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Finding My Voice in a Quiet World featuring Maura Vizza

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Growing up painfully shy and introverted, Maura Vizza’s hidden singing abilities were a mystery to the world. Through some life experiences and a chat with Eddie Vedder, she found some strength and her voice. This event is part of the TLC: Teaching & Learning Community event.

Finding My Voice in a Quiet World featuring Maura Vizza

The audio of this event is available below:

Democracies & Republics — Then & Now featuring Jim McIntyre

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Wanted to share this event from last week:

Democracies & Republics — Then & Now featuring Jim McIntyre

History faculty member Jim McIntyre opens up the MVCC Democracy Commitment faculty lecture series. He will present a historical perspective on the way we (and other countries) operate our government.

 

The audio of this event is available below:

Our Awesome Chili Cook Off Entry! (We were robbed!)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

ChiliCookoff2014 Yesterday, over lunch, the Moraine Valley Support Staff Association hosted a chili cook off. This was a great team-building exercise that complimented the day’s workshops and training. The chili cook off allowed for creativity and playfulness. Basically, it was fun!.

Naturally, our library staff had to get into the action, and we did with an awesome entry. Our chefs (Sue, Cathleen, Cindy, Donna, Barb, Quintina, Fran, and Fran) not only made amazing chili, but they had an awesome table presentation (pictured to the left).

Now, our entry was not deemed to be the winning entry. Of course, we think our entry was the best, but we respectfully defer to the opinion of the judges. We enjoyed participating!

Our staff in-service day was a great success. We gained new ideas through workshops and training, AND we had great chili!

 

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: