One Book One College announces spring events

JANUARY 30, 2024

IVCC’s One Book One College program has planned several activities this spring to conclude its discussion season on Octavia E. Butler’s sci-fi novel “Parable of a Sower.”

In April, the discussion group will revisit the Native Pollinator Garden planted last year at IVCC’s entrance by hosting an open house and presentation on April 22 at noon. Climate change and food scarcity are themes in the book.

In February, Instructional Technology Coordinator Ellen Evancheck returns with the popular change management program, a brown-bag discussion called “The Heart of Change: Finding Your Purpose” on Feb. 14 at noon. The event will be in A-201.

Managing change is one of the novel's themes. Discussion participants will share strategies and tools for defining a purpose, because knowing that brings the courage and resilience to adapt to change. Participants should bring a lunch, and Valentine's treats will be provided. To attend virtually, please use the following Zoom link:

IVCC will partner with the LaSalle-Peru Zonta International chapter to host a Zoom discussion of the book facilitated by Dr. Kimberly Radek-Hall on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.

Two presentations will be featured in March, with dates and times to be announced. “Violence Thrives in Crisis: Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence” will be hosted by Safe Journeys domestic violence agency, and “Afrofuturism,” will be led by instructor Kayla Greenwell.

For more information on the One Book One College program, visit All events will be live-streamed and recorded: To attend virtually, please use the following Zoom link: