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Forging paths with neighboring college
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Forging paths with neighboring college

Moraine Valley Community College has teamed up with Lewis University, providing students of two separate programs an opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degrees at Lewis with a generous tuition rate. On May 28, officials of both institutions signed agreements for Nursing and Criminal/Social Justice career programs, the first of its […]

Celebrating student life sucess
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Celebrating student life sucess

Students and faculty at the annual Student Life Banquet brought their glitz and glamour to the Great Gatsby themed event. Several students of the many clubs and organizations provided by Moraine Valley, with their advisors, attended the event of Friday, May 2 at the Belvedere Chateau. Demetrius Robinson, Student Life […]

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Being a steward is heart of the matter

The past week at Moraine Valley has been leading all students, faculty, and the community to a life of stewardship through various eye-opening events. The ActOut Volunteer Fair, various student-led panels, and the viewing of the documentary, “What Matters?” had immensely successful turnouts. A shout out is well deserved to […]

Movie on poverty proves what matters
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Movie on poverty proves what matters

For three friends from St. Louis,   Rob Lehr, Dan Parris, and David Peterka, they embraced the lifestyle led by millions in the word today, and filmed it. They created the award-winning documentary on poverty, “What Matters?” $1.25 a day, the world standard for extreme poverty, was left for their food, […]

Faculty honored for authorship
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Faculty honored for authorship

Faculty of Moraine Valley Community College showcased their compilation of literary works during the Spring 2014 Author’s Display and Reception. On Tuesday, April 15, the most recent works of 18 faculty members were on display for their colleagues, peers, family, and students to read and celebrate their accomplishments. The showcase […]

Safeguarding identities from intruders
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Safeguarding identities from intruders

Students and faculty received a well-deserved lesson on why privacy is a privilege. Kevin Draftz of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, gave an identity theft presentation, hosted by Moraine Valley’s Business, Finance and Entrepreneur Club. Draftz began with the unfortunate truth, that “Identity theft happens to everyone. At one […]

Ribbon cutting for Moraine Valley’s new Health, Fitness & Recreation Center
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Ribbon cutting for Moraine Valley’s new Health, Fitness & Recreation Center

The brand new Health, Fitness and Recreation Center is officially open, even though students and community members have already taken advantage of the spacious and up-to-date facility. The indoor groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off the construction phase of the new center on January 10, 2013. Now everyone can take part […]

Special Naturalization Ceremony
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Special Naturalization Ceremony

After a long time of commitment and courage, 95 candidates received their Naturalization certificates at a special Naturalization Ceremony, and were finally inducted as American citizens. Moraine Valley is one of the first community colleges in Illinois to hold a ceremony for such a momentous event, which took place on […]

Legos reconstructed
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Legos reconstructed

Everything is awesome when it comes to “The Lego Movie,” including the newest animation’s opening weekend. An all-star cast highlighted the voices of the colorful characters; Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Will Farrell, Charlie Day, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Chris Pratt, along with several other well known actors and actresses. […]

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Tech savvy Amber Alert

A shock passed through most Mo­raine Valley students, and probably many faculty and community mem­bers throughout Illinois. Most of us had our cell phones buzzing yesterday, alarming us of an Amber alert of a boy abducted in Park Ridge, Ill. While some were probably annoyed by the constant blaring, and […]

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