The Japanese Media Appreciation Club

at DePaul University


JMAC SQ Week 1: PR Applications, AnimeChicago Panel, and Noragami

What’s up, JMACers, and happy spring break!

Although it’s technically still spring break, the upcoming quarter is on the horizon! For me, spring quarter includes warmer weather, finishing up my senior thesis, and ACen! Y’know I’m sooo excited for this new quarter I’m gonna to emphasize all the subsections of this weekly email in Comic Sans!

PR applications open! (but not for long) D:

Would you like to become more involved with JMAC? Want to help organize JMAC events? Interested in eating pizza with a voice actor?? If so, consider joining JMAC board as a 2016-2017 Public Relations (PR) member!

Becoming a PR is a great start to becoming more involved with the club. (You’d be joining a group of awesome people!) (It’s also the starting point of becoming JMAC president.) PR members are responsible for organizing and promoting club activities. :D

To apply for PR, write a paragraph that includes (1) your name, (2) your current year in school and (3) why you’d make an awesome PR member! Candidates for PR will be interviewed during the beginning of spring quarter. Write professionally, and email us before Monday, March 28th at 11:59pm.

We’re looking forward to reviewing PR applications! (plz send us PR applications)

Next Week’s Meeting: Spring Quarter Week 1

The first meting of the quarter is almost here! Join us for a fresh start to JMAC on Monday, March 28th from 4-9pm in room 324 of the Lincoln Park Student Center.

Our social hour starts at 4pm, which will be a special panel hosted by the lovely folks at AnimeChicago! They’ll be hosting a panel about the anime social-scene in the Chicagoland area.

During our 5pm PowerPoint, we will have a special announcement to make about JMAC!!! (sooo be sure to come!)

After the PowerPoint, our weekly showing will be Noragami. This series follows Yato, a minor deity and self-proclaimed "Delivery God." Because he does not have a shrine in his name, he takes on odd jobs to earn money. After an almost-fatal car accident, he meets middle schooler Hiyori Iki who helps turn Yato’s luck around.

And finally, we will begin the new running series for the Spring Quarter, Gatchaman Crowds. This anime follows Hajime Ichinose, an enthusiastic girl who’s selected to become a "Gatchaman" warrior that fights against mysterious alien life forms known as MESS. However, Hajime doesn’t take her duties very seriously and causes dismay amongst the other Gatchaman fighters.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: WQ Week 10

Technically not last week, but nonetheless, it’s the latest and greatest JMAC PowerPoint! You’ll find the slides to the final WQ PowerPoint attached to this email. The slides are themed with Cool Japanese Fast Food, feature a new manga for the month of March, and includes a video that is the ending to the anime Nichijou.

Stay spunky, JMAC!
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

WQ Week 10.pdf


JMAC WQ Week 10: Card Games and the General Meeting

Greetings, JMACers!

Week ten approaches // The quarter’s end is coming // Winter goes bye-bye

…i just wanted to be a lil creative gOSH…

Reminder: PR applications are open!

The time has come! We, the JMAC Board, are taking applications for 2016-2017 Public Relations (PR) members! PR’s are responsible for promoting JMAC and help organizing the club. It’s a great start to becoming more involved with the club (which includes eating pizza with a voice actor what). The application comes in two parts: the first is completed via email and the second is an interview scheduled during the beginning of spring quarter.

If you’re considering becoming a PR member, write a paragraph that includes (1) your name, (2) your current year in school, and (3) why you’d make an awesome PR member! Please write professionally, and email us no later than Monday, March 28th at 11:59pm. We’re looking forward to reviewing your applications! :D

Next Week’s Meeting: Winter Quarter Week 10

Our next meeting (and final meeting of the quarter!) will take place on Monday, March 7th from 4-9pm in room 380 of the Lincoln Park Student Center. We’ll start our next meeting with card games!

The last meeting of the quarter is the General Meeting! Instead of a weekly showing, we’ll circle up and review the previous quarter’s events and activities, open the floor to compliments and critiques ’bout the club, and plan out social hours and showings for the spring quarter!

Finally, after the General Meeting, we’ll conclude the second running series for the winter quarter Terror in Resonance.

Last Week’s PowerPoint: WQ Week 9 (aka JMAC Week 18)

Attached are the slides to last week’s PowerPoint. The theme of this week’s PowerPoint is “funky Japanese inventions!” The slides also include the final feature for February’s manga of the month and a music video from an indie-style rock band with iconic anime songs ranging from Fullmetal Alchemist to Naruto.

Stay chill JMAC (but not too chill b/c spring is coming soon),
Sara S.
JMAC Secretary

JMAC Website

WQ week 9.pdf