Knox gets grant for Dare to Care program
GALESBURG, ILL. — Knox announced Monday, Sept. 28 that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women that will support the expansion of the college’s Dare to Care program. The grant comes through the foundation’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. Knox’s Dare to Care educational program focuses on active bystander training and ways to prevent sexual assault and dating abuse.
The college said the funding will go to an enhanced communications campaign, efforts to increase awareness and access to programming and the development of a group of trained peer educators. The grant to Knox is one of 25 Avon campus grants, totaling $250,000. (Source: Knox College)
Knox names new head golf coach
GALESBURG, ILL. — Knox has named Robert Jan as the head coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams. Jan was most recently head golf coach at Ashford University.
He holds a B.S. from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. (Source: Knox College Athletics)
Knox County Sheriff launches “Police Lives Matter” campaign
GALESBURG, ILL. —Knox County Sheriff Dave Clague has joined a national effort working to raise awareness about the risks that police officers and other law enforcement officials face daily. Clague has printed “Police Lives Matter” signs to give away in the Galesburg community, in hopes of educating people about the dangers faced by law enforcement. He said he hopes that the campaign can run “in parallel with” the “Black Lives Matter” campaign and draw attention to violence against police.
Galesburg Community Relations Commissioner Anthony Law said that he struggles with the new campaign, as he cannot shy away from the fact that police brutality has most heavily affected the African American community. Clague said that signs are available to the public and anyone interested in receiving them can call his office. (Source The Register-Mail)