Library Event Podcasts
Volume 9 Number 8
Filmmaker and MVCC faculty member Dan Pal presents his short film Scotty Works OUT. This film, which is about finding a connection in a world of isolation, includes the work of actors and crew members from Moraine Valley. This is an opportunity to explore modern relationships, filmmaking, and screen writing. This event is part of the One Book programming and co-sponsored by the MVCC Film Makers Club.
Volume 9 Number 7
Hear about the rewarding profession of engineering and its importance to society and our future. Presenter Michael Murphy, a LEED Green associate engineer with Thornton Tomasetti Inc., earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event is part of Moraine Valley's STEM Lecture series.
Volume 9 Number 6
The "Queer" movement challenges us to think beyond our limited conceptions of gender and sexuality. Sociologist Jeffrey McCully discusses the ways that gender expression and human sexuality are socially constructed based on norms that change from one society to another and across time. Jeffrey also explores how gender and sexuality intersect with other systems of difference, such as class, race, and ethnicity. We also consider the progress that has been made in recognizing the needs of the LGBT community and the challenges that lay ahead. This discussion is part of the One Book program on James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room.
Volume 9 Number 5
Faculty member Jason King explores board games, and why we like them. He thinks about how they connect with learning and how you can find exciting new games.This event was part of the Moraine Valley Library's Graphic Novel Symposium.
Volume 9 Number 4
Literature faculty member Sheryl Bundy discusses graphic novels as a literary genre. She emphasizes books outside of the superhero category emphasizing the breadth and depth of graphic novels.This event was part of the Moraine Valley Library's Graphic Novel Symposium.
Volume 9 Number 3
Artist and Fine Arts faculty member, Erik LaGatutta discusses the art form of comic books and graphic novels. He "draws" on theorists such as Scott McCloud and Will Eisner to approach how comic books interact with the mind to tell a story. Professor LaGatutta also discusses the history and development of the genre. This event was part of the Moraine Valley Library's Graphic Novel Symposium.
Volume 9 Number 2
Faculty members from literature and the library will discuss James Baldwin's classic text. They will offer historical analysis as well as views of the text through various literary texts. This discussion is the opening One Book event that will identify the range of themes within Baldwin's text. This event is part of our One Book series on James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room.
Volume 9 Number 1
This summer (2014) several interns supported by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency did projects at Chicago-area colleges (including Moraine Valley), each focusing on a waste reduction program aimed at increasing recycling and developing zero-waste plans. These interns presented the findings from their work and offer new insight on sustainability efforts in higher education.