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Spring 2018

Sexual Violence in America's 20th Century
Thursday, Feb 22, 11am-12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Sexual violence has been an often present and yet often little recognized component of American history.  Associate Professor Josh Fulton examines the role gender has played in the American story in the 20th century, and how prevalent sexual violence was throughout key periods in this time in America--from the 'Jazz Age,' the Jim Crow South, the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond.  This event is part of our One Book, We Believe You.

Disorders and dolls: reducing stigma around mental illness
Tuesday, April 24, 2pm-3:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Honors psychology students will create dolls to represent a psychological disorder as part of their Abnormal Psychology class project. Each student will be tasked with designing a figurine to coincide with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-V) diagnosis.  During the event each psychology student will present their project to the campus community and helped raise awareness about mental health issues with the goal of reducing stigma towards mental illness.

Fall 2017

It’s On Us… To Create An Environment Where Everyone Feels Safe
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Tuesday, September 12, 11am -12:15pm, Building L, Library Lounge

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.

Following a Sexual Assault: Information for You or Your Loved One
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Thursday, September 21st, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Building L, Library Lounge

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.

Talking About Things We Love: Finding Community in Fandom
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Wed, 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. This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Artist & Writer Dan Dougherty Shares His Creative Process
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Thurs, Sept 28, 9:30am-10:45am, 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. This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Dungeons and Dragons: The Game, the Myth the Legend
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Thurs, 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! This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Science & Computer Science in the Argonne Leadership Computer Facility featuring Ben Lenard, Argonne National Laboratory 
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Wednesday, October 11th: Noon-1pm, 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.

Building Healthy Relationships & Sexual Health
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Thursday, October 12th, 9:30 am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
This program will address sociological, psychological and practical ideas and concerns related to sexual health and relationships. Topics may include sex positivity, obtaining consent, consensual sex, communication, STD/STI prevention and dispelling sexual myths and misconceptions. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Bringing Mystical Sufi Music to Modern Audiences
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2pm-3pm, Library Lounge, Building L

Special event that is part of the Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America program. 

Industrial Applications of 3D Printing featuring Charles Bales
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Thursday, October 19th: 12:30-1:30 PM

This presentation will focus on how 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) is being used in industry including automotive, aerospace, and medical.  We will also discuss additive manufacturing processes, current technologies and future directions in 3D printing. 

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.” This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Leadership and Law: An Arab Student Union Event 
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Thursday, October 26th, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L

Come hear personal stories from the courthouse based on perspectives of those working in law, and law enforcement. This event is ideal for students interested in pursuing a law degree, working in criminal justice or even one day becoming a judge. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from experts in the field of law who will share advice on how you can one day work by their side. Our guests will include:

  • Judge Colleen Hyland, Associate Judge assigned to the Fifth District of the Cook County Circuit Court.  
  • Assistant State's Attorneys Naheda Zayyad and Kathleen Lanahan, assigned to the Felony Trial Division.
  • Assistant Public Defender Jerry Barrido, assigned to the Felony Trial Division.
  • Sam Dajani, Detective in the Tinley Park Police Department
  • Fatimeh Hishmeh, Cook County State's Attorney's Office Victim Witness Specialist

TLC: Teaching & Learning Community Event
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Wednesday, November 1, 11am - 1pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Students, community members, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this unique and innovative public event featuring five mini-lectures (15 minutes each) by MVCC faculty and professional staff. These mini-lectures focus on "ideas worth spreading." The TLC event is a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Library.
 

The Arab/Arab American Experience:  Author Conversation and Reading Featuring Sahar Mustafah and Nevien Shaabneh
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Tuesday, November 7th , 11am-12:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L

We welcome acclaimed writers Sahar Mustafah and Nevien Shaabneh to Moraine Valley for this special event. Sahar Mustafah’s debut, prize-winning Code of the West is a short story collection that spans two continents and follows native Palestinian and Palestinian American characters as they navigate displacement and loss, while battling hatred and fear. Nevien Shaabneh is author of Secrets Under the Olive Tree which is a haunting, mesmerizing novel that touches on the depths of the human spirit and unbreakable bonds that transcend tragedy. It is a story about the power of hope, second chances, and faith in the midst of tribulation.

No Ban, No Wall: Standing With Immigrant Communities
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Wednesday, November 8th, 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L

Organizers from the Arab American Action Network and Organized Communities Against Deportation will join us to discuss President Trump’s issued executive orders targeting immigrants, refugees and Muslims. In the face of these threats and uncertain times we will come together to unpack the implications of these executive orders and the strategies being implemented to protect members of our campus, families, and communities. 

“Understanding Violence within the LGBTQ Community”
Thursday, November 9th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L
Presenters from the Center on Halsted will review the unique and specific issues of violence within the LGBTQ community and how they differ from heterosexual communities. Presenter will focus on the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes. Presenter will also provide tips and resources to those working with LGBTQ people who have experienced violence. This event is part of the One Book, One College, We Believe You program.

Climate, Energy, Our World, Our Future featuring Rick Knight 
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Tuesday, November 14th: 11 AM – noon, Library Lounge, Building L
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. 

What is left of QUEER?
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Tuesday, November 14th: 12:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L

This discussion will trace a brief history of a radical queer politics and discuss the relevance of such to the contemporary political landscape. Dr. Yasmin Nair is a writer, activist and academic in Hyde Park. She is the co-founder of the queer radical editorial collective Against Equality and a member of Gender JUST Chicago. This event is organized by Celebrating Diversity LGBTQ Subcommittee.

Make Your Statement! SGA Student Feedback Panel 
Thursday, November 16, 1pm-2pm, Library Lounge, Building L
SGA is hosting an open panel for students to talk about what they want to see on campus. At the panel students will have the opportunity to voice their ideas as well as their concerns. It’s a chance to pitch an idea and learn more about the Student Government and what it has to offer.  



Spring 2017

The Meaning of the Trump Presidency
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 11am - 12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L
This panel is a follow up to the discussion leading into the 2016 presidential election. The polls and media called it wrong as Donald Trump shocked the establishment. Inauguration day is January 20th. This event will follow. What comes next? How will Trump keep his campaign promises? What will be the key legislative initiatives? 

Black Excellence in Literature: A Black History Month Event
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Tuesday, February 7th, 9:30am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
Join us for a special Black History Month event. This will be an interactive dialog for Moraine Valley students to hear about the positive influences Black writers and poets have on society. This event is organized by the Celebrating Diversity Committee and the African-American Literature course. 

“Quiet mouse don’t get fed:” race and oppression today
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Thursday, February 9th, 11am-12:15pm Library Lounge, Building L

We will discuss the impact of the last presidential election, micro-aggression, black lives matter and the meaning of race in today’s society. We will also look at racial discrimination and immigration as it is playing out in our world today.

Hamilton: Social Justice Lessons from Critical Race Theory
Wednesday, February 15th, 11am-11:50am  Library Lounge, Building L
Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a lens and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton as the context, we can begin to understand the importance and impact of Social Justice.  The success of Hamilton as performance art, popular culture phenomenon, as well as a successful business franchise lends opportunity to identify, discuss, and perhaps even embrace the spirit of Diverse forms of expression along with better utilizing the cultural, political, and economic benefits of more Inclusive practices.

Fact, Fiction, or Something Else: What Does the Artist Owe to History?
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Thursday, February 23 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L

The musical Hamilton draws directly from the historical record, but it clearly is not a documentary, which many historians have noted. Writers and artists such as Shakespeare, Dan Brown, and Anne Rice dramatize historic settings, characters, and famous events in their works. Sometimes they bring history to life and sometime they perpetuate historical myths. What does it mean to be “true” to the historical record? How do artists get it right? How can they get it wrong? What do they owe to the record? A panel of history and literature faculty will come together to explore these questions.

Rise Up! Women's Marches Start a Movement
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dnesday, March 8, 11 a.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Moraine Valley faculty and staff who attended the Women's March in Chicago will discuss their experiences and reasons for marching. Learn about the history of women marching for their rights from Merri Fefles, associate professor of History and Political Science; gain an understanding of how the Women's March became a platform for many issues from Sustainability manager Stephenie Presseller; and see the march through the photo lens of Maura Vizza, communications specialist in Marketing and Communications. 

A Dakota Access Pipeline Primer:  Pipeline Law, Water Warriors and the Standing Rock Movement
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Tuesday, March 21st, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L

Activities that impact the environment usually require environmental impact statements.  They also, typically, require public participation.  Why didn’t this happen for DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline)? Or did it?  Who are the DAPL stakeholders?  Why did the law fail the Standing Rock Indian Reservation?  What is it like living in the protest camp?  Why should this matter to everyone in Illinois? Learn what you can do to protect your water supply.  Water is Life!  Join our panel for a look at the DAPL timeline, one Native American’s view, and the personal experiences of a local Water Warrior at Standing Rock.

Special Guest: Suzanne Akhras Sahloul found of the Syrian Community Network
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Wednesday, March 22nd, 12 p.m.-  2:30 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L 
Suzanne Akhras Sahloul is the founder and Executive Director of the Syrian Community Network, a refugee support network, which promotes the spirit of community, family and Syrian culture. Suzanne is also the founder of the Syrian American Medical Society's Midwest Foundation serving as its President from 2004-2006 and as SAMS National Foundation President from 2005-2007. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Illinois and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University. Suzanne is currently pursuing a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management. This event is organized by the Arab Student Union.

Fake News, Journalism, and the Medial with the Chicago Tribune's Margaret Holt
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Thursday, March 23rd, 12:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L
A reporter from the Chicago Tribune will give a lecture in the library.

Forgotten History: Myths & Oddities of the American Revolution 
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Tuesday, March 28th, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L
As a part of the college’s year-long engagement with Hamilton, Moraine Valley History Professor Jim Mc Intyre will de-bunk some of the myths and share some of the lesser-known facts about the American Revolution, the War of Independence, and the Founding Fathers.

50 Years of Women’s Voices: Oral Histories of Moraine Valley
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Wednesday, March 29th, 11am -noon, Library Lounge, Building L

As part of its 50th Anniversary, Moraine Valley has collected oral histories from the people who have helped make it into the quality institution it is today. Meet some of the women behind those recordings and hear them tell the college’s story through their own experiences.

Student Trustee Candidates' Debate
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Monday, April 3, 1pm-2pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Candidates who are on the ballot for Student Trustee will discuss issues facing Moraine Valley students.

Playing the Fake News Game: An Interactive Event & Discussion
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Thursday, April 6th, 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L

Join us in playing our own news game that is in the tradition of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. Can you separate fake news from actual news stories? Fabricated news stories spread across the internet like wildfire impacting how we understand our world and how we make decisions as citizens. This event will discuss ways we can prevent ourselves from falling victim to online falsehoods.

Challenges to the U.S. Banking and Financial System: What would Hamilton Do?
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Tuesday, April 11th, 11am-12:15pm,Library Lounge, Building L 
The financial crisis of 2008, rooted in the over-borrowing and over-lending of bad mortgages which resulted in a credit crisis after various financial institutions failed, has led to a rancorous debate about the role of the Federal Reserve.  The purpose of this lecture is to highlight the current status of the U.S. Banking and Financial System and the challenges faced by the Federal Reserve.  The significance of this lecture is to better understand the current debate centered largely on the impact of Wall Street bailout and the national debt.  What would Hamilton do to reform our financial system?

Be the Change featuring "Raptivist" JoeyFineRhyme
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Wednesday, April 12th, 11am-11:50pm & 12pm-12:50pm, Library Lounge, Building L

This interdisciplinary and participatory presentation educates students on climate and waste, parallels these crises with other great challenges that have been met, draws inspiration from what previous movements have accomplished, and imparts knowledge to students on what they can do.

The Big Fake Out: Why Do we Fall for Fake News?
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Tuesday, April 18th, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L 

Our world of seamless information sharing and low-attention spans make it easy to spread news stories that are entirely fabricated. An entire industry of fake news sites has emerged generating advertising revenue for their owners. How do preexisting beliefs make us fall victim to outrageous stories? Why can't we make rational decisions when it comes to evaluating information? How do our Why can't we resist sharing articles that confirm our views? A panel of faculty members from philosophy and psychology will discuss these questions.

Fall 2016

The Importance of Hamilton: Examining the History
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Wednesday, September 7th, Noon-12:50pm, Library Lounge, Building L

How does Hamilton the musical measure up to history? The musical won 11 Tony Awards (and a Pulitzer Prize) but how many awards does it get for historical accuracy? Who was Alexander Hamilton? How do historians view his legacy? This is part of our One Book, One College program on the musical Hamilton. 

The History of 9/11 and the War on Terror
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Thursday, September 8th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L

Jim McIntyre, assistant professor of History, will present background from the early 1990s, the rise of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, the attacks on 9/11, and resulting War on Terror. This event is being held as part of the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11.

9/11 Commemoration
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Monday, September 12th, 8:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
This special event commemorates the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that includes reading of the victims' names and a keynote talk. A beam of from the towers will be on display. 

How 9/11 Affected Me: A Panel Discussion
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Monday, September 12th, 1pm Library Lounge, Building L
Members of the MVCC community from diverse backgrounds come together to share their stories from September 11th, 2001 and the time after. This event is being held as part of the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11.

The 2016 Elections: A Faculty Panel Discussion 
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Tuesday, September 13th, 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L

The 2016 election has been one for the history books. At the national level, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most recognizable, controversial, and historic candidates in US history. At the local, state, and national level we face many challenges. Political Science faculty come together to discuss this historic election. Students will be able to register to vote before and after the discussion. This is part of our One Book, One College program on the musical Hamilton.

"X-ray crystallography: Shining a light on protein structure."
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Sept 15th, 11am, Building L, Library Lounge

Description: Proteins carry out many important cellular functions such as cellular signaling, molecular transport, and catalysing metabolic reactions. The structure of a protein can often give useful insights into how it carries out its function. X-ray crystallography is a technique used by biologists to determine the atomic structure of proteins. I will describe the technique and show some examples of how a protein's structure reveals insights into its function.  David B. Neau, Ph.D. is Staff Scientist, Northeastern Collaborative Access Team, Dept. of Chemistry, Cornell University. This event is part of the STEM series. 

"Straight Outta Hamilton": The Impact of the Musical Hamilton
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Wednesday, September 21, 11am-noon, Library Lounge, Building L
Hamilton: The Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda has been taking the country by storm. This panel will dive into the musical’s many themes such as the history, musical influences, and pop-cultural connections just to name a few. This panel will include an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and administrators. This is part of our One Book, One College program on the musical Hamilton. 

Crowd Funding and Publishing Comics (Graphic Novel Symposium)

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Wed, Sept 28th, 11am, Library Lounge, Building L

Writer and comics creator Carmello Chimera discusses the funding of Magnificent, his new comics title with artist Steven Brown. How do creators successfully crowd fund a project? What works and what doesn’t? How does crowd funding open up opportunities for creators that didn’t exist in the past? This talk is part of MVCC’s Graphic Novel Symposium.

Graphic Novels in the Classroom  (Graphic Novel Symposium)
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Wed, Sept 28th, Noon-12:50 pm, Library Lounge, Building L

Educators and comics experts talk about the comics they use in the classroom with high school students. They will discuss the ways that comics support literacy, enhance learning, and engage students in all parts of the curriculum. This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

 Artist & Writer Gene Ha Shares His Creative Process (Graphic Novel Symposium)
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Thurs, Sept 29th, 9:30am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L

Eisener Award winning creator Gene Ha discusses the process behind his art and writing. Ha has worked on the biggest characters in comics including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and others. His new, independent title Mae was released by Dark Horse Comics in June of 2016. We are very excited to welcome Gene Ha to our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Comics Journalism: Depicting Unseen Connections Between Sex and Garment Trades Worldwide (Graphic Novel Symposium) 
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Thur, Sept 29th, 12:30 pm-1:45 pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Artist and activist Anne Elizabeth Moore talks about her graphic novel Threadbare which explores the ways the garment industry exploits workers. Moore is an award-winning journalist who uses comics to document the world by “showing” us what she sees.

You Get What You Ask For: The Good and Bad Uses of Statistics
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Thu, Oct 6th, 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Each week a new poll about the 2016 elections comes out telling us who is ahead and who is behind. Each candidate promotes the polls that make them look best. Polls can be very useful, but most of us know that polls can be manipulated. Can we trust polls? Can we recognize the good and the bad? Faculty members from math and psychology look at how polls should be put together and how they can be biased. This is part of the One Book program on Hamilton.

Higher Education Funding in Illinois: A National Day of Action
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Thursday, October 6th, 2pm, Library Lounge, Building L

This special event is part of a national effort to examine the state of higher education funding. Schools across Illinois are taking special focus on the impact of the current budget crisis facing Illinois. As part of this event, we will hear from a panel of Moraine Valley students who will share their stories about how the Illinois budget crisis and lack of MAP funds have impacted them. Our featured speaker will be Senator Pat McGuire, Chair of the Illinois Senate Higher Education Committee.

Hamilton and the Use of Language: A Faculty Panel Discussion
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Tuesday, October 11th, 11am-12:15pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a musical and major Broadway production, but it is also a text of poetry and a country's shared language. Miranda notes that Alexander Hamilton wrote in dense, elaborate prose, and that the musical's use of rap and hip hop allowed Miranda (as a song writer) to pack layers of meaning into the musical. This panel discussion will explore lyrics and text of Hamilton as literature, writing, and poetry. This is part of our One Book, One College program on the musical Hamilton.

The Broadway Musical: The Quintessential American Art Form
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Thursday, October 13th, 11am, -12:15PM, Library Lounge, Building L

The Broadway Musical is an American invention that has moved across the world. With roots in the nineteenth century, the Broadway Musical fused together theater traditions, pop culture, pop music, and big production values into a new American standard. Faculty members Tommy Hensel and Craig Rosen will explore this art form's roots and impact. This is part of our One Book, One College program on the musical Hamilton. 

"This is not a moment, it's the movement": Taking action for positive change
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Thursday, October 27th, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Library Lounge, Building L

When Alexander Hamilton first arrived in New York, he quickly found a cause to become devoted to, as well as comrades who shared this passion. They recognized that a movement was building and that their participation would help to revolutionize the colonies. This kind of change often only seems possible in history books, but this panel will discuss how each of us can find the causes we're passionate about, connect with others who feel the same, and effect change on our campus and in our communities. 

TLC: Teaching & Learning Community Event
Thursday, November 3, 11am - 1pm, Library Lounge, Building L
Students, community members, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this unique and innovative public event featuring five mini-lectures (15 minutes each) by MVCC faculty and professional staff. These mini-lectures focus on "ideas worth spreading." The TLC event is a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Library. 

Oh, the Places You'll Go with Civil Engineering!
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Nov 15th, 12:30pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Description: Civil Engineering is a diverse profession that offers you variety in multiple sub-disciplines involving critical thinking, problem solving, team work and adventure. This lecture will discuss the science, mathematics, exploration of different components and benefits of becoming a Civil Engineer. Kimberly Hastings is Resident Engineer with an emphasizes in Structural Engineering. Currently managing and overseeing construction of a large rail project for the largest inland port in the United States. This event is part of the STEM series.