Subject: 05/03 Knoxletter The Knoxletter is published by the Public Relations Office and the Office of Student Activities. The deadline for the Knoxletter is 4:30 p.m., Friday. Submissions may be made by e-mailto:email@example.com Past issues: http://www.knox.edu/knoxweb/knoxletter/ KNOXLETTER 05/03/01 SUMMARY: 1. Jonathan Turley To Give Robison Lecture, May 3 2. SASS Sponsors Lecture Series On Feminism, May 3-10 3. CATCH Reception Is May 4 4. Knox Choir Presents Spring Concert May 4 5. Knox Theatre Presents Drama "Three Days Of Rain" May 4-5 6. Poetry Reading--Piano Recital, May 5 7. Community Chorus Spring Concert Is May 5 8. Literacy Training Sessions 9. Madrigal Dinners Presents Musical Comedy Murder Mystery 10. "Practical Look At Nutrition" To Be Presented May 8 11. Student Art Show, May 11-23 12. Spring Dance Concert Is May 11-12 13. Symphony "Pops" Concert Is May 12 14. BLADU Submissions Deadline: May 4 15. Submissions Being Accepted For Muelder Prize 16. Submissions Being Accepted For Moore Prize In Philosophy 17. Call For 2001 Al Young Show Entries 18. Davenport Playwrighting Submissions Being Accepted 19. Fulbright And Watson Informational Meeting 20. Student Positions Available In Admission Office ----------- 1. JONATHAN TURLEY TO GIVE ROBISON LECTURE, MAY 3 Jonathan Turley, Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, will give the 2001 Robison Lecture, "Murder, Mayhem and the Media: Great American Trials of the Twentieth Century," at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union. Turley is nationally known for his work in constitutional law, national security law, environmental law and criminal law. He appeared as a legal commentator during the impeachment proceedings of President Clinton and the Florida election controversy. He has written more than 125 articles on legal subjects in leading national papers. The Robison Lecture is endowed by gifts from Charles B. Robison, a 1934 Knox graduate and retired insurance executive. It sponsors annual lectures at Knox in the areas of insurance, law, economics and history. For further information: http://www.knox.edu/knox/knoxweb/news_events/releases_2000-2001/Turley_Robison_Lecture.html 2. SASS Sponsors Lecture Series on Feminism, May 3-10 Students Against Sexism in Society presents its Spring Speaker Series May 3-10 in the Common Room, Old Main. The schedule of events is: Thursday, May 3, 4 p.m., "The Struggle Between Truth and Authenticity: One of the Dilemmas of Minority Women." Reva Joshee, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Monday, May 7, 4 p.m., Lecture: "Black, Spiritual, Woman." Joycelyn Moody, assistant professor of English, University of Washington. Thursday, May 10, 4 p.m., "Transnational Feminist Networks: Women's Collective Action in an Era of Globalization." Valentine Moghadam, director of the Women's Studies Program at Illinois State University. For further information: http://www.knox.edu/knox/knoxweb/news_events/releases_2000-2001/SASS_Speaker_Series.html 3. CATCH RECEPTION IS MAY 4 CATCH, Knox's journal for the Arts, will celebrate the release of its Winter/Spring issue on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m. Please join us in the lobby of the Ford Center for the Fine Arts for refreshments, readings, and your own copy of CATCH. 4. KNOX CHOIR PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT MAY 4 The Knox Choir, under the direction of Laura Lane, will present its Spring Concert on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall. The program will include "Ave Maria" by Rachmaninoff, "Kyrie" from C Minor Mass by Mozart, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," and "The NymphÕs Reply" by Ruth Watson Henderson and "Past Life Melodies," an Australian piece using Aboriginal chants and overtone singing, by Sarah Hopkins. The women of the Choir will perform "Las Amarillas," a Mexican folk song and the men will perform "Suo Gan," a Welsh folk song. Amber Clark, the accompanist for the Choir, will be featured in the Canadian folk song "JÕentends le moulin." The new a cappella ensemble, 6 Ways from Sunday, will also perform 5. KNOX THEATRE PRESENTS DRAMA "THREE DAYS OF RAIN" Knox Theatre presents "Three Days of Rain," a drama by Richard Greenberg, directed by Ivan H. Davidson, professor of theatre, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, in Studio Theatre, Ford Center for Fine Arts. "Three Days of Rain" portrays the children of two renowned architects, contrasting the lives of children and parents, and testing many of the children's conclusions about themselves. Tickets are available at the Union Desk. Anyone wishing to attend the show is urged to pick up tickets in advance. Tickets at the door will be strictly first come-first serve basis. Unclaimed seats will be distributed at 7:25 p.m. Curtain will be at 7:30 p.m. sharp and no one will be admitted after the show starts. For more information and cast and crew list: http://www.knox.edu/knox/knoxweb/news_events/releases_2000-2001/Three_Days_of_Rain.html 6. POETRY READING--PIANO RECITAL, MAY 5 Poet Robin Metz and composer/pianist Bruce Polay will perform "Threnodies for the Dark Crossing," a combined piano recital and poetry reading, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5, in the Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St., Galesburg. The performance is free and open to the public. Metz, who holds the Philip Sidney Post Professorship in English at Knox, will read selections from "Unbidden Angel," his award-winning collection of poetry written after the death of his wife Elizabeth Jahnke Metz in 1993. Polay, professor of music at Knox and conductor of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, composed "Grasping for Silence," a four-movement suite for solo piano inspired by Metz's poems. For more information: http://www.knox.edu/knox/knoxweb/news_events/releases_2000-2001/Metz_Polay_Performance.html 7. COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT IS MAY 5 The Galesburg Community Chorus, under the direction of Tim Pahel, will present its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Prairie and Ferris Streets. The concert will include John RutterÕs "Te Deum," Ralph Vaughan WilliamsÕ "Five Mystical Songs," Benjamin BritonÕs "Rejoice in the Lamb," and William WaltonÕs "Set me as a seal upon thine heart." Guest artists for this concert include Kerry Heimann, organist; Bill Shomos, baritone; Kim Pokin, soprano; Kristin Miserocchi, mezzo-soprano; Bob Frieze, tenor. Tickets are available at the door; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors; students and children are admitted free. 8. LITERACY TRAINING SESSIONS Knox students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training sessions, which will be held at Knox in George Davis Hall, Room 103 on Saturday, May 5 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. If you're interested, contact Karen Avalos via e-mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 9. MADRIGAL DINNERS PRESENTS MUSICAL COMEDY MURDER MYSTERY The Knox Chamber Singers will present a musical comedy murder mystery for its annual Madrigal Dinners at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, in Seymour Union. Tickets for the dinner theatre event are $17.50 for faculty, staff and students off-board and $9.50 for students on-board. For the general public, tickets are $19.50 for adults and $9.50 for children. The deadline for tickets has been extended to May 7. Good seats are still available for this fabulous show! For information call Kristin Miserocchi Ext. 8491 or e-mailto:email@example.com. Guests will dine and witness the merriment as students present a musical comedy, "The Ghost of Glastonburg." Set in 19th century England, the murder mystery was written by Doug Smith, a junior political science major. For further information and cast and crew list: http://www.knox.edu/knox/knoxweb/news_events/releases_2000-2001/Madrigal_Dinners_2001.html 10. "PRACTICAL LOOK AT NUTRITION" TO BE PRESENTED MAY 8 "A practical look at nutrition" an independent study by Meera Gupta will be presented May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in room A107 of SMAC. This presentation should be of interest to anyone concerned with eating healthy, optimal nutrition for athletic performance, understanding prevalent popular diets and nutritional supplements, and theories about the dramatic rise in childhood obesity and adult weight gain and loss. Meera's practical information should help give you the information you need to make wise decisions about healthy nutrition and weight control. Please join us for this brief informative presentation. 11. STUDENT ART SHOW, MAY 11-23 The Thirty-First Annual Albert C. Young Exhibition and Competition will open Friday, May 11, 2001 and continue through May 23 in the Gallery, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. More than $2,000 in prizes will be awarded in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture, making the show one of the richest among undergraduate college art competitions. This year's entries will be judged by the noted painter and teacher John Moore. Moore will announce awards and discuss his own work at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11 in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Moore is represented by the Hirschl and Adler Modern galleries in New York City. The competition is made possible largely through gifts from the late Albert C. Young, a 1969 Knox graduate, and members of his family. Additional prizes are endowed by gifts from Knox College alumni James A. Campbell, Beverly Bender and Marie Maltby Gunther. For further information: http://www.knox.edu/knox/knoxweb/news_events/releases_2000-2001/Al_Young_Show_2001.html 12. SPRING DANCE CONCERT IS MAY 11-12 The Spring Dance Concert will be held May 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Harbach Theater. This concert includes works by both dance faculty and students as well as a piece choreographed by a guest artist from the Jump Rhythm Dance Project, based out of Chicago. The concert is free to the Knox community and $5 for the public. 13. SYMPHONY "POPS" CONCERT IS MAY 12 The award-winning Knox Galesburg Symphony presents "Celebrate Mom at the Pops" with Sounds of the Big Bands, featuring Jack Larson, narrator. Join us for a delightful evening of memorable melodies by Ellington, Gershwin, Mancini, and other favorites, May 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg Street. Knox College Student Tickets: 1/2 PRICE! To obtain your reserved Knox Student concert tickets, just present your Knox student ID at the Orpheum Office (342-2299) at 60 S. Kellogg, Galesburg, or on concert Saturday after 11 a.m., go to the Box Office in the Orpheum Theatre Lobby. Bring a friend or family member--tickets are $8 to $15 for the general public. RESERVE EARLY FOR BEST SEATING! 14. BLADU SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: MAY 4 The deadline for the last BLADU issue of the year is Friday, May 4. Submissions should be about 750 words for a short editorial or 1,500 words for a longer news article or commentary. BLADU is also accepting artists' renderings of what Knox will look like in the year 3001. Drawings should be no larger than a half-page in size. Please e-mail article submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Send drawings to BLADU, box K-1726. 15. SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR MUELDER PRIZE IN AMERICAN STUDIES Announcing: The 2001 Hermann R. Muelder Prize in American Studies ($300.00). Submissions are being accepted for the Hermann R. Muelder Prize for the best paper in American Studies (one entry per student). Any essay that examines some aspect of American Culture or Identity from a literary or historical perspective is eligible. Submit papers by 1 p.m., Friday, May 4, to Julie Traff, Room 208, Old Main. Any paper written during the past three terms (Spring '00, through Winter, '01) is eligible. Essays submitted for other prizes are also eligible for the Muelder prize. 16. SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR MOORE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY The philosophy department requests submissions for the Merritt Moore Prize in Philosophy. Essays on any philosophical topic are welcome. The prize amount is $100. Send essays to Prof. Lance Factor, Box K-6. The deadline is May 6. 17. CALL FOR 2001 AL YOUNG SHOW ENTRIES The 31st Annual Albert C. Young Exhibition and Competition will open Friday, May 11, and continue through May 23. Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. All art made in Knox College studio art classes since the last Al Young Show is eligible. Entries are due by 4 p.m. Monday, May 7. Work should be turned into the appropriate area, designated by medium, outside CFA 102. All entries should be ready for hanging: paintings appropriately framed and fitted with screw eyes and wire; drawings, photographs and prints mounted or matted and with strings secured with Kraft tape on the backs. (Members of the exhibition hanging committee will help with matting and framing Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) A submission form with the artist's name, the title of the piece, and its sale or insurance value should be placed on the back of all entries. First prizes are purchase awards and become part of the College's permanent collection of alumni art. Every student is encouraged to submit one piece for each art course taken, but the exhibition hanging committee reserves the right to jury out excessive submissions or entries inadequately labeled or mounted. The 2001 judge is the noted painter and teacher John Moore. Awards will be announced at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12 in the CFA Gallery. 18. DAVENPORT PLAYWRIGHTING SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED The Davenport Playwrighting Contest is accepting submissions of student written plays of any length. Deadline for submission is noon, May 9. Scripts should be delivered to Prof. Ivan H. Davidson, CFA 118. This year's judge is Knox Alumni Achievement Award winner, Sherwood Kiraly, published novelist and produced playwright. He will announce the winners and read from his own work in a public presentation on May 14 at 4 p.m. in the Common Room. 19. FULBRIGHT AND WATSON INFORMATIONAL MEETING Deans Breitborde and Bailey will give a presentation on the Fulbright Grant and Watson Fellowship on Thursday, May 10, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Old Main. This yearÕs Fulbright and Watson winners, Ellen Titzkowski and Summer Kingery, will speak about their application experience. Any student interested in applying their senior year is invited to attend. 20. POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN ADMISSION OFFICE Admission Assistant: The admission office is looking for a group of students to assist the admission effort of recruiting and enrolling the next entering class. Candidates should have at least one year of on campus experience at Knox. Admission assistants communicate with prospective students in a variety of ways. Primary tasks include giving campus tours, contacting prospective students via telephone, writing first person narratives for distribution through post or electronic means, and responding to inquiries for a current studentÕs perspective. In all tasks, admission assistants share their experiences and their knowledge about college life in general and Knox in specific with prospective students. The positions require highly responsible, conversational and articulate individuals who have a broad range of interests at Knox and have a flexible schedule. The positions will require regularly scheduled work taking place during days and evenings, weekdays and weekends. Weekly meeting attendance is required. Please apply at the Admission Office before May 11. Admission Assistants with a Multicultural Focus: The admission office is looking for a group of students to assist the admission effort of recruiting and enrolling the next entering class. Special focus will be placed on activities designed to enhance the racial diversity of the students enrolling at Knox. Candidates should have at least one year of on campus experience at Knox. Admissions Assistants will communicate with prospective students of color in a variety of ways. Primary tasks include giving campus tours, contacting prospective students via telephone, writing first person narratives for distribution through post of electronic means, and responding to inquiries for a current studentÕs perspective. In all tasks, admission assistants share their experiences and their knowledge about college life in general and Knox in specific with prospective students. The positions require highly responsible, conversational and articulate individuals who have a broad range of interests at Knox and have a flexible schedule. The positions will require regularly scheduled work (about 10 hours each week) taking place during days and evenings, weekdays and weekends. Weekly meeting attendance is required. Please apply at the Admission Office before May 11.