Knoxletter
February 26, 2004

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02/26/04 KNOXLETTER

SUMMARY:

Campus Events
1. Alum To Give Lecture On Global Security, Feb. 26
2. Anti-Terrorist Money Laundering Lecture, February 26
3. Robot Sumo Wrestling Competition Is Feb. 26
4. Rep Term Presents Lysistrata, The Trojan Women
5. Poet Bruce Weigl To Read At Caxton Club Feb. 27
6. Fridays At Four Features Stuart Allison Feb. 27
7. Knox Choir Tour Performance Concerts, Feb 29, April 2
8. Writers’ Forum Features Garten And Marzoni March 1
9. Music Department Candidate On Campus March 1
10. State Homeland Security Official To Speak, March 2
11. Community Band Concert Is March 3

Knox News
12. Textbook Includes Selection From Kasser Book
13. TKS Wins Awards
14. McAndrew Chapter Published

Students
15. Catch Proofing Party Is Feb. 29
16. Opportunities For Minority Students
17. Career, Internship, And Summer Job Fair Is March 4
18. First Year Students--Knox-Rush Program

Faculty and Staff
19. Registration Open For Young Pianists Competition

Calendar Of Events

21. Off-Campus Events
  Choral Group “Chapter 6” To Perform Feb. 28
  Teams Sought For Bowl-A-Thon
  Logo Contest: Black Earth Film Festival
  Black Earth Film Festival Film Submission Drive

—CAMPUS EVENTS—

1. ALUM TO GIVE LECTURE ON GLOBAL SECURITY, FEB. 26
Mara Simanis, ’83, former assistant to the President of Latvia, will give a talk, "Human Security in a Changing World," at 4 p.m., Thursday, February 26, in the Common Room, Old Main. Currently an independent consultant in Latvia, she has worked as an assistant to the President of Latvia and as Program Director of the Institute for Latvian Studies. She edited several major reports, including Latvia's "Report on Civil Services and State Administrations" for the European Union, and Latvia's "Report on Human Security" for the United Nations. The talk is sponsored by the Global Studies Center.

2. ANTI-TERRORIST MONEY LAUNDERING LECTURE, FEBRUARY 26
Max Tappeiner, '99, a anti-money-laundering specialist with ABN AMRO, a commercial bank, in New Jersey, will give a lecture entitled, "Needles and Haystacks: Detecting Terrorist Financing Moving through Banks," at 4 p.m., Thursday, February 26, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union. Tappeiner has worked in the field of anti-money laundering/terrorist financing for four years. In 2002, his work was cited by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. As a student, Tappeiner was editor of The Knox Student and a founder of BLADU. His lecture is sponsored by the Journalism Program, the Cultural Affairs Committee and the Business Club. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6660.xml

3. ROBOT SUMO WRESTLING COMPETITION IS FEB. 26
On Thursday, February 26, at 4 p.m. in SMC E117 the Second Annual Robot Sumo Wrestling Competition will take place. Sponsored by the Knox Computer Club, the competition features seven (7) teams competing in a laddered tournament for Knox bragging rights. Teams of one or two students (plus a couple of faculty members!) create the Sumo Robots out of Lego Mindstorm kits and each bout involves two competitors attempting to push each other out of a 3-foot diameter raised arena. Come and watch the Lego parts fly!

4. REP TERM PRESENTS LYSISTRATA, THE TROJAN WOMEN
Rep Term will present two ancient Greek plays depicting the consequences of war--the bawdy comedy "Lysistrata," and the moving tragedy "The Trojan Women"--in nightly rotation Feb. 26 through March 6 in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Performances of "Lysistrata" are at 7:30 p.m. on February 26 and 28, and March 2 and 4. "The Trojan Women" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on February 27 and 29, and March 3 and 5. Both shows will close on Saturday, March 6 with "Lysistrata" at 2 p.m. and "The Trojan Women" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from Cindy Wickliffe in the Campus Life Office. " 'Lysistrata' is set in 411 BCE, during the Peloponnesian War, which had been going on for about 20 years between two Greek city-states, Athens and Sparta," said the play's director, Robert Whitlatch, Seeley Distinguished Service Professor of Theatre. "The plot revolves around an Athenian woman, Lysistrata, who rallies women on both sides of the conflict to put an end to the fighting: namely, calling for a sex-strike and seizing the city treasury." Audience members are advised that "Lysistrata" contains explicit sexual language. The tragedy "The Trojan Women" by Euripides is directed by Ivan Davidson, professor of theatre. "The play was first presented in Greece about 415 BCE, also during the Peloponnesian War, but it depicts a war that took place approximately 600 years earlier," Davidson said. "Greek invaders captured the city of Troy, a conflict that was described in part in Homer's epic poem 'The Iliad'." Because of the nature of the production, and as a courtesy to other audience members, no one will be admitted after the performance of "Trojan Women" begins. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6638.xml

5. POET BRUCE WEIGL TO READ AT CAXTON CLUB FEB. 27
Poet Bruce Weigl will read from his own works at 4 p.m., Friday, February 27, at Caxton Club in the Common Room, Old Main. Weigl is the author of several poetry collections, including "Archeology of the Circle" and "Song of Napalm," and a memoir, "Circle of Hahn." Much of his work was inspired by his service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. Currently a visiting professor at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, Weigl previously taught and directed the writing program at Pennsylvania State University. He is past president of the Associated Writing Programs.

6. FRIDAYS AT FOUR FEATURES STUART ALLISON FEB. 27
Next in the FRIDAYS AT FOUR series, presenting work in progress by Knox faculty, will be Stuart Allison, Associate Professor of Biology: "What do we mean when we talk about ecological restoration? An inquiry into values."  Friday, February 27, 4 p.m. in the Francois Classroom (SMC E-117).

7. KNOX CHOIR TOUR PERFORMANCE CONCERTS, FEB 29, APRIL 2
The Knox Choir will present its 2004 Spring Tour concerts at 3 p.m., Sunday, February 29, at Central Congregational Church, on the Public Square in Galesburg; and at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, in Kresge Hall on the Knox campus in Galesburg. Performances are free and open to the public. The Choir will also perform in Wisconsin and Minnesota over spring break. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6626.xml

8. WRITERS’ FORUM FEATURES GARTEN AND MARZONI MARCH 1
Writers' Forum on Monday, March 1 will feature Anya Garten reading non-fiction and Beth Marzoni reading poetry. The reading is at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Old Main, and refreshments will be served.

9. MUSIC DEPARTMENT CANDIDATE ON CAMPUS MARCH 1
The final candidate for the music department's jazz studies/history position is Matt Pivec, who will be here Monday, March 1:
4:00    Rehearse the Knox College Jazz Ensemble in Jay Reherasal Hall
7:00    Presentation on Jazz History in CFA 209.
The Knox Community is cordially invited to attend both events.

10. STATE HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIAL TO SPEAK, MARCH 2
Carl Hawkinson, deputy chief of staff for public safety for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, will give a lecture, "Illinois' Homeland Security Plan," at 12 noon, Tuesday, March 2, in the Lincoln Room, Seymour Union. Tickets, which include lunch, are $8.50, and are available from the Advancement Office, Ext. 7233. Seating is limited and reservations are due by Friday, February 27. The lecture is part of the Knox Talks series, co-sponsored by Knox College and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6596.xml

11. COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT IS MARCH 3
The Knox-Sandburg Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The performance will include works by Tchaikovsky and Sousa, among others.  Knox student Christopher Rollins, a senior major, will be featured on "Serenade for Alto Saxophone and Band." Knox student Justin Haynes, senior music and education major, will direct one of the selections. The Knox-Sandburg Community Band is comprised of students from Knox College, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg High School and members of the Galesburg community. The group is directed by Bernie Potter, adjunct instructor in music at Knox. Auditions are not required, and any interested band musicians are welcome to join the ensemble. More information is available from Professor Bruce Polay, Ext. 7208. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6670.xml

—KNOX NEWS—

12. TEXTBOOK INCLUDES SELECTION FROM KASSER BOOK
A selection from Tim Kasser’s book, “The High Price of Materialism” (MIT Press, 2002), was included in the textbook, “Rereading America: Cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing” (6th Edition, Bedford/St. Martin’s).

13. TKS WINS AWARDS
Ten staff members of The Knox Student, have received awards at the Illinois College Press Association 2004 Annual Convention.The Knox Student, published bi-weekly, won awards for news and feature reporting, photography, commentary and page design. The convention was held Feb. 20-21, 2004 at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Chicago.
First Place:
In-Depth Reporting: Elizabeth Leahy, Dan Chibnall & Dan Tyx, "What Will Become of First-Year Preceptorial?" and "The Future of FP"; Feb. 14, 2003
Second Place:
Feature Photography: Maria Filippone; photos of theatre production "The Grapes of Wrath"; Feb. 14, 2003
Third Place:
In Depth Reporting: Elizabeth Leahy & Dan Tyx; "Crowe Controversy Divides Senior Class"; May 23, 2003
News Story: Dan Tyx & Elizabeth Leahy; "Crowe to Speak at Commencement"; May 2, 2003
Honorable Mention:
Sports Column: Don Burt, "Curses, Foiled Again!," Oct. 24, 2003
Sports Page Design: Chris Etheridge & Devin Hogan; issue published Sept. 22, 2003
Feature Story: Gina Salamone, "'Blog' Controversy Raises Questions about Knox Censorship"; Oct. 10, 2003
Headline Writing: Sarah Atkeson; "Gator Raid?" Oct. 10, 2003
Photography: Erin Spier, photograph of women's soccer game; Sept. 22, 2003
http://www.knox.edu/x6759.xml

14. McANDREW CHAPTER PUBLISHED
Frank McAndrew, Psychology, has published a chapter in a book that will be published this month. The title of the chapter is "Evolution and the problem of altruism: Current and historical perspectives." It appears in Volume 27 of "Advances in Psychology Research" (pp. 277-288) edited by Serge P. Sohov and published by Nova Science Publishers.

—STUDENTS—

15. CATCH PROOFING PARTY IS FEB. 29
Please join us in readying the Winter/Spring Edition of Catch, Sunday February 29 at 4 p.m. in the publications office, located in Seymour Hall. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Questions should be directed to Maggie Queeney at mqueeney@knox.edu.

16. OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarships of $5,000 annually for three years of law school at an ABA-accredited law school. Application deadline is March 1. Applications available: http://www.abanet.org/fje.

17. CAREER, INTERNSHIP, AND SUMMER JOB FAIR IS MARCH 4
Career, Internship, and Summer Job Fair for students--Thurs., March 4, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lincoln Room, Seymour Union. Approximately 20 companies will be coming to Knox looking for students to meet their career, internship and summer job recruiting needs. For a detailed list of companies and positions please come to the Career Center (SMC D212) or see our bulletin board in Seymour Union.

18. FIRST YEAR STUDENTS--KNOX-RUSH PROGRAM
First year students who wish to apply for the Knox-Rush Early Identification Program can obtain an application form in the office of the Dean of the College (OM 105) and from Professors Janet Kirkley and Judy Thorn.  This annual program grants a select number of first year students conditional admission to Rush Medical College. To be eligible, students must complete two two-term sequences in science and mathematics their first year. The sequences that can be counted are MATH 151 (or 140 and 141) and MATH 152, and any two sequential 100-level BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS courses.  Additionally, applicants should receive grades of 3.0 or higher in each course. The deadline for application is Friday, March 29.

—FACULTY AND STAFF—

19. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR KNOX-GALESBURG SYMPHONY’S
11TH ANNUAL YOUNG PIANISTS COMPETITION
Registration is now open for Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s 11th annual Young Pianists Competition. The competition will take place on Saturday, April 3, in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts at Knox College. There is no cost to enter the competition which is open to pianists whose actual age is five through fourteen years old on April 3 and who reside in Knox County or Monmouth, IL. Participants will compete in categories by age and perform in order of their age group, youngest to oldest. Music teachers and parents who have registered a young pianist in past competitions will receive entry forms in the mail. Other young pianists who are interested in registering should contact the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Office at (309) 341-7268. The registration deadline is Monday, March 15.

—CALENDAR OF EVENTS—

Thursday, Feb 26
4:00 p.m. Journalism Program Talk on Money Laundering, Max Tappeiner ’99, Ferris Lounge
4:00 p.m. Computer Club Robot Sumo Wrestling Competition, SMC E117
4:00 p.m. "Human Security in a Changing World," Mara Simanis, ’83, Common Room
4:30 p.m. Classics Club, Wallace Lounge
5:30 p.m. Alliance for Peaceful Action, Human Rights Center
7:00 p.m. Chi Alpha, Wallace Lounge
7:00 p.m. Student Senate, Round Room
7:30 p.m. Rep Term Production, “Lysistrata”, Harbach Theatre
9:00 p.m. Knox for Dean, Post Lobby

Friday, Feb 27
4:00 p.m. Fridays at Four, Stuart Allison, SMC E117
4:00 p.m. Caxton Club, Poet Bruce Weige, Common Room
6:340 p.m. IVCF, Wallace Lounge
7:00 p.m. Cinema Club Movie, Round Room
7:30 p.m. Rep Term Production, “The Trojan Women”, Harbach Theatre
8:00 p.m. ABLE Black History Month Lock-In, ABLE Center

Saturday, Feb 28
7:30 p.m. Rep Term Production, “Lysistrata”, Harbach Theatre
7:30 p.m. Union Board Band Show, “Spitalfield”, “Redline Rain”, and “The Junior Varsity”, Gizmo

Sunday, Feb 29
8:00 a.m. Union Board Excursion to “Medieval Times” Dinner Show in Schaumburg, Meet at T. Fleming Fieldhouse
3:00 p.m. Knox Choir Send-off Concert, Central Congregational Church
3:00 p.m. Yoga Way, Wilson House
5:00 p.m. Harambee African Dinner, Harambee House
5:00 p.m. Scrabble Club, Post Lobby
7:00 p.m. Dance Dance Revolution, Post Lobby
7:30 p.m. Rep Term Production, “The Trojan Women”, Harbach Theatre
8:00 p.m. APO, Wallace Lounge

Monday, March 1
4:00 p.m. Writers’ Forum, Alumni Room
4:00 p.m. General Student Recital, Kresge
5:30 p.m. Martial Arts, CFA Circle Drive
7:00 p.m. Film Production Club, Wallace Lounge
8:00 p.m. Korean Club Movie, Round Room
8:00 p.m. GIN Games Night, Post Lobby
9:00 p.m. Circle K, Wallace Lounge

21. —OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS—

CHORAL GROUP “CHAPTER 6” TO PERFORM FEB. 28
The acclaimed men's vocal group Chapter 6 will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 28, at First Presbyterian Church, 101 N. Prairie St., Galesburg. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens over 60, and free to students, and are available at the door, or in advance from Charles Gibbs at 309-342-8143. The concert is sponsored by the Galesburg Community Chorus. Chapter 6 features six vocalists, plus a music director, who have been performing vocal jazz, gospel, pop and classical music since 1998, when they were students at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Chapter 6 has given more than 500 concerts in 25 states, including 250 shows at Celebration Theatre in Branson, Missouri, and appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, on ABC's Good Morning America, and at the Columbia University Christian Music Festival.

TEAMS SOUGHT FOR BOWL-A-THON
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Knox County invites Knox students, clubs, fraternities and sororities to form teams to raise funds and participate in the "Bowl For Kids Sake" Bowl-A-Thon on April 24th at Northgate Lanes in Galesburg. Teams must consist of four to six members, and each member must raise $50, or an organization/business can sponsor a team for $100, or team/lane sponsors are $150. Bowling is expected to begin at 12 p.m. and each team will be allowed to bowl two games. If you have questions or would like to form a team, contact Shannon Anderson at WGIL Radio, 342-5200, via e-mail at <shannona@wgil.com> or by phone at 368-9065.

LOGO CONTEST: BLACK EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
Create Official logo for the festival which will be featured on all festival materials
Contest Guidelines:
*Logo must include words “BLACK EARTH FILM FESTIVAL”
*Logo must be scannable and, if in color, must work as black & white; Work well large and small
*We request a “midwestern theme” (interpret “creatively”)
*DEADLINE: May 1, 2004
*FORMAT: Disc (formated for PC), CD, OR Hard Copy format
Submit entries to: Knox Box 996 or info@galesburgarts.org
  Film Festival will occur in October and will feature independent films from the U.S. and abroad. We are also accepting film submissions now and offer a special entry rate for students. Go to www.blackearthfilmfestival.org for entry forms and rules.
  Questions? Contact: kmcdowel@knox.edu

BLACK EARTH FILM FESTIVAL FILM SUBMISSION DRIVE
The first annual Black Earth Film Festival will take place October 1-3, 2004 in Galesburg, at the historic Orpheum Theatre.  The festival will feature independent films. Film Festival categories include: Short Film; Comedy/Drama; Science Fiction/Horror; Animation; Experimental; Flash Movies/ Animation; and Documentary. This is a unique opportunity to get your films seen! Entries must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2004 and submission applications are available at http://www.blackearthfilmfestival.org.  There is a reduced entry fee for students.



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