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About Prof Tracy Lee

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

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.

 

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2018 Student Staff

Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Madeleine Anderson
Assistant Editor: Morgan Phillips
Copy Editor: Morgan Phillips

Creative Arts Staff

Fiction Editor: Rhiannon Seibert, Anthony Cameron, Carolyn Taylor
Nonfiction Editor: Anthony Cameron, Rhiannon Seibert, Jibril Church
Poetry Editor: Carolyn Taylor, Anthony Cameron, and Abby Jordan
Visual Arts Editor: Abby Jordan, Rhiannon Seibert, and Carolyn Taylor

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 2017-2018 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.

2016 IVCC Creates Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the 2016 IVCC Creates Contest–as writers and artists ourselves, we know how simultaneously exciting and nerve-racking it is to share your work with others.

Our 2016 Selection Process

The contest results were decided by means of a blind selection process where submissions and file names did not reference author or artist . River Currents student staff editors viewed visual submissions saved as high quality color files. Editors voted for their personal winner, runner-up, and honorable mention for each category and any ties were discussed before a re-vote. Results appear below and were published in our 2016 issue.

Art/Photography Category:

“Pieces to the Puzzle” by Arinze Ochuba, winner
“Land of the Dances” by Arinze Ochuba, runner-up
“Enter Gollum” by Arinze Ochuba, honorable mention

Writing/Prose Category:

“and the sky was made of amethyst,” fiction by Brianna Broooks, winner

Poetry/Experimental Category:

“The Salamander Room,” poem by Joe Czarney, winner
“Haiku Series,” poetry by Elena Cornelius, runner-up