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Homecoming 2017

About 1,000 alumni and friends attended Knox's 2017 Homecoming celebration on October 27-29. The weekend festivities featured more than 75 events, reunions, and receptions.

Knox's Homecoming 2017 Brings Back Alumni and Friends

Pulitzer Prize Winner Marilynne Robinson Discusses History of Knox College

Author relates her award-winning work to the values of Knox and Galesburg.

Women's Soccer Team Heads to Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

Women's Soccer Team Competes in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

This marks the second consecutive year the Prairie Fire women's soccer team earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament after winning the MWC Tournament Championship.

She Started It, a documentary film co-directed by Insiyah Saeed '03, was recently screened at Knox.

Film by Alumna Inspires Female Entrepreneurs

Insiyah Saeed '03 returns to Knox to screen "She Started It," a documentary she co-directed.

Knox golf teams in the new Schmid Golf Performance Center.

Knox Launches New Golf Center

Knox College opens the new Schmid Golf Performance Center, which includes a state-of-the-art indoor course simulator and putting green.

Calendar

Colorado Knox Club: Nuggets v. Bulls

November 30, 2017

Chicago Knox Club Holiday Party 2017

December 8, 2017

Historian Maury Klein '60 Uses History to Explain Current Events

Maury Klein '60 Uses History to Explain Current Events

Historian returns to Knox College to present "Learning from the Lessons of the Past" as part of Knox's Professional in Residence Series.

Ten individuals and one team were honored for service and athletic achievement at Homecoming 2017:

  • Three received the FYC Scroll of Honor, recognizing lifetime achievements and service to their community, society, or humanity: Bob Callecod '61, Judie Elifson Hoffman '61, and Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson '64.
  • Recognized with Knox Service Awards for volunteer service to the College were Maurice Harris '08, Nalini Prakash Hart '03, Joyce Hertko '82, and Gary Moses '65. 
  • Inducted into the Knox-Lombard Athletic Hall of Fame were the 1978 men's soccer team, Frank Adams, Kyle Anderson '93, and David Ladner '69.
Fast Fact

Did You Know ...

More than 7,000 donors gave $14.9 million to the College during the 2016-17 fiscal year, setting a record in gifts to the Knox Fund for the third year in a row! The Honor Roll of Donors lists donors by class year.

Jesus Fernandez performs at Jazz Night during his residency.

Knox Welcomes Cuban Musician Jesús Fernández as Artist in Residence

The master of Cuban stringed instruments visits classrooms, shares Cuban culture, and performs throughout campus and in Galesburg.

Gregory Gilbert, professor of art and art history, presented a talk at the 4th Biennial Midwest Women Artists Symposium at Bradley University. The symposium was sponsored by the Illinois Women Artists Project and the Art and Art History Department. Gilbert's talk was titled "Clare Smith and the Influence of Atelier 17 on Printmaking in Illinois." Knox College maintains an extensive collection of Smith's personal archives and artworks.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology-Sociology Teresa Gonzales' article, "Two sides of the same coin: The New Communities' Program, grassroots organizations, and leadership development in two Chicago neighborhoods", was recently published in the Journal of Urban Affairs. Gonzales recently presented research on organizational trust and local development at the Sociology of Development Conference at Wayne State University. The presentation was titled: Trust as a "Mask for Domination": Organizational (Mis)Trust, Community Development, and the New Communities' Program.

Tim Kasser, professor of psychology, gave an invited webinar via the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. The webinar is "How an Activist Researcher Became a Cartoon Character: HyperCapitalism, Values, & Quality of Life." The talk examines how cartoons have a unique ability to demonstrate complex values through their visual format.

Professor of Art Lynette Lombard has had a busy October. John Goodrich of Painting Perceptions reviewed her work in the collaborative exhibit Crossroads. She was also featured at College of William and Mary as part of the Midwest Paint Group show, and still more of her selections will be displayed at Wright State University from January 16 through February 25. Lombard also gave a talk on her work at the Riverfront Museum in Peoria, IL, as part of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois.

Fast Fact

Did You Know ...

A rabbi, a pastor, and an imam walk into Kresge Auditorium—and show us how to practice our values by learning and listening to others. The Interfaith Amigos' presentation at Knox told a story of unity during a time of growing religious divide. Students appreciated how the talk situated religious questions in a modern context, and the possibility of connecting over the similar values that many faiths encourage.

Homecoming 2017

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