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A New Speaker Series Featuring MCC Faculty…

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. No registration necessary. The speaker series is free and open to the public.

Marshall Fields and Chicago
Sarah Sullivan, History Instructor

Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m.
Luecht Auditorium, Building B

For over 150 years, Marshall Field and Company was Chicago's store, run by the most innovative retailer of the 19th century. Chicago natives could easily identify a Field’s shopping bag at a hundred paces, and Chicago brides weren’t really getting married until they registered at Marshall Field.

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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 is also currently serving as a Road Scholar with the Illinois Humanities Organization. She presents publically 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!

Future sessions

  • February 20: Let’s Talk about Sex

    Thursday, February 20, 2020, Christine Grela. Ph.D., Psychology Instructor

    We'll discuss the importance, but lack of ease, around discussions of sexuality. The focus will be on how to have conversations with children and parents (middle aged and up) around typical issues like contraception and safer sex as well as more complicated ideas including healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and body image.

  • March 19: Leadership, Communication, and the Recipe for Success

    Thursday, March 19, 2020, Jim Stockwell, Film and Speech Instructor

    What do all effective leaders have in common? The ability to communicate with a variety of people. With a blend of humor and introspective exercises, we will look at the major leaders of the 20th and 21st century to analyze the skills they posses and learn how to develop and use them ourselves.

  • April 16: Get Happy! What Psychology can tell us about Happiness

    Thursday, April 16, 2020, Psychology department faculty

    MCC's Psychology faculty invite you to explore the scientific principles of happiness and well-being. Join us and discover how mindfulness, curiosity, positivity, and a successful mindset have the power to create habits of happiness and well-being in your own lives.

  • May 14: Wise and Well—A Healthy Balance

    Thursday, May 14, 2020, Christen Louderman, DPT and Angela Wallace, PTA, MA, Physical Therapist Assistant department faculty

    Falls are a verified cause of morbidity and mortality in adults older than 65 years. However, 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. Incorporating these strategies can improve the quality of life of those who are at risk. This 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.

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