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Knox College News Releases, 2001

December 2001

Christmas Album by Knox Alum
A new Christmas album by Broceliande, a West Coast group featuring Margaret Davis, a Galesburg native and 1983 Knox graduate, is now on sale at the Galesburg Civic Art Center and other vendors. 18-Dec-01

Old Main Tower Repairs
Knox College begins restoration work on the bell and bell tower on Old Main -- a National Historic Landmark on the Knox campus in Galesburg, Illinois. 17-Dec-01

Beverly Holmes Appointed Major Gifts Officer
Beverly B. Holmes is named Major Gifts Officer in the Knox College Office of Advancement. 11-Dec-01

President Reads to Students
Interim President Roger Taylor read to second-grade students at Costa Catholic School in Galesburg Dec. 4, 2001, as part of Galesburg Noon Rotary Club support for Reading is Fundamental (RIF). 05-Dec-01

November 2001

Student Honored by Lincoln Academy
Norman Golar, a Knox College senior from Chicago, is honored as a 2001 Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. 26-Nov-01

TubaChristmas 2001
Galesburg's eleventh annual TubaChristmas, a free concert of holiday music for low brass instruments, Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Orpheum Theatre. 21-Nov-01

Kemper Scholars Program
Knox College has joined the Kemper Scholars Program, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate business scholarship and internship programs. The Program allows Knox students to apply for scholarships and paid summer internships provided by Kemper Insurance Companies and the James S. Kemper Foundation. 14-Nov-01

Yamada Represented in Art Show
Works by Tetsuya Yamada, assistant professor of art, are among those featured in an exhibit, "The Chicago and Vicinity Show (With a Bias)," Nov. 30 though Jan. 5 at Klein Art Works, 400 N. Morgan Ave, Chicago. 20-Nov-01

Underground Railroad Talk
Owen Muelder, director of Alumni Affairs, speaks about the Underground Railroad to the Galesburg Noon Rotary Club on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. 16-Nov-01

Bronze Turkey Wager
Knox College Interim President Roger Taylor delivers on his wager with Monmouth College President Richard Giese, on the outcome of the annual Bronze Turkey football game. They agreed that the president of the school that lost the game would donate ten frozen turkeys to a food bank in the winner's community. Knox lost the game, so Monmouth's Jamieson Community Center "won" the turkeys, along with canned goods donated by Knox patrons. 14-Nov-21

Richter Memorial Scholars Program
The Richter Memorial Trusts have awarded Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, a grant of $97,205 to support the Richter Memorial Scholars Program at Knox for 2001-2002. The program, which began at Knox in 1997, supports student research and independent study.

Dance Concert
The Fall Dance Concert, free and open to the public, on Nov. 9 and 10.

Symphony Concert Nov. 10
Young pianists Jonathan Sneddon and Jason Swensen join the KGS for works by Gershwin, Mozart and Mortensen.

Asian Culture Fest

Art Show by Tony Gant, Lynette Lombard

Lecture on Jefferson's Children

Russian Class "Underground"
Knox College Russian class meets in basement to study Dostoevsky's "Notes from the Underground. "

Lecture on Terrorism
PBS journalist, Charles Krause, winner of an Emmy and nominated for a Pulitzer, speaks on terrorism Nov. 8. 06-Nov-01

Community Band Concert

Student Dance Concert

"As You Like It" - National Shakespeare Company

October 2001

Knox College Choir, Oct. 28
The Knox College choir performs its fall concert, Oct. 28.

Lecture by Winona LaDuke
Activist and former Green Party VP candidate Winona LaDuke speaks at Knox Nov. 5.

Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking The Knox College chapter of Habitat for Humanity breaks ground Oct. 26 for a house in Galesburg.

Jazz Ensemble Concert The Knox Jazz Ensemble performs its fall concert, Oct 26.

Lecture by Sue Hulett on "Just War"
Knox professor Sue Hulett discusses Christian concept of "just War."

Lecture by Cecil Gray
Lecture by community development expert Cecil Gray.

Jazz Series Concert Nov. 1
The Helmer/Fremgen Quartet performs in the second concert in the Knox Jazz Series.

Dandelion Day 2001
More than 60 students fan out across campus and in the community for volunteer projects.

Library Staff Award
Library staffer Irene Ponce wins state-wide award

Family Weekend 2001
Family Weekend at Knox College, Oct. 26-28, includes concerts by the Knox Choir, the Knox Jazz Ensemble, a Broadway musical revue and athletic events, as well as special events for families of Knox students. 15-Oct-01

Homecoming 2001
Events include a lecture by retired athletic director Harley Knosher, art show featuring Knox graduate David Maxwell, and a Faculty Book Signing. 15-Oct-01.

Musical Revue: Give My Regards to Broadway
Knox Theatre Department presents Give My Regards to Broadway, a musical revue featuring hit songs from Broadway shows, Oct. 19 - 20, and Oct. 26 - 27, 2001. 15-Oct-01

Granada Lecture on Women's Health
Dorothy Granada, a registered nurse active in women's health issues in Nicaragua, speaks on "Women's Health, Neo-Liberalism and the Challenge of International Solidarity," Oct. 15. 11-Oct-01

Lectures by Moses Hogan
Moses Hogan, world-renowned arranger of African-American spirituals, lectures Oct. 14 and 15 in Galesburg. 8-Oct-01

Metz and Polay Perform at Redwood Library
Poet Robin Metz and composer/pianist Bruce Polay will present their collaboration "Threnodies for the Dark Crossing" at 8 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2001, at The Redwood Library and Athenæum, Newport, Rhode Island. 1-Oct-01

Lecture by Gary Schmidt
Gary Schmidt, visiting assistant professor of modern languages at Knox College, gives a talk, "Coming Out in Print: Gay and Lesbian Voices in 20th Century Literature," Oct. 11, 2001.

September 2001

Student Featured in TV Show
Aisha Nurse, a first-year student at Knox, is one of the teenagers featured in the TV show 5 Girls, broadcast Oct. 2, 2001 by PBS as part of the POV series. 28-Sep-01

Poet Roger Weingarten
Poetry reading by Roger Weingarten, October 12, 2001. 27-Sep-01

Islamic Club Open Meeting
The Knox College Islamic Club holds a community discussion, Friday, Sept. 28, to promote greater awareness of Islam in the community. 27-Sep-01

Student Wins Theatre Award
Knox student Helen Kilian wins national award for a play about a disabled high school student who's not comfortable with either the recognition or the abuse she receives from classmates and teachers. 26-Sep-01

Panel Discussion on Terrorism
Political Science faculty present a panel discussion of the NY and DC terrorist attacks; statements and photos from the event. 20-Sep-01

Lecture by Lincoln Scholar Cullom Davis
Cullom Davis of the Lincoln Legal Papers Project speaks on Lincoln and the Law, September 28, 2001 at Knox College. 18-Sep-01

Campus Reaction to Terrorist Attacks
A message from the President of the College, details on participation in campus and community events following the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11. Sep-01

Knox Writers Rank First in Region
Knox College student writers have won the Nick Adams Short Story Competition more than any other school in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. 11-Sep-01

Knox rankings among liberal arts colleges in US News:
Academic Reputation - #1 in Illinois
International Diversity - #10 in the United States
Best Value - #14 in the United States 06-Sep-01

Gregory Craig to Give Convocation Address
Well-known lawyer Gregory B. Craig will deliver Knox College's 2001 Convocation Address Thursday, September 6. 01-Sep-01

S.C. Banwart elected Trustee
S.C. Banwart, an executive with Caterpillar, Inc., is elected to the Knox College Board of Trustees. 01-Sep-01

Gerald Vovis elected Trustee
Gerald Vovis, an executive with Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, is elected to the Knox College Board of Trustees. 01-Sep-01

August 2001

"Start of School" Hints -- for Professors!
Knox professor Penny Gold co-authors The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career - a book for new faculty and students planning academic careers. 27-Aug-01

Summer Science Lecture Series
Knox College students discuss the research projects they are conducting this summer, every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Wilson House during August. 22-Aug-01

Knox-Galesburg Symphony Season Preview
The award-winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony will mark its 50th anniversary in 2001-2002, with an expanded season of concerts and special events in Galesburg, Illinois. 14-Aug-01

Library Tech Conference
Knox College hosts area librarians for the Alliance Library System Technology Exploratorium Thursday, August 16, 2001. 14-Aug-01

July 2001

International Host Families Sought
Knox College is accepting applications from Galesburg- area families interested in serving as host families for international students. 31-Jul-01

Student Wins Javits Fellowship
Brian Prugh, a June 2001 graduate of Knox College, has been awarded a Javits Fellowship — one of 30 winners of the prestigious grant that supports outstanding graduate students in the humanities. 17-Jul-01

Mannino to Lead Annual Fund
Molly Mannino, formerly Senior Advancement Officer and Director of Individual Gift Stewardship, is named Director of the Annual Fund. 17-Jul-01

Roger Taylor Appointed Interim President
Roger Taylor, chair of the Knox College Board of Trustees, is named Interim President, to become effective September 1. 11-Jul-01

Knox Students: Seymour Library Among the Best
Knox's Seymour Library ranks among the most popular of college libraries, in a poll of students conducted by Princeton Review. 05-Jul-01

Williams Named Advancement VP
Brian Williams, who has served as director of planned giving since January 2000, is named Vice President for Advancement. 02-Jul-01

Student Wins Jazz Award
Student Douglas Falk of St. Louis, Missouri, wins third place in regional finals in the Miles Davis Trumpet Competition. 02-Jul-01

June 2001

Presidential Search Begins
The Knox Board of Trustees announces plans to begin the search for a new president, following Pres. Millman's announcement that he will step down at the end of the summer. 18-Jun-01

Bruce Polay Wins ASCAP Award
Knox music professor and conductor of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony receives award for compositions. 11-Jun-01

Knox College Commencement 2001
More than 300 graduates receive degrees; Oberlin college President Nancy Dye gives the commencement address; honorary degrees are awarded to Dye, geologist Dwight Crandell, photographer Terry Evans, and historian Maury Klein. Crandell and Klein are both Knox alumni. 7-Jun-01

List of Graduates in Class of 2001
All graduates of the Class of 2001, with hometowns, majors and academic honors noted. 7-Jun-01

College Honors for Research and Creative Projects Awarded at Commencement
Knox graduates who received College Honors for advanced research projects and creative endeavors. 6-Jun-01

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees for 2001 Named at Commencement

Richard Millman to step down from presidency
President Richard S. Millman announces plans to return to teaching and research, effective Sept. 1. 5-Jun-01

May 2001

Kevin Hastings Named Registrar
Mathematics professor succeeds Marty Eisenberg at Registrar position. 25-May-01

17th Century Print Exhibit
Knox art history students create an exhibit of 17th century prints from the College's collection. On display in Seymour Library and available on-line. 21-May-01

Lecture on Small Schools by Michael Klonsky, May 23

Physicist to Lecture on Neutrino, May 24

Dean Goes to Jail to Raise Funds for Learning Center

Students Mara Mindell, Evie Decherd Give Voice Recital, May 20

Student Elaine Farrugia Wins Short Story Contest

Student Music Recitals - Spring 2001

Concert by rock bands
The rock bands "Apples in Stereo" and "Driver of the Year" perform on May 20. (May 16)

Habitat for Humanity Holds Cardboard House Contest
To raise funds for an upcoming construction project, the Knox College chapter of Habitat for Humanity sponsors a cardboard house building contest, May 11. Photos. (May 14)

Habitat for Humanity Grant to Knox College
The Knox College chapter of Habitat for Humanity is awarded a grant of $15,000 from Habitat for Humanity International. The grant will allow the student-led chapter, for the first time in its history, to sponsor a house on its own. (May 10)

Fiction Reading by Rachel Hall
Author and Knox graduate Rachel Hall reads from her own works, May 22. (May 10)

Kimberly Pokin Voice Recital

Theatre - "Woman in Mind," May 17-19

Spring Dance Concert

Knox College String Ensemble Performs, May 15

Poetry Reading - Mark Drew, Yvonne Murphy, May 14

Community Concert Band, May 20, 2001

Hand Bell Concert, May 13, 2001

Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, May 11, 2001

Knox Students Stage Musical Comedy

Performance by Knox Professors Robin Metz and Bruce Polay
Professors Robin Metz and Bruce Polay give a combined reading and recital on May 5. Metz read selections from "Unbidden Angel," his award-winning collection of poetry. Polay performed a series of piano solos entitled "Grasping for Silence." (May 7)

Flunk Day 2001 Snapshots
A selection of photos from Knox's annual spring fun fest. 7-May-01

James Baughman Lecture on History of American Television

College for Kids, 2001

Knox Students Win Mellon, Fulbright, Watson Grants

Lecture by author Sherwood Kiraly

State Award to Knox Graduate Laurence Msall

Janet Holmes Poetry Reading

Knox Receives Grant for Defibrillator

Reading by author Andre Dubus, May 18

April 2001

Knox College Choir Concert
The Knox College Choir, directed by Laura Lane presents its spring concert May 4. (April 30)

Speakers on Feminism Topics
The Knox College group Students Against Sexism in Society presents its Spring Speaker Series May 3-10. (April 30)

2001 Al Young Art Show
The Thirty First Annual Albert C. Young Exhibition and Competition, May 11 through May 23. With over $2,000 in prizes, the show is one of the richest undergraduate college art competitions. This year's entries judged by the noted painter and teacher John Moore. (April 27)

Latino Cultural Center Opens
Knox College's new Casa Latina Cultural Center opens, photos and audio clips. (April 27)

Rocky Mountain News Editor to Speak
Susan C. Deans, assistant managing editor of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado, speaks April 30. (April 25)

Knox Hosts "Real World" Program

Theatre Department Presents Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain"
Knox College Theatre presents "Three Days of Rain," by Richard Greenberg, directed by Ivan H. Davidson, April 27 and 28, and May 4 and 5. (April 24)

Knox Faculty Member Tom Franklin Wins Guggenheim Fellowship
Tom Franklin, author, lecturer in English and writer-in- residence at Knox College, has been awarded a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the highest honors accorded scholars and artists in the United States. (April 23)

Students Present Musical Comedy Murder Mystery at Madrigal Dinners
The Knox College Chamber Singers presents a musical comedy murder-mystery for its annual Madrigal Dinners, May 11 and 12. The musical comedy, "The Ghost of Glastonburg," was written by Doug Smith, a junior political science major. (April 23)

Michael Fessler Lecture, April 27
Michael Fessler, a graduate student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, gives a talk, "Religion Confronting Modernity: The Approach of Reconstructionist Judaism," April 27. (April 19)

Legal Scholar Jonathan Turley Talks About Crime Trials
Jonathan Turley, Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, gave the 2001 Robison Lecture, "Murder, Mayhem and the Media: Great American Trials of the Twentieth Century," on May 3. Turley attended Knox College and completed his degrees at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. (April 19)

APO Run-a-Thon
The Knox College chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a coeducational service fraternity, will hold its annual fundraising 24-hour Run-a-Thon starting May 4 at Trevor Field and T. Fleming Fieldhouse on the Knox campus. (April 16)

Reading by Mary Lee Settle
Award-winning author Mary Lee Settle reads from her novel, "I, Roger Williams." (April 16)

Joseph Mbele Lectures on Folktales
Joseph L. Mbele of St. Olaf College gives a talk on folklore, April 27. (April 13)

Knox Trustee James Kilts Makes $11-Million Gift to College
Knox College announces an estate gift of $11 million from James M. Kilts and his wife, Sandra. Mr. Kilts, chairman and chief executive officer of The Gillette Company, graduated from Knox in 1970. He has been a Trustee of the College since 1992. With photo and audio clips. (April 12)

Knox Student Club Marks Earth Day 2001
Free, public events marking Earth Day 2001, including children's activities and a folk music concert, presented April 21. (April 12)

Heavy Metal Band Concert, April 21
A benefit concert featuring 13 punk and heavy metal rock bands, Saturday, April 21. Proceeds to Rape Abuse Incest National Network. (April 11)

Young Pianist Award Winners Perform
Winners and honorable mention recipients of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony's Eighth Annual Young Pianists Competition perform April 29. Sponsored by Illinois Power Company. (April 10)

Student Research Presentations
Twelve Knox College students give presentations on their senior research projects. (April 5)

March 2001

Playwriting Workshop Students Give Performances

Knox Joins Tri-College Coalition

"Atomic Ghost" Poetry Readings
Student performers present dramatic poetry readings on the topic of nuclear power. 27-Mar-01

Events Look at Mexico

Plant Biologists Meet at Knox

Rock Bands "The Anniversary" and "Elizabeth Elmore"
Two rock bands perform April 7. (March 26)

Lecture by Sut Jhally, Scholar on Advertising

Lecture on Medical Ethics

Green Oaks Chamber Ensemble March 31

Lecture on Creation and Evolution

Knox Hosts WYSE Competition

High School Jazz Musicians Receive Awards at Rootabaga jazz Fest

Knox Wins Award for Support of Orchestra

Alumni Hall Renovation Initiative
Knox announces that it will seek funding for renovation of Alumni Hall, one of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Galesburg. The plan promotes tourism and education, and creates new spaces for lectures and art exhibits. (March 14)

Knox College Choir Tour Performances

Knox College Choir Tour Feature

Photo Exhibit by Knox Faculty Member Richard Freeman

Lecture on Cross Cultural Education

Chirgilchin - Tuvan Throat Singing Group - Performs at Knox

Knox Jazz Group Wins Awards at Kansas Fest

Knox Students Attend Dance Festival

Maslenitsa Russian Festival

Model United Nations Club Wins Awards

February 2001

Music Memories Program for Grade School Students

Indian Cultural Fair

Women's Chorale Winter 2001 Concert

Justin Richardson Euphonium Recital

Poetry Reading by Tretheway

DARE High School Lock Down

Knox Jazz Ensemble Wins at WIU Festival

Knox Hosts Rootabaga Jazz Festival 2001

Knox Professor Featured on PBS Lincoln Program

Knox Holds Tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks

Don Sweeney Describes Corps of Engineers - Mississippi Lock Controversy

Lincoln Scholar Michael Burlingame

Art Show by Jane Gustin

Knox Graduate Participates in Florida Recount

Founders Day 2001

January 2001

Class Hosts Russian Visitors

Lecture About Teach for America

Psychology Professor Frank McAndrew Discusses Gossip

Lecture by Photographer Chris Verene

Lecture Series on Dying and Death

Black History Month

Jazz Performance by the Kevin Hart Jazz Quartet

Fiction Reading by William Gay

Knox Professor Gives Lecture on Greed

Knox College Presents International Fair

Knox Professor Laura Lane to Lead State Chorus
15-Jan-01, 9:33 AM

Off Campus Study Panel

Art Show by Knox Professors Lynette Lombard and Tony Gant

John Vana Gives Saxophone Recital

Reading by Visiting Professor Joe Lennon

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