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.
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.
Sunset over the Knox College campus. Photo by Mia Sol del Valle '15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the KnoxPix Archives:
December 2011: A stunning student dance recital, plus holiday higlights from on campus and in the community.
November 2011: More Fall Term Fun!
October 2011: Intriguing student photos from Homecoming to Halloween.
September 2011: Student activities, such as the Fish 'n Chips party, staff at work, Pumphandle and other events at the start of the academic year.