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About Prof Tracy Lee

I teach English comp., creative writing, and literature courses at IVCC.

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If you’re interested in participating in the student organization that published River Currents each year, please check our Staff Descriptions. If you’re interested in being part of the River Currents student organization during the 2018-2019 academic year, please fill out Staff Interest Handout and return it to Tracy Lee in room A-329.

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The 2018 Issue Release

River Currents is excited to announce the 2018 Issue Release Party, Thurs. April 26 in room C-316. Please come celebrate the talented contributors and student staff of this year’s edition.

We’ll have free copies of the book available, refreshments, a open-mic hour, and a contributor art gallery.

2018 Release Reception slide

Contributors

Staff will provide you with copies of this year’s issue, a thank-you packet for your participation and interest in the publication, and the opportunity to read or present your work to a captive audience at the release celebration.

Students and Everyone Else

Meet the contributors, view the contributor art gallery, read your poetry, fiction, or other prose during an open-mic hour, feel the welcoming embrace of those interested in the creative arts, and hob-nob with IVCC’s talented students.

2018 IVCC Create Contest update: unfortunately we had too few submissions for our staff to feel comfortable naming contest winners.

2019 Staff Openings [draft]

Staff Openings

We’re looking for this year’s staff to plan, design, edit, market, and publish the 2018 issue of River Currents. Nearly everyone from last year has graduated, which means we are a clean slate and looking for our next creative, artsy, and motivated batch of IVCC students.

If you think that you or someone you know is interested, here’s what to do:

  1. Take a look at our Staff Descriptions that explains what opportunities and responsibilities come with each position.
  2. Attend our informational and “first staff meeting” of the semester: Friday, Sept. 15 at noon, room A-329.
  3. Print this “Staff Opportunity Statement of Interest” handout and return it to our faculty advisor, Tracy Lee in room A-329 by Monday, Sept. 18 at 1:00 p.m.
  4. Be ready to create something awesome as a lasting legacy of IVCC’s talented student body.

Here’s a link to our past River Currents staff, and an electronic archive of past issues.

 

2018 Student Staff

Editorial and Creative Arts Staff

Copy Editor: Morgan Phillips, Eva Bennett, and Jibril Church
Fiction Editor:
 Rhiannon Seibert, Anthony Cameron, Carolyn Taylor
Nonfiction Editor: Anthony Cameron, Rhiannon Seibert, Jibril Church
Poetry Editor: Carolyn Taylor, Anthony Cameron, and Abby Jordon
Visual Arts Editor: Abby Jordon, Rhiannon Seibert, and Carolyn Taylor
Designer: Peggy Schneider

Events and Social Media Staff

Social Media Manager: Lauren Giordano
Events Coordinators:
 Lauren Giordano and Abby Jordon

Staff Descriptions. If you’re interested in being part of the River Currents student organization during the 2018-2019 academic year, please fill out this form and return it to Tracy Lee in room A-329.

2017 Student Staff

Editorial Staff

Editor-In-Chief: Allison Hawbaker
Assistant Editor:
Stephanie Bias
Copy Editor: Akari Oya, Madalyn Loiselle, Savanna Weitzel
Designer: Peggy Schneider
Graphic Design Intern: Peggy Schneider

Creative Arts Staff

Fiction Editors: J.Q. Church, Allison Hawbaker, Madalyn Loiselle
Non-fiction Editors: Makenzie Thompson
Poetry Editors:
 J.Q. Church, Makenzie Thompson, Akari Oya, Savanna Weitzel
Visual Art Editors:
Makenzie Thompson, Akari Oya, Mallory Watson

Events and Social Media Staff

Events Coordinator: Stephanie Bias

Staff Descriptions. If you’re interested in being part of the River Currents student organization during the 2017-2018 academic year, please fill out this form and return it to Tracy Lee in room a-329.

 

Introducing IVCC Voices

River Currents is starting a blog with a specifically eclectic vision in mind: to foster the literary and visual arts within the Illinois Valley and IVCC’s greater surrounding community. That somewhat lofty and noble goal means we want to start them young, grow their talent and interest, support their goals, and (hopefully) keep them around. The “them” in that scenario is you, the IVCC student of present, past, and future.

No matter your gps coordinates, pursuing the arts can be a difficult (and unpopular, there we said it) endevour. And while we know you may not be planning to stay in the Illinois Valley, we want to make it as enriching and inviting as possible for those of you who want to stick around and grow our community.

Here’s a more academic-y way of stating our goals:

  1. inspire our community’s youth
  2. support youth interest in the arts
  3. encourage talent
  4. promote education within the arts
  5. cultivate an arts-minded community

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2017 Student Staff

Editorial Staff

Editor-In-Chief: Allison Hawbaker
Assistant Editor: Stephanie Bias
Copy Editor: Akari Oya, Maddi Loiselle, Savanna Weitzel
Designer: Peggy Schneider
Graphic Design Intern: Peggy Schneider

Creative Arts Staff

Fiction Editors: Jibril Church, Allison Hawbaker, Maddi Loiselle
Non-fiction Editors: Makenzie Thompson
Poetry Editors: Jibril Church, Makenzie Thompson, Akari Oya, Savanna Weitzel
Visual Art Editors: Makenzie Thompson, Akari Oya, Mallory Watson

Events and Social Media Staff

Events Coordinator: Stephanie Bias
Social Media Manager: Bri Brooks

Staff Descriptions. If you’re interested in being part of the River Currents student organization, please fill out this form and return it to Tracy Lee in room A-329.