Streaming Classical Music

September is National Classical Music Month which makes this a great time to listen to some of your favorite classical pieces or discover some new favorites. The Naxos Music Library database is a vast collection of streaming classical music. It boasts over 2 million tracks with thousands being added every month. You have the option of searching by composer or title of work or you can browse through different geographical study areas and take guided tours through musical eras.

Naxos Music Library can be accessed from the Art databases on the Library’s Research Tools page. If you are using the database from off campus you will need to enter your MVCC username and password.

Additional classical music resources are available in the MVCC Library as well. Click here to see some of our books, CDs and DVDs on classical music. You can also search the Library Catalog for composers or classical works.

Special Event: Sexual Assault on Campus…It’s on Us

Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Remembering 9/11

Last year, for the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, we held a panel discussion with members of the MVCC community to remember and share. Many of our students where very young when the attack happened, so they do not have first hand memories of this day. We thought it was important to share our memories.

How 9/11 Affected Me: A Panel Discussion

Dr Vernon O. Crawley, President 1993-2014

Moraine Valley Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To learn more about and to re-live some of what those five decades have been like, the college has been collecting oral histories. Throughout the semester we will be highlighting these videos.

“Student success became my motto.”

When Dr. Vernon O. Crawley came to Moraine Valley at the start of his 21 years here, there were only three permanent buildings. He is very proud of all that transpired at the campus and the transformation the campus has gone through.

He started his career as a scientist, but because he wanted more contact with people, was drawn to leave private industry for education. He wanted to serve students and believes that focus on student success is what makes Moraine Valley a great college.

To enjoy more of these oral histories, along with historic photos and documents, visit the MVCC College Archives.

Dr Vernon O. Crawley, President 1993-2014

Alum José Angel selected for Honor at University of Illinois

Congratulations to MVCC Alum José Angel for being selected to give a special lecture at the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana. José was our featured speaker for our 2015-2016 One Book program (view his talk here). He has become an important voice for undocumented immigrants and the issues they face.

DACA, Immigration & Illinois

The Trump Administration’s move to cut the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been making headlines. In 2015, our Library held a talk by Celina Villanueva about immigration in Illinois which included a discussion about DACA. This talk is very relevant to issues today.


Talking Immigration in the Land of Lincoln with Celina Villanueva

Get Ready to Dance! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence

In support of our One Book program, we are excited to support the Dance 4 Awareness event sponsored by the Women in Action Club.

Get Ready to Dance! Sweat! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence.
This October, grab some friends and hit the dance floor! We’re going to Light Up the Night to raise awareness about domestic violence (DV) and this year we are teaming up with B96 to get the party started!

We all know someone who has been impacted by DV whether it was a kid at our school, our aunt or friend at work. Since we’re all touched in some way, let’s all come together to be part of the solution. D4A is about coming together as a community to shed light on the topic of domestic violence and the resources available through the Crisis Center. Join the movement and Light Up the Night in honor of victims and survivors who have endured the darkness of abuse in their lives. Take a stand this October. Get involved and make a difference for someone in need of hope.

Reasons to Join D4A –
5…minutes to show your best moves in our dance contests
4…amazing dance performances by local dance instructors
3…awards for top fundraisers
2…ways to participate – spectator or dancer
1…energy-pumping DJ keeping the party going all night!
Admission for the event is $25. Dancers and team supporters who raise $175 or more in donations per dancer will receive an all-access pass to event dance



floor for all 5 hours, two each of food and drink tickets, a D4A T-Shirt and goody bag, and a personalized online fundraising page. Proceeds from the event go toward services and education programs offered by CCSS. Donations are tax deductible. For those not raising funds, time on the dance floor can be purchased the night of the event. Food, beverages and concessions will also be available for purchase. For more information or to register visit


Not too many people in the Houston, Texas, area will forget August 26, 2017! Just as forecasted, Hurricane Harvey made landfall bringing with it a lot of rain and wind, and spawning many tornadoes. The devastation is enormous.

Want to give a helping hand by means of a donation? Check out this article by The New York Times. There are any number of groups or associations that are providing assistance. Even a modest amount such as $10 will help someone who perhaps has lost everything. Click here for the link to the article.