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Washington Monthly Recognizes Knox

Washington Monthly Cites Knox's Commitment to the Public Good

Knox College is ranked as one of the top colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly for contributions made to the community. Colleges are evaluated on community service, social mobility, and research. Knox is number 9 among national liberal arts colleges when it comes to the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps, listed number 17 in the percentage of federal work-study funds spent on community service, and is listed 70 overall among all national liberal arts colleges that Washington Monthly considered.

The Washington Monthly rankings are intended to call attention to service-oriented learning institutions, according to the publication's editors. They describe their College Guide as examining "not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country."

Read more about Knox’s commitment to service in Washington Monthly here.

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175th Anniversary
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Inspire, Empower, Tranform: Students Create the 175th Theme

Drawing on lessons learned at Knox, three students developed the theme for the College's 175th anniversary year: "Inspire, Empower, Transform." Those three words appear on many items related to the 175th anniversary of the founding of Knox College and the City of Galesburg -- including a special Web site and banners hanging throughout the Knox campus. Working on the theme were juniors Kelly Eigenberger, Renni Johnson, and Lotte Vonk, who were all enrolled in Strategic Brand Management as part of their business and management minors. Learn more about how students are shaping the College and applying their education.

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Knox Among Top 10 "Hidden Gems" in Higher Education

The Huffington Post has named Knox as one of the “Top 10 Hidden Gems” in American higher education. The results were tabulated with survey data from more than 30,000 students, acquired through Unigo.com. Knox is described as a school of "thriving academics, [an] intellectual student body, and intimate class sizes," preparing students for life beyond Knox. Read more about The Huffington Posts’ rating of Knox.

Make a Statement, Make a Difference
College Week Live

Join Knox for an Online College Fair

Want to learn more about Knox, right from the comfort of your home? This Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3 we will be taking part in the CollegeWeekLive Fall Virtual College Fair from 9:00am to 9:00pm CDT. Login and stop by our booth at any time and text chat with an admission counselor or take part in our live webcast on Wednesday, November 2 at 8:00pm CDT. Current students will talk about their Knox experience and take questions live. Click here to sign up!

Lunch Spot Feeding Program Wins State Recognition

Alt TextAfter taking part in a communitywide initiative to feed Galesburg schoolchildren, organizers and participants of The Lunch Spot are being recognized in the Illinois State Board of Education’s "Those Who Excel" Awards Banquet. As part of The Lunch Spot program, Knox students donated about 1,600 "meal swipes" from their college meal plans to provide meals for schoolchildren during an extended winter break last school year. Every "meal swipe" translated into one sack lunch. Learn more about this honor and the Lunch Spot program.

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Knox Hosts Beaming Bioneers Event

Showcasing “practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies,” Knox will host Beaming Bioneers, an event affiliated with the national Bioneers Conference. For the past ten years, Knox students have traveled to Beaming Bioneers conferences on other campuses. This is the first Beaming Bioneers conference that Knox has hosted on its own campus. Held in November, Knox’s local conference will have workshops covering topics such as local renewable energy as well as films, yoga, eco-tours, and bike trips. Learn more about the bioneers event and Knox’s environmental studies program.

Unreasonable Institute Speakers Encourage Entrepreneurs

Alt TextTeaching students to plan their lives and not their careers, co-founders of the Unreasonable Institute gave a presentation on how to have a career and make the world a better place while still making a good living. The organization helps entrepreneurs by teaming them with mentors, capital, and networks to realize their goals. In talking about the affinity between Knox and the Unreasonable Institute, President Amott commented, “The notion in 1837 that there would be a college in the prairie that would include people of all genders and races [was] unreasonable.” Learn more about the presentation.

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Historian Demystifies Creation of Japanese "War God"

The myth of the Shinto god Hirose Takeo was dispelled during a presentation by Professor Naoko Shimazu of the University of London. While a naval commander in the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, Takeo was killed during an attack on his ship as he stayed behind to look for a crew member. He was elevated to the status of a Shinto god decades after his death and professor Shimazu explained that crafting the myth of Takeo proved to be beneficial for the navy in shaping its public image. Read more about professor Shimazu’s presentation and other opportunities to engage with scholars at Knox.

Are You Knox?

Apply by November 1 for Priority Admission
Make Knox a priority as you submit your college applications -- and we will make you a priority. Complete your application by November 1 and get three benefits! We will 1) waive the application fee, 2) give you a decision in 14 days, and 3) automatically consider you for academic scholarships. As an Early Action candidate, you can still apply to other colleges and have until May 1 to make your final college decision. Visit the admission Web site for complete instructions on how to apply online at www.knox.edu/apply.

Scholarship Opportunities
If you've followed your passions and worked hard in high school, you should be rewarded in college. Knox offers a variety of scholarships that recognize your talents and achievements.

Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of your application for admission, including the difficulty of your courses, grades, recommendations, personal qualities, special talents, and other achievements. Scholarships are also offered in recognition of your standing in the National Merit, National Hispanic, and National Achievement Scholar programs.

Scholarships in writing and the visual and performing arts are available to majors and non-majors alike and are based on an audition or review of your portfolio. Social Concerns Scholarships, which recognize participation and leadership in social action and service to your community, are also available. For detailed scholarship information, please visit www.knox.edu/scholarships.

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Important Dates

November 1

Early Action I Application Deadline

November 11

Fall Open House

December 1

Early Action II Application Deadline

Fast Fact

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71 Knox's rank among the nation's liberal arts colleges according to US News & World Report.

Knox Links

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Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7100 Phone
800-678-KNOX Toll-free