Miss Navajo Nation

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Learn a little more about the rich history and traditions of the Native Americans here.

This past September the Diné, or Navajo people, crowned a new Miss Navajo Nation, Miss Autumn Montoya. See some pictures of that journey and the week long celebration that accompanied it here. And congratulations to Miss Montoya!

I personally had the pleasure of living in Flagstaff, AZ for a little over a year and was able to work for and volunteer with many members of the Navajo Nation and I couldn’t be more grateful for my time there. Some of the things I learned from them was patience, stopping and seeing the beauty in all things, and true and genuine kindness. What are some things that you have learned from another person or group of people?

The Time Stan Lee (Marvel Legend and Father of Superheroes) Talked to a Room Full of Librarians

In honor of Stan Lee’s passing, here is video footage of his 2014 speech at the American Library Association in Las Vegas. Hear the stories behind legendary comic characters, then check out one of our many Stan Lee titles we offer both in print and online.

Main speech

On Villains

Creative Process

Writing

 

 

Art Institute Online

The Art Institute of Chicago has recently enhanced the online availability of its digital archives, making much more of its collection available for online viewing. More than 44,000 images of its collection are now available online with unrestricted access. The images are all downloadable under a Creative Commons license. Image viewing has also been enhanced, allowing the user to see the image in much greater detail, even down to the brushstroke level.

Explore the collection here. You can browse through varies genres or use the search function to look for more specific pieces.

To find out even more about the collection of the Art Institute check out these books from the MVCC library.

Check out the next episode of the Library’s new podcast MVCCPOV: Voices from the Valley

MVCCPOV – The conversations continue.

In the fourth episode (a two-part podcast): Message, Music, and Mosaics MVCC’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) shares about their dedication and diligence to community service and charitable fundraising. Then in Part Two we learn about the MSA’s participation in the college’s Mosaics Grant (Muslim Voices in America) during the March 2018 Artist Residence Week called “Street Science.” Performance clips are included. This episode concludes with MSA members sharing their thoughts about participating in the inaugural season of MVCCPOV.

This episode has both great insights from the students and great music clips from the live Street Science event!

Listen to Chapter One Episode Four: Message, Music, and Mosaics
Part 1
Part 2

Listen to other episodes of MVCCPOV: Voices from the Valley Podcast

Election Energy is in the Air

If you haven’t heard, Election Day is Tuesday 11/6!

Here is a little Election Encouragement. Simply put, regardless of why you vote, when you vote, or the candidates who you trust with your vote… PLEASE vote.

Regardless of personal identity or political ideology; party preferences or isolated issues; income bracket or educational attainment we can all unite around a single collaborative action-VOTING; which causes the biggest and best American coalition of solidarity-VOTERS!

Election Day for non-early or absentee voters is Tuesday November 6, 2018


In the comments section write back or share a picture with your voting Affirmation.

Pumpkin Contest Results

Are you curious about the results of the Library Pumpkin Contest? It was a great success! We had 19 fabulous pumpkins in the contest this year and raised over $400 dollars for scholarships. Thank you to everyone who created pumpkins and who came by to vote for your favorites. The top three vote getters were:

1st place – Arab Student Union – Preserving Arab Heritage

 

2nd place – Library Technical Services Dept. – Cat-O-Lantern

3rd place – International Student Ambassadors – Haunted House

MVCC:POV Season 1

We’re excited to debut a new podcast from the library! MVCC:POV is a podcast about authentic discovery of social justice conversations on topics related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Throughout the series, we hand the mic over to members of our community to let their voices be heard.

In our first season, we’ve connected with two student groups on campus: the Muslim Student Association and the Arab Student Union. Over the next coming weeks we’ll be featuring each episode through this blog.

Chapter 1 -Episode 1 features the Muslim student association. During the episode they discuss what it means to them to be Muslim. Each student in the club takes a turn in voicing how they relate to Islam as an individual.

Also, the group starts each meeting with a “Positive of the Week” which you’ll get to hear interspersed throughout the episode.

We hope you enjoy this first episode and look back to this blog next week where we’ll feature episode 2!

Here’s the link to the featured episode: Chapter 1 – Episode 1

For more episodes check out the MVCC:POV Homepage