Special Lecture: Northwestern University’s Dwight McBride (Oct 21)

October 20th, 2014

We hope you’ll join us for this special One Book event:

Special Lecture on James Baldwin and the Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexuality by Northwestern University’s Dean Dwight A. McBride
Tuesday, October 21st, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Moraine Valley welcomes special guest Dwight A. McBride, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost of Graduate Education at Northwestern University. Dean McBride is a world renowned scholar who specializes issues relating to race and sexual orientation issues. He is also an expert on the life and influence of James Baldwin. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join us for this special lecture. This One Book, One College event is made possible by the Moraine Valley Democracy Commitment.

Library System Offline: SAT, 10/25, 4 – 9pm

October 16th, 2014

system maintenanceNetwork Operations will be performing maintenance on Saturday, October 25th between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m. There will be a disruption of all library web services during this time frame.  This includes the catalog and subscription databases.

Network Operations will post an update on the portal when maintenance is complete.

Thank you.

All About Bullying: A Faculty Panel Presentation (online video)

October 15th, 2014

Bullying is a problem faced by many students at all levels of schooling. It is a problem that was ignored in the past, but has gained national recognition as many educators, parents, and community leaders work to stop bullying. Join us as education experts define and explore the causes and impacts of bullying. Panel members include: Gail Ditchman, Alieen Donnersberger,
Mary Jarka, Stacy Sheerin, Julie Fox. This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Giovanni’s Room, http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom/.

All About Bullying: A Faculty Panel Presentation

The audio of this event is available below:

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness (online video)

October 15th, 2014

This special event utilized arts to express all aspects of mental health. This reading was part of the larger event. This event was held in the Moraine Valley Library and organized by the Moraine Valley Counseling & Career Development Center.

This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Giovanni’s Room, http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom/.

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness

The audio of this event is available below:

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process (Oct 16 Panel Discussion)

October 15th, 2014

Tomorrow’s One Book event:

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process
Thursday, October 16th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Building L, Library Lounge
This panel discussion will focus on the pervading theme of Giovanni’s Room: Sexual Identity. Come hear from members of the LGBTQ community as well as LGBTQ Allies about sexual and gender identity, the coming out process, and how these things impact individuals and those around them. Panel members will discuss the reality behind the protagonist’s struggle to understand his sexuality, deal with familial and societal pressure to conform, and accept who he is as a person. Our discussion will show how issues the author wrote about in the 1950s are still prevalent today. This event is organized by MVCC’s Counseling and Career Development Center. 

What is the Future of Space Technology? (Lecture on Oct 15)

October 14th, 2014

Tomorrow we host our second STEM lecture:

The Revolution of Space Technology
Wednesday, Oct. 15th , 11 a.m. – noon, Building L, Library Lounge

Learn how math and science play a role in launching advanced rockets and spacecraft. Presenter Theresa Kurth, who earned an aerospace engineering degree at the University of Southern California, is a structures engineer at SpaceX, a California-based company founded to revolutionize space technology.

Moraine Valley’s Community Learning Day Highlights #mvunity

October 9th, 2014

The library staff and faculty were excited to take part in MVCC’s first Community Learning Day. The 835 faculty and staff members dedicated a day to community service and learning in support of numerous local organizations and non-profits. Employees also documented their activities on social media using the hashtag #MVUnity

Moraine Valley’s Community Learning Day Highlights

Scotty Works OUT Film Discussion (online video)

October 7th, 2014

Filmmaker and MVCC faculty member Dan Pal discusses his short film Scotty Works OUT. This film, which is about finding a connection in a world of isolation, includes the work of actors and crew members from Moraine Valley. This is an opportunity to explore modern relationships, filmmaking, and screen writing. This event is part of the One Book programming and co-sponsored by the MVCC Film Makers Club.

Scotty Works OUT: Film Screening and Conversation with the Filmmaker

The audio of this event is available below:

Architectural & Structural Engineering: Building, Accomplishing, Connecting

October 7th, 2014

Hear about the rewarding profession of engineering and its importance to society and our future. Presenter Michael Murphy, a LEED Green associate engineer with Thornton Tomasetti Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event is part of Moraine Valley Community College’s STEM Lecture series.

Engineering: Building, Accomplishing, Connecting

The audio of this event is available below:

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness

October 6th, 2014

Today the library hosts a unique event. We hope you’ll join us at 10am!

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness
Monday, October 6, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
This special event will utilize visual arts to express all aspects of mental health. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to create art pieces that will be displayed in this art fair. If creating a piece of art is not your specialty, we invite you to attend this fair. This event is organized by the Moraine Valley Counseling & Career Development Center. For more information, contact Teresa Hannon, Counselor, at 708-974-5722 or hannont@morainevalley.edu.