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Knox Names Teresa L. Amott 19th President [VIDEO]

Teresa Amott has been named the first woman to lead the Knox College, succeeding retiring president Roger Taylor '63 on July 1.

For the past six years, Amott was provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She was previously vice provost at Gettysburg College from 2000 – 2005, and has held academic appointments at Bucknell University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts - Boston and Amherst, and Wellesley College.

Educated in economics, she holds a Ph.D. from Boston College and a B.A. from Smith College. Her research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color. She is co-author of Race, Gender, and Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in the United States.

Learn more about the announcement and watch video of the new president reflect on Knox, what it means to be president, and the liberal arts.

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Showcasing Our Diversity: 30th Annual International Fair [VIDEO]

International Club marked the 30th anniversary of International Fair with food and performances from around the globe. This year's I-Fair theme, "Culture Shock," generated lots of conversation about what it means to be a stranger and what it means to belong. Read more about International Fair and see video of the events.

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Students Draw Inspiration from 'Bioneers' at Conference

When Knox sophomore Hannah Basil discovered that she had the chance to attend a conference where speakers would include Jane Goodall, the renowned researcher of chimpanzees, and Gary Hirshberg, head of the world's largest organic yogurt company, her decision was easy. "It looked like something that was too good to pass up," said Hannah. First-year Knox student Max Potthoff felt much the same way. About two dozen Knox students, including Basil and Potthoff, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, where people gathered to listen to the speakers. The conference brings together people who are working to create a healthier world. Learn more about the student's experiences and Knox's environmental studies program.

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Knox Students Return from Japan Term [VIDEO]

Fourteen Knox College students recently found a foolproof way to attract attention in Japan: Walk through city streets and ride a public bus while dressed in traditional Japanese kimono. It was one of many memorable experiences for the students, who spent two weeks in the Asian country as part of Japan Term, an interdisciplinary program that involves studying Japanese history, philosophy, and language. "When I was wearing kimono, a lot more people were trying to speak to me in Japanese, and they seemed more pleased when I managed to respond in Japanese," said sophomore Stephanie Charvat. Learn more about – and see VIDEO of – the student's experiences in Japan.

Professor Publishes Book on Gender and Populism in Latin America

Alt TextKaren Kampwirth, professor of political science and chair of the Latin American Studies Program is the editor of the first book-length study of gender and populism in Latin America. The book, published by Penn State University Press, features eleven essays by leading experts in the field. The essays analyze the role of masculinity and femininity in the careers of Latin American political leaders, from Evita Peron in Argentina in the 1940s, to the current president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. Learn more about the book and Knox's Latin American studies program.

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Knox Students Go for World Record

Knox College participated in what aimed to be a world-record event, with simultaneous readings at Knox and numerous other sites of Abraham Lincoln's 1861 "Farewell Address" in Springfield, Illinois. The readings coincided with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's remarks at the train station in Springfield as the president-elect departed for his inauguration in Washington, D.C. Knox invited the public to join students and faculty in a reading at Old Main, a National Historic Landmark and the only original building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Read more about the historical endeavor.

First-Year Student Breaks School Records

Alt TextA first-year member of the men's indoor track and field team wasted little time making a splash in his college debut. Gabe Moreno broke the school record in the mile during the Knox Invitational, which stepped off the 2011 indoor track and field season at T. Fleming Fieldhouse.  Gabe, who won the race by more than six seconds, is the latest recipient of the Prairie Fire Performer of the Week Award for his historic accomplishment. Read more about Gabe's record-breaking debut and Knox's athletic programs.

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In addition to a variety of merit scholarships, Knox offers need-based financial aid to make your education affordable. This commitment to helping you and your family is an important part of what makes Knox such a great value and great educational investment. For priority consideration, you should submit your FAFSA and Knox Financial Aid Application NOW. For complete instructions and a checklist: www.knox.edu/financialaid.

Erin Warford
"I decided to do a project at Knox where I collected data showing a site where a group of Roman villas existed in Britain."

My name is Erin Warford, and I AM KNOX.

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Important Dates

April 1

Transfer Application Deadline

April 8

Admitted Student Days

April 15

Admitted Student Days

Fast Fact

9000: Hours of community service volunteered by Knox students
9000 The number of hours of community service volunteered by Knox last year alone.

Knox Links

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Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
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