PTK Mental Health & Wellness Fair

By: Cassie Turner

Phi Theta Kappa will be hosting a Mental Health and Wellness Fair this Thursday,
November 16th , from 10 am – 3 pm in the Atrium. There will be a featured guest speaker panel from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at noon. Another highlight to look for are comfort dogs from Immanuel Lutheran. Any excuse will be good for someone to experience the benefit of therapy dogs. As many students are trying to get to Thanksgiving Break, this fair is a timely scheduled event for RVC students looking for momentum into the final stretch of classes.

World Religions Trip

By Nick Talan:

In America many different religions are practiced. Not everybody ventures out to see what other religions are like outside of their own, and why others practice their certain beliefs. Recently I went with a group of students from RVC’s World Religions class to see four different religious sites and learn about what they do. This photo is a picture of the Buddhist Temple in Cherry Valley. It was interesting to see how the monks on the scene live.

Sports 360 Episode 5: Hot Takes

In episode 5 of Sports 360, Ryan and John are joined by Nate Talan, Nick Talan, Max Burke, and Mike Leaman. This large cast allows an opportunity for more commentary on multiple pressing issues like “Super Teams” and the NBA becoming competitive again. The Houston Astros were just crowned the World Series Championship on Wednesday. Game 5 between the Astros and Dodgers may have been one of the best Series games in its history. NFL updates are given, in addition to early predictions for the AFC and NFC Championships.

Championship Insights

As the clock strikes 3, it’s usually time for practice when you’re in Athletic Director/Women’s Basketball Coach Misty Opat’s world. However, this was special. Opat and her team of coaches and assistants had just finished setting up for a 16-team preseason JUCO (Junior College) basketball jamboree, here at Rock Valley’s Physical Education Center aka The Nest. The line to get in this tourney is wait-listed and elusive to enter. All day long she is tending to the pressing tasks that mount each day.

Sports 360 Episode 3

On episode 3 of Sports 360 we talk about:

RVC Golden Eagles updates (womens soccer/volleyball and mens soccer)
MLB ALCS and NLCS (0:05:50)
NBA Preseason (0:20:44)
NHL regular season updates (0:45:00)
AHL Icehogs (1:00:00)
NFL regular season updates (1:03:30)
NCAA ranking analysis (1:25:00)
USMNT disaster #IcelandSmites (1:33:30)

 

Domestic Violence Awareness

Rock Valley College is hosting a domestic violence awareness event Tuesday, October 10, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Remedies Domestic Violence Shelters is running the awareness event. They’re a local nonprofit organization aimed to helping people in Winnebago and Boone Counties find immediate refuge from domestic violence abuse. They give over 1,500 women and children a safe shelter and provide over 1,800 patients struggling with addictions treatment every year. The first hour will be a helpful primer on how to help people suffering from domestic violence and the after effects. The last part will have attendees walk a mile around RVC campus to symbolically ponder and internalize a plan of action moving forward.

Sports 360 Episode 2

On this episode of Sports 360 we talk about:

MLB Postseaon Wildcard games. NBA Preseason Updates. (0:27:27)

NHL Puck Drop: Season is underway! (0:38:12)

NFL Score reactions, 1st quarter standings, and predictions of Week 6. (0:50:48)

RVC Men & Womens Soccer update, and Ladies Volleyball.

Inaugural Sports 360 Podcast

Welcome to the debut of The Valley Forge’s Sports Podcast! Listen along as we talk about what’s going on in the world of sports. The Lineup:

MLB: Postseason Prediction and the AL/NL MVP’s. NBA: Trades, division picks, and Statement jerseys. (00:23:13)

NHL: Division picks and story-lines heading into the regular season.

Ecosystem Comeback

Rock Valley College’s Environmental Science Club featured a presentation about the comeback of 3 main components of Northern Illinois’ original ecosystem. The club’s president, Devin Saunders gave the presentation. The 3 original components are the Black Bear, Grey Wolf, and Mountain Lion. At first, this appears unnerving, but the presentation worked toward the goal that this is a really good thing. When civilization really took off in Rockford the settlers drove out these animals from the region.