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.

 

Sign up at the following link: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h_mRSsbgQq6-nqw_ZVSCyQ

South Texas College Library Art Gallery Announces a Call for Art titled, “Driving Ambitions”

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The deadline to submit artwork is January 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. to the STC Pecan or Technology Campus Library.

 

In an art exhibit, South Texas Library Art Gallery seeks to connect the visual arts with welding and auto mechanics.

 

Community, students, faculty, and staff are invited to send original car-themed artwork for an upcoming exhibit. The artwork will be exhibited alongside STC Alum and now Professor at Victoria College, Jason Valdez. The deadline to enter the exhibition is January 14 at 5:00 p.m. Artworks must be original 2D automotive-themed, in maximum size of 8 x 8 in., and ready to hang with wire firmly attached to the back. 

 

The exhibition will be at the STC Technology Campus Library in Building A, February 7 through August 7, 2022, and is free and open to the public.

 

Born and raised in McAllen, Jason Valdez is an Art Professor at Victoria College who creates artwork in the theme of welding and cars. “Blue-collar workers heavily influenced my MFA show because that’s my family background,” Valdez said. “My father was a diesel mechanic. As a kid, my dad worked two jobs, as a mechanic and welder, because it was hard to make a good living to support the family.”

 

 

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.

To participate or for more information about the call for art, please visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/callforart or email gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.

Technology Loans

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The Technology Loan Programs provides academic support to students as they work to fulfill their educational goals by providing access to tools and resources including Library databases, eBooks, Blackboard, and other helpful online resources. Students wishing to receive one of these loans should review the eligibility requirements for the respective technology and then fill out the appropriate form. There is a limited number of technology loans available so apply now!

Current technology loan applications are for the Spring 2022 semester.

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Hotspot Program

The Hotspot Program provides hotspots for internet service. Click to view the full eligibility requirements.

Application deadline is February 6, 2022.

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Hotspot Program for CTE Students

The CTE Hotspot Program provides hotspots for internet service for Career & Technical Education students. Click to view the full eligibility requirements.

Application deadline is February 6, 2022.

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Laptop Program

The Laptop Program provides laptops for students. Click to view the full eligibility requirements.

Application deadline is February 6, 2022.

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Smartphone Program

The Smartphone Program provides smartphones for students. Click to view the full eligibility requirements.

Application deadline is February 6, 2022.

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Smartphone Program for CTE Students

The CTE Smartphone Program provides smartphones for Career & Technical Education students. Click to view the full eligibility requirements.

Application deadline is February 6, 2022.

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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 www.pamgarramone.com.

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_24SXOq_PQOyXlV9uCr8htg

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.

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bqA_qajBS62MXcAFUH3pFg

Opossum painted in the colors of a deep red-orange sunset.

¡Tlacuachismo! 2021 Art Exhibit at Mid-Valley

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery & the STC Mid-Valley Art Department present artwork inspired by the beloved opossum. Previously held in 2003-’06, this exhibition expands with pieces created by community members that visually describe the tlacuache (opossum) and what the idea, term, and animal mean to each artist.

¡Tlacuachismo! 2021 will be on display from October 28, 2021 – February 10, 2022, at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library.

South Texas College Library Art Gallery thanks community members/artists for their participation in this exhibit. Artists featured within this exhibition are Linda Calderon, Azul Granados, Denise Santibanez, Irma Garza-Garcia, Amanda Gonzales, Gloria Lopez, Chris Leonard, Rachel F. Brown, Jessenia Herzberg, Jessie Rodriguez, Beatriz Montejano, Mariana Prado, Alexis Marie Ramos, Diego Gamez, Jessica Hogin, Mia Nuñez, Sophia Sarmiento, Jay Villescas, Diana L. Bryant, Kelsie Garza, Nashiely Soto-Garcia, Jessica Gutierrez, Angel Coronado, Isaac Segura, Alyssa Mendoza, Josue Puente, Miguel Angel Perez, Javia Cerda, Alondra Garcia, Jessica Gonzalez, Fatima Fuentes, Abigail Sanchez, Amber Quesada, and Elizabeth Hollenbeck.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational 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.

Featured image by Azul Granados, titled Fire Eater.

Family Reading Night Parade

Family Reading Night 2021 at MidValley

Family Reading Night

Celebrate With Us!South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library will host our annual Family Reading Night Parade event on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot 4 (outside of the Library’s west side entrance by the book drop).

As with last year’s Family Reading Night, the event will be a drive-by parade, and we are encouraging face coverings as well as following social distancing guidelines for the well-being of students, faculty, staff, and community users.  We will be giving out goody bags while supplies last!

This free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week. We know that the event cannot be structured the same as past years, but we hope that by having a drive-by parade, we can continue this tradition.

The library is located in Building E1.200 at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. For more information about the event, please contact Lillian Carrillo at 956-447-6663.

Bethel Featured

Bethel Garden Murals

STC Library Art Gallery Program and community organizations to paint four murals at McAllen Historic Site 
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Murals will be painted at McAllen’s Bethel Garden located at 1322 S. 16th Street on October 6th and 7th. An extra day has been added for Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In coordination with the RGV Bethel Garden Mural Taskforce and Village in the Valley, the South Texas College Library Art Gallery and Art Department take pride in preserving McAllen’s culture. To honor this pride, four murals will be painted representing the themes of Hope, Faith, Love, and Unity at the Historic Bethel Garden.  

On October 6th & 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 1322 S. 16th Street in McAllen, TX, South Texas College art students will assist in painting the murals while gaining experience in mural painting and connecting with leaders in the community.  

The mural painting days are open to the public, and supplies will be provided. Those looking to contribute will need to wear work clothes and shoes that can be painted on. 

According to Ray Howard, a community organizer, the history of “McAllen’s Bethel Garden is a tribute to its African American heritage and cultural influence. It is a continuous celebration of our inclusion and contributions to the city’s growth and development over time. Under former Mayor Darling’s leadership and now Mayor Javier Villalobos, coupled with interagency collaborations and a host of volunteers, the treasured memories of our McAllen ancestors and their vision for an even better future for all is preserved for generations to come”. 

In the 1930s, one of McAllen’s early African American families relocated to the McAllen community from Victoria, Texas. Mr. Eugene Hubbard, a World War I veteran, worked for The San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railway. In 1941, the City of McAllen added the Booker T. Washington Addition, where those of African descent could buy property. In 1943 Hubbard and Williams purchased a property at the corner of S 16th Street and later Booker T. Avenue, where the center of the neighborhood began with Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and later Booker T. Washington School. 

The original building was condemned in the early 2000s after the congregation moved. In 2012, the City of McAllen requested help from the Hidalgo County Historical Commission to achieve state-recognized historical status for the former Bethel Church site. Today, the Bethel Garden is living and serves as a prominent reminder of how faithful resilience and hope can overcome the divisive forces of segregation and discrimination. Many community volunteers, area businesses, educational institutions, and the City of McAllen have helped preserve this site.  

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 informatiArt in Actionon, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery. 

 

 

Observation Landscape Featured

Natural Environment Exhibit & Workshop

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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: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u1xy1PE3SR6_y32_zXqoSQ

To participate or for more information about the call for recycled art, open through September 27th, please visit: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/callforart.

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, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.

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Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival At Your Campus Libraries!

A hot air balloon floats in the sky.Join us the week of September 20th-23rd for our Fall Festival: Around the Library in 80 Days! Each campus library will be celebrating the start of the Fall semester, and we want you to come by for fun, information, and prizes!

Show up, get your ticket, visit the stations, and get your prize. It’s that easy!

Each event will be held from 11AM to 1PM. See below for the days each campus will be participating!

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