Category Archives: Virtual Event

Craig Migliaccio

HVAC Guest Speaker Craig Migliaccio

Craig MigliaccioSTC Library is honored to host a guest lecture by HVACR Master License Holder and Licensed Teacher Craig Migliaccio. Craig has taught HVACR to adults and high school students, and will be presenting on November 16th at 6PM for STC students, faculty, and community. The recording of this special Zoom Webinar will not be posted publicly, so please be sure to sign up at the link below to join us!

Craig has over 16 years of experience in the field and is the owner of an HVAC contracting business as well as AC Service Tech LLC, a training company for HVAC professionals and students. Craig will be delivering a presentation and demonstrations that will be valuable both to established HVAC pros and new learners.


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Feel Happier!

Feel Happier! (even in tough times)

Feel Happier! (even in tough times)

In this interactive presentation, you will learn about Positive Psychology, the Science of Happiness, and how happiness can give you the advantage you seek in your career, personal life and relationships.  Learn and experience practical, science-based strategies that increase productivity, joy, happiness, and physical/mental wellbeing. When we feel better, we do better.

Pam GarramonePam Garramone, M.Ed., is an award-winning speaker who presents positive psychology -the science of happiness- to students, educators, and corporate and community employees.

Through professional training and meaningful personal practices, Pam has found that the smallest changes make the biggest difference. You can truly become happier through the development of a new mindset and simple yet powerful exercises. Pam has shared her insights with thousands of stressed out and over-burdened youth and adults who have learned that feeling happier is simple when you practice happiness habits.

In addition to being an in-demand speaker, Pam is a positive psychology life coach, founder of Thrive Now Boston, and author of Be, Happier. For more information, visit

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Hominis Aurora in Translation

Hominis Aurora in Translation

Hominis Aurora in TranslationTranslator Bradley Davis and poet Benito Pastoriza Iyodo share the process of writing and translating Hominis Aurora. From the publisher, FlowerSong Press:

Hominis Aurora book coverHominis Aurora is a collection of poems in three parts (sacred numerology of the beginning, evolution and end or the triangle as exemplification of the birth of knowledge) manifested in the metaphoric subtitles of Tempus, Ritualis and Communitas. The book embarks on a journey toward the telluric and the mystical, specifically within the transition between the prehistoric eras known as the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. This time initiates the beginning of everything: the creation of language, the aura of thought, poetry in its ethereal stage, ferocious individualism, the formation of social groups, the beginning of human mythology, artistic expression, bellicose conflicts, the emergence of agriculture, immigration, man vs. nature, the seeds of ingenuity, and man facing his own existential reality and that of all others. Since no written history exists from which to construct that poetic world of human genesis, one must rely on investigation of the disciplines of archeology, fine arts and anthropology, These disciplines, especially art, were crucial in the elaboration of the book; which, to a great extent, is a love letter to the fine arts, as stated in the epigraph of the English poet William Wordsworth.

This free program will be held on Zoom Webinar on October 27th at 6PM CST.

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Observation Landscape Featured

Natural Environment Exhibit & Workshop

The STC Library Art Gallery investigates the natural landscape in a three-part exhibition and workshopExhibit Banner
Brittney Luna & Jessica Monroe will present a mural and painting workshop on October 27, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. 

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery investigates the natural environment with a three-part exhibition featuring naturalist Jessica Monroe, muralist Brittney Luna, and community members who created artwork from recycled materials. On October 27, two virtual workshops will feature Jessica Monroe, leading a painting workshop on mark-making and meditation in nature painting, and Brittney Luna, discussing multiple angles of mural-making –the business aspect and the techniques. The exhibition and workshops are free and open to the public.

When: October 27, 2021, 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Observation Landscape: Painting Workshops with Jessica Monroe and Brittney Luna.
Attendees must register in advance:

To participate or for more information about the call for recycled art, open through September 27th, please visit:

South Texas College Library Art Gallery thanks community members/artists for their participation in this exhibit. Artists featured within this exhibition are Caleb Peña, Mariana Prado, Pat Cooper, Elizabeth Hollenback, Leila Hernandez, Kathy Bussert-Webb, Abigail Saldaña, Alexic Ramos, Jay Huber, Ede Liliana, Catherine Dominguez Nava, Gina Palacios, Clarissa Sifuentes, Corina Garcia, and Kristen Sanchez.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support the academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488,, or visit

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Biotech: Cat Microbiomes

Biotech: Cat MicrobiomesDr. Sandra Porter presents on biotechnology, cats, and more. How was Lil Bub different from your average cat, and what can we learn from her unique genetic profile? Register for this Zoom Webinar right meow! Join us on October 4th at 2:45PM!

Dr. Sandra PorterEvent Title: “Biotech: Cat Microbiomes”

Speaker: Dr. Sandra Porter

Date: Monday, October 4th, 2021

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM CST

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Why Volunteer: Recording Available

Why Volunteer?

Why Volunteer?

Join writer, speaker, and volunteer advocate Marla Bautista and the United Way of South Texas for a presentation on the benefits of volunteer work and altruism. This online presentation will be on September 1st at 4PM, and is free and open to all!

Presenter Marla Bautista

Event Title: “Why Volunteer?”

Speaker: Marla Bautista and United Way of South Texas

Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Time: 4PM – 5PM CST


Juneteenth with JUSTUSarts

Header Image: How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?

In honor of Juneteenth, STC Library is thrilled to present JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment and their program “How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?” Join us for a special performance by master storyteller Oba William King, vocalist Lisa Williams White, and drummer Mark Vaughn. Featuring selected poetry, old and original folk tales, and spoken word stories like only Oba can deliver. Ms. Lisa’s vocalizations and songs bring spirit, harmony, and an unmatched reverence for African American history and share the magnificence of the African American journey. Join us for a unique experience of African drumming and storytelling on Zoom webinar.

JUSTUSarts members Oba William King, Lisa Williams White, and Mark Vaughn

Event Title: “How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?”

Performer: JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment

Date: Thursday June 17th, 2021

Time: 1PM – 2PM CST

Recording available!

A Brief History of African American Suffragists - Recording Available

A Brief History of African American Suffragists

A Brief History of African American Suffragists

Recording available here: A Brief History of African American Suffragists

STC Library is proud to invite Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago Library, who will be presenting a brief history on African American suffragists.

Photo of Marcia Walker-McWilliams“This presentation will explore the generations of African American women who have sought the vote for themselves and their communities, from the earliest efforts of African American women suffragists in the eighteenth century to the work of African American suffragists in the 2020 election. At times their efforts aligned with the broader women’s suffrage movement, but the ‘double cross’ of race and sex dictated that African American women’s suffrage efforts confront the ways in which race discrimination in addition to sex discrimination influenced their disfranchisement. Whereas the broader suffrage movement largely culminated in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, African American suffragists continued their pursuit of a vote held captive by Jim Crow. This presentation offers insight into their struggles and explores how African American suffragists are born every day.”

Chef talk & cooking demo

Chef Medrano on The Cooking Spot

Chef Adan Medrano on the Cooking Spot

Check out the recording on the Culinary Arts YouTube page:

STC Library and the STC Culinary Arts department is thrilled to announce that we will have Chef Adán Medrano as a guest on the Culinary Arts live streaming show The Cooking Spot. Chef Medrano was recently the subject of a documentary  about South Texan cuisine, Truly Texas Mexican. Chef Medrano is the author of a cookbook of the same name, which you can also find in our library collection! Join us for a special talk and a cooking demonstration.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be conducted through Zoom.

Chef Adán Medrano

Event Title: “Chef Adán Medrano on the Cooking Spot”

Speaker: Chef Adán Medrano

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST


Involution: A Science & Art Collaborative Exhibit

The STC Library Art Gallery investigates art and science in a new ceramics and mixed-media exhibit.
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 The art exhibit “Involution: A Science & Art Collaboration” currently encompasses both floors of the STC’s library at its Pecan Campus featuring the work of ceramicist and Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford, Dr. Hideo Mabuchi (above) as well as artwork and scientific explorations by STC faculty, students, and the general public. Dr. Mabuchi will discuss his artistic practice and the science behind his ceramics on Tuesday, May 4 at 3 p.m.  

South Texas College Library Art Gallery continues its monthly spring semester series, “Parallels,” which highlights the connections between seemingly unconnected disciplines. “Involution: A Science & Art Collaboration” encompasses both floors of the library with ceramicist and Stanford Professor of Applied Physics, Dr. Hideo Mabuchi on the second floor, as well as artwork and scientific explorations by STC Faculty, Students, and the general public. The exhibit will be on view through July 30th at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd, Bldg. F in McAllen, Texas.

On Tuesday, May 4th at 3 PM, Dr. Hideo Mabuchi will discuss his artistic practice and the science behind his ceramics. STC Science and Art Department Faculty presentations will follow by Dr. Ravindra Nandigam, STC Physics & Engineering Chair; Chris Leonard, M.F.A., STC Art & Ceramics Instructor; Dr. Enriqueta Cortez, STC Chemistry Chair; and Dr. Maria Cervantes, STC Biology Chair. The event will be live and is free and open to the public with registration.

Hideo Mabuchi earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University. Mabuchi teaches and conducts research as a Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University where he has developed courses that integrate art and science. Mabuchi has previously been named MacArthur Fellow in recognition of the creativity of his scientific work.

About his work, Mabuchi says, “My vessels’ surfaces show a range of hues representative of wood firing without applied glazes, which are produced by intricate microscopic behaviors of iron, oxygen, and silicon as clay cools in the kiln at the end of a firing.  With our eyes, we see flashes of color but with microscopes, we may glimpse dramatic histories of crystallization.  With increasing magnification, we find landscapes within landscapes.

Hideo Mabuchi

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage students in understanding art and its role in culture, supporting academic curriculum, and inspiring continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact Gina Otvos at, (956) 872-3488 or visit

Involution Poster