Flunk Day 2011 Photo Gallery

Coolest Flunk Day ever?

May 05, 2011

Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Let there be no debate about it: Abraham Lincoln "played town ball... Lincoln was a good player..." We know it's true because Knox's Lincoln scholars said so, in Herndon's Informants, page 451. On Flunk Day 2011, Lincoln (actor Randy Duncan, among the featured entertainers for several Flunk Days) joined the faculty team, but the seniors prevailed. Details at the bottom of the page.

Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Knox College Flunk Day 2011

The mud is not officially sanctioned, but always shows up. The foam pit is Knox's approved remedy. Hot coffee was popular at breakfast, when temperatures were in the single digits (Celsius; mid 40s F).

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Knox College Flunk Day 2011 Knox College Flunk Day 2011

Theory of inflation: If you build it, we will slide, celebrate, race around it...

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Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Knox College Flunk Day 2011 Knox College Flunk Day 2011

Sometimes friends are the first to see what's about to hit us...

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Knox College Flunk Day 2011

One of the big hits of Flunk Day is the all-day karaoke; below left, your talented and hard-working faculty and staff: Brandon Polite, philosophy; Maria Filippone, admission; Lisa Knisely, gender and women's studies; Josh Ferchau, admission -- not looking at screen because they've all done the assigned reading...

Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Knox College Flunk Day 2011
Knox College Flunk Day 2011

The student-faculty ratio was about two-to-one -- both in size of the team roster and final score -- 15-7 in favor of the students, in the official Flunk Day softball game. Above left, student Noel Sherrard flies to home plate; above right, at second base, student Jordan Lanfair (left) and faculty Matthew Jones-Rhoades. At left, Lincoln (aka Randy Duncan, who has appeared as Lincoln at Knox and nationwide) talks with some students after the game about Lincoln's love of poetry.

Flunk Day photography by Peter Bailley and Adriana Colindres.