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A student and alumnus shake hands at the 2019 Knox College Career Impact Summit

A dozen Knox alumni and nearly 100 students participated in the Career Impact Summit on January 4-5, the first weekend of the 2019 winter term. Alumni shared advice about navigating life after Knox and helped students polish skills that will benefit them as they search for jobs and develop careers.

Alumni Share Work, Life Advice at Career Impact Summit

Robin O. Metz

Celebrate the Life of Robin Metz

A memorial gathering for colleagues, friends, and family will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. at Knox College.

Knox students explored possible careers in Oaxaca, Mexico

Students Explore Careers, Polish Spanish-Speaking Skills during Mexico Trip

Short-term travel experience provides opportunities to interact with people in Oaxaca, Mexico, and learn about the area's culture.

Knox College Biology Professor James Mountjoy and Elena Prado-Ragan '18

Volunteers Fan Out in Fog for Annual Bird Count

Knox College faculty and alumni, along with local volunteers, take part in the Audubon Society's annual nationwide bird count.

Soko Cheng will spend spring term studying in Thailand

Knox Student Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Southeast Asian Culture in Thailand

Gilman awards students who demonstrate strong academic ability, financial need, and a passion for their chosen program.

Carl Nordgren '74 giving a lecture

Becoming a Creative Genius (Again!)

Carl Nordgren '73 and Krista Anne Nordgren '12 return to Knox to talk about creativity, entrepreneurship, and activism.

Calendar

Knox in Arizona

January 27, 2019

Indianapolis Knox Club Chili Cook Off

January 27, 2019

Basketball Homecoming

February 2, 2019

Knox in Florida

February 19, 2019

Rep Term Alumni Reception

March 1, 2019

Golden Gate Knox Club

March 9, 2019

Knox Jazz Spring Tour

March 13-15, 2019

Knox College Choir Spring Tour

March 13-16, 2019

Colorado Knox Club: Nuggets vs. Pacers

March 16, 2019

Knox Students Hone Their Spanish-Language Translation Skills While Helping 2008 Alumnus

Students Hone Their Spanish-Language Translation Skills While Helping Knox Alumnus

Students in Spanish 205 assisted Russell Coon '08 by translating a company's contract language from English to Spanish.

Knox College will honor four alumni with Alumni Achievement Awards at the 2019 Founders Day Convocation on Friday, February 15. This year's Alumni Achievement Award winners are Joseph Cecchi '68, Joel Christensen '06, Bridget Coughlin '94, and Mark McIntosh '72.

Marcea Bland Lloyd '68 will chair the nominating and governance committee at Poseida Therapeutics.

Historic preservationist Barrett Williams '78 is leading a crusade to preserve vintage four-way traffic signals.

Todd Monken '89 has been named the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. Here are five things you may not know about him.

Jason Monaco '98 has been named chief financial officer at Borden.

Ngan Le '17 was featured in an article in VoyageChicago on her experience as an actress in Chicago.

Fast Fact

Did You Know ...

It's never too early to start preparing for a Human-Powered Knox Education. If you know a sophomore or junior who is bright, curious, and compelling, let them know about our Spring Open House on Monday, March 25.

Professor Monica Berlin's collection of poems has been published by Southern Illinois University Press.

Professor’s Award-Winning Book of Poems Published

A collection of poems by Professor of English Monica Berlin '95, awarded the 2017 Crab Orchard Poetry Open Prize, has been published by Southern Illinois University Press.

A translation by Neil Blackadder, professor of theatre, of the play Canned Meat was presented in a staged reading at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York.

An article titled "The Gay Gayze: Expressions of Inequality on Grindr" by Chris Connor, visiting assistant professor of anthropology-sociology, was published in The Sociological Quarterly.  

Two poems by Gina Franco, associate professor of English, were published in the Fall/Winter 2018 print issue of 32 Poems.

Anne Schaefer, assistant professor of modern languages - French, presented a paper at the annual Australian Society for French Studies conference.

Tim Kasser, professor of psychology, was featured in the Real Simple article "How to Raise a Minimalist."

Cate Denial, Bright Professor of American History, was featured in the article "Grading Smarter, Not Harder" in Inside Higher Ed, where historians discuss efforts to evaluate student learning far beyond a grade.

Fast Fact

Did You Know ...

January 31 is the nomination deadline for the Knox Service Award. Do you know Knox alumni who should be recognized for giving their time, talent and/or treasure to Knox? Let us know!

The Knox College Prairie Fire football team celebrates a win

This was an exciting fall for Prairie Fire Athletics. Our soccer teams won the MWC Championships and participated in their respective NCAA tournaments, our women’s soccer and men’s golf coaches were named MWC Coaches of the Year, and our cross country team boasted the MWC Newcomer of the Year. View highlights from the season and support the K Club, our team behind the teams!

Prairie Fire Fall Season Highlights

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