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Peacebuilding Conference features former acting Peace Corps director

Last weekend, Knox held a Peacebuilding Conference in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of its unique Peace Corps Preparatory Program. The conference included information for students on how to become involved with public service programs and featured Knox alumni in Americorps and the Peace Corps and current students in the KnoxCorps program. Below, see photos from the keynote event, a lecture by former Peace Corps acting director Jody Olsen.

President Teresa Amott speaks with former Peace Corps acting director Jody Olson during the Peacebuilding Conference dinner Friday, April 12 in Ferris Lounge. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

President Teresa Amott speaks with former Peace Corps acting director Jody Olsen during the Peacebuilding Conference dinner Friday, April 12 in Ferris Lounge. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

Former Peace Corps acting director Jody Olsen lectures on the origins of Knox’s Peace Corps Prep Program Friday, April 12 in Kresge Recital Hall. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

Former Peace Corps acting director Jody Olsen lectures on the origins of Knox’s Peace Corps Prep Program Friday, April 12 in Kresge Recital Hall. (Casey Mendoza/TKS)

Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

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Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).




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