Contact:
Institute for Mature Learning
900 N Benton Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Office: (417) 873-6952
iml@drury.edu

Current Courses

First Quarter 2014 – IML Courses

1st Tue each Month - Meet at 12:30 for lunch at Findlay Student Center

Feb 4 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM Meet at Commons for Lunch

“Oh la la, Paris!!!”
Dr. Mike Carlie will take us on a tour of beautiful Paris, France with all of its famous museums, architecture, markets, transportation systems, artists, street life and much more.

Feb 11 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“HAIR, the musical that changed Broadway and the American Musical”
Dr. Bob Bradley will discuss the Golden Age of the American Musical and how it came to an end in 1968 with the production of “HAIR.”

Feb 18– Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“Writing the Broken Sonnet”
Dr. Jo Van Arkel will speak to us on this topic and will hopefully read to us again.

Feb 25– Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“What’s so dam interesting about Amsterdam, this most beautiful outdoor Museum?”
Dr. Mike Carlie will again present to us a picture of an extremely interesting city which has more bridges than Venice and the largest collection of Van Gogh works and some of the world’s oldest churches.

Mar 4 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM Meet at Commons for Lunch

“Biography and Memoir”
Drury’s Dr. Resa Willis, English Professor, is the author of “Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and The Woman Who Almost Tamed Him” and “FDR and Lucy: Lovers and Friends.” She also wrote “Farmer’s Daughter and I Can Prove it.”

Mar 11 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“The Black Hawk Cavalry: The Bishop Family Raises a Civil War Regiment”
One of our favorite lecturers, MSU’s Dr. Bill Piston, traces the saga of ambition, conflict, and one family’s devotion to the Union cause.

Mar 18 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“Wisdom literature in ancient Israel”
MSU Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Vic Matthews will examine the wisdom genre found in the Bible and compare it to examples from other ancient cultures of the Near East.

Mar 25 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

Drury Singers in Turkey and Greece – A Musical and Spiritual Odyssey
Dr. Allin Sorenson, Drury’s music department Chair will bring students with him and discuss and presents their recent tour of Turkey and Greece. It will include videos, photos and audio recordings of performances.

Apr 1 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM Meet at Commons for Lunch

A discussion on memory loss
Julie Vanvig Burnell, Oxford Outreach Coordinator will discuss memory loss and its causes.

Apr 8 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“In Stone and Bronze: Americans Remember War”
Our nation was born amid war and since 1776 Americans have experienced Conflict. Dr. Bill Piston tell us how much our society has changed over time.

Apr 15– Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“Quads, Blitz Buggies, and Peeps: A Cultural History of the World War II Jeep”
Drury Archivist Bill Garvin will tell us the story of the World War II American Jeep and how it is a saga of design ingenuity, corporate rivalry and intrigue, and American industrial and military power.

Apr 22 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“How I got here”
Drury’s new President Dr. David Manuel will tell us how his career path has brought him to Drury.

Apr 29 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

“The finest Kind:” A brief look at MASH units in Korea
Todd Wilkinson will tell us how many of the stories featured in the film and television series were actually based on the experiences of doctors and nurses in Korea and the history of Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals in the war.