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October 24 - October 26, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

8:00 a.m.-3:50 p.m. -- Attend Knox classes. Share in the academic experience by participating in one of our offered classes. Note: Sometimes parents ask if they may attend their son or daughter's classes; this may not be possible due to the lack of room for visitors in the classroom, or the professor may be planning a quiz or test for that day. 

Period 1 (8:00-9:10 a.m.)
MATH 227: intro Financial Mathematics, K. Hastings, Science and Math Center (SMC) A219
GERM 101: Elementary German 1, T. Heidt, George Davis Hall (GDH), Rm. 201A

Period 2 (9:20-10:30 a.m.)
CS 309: Parallel Programming, D. Bunde, SMC C203
Educ/Anso 201: School and Society, J. Estes, GDH 203
Anso 101: Human Origins, J. Wagner, GDH 303
CS 141-1 Intro to CS, J. Dooley, SMC A-107

Period 3 (10:40-11:50 a.m.)
CS 141-2 Intro to CS, J. Dooley, SMC A107
FP 128: Athens, Rome, and America, J. Nethercut, Memorial Gym 200
THTR 332: Advanced Acting (Shakespeare), E. Metz, Center for Fine Arts 36
PS 210 Intro to International Relations, S. Hulett, GDH 303
THTR 121: Design & Technology for Stage & Screen, C. Choma, GDH 103

Period 4 (12:00 - 1:10 p.m.)
PS 210 Intro to International Relations, S. Hulett, GDH 303
PS/LAST 122: Intro to Latin American Politics, K. Kampwirth, GDH 104

Period 5 (1:20-2:30 p.m.)
THTR 361: Directing , E. Metz, CFA 36
MUS 303: Music Composition, B. Polay, CFA 209
Anso 101: Human Origins, J. Wagner, GDH 303
Prec 131-2: Heroism, K. Hastings,  SMC A210

Period 6 (2:40-3:50 p.m.)
Bio/Envs 319: Conservation Biology, S. Allison, SMC A107
Chinese 101, S. Shipplett, CFA 211
GRK 101, J. Nethercut, GDH 211A
PS/LAST 326: Comparative Revolution, K. Kampwirth, GDH 104
CS 226: Operating Systems & Networking, D. Bunde, SMC A210

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. -- Bookstore Open Hours. Be sure to stop by the bookstore for their extended family and friends hours. Basement, Seymour Union.

4:00-6:00 p.m. -- Welcome Center Check-in. Stop by to pick up the final schedule and any additional information about the weekend. Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union. (If you did not register online, please stop in and register in person -- we would like to welcome you to campus!)

7:00-9:00 p.m. -- Volleyball: Knox College vs. Carroll University. Come cheer on the Knox volleyball team in Memorial Gymnasium as they take on the Pioneers from Carroll University.

7:00-8:00 p.m. -- The Norman Ng Magic Experience. The Norman Magic Experience stars national touring magician, Norman Ng. Named, "America's Best" by Campus Activities Magazine, Norman will blow your mind with his incredible magic, comedy, and audience participation! It's Magic that is Far from the NORM! More than 500,000 people have seen it live, and now it's your turn! Sponsored by the Knox College Union Board; free admission for all attendees. Harbach Theatre, Center for the Fine Arts.

7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. --The Charity Game-A-Thon. The Gaming Information Network, better known as GIN, is sponsoring open game play, a Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament, and a Magic: The Gathering draft. The Smash Bros tournament begins at 8pm on Friday and has an entry fee of $5. The Magic draft will begin Saturday at 3pm and has an entry of $10. Both events will have prizes given to top players. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Child's Play Charity. Donations are encouraged.​ In addition to the tournaments there will be open game play for both video and board games at no cost. whether you are a seasoned gamer or you just play at family gatherings come join GIN for a quality evening of gaming. Lobby, Post Hall.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:00-10:30 a.m. -- Final Check-In & Casual Conversation. Check in to pick up the final schedule and additional information about the weekend. Causally chat with members of the Parents Executive Committee, Knox faculty, and staff. Coffee and pastries will be provided and special guests include but are not limited to, Teresa Amott, President; Laura Behling, Dean of the College; and Deb Southern, Dean of Students. Atrium, Alumni Hall.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. -- Bookstore Open Hours. Be sure to stop by the bookstore for their extended family and friends hours. In addition, the bookstore will have a mobile tent at the football game through halftime. Basement, Seymour Union.

10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -- Tours of Old Jail.  Enjoy the exclusive "Family and Friends Weekend Only" tour of the Old Jail, a piece of Knox County history here on campus! Tours are sponsored by Delta Delta Delta. Old Jail, Across the Street from GDH.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -- Tours of the Knox Farm. The Knox Farm comprises an outdoor field, two season-extending growing structures, and a large compost bay. Used for education, experimentation, and production of food for on-campus use, the farm is staffed entirely by students. The first high tunnel has produced 1,500 lbs of produce since May, and is expected to produce at least 3,000 lbs of food a year for the Knox cafeteria. Corner of Berrien and Academy Streets.

10:30-11:30 a.m. -- "Internships: Explore the Possibilities."  Join a discussion with students and staff from the Career Center regarding internship opportunities. Learn about how students secured their internships and what the next steps might be for you or your student. Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- PB&J Cook-Off. Join us for the second annual Peanut Butter & Jelly Cook-off! Assemble a team of family and friends; all are welcome. Come showoff your culinary genius; all cooking materials will be provided for contestants. Competition categories include but are not limited to- overall best sandwich, most creative, best plated, and best try. An assortment of prizes will be given to all winners. Lincoln Room, Seymour Union.

11:00 a.m. -- International Soccer Day: Knox College vs. St. Norbert College. Come cheer on the men's soccer team as they face off against the Green Knights from St. Norbert College. At the match there will be a flag parade, face painting, food, and free pizza for the 10 loudest fans. Jorge Prats Field.

11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- PNC Bank.  Do you have questions about opening up a new college account?  Are you aware of the banking opportunities that exist at Knox?  Stop by the Union and converse with a PNC representative to find out more information. Gallery, Seymour Union.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Global Perspectives & Study Away Opportunities. Learn about Knox's study away opportunities; which include both domestic and international experiences. The session will also include a Q and A for students, families, and friends. Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts.

1:00 p.m. -- Knox College Volleyball vs. Ripon College. Come cheer on the Knox volleyball team as they take on the Redhawks from Ripon College. Memorial Gymnasium.

1:00 p.m. -- Knox College Football vs. Grinnell College. Come cheer on the Knox football team as they take on the Pioneers from Grinnell College. Harley Knosher Bowl.

1:30 p.m. -- Knox College Women's Soccer vs. St. Norbert College. Join us as the Women's Soccer team competes against the St. Norbert Green Knights. Jorge Prats Field. 

7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. --The Charity Game-A-Thon. The Gaming Information Network, better known as GIN, is sponsoring open game play, a Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament, and a Magic: The Gathering draft. The Smash Bros tournament begins at 8pm on Friday and has an entry fee of $5. The Magic draft will begin Saturday at 3pm and has an entry of $10. Both events will have prizes given to top players. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Child's Play Charity. Donations are encouraged.​ In addition to the tournaments there will be open game play for both video and board games at no cost. whether you are a seasoned gamer or you just play at family gatherings come join GIN for a quality evening of gaming. Lobby, Post Hall.

7:30 p.m. -- Nova Singers Concert.  Laura Lane directs Nova Singers with guest singers, Williamsfield High School Choir. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Laura Lane, Nova Singers is a 20-voice ensemble with a nation-wide reputation for expressiveness, virtuosity and innovative programming. Nova Singers has performed at state, regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, has produced eight professional recordings and has received numerous grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. $18.00 Adults, $15.00 Senior Citizens, and Free for Students. Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts.

Sunday, October 26, 2013

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m -- Brunch. The Hard Knox Café is open and welcome to all families and friends. Cost of brunch for Adults is $11.50; Children (up to 12 years old) are $6.60. Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union.

Sunrise-Sunset -- Green Oaks Biological Field Station. No Formal tours will be given, but you are welcome to drive out and see the site on your own. Located near the Spoon River in eastern Knox County, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of the Knox campus, Green Oaks is both a research and recreation area. It encompasses 700 acres (283 hectares) of forest, grassland and aquatic habitat and is the second site in the nation where a tallgrass prairie was restored. Green Oaks Biological Field Station.

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Professor Laura Lane directs a Knox College Choir concert.
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