Interested in pursuing a law degree, working in criminal justice or even one day becoming a judge? Check the video from this event. Officials shared stories from the courthouse based on perspectives of those working in law and law enforcement. Guests will included:
Colleen Hyland, Associate Judge, Fifth Municipal District, Cook County Circuit Court Jerry Barrido, Public Defender, Felony Trial Division Naheda Zayyad, Assistant State’s Attorney, Felony Trial Division Kathleen Lanahan, Assistant State’s Attorney, Felony Trial Division Sam Dajani, Detective, Tinley Park Police Department Bajis Karim, Sergeant, Burbank Police Department
This event was organized by the Arab Student Union.
Thank you to all of our students, staff, and faculty who came in to vote for our pumpkins! Your donations have helped raise over $500 for our student scholarship. The library staff is grateful for your generosity!
This year’s pumpkins were creative, thoughtful and great fun! We had 27 pumpkins from 13 departments, 11 students clubs/organizations, and 3 from individual students.
Congratulations to our 1st place pumpkin, “Wicked Witch” created by the Student Success Department.
If you don’t know what graphic novel to read or are searching for more information regarding a particular comic book, we have the guide for you. Michael Pawuk and David S. Serchay’s Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More is a bibliography with a listing of 1,000 popular graphic novels. The book is easy to read, organized by genres and subgenres to help you find your next graphic novel. Click on the link above for direct access to the e-Book; off-campus users will be asked to login with their MVCC username and password.
Moraine Valley Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To learn more about and to re-live some of what those five decades have been like, the college has been collecting oral histories. Throughout the semester we will be highlighting these videos.
“I found another home.”…”This campus is beautiful.”
Ron Kurfist worked at Moraine Valley for 16 years, from 1986 to 2002. He wasn’t sure he wanted the job when he first arrived on campus and saw all the temporary buildings. He remembers his time here very fondly though. He talks about the environment that was created for the students and of how appreciative everyone always was of the work his department provided.
To enjoy more of these oral histories, along with historic photos and documents, visit the MVCC College Archives.
Let’s be honest. We know the truth about the Library’s annual pumpkin contest. This is not about the best pumpkin. It is about your bank account. You want to win? It is easy. Buy votes.This contest has been going on for over a decade, and the winning pumpkin is always based on the student group, department, or individual who buys the most votes.
The proceeds go to our student scholarship. This is our primary fundraiser for the year, so come to the library and vote!
Voting ends Thursday October 26th at 9pm. Winners will be announced Friday, October 27th at 1pm.
Top Ten Trending Pumpkins as of Tuesday October 24th.
1. Pennywise CREATED BY Technical Services
2. MVCC Rock Solid CREATED BY Night Circulation Staff
3. Book Worm CREATED BY Library Reference Department
4. Wicked Witch CREATED BY Student Success
5. Dragon Ball Z CREATED BY Asian Diversity Club
6. You Can Too! CREATED BY Executive Offices
7. T.P. & Paper Towel Pumpkins CREATED BY Custodian Dept.
8. Disney Pixar “Up” CREATED BY Daytime Circulation Staff
9. The Witch With All the Answers CREATED BY Daytime Circ. Staff
10. Werewolf & Moonlit Forrest CREATED BY Leah Gibbons
On October 26, the National Archives will release classified documents about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
The library has these books and eBooks about the assassination.
Special Event: “Sex Signals” by Catharsis Productions Tuesday, October 24th, 11am-12:15pm, Moraine Rooms, Building M “Sex Signals is an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. Sex Signals enables audiences to identify intervention strategies and positively change the way they think, communicate and act by encouraging bystander intervention in all aspects of their life.”
PrepStep offers practice tests in math, English, high school equivalency, computer skills, placement tests, and more. Normally, patrons can access PrepStep directly from our Research Databases list, as well as from specific item records in our our catalog.
Currently, the links present in the library catalog are broken and we are working with our vendor to fix them. In the mean time, please use the direct link that is provided via the Research Databases list to access PrepStep or click here.
If you need any assistance accessing these resources or any other ones, please Ask a Librarian.