Angel Tree Gift Drive
Sponsored by Student Senate
Angel Tree is located in:
Additional locations coming soon:
Courtyard Lounge (in Communications Wing)
E Wing Lounge
G Wing Entrance
Help make this a special holiday for 300 southern Illinois children:
Don’t have time to wrap? We’ll do it for you! Just bring your gifts and ornament to the Student Activities Office.
Not into shopping? We’ll do that for you too! Please bring monetary donations to the Student Activities Office no later than Thursday, December 12 to help us buy gifts for the children with ornaments left on the trees. Make checks payable to JALC
If you have questions please reply to this message or call the Student Activities Office at Ext. 8287.
Thank you in advance for your generous support!
For more information visit: www.jalc.edu/activities
by Ian Willis
Dr. Jenn Freitag, Prevention Educator for the Rape Crisis Services at The Women’s Center, will be paying a visit to John A. Logan on Wednesday, November 20. Freitag will be presenting “Blurred Lines: A Discussion About Pop Music and Sexual Consent” in the Terrace Dining Hall at 1 pm. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Freitag will be facilitating her discussion over the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. The former Billboard No. 1 song held its position for 15 weeks and stirred up controversy for its “rape culture” messages, as stated by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A music video, including an unrated version, was released to accompany the song, showcasing Thicke and featured artists T.I. and Pharrell with several dancing women.
“Rape culture,” sexual consent, and sexual violence have been controversial topics in regards to music in recent years, particularly within the Pop, R&B, and Rap genres. Artists like Thicke, Rihanna, and Eminem have been pointed at for their open sexual themes in their music, which has caused those like Freitag to explore the issue further.
Freitag stated that it’s important to discuss the themes of popular songs like “Blurred Lines” because of the impact that be made on thoughts and actions.
“We need to ask our ourselves what we might overlook if we just listen to the song or watch the video without questioning the kinds of messages it’s putting out there,” Freitag said. “Especially regarding sexual violence.”
The discussion will involve audience participation, in regards to the song’s portrayal of women, relationships, and gender roles in society. Freitag is “anticipating a lively discussion.”
“I’ve found that by focusing on a piece of pop culture that most college students are familiar with, we can have a very engaging discussion about the issues involved,” Freitag said. “‘Blurred Lines’ offers a great opportunity.”
For more information about the upcoming discussion, contact Adrienne Barkley Giffin at email@example.com or 618-985-2828 extension 8287.
Call for Submissions
Students and faculty are invited to submit creative pieces and art for publication in the April 2014 edition of Expressions, the JALC literary journal.
Submissions may include:
- Art………………………(photography, graphic design, or other visual media)
- Creative non-fiction….(personal or academic essay, memoir, or journalistic articles, 3-10 pages)
- Drama…………………(one-act plays or excerpt from screen play, limit 12 pages)
- Fiction…………………(limit 12 pages)
- Poetry…………………(3-5 poems)
- Song lyrics…………..(3-5 pieces)
A team of JALC Student Editors will select pieces for publication.
Prizes will be awarded for the best reads and art.
Submissions must be received by:
Friday, December 13, 2013.
Send your submissions to: Robyn Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Robyn at 618-985-3741, ext. 8395, visit office C258g, or go to http://www.jalcnews.com/ and click on Expressions.
Note: Although we accept paper copies of submissions, we prefer that students send electronic copies of their creative writing and art.