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South Texas College Libraries Open House 2017

The South Texas College Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

“Service to the South Texas College community has always been the focus of the library,” said Cody Gregg, Dean of Library and Learning Support Services. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

The South Texas College Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting Open House events at each campus library. The events are free and open to the public.

 


 

On April 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STC’s Technology Campus Library located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen, attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Furious 7, as well as a photo booth, raffle, snacks and drinks.

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

On April 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STC’s Pecan Campus Library located at 3201 W Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as an appearance of Jerry the Jaguar, games, drawings, popcorn and snacks.

 

 

 

 


On April 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STC’s Nursing & Allied Health Campus Library located at 1101 E. Vermont Avenue in McAllen, attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Doctor Strange, as well a raffle, popcorn, drinks and snacks.

 

 

 

 


 

On April 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STC’s Starr County Campus Library located at 142 FM 3167
Rio Grande City,  attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Deepwater Horizon, as well information tables, photo booth, giveaways, raffle, popcorn, drinks and snacks.

 

 

 

 


On April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STC’s Mid-Valley Campus Library (CLE A-105) located at 400 N. Border Avenue, Weslaco, Texas,  attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie SING, as well an appearance of Jerry the Jaguar, photo booth, Guess Our Favorite Superhero Contest, popcorn, drinks and snacks.

Women’s History Month Film Festival

Our Pecan Campus Library will be commemorating Women’s History Month by featuring the movie Suffragette.  This movie will be shown on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00am & 5:30 pm, in F-102 

Our Mid-Valley Campus Library will be commemorating Women’s History Month by featuring the movie Suffragette.  This movie will be shown on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:00pm in A-105 (inside CLE). 

 

 

Black History Month Film Screening: Black & Cuba

Black and Cuba follows street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their elite university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Intent on sharing their experiences, the students film their journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago. They observe the literal signs of revolution—“¡Venceremos! We Will Overcome!”—as well as moving hip-hop performances. A stirring block party at a racially integrated housing project impacts the travelers in surprising ways.

Candid, spontaneous encounters with AfroCubans highlight similarities between African American, Latin@ and Cuban experiences. Although Cuba declared racism illegal after 1959, the travelers’ new friends describe recent experiences of racial profiling, police misconduct and employment discrimination.

The students also see the positive benefits of Cuba’s social safety net. AfroCubans enjoy access to public education, health care and homeownership in a manner that remains out of reach for many of the students’ neighbors and family members in the US. Despite seeing the realities behind the myths of color-blindness and social mobility, the students return home empowered with renewed hope.

With cutting-edge style and humor, this inspiring documentary illuminates how racial equality is an international human rights issue. Due in part to the US government’s restrictions on travel and trade with socialist Cuba since 1962, many Americans are unaware the island’s population is 60% Black.

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For More Information please contact: Angelica Maria Garcia, 956-872-2277

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Black History Month Film Series

The South Texas College Library will be hosting a film series throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.

Pecan Campus Library, Rainbow Room

         Loving, Monday, Feb. 20 at 1:00 pm

        Southside With You, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 am

Mid-Valley Campus Library, CLE Room A-105

            Loving, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 12:00 pm

            The Good Lie, Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:00 pm

Starr Campus Library, F 1.500

          Think like a Man, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 12:00 pm

          The Good Lie, Monday, Feb. 27 at 12:00 pm

Technology Campus Library, A179

            Loving, Monday, Feb.27 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm

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Jeff Nichols wrote and directed this biopic about Virginian interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving who were sentenced to prison in 1958 for violating the state’s laws against miscegenation. The Loving’s decided to fight back, and their case led to a landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

 

Southside With You 

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady’s fateful first date.

 

Think like a Man

Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire to use the book’s insider information to turn the table and teach the woman a lesson of their own.

 

The Good Lie

A group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

 

For more information, call Angélica María García at 872-2277.

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From Wrestling Cows to Educating Astronauts to Writing LesFic: “A Tale of Taking the Less Obvious Career Path”

Lacey L. Schmidt, Ph.D. is an Industrial-Organizational Psychology consultant who specializes in team building and leadership assessment and development. She conducts individual assessments as well as designs and implements assessment centers and work samples to help clients make key hiring, promotion, and training and development decisions. She also conducts organizational development assessments and provides coaching to leaders.

Dr. Schmidt has worked with a variety of organizations from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies as an internal and external consultant as well as an operational leader. She has assessed and coached thousands of manager, director, and executive level candidates (including astronaut candidates and executive chefs), designed and validated numerous assessment tools and processes, implemented award-winning organizational development initiatives to achieve significant P&L improvements, and facilitated ultra high-performance teamwork across industries in extreme environments. Prior to co-founding Minerva Work Solutions, she served as the Senior Scientist for Astronaut Selection and Training with the Behavioral Health and Performance group at NASA-JSC.

Please join us, Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Pecan Campus Library 2nd floor.  There will be a book sale, for those interested in getting her book, she will also be available for book signing.

Event is being sponsored by the South Texas College English Department, Library Services, and the Student LGBTQ group, Open Equal & Free.

For more information please contact; Ms. Colleen Brooks, Faculty English Instructor 956-872-8348 cbedgar@southtexascollege.edu

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Jose de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series Presents” Dr. Selfa Chew”

 

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The Center for Mexican American Studies and Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Dr. Selfa Chew.  This event will take place, Thursday, November 10 at 1:00pm in G-191 Mid-Valley Auditorium G-191 & at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

 

Selfa Chew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She received an MFA in Creative Writing, and her PhD in Borderlands History from The University of Texas at El Paso. She was Interim Director of the African American Studies Program in 2015-2016. Dr. Chew was an editor for Border Senses Literary Review and translator for Memorias del Silencio, a migrant workers publication. She coordinated the Mexican Contemporary Literature Journal and Conference from 1999 to 2012. She published Mudas las Garzas in 2007, released in English as Silent Herons by San Francisco, Berkely Press, in 2012.  Her play “Night Stalker: Mi hermano siamés” was included in the National Theatrical Exhibit (Mexico, 2013).  In 2015, the Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez awarded her the Voces al Sol Publication Prize for her book Cinco Obras de Teatro. Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History, University of Texas at El Paso. She is completing her second doctoral degree in the Sociocultural Foundations of Education Program at the same university.

 

Dr. Chew’s research focuses on racial relations and the Asian and African diasporas. Her book, Uprooting Community: Japanese Mexicans, WWII and US-Mexico Borderlands (The University of Arizona Press, 2015) was finalist for the International Latino Book Award in September 2016She currently teaches United States History, Afro-Mexican History, Contemporary Latin America, and African American History at the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University.

 

Dr. Chew presented “The Japanese Mexican Expulsion from the U.S./Mexico Borderlandsby special invitation from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.  (Un)Silencing the Past: Narratives of Trauma in Comparative Perspective, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Symposium, University of New Mexico, October 24-25, 2013. Among her academic publications are: “The Japanese Mexican Community During World War II: Mexicanidades de la Diáspora Asiática,” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, 2015; Recovering Afro-Mestiza Identities in a Borderland Classroom”in Intersections in the Latina and African Diasporas, ed. Marion Rohrleitner and Sarah Ryan. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, December, 2012; and, Re-Imagining Collectivities: The Mexican Japanese During World War II,National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Proceedings, San Jose State University Scholarworks, 2008.

 

 

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the STC Libraries

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South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities will get underway on this September with several campus-wide activities, including the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series” that will feature several award-winning authors.

Hispanic Heritage Month is officially celebrated across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The STC library events during the month-long celebration are free and open to the public.

The guest speakers are sponsored by STC’s Library Services, Center for Mexican American Studies, the college’s Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the PUENTE Program.

We begin our festivities on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00pm at the STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, with Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal.  Dr. Villarreal  grew up in Tivoli, Texas, a small town where Hwy 239 and Hwy 35 intersect in Refugio County. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and earned her Ph.D. in History from Arizona State University. Her area of study is U.S. history with a specialty in oral history. She previously held faculty positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Department of History and at the University of Utah as a joint appointment in History and Ethnic Studies. She is currently Assistant Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, at California State University Fullerton.  She has authored and co-authored journal articles related to Mexican American women’s entrepreneurship, civil rights activism, and race/ethnic identity. Her recent manuscript, Listening to Rosita: The Business of Tejana (University of Oklahoma Press, October 2015) reveals how ethnic Mexican entrepreneurs developed a unique identity in striving for success in a society that demeaned and segregated them. In telling their story, this book adds a critical chapter long missing from the history of the West.  The event will be followed by a book sale and a book signing.

Monday, September 26, 2016, at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 1:00 pm, Ms. Amanda Jasso will be visiting us, Amanda is the Mexican American and Latin@ Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. She actively seeks out archival materials through outreach efforts and programming while also giving presentations, conducting oral history interviews, coordinating programs and events, providing reference service to the public and acting as a local subject specialist in the history of Austin and Travis County’s Mexican American communities. Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Amanda was compelled to learn about her father’s family history in Mexico, as well as their journey to Texas and the rich history of the Rio Grande Valley. While she studied Borderland Theory and Chicana feminism, it quickly became her goal to work with communities who are barred from access to resources in many forms, thus pushing her in the direction of preservation, access, information literacy and community engagement.  Amanda holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and a BA in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and advocacy includes sustainable practices for serving immigrant communities and undocumented persons within public library systems and building upon the powerful link between archives, memory and identity formation. Amanda is also a member of the Austin Public Library’s Culture and Diversity Committee and currently serves as the Chair for the City of Austin Hispanic Network’s Community Engagement Committee.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm, we will have musical guests ” YETLANEZI” with their “Musica Pre-Hispanica”

To conclude the lecture series, author Stephanie Elizondo Griest, will give a presentation at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room on Oct. 20  at 6:00 pm. Her book Mexican Enough, won the PEN Southwest Nonfiction Book Award; and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 won Gold for Best Travel Essays in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The event will be followed by a book sale and a book signing.

In addition to the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series,” the South Texas College libraries will show the film, “Spare Parts” throughout the month October to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

For more information about these events and STC’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents or contact Angelica Maria Garcia at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu.

National Library Week @ STC 2016 Open House

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The South Texas College Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

 

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

 

“Service to the South Texas College community has always been the focus of the library,” said Cody Gregg, Dean of Library and Learning Support Services. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

The South Texas College Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting Open House events at each campus library. The events are free and open to the public.

On April 13 from11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at STC’s Technology Campus Library located at 3700 W. Military Highway in McAllen, attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie The 33, as well as games, drawings, popcorn and snacks.

On April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. at the college’s Mid-Valley Campus Library located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco, events will include a screening of the movie The Good Dinosaur, pictures with college mascot Jerry the Jaguar, popcorn and snacks, a photo booth, a contest, and a “Pursuing Education” Fair.

On April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Starr County Campus Library located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City, activities include the movie showing of Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos, popcorn and snacks, games, Jerry the Jaguar, a photo both and information tables.

On April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at STC’s Nursing and Allied Health Campus Library located at 1101 E. Vermont in McAllen, attendees will be treated to the movie showing of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, giveaways, popcorn and snacks, games, scavenger hunt, and information tables.

On April 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at STC’s Pecan Campus Library located at 3201 West Pecan Boulevard in McAllen, festivities will include an information fair, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and the showing of Star Wars the Force Awakens, as well as popcorn and snacks, games, and a photo-booth.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu or call 872-8330.

 

National Poetry Month Speaker Series

 

The South Texas College Library and English Department would like to invite you to join us to attend the month of April’s speaker series. We will have award-winning poets Laurie Ann Guerrero and Rossy Lima here to speak to our students and community on their works. Please spread the word. Laurie Ann Guerrero Monday, April 18, 2016 Mid Valley Campus: G191 at 1:00 p.m.  Pecan Campus: Library’s Rainbow Room at 6:00 p.m.  Laurie Ann Guerrero is a Poet Laureate and award-winning author. She has written the collection A Crown for Gumecindo and A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, which was the winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize. In addition, Guerrero’s chapbook, Babies Under the Skin, won the Panhandler Publishing Award. Her poetry and critical works have also appeared in various journals and magazines.

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Rossy Lima Tuesday, April 19, 2016  Mid Valley Campus: G191 at 1:00 p.m.  Pecan Campus: Library’s Rainbow Room at 6:00 p.m. Rossy Lima is an international award-winning Mexican poet who has published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was a featured poet in the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum in 2015 and was invited to speak at TEDxMcallen about her experience as an immigrant writer in the U.S.

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For more information about these events, please contact Richard Coronado at (956) 447-6651 or via email at coronado@southtexascollege.edu