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Fall Institute is Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Classes are suspended on this day so you have time to focus on academic goals and career planning. These sessions have been developed to provide valuable insights and resources for all students. Some departments and programs have mandatory sessions on this day. We have provided guidance regarding the target audience for each session, but you should feel free to attend any session that interests you.

Special Opportunity: 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Documentary Film Workshop - CFA Round Room & Lobby 

Preregistration required. Please read the information sheet. To register, contact William Hope 

Fall Institute Sessions

2nd hour: 9:20-10:30 am

Preparing for Medical School  - Wilson House

For first-years and sophomores. Get started on the right track in your academic preparation for medical school. You will also learn about the early admission program at George Washington University.

Presenter: Lisa Harris, Director, Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

Interested in a Career in Education?  - GDH 105

For first-years, sophomores and juniors. This session is intended for those students who are interested in teaching or an education-related field but who have not yet a declared major. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided!

Presenters: Education Department Faculty

German Study and Internship Opportunities  - GDH 103

For first-years and sophomores. Come learn about the possibilities open to you in the German-speaking world. Opportunities abound in Germany and Austria for study abroad, internships in all areas from the arts to the sciences, and opportunities for professional development and graduate school after Knox. Many opportunities for study, internship and graduate school are funded; you can make money by going to Germany.

Presenter: Todd Heidt, Director, Stellyes Center for Global Studies; Chair, International Studies; Associate Professor of German

3rd hour: 10:40-11:50 am

The Medical School Application Process - Wilson House

For juniors and seniors. Find out more about the MCAT exam, AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) and the medical school application process.

Presenter: Lisa Harris, Director, Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

Serving Peace, Creating Friendships - The Journey of a Peace Corps Volunteer  - Alumni Hall, Trustees Room

For all students. Join as we share stories about experiences in the Peace Corps as well as information about the application process and Coverdell Fellowship Program for Returned Volunteers. Also, hear from our Peace Corps Recruiter and past Peace Corps Volunteers. They will speak about how to become involved, how best to prepare for successful applications into the Peace Corps program, and where the Peace Corps can take you.

Presenter: Todd Heidt, Director, Stellyes Center for Global Studies; Chair, International Studies

Arts in Action - CFA 103

For all students. A new course for all arts students: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing. Learn about the Arts and Social Change and create a project to be offered in the Galesburg community during spring term!

Presenter: Kathleen Ridlon, Assistant Professor of Dance; Director, Kleine Center For Community Service

The Data Sciences at Knox - SMC A-206

For all students. A presentation on what the community is doing with respect to learning about the world around us using techniques from the data sciences (machine learning, data mining, statistics, etc.).

Presenter: Ole J. Forsberg, Assistant Professor of Mathematics-Statistics; Director of Statistics Program

4th hour: 12:00-1:10 pm

What Does “Research” Mean? And Reasons to Do It!  - Wilson House

For all students. The word “research” can be intimidating, right? But research can be done by anyone, 1st through 4th years, both inside and outside the classroom! Come to this session to learn about what “doing research” means, why to do it, and how you will be supported along the way at Knox.

Presenter: Lisa Harris, Director, Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising

Why and how to study abroad with Knox! - Alumni Hall, Trustees Room

For first-years, sophomores, and juniors. Whether you are interested in exploring if study abroad is right for you, or you have already made up your mind, there will be information for you here. You’ll receive a brief overview of what study abroad can offer you academically and personally. The second half will focus on the nuts and bolts of the application. If you are planning on studying abroad in 2022-2023, this session is MANDATORY.

Presenter: Todd Heidt, Director, Stellyes Center for Global Studies; Chair, International Studies

MANDATORY Literature Majors’ Senior Seminar  - Old Main Alumni Room

Graduating Literature majors will meet to plan out this Winter’s Senior Seminar. We need to generate ideas and strategies and to make sure that Seminar will work for the group. See you there!

Presenter: Emily Anderson, Professor, English Department

5th hour: 1:20-2:30 pm

MANDATORY Meeting for Ed Studies Majors Planning to Student Teach in 2022-23 - GDH 103

This session is REQUIRED for any student majoring in Educational Studies with Licensure (Elementary, Secondary, or Special Content) and who plans to student teach during the 2022-23 academic year.

Presenters: Scott DeWitt, Chair, Educational Studies; Doug O’Riley, Coordinator of Teacher Education; Mary Lyons, Visiting Assistant Professor

MANDATORY Senior Creative Writing Majors - Old Main, Alumni Room

This session is designed for Senior Creative Writing majors (or juniors intending to graduate in fall 2022). Topics to be covered include: an overview of Senior Portfolio (English 399) and its expectations; scheduling for Milk Route (our student reading series); your questions.

Presenters: Creative Writing Faculty

6th hour: 2:40-3:50 pm

Life After Knox for Studio Art and Art History Majors - WAC 212

For all students. This workshop will cover information on applying to graduate programs and seeking internships and careers in Studio Art, Art History and art Museum Studies.

Presenters: Gregory Gilbert, Professor of Art History and Director of Art History Program; Mark Holmes, Chair, Department of Art and Art History 

Careers in Doing Good: Activism, NGO-work, and public service - Zoom

For all students. Come learn how you can prepare for careers in NGOs, community organizations, human rights work, governments, and more! Knox alum will share their secrets for translating their college experiences and building a resumé to land the kind of jobs that let you make a real impact for good on the world. Sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies Program.

Presenters: Jonah S. Rubin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Denise Roza, Leslie Combs, and Jenn Jones

Power of Experience?  - Alumni Hall, Handler Forum

For all students. The Power of Experience program can provide up to $2000 to support experiential learning opportunities in your junior or senior year. Learn more about the program and application process during this info session. We hope to see you there!

Presenter: Lindsey Rogers, Power of Experience Coordinator

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