Knoxletter
Knox College newsletter for Feb 5, 2004
February 05, 2004

SUMMARY:

Campus Events
1. Wellstone Civic Dialogue Project, Feb. 5
2. Art Exhibit By Jeremy Long Opens Feb. 6
3. Knox Choir And Chicago Choir To Perform Feb. 6
4. Knox-Galesburg Symphony Trio To Perform Feb. 7
5. A 'Just' War Or Just Another War?
6. Founders Day Celebration 2004
7. Lecture On Art And Zen Buddhism, Feb. 12
8. Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Nova Singers!
9. Hane Memorial Service Is Feb. 14

Knox News
10. Steenis Promoted To VP
11. Gilbert Article Accepted For The Oxford Art Journal

Students
12. Legal/Political Careers Alumni Panel Feb. 8
13. Law School Info Session, Feb. 11
14. Common Room Seeking Essays
15. Request For Research Proposals
16. Opportunities For Minority Students
17. Lost Ring
18. Recycling Thursdays Are Back

Faculty and Staff
19. Bookstore Accepts Flex Dollars
20. KGS Hosts Music Mornings Program Feb. 7

Calendar Of Events

Off-Campus Events
21. Rootabaga Jammers To Perform Feb. 5
22. Chocolate Festival Is Feb. 7-8
23. Art Center Hosts Botanical Drawings Exhibit
24. Prairie Players To Hold Auditions For Bedroom Farce, Feb. 9-10
25. South African Group To Perform Feb. 12
26. Galva Arts Council Plans Valentine's Day Coffeehouse

—CAMPUS EVENTS—

1. WELLSTONE CIVIC DIALOGUE PROJECT, FEB. 5
Join thousands of Americans in 650 locations for a national night of discussion of Senator Paul Wellstone's book Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the Common Room of Old Main.  Order your copy now (available at most on-line booksellers) to be ready for the discussion, which will center on the first two chapters.  To register on-line, or for more information, visit Wellstone Action! at http://www.wellstone.org. Or contact Andrea Conner, discussion facilitator, at aconner@knox.edu.

2. ART EXHIBIT BY JEREMY LONG OPENS FEB. 6
Jeremy Long, Visiting Professor of Art, will exhibit his work in a show entitled, 'Paintings and Drawings' February 6-27. The opening reception is Friday, February 6, from 6-8 p.m., in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The Art department would like to extend an invitation to the faculty, students and staff to come to the opening and see the show!

3. KNOX CHOIR AND CHICAGO CHOIR TO PERFORM FEB. 6
The Knox Choir and the University of Chicago Motet Choir will perform a joint concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 6, in Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The Knox Choir, directed by Tim Pahel, will perform "Lobe den Herren," by Hugo Distler; "Plorate filii Israel," by Carissimi; "Gaudete omnes," by Sweelinck; "O Nata Lux," by Morten Lauridsen; a spiritual, "I'm gonna sing til the spirit moves in my heart," arranged by Moses Hogan; "Tangueando," by Oscar Escalada; and "Lux Arumque," by Eric Whitacre. The University of Chicago choir, directed by Randi von Ellefson, will perform Morten Lauridsen's "Mid-Winter Songs," Eric Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs," and a cappella pieces by Gyorgy Orban, Orlando di Lasso, Robert Young, and Vytautas Miskinis. The Knox Chamber Singers will perform "Le Chant des Oiseaux," by Janequin; "The Blue Bird," by Charles Stanford; and a vocal jazz selection,  "Chili con Carne," by Anders Edenroth.

4. KNOX-GALESBURG SYMPHONY TRIO TO PERFORM FEB. 7
The Knox Galesburg Symphony will present a performance of Brahms’ Trio I in B Major, Faure’s Trio and Loeillet’s Sonata in B minor by the Knox-Galesburg Symphony Trio, featuring KGS concertmaster David Suda, violin, KGS principal cello Carolyn Suda, and KGS music director/conductor Bruce Polay, piano. The Trio performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 7 in Kresge Recital Hall. Wine, cheese and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by G & M Distributors at intermission, and Polay will conduct an autograph signing of the KGS’ recently released “Golden” CD.General admission tickets are $12 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (342-2299), 60 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, or at the door.  Children and students are half-price.  Reduced prices are available with the purchase of a KGS 3-concert ticket package for the February 21, March 27, and April 24 subscription concerts.

5. A 'JUST' WAR OR JUST ANOTHER WAR?
Catholic scholar to discuss doctrine, Feb. 10 The Reverend Monsignor Stuart W. Swetland, S.T.D., Director of the Newman Foundation at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, will present a lecture, "Can War Ever Be Just? A Discussion of the Just War Tradition in Light of Current Events" at 4 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, in the Common Room, Old Main. Swetland is an adjunct associate professor in the Program for the Study of Religion at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he teaches classes in "U.S. Catholic Experience, Social Movements in Modern Christianity," and "Ethics of War and Peace." The lecture is sponsored by the Newman Club.

6. FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION 2004
Knox College will mark the 167th anniversary of its founding with the presentation of Alumni Achievement Awards at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Muelder Room, Seymour Library. Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to Homer Johnson, professor of business at Loyola University of Chicago, and to Jo Ellen Maurer Sandburg, an acclaimed high school French teacher. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6579.xml

7. LECTURE ON ART AND ZEN BUDDHISM, FEB. 12
Henry Joe, professor emeritus of art at Knox, will present a lecture, "Seeing and Knowing: Nature, Intuition, and Zen Art," at 4 p.m., Thursday, February 12, in the Round Room, Ford Center for Fine Arts. The lecture will examine the way that Zen Buddhism looks toward the natural processes in the world as its source of enlightenment and inspiration. The lecture is sponsored by the Anthropology and Sociology Club. Full Story: http://www.knox.edu/x6584.xml

8. CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH NOVA SINGERS!
Nova Singers celebrates the romance of the season with a tribute to love. The concerts, entitled Chords of Love, will be held on Saturday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Galesburg, and on Sunday, February 15 at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Moline. Director Laura Lane will lead Nova Singers through a host of wonderfully romantic music with some of the most popular and light-hearted English madrigals of all time by Weelkes and Morley. Students from Canton High School and Rockridge High School participating in Project Sing! will join Nova Singers in singing a French Psalm by Eric Whitacre, and If Music be the Food of Love, by David Dickau. Tickets for Chords of Love will be available at the door. Admission is $14 for adults and $10 for seniors, while students and children are admitted free of charge.

9. HANE MEMORIAL SERVICE IS FEB. 14
A memorial will be held Saturday, Feb. 14 for Mikiso Hane, Professor Emeritus of History and an internationally renowned scholar on Japanese history, who died Dec 8. Further details: http://www.knox.edu/x6196.xml

—KNOX NEWS—

10. STEENIS PROMOTED TO VP
Paul Steenis has been promoted to Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission of Knox College. Steenis, who earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy, economics and business administration at Knox, joined the Knox staff as an admission counselor immediately following his graduation in June 1985. He has served as assistant director of admission, associate director of admission and, since 1992, as director of admission. He is responsible for student recruitment, scholarship and financial aid programs.

11. GILBERT ARTICLE ACCEPTED FOR THE OXFORD ART JOURNAL
Gregory Gilbert, Art, has had his article "Robert Motherwell's World War II Collages: Signifying War as Topical Spectacle in Abstract Expressionist Art" accepted for publication in the Oxford Art Journal. Published by Oxford University Press, the Oxford Art Journal is the leading academic journal devoted to Social Art History. Gilbert's article will appear in the Fall 2004 issue.

—STUDENTS—

12. LEGAL/POLITICAL CAREERS ALUMNI PANEL FEB. 8
There will be a panel discussion about legal/political careers held for students on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3:00 p.m. in Ferris Lounge. The alumni confirmed to head the discussions are:
Brigid Leahy, Knox '89:  Director of Legislation for the Illinois Planned Parenthood Council
Stephen Hurley, Knox '69:  Attorney at Hurley, Burish & Milliken (Madison, WI). Stephen has written dialogue for the movie "Primal Fear" and the television series "Picket Fences"
Don Harmon, Knox '88:  Illinois State Senator
Jerry Tatar, Knox '71:  Attorney, Jerome A. Tatar & Assoc., PC
Please RSVP to the Career Center, Ext. 7494, by February 2 if you plan to attend

13. LAW SCHOOL INFO SESSION, FEB. 11
Jan Koran, a Knox graduate and member of the Knox College Board of Trustees, will discuss law school, and the study and practice of law, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m., in Ferris Lounge. Koran received her law degree at Northwestern University, and currently serves as General Counsel for YMCA of the United States.

14. COMMON ROOM SEEKING ESSAYS
  Knox's online journal of literary criticism, The Common Room, is seeking essays for publication. Submissions are welcome at any time, but those received by February 15 will be considered for the next issue.
  Essays should be
--a piece of literary criticism from any disciplinary area
--written by a Knox student
--5-25 pp. long (typed and double-spaced)
--in hard copy form
--documented with Works Cited page
--sent to Natania Rosenfeld as an email attachment (nrosenfe@knox.edu) or dropped off at OM 313
If you have questions or want more details about submission requirements, call Natania Rosenfeld at Ext. 7497.
Check out The Common Roo at http://departments.knox.edu/engdept/commonroom

15. REQUEST FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS
The Billy W. Geer Research Fund was recently established to support undergraduate research in the sciences and mathematics at Knox College by awarding grants to faculty and students to purchase small pieces of equipment and other supplies. Requests for proposals are now being solicited. Proposal forms and instructions can be obtained from, and should be returned to, Linda Dybas or Janet Kirkley. Proposals will be evaluated by the Geer Research Fund Program Committee for scientific merit, educational value, feasibility of the project, clarity of the project goals and description of equipment/supplies use, and potential for the proposed acquisition to see wider use. Proposals for this round of funding are due by February 20.  An amount of $1000 is available. Awards will be made within a month after receipt of all proposals.

16. OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
The American Bar Foundation's Montgomery Summer Research Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Minority Undergraduate Students:  For sophomore or junior students with an interest in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences.  Tenure is ten weeks this summer with a stipend of $3,600.  Application deadline is Feb. 27.  Application materials are available: http://www.abf-sociolegal.org. 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. LOST RING
On Wednesday, January 28 a silver high school class ring from Whitney Young High School was lost in the Fieldhouse. The ring has a green stone and a Dolphin on the top of the ring. If you find the ring, please send an e-mailto:nmgutier@knox.edu.

18. RECYCLING THURSDAYS ARE BACK
Students: Put your recyclables outside your building before 10 a.m. on Thursdays. (Signs say 2:30 p.m., but recycling put outside after 10 a.m. will not be picked up.) It may be easier to put recycling out the night before. Bags are available from KARES members, on the KARES board, from RAs, and by mail. To receive bags in your mailbox just send a request to mbundy@knox.edu.

—FACULTY AND STAFF—

19. BOOKSTORE ACCEPTS FLEX DOLLARS
Flex dollars are now being accepted in the Knox College Bookstore. For complete details, contact Craig Conolly.

20. KGS HOSTS MUSIC MORNINGS PROGRAM FEB. 7
The Knox-Galesburg Symphony will host a Music Mornings Program on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Galesburg Public Library. The program will feature the KGS Trio with David Suda, concertmaster, Carolyn Suda, principal cello and Bruce Polay, KGS music director/conductor. Music Mornings is a free concert preview for children ages preschool through 5th grade. For more information about Music Mornings, contact the Galesburg Public Library, 343-6118.

—CALENDAR OF EVENTS—

Thursday, Feb 5
4:30 p.m. Classics Club, Wallace Lounge
5:30 p.m. APA, Human Rights Center
7:00 p.m. Chi Alpha, Wallace Lounge
7:00 p.m. Student Senate, Round Room
9:00 p.m. Knox for Dean, Post Lobby

Friday, Feb 6
6:30 p.m. IVCF, Wallace Lounge
7:00 p.m. Cinema Club Movie, Round Room
7:30 p.m. Knox Choir and University of Chicago Choir Concert, Kresge

Saturday, Feb 5
7:30 p.m. KGS Trio Performance, David Suda, Violin, Carolyn Suda, Cello, Bruce Polay, Piano, Kresge

Sunday, Feb 8
3:00 p.m. Yoga Way, Wilson House
7:00 p.m. Dance Dance Revolution, Post Lobby
8:00 p.m. APO, Wallace Lounge
8:00 p.m. Jesus Week Prayers, Wilson House

Monday, Feb 9
5:30 p.m. Martial Arts, CFA Circle Drive
7:00 p.m. Film Production Club, Wallace Lounge
7:00 p.m. ABLE Black History Month Open Mic, Gizmo
8:00 p.m. Korean Club Movie, Round Room
8:30 p.m. Circle K, Wallace Lounge

—OFF CAMPUS EVENTS—

21. ROOTABAGA JAMMERS TO PERFORM FEB. 5
The Rootabaga Jammers, a local swing/big band orchestra, will perform on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont Street. Admission is ABSOLUTELY FREE, refreshments are cheap, and the dance floor is wide open. Come on out and cut a rug with the area's premier swing/big band group. See you there!

22. CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL IS FEB. 7-8
The Galesburg Historical Society will host its 18th annual Chocolate Festival on Feb. 7-8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the third floor of the Galesburg Antiques Mall, 349 East Main. (Please use elevator.) Homemade and commercially made chocolate delights will be served. Bring your Valentine to an all-you-can-eat treat for $7.

23. ART CENTER HOSTS BOTANICAL DRAWINGS EXHIBIT
The Galesburg Civic Art Center is hosting a show of botanical drawings of Illinois Prairie Plants by George Olson. The show will run from Feb. 7 thru March 6.  The opening reception is Sat., Feb 7, 6-8 p.m., and the artist will give a talk on Tues, Feb 17 at 7 pm.  Come see the beauty and art inherent in our native plants. Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main, 342-7415 Hours: Tue-Fri 10:30-4:30; Sat 10:30-3:00

24. PRAIRIE PLAYERS TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR BEDROOM FARCE, FEB. 9-10
WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10
WHERE: Cherry Street Bier Garten, 57 S. Cherry Street
WHO: 4 men; 4 women
PRODUCTION DATES: March 25, 26, 27 & 28
VENUE: Dinner Theatre, Kensington Ballroom
SYNOPSIS: Trevor and Susannah have a problem relationship that requires urgent attention. What better solution than to talk it over with family and friends? Preferably in their respective bedrooms and ideally in the middle of the night. Written by Alan Ayckbour. Directed by Jan Lundeen.

25. SOUTH AFRICAN GROUP TO PERFORM FEB. 12
Thula Sizwe, a South African vocal group featuring English and Zulu a cappella music, will perform Thursday, February 12, at 7 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 151 E. Carl Sandburg Drive in Galesburg. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be accepted to help defray the group's expenses. For more information, call 344-1556.

26. GALVA ARTS COUNCIL PLANS VALENTINE'S DAY COFFEEHOUSE
The Galva Arts Council will host its monthly coffeehouse on Saturday, February 14 at the Arts Council building in downtown Galva. The format will be open mic, with all musicians, poets, actors, artists and other performers invited to participate. Doors open at 7 p.m., with performances beginning at 7:30. Refreshments are provided and admission free, though donations are gratefully accepted. Interested performers can contact John Sloan, coffeehouse emcee, for more information at 309-932-2413 or jsloan927@yahoo.com.



Contact

Peter Bailley
news@knox.edu
309 341 7337