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By Kayla Malone

Wednesday April 15th John A. Logan’s Administration teamed up with Phi Theta Kappa to hold a commit to complete event.


Logan officials were passing out hot dogs to committed students.

Around 20% of John A. Logan students complete their degree or program from John A. Logan. This may sound like a low number, but it is pretty consistent with other community colleges in the area.

The reasons why students don’t complete their degree are really uncertain. There are many factors that include: financial, lack of support, and even motivation.

Today the administration sponsored a free hot dog lunch for any students that would sign Phi Theta  Kappa’s Commit To Complete posters.


Students sign a pledge to complete their degree.

The Commit to Complete is an international wide Phi Theta Kappa push to encourage students to finish their community college education.

The boards students were able to sign will be available at graduation for students to check off their name when they complete their degree.



TODAY, April 15, 11am – 1pm

Waterfall Courtyard

Sponsored by JALC Administration & Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


hot_dog_clip_art_13593Hey students!  Come out for a free hot dog lunch and commit to completing your community college degree by signing a completion poster. 


Weather permitting:

  • We’ll also have sweet treats, music, and even do a “completion dance”!
  • Visit all resource tables and get entered into a drawing for a free gas card.

By Kayla Malone


Phi Theta Kappa had “Take Two” of their Spring Induction ceremony this past Monday evening. The original spring induction was rescheduled due to weather.

The ceremony inducted 10 new members into John A. Logan’s Upsilon Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Guest speakers spoke at the ceremony on the hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa which included leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service.

Spring InductionA slide show that featured Phi Theta Kappa members in action over the last year ended the ceremony.

By Kayla Malone

Wednesday April 2nd Student Trustee Kayla Malone and College President Dr. Dreith went to Springfield to the Capitol to lobby for MAP Grant funding.

Student Advocacy

Student Trustee Kayla Malone and University President Dr. Mike Dreith.

They joined in with students and faculty from Shawnee Community College to talk about the issues with local legislators.

Student Trustee Kayla Malone is working with Shawnee Community College to help create letters to send to legislators that they weren’t be able to speak with that day to let them know about MAP Grant funding issues.

By Chuck Laughlin


Pitchfork 2014 is coming. The three-day music festival held annually in Chicago’s Union Park has announced its complete lineup for this year and it is nothing short of impressive.

Slated for July 18-20 this year, the Pitchfork Music Festival is thrown by Pitchfork, an online music magazine based out of Chicago.

pitchfork_music_festivalThe three-stage event is small compared to the larger festivals in the city, like Lollapalooza, for example. This gives off more of an intimate setting if there is such a thing in the madness of a festival. Also, the artists are from a wider range of popularity since they are chosen based off of reviews by the pitchfork staff rather than album sales. You can have a platinum-selling singer on one stage and an underground rapper on another, and it works seamlessly.

This year’s the lineup has something for everyone. From rock lovers to the Hip Hop heads to EDM junkies there’s someone worth checking out. Headliners for the three days are Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Kendrick Lamar.

Other standouts include electronic legend Giorgio Morodor, G.O.O.D. Music Member Pusha T, Producer/DJ Hudson Mohawke and many more artists that can be seen on the site of the festival at

You can also find tickets on the site, which are still on sale. $60 will score you a one-day pass while for $130 you can get a wristband for unlimited access throughout the weekend.