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Office of Alumni Relations

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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Purple and yellow umbrellas on the Gizmo Patio.

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Registration
Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union

7:00 a.m.
Alumni Swim
Lay Natatorium, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

8:00 a.m.–3:50 p.m.
Return to the Classroom

You are invited to visit the following classes. Go to for more information.

Period 2: 9:20-10:30 a.m.
CS 208-1 Programming Languages, David Bunde
DANC 262-1 Cultural Perspectives in Dance, Jennifer Smith
ECON 110-1 Principles of Economics, Jonathan Powers
EDUC 201-1 School and Society, Joel Estes
PHYS 110-1 Mechanics, Tom Moses

Period 3: 10:40-11:50 a.m.
CHEM 100A General Chemistry, Helen Hoyt '01
CS 317-1 Artificial Intelligence, Jaime Spacco
PS 210-1 Survey of International Relations, Sue Hulett
RELS/HIST 113-1 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jim Thrall
THTR 121-1 Design & Technology for Stage and Screen, Craig Choma '93

Period 4: 12:00-1:10 p.m.
BIO 317-1 Principles of Ecology, Stuart Allison
CS 375-1 Computing Models & Complexity, David Bunde
DANC 221-1 Somatic Practice for the Performing Artist, Jennifer Smith
ECON 345-1 The Chinese Economy, Steve Cohn
PREC 105-2 Challenge of Sustainability, Jonathan Powers
PS 210-2 Survey of International Relations, Sue Hulett
PSYC 100-1 Introduction to Psychology, Frank McAndrew

Period 5: 1:20-2:30 pm
ANSO 221-1 Art Work: Culture, Power and Meaning in Aesthetic Practice, Gabrielle Raley
PREC 115-3 Science Fiction & Human Identity, Helen Hoyt '01
PS 245-1 American Political Thought, Lane Sunderland

Period 6: 2:40-3:50 pm
DANC 152-1 Contemporary Dance I, Kathleen Ridlon
ECON 120-2 Principles of Economics, Steve Cohn
PHYS 313-1 Classical Electromagnetism, Tom Moses
PREC 115-4 Science Fiction & Human Identity, Jaime Spacco
PSYC 100-2 Introduction to Psychology, Frank McAndrew
RELS 101-1 Introduction to Religious Studies, Jim Thrall

12:00 p.m.
K Club Individual Golf Outing

Soangetaha Country Club
$57 fee may be paid at the Club upon arrival. Questions? Contact K.C. Harding, men's and women's head golf coach, at 309-341-7016 or
Reservations required.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Legacy Giving 101
Smith Conference Room, Room 117, Alumni Hall
A presentation by Scott Park, assistant vice president of legacy gifts. The basics of planned giving vehicles including will provisions, trusts, annuities, and more. Come get your questions answered. Prerequisite: A desire to support Knox College now and in the future.

2:00 p.m.
Tour of Whitcomb Art Center
323 South Prairie Street
Meet Mark Holmes, associate professor and chair of art, in the courtyard.

2:30-3:30 p.m.
The Antislavery Movement, Underground Railroad, and Knox College
Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library
A talk by Owen Muelder, Director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Economics Department Reception — NEW EVENT!
Room 103, George Davis Hall
Alumni are invited to stop by and meet with faculty and students. Hear about the John M. Santos Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship honors John Santos '77 and is for Economics majors and students from Chicago. The fund was established through the generosity of Peter '76 and Eileen Monahan and will be given for the first time in the academic year 2018-2019.

4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Alumni Careers Panel
Room E-117, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

4:00 p.m.
Computer Science Mixer
Conference Room, E-215, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

4:00-5:00 p.m.
A Drink with Professor Frank McAndrew
Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar, 57 South Cherry Street
Professor McAndrew studies human social behavior from an evolutionary perspective, and is especially interested in making psychological sense of everyday life. Profiles of Professor McAndrew's research have been featured in over 1,000 popular print and internet outlets, several documentary films, and more than 100 radio and television appearances including: The USA Today Network, The Canadian Broadcasting Company, ABC, CBS, and FOX TV affiliates nationwide, the Morning Edition (NPR), among others. His research has even been lampooned by Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien on their late-night talk shows.

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Music in the 1960s
Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Join a discussion with the Class of 1967 about how music from the mid-1960s was a powerful cultural, social, and economic force in the period, and the important role it played in shaping how the decade is remembered.

4:00 p.m.
Physics Talk by Erik Gustafson '15—NEW EVENT!
SMC D108
Erik will share his graduate research at the University of Iowa, "Comparisons of model independent descriptions of Semileptonic B meson decay." All are invited.

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Dance Program Open House
Dance Studio, Rooms 102 and 103, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Meet the faculty, learn about the student experience, and thank donors who have financially supported the dance program.

5:30–7:00 p.m.
President’s Circle Reception

Alumni Hall
By invitation only.

6:00 p.m.
Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet

Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 20.
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Presentations

2017 Inductees
1978 Men's Soccer Team
Frank Adams, coach
Kyle Anderson '93
Dave Ladner '69

6:30 p.m.
Homecoming Sound Parade — STUDENT EVENT – ALUMNI WELCOME
Plomin Terrace, Alumni Hall
Parade will go across campus and will end at Memorial Gym for the women's volleyball match against Monmouth which begins at 7:00 p.m. Student organizations will be participating and alumni are welcome to watch or bring a sound of their own and participate!

7:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Monmouth College—NEW!
Memorial Gym, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

9:00 p.m.
Memorial Gym
Student groups will be battling for prizes to see who can do the best lip sync routine. All are welcome to come watch and cheer our students on!

7:00 p.m.
Class of 1967 Reception
Whitcomb Art Center, 323 South Prairie Street
Classmates are invited to reconnect at a cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvres reception. Cash bar available.
Reservations required.

7:00-10:00 p.m.
"Taste of Galesburg" All-Class Reception
All alumni are invited to gather in T. Fleming Fieldhouse for an all-class informal reception. Designated areas for Reunion classes ending in "7" or "2." Hors d'oeuvres provided by downtown Galesburg restaurants-Pizza House pizza, Landmark spinach bisque, Coney Island hot dogs, Uncle Billy's spinach bread, and much more! Cash bar available.
Reservations requested.

7:30 p.m.
The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Doctor John Faustus has always been a proud and intelligent scholar, but his thirst for knowledge can no longer be sated by his usual topics of study. An interest in the occult leads him to summon an archdevil companion of his own, Mephistopheles, and to trade his soul for 24 years of absolute power. Directed by Sarah Lowe '18.

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1972 Meet & Greet
Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1977 Meet & Greet
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
A special performance by the classic rock band Open Road, featuring Knox's own Mike Whitworth '77 on guitar and vocals. Open Road has played many festivals and performs regularly in the Columbia, Missouri area. Hors d'oeuvres buffet. Cash bar available.
Reservations required.

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2007 Meet & Greet
Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2012 Meet & Greet
Bier Garten, Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant
57 South Cherry Street

9:00 p.m.
Class of 1982 Bowling
Northgate Lanes, 1576 North Henderson Street

9:00 p.m.
Class of 1987 Meet & Greet
Budde's Pizza and Spirits, 425 East Main Street

9:00 p.m.
Class of 2002 Meet & Greet
Duffy's, 76 South Cherry Street

9:00 p.m.
Black Alumni Network (BAN) Meet & Greet
Side Trax, 441 East Main Street

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