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Office of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7222

Fax: 309-341-7077

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October 23 - October 25, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

8:00 am-4:00 pm -- Attend Knox classes. Share in the academic experience by participating in one of our offered classes.

Family and Friends Class Schedule (Fall 2015)

Family and Friends Weekend Schedule (Fall 2015)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- History Comes Alive 
Old Main and Alumni Hall

Dr. Douglas L. Wilson Gallery: The Wilson Gallery showcases the history of Old Main -- a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Whitcomb Heritage Center: The Whitcomb Heritage Center focuses on historical context for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Knox in 1858.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Bookstore Open Hours
Basement, Seymour Union

Be sure to stop by the bookstore for their extended family and friends hours.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Welcome Center Check-in
Third Floor, Alumni Hall

Check in to pick up the final schedule and additional information.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -- Volleyball: Knox College vs. Robert Morris University
Memorial Gymnasium

Join us for Senior Night as the Knox Volleyball Team takes on the Eagles from Robert Morris.

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm -- The Lost Girls
Studio Theatre, Center for the Fine Arts (CFA)

A play written and directed by Niki Acton class of '16. When their sister Madeleine commits suicide, Violet and Natalie are thrown into the role of caretakers for their fifteen-year-old niece, Kate. But before Kate can settle into her new life, she is visited by three ghostly children whose presences become steadily more sinister. As Kate begins to lose her grip on reality, Violet is haunted by the secrets of her own past and Natalie wrestles with her fear of commitment.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm -- Baby Wants Candy
Kresge Recital Hall, Center for the Fine Arts (CFA)

Baby Wants Candy, is the world's premiere musical improvisation theater ensemble. BWC asks the audience for a suggestion of a musical that has never been performed before. The first title they hear then becomes the basis and title for that 60 minute one act musical. Using this format BWC has performed over 2000 different musicals. Founded in Chicago, BWC has performed completely improvised musicals to sold-out crowds from Singapore to Edinburgh.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- History Comes Alive 
Old Main and Alumni Hall

Dr. Douglas L. Wilson Gallery: The Wilson Gallery showcases the history of Old Main -- a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Whitcomb Heritage Center: The Whitcomb Heritage Center focuses on historical context for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Knox in 1858.

9:00-10:30 a.m. -- Final Check-In & Casual Conversation.
Atrium, Alumni Hall.

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; Tom Stafford, VP for Student Development;  Deb Southern, Dean of Students; Keith Archer, VP for Finance and Administrative Services; Beverly Holmes, VP for Advancement; Steve Hall, VP and Chief Information Officer; and Charles Clark, Chief Institutional Research Officer . 

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. -- Bookstore Open Hours.
Basement, Seymour Union.

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.

9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. -- Tours of the Knox Farm. 
Knox Farm, Corner of Berrien & Academy Street

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." 
Kresge Recital Hall, Center for Fine Arts

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.

10:30 am-3:30 pm-- Women's and Men's Soccer vs. Monmouth College

Alumni Hall Drive & Monmouth, IL

 The Office of Campus Life and Athletics are providing a free shuttle for families, friends, and students to attend the away competitions being held at Monmouth College.  The bus will leave from Alumni Hall Drive at 10:30 am.  The Women's game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.  After the Women's game the shuttle will return to Knox for a second trip.  The Men's game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm and the bus will depart from Alumni Hall drive at approximately 1:00 pm.  The bus will make its final trip back to campus after the Men's game has ended.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm -- PB&J Cook-Off.
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

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. 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Tours of Old Jail Old Jail
Across the Street from GDH

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.

2:00 pm-4:00 pm-- Cream Sodas with PNC Bank

Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union

Visit the team from PNC for a free cream soda.  Of course, if you have any banking needs or questions, this is a great opportunity to consider opening up a PNC debit/credit account.  Explore the benefits of having a PNC card on campus and how to take advantage of the Virtual Wallet feature.

7:30-9:30 pm-- Knox-Galesburg Symphony: Sabina Laurain, Flute

Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St.

Concert Selections

Mysterious Mountain.....................Alan Hovhaness

Flue Concerto..................................Samuel Zyman

Solemnity for Brass Choir............Bruce Polay

Rhapsody in Blue..........................George Gershwin

For ticket information please contact the Orpheum Theatre Box Office:  (309) 342-2299

Sunday, October 25, 2015

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- History Comes Alive 
Old Main and Alumni Hall

Dr. Douglas L. Wilson Gallery: The Wilson Gallery showcases the history of Old Main -- a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining building from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Whitcomb Heritage Center: The Whitcomb Heritage Center focuses on historical context for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Knox in 1858.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm -- Brunch
Hard Knox Café, Seymour Union

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.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Global Perspectives & Study Away Opportunities
Trustee Room, Alumni Hall

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.

2:00 pm-- Galesburg Community Chorus presents the University of Notre Dame Glee Club

First Lutheran Church, 364 E. Water St. (Corner of Water and Seminary Streets), Galesburg, IL

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club will perform a program of a cappella works that covers a broad range of music from medieval to contemporary.  The 70-voice group is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and this concert in Galesburg is part of the Glee Club's 2015 Centennial Fall Tour.  Tickets:  Adults $12, Senior Citizens $10, and students are free.

Sunrise am - Sunset pm --Green Oaks Field Station
Green Oaks 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.

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