Past Batavia Event: VOL 8

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VOL 8

August 17, 2017
@ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)

Moonshadow 

Relax. Listen. Talk. Connect

Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
645 South River Street (Illinois Route 25)

General Admission: $5.00 (cash only)

Doors open at 5:30 pm; show starts at 7:00 pm

Food by North Island Catering (cash only)
Beverages by Island View Banquets (cash only) 

Featured Presentations 

1
Jamie L. Mosser
Rising from the Ashes
 
2
Mike Wildman
The Vinyl Frontier
 
3
Dee James
Who Doesn't Love a Map?
 
4
Keith Yearman
On Officially Getting Things Named on the Map; or, How a Seemingly Interesting Class Project Went Totally Awry and Nearly Drove the Professor and Government Employees Insane
 
Beer Break
 
5
Mary Beth Speer
A Crazy-Short Introduction to Spiral Dynamics
 
6
Sue Lusted & Nan Phillips
The 125th Anniversary of the Batavia Woman's Club
 
7
Spencer Paseros
A Grand Day at Fermilab
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Who Doesn't Love a Map?

BY DEE JAMES
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Sanborn fire insurance maps detailed urban areas in the United States for over one hundred years. Today, these maps are used extensively for urban planning, as well as historical and genealogical research. Dee James describes how these maps helped shape our cities and explains why it is important to preserve two unique Sanborn fire insurance maps made for Batavia, Illinois, in January 1907.

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The 125th Anniversary of the Batavia Woman's Club

BY SUE LUSTED
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Batavia Woman’s Club is the oldest civic organization in Batavia, Illinois, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017. Sue Lusted and Nan Phillips explore the club’s origins by revisiting the founders and their goals. They describe how the club has maintained this vision and continues to successfully serve Batavia and the surrounding community through volunteer service and fundraising efforts.

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Rising from the Ashes

BY JAMIE MOSSER
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Jamie Mosser addresses the myths and misinformation surrounding domestic violence. An attorney, she belongs to an organization called Rise from the Ashes, which works to link attorneys, counselors, and advocates with victims of domestic violence. Her presentation focuses on enlightening people on the realities of domestic violence.

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The Vinyl Frontier

BY MIKE WILDMAN
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Receiving his first record player in second grade sent Mike Wildman on a 50-year journey of collecting phonograph records and music in all formats. The journey began with joy and wonder, grew to obsession, but ultimately led to redemption.

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On Officially Getting Things Named on the Map; or, How a Seemingly Interesting Class Project Went Totally Awry and Nearly Drove the Professor and Government Employees Insane

BY KEITH YEARMAN
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Keith Yearman, a geography professor, decided to get his classes involved in a project related to toponyms; that is, geographic place names. Using guidelines established by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a little-known function of the federal government, his students worked to name DuPage County features that lacked official names. He admittedly did not think this project through as thoroughly as needed, which resulted in this of a project gone awry—a project that caused a tremendous amount of work and stress for federal employees and local politicians.

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A Crazy-Short Introduction to Spiral Dynamics

BY MARY BETH SPEER
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Spiral Dynamics offers a framework to help us understand, recognize and respect the perspectives and value systems at our own level, as well as at others’ levels. Mary Beth Speer discovered Spiral Dynamics a few years ago and has studied it ever since. She believes that even a basic grasp of Spiral Dynamics provides a framework for understanding the dynamic forces at work in human affairs.

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A Grand Day at Fermilab

BY SPENCER PASERO
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

When PechaKucha Batavia invited Spencer Paseroto present, he invited them to spend a day at work with him at Fermilab. This visit to Fermilab included presentations by and for teachers and students, a walk in the prairie, and a journey 300 feet underground.

Sue Lusted
Supervisor, Valley Sheltered Workshop in Batavia (Illinois)
Keith Yearman
Geography Professor, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn
Mike Wildman
Designer, Muscular Dystrophy Association in Batavia (Illinois)
Spencer Pasero
Manager of Education & Public Outreach, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL
Nan Phillips
Retired educator , Batavia Public Schools #101 in Batavia
Dee James
Speech/Language Pathologist, Retired, St. Charles CUSD 303 in Batavia
Mary Beth Speer
Mentor, Teacher, Speaker, Self-employed in Batavia
Jamie Mosser
Attorney, Board Member - Rise From the Ashes in St. Charles