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Giving Life New Hope: Life Beyond Tragic Times (online video & audio)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

All of us will face tragedies in our lives. Beverly McLaughlin tells her story of overcoming the death of her daughter. She and her husband chose to raise her daughter’s two children and start an organization to help orphans in Kenya. This event is part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Community Event.

Giving Life New Hope: Life Beyond Tragic Times featuring Beverly McLaughlin

The audio of this event is available below:

Congrats to Pat and Nataly, Library Student Scholarship Recipients !

Friday, February 14th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that our student assistants, Patrick Egan & Nataly Villanueva were each awarded the library’s student scholarship from the Rita McKeone Scholarship Fund this year. They will be attending our Authors’ Display and Reception and will be recognized at the event. Please feel free to congratulate them on their award at this time.

All members of the Academic Development and Learning Resources staff work hard to make this award possible. The scholarship committee would like to thank all of you for your assistance.

Congrats to Pat & Nataly on their great work!

Moraine Valley’s Emergency Preparedness Certificate featuring Michelle Furlow

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Criminal justice faculty member Michelle Furlow sits down with library department chair Troy Swanson to discuss the college’s new emergency preparedness certificate. Ms. Furlow also discusses the college’s criminal justice program and events relating to her department.

Moraine Valley’s Emergency Preparedness Certificate featuring Michelle Furlow (Check It Out Podcast)

The audio of this podcast is available below:

Modern Muslims: Three Young Muslim Women Finding a Balance at MVCC (online video)

Monday, February 10th, 2014

This is a special event organized by the MVCC Muslim Student Association. This was hosted in the library.

Event description: “Islam is a loving yet disciplined religion. Keeping ones’ path is a rewarding challenge in any environment, particularly at an American Community College. These young women will share their day-to-day experiences navigating two worlds as they embrace their faith in this uniquely diverse and complex culture.”

Modern Muslims: Three Young Muslim Women Finding a Balance at MVCC

The audio of this event is available below:

How Plagues, Disease, and Outbreaks Have Changed History (online video)

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

We are excited to share the video and audio from this week’s event.

 

How Plagues, Disease, and Outbreaks Have Changed History

The fear of plagues and outbreaks has been part of literature and storytelling for many years. World War Z uses a zombie virus to end one civilization and bring about a new one. This panel considers the role of disease, plagues, and outbreaks throughout history. What major outbreaks have shaped history? How did they change the societies and cultures they affected? How have outbreaks & diseases impacted populations, living conditions, formations of communities, and migrations? How do historians view outbreaks and pandemics? This event is part of our One Book, One College programming on World War Z.

The audio of this event is available below:

Library’s Zombie Game Receives National Award

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

We are excited to announce that the library’s zombie game, World War M, recieved a national award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. The CLS ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award was given to Moraine Valley’s librarians.

“The innovative team from Moraine Valley Community College took a unique approach to expand on the campus’ shared reading experience,” said award chair Amy E. Badertscher, director of library services at Kenyon College. “In the fall of 2013, they expanded the typical ‘One Book, One College’ program to include a large-scale active learning event. The programming and events created and tested on the campus of Moraine Valley Community College could easily be replicated at other institutions.”

We are excited about this award and want to thank that many areas of campus who supported this project. We especially want to thank MVCC’s Information Technology, Honors Program, Student Life, Multimedia Services, Marketing and Creative Services, and the many faculty members who utilized this game in their classes. This was a project that drew on the talents of a many areas of campus.

Here’s the summary video that outlines the results of the game.

World War M: Humans vs Zombies (Summary Video)

Interview with American Idol Contestant Megan Waltman (Check It Out Podcast)

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

We are excited to share this interview with American Idol contestant and Moraine Valley alumnus Megan Waltman. Library department chair Troy Swanson talks with Megan about her journey through the Idol auditions in preparation for Hollywood Week which starts Wednesday, February 5, 2014. We are very proud of Megan!! (See previous blog post, Moraine Valley Student Going to Hollywood Week on American Idol )

American Idol Contestant Megan Waltman (Check It Out Podcast)

The audio of this podcast is available below:

Emergency Responses at Moraine Valley Featuring Chief O’Connor (online audio & video)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

We were excited to kick off our spring 2014 One Book, One College programming on World War Z. We featured MVCC Police Chief Patrick O’Connor. Here’s the video and audio from the event.

Emergency Responses at Moraine Valley Featuring MVCC Police Chief Patrick O’Connor
MVCC Chief O’Connor will discuss emergency preparedness at MVCC.This will include a range of scenarios and preparedness responses that are in place. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend to learn what they can do to be prepared on campus.

The audio of this event is available below:

Science Fair Registration Now Open

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

On April 1 the Library will be hosting our first Science Fair. We’re excited to see what kinds of projects the MVCC students, faculty, and staff come up with!

Want to participate but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Take a look at our Science Fair Research Guide for ideas.

If  you already have a project in mind, you can register now until March 14 here: bit.ly/mvccscifair

Questions? Contact Tish Hayes at hayesL45@morainevalley.edu or 708.974.5734

How Plagues, Disease, and Outbreaks Have Changed History (Event)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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

How Plagues, Disease, and Outbreaks Have Changed History
Tuesday, February 4th, 12:30pm – 1:45 p.m., Building L, Library Lounge
The fear of plagues and outbreaks has been part of literature and storytelling for many years. World War Z uses a zombie virus to end one civilization and bring about a new one. This panel will consider the role of disease, plagues, and outbreaks throughout history.
Panel Members

Merri Fefles
Josh Fulton
Jim McIntyre
Kristine VanBaren