The Roots of Jazz featuring Doug Bratt & members of the Moraine Valley Jazz Faculty
Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble director Douglass Bratt and musicians present a musical performance and discussion chronicling the origin and evolution of jazz. This event is part of the One Book, One College program and the Black History Month Celebration. This event was supported by the MVCC Library, MVCC Liberal Arts, and MVCC Music Department.
This is a post that includes the online audio from 2009 when well known author Harry Mark Petrakis came to Moraine Valley to speak. Mr. Petrakis is a South-side original. He is one of our own writers, and it was great to welcome him to MVCC. He discusses his life, writing, and the Greek-American community in Chicagoland.
This visit in 2009 was a great event, and I thought it was worth reposting it.
What is it like to witness history and, even more importantly, to be charged with recording it? Moraine Valley’s college photographer, Glenn Carpenter, tells us about the 22 years he has spent recording the visual history of the college and capturing the special moments that change lives. This event was part of our TLC: Teaching and Learning Community Event.
It’s groundhog day! Since I don’t have a groundhog video handy, I wanted to share this video from our fall TLC event. It’s not about a groundhog, but it is about another little, furry rodent, so you know, why not?
We hope that our students, staff, and faculty are home enjoying the break. The library is closed until January 2nd, but don’t forget that our online tools never close. We offer many streaming videos. Visit our online catalog to see what we offer: Streaming Videos.
Here’s a video from our TLC event last spring:
Perseverance and Hope: The Words of My Life
Presentation Description: Our experiences help to define who we are. LaWanda Burrell discusses how using perseverance and hope helped define her purpose in the eye of a life-altering storm. (Date of Presentation: February 16, 2012)
In October, the library held a discussion and film viewing about the crisis in Syria (see Discussion and Viewing of “Suffering Grasses” to watch the video of this event). Yesterday, NPR had a piece about a meeting intended to organize (or reorganize) the Syrian opposition. This is a useful followup to the discussion held in the library:
Ms. Auerback emailed our library to let inform us about the event below which will be held in the Chicagoland area. Since so many students, faculty and community members were interested in our conversations around Iran, we thought that our community may find this valuable as well:
A Presentation on Human Rights in Iran
Dr. Arash Alaei(Former prisoners of conscience in Iran)
Music by Alessandro Giua
Baha’is House of Worship Choir
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 1:00 PM
at The Baha’i House of Worship Foundation Hall
100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
For more information, please call Wayne Heimbach 847-414-5160
Sponsored by Amnesty International & Chicago area Baha’i Assemblies