Event Video: GraFEETi, Growth, and Grief: Impact of an Author Friend

Erika Deiters started as a fan of Chicago author Amy Krouse Rosenthal; then the author became the subject of her composition class; eventually Erika and Amy formed a friendship. They supported each other through their cancer diagnoses. Unfortunately, Amy did not survive.
This event is part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Community series.

GraFEETi, Growth, and Grief: Impact of an Author Friend

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Event Video: Living Life on the Hyphen: Being a Bi-Racial, Caribbean-American Woman

Have you ever felt as though you don’t quite belong? As though you cannot be put into one particular box? If so, then this talk is for you. In this talk, Shanya Gray shares what it was like growing up bi-racial in the Caribbean and what it was like migrating to the United States and living in a culture that was foreign to her. Shanya also shares how she wrestled with not belonging and the process of ultimately becoming comfortable with who she is. Ultimately, in giving this talk, Shanya hopes to share valuable lessons learned from her life’s experiences that can be of encouragement to anyone who has wrestled with not belonging.

Living Life on the Hyphen: Identity & Belonging Amidst Being a Bi-Racial, Caribbean-American Woman

This event is part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Community series.

The audio of this discussion is available below:

The Newspaper Headline Read, “This Was a House.” Keyword, “Was”

Jodi Marneris’ science teacher said it was near impossible for a tornado to hit the Chicago area. It wasn’t too long after that teacher was proven dead wrong. Jodi’s house was among the ruins of that day of devastation.
This event is part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Community series.

The Newspaper Headline Read, “This Was a House.” Keyword, “Was”

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Dr. Linda Brandt, Counselor

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.

“For so many students Moraine becomes their village, their family–to really provide that foundation and encouragement to succeed.”

Dr. Linda Brandt has been with Moraine Valley Community College for 42 years. She feels it is an honor and privilege to watch students grow. Administration, faculty, and staff at the college are all working toward the same mission and goal of having an important impact on people’s lives.

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

Dr. Linda Brandt, Counselor

Time to Embrace the Scary

Even if you don’t normally read horror, this is the one week of the year that you might be interested in creeping yourself out.   Lucky for you, we have a copy of Stephen King’s newest, a book he wrote with his son Owen-  Sleeping Beauties.  It’s the story of a near future where all women – except one- fall asleep and become “feral and spectacularly violent” if they are disturbed.

If you are a fan of King family creepiness, you need to check out Stephen King’s other writer son,  Joe Hill. 

If you want to devote less time to being frightened, how about a good old movie marathon?  We also have Pet Sematary, The Shining, It (from 1990, not the new movie), and Salem’s Lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Video: Leadership and Law

Interested in pursuing a law degree, working in criminal justice or even one day becoming a judge? Check the video from this event. Officials shared stories from the courthouse based on perspectives of those working in law and law enforcement. Guests will included:

Colleen Hyland, Associate Judge, Fifth Municipal District, Cook County Circuit Court
Jerry Barrido, Public Defender, Felony Trial Division
Naheda Zayyad, Assistant State’s Attorney, Felony Trial Division
Kathleen Lanahan, Assistant State’s Attorney, Felony Trial Division
Sam Dajani, Detective, Tinley Park Police Department
Bajis Karim, Sergeant, Burbank Police Department

This event was organized by the Arab Student Union.

Leadership and Law: Careers in the Courts & Law Enforcement

The audio of this discussion is available below:

2017 Pumpkin Contest Winners: Who Coughed Up Enough Cash to Win?

Thank you to all of our students, staff, and faculty who came in to vote for our pumpkins! Your donations have helped raise over $500 for our student scholarship. The library staff is grateful for your generosity!

This year’s pumpkins were creative, thoughtful and great fun! We had 27 pumpkins from 13 departments, 11 students clubs/organizations, and 3 from individual students.

Congratulations to our 1st place pumpkin, “Wicked Witch” created by the Student Success Department.

1st Place: Wicked Witch created by Student Success
1st Place: Wicked Witch created by Student Success with 529 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: MVCC Rock Solid Created by Library Night Circulation Staff & Mr. Val
2nd Place: MVCC Rock Solid Created by Library Night Circulation Staff & Mr. Val with 393 votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place: Book Worm
3rd Place: Book Worm created by Library Reference Department with 220 votes.

 

Graphic Novels Guidebook

If you don’t know what graphic novel to read or are searching for more information regarding a particular comic book, we have the guide for you. Michael Pawuk and David S. Serchay’s Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More is a bibliography with a listing of 1,000 popular graphic novels. The book is easy to read, organized by genres and subgenres to help you find your next graphic novel. Click on the link above for direct access to the e-Book; off-campus users will be asked to login with their MVCC username and password.

27 Seasons of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting Free Online

Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting has become a pop culture icon reaching cult status. Open Culture reports that 27 seasons of the Joy of Painting are availa

ble online. You can find these videos on the Bob Ross YouTube Channel.

You are NOT going to want to miss this one…

Bob Ross – Mountain Waterfall (Season 5 Episode 1)

Ron Kurfirst, Retired Director of Buildings and Grounds

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.

“I found another home.”…”This campus is beautiful.”

Ron Kurfist worked at Moraine Valley for 16 years, from 1986 to 2002. He wasn’t sure he wanted the job when he first arrived on campus and saw all the temporary buildings. He remembers his time here very fondly though. He talks about the environment that was created for the students and of how appreciative everyone always was of the work his department provided.

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

Ron Kurfirst, Retired Director of Buildings and Grounds