Library Event Podcasts
Volume 7 Number 27
The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization featuring Claudia Ayala DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Community organizer Claudia Ayala discusses the efforts of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. This was part of the Act Out Now service learning event.
Volume 7 Number 26
What is Activism featuring Tamarra Coleman-Hill DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Faculty member Tamarra Coleman-Hill discusses her life as an activist and the role that activists play in society. This was part of the Act Out Now service learning event.
Volume 7 Number 25
The American Red Cross and Disaster Relief featuring Jodie Lieffring DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Regional Volunteer Coordinator for the American Red Cross, Jodie Lieffring, discusses distaster relief and the role of volunteers. This was part of the Act Out Now service learning event.
Volume 7 Number 24
Walking the Walk: My Enduring Sustainability Journey featuring Stephenie Presseller DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Childhood places, experiences with inspirational people, and life choices push us in new directions in life. Stephenie Presseller takes us on her ongoing journey that has led her to become the first sustainability manager at Moraine Valley. This is an amazingly beautiful, challenging, and winding road that invites us all to come along and walk the walk toward sustainability. This event was part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Event.
Volume 7 Number 23
Illinois, Chicago, and the Civil War featuring Theodore Karamanski of Loyola University DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Today we welcomed noted historian Theodore Karamanski of Loyola University Chicago as our closing lecture for our One Book program on Tony Horwitz's Confederates in the Attic. Dr. Karamanski discussed the ways that Chicago impacted the Civil War and the ways that the Civil War impacted Chicago. This event was organized by the MVCC History Department and supported by the Library.
Volume 7 Number 22
Young and Arab in America DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: The Arab Student Union hosted a student panel discussion in the library about being young, first generation Arab-Americans and the challenges of balancing their Arab culture while embracing their American identity. The students discussed topics such as culture, language, religion, and the diversity of Arab family practices and traditions.
Volume 7 Number 21
Currency in the Civil War Era and Depictions of Slavery DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Faculty member Rick Aztlan explores the role of institution of slavery in the US economy during the Civil War era through money. Mr. Aztlan discusses bank notes used in the North and the South and how these notes depicted slaves and slavery. This view connects economics, imagery, culture, and race into a unique understanding of our past with implications for our present. This is part of the One Book, One College program: Tony Horwitz's Confederates in the Attic.
Volume 7 Number 20
Uncovering Why We Cover: The Meaning of the Hijab DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: The Muslim Student Association presented a panel discussion about why Muslim women wear the Hijab. We appoligize that technical difficulties caused the audio from this event to cut out early.
Volume 7 Number 19
Anti-Slavery Societies, Feminism, and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne featuring Carey Millsap-Spears DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Faculty member Carey Millsap-Spears discusses the life of artist Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of noted author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Sophia's life offers us a glimpse into 19th century New England leading up to and through the US Civil War. Sophia’s life illustrates that sometimes a woman’s worst enemy is the idealized character of the Angel in the House who leaves her creative self behind.This event was held as part of the One Book, One College Program.
Volume 7 Number 18
Grand Strategy North and South: Why the Confederates never had a Chance featuring Jim McIntyre DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Was the Confederacy doomed to failure? Historian Jim McIntyre says, “yes,” and he intends to tell us why in this lecture on military strategy during the US Civil War.This event was held as part of the One Book, One College Program.
Volume 7 Number 17
The Roots of Jazz featuring the Moraine Valley Jazz Faculty DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble director Douglass Bratt and friends present a musical performance and discussion chronicling the origin and evolution of jazz from its roots in American folk, blues and popular music of the late 19th century to the present day styles found in the clubs, stages and concert halls of today. This event was held as part of the One Book, One College Program and Black History Month celebration.
Volume 7 Number 16
Islam Up Close featuring Iman Kifah Mustapha DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: A discussion of the core beliefs of Islam by Iman Kifah Mustapha of the Mosque Foundation. This event was organized and sponsored by the MVCC Muslim Student Association and was hosted in the Moraine Valley Community College Library.
Volume 7 Number 15
Behind and Through the Lens: My Life as a College Photographer featuring Glenn Carpenter DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: What is it like to witness history and, even more importantly, to be charged with recording it? Moraine Valley's college photographer, Glenn Carpenter, tells us about the 22 years he has spent recording the visual history of the college and capturing the special moments that change lives.This event was part of our TLC: Teaching & Learning Community Event.
Volume 7 Number 14
Thodos Dance Chicago: Historical Perspectives of the Devil in the White City DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: In preparation for their MVCC performance, the creative directors of Thodos Dance Chicago held a discussion on their process of adapting the novel the Devil and the White City to dance.
Volume 7 Number 13
A Soldier’s Life: Service in the Union and Confederate Armies featuring Josh Fulton DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: We hear often of the leaders of the Civil War, of Lincoln, Davis, and their images. This presentation examines a common soldier's perspective of the conflict in both armies--how they lived, fought, and endured. This event was held as part of the One Book, One College Program.
Volume 7 Number 11
Volume 7 Number 12
"A Hedgehog Guide to the Universe: Finding a Sense of Place within My Personal Geography" featuring Dawn Wrobel: DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: We all search for a place to call home and a group of people to form our tribe. Dawn Wrobel discusses how an unlikely love affair with hedgehogs helped to reconcile her personal geography and unique identity.This was part of the TLC: Teaching and Learning Community event.
Volume 7 Number 11
"Why Integration Still Matters: Forced Busing and Its Impact on My Life" featuring Tamarra Coleman-Hill: DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Drawing on an narrative essay in her collection of essays about growing up in a Southern California, Tamara Coleman-Hill focuses on her own experiences and how court-ordered, bussing helped shape her life. This was part of the TLC: Teaching and Learning Community event.
Volume 7 Number 10
International Student Panel Discussion DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: In celebration of International Education Week, Moraine Valley international students discuss studying abroad. This event is organized by Moraine Valley Global Education.
Volume 7 Number 9
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Faculty Panel DiscussionDOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Faculty members from Moraine Valley's Psychology and Counseling Departments discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This event was held as part of the One Book, One College Program. Panel members included:
- Nick Shizas, Psychology (moderator)
- Matthew Cullen, Counseling
- Terri Easkin, Counseling
- Ericka Hamilton, Psychology
- Amy Williamson, Psychology
Volume 7 Number 8
Employer and Intership Panel DiscussionDOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: A panel dsicussion sponsored by the Job Resource Center about the value of internships in the job search. This panel features employers from several industries.
Volume 7 Number 7
A Discussion on the Suffering GrassesDOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: A Syrian Crisis Discussion led by Syrian-American activist Ramah Kudaimi. This event is sponsored by the Arab Student Union and the Arab Heritage Month Committee.
Volume 7 Number 6
Global Elections in 2012DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: What do Congo, Egypt, South Korea, Russia, France, Mexico, and the United States have in common? Each of these countries, as well as several dozen others, had or will have presidential or parliamentary elections in 2012. Most of these elections can be described as very competitive and full of significant implications within the country conducting the election. This event focuses on key elections taking place in 2012, the different electoral rules and types of elections throughout the world, and the potential implications of these contests. This event is organized by Moraine Valley Global Education and features Political Scientist Kevin Navratil.
Volume 7 Number 5
Historians discuss Confederates in the Attic DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Moraine Valley history faculty members discuss our One Book text, Confederates in the Attic. This panel included:
- Merri Fefles (moderator)
- Kristine VanBaren
- Jim McIntyre
- Josh Fulton
Volume 7 Number 4
How Research is Making Healthcare Better: Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship:
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Description: Dr. Emily Landon of the University of Chicago Medicine Antibiotic Stewardship Program discusses current research in preventing the spread of infection and the stewardship of antibiotics.
Volume 7 Number 3
2012 Election Faculty Panel Discussion: DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Faculty members from several disciplines came together to discuss the upcoming November 6th election. This event is part of the One Book, One College Program. Panel members included:
- Dana Campbell, Chemistry
- Jerimi Walker, Mathematics
- John Nash, Communications
- Deron Schreck, Political Science
- Aileen Donnersberger, Education
- Kevin Navratil, Political Science
- Amanda Pettigrew, Communications (moderator)
Volume 7 Number 2
What Does it Mean to be an American? Identity, History and Self: DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: Sociologist Ricky Cobb discusses the American identity. What does it mean to be an American? What are the roots of identity and how is it connected to our culture? This event is part of the One Book, One College Program.
Volume 7 Number 1
Tony Horwitz talks about Midnight Rising & Confederates in the Attic at Moraine Valley: DOWNLOAD MP3 FILE
Description: One Book author Tony Horwitz visits Moraine Valley. He spoke about his books Midnight Rising(2012) and Confederates in the Attic (1998). This event was supported by MVCC's Liberal Arts. This event is part of the One Book, One College Program.