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New Internship, Broadcast Opportunities for Students at WVKC

Knox radio station WVKC -- consistently ranked one of the 20 best college radio stations in the country -- has entered into an agreement that will expand internship opportunities for Knox students and modernize the technology they will use at the station. The agreement will also bring 24-hour-a-day public radio programming to the Galesburg community. “Our plan creates a more technologically advanced radio station at Knox College and expands internship opportunities for Knox students, while serving the Galesburg community with a broader range of public radio programs," said Knox College president Teresa Amott. Read more about the new agreement and Knox's WVKC radio station.

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Knox Ranks 12th in the Nation for Commitment to Public Good

Knox College is among the top colleges in the nation in a service-oriented ranking that emphasizes "encouraging students to give something back to their country." Knox ranked 12th in the Best Liberal Arts Colleges classification of the 2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Other colleges in the top 20 include Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Swarthmore, Grinnell, Oberlin, and Amherst. Washington Monthly also drew attention to Knox’s core values of access, affordability, and service. Learn more about Knox's dedication to community service.

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Junior Wins National Playwriting Award

"There is nothing more precious than a willing and thoughtful critic, someone who sees the best part of your play and wants to help you make it even better. I've been lucky to find many such people at Knox," said Knox student and award-winning playwrite Nicole Acton. Nicole is headed for a national playwriting conference, after her on-act play "War" was judged one of the best in the nation in the 2013 National Playwriting Competition. She credits Knox professors and her Knox experience, including participation in the spring 2013 New Plays Festival, for helping her find success. Her play was one of seven winners selected from 694 submissions to the competition sponsored by Young Playwrights, Inc., a professional theater founded by famed lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim. Read more about how Knox helped Nicole earn this award.

Attend a Fall Open House

The best way to get to know Knox is to visit, and the best time to visit is during one of our fall open houses. These events typically last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are full of tours, workshops, and meetings. You'll get a chance to meet faculty and students; explore labs and residence halls; and ask questions about scholarships, financial aid, opportunities for off-campus study, and independent research. Register for an open house on October 14 or November 11 at www.knox.edu/openhouse.

Schedule a Personal Visit

If you can't attend an open house program, you can schedule a personal visit to Knox. Visits will include a student-guided tour of campus and an opportunity to meet with your admission counselor. You can also meet with professors and coaches, and eat lunch in the Hard Knox Cafe. High school seniors can also observe classes. Register at www.knox.edu/visit.

Apply Early for Admission

Are you a high school senior? Apply for admission by the November 1 Early Action deadline, and we will make you priority as we read applications, providing an admission and scholarship decision by the end of November. The Early Action option is non-binding, meaning you may apply to other colleges and still have until May 1 to make your final college selection. For complete instructions on how to apply online, go to www.knox.edu/apply.

Important Dates

October 14

Fall Open House

November 1

Early Action 1 Deadline for First-Year Applicants

November 11

Fall Open House

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Knox Links

Knox College Office of Admission
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7100 Phone
800-678-KNOX Toll-free