Campus / Community / News / September 23, 2013

Update: Injured post-baccalaureate student remains in hospital

Campus SafetyPost-baccalaureate fellow Zachary Paluch ’13 remains hospitalized after he was found injured and unconscious last Monday, according to an email alert from Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf.

Paluch was initially placed in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Ill. He has been moved to an Intermediate Care Unit in that hospital, according to the email.


Related: Post-baccalaureate fellow found unconscious, injured on train tracks


The Galesburg Police Department and Knox College Campus Safety are still investigating the cause of his injuries. Paluch was last seen walking north on S. West St. at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. About half an hour later, a railway worker found him unconscious near train tracks. Paluch did not have identification on his person at the time he was found.

Schlaf’s email states that members of the Knox community — including students, alumni and faculty — have been in contact with Paluch daily, and that his family appreciates the support.

Any person who may have more information regarding or related to this matter is encouraged to contact the GPD at (309) 343-9151 or Campus Safety at (309) 341-7979.

Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.

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Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.




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  • Thelma E. Lawson

    Praying for Zachary he is a friend to my nephew Daniel Johnson. Which is how I found out about Zach praying without ceasing for total healing



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