Moraine Valley Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To learn more about and to re-live some of what those five decades have been like, the college has been collecting oral histories. Each week this semester we will highlight one of the videos.
Opening tonight at the John and Angeline Oremus Theater is the Academic Theater production of Spring Awakening. It seems like the perfect to time hear from long-time faculty member Kate Wulle about how the Theater department got off the ground here at MVCC. She and two other faculty members developed the program and were involved in the production of 100 plays on campus during her 31 years on the faculty.
Kate also shares interesting stories about the campus in the early days. She talks about the interdisciplinary teaching structure and the college without walls concept. “Try having students give speeches while a film on emergency childbirth is playing on the other side of a rather thin drape.” Another story tells about faculty voicing concerns over architectural designs for a new building on campus with an auto shop on the second floor of the building.
To enjoy more of these oral histories, along with historic photos and documents, visit the MVCC College Archives. To find out more about current and upcoming theater productions and art installations on campus visit the FPAC.