal. For more from the presentations, see the album set at the Knox Flickr channel.

Evan Temchin followed a dozen students in the final week of Green Oaks Term as they explored each other's creative projects in the forest at the biological field station. Full-screen photos are available in an album at the Knox College Flickr channel.