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The Inauguration of

C. Andrew McGadney

Twentieth President

May 5-6, 2022

The Knox College Board of Trustees invited students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to be part of history as Knox College inaugurated C. Andrew McGadney as the twentieth president of Knox College.

View the Photo StoryView the Ceremony Program

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 5

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. A Conversation with Sara Jane Ahmed '12

Join faculty member, John Spittell and alumna Sara Jane as they discuss her Knox experience and incredible career journey.
for students, faculty, and staff
Lincoln Room, Seymour

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. From the Historical Abolitionist Movement to Contemporary Reckonings with Restorative Justice

Join alumnus and faculty colleagues Owen Muelder '63 and Leanne Trapedo Sims presentations on the abolitionist movement, restorative justice work today and intersections with Knox College and Galesburg.
for students, faculty, and staff
Ferris Lounge, Seymour

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. A Conversation with Haki Madhubuti

Join faculty members Fred Hord and Magali Roy-Fequeire as they talk with Haki about the breadth of his work and impact.
for students, faculty, and staff
Red Room, Seymour Library

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Rootabaga Jazz Festival

The Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival is a unique partnership that brings together Knox College, the Galesburg community, world-renowned musicians, music lovers, and arts supporters.
Galesburg Community Arts Center

Friday, May 6

11:00 a.m. Inauguration Ceremony

The Orpheum Theatre

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Campus Luncheon

Immediately following the Inauguration Ceremony
Seymour Union

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Galesburg Community Arts Center

Current Exhibits

Founders Day Exhibit

Come explore what it means to be an abolitionist institution yesterday and today. Highlights include the diaries of abolitionist Samuel Wright, the Founders Compass, antislavery society pamphlets, and contemporary student protest documents.
Main floor of Seymour Library

The Blick Art Materials Juried Student Exhibit

The juror's lecture and awards ceremony is scheduled for May 6th at 4:30 p.m.. This year's Juror is Katie Bell '08, who is now a well known artist working in New York. The exhibit will be up from May 6-13.
Exhibit in both the Center for Fine Arts and Whitcomb Arts Center


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