MVCC Library Podcast
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/.