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Office of Alumni Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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A fall sunset from the west side of Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Friday, October 19, 2018

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Registration
Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Buy your #KnoxProud t-shirt!

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 1: 8:00 - 9:10 a.m.
PREC 124-1 Human Rights, Duane Oldfield

Period 2: 9:20-10:30 a.m.
CS 309-1 Parallel Programming, David Bunde
EDUC 201-1 School and Society, Joel Estes
MATH 321-1 Mathematical Statistics I, Kevin Hastings '76

Period 3: 10:40-11:50 a.m.
CS 399-1 Research Seminar in Computer Science, David Bunde
HIST 104-1 The AncientMediterranean World, Danielle Fatkin
PREC 115-1 Science Fiction & Human Identity, Helen Hoyt '01
PS 245-1 American Political Thought, Lane Sunderland
RELS 113-1 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jim Thrall
THTR 121-1 Design & Technology for Stage & Screen, Craig Choma '93

Period 4: 12:00-1:10 p.m.
ANSO 102 Intro to Anthropology, Jonah Rubin
ECON 345-1 The Chinese Economy, Steve Cohn
GWST/PS 333-1 Global Feminism and Antifeminism, Karen Kampwirth '86
PREC 105-1 Challenges of Sustainability, Jonathan Powers
PSYC 100-1 Introduction to Psychology, Frank McAndrew 

Period 5: 1:20-2:30 pm
CHEM 100A-2 General Chemistry I, Helen Hoyt '01
CS 208-1 Programming Languages, Jaime Spacco
MATH 227-1 Intro Financial Mathematics, Kevin Hastings '76
PHYS 205-1 Modern Physics, Chuck Schulz '72
PS 210-1 Survey of International Relations, Sue Hulett

Period 6: 2:40-3:50 pm
ANSO 205-1 Race and Ethnic Relations, Wendel Hunigan
ENVS 101-1 Intro to Environmental Studies, Katie Adelsberger
ENVS 231-1 Native America: Identity & Adaptation, Jon Wagner 
LAST/PS 122-1 Intro to Latin American Politics, Karen Kampwirth '86
PHYS 314-1 Quantum Mechanics, Tom Moses 
PREC 115-1 Science Fiction and Human Identity, Jaime Spacco
PSYC 100-1 Introduction to Psychology, Frank McAndrew 
RELS 101-1 Intro to Religious Studies, Jim Thrall 
THTR 353-1 World Theatre & Drama III, Neil Blackadder

12:00 p.m.
K Club Individual Golf
Soangetaha Country Club
An opportunity to play Galesburg's premier private golf course. $57 fee may be paid at the Club upon arrival. Questions? Contact KC Harding, men's and women's head golf coach, at 309-341-7016 or
Reservations required.

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Admiral Stockdale Military Museum
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2257, 1001 Michigan Avenue, Galesburg
Alumni are invited to stop by for a tour.

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.

Friends, Lovers, and Other Memories that Bump in the Night by Dr. Wendy Saul '68
This discussion has been moved to Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Fifty Years of Women's Issues: A conversation facilitated by Dr. Wendy Saul '68, Professor of Education and InternationalStudies in Collaboration with Springboard to Learning atUniversity of Missouri-St.Louis.

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Prairie Fire Open House
Hall of Fame Room, Room FH 122, T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Stop by and meet the Prairie Fire head coaching staff.

3:30 p.m.
Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center Groundbreaking
West Street side of SMC
Join President Amott and others for the beginning of an 18-month renovation of the center core (A Wing) of the building. The main floor will feature a modern science learning commons and upstairs will include five new classrooms. Once completed, the four wings will also be renovated.

4:00 p.m.
The Beat We Heard
Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Join in a discussion with the Class of 1968 about the role music from the late 1960s played in shaping how the decade is remembered.

4:00 p.m.
Chemistry/Biochemistry Alumni Careers Panel
Alumni presenters include Michael F. Tweedle '73, Ph.D., Autumn Anderson '98, Sarah Atkinson Custis '98, Michael Schroeder '13, and Tim Biagini '03, MD.
Room E-117, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center

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

4:00 p.m.—UPDATED
Talk by Joseph Cecchi '68, PhD: My Fifty-Year Journey with Moore's Law
Room D-108, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center
Dean, Emeritus, School of Engineering
Professor, Emeritus, Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of New Mexico

4:00 p.m. — NEW
Architecture, Art and Asymmetrical Living: conversations with Ted Szostkowski '68, Architect, Principal, Director of Higher Education Studio, SMMA/Symmes Maini & McKee Associates
Room 212, Seminar Room, Whitcomb Art Center

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 12.
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Presentations

2018 Inductees
George Bahorich '50
Amy Beuschlein '89
Jim Davis '06
Steve Walton '74

7:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Ripon College
Memorial Gym, T. Fleming Fieldhouse

7:00 p.m.
Class of 1968 Reception and Pumphandle
Round Room Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Reservations required. Reservations cannot be accepted after October 12.

7:00-11:00 p.m. — EXTENDED HOURS!
All-Class Reception
All alumni are invited to an informal reception. Designated areas for Reunion classes ending in "8" or "3." This is the perfect place to kick off your Homecoming weekend. Meet up with classmates for food, fun, and conversation. Background music provided by Knox Cherry Street Combo.
Reservations required.

8:00 p.m.
Alumni Exhibit and Opening Reception
The Borzello Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Keith Achepohl Memorial Exhibition: Works from the Knox College Art Collection
Keith Achepohl received a B.A. from Knox College in 1956, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, and honorary doctorates from Pacific Lutheran University and Knox College. He served as head of printmaking at the School of Art at the University of Iowa and director of the University of Iowa Summer in Venice. Achepohl exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. His works are held in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; and many others.

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1983 Meet & Greet
Side Trax, 441 East Main Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1988 Meet & Greet
Bier Garten, Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 South Cherry Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1993 Meet & Greet
Player's Lounge, Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1998 Meet & Greet
Player's Lounge, Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2003 Meet & Greet
Duffy's, 76 South Cherry Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2008 Meet & Greet
Player's Lounge, Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street

8:30 p.m—NEW!
Homecoming Weekend BONFIRE
Hosted by Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)  
South Lawn of Old Main

9:00 p.m.
A.B.L.E. and BAN Meet & Greet
Party Room, Side Trax, 441 East Main Street

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