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Library Enrichment Winter 2011


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       MacoMb coMMunity college libraries

            Enrichment Programs
                  Winter 2011
                                              Winter 2011
                                    January 10–May 15, 2011
                                      South J-Building—586.445.7401
                                      Center C-Building—586.286.2104

                                     Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
                                         Friday 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
                                        Saturday 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
                                         Sunday Noon–5:45 p.m.

                                    Spring Break hours—March 14–18:
                                            8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

                                 The following weekends are closed:
                         March 12–13, March 19–20, April 22–24, and May 14–15

                                              College closed:
                                         January 17 and April 22–24


                                         Program Coordinators:
                                      Cassandra Spieles and Mary Cha

       Macomb Community College Libraries Enrichment Programs

Enrichment can mean education in the largest sense. Enrichment through education is any act or experience
that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. Technically, enrichment
through education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills,
and values from one generation to another.

The Macomb Community College Libraries Enrichment Programs are intended to expand the educational
experience at Macomb. The Libraries use programs and presentations to make people think and consider
ideas that they would not otherwise have considered. These Programs offer another avenue to engage
students in their education and their own intellectual curiosity.

As a centralized access point for knowledge the Libraries offer Enrichment Programs as a service
to students and faculty to make ideas come alive and to help learners grapple with understanding.
Everyone is welcome. Admittance is free.
Monday, January 17, 2011
                              Martin Luther King Day at
                              Macomb Community College
                              8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. . . . . On-site Networking; Gospel Choir:
                                                          Life Application Ministries
                              9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . Welcome and Remembrance of Martin Luther
                                                          King Jr., Remarks offered by President James Jacobs
                              9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m. . . . Travel to Community Service Site
        8:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M
          CONveNeS AT         10:00 a.m.–12:00 pm. . . . Community Service Project
                              Macomb Community College will be closed to observe Martin Luther King Day. Faculty,
                              staff, and students are encouraged to volunteer their time to give back to the community. Join
                              to show, “Unity of Community.” The day’s activities will begin in the John Lewis Student
                              and Community Center, K-Building, Room 301, South Campus.
                              Visit for information about the community service projects planned for
                              the day and to register as a participant.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
                              Public Health and Applied Anthropology;
                              Improving Life in Rural Ethiopia
                              Speaker: Dr. Nikki L. Rogers, Wright State University
                              Facilitator: Mary Meier
                              Center Campus C-262 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
                              Reel History Film Discussion:
                              The Thirteenth Warrior
                              Facilitator: Michael Broyles
                              Center Campus C-101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
                              In AD 922, Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric
                              North. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by the Vikings customs—their wanton sexuality, their disregard
                              for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. And then he learns the horrifying truth:
                              he has been enlisted to combat a terror that slaughters the Vikings and devours their flesh.
                              Not many movies portray Vikings in the dark ages, so the setting in The 13Th Warrior is
                              fairly original for 1999. The movie gives us a speculative glance at the lives the Vikings
                              might have led. Since our hero is an outsider, he gives the audience someone to identify with
                              as he learns their customs and ways.
                              Sponsored by the Macomb Community College History Department and the Macomb
                              Community College Libraries.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
                           Bullying in Michigan Schools
                           Speakers: Tracy Hobbs, Sue Lawlis, and Jane Kelly
                           Center Campus C-267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
                           This workshop consists of a series of interactive activities to assist participants in identifying
                           and addressing anti-LGBT bias in a school environment. It is targeted toward teachers,
                           parents, and administrators within the Michigan school system; especially high schools.
                           In addition, research results from the 2009 GLSEN School Climate Survey will inform
                           participants of the current status in schools. The training outcome is a safer environment for
                           all students regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender expression/identity.

Monday, January 31, 2011
                           Human Trafficking in Sudan
                           Speaker: Pastor Heidi McGinness; Facilitator: Gary Flemming
                           Center Campus C-262 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
                           Pastor Heidi McGinness is the child of a Luftwaffe pilot from WWII. After her father
                           was killed, she and her mother came to the US. She started out teaching German in a high
                           school; while teaching, she managed to raise a family, did a brief stint in politics, and finally
                           embraced a pastoral career from which she retired. She is still very active in the social justice
                           issues of new immigrants with a special focus on the Sudan. Pastor McGinness has gone
                           to Sudan several times over the past six years bringing food, medical care and supplies,
                           and well digging equipment. In addition, she has worked to re-establish children that were
                           brought back from slavery in north African territories.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
         SAFE @ MACOMB     SAFE @ Macomb
                           Facilitators: Linda Bajdo, Sara VanWormer, and Cassie Spieles
                           Center Campus C-267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m
                           The purpose of SAFE at Macomb is to make the college community safer and more inclusive
                           for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and employees.
                           The expected outcome is a freer and more accepting environment for all members of our
           LGBT Ally       learning community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                           Paula Tutman, WDIV Reporter and Local Author
                           Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                           Center Campus C-262 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
                           Paula Tutman joined WDIV in 1992 as a general assignment reporter. She started in
                           television news in the early 1980s as a reporter at WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tenn., and went
                           on to anchor and report at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Ky., and also at WJZ-TV in Baltimore,
                           Md. Paula grew up in Mitchellville, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C. and studied theater at
                           Bowie State University in Bowie, Md. She has won an Emmy, three Emmy nominations, six
                           Associated Press awards, and an Alpha Chi award for news reporting and writing.
                           Sponsored by the African American History and Cultural Committee and the Macomb
                           Community College Libraries.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
                         Quinn Road and the Underground
                         Railroad in Macomb County
                         Speakers: Eric Jackson, Cynthia Brown-El and Kenneth Shelton
                         Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                         Center Campus C-262 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
                         The compelling history of the African-American community living on Quinn Road will
                         be shared through DVD, photographs, and a panel of local community members. Macomb
                         Community College staff will facilitate this fascinating part of Macomb County history and

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 • Celebrating Black History Month
                         A&E Biography Series:
                         Frederick Douglass, Movie & Display
                         Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                         South Campus J-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
                         Born in Talbot County, Maryland, Frederick Douglass was sent to Baltimore as a house
                         servant at the age of eight, where his mistress taught him to read and write. Upon the death of
                         his master, he was sent to the country to work as a field hand. During his time in the South, he
                         was severely flogged for his resistance to slavery. Douglass became a nationally recognized
                         figure among abolitionists. In 1845, he published his Narrative of the Life of Frederick
                         Douglass, which related his experiences as a slave, revealed his fugitive status, and exposed
                         him to the danger of re-enslavement. In the tense years, before the Civil War, he was forced
                         to flee to Canada. Douglass returned to the United States before the beginning of the Civil
                         War, and after meeting with President Abraham Lincoln, he assisted in the formation of the
                         54th and 55th Negro regiments of Massachusetts. In 1890, his support of the presidential
                         campaign of Benjamin Harrison won him his minister resident and consul general to the
                         Republic of Haiti, and later, the charge d’affaires of Santo Domingo. In 1891, he resigned
                         the position in protest of the unscrupulous business practices of American businessmen.
                         Douglass died at home in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
                         Marygrove College Dance Company Presents:
                         Shaping Space
                         Macomb Center for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
                         Sponsored by the African American History and Culture Committee, Macomb Community
                         College Libraries, Student Live and Leadership, The Forum Committee, and the Macomb
                         Multicultural International Initiative (MMII).
Thursday, February 17, 2011
                         Reel History Film Discussion: The Last Samurai
                         Facilitator: Tina Crawford
                         Center Campus, university Center, Lecture Hall B . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
                         While Japan undergoes tumultuous transition to a more Westernized society in 1876–77,
                         The Last Samurai gives epic sweep to an intimate story of cultures at a crossroads. An
                         American, tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), is coerced by
                         a mercenary officer (Tony Goldwyn) to train the Japanese Emperor’s troops in the use of
                         modern weaponry. Opposing this “progress” is a rebellion of samurai warriors, holding
                         fast to their traditions of honor despite strategic disadvantage. As the Emperor attempts to
                         eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and
                         trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds his own sense of honor to guide him.
                         Sponsored by the Macomb Community College History Department and the Macomb
                         Community College Libraries

Friday, March 4, 2011
                         Understanding White Privilege
                         Speakers: Matthew Cross, Department of Political Science at Macomb Community
                         College and Shea Howell, Professor of Communication, Oakland University
                         South Campus K-Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
                         Even in 2011, there are still advantages and benefits to being white in America. Participants
                         in this workshop will identify the political, social, and economic dynamics of whiteness and
                         white privilege, and learn necessary skills for better working and personal relationships in a
                         diverse society.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 • Celebrating Women’s History Month
                         Dangerous Experiment: Changes in Women’s
                         Education in the 19th Century
                         Speaker: Susan Nenadic; Facilitators: Cassie Spieles and Phyllis Hills
                         South Campus J-340 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Monday, March 28, 2011
                         Reel History Film Discussion: The Great Dictator
                         Facilitator: Elton Weintz
                         Center Campus C-101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 pm.–9:00 p.m.
                         The Great Dictator is a comedy film released in October 1940. It was written, directed, produced
                         by, and starred Charlie Chaplin. Having been the only Hollywood film maker to continue to
                         make silent films well into the period of sound films, this was Chaplin’s first true talking picture,
                         as well as his most commercially successful film. More importantly, it was the first major feature
                         film of its period to bitterly satirize Nazism and Adolf Hitler. At the time of its first release, the
                         United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring,
                         controversial condemnation of Hitler, fascism, anti-Semitism, and the Nazis.
                         Sponsored by the Macomb Community College History Department and the Macomb
                         Community College Libraries.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
                           Foreign Influences on American Architecture
                           Speaker: Ed Rice, Professor of History, Macomb Community College
                           South Campus J-340 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
                           The architecture of the United States demonstrates a broad variety of architectural styles,
                           and forms over the country’s history of nearly three centuries. Architecture in the United
                           States is as diverse as its multicultural society, and has been shaped by many internal and
                           external factors and regional distinctions. As a whole, it represents a rich eclectic and
                           innovative tradition.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
                           Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese,
                           a Book Discussion with Adele Robbins
                           Facilitator: Lou Baltman
                           South Campus J-340 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
                           The author, Abraham Verghese, turns his formidable talents to fiction, mining his own life and
                           experiences in a magnificent, sweeping novel that moves from India, to Ethiopia, to an inner-
                           city hospital in New York City, over decades and generations. Verghese weaves the practice
                           of medicine into the narrative as the story bobs and weaves with the power and coincidences
                           of the best 19th-century novel. Cutting for Stone is a remarkable achievement.—John Irving

Thursday, April 7, 2011
                           Recognizing and Responding
                           to Domestic Violence
                           Offered by the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council
                           South Campus J-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
                           Participants in this seminar will learn how to recognize and respond to domestic violence when
                           it presents itself in their personal or professional lives. Taught by the Macomb Community
                           Domestic Violence Council’s Prevention Subcommittee, this seminar offers simple, accurate
                           information on survivors of domestic violence, battering behaviors, and what we all can
                           do to end domestic violence in Macomb County. At the end of the session, participants
                           will have the opportunity to join the Domestic Violence Peer Ambassador Project, a group
                           of messengers/representatives with the most accurate and up-to-date information about
                           domestic violence to share with their peers. Domestic Violence Peer Ambassadors serve as a
                           safe contact for survivors, or significant others of survivors, to obtain basic information and
                           referrals for services. Additionally, they will share information about domestic violence with
                           those around them.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 • LiBrAry FAir
Technology in Society
We develop methods and models, conduct analyses, and produce tools that create
knowledge and insights useful in anticipating, planning for, managing, and
understanding responses to a wide variety of technologies. We emphasize the
importance of framing questions in the appropriate context, gathering question-
relevant data, and conducting ‘honest broker’ analyses. But, what are the real

South Campus Events
                                            The Social Network
                                            Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                                            South Campus J-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
                                            The Social Network is a 2010 drama film about the founding of the internet social networking
                                            website Facebook, and the resulting lawsuits. The film was directed by David Finche. Aaron
                                            Sorkin adapted his screenplay from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 nonfiction book, The Accidental
                                            Critics note that it is a film that defines the current generation as a “product of its time,”
                                            in the most literal sense of the word. However, this isn’t a story about the founding of
                                            Facebook; it’s really a story of friendship, ambition and betrayal, a character study of this
                                            fascinating individual whose actions in the film happen to depict the invention of an online
                                            social networking site that gets out of hand and puts all of his relationships, especially that
                                            with his best friend and business partner, in jeopardy. All of the themes mentioned above
                                            are universal and can be applied to a number of fantastic films and works of fiction over the
                                            centuries, and that is the greatest achievement of the film.

                                            Killing Us Softly: Domestic Violence
                                            Speaker: Carmen E Wargel, LMSW
                                            Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                                            South Campus J-340 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
                                            Sponsored by the Macomb Multicultural International Initiative (MMII).
Breakpoint, a Novel by Richard A. Clarke,
A Book Discussion
Facilitators: Bruce Bett and Phyllis Hills
South Campus J-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 am.–11:30 a.m.
Former presidential adviser and counterterrorism specialist Richard Clarke offers a cutting-
edge, futuristic, techno-fantasy set in 2012. The global village is an intricately intertwined
network of technology that binds together the world’s economies, governments, and
communication systems. The international community is so large, so vital, and so fragile that
a sophisticated group seeks to destroy computer grids, communications satellites, Internet
cable centers, and biotech firms.
Clarke’s intriguing plot centers on the development of a massive computer program designed
to travel throughout the Internet correcting computer errors and creating software without
any help or oversight from human beings. Mysterious entities blow up government Internet
connections, killing scientists and destroying the labs participating in this research. Savvy
readers will be surprised at the identity of the perpetrator.
Clarke declares this novel is “meant to be predictive” about technology and the promise—or
threat—to human genetics.
Sponsored by the Learning Resources Advisory Committee and Macomb Community
College Libraries.

Connecting Two Cultures: Latin America
and Africa in Cuisine and the Arts
Speaker: Dr. Jorge Chinea, Professor of Latin Studies, Wayne State University
Facilitators: Susanna Williams and Cassie Spieles
South Campus J-340 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the African American History and Cultural Committee and the Macomb
Community College Libraries.

Frontline: Growing Up Online, a PBS Film
Facilitators: Phyllis Hills and Cassie Spieles
South Campus J-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
MySpace. YouTube. Facebook. Friendster. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet
every day, socializing with friends and strangers alike, “trying on” identities, and building a
virtual profile of themselves—one that many kids insist is a more honest depiction of who
they really are than the person they portray at home or in school.
Growing Up Online peers inside the world of this cyber-savvy generation through the eyes
of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital
divide. A generation with a radically different notion of privacy and personal space, today’s
adolescents are grappling with issues their parents never had to deal with; from cyber
bullying to instant “Internet fame,” to the specter of online sexual predators.
                       Minority Report
                       Facilitator: Phyllis Hills
                       South Campus J-221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
                       “The Minority Report” is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick first published in
                       1956. It is about a future society where murders are prevented through the efforts of three
                       mutants who can see the future. The story was made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg
                       in 2002. The story mainly concerns the paradoxes and alternate realities that are created by
                       the precognition of crimes when the chief of police intercepts a precognition that he is about
                       to murder a man he has never met. The story also concerns the danger of a powerful post-war
                       military during peacetime. Like many stories dealing with knowledge of future events, “The
                       Minority Report” questions the existence of free will.
                       As a writer of ideas, Philip K. Dick can be fairly compared to Franz Kafka—but a
                       workingman’s Kafka, shorn of all pretension or artiness. All Kafka’s heroes are the same
                       besieged as everyman, wrestling with elusive metaphysics, impossible transformations, a
                       cosmic bureaucracy, and a dysfunctional society—but also with overdue rent bills, insistent
                       advertising, and messy divorces.
                       Philip K. Dick was not so much a science fiction writer as a prophet. He showed us a future
                       that mirrored the present so faithfully that he could convince us of what he always felt—that
                       dystopia is already here; apocalypse is already here. All you have to do is tear away the veils.

Center Campus Events

                       The Social Network
                       Facilitator: Steve Rybicki
                       Center Campus C-101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

                       Breakpoint, a Novel by Richard A Clarke,
                       A Book Discussion
                       Facilitator: Steve Rybicki
                       Center Campus C-262 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

                       Leader Dogs for the Blind Booth
                       Facilitators: Sonya Berkley and Cassie Spieles
                       Center Campus Lobby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
                        The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick,
                        A Book Discussion and Facebook Factor: Social
                        Networking for Profit, a Film
                        Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                        Center Campus C-267 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
                        More than 350 million people have accounts on Facebook, and if the growth rate continues,
                        by 2013 every Internet user worldwide will have his or her own page. No one’s had more
                        access to the inner workings of the phenomenon than Kirkpatrick, a senior tech writer at
                        Fortune magazine. Written with the full cooperation of founder Mark Zuckerberg, the book
                        follows the company from its genesis in a Harvard dorm room through its successes over
                        Friendster and MySpace, the expansion of the user base, and Zuckerberg’s refusal to sell. The
                        author is at his best discussing the social implications of the site, from the changing notions
                        of privacy to why and how people use Facebook. Starting from a 2003 Harvard campus Web
                        site created to keep track of schoolmates, Facebook has grown in less than a decade to nearly
                        a half-billion users and multimillions in revenues, a growth trajectory due to unwavering
                        vision, and its continual innovations.

                        Minority Report
                        Facilitator: Cassie Spieles
                        Center Campus C-101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
                        Reel History Film Discussion: La Bamba
                        Facilitator: Michael Placco
                        Center Campus, university Center, Lecture Hall B . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
                        The life of rock & roll legend Richie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated,
                        music-filled movie with star-making performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Richie
                        and Esai Morales as his half-brother Bob. La Bamba depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-
                        American’s rocket rise to fame, from field laborer to rock star with a string of hit singles,
                        and a date with destiny. Fueled by Valens’ hit songs performed by the Grammy-winning Los
                        Lobos, as well as classic ‘50s tunes, La Bamba recreates the thrilling early days of rock, and
                        pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.
                        Sponsored by the Macomb Community College History Department and the Macomb
                        Community College Libraries.
     James F. Kelly, Chairperson; Christine Bonkowski, Vice Chairperson;
         Connie Bolanowski, Secretary; Nancy Falcone, Treasurer;
Frank DeSantis, Trustee; Joseph DeSantis, Trustee; Roseanne DiMaria, Trustee
                   James Jacobs, Ph.D., College President
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