Photographic highlights from classes, events, student activities and more

January 30, 2012

Ray Miller and Knox President Teresa Amott bring in the Knox College flag in the Parade of Flags at the College's International Fair on January 28, 2012. Photo by Peter Bailley. More photos on the Knox site, a photo staff page and Facebook.

Knox College International Fair


Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish Julio Noreiga gives a campus lecture on writers, such as Ernest Hemingway, who achieved fame outside their native countries -- part of this year's International Week events, leading up to International Fair on January 28. Photo by Supriya Kasaju, '13.

Julio Noriega


Sunset over the Knox College campus. Photo by Mia Sol del Valle  '15.

Sunset over Knox College campus


Head coach Emily Cline talks with the Prairie Fire Women's Basketball team during Knox's record-setting victory over Beloit College on January 21. Photo by Kate Hovda '15.

Knox College Women's Basketball


Students rehearse a traditional Chinese New Year celebration with a dragon they built for Knox's International Fair in 2010. This year's International Fair is January 28, 2012. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Knox College International Fair - Chinese Dragon


It's Mars vs. Venus, boys vs. girls, left vs. right, in one of the selections in the Feb. 26 concert by the Knox College Choir, shown here in rehearsal this week with director Laura Lane, professor of music. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Knox College Choir


A couple of creative students in the newly renovated Taylor Student Lounge in Seymour Union said they got bored with playing pool the regular way, so they made up a new game. You can hold the cue any way except the normal way. Try putting it through your belt loop. Coincidentally, the same student, but a different photographer, as the photo immediately below. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Pool game in Taylor Lounge


A Knox student lines up a shot at one of the pool tables in the newly renovated Taylor Student Lounge in Seymour Union. Photo by Mia Sol del Valle '15.

Pool game in Taylor Lounge


Students in Kathleen Ridlon's dance class study an exhibit of paintings by artist Joel Sheesley. The students were assigned to develop an improvised movement inspired by one of the paintings. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Dance Class in art gallery


A scroll-down series from the weight throw event at the January 14 Knox Invitational indoor track meet. Photos by Peter Bailley.

Indoor Track Meet - Hammer Throw

Indoor Track Meet - Hammer Throw

Indoor Track Meet - Hammer Throw

Indoor Track Meet - Hammer Throw

Indoor Track Meet - Hammer Throw

Indoor Track Meet - Hammer Throw


Tim Schmeling loves hats. Below, Tim holds his fur hat as he prepares to lead prospective students and families on a campus tour during the Winter Open House one year ago. Last month, he brought a spirit of spring to the holiday lunch (scroll down in December KnoxPix). And last week, we caught up with him on a snowy sidewalk outside Old Main. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Open House


Inside that snow cloud is a John Deere tractor with rotating brush, and inside the tractor is grounds specialist Andy Pittman, clearing the sidewalk outside Old Main for students and staff on Thursday morning. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Old Main, Knox College


Spanish professor Claudia Fernandez has an office in The Jail -- a historic former county jail that was built in 1876. Her office is one of the rooms that's taller than it is wide. Getting boxes onto the top shelf required one foot on the window sill, the other on the file cabinet. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Claudia Fernandez


Students in a fall term course in Greek, taught by classics faculty member Ryan Fowler, examined several ancient and rare books and manuscripts in Special Collections at Knox College's Seymour Library. Here a student looks through an edition of Euclid's Elements, an ancient Greek book on geometry. This volume was printed in 1570 and is noted for its use of three-dimensional "pop-up" models of geometric solids, glued directly onto several pages. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Greek Class in Library


Alex Faulkner (right) competes for the Prairie Fire wrestling team in Knox's annual Chuck Porter Duals on January 7. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Wrestling Meet


In advance of International Fair on January 28, a photo from the student talent show in last year's fair. Photo by Peter Bailley.

Knox College International Fair


Jamie Jang, complete with crab helmet, on the beach in Florida. He was one of a group of Knox students who canoed through the Everglades during winter break, as part of a course on the national park system that they took during the fall. Photo submitted by students in Environmental Studies 295.

Jamie Jang at beach


Abby Owens, a member of the Knox Prairie Fire women's basketball team, plays with two nieces during halftime of a men's game last season. Photograph by Peter Bailley.

Halftime Fun at Knox Basketball Game


KnoxPixFrom the KnoxPix Archives: 

Terpsichore Dance RecitalDecember 2011: A stunning student dance recital, plus holiday higlights from on campus and in the community.

Pi Beta Phi Speed ReadNovember 2011: More Fall Term Fun!

Knox College HomecomingOctober 2011: Intriguing student photos from Homecoming to Halloween.

Knox College Union Board Fish n Chips partySeptember 2011: Student activities, such as the Fish 'n Chips party, staff at work, Pumphandle and other events at the start of the academic year.