This is a unique conversation with faculty member Rick Aztlan. Mr. Aztlan collections 19th century currency. He shows us some of the pieces in his collection and examines the cultural meanings behind images on the currency.
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 is part of the One Book, One College program and Women’s History Month Celebration. This event was hosted by the Moraine Valley Community College Library.
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 hosted in the Moraine Valley Community College Library as part of the One Book, One College Program.
A Soldier’s Life: Service in the Union and Confederate Armies
We hear often of the leaders of the Civil War, of Lincoln, Davis, and their images. This presentation by history faculty member Joshua Fulton examines a common soldier’s perspective of the conflict in both armies–how they lived, fought, and endured.
PTSD is an increasingly important topic as we see many returning veterans re-entering society. As part of our One Book program, we organized a panel discussion on PTSD this past fall term. This panel included members of our psychology and counseling departments. This was a great discussion that is worth reviewing.
Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: causes, diagnosis, and treatments
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.
Last academic year, we looked at Tony Horwitz’s book Confederates in the Attic as our One Book, One College text. At the start of our program, we asked our history faculty to talk about the book. They did, and it was a great event that really helped to dig into this excellent book.
Historians discuss Confederates in the Attic
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.
It’s finals week, and that means that we have wrapped up our One Book series on Tony Horwitz’s Confederates of the Attic. We have covered all kinds of themes this year. If you missed any of our events or you just want to continue your studies, here are links to the videos from our 2012 2013 One Book events: