Library’s Tish Hayes Featured for Innovation Award

April 22nd, 2014

A 2014 Recipient of the ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award, Tish Hayes, MVCC’s Information Literacy Librarian, is featured on the Proquest site. Read more here: Meet the Librarian: Tish Hayes

Preservation: Reclaiming and Maintaining My Identity as an Arab-American Woman (online video)

April 22nd, 2014

Souzan Naser is an Arab-American who was born in Palestine and raised in the United States. Modeling after her parents who were activists in the Arab-American community Souzan examines what it means to both Arab and American. She shares the complexity and negotiation process of weaving in and out of her two identities and how she strikes a balance between staying true to her Arab ethnicity while also integrating mainstream American values.This event is part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Community Event, http://www.morainevalley.edu/TLC

Preservation: Reclaiming and Maintaining My Identity as an Arab-American Woman featuring Souzan Naser

The audio of this event is available below:

Library’s Terra Jacobson Featured for Innovation Award

April 16th, 2014

A 2014 Recipient of the ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award, Terra Jacobson, MVCC’s Manager of Library Services, is featured on the Proquest site. Read more here: Meet the Librarian: Terra Jacobson, Manager of Library Services

 

Suicide: A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns (online video)

April 10th, 2014

Dr. Burns is a psychiatrist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He explores cultural, legal, and ethical issues surrounding suicide as well as a provides contemporary medical prospective on suicide neuroscience, epidemiology, and risk assessment. This event is part of our One Book, One College programming on World War Z.

Suicide: A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns

The audio of this event is available below:

Meaning in Destruction: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature (online video)

April 10th, 2014

Why do so many people find stories about the end of society to be fascinating? How do authors use the end of civilization to tell stories? In what ways have authors rebuild society after the end of the world? A panel of Moraine Valley Faculty members address these questions and much more as they discuss the meaning, value, and history of post-apocalyptic literature. This event is part of our One Book, One College programming on World War Z.

Meaning in Destruction: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature

The audio of this event is available below:

Public Health Preparedness: Whole Community Involvement featuring Jeremy Hirst (online audio and video)

April 2nd, 2014

The need for public health preparedness and collaboration at the community level is paramount. Public health emergencies may impact the economic viability of a community, debilitate business operations, or cause major concern among citizens. Regardless of the event, public health is a critical component to emergency preparedness planning. Join us as Jeremy Hirst, Chief, Office of Risk and Emergency Management at DuPage County Health Department, discusses these topics. This event is part of our One Book, One College programming on World War Z.

Public Health Preparedness: Whole Community Involvement featuring Jeremy Hirst

The audio of this event is available below:

Suicide: A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns

April 2nd, 2014

We hope you’ll join us for tomorrow’s One Book event.

Suicide: A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns
Thursday, April 3, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Burns is a psychiatrist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will discuss the nature and treatment of suicide. This event is part of our One Book, One College programming on World War Z.

Science Fair Winners & Podcast

April 1st, 2014

Today, we hosted our first Science Fair. It was a great event with students participating from several classes. Here are our  winners. All of the entries were excellent. The judges had a tough time. Everyone should be proud of their work. Also, below you will find a podcast that includes interviews with our participants.

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1st Place Winner, Guitars and Sympathetic Vibration, Eliza Ikiz and Szymon Koszarek

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2nd Place Winners, Lip Poppers: Chemistry of Cosmetics, Adaliz Benitez, Anna Para, & Sam Oberszkalski

 

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3rd Place Winners, DIY Microscope for Under $20, Mohammad Abunijmeh, John Deir, and Jose Jimenez

Science Fair Podcast

The audio of this event is available below:

Meaning in Destruction: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature (event)

April 1st, 2014

We hope you’ll join us for tomorrow’s One Book event. 

Meaning in Destruction: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature
Wednesday, April 2, 11a.m. – 11:50 a.m., Building L, Library Lounge
Why do so many people find stories about the end of society to be fascinating? How do authors use the end of civilization to tell stories? In what ways have authors rebuild society after the end of the world?
Panel Members:

Eric DeVillez
Tish Hayes
Jason King
Carey Millsap-Spears
Amanda Pettigrew

Psychology of Zombies (online video and audio)

April 1st, 2014

What do zombies and zombie stories teach us about the human mind, the ways we think, and our emotional responses? Moraine Valley Psychology faculty members will discuss resilience, evolution and survival, obedience, the nature of fear, PTSD, and many other topics that relate to zombies! This event is part of our One Book, One College programming on World War Z.

Psychology of Zombies

The audio of this event is available below: