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This free educational series is a unique opportunity to connect MCC employees, students, and residents to cutting-edge topics that directly impact our local economy and community. The speaker series is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Registrants will participate through Zoom on their computer, iPad, or smart phone device. We'll send registrants a link to the webinar the day before the event.

Vote No! The Anti-Suffrage women who fought against votes for women

Sarah Sullivan

Thursday, October 15 at 6 p.m. in person and via Zoom | Free but registration required

The 19th amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the right to vote across the country. Not all women were behind this amendment, and many actively fought against its passage. Why? What were their reasons? How did they mobilize support for their cause? The Anti story is a facet of the women's suffrage movement that most of us don't know but should.

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 Meet the Speaker

  • Sarah Sullivan
    Sarah Sullivan

    Sarah Sullivan has taught History and Business at McHenry County College for 22 years and was MCC’s Faculty of the Year in 2016. She presents publicly on a variety of topics that focus on Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, women in the colonial and antebellum periods, Henry VIII of England, and the founding generation. She holds graduate degrees in American History, Management and Human Resources. She loves nothing more than weaving a history story or two into every conversation!

American Cinema: Past, Present, and Future

Jim Stockwell

Thursday, November 12 at 6 p.m. via Zoom | Free but registration required

An interactive look through the evolution of Film, from the early days of technology through the blockbusters of today, we will examine some of the most fascinating events and moments over the last 150 years of American Cinema.

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 Meet the Speaker

  • Jim Stockwell
    Jim Stockwell

    Instructor of Film and Broadcast Journalism, McHenry County College – Jim has been teaching here at MCC since January of 2003, joining the full-time faculty in August of 2014. He holds an Associate’s Degree from the College of Lake County; both his Bachelor’s and Master’s are in Communications from Eastern Illinois University. He is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Film Theory from National University in San Diego. In addition to his formal education, he worked in both Radio and Television, as a corporate trainer, and as a stay at home dad each allowing him to use his learned Communication Skills as a speaker, presenter, teacher, and coach. His high energy, interactive lectures laced with humor and useful information make his workshops entertaining and educational.

Becoming Resilient and Happy - What Psychology Can Tell Us About Happiness and Well-Being in Uncertain Times

Magdalena Farc, Gerry Braasch, Christine Grela, and Robin Deak

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. in person and via Zoom | Free but registration required

Discover how mindfulness, positivity, compassion, and a resilient mindset have the power to create habits of happiness and well-being in your own lives, especially during difficult times.

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 Meet the Speakers

  • Magdalena Farc, Gerry Braasch, Christine Grela, and Robin Deak

    Members of the Psychology Department hold doctoral and master’s degrees in the areas of developmental, clinical, educational, and social psychology and have a combined 72 years of teaching experience in higher education. They are passionate about sharing uplifting, inspiring research with students, colleagues, and community members alike, to promote life-long learning and positive growth.

Wise and Well-A Healthy Balance

Christen Louderman and Angela Wallace

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. in person and via Zoom | Free but registration required

Falls are a verified cause of morbidity and mortality in adults older than 65 years. Just because they are common doesn't mean they have to be accepted as normal. There are some practical strategies that can be combined with education to decrease the fear and the likelihood of falling. Incorporate these strategies can improve the quality of life of those who are at risk. Our presentation will address the causes and risk factors of falls and include interactive practical strategies to prevent falls and improve the overall wellness of the community. Fall Prevention Presentation will incorporate the dimensions of wellness and how they can be incorporated in day to day life to prevent falls.

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 Meet the Speakers

  • Christen Louderman and Angela Wallace

    Members of the Physical Therapist Assistant Department hold doctoral and master’s degrees in both Physical Therapy and Gerontology. The faculty have extensive clinical as well as teaching experience in multiple collegiate settings. They are passionate about sharing practical and applicable evidence based research that will impact the lives of students, patients, colleagues, and community members. The department strives to promote healthy active lifestyles throughout the life span utilizing the most up to date research.

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