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Saturday, October 15, 2016

9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Homecoming Registration

Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
See the newly renovated first floor of GDH.

8:15 a.m.
Mary Filosa Brown '82 Memorial 5K Walk/Run

Lobby, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
at 8:15 a.m. Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Mary was a passionate and dedicated athlete, running crosscountry and track at Knox, completing numerous marathons, and fulfilling her dream to qualify and run the Boston Marathon. Her husband, Rick Brown ’83, and friends established the Mary Filosa Brown Memorial Fund for Community Service providing support for the Kleine Center for Community Service and its four Days of Service.
Reservations required.

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Koran-Handler Fitness Studio, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
Led by Laura Bush, Certified Yoga Teacher. Laura practices and teaches yoga at Knit 102 Yarn & Yoga, Knox College, and Yoga in the Park.

8:30 a.m.
Alumni Choir Continental Breakfast
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
All Knox College Choir alumni are welcome.

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Appreciation Breakfast for Knox Service Award Winners & Reunion Volunteers
Knox-Gale-Lombard Rooms, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
By invitation only.

9:00 a.m.–Noon
Tours and an Information Session for Alumni Children
Office of Admission, Alumni Hall
Alumni returning to campus with high school students interested in attending Knox College are welcome to join a tour at 9:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. and attend an information session at 10:30 a.m. Call 800-678-KNOX or go to to make a visit registration.

9:00 a.m.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
All Knox College Choir alumni are invited to sing.

10:00 a.m.
Homecoming Convocation
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

Class of 1966 Processional
Welcome by President Teresa Amott
Alumni Choir with Laura Lane, Director of Choral Activities
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Presentation of Reunion Prizes

2016 Knox Service Award Recipients
Jacob Plummer ’00
Bob Schmid ’62

Class Speakers
Steffi Antony ’16
Jim Johnson ’66

11:00 a.m.–Noon
Alumni & Faculty Book Signing
Kresge Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Professor Monica Berlin ’95, No Shape Bends the River So Long
Professor Catherine Denial, Making Marriage: Husband, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country
Professor John Dooley, Codes, Ciphers, and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in WWI, among others
NEW! — Professor Keving Hastings '76, Introcution to Financial Mathematics
Professor Emeritus Robert Hellenga, The Truth About Death and Other Stories, among others
NEW! — Joseph Heumann '71, Film and Everyday Eco-disasters and Monstrous Nature: Environment and Horror on the Big Screen
Professor Karen Kampwirth ’86, Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics, among others
NEW! — Mary Maddox '71, Darkroom
Owen Muelder ’63, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society and The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois
NEW! — Jannifer Powelson '90, Rachel and Sammy Visit the Prairie, among others
NEW! — Professor Rob Smith, The Violence and Seductions of Emily Dickinson
Professor Emeritus Doug Wilson, Herndon’s Lincoln, among others
Plus many more!

Authors interested in participating should contact Denise Bailey, 888-KNOXCOL or, no later than September 1, 2016.

11:00 a.m.
BAN Meeting
Lincoln Douglas Seminar Room, Room 115, Alumni Hall

11:00 a.m.
Seymour Library
Storytime for children who are ready for a group experience on their own will take place in Seymour Library and last approximately 30-40 minutes. Parents are welcome to also join in the fun of reading! Coordinated by Elizabeth Presley Bazan ’05, public programs coordinator at the Illinois State Museum, and a member of the Knox College Alumni Council.

11:10 a.m.–1:10 p.m.
Reunion Class Photos
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts Payment required at time of order. Make checks payable to Foley Photo Studio ($20 for one 8 x 10 photo).
1956 - 11:10 a.m.
1961 - 11:20 a.m.
1966 - 11:30 a.m.
1971 - 11:40 a.m.
1976 - 11:50 a.m.
1981 - 12:00 p.m.
1986 - 12:10 p.m.
1991 - 12:20 p.m.
1996 - 12:30 p.m.
2001 - 12:40 p.m.
2006 - 12:50 p.m.
2011 - 1:00 p.m.
BAN - 1:10 p.m.

11:30 a.m.
Class of 2006 Mix & Mingle before the Football Game—New Event
Look for the Class of 2006 group in the parking lot east of Knosher Bowl.

Class of 1966 Induction Ceremony & FYC Luncheon
Presentation of 2016 Scroll of Honor Awards
Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required. Lunch reservations cannot be accepted after October 7.
Questions? Contact Megan Clayton, associate director of FYC programs, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7476, or

12:30 p.m.
Reunion Tailgates
Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001.
Parking area behind Herr Petroleum, located east of Knosher Bowl on Knox Street. Food catered by Cherry Street
Restaurant & Bar.
Reservations required.

1:00 p.m.
Knox Football vs. Illinois College
Knosher Bowl
Recognition of 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees at half-time.

Half-Time—NEW EVENT!
Class of 1976 Kazoo Band
Knosher Bowl
March with the class of 1976 during half-time! Contact Ann Feldman Perille '76 ( with questions or for more details.

1:00 p.m.
Knox Men’s Soccer vs. Lake Forest College
Jorge Prats Field

1:00–3:00 p.m.
French Open House
Modern Language Suite, Room 201, George Davis Hall

2:00 p.m.
Architectural and Historical Walking Tour
Plomin Plaza, south of Alumni Hall
Join historian Rex Cherrington ’73 for a tour of the central campus. The tour begins with a review of Alumni Hall, and then moves along to Seymour Union and information on the life of Lyman Kay Seymour. The architecture and history of Henry M. Seymour Library and a brief discussion of his life will be followed by George Davis Hall and those associated with the building. The old Knox Gymnasium, now known as Auxiliary Gymnasium, will complete the tour. The time period 1890 to 1930 will be covered with mention of later revisions to the buildings. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Reservations requested.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Guided Tour & Nature Walk
Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Tour guided by Stuart Allison, professor of biology and director of Green Oaks. Check for directions.

3:00 p.m.
Monsters, Masters, and Milliners: Spanning the Centuries of Art History in Museum Exhibitions
Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
The Department of Art and Art History invites you to a lecture by Abigail Yoder ’04. Abigail received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Iowa, and works as a research assistant at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

3:00 p.m.
BAN Networking Reception
A.B.L.E. House Lawn, 168 West Tompkins Street

3:00 p.m.
Lo Nuestro Alumni Reception
Casa Latina, 643 South West Street

3:00 p.m.
LGBTQ Alumni Club Reception
Evelyn Handler Forum, Room 300, Alumni Hall
Connect with members of the LGBTQ alumni club.

3:00 p.m.
Tour of Alumni Hall
Meet at Plomin Plaza (south side of Alumni Hall)

3:00–5:00 p.m.
Jazz Session
Gizmo, Seymour Union
Meet friends in this familiar gathering place and enjoy the sounds of Knox’s award winning Jazz Ensemble. Alumni musicians are invited to sit in.

3:30 p.m.
Knox Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Forest College
Jorge Prats Field

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega Pizza Party
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
A pizza party/mixer for Alpha Phi Omega alumni (and their guests), advisors, and current brothers!

4:00 p.m.
Gamma Deuteron chapter of Phi Gamma
Delta 150th Anniversary Kickoff
Phi Gamma Delta, 218 South Cedar Street
Join alumni and friends for a reception at the Fiji house and “under the tent” as the Gamma Deuteron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (founded in April 1867) begins the celebration of its 150th year at Knox College. Contact for more information.
Reservations requested.

4:00 p.m.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Reception
Room 103, George Davis Hall

4:00 p.m.
The Knox Student Open House
S.S. McClure Publications Office, First Floor, Seymour Union

4:00 p.m.
Old Phis—Revisit: The Bowery Party
Wilson House, 182 West South Street
Join your Brothers, their families, et al. for a Phi Philled gathering.
Contacts: Mike Boyd ’86,; or Mike Lenz ’89,
Reservations requested.

4:00 p.m. Open Houses
Alpha Delta Epsilon, Standish Room, Seymour Library
Beta Theta Pi, 112 West South Street
Sigma Chi, 616 South West Street
Sigma Nu, 556 South West Street
Tau Kappa Epsilon, 160 West South Street

Alpha Sigma Alpha, Compass Room, Town Houses, 251 South West Street
Delta Delta Delta, 386 South Academy Street
Kappa Kappa Gamma, 320 West Brooks Street
Pi Beta Phi, 396 South Academy Street

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta & Phi Mu Reception
Bookfellow Room, Seymour Library

4:30 p.m.
A.B.L.E. Alumni Reception
A.B.L.E House, 168 West Tompkins Street

5:00 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Tea
Alumni Room, Old Main

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1956 Reception & Reunion Dinner
Card Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 7.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1961 Reception & Reunion Dinner
Terrace Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 7.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1966 Reception & Reunion Dinner
Ballroom, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 7.

6:00–8:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dinner
Seymour Union—New Location!
Cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
All alumni, faculty, and staff are invited. Areas will be designated for Reunion classes. Cash bar available.
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 7.

7:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Playground is a dedicated forum that provides student playwrights with the opportunity to hear their play being read by actors in front of an audience.

8:00 p.m.
Union Board presents Jenny Zigrino
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Comedian Jenny Zigrino made her late night debut on Conan O’Brien and was a recent guest on the hit shows @Midnight and Adam DeVine’s House Party Season 3 on Comedy Central. She has been featured on TBS, Oxygen, Fox, and IFC and is a regular performer at the Women in Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and many others.

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1981 Tour of Galesburg
8:00 p.m. Seminary Street Pub, 105 South Seminary Street
9:00 p.m. Iron Spike Brewing Company, 150 East Simmons Street
10:00 p.m. Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2011 Reunion Receptions
8:00-10:00 p.m. Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street
10:00 p.m. Duffy’s, 76 South Cherry Street

8:30–11:00 p.m.
Class of 1971 Reunion Reception
Party Room, Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant, 57 South Cherry Street

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1976 Reunion Reception
Party Room, Side Trax, 441 East Main Street

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1986 Reunion Reception
Bier Garten, Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant, 57 South Cherry Street

8:30 p.m.
Class of 2006 Reception—NEW EVENT
Seminary Street Pub, 105 South Seminary Street

8:30 p.m.
Champagne and Dessert Reception
Dick and Joan Whitcomb Art Center,
323 South Prairie Street
Join with alumni, faculty, and staff in celebrating the Whitcomb Art Center. In January 2017, Knox faculty and students will begin studying, creating, and sharing art in this state-of-the-art space. The building is named after Dick ’57 and Joan Whitcomb ’56.
Reservations requested.

9:00 p.m.
BAN Social
Jersey’s Sports Bar, 65 South Cherry Street

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