The Columbia Chronicle

Someone You Should Know: Janelle “Ja” Gilbert

By Lisa Schulz

November 14, 2011

After living on a tight budget and enduring the four years of indecision about choosing a journalism or interior architecture degree to please her mother, Janelle “Ja” Gilbert finally found her beat in music and made a pact to give back to the community.The 2006 alumna released her first EP, “Laura’s Daughter,” on iTunes,, and in physical form on Oct. 16, the latter sponsored by the Illinois...

Columbia promotional video hits big

By Shardae Smith

November 29, 2010

Columbia’s Student Programming Board has begun to get the word out about its annual Biggest Mouth talent competition,to be held next April, by creating a promotional video starring Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly, also known as emcee “Hell Yeah.”Biggest Mouth is a student showcase in which 12 to 15 of Columbia’s top performers compete for cash and prizes. Next year’s event will be at Metro, 3730 N. Clark ...

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