Knox Student Research Will Be Focus of Horizons Event

February 08, 2013


Knox College will host its second annual Horizons: A Celebration of Student Inquiry, Imagination, and Creativity from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Ford Center for Fine Arts on the Knox campus. Horizons features the work of Knox students, who will present their independent research projects and discuss internships and experiences related to their endeavors.

Students will share their projects through posters, media displays, presentations, and performances. Additionally, the Department of Art will present its Senior Art Show and the Department of Theatre will have a display about students involved in this year's Repertory Theatre Term.

The Horizons event is free and open to the public.

Knox College students have a long tradition of pursuing undergraduate research, with the earliest recorded example dating to the 1920s.

Today's Knox students continue the tradition, with 85% of them completing independent study, research, or creative projects. Students receive about $250,000 in support each year for their independent research and creative projects.

The Horizons event is presented by the Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study.