First Quarter 2013 – IML Courses
1st Tue each Month – Meet at 12:30 for lunch at Findlay Student Center
Feb 5 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM Meet at Commons for Lunch
“An Ugly Little Story: One family’s shocking story of race and redemption in the new South”
Bill Garvin, Drury University Archivist relates this personal story. “One day in the early part of the last century, my grandfather shot a black man on a rural road in Mississippi, merely because the man had talked back to him.” This is a piece of his family history that is a starting point for a much greater story of regional change and personal transformation.
Feb 12 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
Make the Eagle Scream: Southwest Missouri & the Spanish-American War
Todd Wilkinson will make this presentation. While most people are familiar with Teddy Roosevelt’s famed Rough Riders and their charge up San Juan Hill, some local boys in the 2nd Missouri Regiment also had their own experiences during the “Splendid Little War” of 1898. While not as glorious as the Rough Riders, the story of the 2nd Missouri Regiment should not be forgotten.
Feb 19 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
“Wrongful Convictions in the Era of CSI”
Try to imagine your week-long trial ends in a guilty verdict. Try to imagine the judge sentences you to 20 years to life. Try to imagine you are innocent. Jeannie Carver, virologist and local head of the Barry Scheck Innocence Project will make this presentation
Feb 26 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
William Inge: Playwright of the Midwest
Dr. Bob Bradley will make this presentation about Inge, who was born in Independence, Ks in 1913, became the star dramatist in the 1950’s with four consecutive Broadway hits and equally successful Hollywood adaptations into film: “Come Back Little Sheba,” Bus Stop,” and “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. All were acclaimed for their picture of life. Is there more going on in Inge’s plays than immediately apparent and do they speak to the audiences of today.
Mar 5 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM Meet at Commons for Lunch
Chuck Wells, Drury graduate and Harvard MBA, will describe his experience writing, re-writing, publishing, and marketing his book “Nude Nuns and Other Peculiar People.” He’ll keep you entertained with a few unusual tales and share some practical tips for those pursuing their own story telling efforts.
Mar 12 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
“Music Therapy: The New Constant Companion on the Hospice Journey”
Dr. Natalie Wlodarczyk, Drury University Assistant Professor in Music Therapy, will explore the focus on goals and interventions for hospice music therapy. When medicine can no longer add days to patients’ lives, music can help add life to their days. Hospice and palliative care is the fastest growing job market for music therapists today.
Mar 19 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
“Patriots in Hoops Skirts: Women and the American Civil War”
MSU History Professor Bill Piston will discuss this topic. The Civil War
Evokes images of hoop-skirted white Southern women supporting their cause without sacrificing their gentility, as in “Gone with the Wind.” The actual wartime experiences of Civil War women – poor as well as rich, black as well as white – are more intricate and significant than legend would have us believe.
Mar 26 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
How to Effectively Use Nutrition to Help Manage Your Health
Natalie Allen, MSU nutrition expert will make this presentation. This session will focus on ways diet and nutrition can help manage medical complications such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. Recipes and cooking tips will be provided, along with practical ways to maximize the nutritional value of your meals.
Apr 2 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM Meet at Commons for Lunch
From Reader to Writer to Reader
Children’s poet/author David Harrison talks about the arc of his life that led him to write 80 books for young people and advocate for early literacy through such projects as Sky High, Reading Roundup and Family Voices.
Apr 9 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
Sustainability in the home landscape, aka Sustainability is a dirt-y word.
Am I sustainable if I use organic fertilizer? Can I be sustainable and still use
chemicals? Do I really need chemicals at all? Why do I landscape in the
first place? Joe Fearn, Drury University Groundskeeper will make this
Apr 16 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
“Real Librarians, and Other Things You Should Know”
Kathleen O’Dell, Springfield-Greene County Library Community Relations Director, will talk about a live chat with live librarians. Free e-books. Community hearth. Parle Francaise. Sure, we love books, but there is so much more you may not know about but should.
Apr 23 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
Polls, Promises and Predictions: The Good, The Bad, and the Not-So-Good: The 2012 Election in Context
Dr. Dan Ponder, Professor of Political Science at Drury University, will speak about the 2012 elections, including strategies, negative campaigning and whether or not it works, and the problems of opinion poll predictions. The lecture will focus mainly on the Presidential election, but will also share some observations on the congressional level.
Apr 30 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
“Who is Jesus?”
Dr. Peter Browning, Drury University Professor of Religion and Philosophy will make this presentation. “How does the Bible express different images of Jesus? How did we arrive at the soul-saving view of Jesus as the Christ which is largely accepted by churches today? How have theologians – both historic and contemporary – fought over the best way to understand Jesus? And what should Christians do to follow Jesus in a pluralistic world with multiple faith traditions?
IML Chairperson Vice Chairperson Treasurer Secretary
John Thurman Dr. Sandra White Sue Jackson Donna Murney
Curriculum Chairman Drury University Institute for Mature Learning
John Thurman 900 N. Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802
417-887-9057 Phone: 417/873-6952 E-mail: email@example.com
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To all our IML friends and associates,
Our first quarter of 2013 is going to be an outstanding one. Our Music Therapist Dr. Wlodarczyk, Nutritionist Natalie Allen, Civil War expert Dr. Bill Piston, a leader in the Barry Scheck Innocence Project and Dr. Peter Browning will all be here making very meaningful presentations. We have many others but Bill Garvin will be here to discuss a very personal story about an ancestor of his which you will certainly not want to miss.
Remember, annual dues of $35 per person are due in February. We feel the programs are very much worth the cost.
I hope you all can be at most, if not all of the meetings!!
John Thurman, Chairman