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Mental Health Counseling

From Ryan Hansen, LPC, ATR I am providing clinical counseling and art therapy services via telehealth to clients experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression related to the impact of social distancing/COVID-19. I also teach art therapy students at Adler University utilizing online learning and adjust learning outcomes to address the changing counseling environment related to […]

Assisting small businesses–all through the night!

From Megan Clair ’04 I started a new job with the Big 4 public accounting firm KPMG LLP in January, working in the internal audit and enterprise risk unit. As a result of the pandemic, the firm began an engagement to assist small businesses obtain funding through the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program. The engagement […]

Librarian providing remote services

From Anna Karwowski ’14 I am the youth services lead at the McHenry Public Library in McHenry, Ill. My team and I have jumped into virtual programming with both feet, developing database tutorials, storytimes, crafts and more on both Zoom and our YouTube page. We are also working hard to transition our summer reading onto […]

Costume Designers to the Rescue!

When Elizabeth Carlin-Metz, the chair of the Department of Theatre, received a request for protective face masks for a member of the Vitalist Theatre Company, she sprang into action. The Knox experience tends to be passionately ingrained for life and results in a very closely knit network–or maybe I should say ‘stitched’ network!” Carlin-Metz and […]

Remaining resilient and adaptable

Sidharth Mahapatra ’01, pediatric critical care physician scientist I currently live in Omaha and work at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. I also have a courtesy appointment in the Department of Biochemistry where my wet lab group studies pediatric brain tumor […]

Working through a societal turning point

I would like to dedicate this to my colleague Dr. Beth Potter ’89 and her husband, Robin Carre ’85, who tragically died at the end of March 2020.  Life is clearly too short, and these two lights were lost prematurely. From ​Mary Stoffel, ’82, OB/Gyn in a woman-owned independent private practice (proudly successful and thriving […]

More tips for schooling at home

From Joel Estes, Visiting Instructor and Chair, Educational Studies Families have varying abilities to address their children’s educational needs during the pandemic. Some are limited by internet access, some have limited time to work with kids at home, some have vastly changed home circumstances (additional people in the home, at home job responsibilities, unemployment, etc.) Many […]

Schooling at home tips

From Eric Dickens, assistant professor of educational studies Tips for parents teaching kids at home during COVID-19: Deciding what your child could and should be learning is a big challenge. Some schools and teachers may be sending work home that keeps students moving through their plan for the year, but some parents may not be […]

Natural and integrated global community

Knox reached out to some of our graduates who are working in the healthcare industry for their perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic. From Stephanie Hasan Detterline ’98I am an internal medicine program director for a regional healthcare system in the Mid-Atlantic, MedStar Health. I oversee the largest community-based residency program in the US–150 trainees with […]

Take the virus seriously

Knox reached out to some of our graduates who are working in the healthcare industry for their perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic. From Dr. Adam Nader ’07I currently live in Miami, Florida, and am employed in a private practice cardiology group. I currently see patients in the office and in the hospital. Tell us about […]


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