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Homecoming 2015 Bonfire

Saturday Homecoming Events


Office of Alumni Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


888-566-9265 (Toll Free)


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

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

Ferris Lounge, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Buy your #KnoxProud t-shirt!

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 cross country 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 4 Days of Service.
Reservations required.

8:15 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.

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.

8:45 a.m.
Alumni Choir Rehearsal
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
All Knox College Choir alumni are invited to sing.

9:15 a.m.
Campus Tour and Admission 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.

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

Class of 1968 Processional
Welcome by President Teresa Amott
Alumni Choir with Laura Lane, Director of Choral Activities
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Presentation of Reunion Prizes

2018 Knox Service Award Recipients
Susan Blew '75
Rob Clark '95
Cathy Kucik Heimann '70

Class Speakers
Bob Lallky '19
Mary Mangieri Burgland '68

11:00 a.m.–Noon
Alumni & Faculty Book Signing
Kresge Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts

  • Professor Stuart Allison, Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change
  • Professor Monica Berlin '95, No Shape Bends the River So Long
  • Professor John Dooley, Codes, Ciphers, and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in WWI
  • Professor Emeritus Robert Hellenga, The Confessions of Frances Godwin, among others
  • Professor Karen Kampwirth '86, Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics
  • Professor Tim Kasser, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon, among others
  • Owen Muelder '63, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Professor Chad Simpson, Tell Everyone I said Hi
  • Emeritus Professor Doug Wilson, Herndon's Lincoln

Plus many more!

Authors interested in participating should contact Jennifer Gallas, 888-KNOXCOL or no later than September 1, 2018.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Knox Women in Athletics Brunch
Koran-Handler Fitness Studio, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
Reservations required.

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.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Meet the Trustees
The Borzello Art Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Drop by and join Knox Trustees for coffee and conversation.

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).
1958 - 11:10 a.m.
1963 - 11:20 a.m.
1968 - 11:30 a.m.
1973 - 11:40 a.m.
1978 - 11:50 a.m.
1983 - 12:00 p.m.
1988 - 12:10 p.m.
1993 - 12:20 p.m.
1998 - 12:30 p.m.
2003 - 12:40 p.m.
2008 - 12:50 p.m.
2013 - 1:00 p.m.
BAN - 1:10 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Food Trucks Lunch Option
Cherry Street (between George Davis Hall and Auxiliary Gym)
Need another lunch option? Local food truck vendors will be on campus during Homecoming!

Class of 1968 Induction Ceremony & FYC Luncheon
Presentation of 2018 Scroll of Honor Awards
Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required. Lunch reservations cannot be accepted after October 12.
Questions? Contact Megan Clayton, associate director of FYC programs, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7476, or

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
International Alumni and Student Networking Reception
Trustees Room, Room 302, Alumni Hall
International alumni and current international students are invited to meet and share memories at a light hors-d'oeuvres reception. Questions? Contact the Office of International Student Services staff, Rebecca Eckart,, or Josh Ferchau,
Reservations requested.

12:30 p.m.
K Club Tailgate
Luetger Pavilion at Knosher Bowl
Open to all alumni who participated in Knox athletics.
Reservations required.

12:30 p.m.
Reunion Tailgates
Classes of 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008
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 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees at half-time.

1:00 p.m.
Knox Volleyball vs. Beloit College
Memorial Gym

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.—LOCATION CHANGE
Archeological Dig
New Location! T. Fleming Fieldhouse
Come dig with a professor! Celebrate International Archeology Day by joining Danielle Fatkin, assistant professor of history, in an archeological dig. Stop by the excavation site, try your hand at archeology, and hear about Danielle's work at Knox. Something for all ages!

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
History of the FYC
McClelland Room, Seymour Union
A brief history of 75 years of the Fifty Year Club by Owen Muelder '63.

2:00 p.m.
Tour of Central Congregational Church
60 Public Square
This year's historical tour will be held at Galesburg's Central Congregational Church. You will learn about the architectural history of the building, the history of the congregation, and its ties to Knox College. The religious motivations of the founders of Knox College and Galesburg and how they were part of the Second Great Awakening will also be covered.

Presenters: Rev. Sterrett Collins '86, pastor of Central Congregational Church; Monica Corsaro, director of spiritual life at Knox College; Amy Tropp '98, local historian; Rex Cherrington '73, local historian; and Harold Griffith, a lifelong member of Central Congregational Church and retired architect.

Space is limited. Reservations required.

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Guided Tour & Nature Walk
Green Oaks Biological Field Station, 1797 Truroturn Road, Victoria, IL 61485
Tour guided by Stuart Allison, professor of biology and director of Green Oaks. Check for directions or use the address above for GPS directions.

2:30 p.m.
LoNuestro Alumni Reception
Casa Latina, 643 South West Street

3:00 p.m.
The Demonic Implications of Monkeys and Simianesque Creatures in Greek Art
Room 213, Whitcomb Art Center
The Department of Art and Art History invites you to a lecture by Elizabeth Wolfson '09. Elizabeth received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Missouri in Ancient Greek art.

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

3:00 p.m.
Dedication of the Jerry '68 and Diane Scott Stubbs '69 Memorial Garden
Post Hall Patio

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

Football Post-Game Meetup
Luetger Pavilion at Knosher Bowl
Gather with Knox football alumni immediately following the game to honor Andy Gibbons' 27-year career in coaching.
Reservations requested.

4:00 p.m.
Retirement Reception for Diana Beck, Professor of Educational Studies
Trustees Room, Room 302, Alumni Hall

4:00 p.m.
Class of 1993 Remembrance
Suzanne Hart '93 Memorial Garden Located near the Quads
Gather with classmates to remember Suzanne and others who are no longer with us.

4:00 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega Pizza Mixer
Taylor Lounge, Seymour Union
A mixer for APO current members, advisors, alumni, and their guests.

4:00 p.m.
Human Rights Center Open House
422 South Academy
Alex Davis '18 invites alumni and students to a Human Rights networking reception. The Human Rights Center provides an outlet for progressive thought, open-minded discussions, and human rights activism. HRC is a meeting place for Alliance for Peaceful Action, Common Ground, Students Against Sexism in Society, and Students for Sustainability, among others.

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

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.
Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Tea
Alumni Room, Old Main

4:00 p.m. Open Houses
Alpha Delta Epsilon, Standish Room, Seymour Library
Beta Theta Pi, 112 West South Street
Phi Gamma Delta, 218 South Cedar Street
Sigma Chi, 616 South West Street
Sigma Nu, 556 South West Street
Tau Kappa Epsilon, 160 West South Street

Alpha Sigma Alpha, 362 South Academy 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, and 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

4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Class of 2003 Mixer
Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street
Drop by and kids are welcome, too!

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1958 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Terrace Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Handicapped accessible entry located at the back of the Club. Use back parking lot and enter through the door closest to the golf course.
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 12.

Class of 1963 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
Dinner will be covered but please let us know you're attending.
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 12.

6:30 p.m.
Class of 1968 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Ballroom, Soangetaha Country Club
Handicapped accessible entry located at the back of the Club. Use back parking lot and enter through the door closest to the golf course.
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 12.

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dinner
Seymour Union—New Location!
Cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner served at 7:00 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 12.

8:00 p.m.
BAN/A.B.L.E. 50th Anniversary Celebration
156 East, 156 East Main Street

8:00 p.m.
Knox College Choir Concert and Reunion
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Knox College Choir. Alumni are encouraged to join in singing the final selections - Bogoroditse Devo by Rachmaninoff and Sure on This Shining Night by Lauridsen. Enjoy the mini-concert and then gather at a reception in Kresge lobby.
Reservations requested.

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1983 Reunion Mixer
Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar, 57 South Cherry Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1988 Reunion Mixer
Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1993 Reunion Mixer
Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant, 57 South Cherry Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 1998 and Class of 2003 Reunion Reception
Bier Garten, Cherry Street Bar & Restaurant, 57 South Cherry Street

Class of 1973 Reunion Reception
SideTrax, 441 East Main Street

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1978 Reunion Mixer
Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street

9:00 p.m.
Class of 2008 Reunion Mixer
Duffy's, 76 South Cherry Street

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