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Saturday Homecoming Events


Alumni Engagement, Office of Advancement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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East entry to Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

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.

8:30–9:30 a.m.

New Location: HOPE Center, 305 South Cherry Street
Led by Laura Bush, Certified Yoga Teacher. Laura practices and teaches yoga at Knit 102 Yarn & Yoga, Knox College, and Yoga in the Park.

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.

9:30 a.m.
Coffee with Laura
Jay Rehearsal Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Stop by and catch up with Laura Lane, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities.

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

Class of 1969 Processional
Welcome by President Teresa Amott
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Presentation of Reunion Prizes

2019 Knox Service Award Recipients
David Anderson '89
Rex Cherrington '73
John Norton '58

Class Speaker
Ralph Walter '69

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Knox Women in Athletics Brunch
Koran-Handler Fitness Studio, E. & L. Andrew Fitness Center
Reservations required.

11:00 a.m.
Midwest Conference Cross Country Championship
Oak Run, 1470 Knox Rd 1725N, Dahinda, IL

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
  • Monica Berlin '95, No Shape Bends the River So Long; Your Small Towns of Adult Sorrow & Melancholy; Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live
  • Donald Bowers '75, According to His Purpose. With Patience Wait; Conformed to the Image
  • Ellen Anne Eddy Bowers '75, One More Once Upon a Time; The Inverted Cup; Tea Room Tales; The Daylily and the Vulgar Day Lily; Thread Magic Garden
  • Virginia Brackett, In the Company of Patriots
  • Jim Carpenter '84, Economies of Blood: A Samuel the Vampire Novel; Zombie Feint: A Samuel the Vampire Novel
  • Scott Cramer '00, And Then: Never Stop Sharing Stories
  • Vida Cross '88, Bronzeville at Night: 1949; Milwaukee Noir Anthology
  • Greg Divers '73, Strong Wind Over the Pale City: Poems by Jakob Van Holdis, translated by Mitch Cohen and Greg Divers
  • Professor Emeritus John Dooley, Codes, Ciphers, and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in WWI, among others
  • Sandy Hanna '72, The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon
  • Professor Emeritus Robert Hellenga, The Confessions of Frances Godwin, among others
  • Professor Karen Kampwirth '86, Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics, among others
  • Liz Carlin Metz, Unbidden Angel and other titles by Robin Metz; sales benefit the Robin Metz Fund
  • Dewey Moore, Death on the North Rim
  • Owen Muelder '63, Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society; The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois
  • Jannifer Powelson '90, books from the Rachel and Sammy series; When Nature calls–A Nature Station Mystery; among others
  • Professor Peter Schwartzman, The Earth Is Not for Sale: A Path Out of Fossil Capitalism to the Other World That is Still Possible
  • 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 13, 2019.

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
Round Room Lobby, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Drop by and join Knox Trustees for coffee and conversation.

11:10 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Reunion Class Photos
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Payment required at time of order. Make checks payable to Dickerson's Photography ($20 for one 8 x 10 photo).
1959 — 11:10 a.m.
1964 — 11:20 a.m.
1969 — 11:30 a.m.
1974 — 11:40 a.m.
1979 — 11:50 a.m.
1984 — 12:00 p.m.
1989 — 12:10 p.m.
1994 — 12:20 p.m.
1999 — 12:30 p.m.
2004 — 12:40 p.m.
2009 — 12:50 p.m.
2014 — 1:00 p.m.
BAN — 1:10 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Food Truck
Hungry? Check out the food truck near GDH for another lunch option.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 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 Josh Ferchau,
Reservations requested.

Class of 1969 Induction Ceremony & FYC Luncheon
Presentation of 2019 Scroll of Honor Awards
Lincoln Room, Carithers Hall in Seymour Union
Reservations required. Lunch reservations cannot be accepted after October 25.
Questions? Contact Megan Clayton, associate director of FYC programs, 888-KNOXCOL, 309-341-7476, or

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

12:30 p.m.
Reunion Tailgates
Parking area behind Herr Petroleum, located east of Knosher Bowl on Knox Street
Pre-game gathering for all Reunion Classes! Food catered by Cherry Street Restaurant & Bar.
Reservations required.

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

1:30 p.m.
Dedication of the Jerry '68 and Diane Scott Stubbs '69 Memorial Garden
Post Hall Patio

2:00 p.m.
A Walk Through Hope Cemetery with Historian Rex Cherrington '73
64 South Academy Street
The walking tour starts at the front gate and will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. Hope Cemetery is the pioneer cemetery of Galesburg where the founders of the city and of Knox College are remembered. The tour will focus on the contributions to Knox College made by those who are buried or entombed at Hope Cemetery. There will be stops and brief mentions of college presidents, college founders, faculty members, and trustees, as well as alumni of both Knox and
Lombard Colleges.
Space is limited. Reservations required.

2:00 p.m.
Dedication of Trisha Hurst Labyrinth—NEW EVENT!
West Lawn of Seymour Library
Trish Hurst worked at Knox for 18 years and touched many lives here at Knox and in the Galesburg community. You are invited to join Trish's friends and family with the dedication of a meditation labyrinth on the West Lawn of Seymour Library. Trish and her husband Jason worked in the Library for several years. A labyrinth is a judgment-free space where you can explore your own thoughts and spirituality. We welcome this addition to the Knox campus in memory of Trish.

2:00–3:30 p.m.
Social Justice Dialogues 5th Year Reunion
Trustees Room, Room 302, Alumni Hall
Did you participate in a Social Justice Dialogue at Knox? Join us to mark five years of the program with a reception and dialogue about the impact of this approach to social justice! 
Reservations required.

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Guided Tour & Nature Walk
Green Oaks Biological Field Station, 1797 Truro Turn 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.

2:00–4:00 p.m.
Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center Renovation Tour
The first phase of renovations to the science-math center are well underway. Tour the construction site and look into the jaws of a 55-foot fin whale.

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

3:00 p.m.
A Thousand Words, More or Less: What Art Journalism is Worth
Room 213, Whitcomb Art Center
The Department of Art and Art History invites you to a lecture by Pac Pobric '09. Pac earned a master of arts degree in art history from Hunter College. He is managing editor for artnet News.

3:00–4:30 p.m.
George Davis Hall Open House 
Room 103, George Davis Hall
Stop by GDH and catch up with professors from the departments of Anthropology/Sociology, Classics, Economics, Educational Studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, and Political Science.

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

3:30–5:00 p.m.
Sustainability Open House

Sustainability Cottage, The Quad
Stop by sustainability's new space to learn about campus sustainability and meet students and staff working on these issues.

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.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Reception
HOPE Center, 305 South Cherry Street

4:00–5:30 p.m.
Alumni Art Exhibit and Reception
Whitcomb Art Center
Featuring the work of Nancy Miller Staszak '69 and Benjamin Calvert III '89
Nancy Miller Staszak earned a master of arts degree from Yale University. She is an independent artist interested in painting, printmaking, and collaging with altered papers. Nancy is fascinated by things seen and unseen in the world around us: wild creatures, dinosaurs imagined in neon colors, birds perched on electric wires, distant planets, or microwave towers morphing into ladders to the stars.

Ben Calvert earned a master of business administration degree from Drake University. His first wood block relief print, Invasions, was published in CATCH. From there the medium became a sustaining passion. Subject matter of his prints are experience reflections once familiar, yet open to interpretation.

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
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 p.m.
Tree Dedication and Celebration of Life for Chris Heimann '04—NEW EVENT!
Between Beta House and Seymour Library
Join friends and family in celebrating Chris's life with a dedication of a cherry tree outside the Beta House. Following the dedication, family and friends are invited to Visions Venue (2093 Knox Road East, Galesburg, IL 61401) at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Cathy Heimann at or 309-335-6542.

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

4:30 p.m.
Beta Theta Pi Open House and House Dedication
Celebrate the newly renovated house and say thanks to donors.

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

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1954 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Lake Rice Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 25.

5:30 p.m.
Class of 1959 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Garden Room, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 25.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1964 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Ballroom, Soangetaha Country Club
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 25.

6:30 p.m.
Class of 1969 Reception and Reunion Dinner
Lake Storey Pavilion, 1572 Machen Drive
Cash Bar—CASH ONLY (Credit cards NOT accepted)
Reservations required. Dinner reservations cannot be accepted after October 25.

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dinner
Seymour Union
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 25.

7:30 p.m.
Sorry, Wrong Number
Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts
Written by Lucille Fletcher. Directed by Allison Stout '20

8:00 p.m.
Premiere of Win. Lose. Love.
Orpheum Theater, 57 South Kellogg Street
A documentary directed and produced by Jordan Anderson '19 as a tribute to Coach Harley Knosher and his favorite moments in Knox athletics history. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 
Free and open to the public. Cash bar and concessions available.

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2004 Tour of Galesburg
8:00 p.m. Corner Connection, 208 East Simmons Street
9:00 p.m. Duffy's, 76 South Cherry Street
10:00 p.m. Iron Spike Brew Pub, 150 East Simmons Street

8:00 p.m.
Class of 2009 Meetup
Budde’s Pizza, Side Room, 425 East Main Street

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

9:00 p.m.
Class of 1984 Post-Dinner Meet and Greet
The Bar 65, 65 South Cherry Street

9:00 p.m.–Midnight
Class of 1974 Post-Dinner
Meet and Greet
Fat Fish Pub, 158 North Broad Street

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