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2021 Virtual Authors Display Moraine Valley Community College Library

The Library is proud to share this online display of the recent publications of Moraine Valley Faculty and Staff.

Chuck Bales and Dr. Kristine Christensen

Faculty, Computer Information Systems and Mechanical Design & Drafting/CAD

Neil Barker

Faculty, Integrated Systems Technology, Computer Integrated Technology

Electricity & Electronics. Goodheart-Willcox, 2020. Book

In late 2019 they asked me to collaborate on their Electricity and Electronics textbook support materials. In fact they wanted me to merge two existing student workbooks. On the face of it, it looked like a cut-and-paste exercise. But once I got into it, it required much more.
The new combined Student Workbook is a major improvement over the prior editions. The current textbook authors have retired, and I hope to be involved with the next edition.

Dr. Randy P. Conner

Faculty, Humanities

The Pagan Heart of the West. Vol 5: The Arts & Philosophy. Mandrake of Oxford, 2020. Book

Previous Volumes

Kipp Cozad

Coordinator of Tutoring & Literacy, Academic Skills Center

Bret Figura

Graphic Designer, Marketing and Creative Services

Since the shut-in, I’ve written a lot of music on my own. All music on my Bandcamp page has been created since we came home in March."
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A couple of things to point out – All funds from purchases of “Shut In Sounds Too…” go to #saveourstages organizations NIVA and CIVL.
And funds from the “Untitled” release go to EJI.

Panshula Ganeshan

Faculty, Communications

The Magic Realm of Our Sleep.Hinduism Today, July/August/September 2020. Article

Chris Matusek

Faculty/Program Coordinator, Fine Arts & Humanities, Digital Art & Design

With 20 years of experience in the art and design industry I continue to work on collaborative projects with a variety of clients producing user-centered design and marketing collateral. The body of work showcased here visually communicates the vision of a new business called American. I Am. I had the pleasure to create not only the design system but also develop a series of t-shirts.
The concept for this work is derived from the American. I Am. mission which states: "The uniqueness of America is that core belief that we are all equal, and we all work for our common good. Our nation was created for everyone, with the promise of fairness and human dignity. Our constitution made us who we are, strong for justice and equality. We see the goodness in all Americans, and we are hopeful about our future."

Carey Millsap-Spears

Faculty, Communications

"The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute." The Journal of American Culture, vol. 43, no. 1, March 2020. Review

Suha Mohammed

Faculty, Communications

"A Media Moment Shot of Entertainment in the Chicago Nights of October 1953." International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science, vol. 6, no. 12, December 2020. Article

In the video below, Suha discusses what inspired her research and highlights some features of the publication.

Michael Morsches

Dean, Learning Enrichment & College Readiness, Learning Enrichment

"Elicitation Model: Digging into the Notion of Student Engagement." In Felix, J.(Ed.) Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Chapter

"Insular/Integration: Preparing At-risk Students for College Today, Not Tomorrow." In Felix, J.(Ed.) Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Chapter

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John Halliwell, Carmela Ochoa, Patrick Lohan, Lauren Zajac, Christian Torres, Michael Morsches

Michael Morsches, Dr. John Halliwell, Patrick Lohan, Carmela Ochoa, Lauren Zajac, Christian Torres

"70/70 Quiz – A Teaching Efficacy Tool". In S. Whalen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th National Symposium on Student Retention. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Souzan Naser

Counselor, Counseling and Career Development Center

"Counseling Arab American Students." Liberal Education, Fall 2020. Article

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“I felt a tremendous responsibility in writing this piece because I want higher ed professionals to have a better understanding of Arab American students' political and personal struggles."

Dr. Nina Shoman- Dajani

Assistant Dean, Learning Enrichment And College Readiness, Adult Basic Education

This series was published by EducationWeek in September & October 2020. Articles

Part 1 (Introduction): Supporting Arab & Muslim Students in the Classroom

Part 2: 'Teaching Beyond Stereotypes': Ways to Teach the Middle East & Islam in Schools

Part 3: 'More Than Aladdin': Dismantling Common Misconceptions About Arab and Muslim Students

Part 4 (Final) The Story of Arab & Muslim Students Is Often an Untold Story

Early 2020 Publications

Clare Briner, Vittorio Carli, Dr. Randy P. Conner, Jessica Crotty, Debra A. Guerrero, Dr. Maha Sweis-Dababneh

The 2021 display includes works that were published anytime during 2020. There were a few publications that were created in the early months of the year that were included in the last virtual display. Please enjoy the previous display and see the publications of these and other Moraine creators.