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Welcome to South Texas College Library! Join us as we highlight some of the services that we offer students, faculty, and the community in this short video.

Whether you need a quiet place to study, print out a research paper, or even find an ebook, the South Texas College Library is here to help. Come visit us!

 

Inside the Artists Studio

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The STC Library presents a series of virtual art workshops.

MCALLEN, TEXAS –

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery presents a virtual art workshop series “Inside the Artist Studio” every second Wednesday of the month beginning in February at 1 p.m.

At every session, a different artist will lead participants in an hour-long workshop teaching specific visual art skills—figure drawing, resin collaging, and visually interpreting written poems.

Each workshop will broadcast from inside each artist’s home studios giving us a glimpse into their work, inspiration, media, and path it has taken to become the artists they are.

Artists featured within this series are Divine Agbeko, Jaden D. Blango, Aimaloghi Eromosele, and Marcelina Gonzales.

Artists Jason Valdez and Josue Ramirez will give virtual presentations about their exhibits at the STC Technology and Mid-Valley Campus Libraries. All events are free and open to the public.

This series is scheduled on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

Feb. 9 – Figure Drawing with Jaden Blango
Feb. 16 – “Time and a Half” with Jason Valdez
March 2 – “Who’s the Bandit” with Josue Ramirez
March 9 – Resin Collage with Marcelina Gonzales
April 13 – Visual Poetry with Aimaloghi Eromosele and Divine Agbeko

To register for these events, visit: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sk-VOeNuSbGGTxa7o_XNmA.

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.

STC Library Virtual Art Workshops

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Time and a Half

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Virtual art talk and in-person meet and greet to celebrate exhibit opening on Feb. 16 at the Technology Library.

Library Art Gallery Features STC Alum in automotive-inspired exhibit at Technology Campus Library

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents its latest exhibit highlighting the connection between the visual arts and vocational careers such as welding and auto mechanics.

“Time and a Half,” featuring artwork by Jason Valdez, an STC graduate andValdez Headshot now a professor at Victoria College, reflects Valdez’s upbringing in a family of mechanics and welders in the Rio Grande Valley.

The exhibition also features a call for automotive-themed artwork.

Valdez’s work will be exhibited beginning on Feb. 16 through Aug. 5, 2022, at the STC Technology Campus Library located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A, in McAllen, TX. Admission is free and open to the public.

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.

There will be an opening virtual artist talk on February 16 from 1 – 2 p.m. with an in-person opportunity to view the exhibit and meet the artist that same day from 3 – 5 p.m.

To register for the virtual art talk at 1 p.m., visit: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sk-VOeNuSbGGTxa7o_XNmA.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

Image info: Jason Valdez, “Fuel is Pumping Engines,” Oil on canvas.

Grit with Donna Clark-Love

Grit with Donna Clark Love

GritGrit is what happens when you pair passion with the tenacity to overcome obstacles. Join STC Library and Donna Clark-Love to learn how to cultivate grit and achieve your goals in tough times. Join us on February 16th at 6PM on Zoom Webinar to learn more about how you can cultivate grit in your life.

Donna Clark LoveDonna Clark-Love is an internationally recognized expert and trainer in the areas of Bully Prevention.  Donna has been featured on the NBC Today Show and the NBC Evening News to highlight successful prevention/intervention programs and also has been interviewed and featured in Forbes Magazine.

Donna captivates her audiences by integrating brain-based strategies in her training programs to create spirited, productive and participatory sessions.  Her Accelerated Learning Training is being utilized by school districts who desire to improve academic performance and raise student test scores.

For more information on Donna and her presentations, check out bullyingexpert.com!

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9UO0ie1aR5GrJH2qXgYBKw

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.

Recording not available at speaker request.

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.

Semester Loans

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The Semester Loan Programs provides academic support to students as they work to fulfill their educational goals by providing technology to access key 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 before submitting an application.

There is a limited number of semester loans available so apply now!

Application deadline is April 30th.

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Available for students meeting the eligibility requirements.


Feel Happier! (Recording available)

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.

Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/9pwo_A4cGOU

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.

Recording not available at speakers’ request.

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.