Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services

Our 2017-2018 One Book Program focuses on the book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. As are preparing for our fall program of events, we have updated the resources page on the One Book website.

We have added sexual assault and domestic violence services on campus and off campus. One of our goals of the One Book program is to make students, faculty, and staff aware of these services so that anyone who needs them can access them.

Fall 2017: Comics, Fandom, and Dungeons and Dragons #comicsculture

We are excited to announce our schedule for the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium. This is a fun event which is free and open to the public. In addition to the talks listed below, we will have local artists and comic shops selling books, manga, games, toys, and more. Something for everyone!

Talking About Things We Love: Finding Community in Fandom
Wednesday, Sept 27, 1pm – 1:50pm, Library Lounge Building L
Faculty members discuss their own fan subcultures from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Glee, to Star Trek, to 70s sports, and more. How do fans come together to share ideas? How do fans expand on meanings and themes found within stories, time periods, or genres that they love? This will be a fun discussion about pop culture, hobbies, games and other realms of fandom.

Featured Event: Artist & Writer Dan Dougherty Shares His Creative Process
Thursday, Sept 28, 9:30pm-10:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Award-winning illustrator and author visits Moraine Valley to share his creative process. Dan is a Moraine Valley alum who has written graphic novels, comic books, newspaper articles, and comic strips. His work has been featured online and in print.

Dungeons and Dragons: The Game, the Myth the Legend
Thursday, Sept 28, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L
An estimated 20 million people worldwide have played Dungeons and Dragons – the original roleplaying game of adventure, treasure, and camaraderie. We will briefly talk about the game’s history, influence, and a brief discussion of gameplay. Questions welcome!

“Turning life into a game”

The MVCC library is promoting board games this week.  There are various games in the display cases and they all have different game pieces, number of players, goals, etc.  But they all have one thing in common: human interaction.  I may not have noticed this particular exhibit had I not just read an article on “gamification.”  The board game with those colorful, old-fashioned game boxes are the polar opposite of the games that are described in the article.

Read this article on how “marketers are trying to make life easier by borrowing techniques from the gaming industry.” It is a fascinating theory and it will certainly make you ponder the pros and cons of the gamification saturation in our world. Check out the links in the article. The MVCC library owns one of the books mentioned: Irresistible. Why not check out the list of board games that are located in the MVCC catalog.

Moraine Valley Support Services for Sexual Assault Victims

A short discussion about services available to students who are victims of sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Moraine Valley Support and Services for Sexual Assault Victims

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

A short discussion about the myths related to sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Savor the Season: Head to the Farmers’ Market

I’m one of those annoying people who always finds something to complain about when it comes to weather: in the winter, it’s too cold and dark and dreary and depressing but as soon as summer comes, it’s too hot and sticky and gross.   To try to beat that bad attitude, I do my best to focus on the great things summer brings!   One of my favorites?   The Farmers’ Market!

I’ll make weekly visits until the fall but I’m not a very natural chef, so I need plenty of inspiration and direction to tell me what to do with all the scrumptious seasonal goodness.  I’ve checked out some great cookbooks, maybe you want to as well!

Don’t feel like lugging a book home? Check out these e-books!

Don’t feel like spending any more time staring at a screen? Check out these books!

 

Fall Preview We Believe You

Preview of the 2017-2018 One Book Program on We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. For more information visit: http://onebook.morainevalley.edu

Fall Preview: We Believe You | One Book, One College, 2017-2018

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Fall Preview 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

We preview the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium which will be held on September 27 and 28, 2017. This event will feature artists, writers, gamers, and topics on pop culture. Learn more at:
http://ext.morainevalley.edu/comicsculture.
Fall Preview: 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

The audio of this discussion is available below:

“Summer in the City”

This is part one of a series of blogs that center around places to visit and things to do in Chicago this summer.

The Tribune Tower, constructed in 1923-1925, is an iconic symbol of Chicago. It is less than 25 miles  from the  Moraine Valley Community College campus. The Tower is an architectural jewel filled with treasures from all over the world. The treasures include rocks from the Colosseum in Rome, the Giza pyramid, the Arc de Triumphe, Aztec Ruins and the Berlin Wall. These are just a few examples of historic rocks that are incorporated in the walls of this building.

Check out more information on the Tribune Tower and other great Chicago architecture from the MVCC catalog.