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Stacy Davidson, History and Continuing Education faculty member, is awarded a Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship

Davidson is one of 28 recipients of a highly-selective Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship for 2021-2022. Fellows each receive up to $40,000 to advance their respective projects, which significantly expand humanistic study and knowledge. The fellows will also participate in a convening hosted by ACLS to build their cohort, share work in progress, and discuss wider issues related to the humanities in community colleges and the impact of COVID-19.

Davidson’s project, “We Are For Egypt: The History, Culture, and Legacy of Egyptian Southern Illinois,” combines her expertise in Egyptology, American history, regional and local history, music, folklore, reception studies, and more into this interdisciplinary project. Southern Illinois has been known as “Egypt” and “Little Egypt” for nearly 200 years. Throughout the turbulent nineteenth century, Egyptian Illinoisans strengthened their regional cohesiveness in spite of and in response to internal and external political and social upheavals. Distinct from the rest of Illinois in dialect, superstitions, folk tales, and musical traditions, traces of this Egyptian identity still resonate in Southern Illinois today. “We Are For Egypt” integrates underrepresented voices into an inclusive history of the region, generates a handbook for educators to incorporate local history into their curricula, and produces musical recordings that bridge the past and present artistic heritage of Egyptian Illinois.


Take the White House Challenge — Get Vaccinated by July 4

JCCC has joined forces with the White House and committed to the COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge. The Goal: 70% of faculty, staff and students vaccinated by July 4. Celebrate our independence from COVID-19.

Vaccines are nearby and readily available. Read about the challenge and encourage your students to be a #VaccineChampion.


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HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021

This online conference about digital accessibility in higher education is July 20. Sessions include:

  • Training, Culture and Community: Learn best practices for accessible teaching, how to teach others about accessibility and ideas for making accessibility part of your institutional culture.
  • Workflow and Web Content: Develop accessible web design techniques, learn how to conduct web reviews and discover how to make your digital documents more accessible.


Discover Your Strengths Classroom Presentations

Students can take the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment to discover their top 5 Strengths and explore the meaning and significance of each. Discussions will center on how students can grow confidence in who they are and how they can use their Strengths in their daily activities, academic life, and interaction with others.

Ideal for instructors who would like students to learn more about themselves and how to view others through their strengths. Contact the Career Development Center to schedule a presentation.


June 25: Deadline to submit Professional Development Days (PDD) session proposals

June 25: Deadline to submit Faculty Symposium proposals

July 15: College Scholar Presentation, "Young Bengal and the Brahmo Samaj" by Sayanti Ganguly Puckett

July 15: Summer Teaching Institute application deadline

July 20: HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021 – Higher Ed digital accessibility conference

July 25-27: Kansas Association for Career & Technical Education Conference

July 28-30: Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT) conference

Aug. 9-10: Summer Teaching Institute


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