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Knox Ranked in US News Top 10 Most Efficient Colleges

Knox College is one of the top 10 colleges in the country for "operating efficiency," according to a new study by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings, released in November, placed Knox seventh among the 25 best liberal arts colleges in the nation noted for "spending wisely to create a top-quality education."

U.S. News Efficiency Ranking

After Internship, Phelipe Graske '18 Receives Job Offer from Goldman Sachs

After Internship, Phelipe Graske '18 Receives Job Offer from Goldman Sachs

"The key point is the support I had at Knox," Graske says.

Knox College student writing in class.

Knox College Selected for "Creative Colleges" Guidebook

Knox College's creative writing program is selected for inclusion in "Creative Colleges," a college guidebook that focuses on the best colleges for students interested in the arts.

Luba Liubvina '20 discovered her love for glass work through Mark Holmes' art course Sculpture II.

2017 Knox Mellon Scholars Pursue Internships and Research

Students receive financial assistance to help them gain valuable experience in high-impact experiential practices.

Student Malik Hamilton working in chemistry research lab, on faculty Tom Clayton's project on liquid crystals.

Knox McNair Scholars Apply Classroom Knowledge to Innovative Research

Program increases the number of underrepresented students who successfully attain advanced degrees.


Basketball Homecoming

January 13, 2018

Prairie Fire Bioneers Conference

February 9-11, 2018

Colorado Knox Club: Tour of Degas Art Exhibit

February 17, 2018

Students Learn from Alumni, including Regine Rousseau, at 2017 Career Impact Summit

Students Learn from Alumni at 2017 Career Impact Summit

Sessions cover topics related to the job search and career advancement, such as personal branding, cultural competence, and resume writing.

Attorney Scott Szala '75, who teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law, and Lane Sunderland, Chancie Ferris Booth Professor of Political Science at Knox, participated in an educational exchange that renewed their close relationship as faculty and student. Szala was guest professor in Sunderland's American Constitutional Law class last spring, and Sunderland was guest professor in Szala's course on Illinois Constitutional Law and Policy this fall.

Dave Sharar '85 was appointed CEO of Bloomington-based Chestnut Health Systems. Sharar has spent the past three years serving as Chestnut's chief clinical officer, and has been at the company for 29 years.

An article by Peter Lyon '95, "Discovering the Supreme Pen All Over Again," brings together reflections on the Baha'i faith and Lyon's memories of a class on Don Quijote with late Professor Isabel Livosky.

Writer, actor, and folksinger Willi Carlisle '11 was featured in an episode of Arts & Letters on Public Radio UA Little Rock, Arkansas. The episode, "Death of a Folksinger," covers work by Carlisle and director/designer Joseph Fletcher, who recently collaborated on a one-man operetta. Following Knox, Carlisle received an MFA in Poetry at the University of Arkansas, where he was a Walton Fellow.

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Members of the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble perform at the Knox Rootabaga Jazz Festival 2014.

Knox Winter Jazz Series to Feature Public Concert and Workshop

Event will feature the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, which fuses African and Latin American influences.

Stuart Allison, Watson Bartlett professor of Environmental Studies, has been appointed to the Academic Advisory Board of the Sea Education Association (SEA) based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. SEA is an off-campus study program with which Knox has a partnership. Stuart attended the annual Academic Advisory Board meeting in early December to help review and develop SEA's educational program.

Poems by Monica Berlin '95, professor and chair of English, have been published in fall 2017 issues of New Poetry from the Midwest 2017 and Zone 3, as well as in the winter 2017 publication, Juxtaprose 14.

Nancy Eberhardt, professor and chair of anthropology and sociology, participated in a workshop this fall at King's College London, via Skype, entitled Buddhism, Meditation and Ageing. She presented a paper at the workshop entitled "The Impact of Social and Economic Change on Traditional Meditation Practices in Rural Thailand."

Assistant Professor of Art Andrea Ferrigno's work, "Exuberant Motion" was selected for the "2017 International Juried Exhibition" at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Ferrigno's work was one of 51 selected out of 1100 entries. The show runs through December 23.

Natania Rosenfeld, professor of English, saw her poetry published in the November/December issue of the American Poetry Review, which contains three of her poems and her interview with Syrian émigré writer Osama Alomar.

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There's still time to recommend a student to Knox—and when you do, we'll waive their $50 application fee. Hurry, though—the application deadline is January 15.

Steps of Old Main Video

As we near the end of Knox’s 180th year, take a few minutes to reflect on how much has changed since we celebrated our dodransbicentennial in 2012—and how much has stayed the same.

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