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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.

2018 Contributors

Announcing this year’s list of contributors. If your work is appearing in the 2018 issue, you’ll receive an email that lists the piece(s) selected for publication as well as details about the 2018 Release Reception taking place Thurs. April 26.

Poetry

Lisa Chounard
Emmy J. Cunico
Ridaq E.
Shane Peek
Brianna Salazar
Carolyn Taylor
J.B. Watson
Isabella Warmack

Fiction

J.Q. Church
Lainey Goolsby
Grim Jacobs

Visual Arts

Martha Hoffman
Abby Jordon
Danielle Lindenbaum
Abby Missey
Hannah Munson
Courtney Ossola
Rin Seibert
Megan Sliker
Lee Ward

Non-Fiction

J.Q. Church
Taylor Johnson

We’re looking for staff!

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.

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 Release Party

April 27, 2017 will hereby go down in history as the day River Currents hosted its 2017 Release Party with a wave of friendly and artsy reception, not to mention some wonderfully minty brownies. Thank you everyone who participated on the 2017 student staff, the 2017  IVCC Creates Contest winners, our talented contributors, and the mix of student, faculty, administration and staff attendees. We could not do what we do without the honesty and bravery of each IVCC student’s unique voice or the investment on part of faculty staff/administration to support student creativity.

Event Photos

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The 2017 cover designed by the talented Peggy Schneider

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Release Gallery

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Dr. Corcoran with attendees.

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Attendees

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Release Gallery

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Attendees

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IVCC Creates Contest:

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IVCC Creates First Place Prize

And if you’re already feeling nostalgic or want to be part of this awesomeness next year, consider being on staff or submitted your work to our current submission call. You can also be one of our creative arts students by enrolling in IVCC’s creative writing class, one of the art department art or photography courses, or explore the graphic design program.

 

2017 Release Party

Calling all students, faculty, administration, staff, and community members: please join us to celebrate the talented contributors and student staff of River Current’s forthcoming 2017 issue Thursday, April 27 in room C316 of IVCC’s Oglesby campus.

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.

2017 IVCC Creates Contest winners: bask in the wonder of your achievement!! You will also receive copies of this year’s issue and a thank-you packet for your participation.

Students and public: meet the contributors, view the contributor art gallery, read your poetry/fiction/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.