MVCC Library Podcast
Volume 10 Number 35
Language use and its potential to accomplish various things has always intrigued linguists for centuries. As the discipline has evolved, many linguists have sought to ascertain how language can serve as a veritable index for culture and its complexity. In this discussion, Ernest Gray, PhD. Student in Linguistics and New Testament studies will share how the promising arena of Systemic Functional Linguistics can serve as a window into culture as well as help us make sense of our world. This event was organized by the Psychology Department.
Volume 10 Number 34
Faculty member Dr. Randy Conner explores ways that Mexicans and Mexican Americans/Chicana/os have interwoven Abrahamic, primarily Catholic, beliefs and practices with ancient, Indigenous ones, with this mixing or hybridity often referred to as "spiritual mestizaje." This even is part of the One Book program and the Celebrating Latino Americans program.
Volume 10 Number 33
Students who studied abroad in China share their experiences and offer tips for students interested in participating in the program.
Volume 10 Number 32
In this conversation, Debanuj DasGupta discusses the ways in which gender & sexuality have historically shaped US immigration policy. Debanuj will begin by discussing the Chinese Exclusion Act, followed by conversations about a series of restrictive legislation that were passed in order to regulate gender and sexuality through immigration procedures. Utilizing his own life narrative and immigration activist archives, Debanuj will highlight the present day intersections of HIV/LGBTQ and immigrant rights activism. This even is part of the One Book program and the Celebrating Latino Americans program.
Volume 10 Number 31
This event focused on how the Arab American community evaluates presidential candidates and what issues should be considered as they make their decision of who to vote. The discussion included an overview of Arab American political involvement and what candidates need to do to earn the Arab American vote. Panelists will included:
Bentley Patterson (host of BAWB & Friends" on YahalaVoice.com)
Shadin Maali (advocate for Palestinian rights)
Bilal Shouly (MVCC Student from Jordan)
Khaled Elkhatib (Founder & Owner of Elkhatib Law, LLC)
This event was organized by MVCC Arab Student Union and the MVCC Muslim Student Alliance.
Volume 10 Number 30
Candidates for MVCC Student Trustee discuss issues impacting students. This event sponsored by Student Life and the Student Government Association.
Volume 10 Number 29
With at least two women in the running to be the next president of the United States, this is a perfect time to examine the role of women in presidential elections. Dr. Deron Schreck, professor of Political Science, will display his collection of memorabilia from women who have run for president in the past, and he will talk about those campaigns. This event is part of the Women's Celebration Month Events.
Volume 10 Number 28
Are you beautiful or average? How do you think MVCC students reponded to this choice? This even organized by the Women's History Month Committee will explore conceptualizations of beauty. A faculty panel will discuss women's self-image and how it impacts their lives.
Volume 10 Number 27
Is the “mad-genius” myth true? In this talk, author and psychologist Dr. Gregory J. Feirst discusses a research project that replicates and extends one the biggest and most important studies on mental health and creativity of world-class eminent and creative individuals (Ludwig, 1995, The Price of Greatness). His research team finds that lifetime rates of mental illness are elevated in the creative arts professions compared to the natural and social sciences (and the base-rate in eminent but non-creative people (athletes) and in the general population). This event was organized by the Moraine Valley Psychology Department.
Volume 10 Number 26
MacArthur Fellow (Genius Grant Recipient) Juan Salgado will offer perspectives on participation in the upcoming 2016 election. Mr. Salgado is the president of Instituto del Progreso Latino and a leading voice on issues impacting immigrants in the United States. He is an educational pioneer and visionary for our transforming county. This even is part of the One Book program and the Celebrating Latino Americans program.
Volume 10 Number 25
We welcomed acclaimed writer Toufic El Rassi to Moraine Valley for this special event organized by the Arab Student Union. Toufic El Rassi is the author of the graphic novel Arab in America which is the story of average Arab-Americans who struggle with their identity in a post-9/11 world.
Volume 10 Number 24
Presenter Maria Schiopu is a quantitative analyst who provides hedging services for mutual funds at Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC. Learn more about the work she and her team are doing to create transformational improvement in the retirement securities industry. Maria graduated with a degree in mathematics from Northwestern University and a certificate in financial economics from the Kellogg School of Management. This event is part of the Moraine Valley Community College STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program.
Volume 10 Number 23
Featured Guest Maria Luna-Duarte, Interim Director of Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro. She will discuss issues relating to community outreach and Latinos in higher education as part of the One Book Program organized in partnership with the MVCC Democracy Commitment. This event is part of the One Book, One College program and supported by the MVCC Democracy Commitment. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/
Volume 10 Number 22
Craig Rosen shares his story of the Ghosts he’s carried with him in a leather brief case. He had explored the documents inside, but the documents found him. Craig shares his family's story that brings to life voices of the holocaust's victims and survivors. This event is part of the TLC: Teaching & Learning Community event.
Volume 10 Number 21
Moraine Valley Designer Laurie Hottinger discusses how to enjoy a richer daily experience at the hands of seeing. Now, what does it means to "see?" Laurie discusses her work in designing the spaces around us at Moraine Valley Community College. This event is part of the TLC: Teaching & Learning Community event.
Volume 10 Number 20
MVCC Emergency Coordinator Kendall Bruton had a great life, but she always felt something was missing. She found her missing purpose as she went "boots on the ground" in the aftermath of some of our nation’s worst natural disasters. Kendall will discuss her work with Team Rubicon and the ethic of service to others following times of crisis. This event is part of the TLC: Teaching & Learning Community event.
Volume 10 Number 19
Policing currently is at a critical juncture. It seems the public is emphatically supportive or unabashedly unsupported. Michelle Furlow worries that the noble profession that has been the focus of her career has been reduced to the public lament, “Who would want to be a cop today?” Despite the controversy, complications, and the need to move the field forward, Michelle remains passionate in her rolls as a faculty member at Moraine Valley and the Cook County Sheriff Training Academy. When asked “Who would want to be a cop today," Michelle has a simple answer, "I would, and you should too." This event is part of the TLC: Teaching & Learning Community event.
Volume 10 Number 18
Celina Villanueva, from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, discusses immigration issues in the Chicago region and across Illinois. She will present a regional view of this national view and consider how state and local policy impacts the lives of those arriving from abroad. This event is part of the One Book, One College program and supported by the MVCC Democracy Commitment. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/
Volume 10 Number 17
Learn more about the role of engineering in the manufacturing industry, from planning projects to production and continuous improvement. Presenter Ray Baade is a project/layout engineer for Ace Metal Crafts, a custom manufacturing company that produces sanitary stainless steel parts for primarily those in the pharmaceutical and food processing industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. This event is part of the Moraine Valley Community College STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program.
Volume 10 Number 16
Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Castillo was born and raised in Chicago. Ana Castillo holds an M.A from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D., University of Bremen, Germany in American Studies and an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/
Volume 10 Number 15
Despite common assumptions, graphic novels have been utilized as tools for social commentary and instruments of change. They can be used to defuse anger, to expose the reader to diverse cultures and experiences, to teach tolerance, and to address diversity in our schools and in our worlds. Educators Eric Kallenborn, Ronell Whitaker, and Claire Overton discuss the intertwining history of comics, social justice, feminism, and censorship, and how these things shape our view of the medium. his event was part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.
Volume 10 Number 14
Geek culture and fandom are more popular than ever, providing more doorways to becoming part of nerd communities. How do we welcome new people into our communities so they continue to grow and thrive? What are the ways we can create space and opportunities for new fans and creators to share their nerdy passions and talents? A panel of creators, organizers, and fans discuss the importance of mentorship and inclusive spaces in maintaining healthy geek communities.This event was part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.Panelists included
- Carlye Frank (educator, artist),
- Dawn Xiana Moon (Raks Geek producer & director),
- Michi Trota (Uncanny Magazine managing editor & Chicago Nerd Social Club board of organizers),
- Ytasha L. Womack (Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy Culture author)
Volume 10 Number 13
Gain an inside view of comic production from local writers, publishers and printers. Writer David Gruba and artist Rene Castellano of Instant Press Comics discuss creating, producing and publishing comics. Jacob Way and Samantha Amborn of Kraken Print will share their experience and knowledge about printing comics.This event was part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.
Volume 10 Number 12
Artist and graphic novel writer<a href="http://www.adamfotos.com/"> Adam Fotos </a>discusses the mechanics and decision-making process involved in visual story telling. He draws on examples from his work and the works of others to demonstrate techniques that make graphic novels a unique artform. This event was part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.
Volume 10 Number 11
Mathematician/computer Scientist Jeremy Kun discusses the power and limitations of algorithms to solve problems. What is an algorithm? How can algorithms be utilized to understand real-world problems? Will computers replace humans? This event is part of Moraine Valley's STEM Lecture Series.
Volume 10 Number 10
As the presidential election gains momentum toward the primaries, Moraine Valley political science faculty discussed issues relating to immigration as part of the One Book program. This discussion covered topics including reform efforts aimed at immigration policy, the impact immigration will have on the upcoming election, and the changing demographics that will shape our nation. This event featured Merri Fefles, Kevin Navratil, and Deron Schreck This event is part of the One Book, One College program. Learn more at our website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/.
Volume 10 Number 09
We were honored to welcome our One Book, One College author José Ángel N. to campus! MVCC alumni, José Ángel N. read from and discussed his book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant and his life as an undocumented immigrant in Chicagoland. His story presents a human face to the political and economic debates. This event is part of the One Book, One College program. Learn more at our website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/.
Volume 10 Number 08
Academic Adviser Jeremy Kingery discusses important academic policies for students. This session is especially important for new college students who are learning to navigate college for the first time. This event is part of the One Book, One College program. Learn more at our website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/.
Volume 10 Number 07
The MVCC Democracy Commitment's Faculty Coordinator, Tamarra Coleman-Hill sits down with Tish and Troy to talk about the Celebrating Latino Americans Program. These include a range of programs including author Ana Castillo, One Book Author José Ángel N., and NEIU's Maria Luna-Duarte. Learn more at our website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/.
Volume 10 Number 06
MVCC Humanities faculty member Dr. Randy Conner discuses his research into the mixing of indigenous spiritual practice and Catholicism in the Americas. He discusses the idea of mestizaje which is the mixing of cultures and practices. This exploration of religious practice is part of our Celebrating Latino American programming. Learn more at our website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/.
Volume 10 Number 05
Tish and Troy try to convince Joe that graphic novels are literature. They review 5 superhero graphic novels from the library's collection.
Volume 10 Number 04
We be hosting a Gaming Day on October 1, 2015 (noon - 4pm) as part of the Graphic Novel Symposium. In this podcast, MVCC Librarians and staff discuss games that we will play and the games available for checkout in the library. For more information visit, the Graphic Novel Symposium website at http://ext.morainevalley.edu/comicsculture/.
Volume 10 Number 03
MVCC Librarians interview José Ángel N. who is the 2015-2016 One Book, One College author. His book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant is the One Book text. In this interview, José shares his reasons for writing the book, reflects on his time as a Moraine Valley student, and discusses issues related to undocumented immigrants to the US. For more information visit the website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/OneBook.html.
Volume 10 Number 02
MVCC Librarians review the 2015-2016 One Book, One College text, Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by José Ángel N. For more information on the program, visit the website at https://latinoamericans.apps.morainevalley.edu/OneBook.html.
Volume 10 Number 01
A short video about the 2015 Graphic Novel Symposium which will be held September 30th and October 1, 2015. MVCC Librarians discuss the special guests who will be speaking. For more information visit, the Graphic Novel Symposium website at http://ext.morainevalley.edu/comicsculture/.