JSCC Club Raises Money for CP Center’s Hippotherapy Program

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club at Jackson State Community College recently made a donation of $500 to the West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Association for its Hippotherapy Program. Student raised the money by selling concessions at the college’s basketball games last fall.

The Hippotherapy program provides physical and occupational therapy to children with disabilities while on horse back. The Center plans to use the money to buy a particular set of rains that the children need.


Honors Lecture Series – Incident at Oglala

James Mayo, Associate Professor of English, will screen the award-winning documentary Incident at Oglala, which focuses on the events that took place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. The screening and lecture will be on Wednesday, November 14, at 3 PM in the Science Auditorium.

The documentary and our discussion will focus on the American Indian Movement (AIM), their skirmishes with the Federal Government in the 1960’s and 70’s, the killing of two FBI agents at Oglala, and the subsequent trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an AIM member accused of murdering the agents. Some feel Peltier is innocent, but many argue he at least never received a fair trial.

The documentary is 91 minutes long, and we will spend another 20 to 30 minutes in discussion.

Jackson State Theatre Club Presents an Award Winner


Winner of the 1947 Tony Award For Best Play
By Arthur Miller

When: NOVEMBER 15th, 16th, 17th @ 7 p.m.
Where: Theatre in The Gym
Cost: $5 students/$7 adults

The story is concerned with the fortunes of the Keller and Deever families. During World War II, Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of twenty-one pilots. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son, Larry, was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.

‘??Arab/Israeli Conflict’? Topic of Presentation at JSCC

Jackson, Tenn. – Diana Fordham, assistant professor of history, will speak at Jackson State Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 12 noon in the Science Auditorium in the Math and Science Building on the Jackson campus as part of the Honors Lecture Series. The topic of Fordham’s speech is the Arab/Israeli conflict.

This presentation will provide a non-partisan point of view on the origins of the current-day Arab/Israeli conflict.