Alumni, family, and friends gathered at Knox between Thursday, October 30 and Sunday, Nov. 2 for several events to celebrate past and present students as part of Knox’s legacy. Several fun events offered students and alumni a chance to connect on campus, including a Halloween party, jazz band shows, and of course the football game in which Knox beat Lake Forest 38-21.
Other events offered a chance for alumni and faculty to display their work. English Professor Emily Anderson led a book discussion on “Atonment” by Ian McEwan. Abigail Yoder, ‘04, gave an art history lecture. Anissa Lewis, ‘96, presented her work at an alumni art show. Professor emeritus of English Robert Hellenga gave a presentation about the publishing industry. Off Knox also held a session for Knox students, faculty, and alumni to present their creative work at Olyves martini bar on Cherry Street.
Dedications this year included the Knosher Bowl, Borzello Hall, and Turner Track. A reception honoring Robert C. Whitlach also took place as part of the Homecoming events.
As usual, there was a homecoming dance featuring the live band, Sally Weisenburg & the Famous Sidemen. Professor of theater Neil Blackadder directed this year’s theater production, “Tartuffe,” which ran on Friday and Saturday evenings. Union Board brought in illusionist Mike Super to entertain the Homecoming crowd.
Student reenactors were dressed in period attire as attendees to the Lincoln-Douglas debates which were held at Knox in 1858 and answered questions about their time period.
Classes ending in three and eight celebrated significant reunions this year with receptions and parties. The class of 2003 had the most returning registered alumni to Homecoming this year for their five year anniversary.