In order to create a 50th Anniversary time capsule, the college asked its employees to recommend items that would be indicative of the college’s life, culture and business today. Numerous suggestions were received and 50 entries were prepared. The capsule was filled on Jan. 11, 2018, during the college’s spring semester in-service. Employees hired in 2017—the college’s 50th year—ceremoniously put the entries into the capsule.

The capsule includes:

  1. A desktop printer. This printer was taken offline in 2017 as part of our campuswide print optimization plan. And, photographs of students using contemporary technology.
  2. 50th Anniversary pull-up banner
  3. 50th Anniversary banner colored and signed by children participating in the annual Take Your Child to Work Day, held Oct. 9, 2017.
  4. Photographs and materials from various 50th Anniversary activities and events.
  5. 50th Anniversary giveaway items, including pen, decals, T-shirt, chip clip, stickers.
  6. Athletics uniforms and a 50th anniversary uniform patch.
  7. A College 101 Textbook, which was written and published by college staff in 2017.
  8. A photograph of 2017 Crawley Leadership Assembly cohort.
  9. FitRec Group Fitness and Pool Schedules, and giveaway cup.
  10. A poster and program from the Academic Theater production of “Hair”.
  11. The 50th Anniversary newspaper special section by the Chicago Tribune Media Group.
  12. The Year-in-Review 2017 video script.
  13. A photograph of Café Moraine and a cafeteria tray.
  14. A Student Life club listing flier, drawstring bag, Frisbee, T-shirt, hat, bookmark, stress ball, lanyard, pen, and sunglasses.
  15. Copies of the alma mater sheet music.
  16. Photograph of the 50th Anniversary artwork from student art contest.
  17. The Foundation Gala invite, program and live auction paddle.
  18. A 3-D printed Gateway.
  19. All 2017 editions of The Glacier student newspaper.
  20. The League for Innovation bag and program.
  21. Community Celebration event fliers, Valley View article and pet rock.
  22. Chicago Fire sunglasses and corporate sponsor scarf.
  23. Honors Program T-shirt.
  24. A Commencement program, ticket, alumni gift keychain and Board of Trustees photo.
  25. The Agree to Degree pledge form and button.
  26. A Moraine Valley-brand.ed fidget spinner.
  27. Nursing stethoscope
  28. Moraine Valley Police hat and patch.
  29. Eclipse glasses and photographs from eclipse viewing party on Aug. 21, 2017.
  30. One Book, One College selections: Hamilton (2016-2017) and We Believe You (2017-2018)
  31. The 2017 Class Schedules.
  32. Copies of the 2017 neighborhood mailers, featuring classes offered at the Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park and the Education Center at Blue Island.
  33. A photograph of the special graduation ceremony held Oct. 2, 2017, for a terminally ill student named Besty Orth. Betsy passed away on Oct. 15.
  34. The 50th Anniversary coffee table book.
  35. A current campus map and aerial photo taken from the college’s drone, which was acquired in 2017.
  36. The Culinary Program’s chef’s whites and apron.
  37. Screenshots of the college’s social media platforms.
  38. A packet of college planning documents, including the Strategic Plan, Strategic Technology Priorities, Climate Action Plan, and more.
  39. A scroll with students’ answers to “What do you think is going to change the most significantly in the next 50 years?” completed during the annual Student Life Thanksgiving banquet on Nov. 21, 2017.
  40. A scroll with Students’ answers to “What is something you cannot live without today?” also completed during the annual Student Life Thanksgiving banquet on Nov. 21, 2017.
  41. A photograph of Sheldon, the tortoise lives in the plant room and frequently visits the Quad to eat dandelions and socialize with students.
  42. A Moraine Valley Cubs co-branded T-shirt.
  43. Moraine Valley branded USB loaded with 50th anniversary videos.
  44. Fine and Performing Arts Center season brochures (2016-17 and 2017-18) and program covers of 50th anniversary shows.
  45. An Introduction to Marine Biology Belize trip T-shirt
  46. A photo of the Campus Operations fleet
  47. Bookstore receipt
  48. A Retention Conference program
  49. An Annual Report
  50. President Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins’ College ID

The 50th capsule, which was constructed by the welding department, will be sealed and buried in a secret location this spring. The capsule is then set to be unearthed in 2067 at the college’s centennial celebration.