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Eva Longoria will give the 2017 Commnecement Address at Knox College.

Award-winner actress, producer, and philanthropist Eva Longoria will give the 2017 Commencement Address. Longoria is founder of a nonprofit to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual special needs and a foundation to build better futures for Latinas.

Longoria Commencement Speaker

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

Whitcomb Art Center Wins Major Construction Award

Knox College's Whitcomb Art Center wins a prestigious national award for construction company P.J. Hoerr, Inc., for its innovative design and materials.

Knox College choir performs in church in southern France.

A Continental Chord: Knox College Choir Performs in France

The Knox College Choir spends spring break abroad, traveling and performing six concerts in Southern France.

Students meet and shadow alumni in the medical field during a spring break medical immersion trip.

Medical Immersion Trip: Pre-Med Students Learn from Alumni

A group of pre-med students traveled to Chicago over spring break to shadow Knox alumni with careers in medicine.

Will Parkinson of the Knox Engineers Club using a CNC mill to carve their club logo on a piece of wood.

3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and More: Knox Engineers Club

Knox Engineers is a new club created by students to apply what they learn in the classroom.

Knox students sail the Caribbean during their SEA semester.

Knox Students Navigate Research at Sea

Two Knox students take classes and conduct research while living aboard a 136-foot schooner for 12 weeks.

The annual Prairie Burn at Knox College's Green Oaks Biological Field Station.

Annual Burn Restores Prairie

Knox College students and faculty conduct the annual Prairie Burn, part of ongoing prairie restoration at the Green Oaks Biological Field Station.

Calendar

Kansas City Knox Club Celebrates Creative Writing

April 22, 2017

Parke Ethicist in Residence

April 24, 2017

Colorado Knox Club Castlewood Canyon Hike

April 29, 2017

TKE Delta Nite

April 29, 2017

Colorado Knox Club Pub Night

Flunk Day 2017

Chicago Knox Club Pub Night

Flunk Day 2017

Men's Soccer Alumni Game

May 12, 2017

Creative Writing 50th Anniversary: New York

May 19, 2017

K Club Golf Outing

June 16, 2017

College 4 Kids 2017

June 19-30, 2017

FYC and Galesburg Knox Club

June 17, 2017

Colorado Knox Club: Rockies vs. Reds

July 3, 2017

Milwaukee Knox Club: Brewers vs. Cubs

July 30, 2017

Alumni Travel: Finding the Civil War

September 11-17, 2017

Alumnus and award-winning writer Ander Monson '97 received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Alumnus Ander Monson '97

Prize-winning writer and Knox Alumni Achievement Award recipient will use his grant to work on a book about the 1987 film, "Predator."

A haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa '98 is a finalist for the Touchstone Individual Poems Award.

Anna Leahy '88 and Doug Dechow '91 have a new book, Generation Space: A Love Story. Learn more about the book and how the couple met at Knox.

Ripon College will celebrate "Wisconsin Food and Entrepreneurship" at Commencement by presenting an honorary degree to Stefano Viglietti '91, chef and owner of four restaurants in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Amber Bradshaw '02, managing artistic director of Working Title Playwrights, talks about developing the next generation of Atlanta playwrights in an interview with NPR station WABE.

Fast Fact

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Knox is traveling to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival September 16-17. Join Professors Liz Carlin Metz, Robin Metz, and Sherwood Kiraly for a weekend of theatre. Hear what happens behind the scenes from Ted DeLong '00, general manager of the festival, and fellow Knox alumni on staff. The trip is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Knox Program in Creative Writing.

Flunk Day friars awake campus on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

A Pocket Guide to Predicting Flunk Day

The Office of Communications looked back at Flunk Days stretching back to 1986 to predict when it is most likely to occur.

Steve Cohn, professor of economics, has a chapter entitled "Western Neoclassical vs Marxist Economics in the PRC after Mao: another kind of revolution?" in a new book entitled The Diffusion of Western Economic Ideas in East Asia published by Routledge.

Chemistry faculty Mary Crawford '89 and Helen Hoyt '01 attended the American Chemical Society national meeting in San Francisco. Crawford serves as Chair of the Professional Relations Subcommittee: Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Subdivision, which hosted its first ever research symposium for LGBTQ graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Hoyt '01 gave a presentation as part of a two-day session for Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry on the "synthesis, electronic structure, & reactivity of iron complexes bearing donor-modified BIAN ligands."

Cate Denial, Bright Professor of American History, co-led a professional development project for Iowa teachers at the Meskwaki settlement in central Iowa where K-12 teachers learned about Iowa's Native history, and how to integrate that history into the curriculum.

Todd Heidt, associate professor of modern languages-German, gave a presentation at the Austrian Studies Association Conference in Chicago. His paper, "The Lives and Lies of Mario von Bucovich," was part of an interdisciplinary panel on visual artists.

An interview of Natania Rosenfeld, professor of English, by fellow poet Ruth Danon appears in Isthmus Online.

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In addition to giving the Commencement Address on June 4, actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria will also receive an honorary degree. Also receiving honorary degrees are Wes Jackson, a leader in the international sustainable agricultural movement; and Ambassador Fay Hartog Levin, a distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Knox students in a ballet class during a dance residency with Jeremy Lindberg.

Dancer and choreographer Jeremy Lindberg focused on ballet and Spanish dance in a week-long residency at Knox. He also choreographed a contemporary ballet piece for the Knox College Spring Dances Concert, to be performed in May.

Dance Residency

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