Moraine Valley Community College Library, Palos Hills, Illinois, USA. The Library PodCast includes audio from cultural events and interviews with faculty and scholars. This podcast is intended to enhance the larger Moraine Valley curriculum. The views expressed by guest speakers or audience members are their own and are not necessarily the official views of the Moraine Valley Community College board of trustees, staff, faculty, or administration.
Featuring Courtney DeCarlo and Kelly Olenski, this event was organized by the MVCC Psychology Department as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Experiential knowledge of the shamanic worldview leads to a profound awareness of the sacred nature of our world and an awakening of compassion, resulting in the desire to restore balance and harmony.
Join us as we explore the immigration, geographic trends and historical settlement of the Arab community in the greater Chicagoland area.
This event will examine the role that disinformation can play in impacting election laws and policymaking.
Faculty member and Nature Study Area Director Jana Svec will discuss the history and geology of Moraine Valley’s Nature Study Area.
If climate change is a matter of science, then why is it so difficult to find solutions to the climate crisis? The reality is that finding solutions requires more than scientific or technological answers.
Afro-Caribbean Social Entrepreneur, Nichole Murray Broome will discuss the effects of climate change on Barbados, Guyana, and the Caribbean region while also outlining grassroots efforts to take action for the future.
Communications and Journalism professor Lisa Couch and Information Literacy Librarian Tish Hayes focus on practical ways to improve our own “fake news” filters and recognize truth amidst overwhelming amounts of misinformation.
Founder of the PiggyBack network, Ismael El-Amin, will discuss the development of the PiggyBack network which is a way for parents to share rides to and from schools and activities.
We will discuss how native plants, insects and birds interconnect to maintain our food supply, water, air quality, climate etc.
In this talk, we will focus on those predispositions and shortcuts that make us vulnerable to falling for conspiracy theories and misinformation.
We will also explore current tensions between efforts to protect the public with mask and vaccine mandates and concerns over infringements of personal freedom.
Faculty member Jana Svec is a trained Climate Reality presenter. She will outline the challenges of climate change as well as consider potential solutions.
Tommy Hensel, Director of MVCC's Fine and Performing Arts Centers discusses the arts during covid, planning for the new season, and offers highlights of upcoming performances.
Dr. Alexander Alonso presents a talk on Nephrology which focuses on the functions of the kidneys. He talks about his path to this unique profession and the benefits of the job.
We celebrate National Poetry Month by featuring student poets. We also have student musical guests.
Join psychology professors Mitchell Baker, Dr. Laura Lauzen-Collins, and Nick Shizas as they explore psychology concepts that help us better understand the rise of extremism and belief in conspiracy theories.
Join history professors Merri Fefles-Dunkle, Josh Fulton, and Jim McIntrye as they explore the role of the state throughout history to help us understand the connection between pandemics and the rise in extremism, mistrust, and rejection of authorities.
Faculty members discuss the biology, public health aspects, and the psychological factors around the Covid-19 vaccines in the United States. This panel is organized by the MVCC Library.
Join Communications and Journalism professor Lisa Couch and Information Literacy Librarian Tish Hayes in this timely and important discussion.
Special guest Dr. Tracy Crump, Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at St. Xavier University.
Greek Organization members Misty Williams and Philip Davis sat down with Moraine Valley students via WebEx and PowerPoint to provide background about their respective organizations and the other Divine Nine organizations.
Haki R. Madhubuti is a poet, publisher, and public intellectual. He is the found of Third World Press which is the largest, independent, African-American owned press in the United States.
Our panel of experts examines the landscape of the past year, potential domestic threats in the future, and police and community relations.
The MVCC Black Student Association holds an in-depth discussion of “1919” by Eve L. Ewing.
MVCC history faculty discuss 2020 and how it stacks up in history.
Librarians Sharon and Hannah recommend items from the MVCC Library collections!
This event examines the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on 1/6, the second impeachment of President Trump, and the Inauguration of President Biden.
In this presentation, Associate Professor of History Josh Fulton explores the Lost Cause movement and its efforts to reshape historical memory of the Confederacy and the Civil War through monuments and more.
History faculty member Jim McIntyre provides an overview of the history of one of the most deadly pandemics in history, the bubonic plague or the black death.
Political Science professors Merri Fefles-Dunkle and Kevin Navratil discuss the results from the 2020 Presidential, House, Senate, and Graduated Income Tax Amendment.
A discussion on Eve Ewing's poetry in her book "1919." In this interview, MVCC Counselor Shanya Gray interviews Dr. Janice Tuck Lively of Professor of English at Elmhurst College.
Political Science professors Merri Fefles-Dunkle, Dr. Deron Schreck, and Kevin Navratil will discuss the 2020 Presidential, House, Senate, and Graduated Income Tax Amendment.
Political Science professor Kevin Navratil will discuss why the Electoral College was created, the process of electing the president, and benefits and drawbacks of this electoral system versus electing the president by a nationwide popular vote.
This discussion will dig into Ewing's impact on the Marvel universe.
With concern over the Covid-19 Pandemic dominating all aspects of society, join political science and history faculty members Kevin Navratil, Jim McIntyre and Josh Fulton for a discussion of how the United States has grappled with disease outbreaks in the past.
Literature faculty discuss poems in Eve Ewing’s book 1919.
Faculty and staff were invited to record their reactions to Eve Ewing's book 1919.
History faculty explore the historic context of Eve Ewing’s book 1919.
Nursing, psychology, and history faculty discuss the impact of Covid 19 and the inequality it has exposed.
Librarians Sharon and Hannah recommend items from the MVCC Library digital collections!
Librarians host a second discussion with MVCC Counselors about mental illness, suicide prevention and domestic violence.
Librarians host a discussion with MVCC Counselors about staying mentally healthy during this time of social isolation.