Virtual Finals Fest, Fall 2020

As the character Arthur Dent says in the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “Don’t Panic. It’s the first helpful or intelligible thing anybody’s said to me all day.”

The library has your back as you study for finals. Much like the spring semester, Finals Fest will be virtual. Everything you need to access Finals Fest will be on this page, get a cup of something warm, sit back, and relax because you’ve got some studying to do.


Need something to calm your nerves while you study? You’ll find this video comforting and before you know it, you’ll have studied through the whole thing!

Schedule:
Most of these events can be accessed at any time during this virtual event, but we do have a couple of things that will be on a schedule.

Tutoring:
We have tutoring sessions available over Google Meet for writing and Zoom for math. All you need to do is click the links to enter the session and a tutor will be there to help. Sessions are first come, first served.

Writing Tutoring is available during the following times on Google Meet:
Friday, December 4th, 12:00-2:00
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/rqo-kojo-sds

Monday, December 7th, 12:00-2:00
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/end-dvid-aty

Tuesday, December 8th, 12:00-2:00
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/jcf-iiot-ovq

Wednesday, December 9th, 12:00-2:00
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/dku-mknh-qaz

Thursday, December 10th, 12:00-2:00
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/ygy-uqvj-mvn

Math Tutoring is available during the following times on Zoom:
Monday, December 7th, 11:00-12:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95930586525?pwd=VUR1QlJBQUtydVd1OGpkeUZJNW1qQT09
Meeting ID: 959 3058 6525
Passcode: aeqM97

Tuesday, December 8th, 11:00-12:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95930586525?pwd=VUR1QlJBQUtydVd1OGpkeUZJNW1qQT09
Meeting ID: 959 3058 6525
Passcode: aeqM97

Wednesday, December 9th, 11:00-12:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95930586525?pwd=VUR1QlJBQUtydVd1OGpkeUZJNW1qQT09
Meeting ID: 959 3058 6525
Passcode: aeqM97

Thursday, December 10th, 11:00-12:00
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95930586525?pwd=VUR1QlJBQUtydVd1OGpkeUZJNW1qQT09
Meeting ID: 959 3058 6525
Passcode: aeqM97

Among Us
We needed something fun to celebrate the end of the semester. We’ll be playing Among Us together. Be sure to download it from your play store of choice or here and be ready to enjoy as a group via Google Meet Wednesday, December 9th, 7:00:
meet.google.com/zzz-uuea-ofg
Password to join is: IEQAJF


Mind Full, or Mindful:
There’s an old saying that you should strive to spend 30 minutes daily in nature, except when you are busy; then it should be an hour. The same is true of mindfulness. When you think you don’t have the time is when you need to practice it the most.

The video is there whenever you need it and you can return again and again. We also have this handout to guide you through the exercise in that will be in the video.

Mind Full, or Mindful?

Just for fun:
This semester has been hard. All the more reason to do something enjoyable to celebrate.

This year we can’t cuddle dogs, but we do have
this playlist of animal videos just for you.

What is your scariest holiday tradition?
Since we can’t be together in the library and put this question on our blackboard, answer the question, “What is your scariest holiday tradition?” on this Jamboard.



YOU could be a winner:
Thanks for attending Virtual Finals Fest, Fall 2020. The raffle has ended, but the rest of this page will stay here for you to visit whenever you need some cheer!


How to preserve old scrapbooks

Do you have any scrapbooks you have put together for your family, friends, organizations and are you wondering how to preserve them for the generations to come.

Following link will give you some tips and suggestions how to tackle your old, decaying scrapbooks.

Scrapbook Preservation

 

 

Archive News

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Prairie State College Archive Room

Prairie State College’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations are continuing throughout the College, various Community Events and in the Archives. This month’s theme is old College artifacts such as mugs, flags, logo designs and banners. If you are interested in seeing how the College’s Original Flag, Logo and Banner looked like and other knick knacks, the Archives will displaying them in Room 1222 during the month of November.

Prairie State College Banner
Original Prairie State College Banner

Prairie State College Mug
Prairie State College Mug

 

Prairie State College Original Logo (3)
Original College Logo

Archive News

To commemorate 60th anniversary of the Prairie State College, Archives will display various photos and original costume designs of the plays that were performed by the College’s Performing Arts Department in 70’s during the Month of October.

If you are interested in seeing these items and other archival treasures you may visit the College Archives in Room 1222 in the Library.

Blithe Spirit 1976
Blithe Spirit December 10-12, 1976

The Seventies 1977
Spring 1977, The Seventies

 

This Month in the Archives

Chicago Southland Council Award
Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce Award

Over the years, various state and government institutions and private companies have awarded Prairie State College for its contributions to the economic and educational development of the communities it serves. As part of the College’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations, The Archives will be displaying various awards given to the College by these organizations in 80’s and 90’s.

If you are interested in seeing these awards you may visit The Archives in Room 1216 from August 27, 2018 until September 27, 2018.

Illinois Migrant Council Award
Illinois Migrant Council Chicago Heights Region Award

 

Archive News

Founded in 1957 as Bloom Township Junior College, Prairie State College’s first classes were held in 1958 in the basement of the First Christian Church. Originally established to offer only transfer liberal arts courses and occupational-technical courses, the College was reorganized in 1967 as a Class I junior college. With the combining of four high school districts into an enlarged territory, the College was renamed Prairie State College.

North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredited Bloom Community College Nursing Program Associate Degree in September 20, 1965 and the College began to admit students in September 1966.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the College, The Prairie State College Archives will be showcasing various photos taken during the Nursing Graduation Ceremonies this month. You may visit the archives to see these photographs from July 25, 2018 until August 25, 2018 in Room 1222.

 

PSC Nursing Gradution Photo 1
1983 Nursing Graduation Pinning Ceremony

PSC Nursing Graduation Photo 2
1983 Nursing Graduation Ceremony

 

 

 

Archive News

Founded in 1957 as Bloom Township Junior College, Prairie State College’s (PSC) first classes were held in 1958 in the basement of the First Christian Church. Originally established to offer only transfer liberal arts courses and occupational-technical courses, The College was reorganized in 1967 as a Class I junior college. With the combining of four high school districts into an enlarged territory, Bloom Township Junior College was renamed Prairie State College.

In August 1, 1963, Bloom College Dental Assisting School received full accreditation. It was the first Dental Assisting School in a Community College in Illinois to be fully accredited.

In January 1967, Dental Hygiene Program was approved to to begin classes. In September 1967 it moved from its original location Wallace House to Saint James Hospital.

After a few setbacks due the accreditation process, Dental Assisting Program was reinstated in February 1974 and classes resumed in September 1974.

Today, Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program is continuing its classes on the new campus on Vollmer Road and Halsted Street.

As part of the Commemoration of 60th anniversary of the Prairie State College, Library Archives will be displaying old photos of the Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Students and Faculty in Room 1222 from June 26, 2018 until July 26, 2018.

Denatl Hygiene Class Date Unknown
Dental Hygiene Class Date Unknown

Dental Hygiene Students Date Unknown
Dental Hygiene Students Date Unknown