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:

Psychology of Zombies (A Panel Discussion)

March 26th, 2014

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

Psychology of Zombies: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 27th at 11a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
What do zombies and zombie stories teach us about the human mind, the ways we think, and our emotional responses. Join us as we explore zombies from a psychological perspective?
Panel Members:

Mitch Baker
Laura Lauzen-Collins
Young Shim
Nick Shizas
Amy Williamson

Catch March Madness Games in Library Coffee Bar

March 25th, 2014

Just an FYI, we will be playing basketball games for March Madness on the TV in the coffee bar through Thursday this week. It will then return back to the news stations after Thursday.

So, if you have a break between classes and want to track your teams, stop by the coffee bar.

Come to the Science Fair April 1st!

March 24th, 2014

The library is hosting a Science Fair!

See what students, faculty, and staff have been working on including:

–the Science of Baking
–testing Sympathetic Vibration Frequency on a Guitar
–the Ability of Students to Multitask in a Classroom Setting
–designing a Laser-scanner for 3D Printing
–all-natural Cosmetics, and more

The event will be open to the public from 10-2 on Tuesday, April 1, with judging taking place over the last hour. We will have a short awards ceremony at 2pm.