PHOTOS: EIU “Fight Club” presentation

Dr. Vernon Cisney, 2004 Eastern philosophy alumni and Gettysburg College assistant professor, presented his paper “Something to do with a girl named Marla: Eros and gender in Fincher’s Fight Club” Tuesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall.

Cisney, who wrote the paper, said it explores the issue of gender through the Taoist lens of Yin-Yang philosophy and argues the character Tyler is expressed energy that the narrator had suppressed for too long and emerges because the narrator had kept him from coming out. Tyler lived a life of pure passivity and the active side comes out against his will. The resolution of the film is when the narrator has to become both active and passive.

“As a teacher, I like to show students that these concepts are not confined to dead texts, that they’re alive in the world around them,” he said. “One of the ways that you can do that is to show it at work in art, and in popular art in particular.”

Following the presentation, those in attendance asked questions about both the film and Cisney’s interpretation of it.


PHOTOS: Brother Jed visits EIU

We all have a story to tell. For Brother Jed intern Myrna Bennet, this part of her story began seven years ago when Brother Jed visited her church camp.

“I kind of got interested when first meeting him and then went on camp visits with him in Jonesboro,” the Arkansas native said. “It really sparked it up. This is what God has led me to.”

Bennet, who is not married said she lives by Ephesians 5:22, adding “a women should submit herself to the man. I submit myself to my father, since I’m not married yet, and while I’m on campus I submit to Brother Jed. The women is supposed to be quiet unless spoken to or called upon.”

Brother Jed and the group visit campuses throughout the United States with the mission of, “preach(ing) God’s gospel to the students and get(ting) them saved.

PHOTOS: EIU food truck

Jumped back into taking photo assignments for the Daily Eastern News this afternoon. Plus…TACOS!

PHOTOS: EIU in various lighting settings

A look at the campus of Eastern Illinois University under very different lighting settings. I’m trying to expand my skill set while learning an ‘eye’ for photography. I am enjoying trying new things with the camera and cannot thank all of you that continue to support me enough. Hope you enjoy!

PHOTOS: Mucca Pazza Band plays EIU

The Chicago-based Mucca Pazza band warmed up a crowd of EIU students Thursday afternoon in the Library Quad. The band will present “An Evening with Mucca Pazza” in the Doudna Fine Arts Center later this evening.