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Remembering the T in LGBT: Creating Transgender Awareness (upcoming event)

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Remembering the T in LGBT: Creating Transgender Awareness 
Tuesday, April 28, 11am-12:15 in Building M. Moraine Room 3. Presentation by Kelly George, LCPC, psychotherapist at Live Oak in Chicago.

Topics will include:

  • understanding of the vocabulary and terms
  • understanding gender identity
  • issues facing trans-identified individuals

RememberingThe T--April 2015

 

 

 

 

ActOut Now Programming for Spring 2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Over the years, the library has been happy to support the ActOut Now programming. This year, the programs will be held in the Moraine Rooms or the U building due to the library’s expansion project. But, we hope to host this program again next year.

Here’s the event schedule:

Event 1: A Student SpeakOut
Tuesday, April 14 @ 11:00 and 12:30
Wednesday, April 15 @ 1:00
Moraine Room I, M-bldg
Students will have an opportunity to speak out on social problems in the community that concern them. Students from COM102 will share their research based on their service and/or advocacy work in the community and call us to action! Join us in this powerful event that will include students, faculty and other members of the MVCC community. Students will show us what it means to be engaged in our communities and in issues that impact our lives.
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Event 2: ActOut 2015: A Service Learning Fair
Thursday, April 23, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Student Union/U111, U-bldg
Come on out for a day’s worth of exciting activities focused on diversity and social change. This student-driven service learning fair will showcase student work, provide information from local nonprofits, and give us all inspiration to act toward positive social change. See additional details below.

Spotlight Speaker: Nina Shoman-Dajani
Thursday, April 23 @ 11:00
U111, U-bldg
This presentation will focus on the importance of diversity in our democracy and the value of representation from all of the voices in our country, including immigrants. Speaker, Nina Shoman-Dajani works with students through our Learning Enrichment and College Readiness program, and she has led the effort to host a Naturalization Ceremony here on our campus the last two years. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of diversity in our community, as well as the nation.

Video Series: Community Change for the Millennials
Thursday, April 23 @ 9:30, 12:30 – 3:30
U111, U-bldg
This video presentation will feature a series of TED talks given by young people around the country and their version of community change. The talks will be followed by a discussion focused on the videos and the service work of students in Mike McGuire and Tamarra Coleman-Hill’s COM102 courses and their participation in the process of “Deliberative Dialogue” this semester. Please join us in thinking about your role in our larger community!

SpeakOut! Encore: Students Share Stories of Self, Us, and Now
Thursday, April 23, 9:30 – 3:30
Student Dining Area, U-bldg
Public narrative is a form of storytelling designed to motivate people to act on important social issues. Over the course of the day, students from Mike McGuire’s COM102 classes will share their public narratives–telling the story of how they came to the issue, why their story is, indeed, our story, and how we are all in a position to act.

Information Tables: Nonprofit Organizations Share Info
Thursday, April 23, 9:30 – 3:30
Student Dining Area, U-bldg
Approximately 25 local, nonprofit, community benefit organizations will be hosting information tables to tell you about the important work they do and how you and your students can get involved. Plan your next service learning project and make valuable community contacts!

Psychology Honor Students Poster Sessions

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

We wanted to send this along. We are happy to host this event for the Honors Program.

Psychology Honor Students Poster Sessions
?May 5th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Building L, Library Lounge
?Students present their research in visual displays. This is a great event for a quick visit to learn about these students’ work.

GASP! A Discussion by Gender and Sexual Minority Students (online video)

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Members of Moraine Valley’s GASP (Gender and Sexual Progress club) discuss their experiences. They will discuss challenges faced in the world in general, in their lives before they arrived at MVCC, and as MVCC students. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

GASP! A Discussion by Gender and Sexual Minority Students

The audio of this event is available below:

GASP! A Discussion by Gender and Sexual Minority Students (Building F)

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

We are excited to announce this week’s event. Please note that this will be held in Building F.

GASP! A Discussion by Gender and Sexual Minority Students
Thursday, April 2nd, 12:30pm – 1:45pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
Members of Moraine Valley’s GASP (Gender and Sexual Progress club) discuss their experiences. They will discuss challenges faced in the world in general, in their lives before they arrived at MVCC, and as MVCC students. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Fran Kroll: Part-Time Employee of the Year Award Winner

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Congratulations to Fran Kroll for being selected as Moraine Valley Community College’s Part-Time Employee of the Year.

Fran Kroll

Fran Kroll

Fran Kroll works for the library during the evenings. Fran has worked part-time with the library since 1999. She has been nominated many times but this is the first time that Fran has won this award. Fran’s dedication to our students, faculty and staff has not gone unnoticed. She is constantly going out of her way to assist students in any way she can and staff often let us know how much they appreciate her hard work. Fran is a friendly face at the library circulation desk that students know they can come to for help in the evenings.

Congrats Fran! You deserve it!

About the Award:

The Part-Time Employee of the Year Award is presented annually to a part-time support staff person for outstanding service and dedication to the college. Candidates must have a minimum of three years part-time service at Moraine Valley, and employees may not receive the award more than once every five years.

Moraine Valley Authors’ Display and Reception (March 30, 2pm)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Join us for our annual recognition event as we honor MVCC’s authors and artists.
Moraine Valley Authors’ Display and Reception, Monday, March 30, 2pm – 3:30pm

Syria and the Syrian Refugee Crisis (online video)

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Dr. Zaher Sahloul and Suzanne Akhras-Sahloul members of the Syrian American Medical Society, discuss why we should care about Syria, where more than 12 million Syrians, of which more than 75 percent are women and children, are either refuges or internally displaced. Learn more about the thriving Syrian American Community in the U.S. that has mobilized to provide humanitarian assistance. The U.S. will be resettling thousands of Syrian refugees in the next few years and it is critical that our community has a better understanding of this crisis and its repercussions. Cosponsored by the Arab Student Union and Global and Diversity Education.

Syria and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The audio of this event is available below:

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!) French fine cooking

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Culinary and cultural event featuring Michael O’Shea of MVCC’s Culinary Arts program and Kevin O’Connell from the Foreign Language Department focusing on French food. This was part of the Moraine Valley Community College Library’s One Book Program on Giovanni’s Room.

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!) French fine cooking

The audio of this event is available below:

Spring Break Hours & Library Remodel

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The library is excited about our construction and expansion project that we are currently undergoing to improve resources for our students and increase student study space.  During spring break the library will be open March 9-12, but only through the lower level emergency exit adjacent to the L building Main entrance. There will be a construction project throughout the top floor of the library during this time so we will need to close the main floor completely starting at 1pm on Friday March 6.  The whole library will be closed March 7 & 8 and March 13-15 for this project.

From March 9-12 the library will be open from 8am -5pm each day, but we will have some service limitations.

The library will not be able to offer access to the following resources during the spring break holiday:

Print periodicals
Reference Materials
General Reserve collection items
After Class collection
Microscopes & Slides
AVL Kits
DVDs on reserve

We will be providing for students, access to:

Desktop Computers
Laptop Computers
Printing
Textbooks
Anatomy Models
Bones
General library collection (lower level materials)
Electronic Database and resources through our library website