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Science Fair Winners

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

A huge congratulations to our Science Fair winners!

  • STEM Track–Engineering an Innovative Telescope, Tim Szymanski and George Capetanos
  • Sustainability Track–Upcycling: Reducing Ecological Footprint Through Creative Reuse, Stephenie Presseller

A huge thank you to all of our presenters who all put in a lot of hard work and spent the afternoon presenting their projects and answering questions. Great work!!

  • Sustainability in Lip Care, Anna Bialy and Adaliz Benitez
  • Biodegradable Plastics: An Examination of the Solubility Efficiency of Polyvinyl Alcohol, Anthony Dudlo, Sara Johnson, and William Park
  • Ethanol From Cellulose Biomass, Szymon Koszarek, Sherjeel Hassan, and Jesus Ahumada.
  • Microbial Fuel Cell from Muck, Szymon Koszarek, Sherjeel Hassan, and Jesus Ahumada.

And special thanks to our judges: Sharon Byerly, Sam Chen, Ewa Fredette, Elena Maans, and Barb Miller

 

Science Fair Today!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Drop by the C building today between 1-4 pm to take a look our Science Fair projects. It will be an opportunity to see some of the projects going to the STEM Skyway Conference, what’s happening in an MVCC chemistry class, and learn about easy ways to upcycle your clothing. See you there!

Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio (Building F)

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

We are excited about this week’s event. Please note that this will be held in Buidling F.

Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio
February 17, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
The 1960s are remembered as an era of popular activism, of people demonstrating and organizing for justice, equality, and peace. Writing was also a key way of making change, and James Baldwin, through his novels and his essays, was on the cutting edge in the 1960s, challenging injustice and inequality based on race and sexuality. This talk featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago scholar John D’Emilio will explore Baldwin’s life and work in this important era. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

We are excited about this week’s event. Please note that this will be held in Buidling M.

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)
La gastronomie française: un patrimoine mondial, un goût du paradis.
(French fine cooking: a global heritage, a taste of paradise)
February 26th, 11 am to 12:15 pm, Moraine Room 3, Building M
Interested in French culinary and dining customs? Want to learn some useful vocabulary and phrases for ordering various dishes in French restaurants here and abroad? Would you like to sample some fine French food? Then you do not want to miss this culinary and cultural event featuring Michael O’Shea of MVCC’s Culinary Arts program and Kevin O’Connell from the Foreign Language Department. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Construction Begins Feb 13th!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Construction begins February 13th!!! We are excited that our library’s expansion is underway. The construction crew has put up a wall across the library’s lounge space to separate the construction area.

Useful information during the expansion:

–Library services will be available during the expansion.

–The expansion should be completed by the middle of June.

–The Library’s three study rooms will not be available during the expansion (because they are being demolished and rebuilt). 

–We are expanding the study room space, adding open seating, and adding a multimedia lab for students. 

–During spring break (March 9-12) library services will be moved the 1st (bottom floor) as the main floor (upstairs) is recarpeted and painted. The main floor (upstairs) will be back when classes resume. Library services will be available during spring break.

If you have questions or concerns, please let us know. Contact us on our Ask a Librarian page.

Issues in Yemen: A Discussion with Kipp Cozad

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Moraine Valley’s Kipp Cozad discusses the resignation of the Yemeni president and other government officials. He covers the history of the country and the impact of Yemen in the Middle East and on the US.

For more info, consult:
Yemen politics in one minute from Al Jazeera
BBC –Who are the Houthis?

Issues in Yemen Featuring Kip Cozad (February 2015)

The audio is available below:

Event Canceled: Arab Spring Lecture

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Unfortunately, the upcoming event on the Arab Spring has been canceled do to scheduling conflicts. We are disappointed as we were looking forward to this timely and important event.

This event has been canceled.
The Arab Spring: Successes and Failures featuring University of Michigan’s Atef Said
Thursday, February 12th, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oremus Theater, Building F

We hope you will visit our Library events page and join us for our other upcoming events.

What did you do on your snow day?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

We are back! Happy Tuesday. Hopefully, you enjoyed your day off. What did you do with your snow day? (post comments below or post comments on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+).

Free HIV Testing in U209 on Feb 5th

Monday, January 26th, 2015

We wanted to send along this info from MVCC Student Life.

Free HIV Testing (U209)
On Thursday, Feb. 5, South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinic staff will be in U209 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to offer free, confidential HIV tests. Students can get a rapid test (oral swab or finger prick) and will get results in 20 minutes. Additionally, students can opt to get free tests for other sexually transmitted diseases. No appointment needed. The CDC recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 have an HIV test at least once. Some people could benefit from more frequent testing. This event is sponsored by the Alliance of African American Students (AAAS), Gender and Sexuality Progress (GASP) and Student Life.

Cooking Demo, Science, James Baldwin, Arab Spring

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Our February public events present tons of options. Take a look. These are free and open to the public. (Please note that these will not be held in the library due to our remodeling.)

The Arab Spring: Successes and Failures featuring University of Michigan’s Atef Said
Thursday, February 12th, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oremus Theater, Building F
We welcome University of Michigan sociologist Atef Said for this special lecture. Atef Said has worked as a human rights attorney and has authored books on torture in Egypt. He is currently studying the Egyptian revolution of 2011. This event is organized by Moraine Valley’s Global and Diversity Education.

Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio
February 17, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
The 1960s are remembered as an era of popular activism, of people demonstrating and organizing for justice, equality, and peace. Writing was also a key way of making change, and James Baldwin, through his novels and his essays, was on the cutting edge in the 1960s, challenging injustice and inequality based on race and sexuality. This talk featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago scholar John D’Emilio will explore Baldwin’s life and work in this important era. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Moraine Valley Library Science Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m., Building C Atrium
All the details for each of the entry tracks can be found on the new MVCC STEM site! Just click on the Library Science Fair tab

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)
La gastronomie française: un patrimoine mondial, un goût du paradis.
(French fine cooking: a global heritage, a taste of paradise)
February 26th, 11 am to 12:15 pm, Moraine Room 3, Building M
Interested in French culinary and dining customs? Want to learn some useful vocabulary and phrases for ordering various dishes in French restaurants here and abroad? Would you like to sample some fine French food? Then you do not want to miss this culinary and cultural event featuring Michael O’Shea of MVCC’s Culinary Arts program and Kevin O’Connell from the Foreign Language Department. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.