Event Video: Following a Sexual Assault Information for You or Your Loved One

A panel discussion on how to support survivors following a sexual assault. This includes perspectives from advocates, health professionals, counselors, and college staff. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Upcoming Event: Following a Sexual Assault Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Building L, Library Lounge

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One
A panel discussion on how to support victims following a sexual assault. This will include perspectives from advocates, health professionals, counselors, and college staff. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Climate Change Talk This Fall

We are excited to host these two talks on climate change in the Library this fall. The first is organized by the MVCC’s Sustainability Office and the second is part of our STEM series. These events are free and open to the public.

Climate, Energy, Our World, Our Future featuring Rick Knight
Tuesday, November 14th: 11 AM – noon
The science of global warming has been known for nearly 150 years, and we are now starting to experience tangible impacts on the world’s climate. We humans perceive these changes as gradual, but compared to natural cycles, they are unprecedentedly rapid. Fossil fuel combustion is closely linked with the development of a modern industrial society, coinciding with rapid growth of global population. But the buildup of greenhouse gases is creating serious side effects that have now become crystal clear. These facts present humanity with a monumental challenge. We need to bring all of our technological and philosophical wisdom to bear if future generations are to inherit a manageable global system. This lecture will explain the basic science of climate change, our energy systems and technologies, the role of agriculture, and what kinds of things we must do to secure a brighter future. Special event part of our STEM series.

Event Video: It’s On Us…To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe

Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Special Event: Sexual Assault on Campus…It’s on Us

Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national issue and we here at Moraine Valley Community College are doing our part to address it. More than one in five women in college are victims of sexual assault and misconduct during their time in university. This workshop will provide an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Additionally students will learn common answers to questions regarding this sensitive topic and learn about bystander intervention and the five steps to safely intervene. Remember, It’s On Us… all of us! This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Remembering 9/11

Last year, for the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, we held a panel discussion with members of the MVCC community to remember and share. Many of our students where very young when the attack happened, so they do not have first hand memories of this day. We thought it was important to share our memories.

How 9/11 Affected Me: A Panel Discussion

Alum José Angel selected for Honor at University of Illinois

Congratulations to MVCC Alum José Angel for being selected to give a special lecture at the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana. José was our featured speaker for our 2015-2016 One Book program (view his talk here). He has become an important voice for undocumented immigrants and the issues they face.

DACA, Immigration & Illinois

The Trump Administration’s move to cut the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been making headlines. In 2015, our Library held a talk by Celina Villanueva about immigration in Illinois which included a discussion about DACA. This talk is very relevant to issues today.

 

Talking Immigration in the Land of Lincoln with Celina Villanueva

Get Ready to Dance! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence

In support of our One Book program, we are excited to support the Dance 4 Awareness event sponsored by the Women in Action Club.

Get Ready to Dance! Sweat! Groove! Move! to support of victims of Domestic Violence.
This October, grab some friends and hit the dance floor! We’re going to Light Up the Night to raise awareness about domestic violence (DV) and this year we are teaming up with B96 to get the party started!

We all know someone who has been impacted by DV whether it was a kid at our school, our aunt or friend at work. Since we’re all touched in some way, let’s all come together to be part of the solution. D4A is about coming together as a community to shed light on the topic of domestic violence and the resources available through the Crisis Center. Join the movement and Light Up the Night in honor of victims and survivors who have endured the darkness of abuse in their lives. Take a stand this October. Get involved and make a difference for someone in need of hope.

Reasons to Join D4A –
5…minutes to show your best moves in our dance contests
4…amazing dance performances by local dance instructors
3…awards for top fundraisers
2…ways to participate – spectator or dancer
1…energy-pumping DJ keeping the party going all night!
Admission for the event is $25. Dancers and team supporters who raise $175 or more in donations per dancer will receive an all-access pass to event dance

 

 

floor for all 5 hours, two each of food and drink tickets, a D4A T-Shirt and goody bag, and a personalized online fundraising page. Proceeds from the event go toward services and education programs offered by CCSS. Donations are tax deductible. For those not raising funds, time on the dance floor can be purchased the night of the event. Food, beverages and concessions will also be available for purchase. For more information or to register visit www.ccssd4a.com.

Free Event: Supercomputing at Argonne National Lab

We are excited to share information on the first discussion in our STEM series:

Science & Computer Science in the Argonne Leadership Computer Facility featuring Ben Lenard, Argonne National Laboratory
Wednesday, October 11th: Noon-1 PM, Library Lounge, Building L
Ben will talk about how supercomputers at LCF help to solve problems within the world, from physics to medicine.
Ben is responsible for overseeing the administration and improvement of database systems in the ALCF’s supercomputing environment. These databases are critical to many of the facility’s support services, including job scheduling, job accounting, and business intelligence. In 2016, Ben deployed the IBM Data Server Manager to help streamline database administration tasks. With this tool in place, Ben has a better idea of how the databases are being used, while developers have an improved method for identifying and addressing any performance issues with their queries. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Ben has been strong advocate for the ALCF and for computer science, volunteering for events like the Hour of Code and Argonne’s public open house. He is also currently pursuing a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences at DePaul University. Prior to Argonne Ben worked in the financial services industry for 13 years as well as academia for 2 years.