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Unigo and The Huffington Post

Knox Named One of "10 Colleges You Should Know About"

According to rankings published on the Huffington Post Web site, Knox is one of the "Top 10 Best-Kept Secrets" in American higher education. Listed as one of the "10 Colleges You Should Know About," Knox "flies under the radar," provides a "superior educational experience," and where alumni satisfaction is high. The Huffingon Post listing was compiled at Unigo.com, which evaluated the survey data from more than 30,000 students. Unigo said Knox and the other schools in the top 10 are "institutions that never get the fanfare, but still provide a superior educational experience."

Read more about what the Huffington Post, Unigo, and other experts have to say about Knox.

In This Issue

Freedom to Flourish

Make a Statement,
Make a Difference

Are You Knox?

Important Dates

Fast Fact

Knox Links

What Experts Say About Knox

What Are the Experts Saying About Knox?

For more of what the experts are saying about Knox: www.knox.edu/experts

Dan Dagget

Conservative Environmentalist Dan Dagget Speaks at Knox

Dan Dagget, founder and president of EcoResults!, gave a talk at Knox, "From Ecoradical to Conservative Environmentalist." His presentation was part of the EquiKnox series of events, sponsored by the College's Presidential Task Force on Sustainability. Daggit was designated one of the 100 top grass roots activists by the Sierra Club in 1992, and has made great strides in environmental conservation efforts. He writes, "the principles of conservatism—individual initiative, personal accountability, the free market, and rewards for results—are more effective at achieving environmental goals… than the liberal alternative—regulation and protection."Learn more about the steps Daggit has taken for the environment, Knox's environmental studies program, and Green Oaks, the College's Biological Field Station.

Make a Statement, Make a Difference
Student interns at Council on Foreign Relations

Student Interns at Council on Foreign Relations

When author and columnist Amity Shlaes visited Knox College last fall to deliver a lecture on the U.S. economy, she also took time to meet informally with students.  One of those students, junior Maksymilian Czuperski, ended up working as Shlaes' summer intern at the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher, where Shlaes is a senior fellow. Maksymilian spent most of his time conducting economic research. He also attended meetings and roundtable discussions. "It was a pleasure to work with really talented and smart people, and I learned a lot from them," he said. Learn more about Maksymilian’s internship, and opportunities to get involved in international relations program at Knox..

DAH Teatar Workshops at Knox

DAH Teatar Workshops at KnoxThe internationally acclaimed theatre company, DAH Teatar of Serbia, is completing a four-day residency at Knox, including two performances of “Crossing the Line.” The performance is based on women’s stories of violence and loss, courage and endurance during the civil war in former Yoguslavia. While at Knox, members of DAH Teatar also will conduct workshops, meet with students, and participate in several classes. "The work of DAH Teatar ties into the conversations that we have been having at Knox — that if you're personally insensitive toward violence and violence against women, you leave yourself vulnerable at the global level,” said theatre professor Elizabeth Carlin-Metz. Learn more about the DAH Teatar visit to campus and opportunities in theatre at Knox.

Knox Graduate Named Top Science Educator

Knox Graduate Named a Top Science Educator

Daniel Prieto '08 has been named one of Illinois' best young teachers by the Illinois Science Teacher Association. Prieto was given the award for his efforts to the science offerings in the district by updating the curriculum, initiating a science fair, revamping an environmental science course, and implementing a new forensic science course. "I decided I wanted to teach junior high after working in the community with Big Brothers & Big Sisters. My Knox professors inspired me to work toward my dreams," said Prieto. Learn more about Prieto's commitment to teaching—and how Knox prepares students for careers in education.

Special Discounts for College Visits Via Amtrak

AmtrakAmtrak has partnered with Collegia to make visiting campuses more affordable. Throughout the fall, high school juniors and seniors traveling with a parent can take advantage of a "Buy One; Get One 50% Off" discount to visit their top college choices. The Galesburg Amtrak station is just three blocks from the Knox College campus—and we're happy to pick you up at the station and give you a ride to campus. For more information, go to www.campusvisit.com/amtrak.

Are You Knox?

Apply Now: Get Priority Treatment!

Make Knox a priority as you submit your college applications—and we will make you a priority when we read them. 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 website for complete instructions on how to apply online at www.knox.edu/apply.

Meet Knox "On the Road"...

Admission counselors are traveling the country and the world this fall to talk with future students. We are meeting with students at their high schools, college fairs, and workshops. And we are offering admission interviews in more than 40 cities. Meet with us when we are in your area. Event dates are available at www.knox.edu/knoxontheroad.

...or Come See Us on Campus

Experience Knox first-hand. Tour the campus, interview with an admission counselor, talk with professors and coaches, even observe a class. Attend the Fall Open House on November 9—or schedule your visit on a date most convenient for you—at www.knox.edu/visit.

Keegan Siebken
"Physics is concrete and theater is freer. If I don't have both, then I'm not satisfied."

My name is Keegan Siebken, and I AM KNOX.

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Important Dates

November 1

Early Action I Application Deadline

November 12

Fall Open House

December 1

Early Action II Application Deadline

Fast Fact

95: The percentage of seniors who have visited their professor's house
95 The percentage of seniors who have visited a professor's home.

Knox Links

Knox College Office of Admission
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7100 Phone
800-678-KNOX Toll-free
www.knox.edu