Current Offerings

Presentations for May - July 2018

Unless otherwise indicated, presentations are held every Tuesday from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Olin Room (lower level) of the DU Olin Library. The IML does not meet during the months of January, August or December.


May 1- The Chapman Brothers
John Chapman

John will introduce us to the history of the instruments, how they are made and how they sound as he sings and shares stories

May 8- Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
Stacy Armstrong Smith, Project Manager

Come learn about watershed projects, where your drinking water comes from and things you can do to help protect it.

May 15- Tent Theatre
Sarah Wiggin, Artistic Director

Sarah will share the past, present and future of Tent Theatre and provide an overview of the 55-year history of the theatre.

May 22- Investor education
Todd Hurt, Manager of Vulnerable Citizens Service Unit for Missouri Secretary

For more than 90 years, the Securities Division in the Office of the Secretary of State has been protecting Missouri investors from securities fraud and regulating the sale of securities. Today, the Securities Division remains committed to its mission of investor protection and education.

May 29- Eden Village 
David and Linda Brown

Eden Village is a community of “tiny homes.” The goal is to provide a supportive community with services and amenities to impact the homeless population.

June 5- Give 5 Program 
Greg Burris, Springfield city Manager; Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civiv Engagement

Greg created the innovative and community-oriented program called “Give 5,” which takes volunteers on visits to area non-profits as possible matches for the program’s volunteers.

June 12- Art Inspired 
Michelle Fields

“Art Inspired” is a new business concept creating employment opportunities to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and provide local businesses with document disposal services.

June 19- Ambassadors for Children 
KeKe Rover, Director 

KeKe will share the vision and mission of the Ambassadors for Children which provides a safe & healthy community where children are valued and provide quality services and support to abused and neglected children.

June 26- 21st Century Educators
Dr. Shannon Cuff Dean of School  of Education & Child Development, Drury University 

Dr. Cuff will discuss how teacher preparation has shifted to meet the needs of 21st Century students.

July 3- Living with Missouri Geology
Nancy Williams, Adjunct Professor

Earthquakes and floods and sinkholes, oh my! Our holey, shaky state and what makes it that wayApril 17
Mary Collette, President of Commercial Club of Springfield and owner of Collette Parker Restoration 

July 10- Neighborwoods
Troy Powell

Find out the many benefits of the “urban forest.” This special program of the City of Springfield can provide health and aesthetic value to your property.

July 17- The Portrayal of Older Adults in Literature and Film
Dr. Ruth V. Walker

Dr. Walker will cover common ways older adults are misrepresented and underrepresented in popular literature and film.

July 24- Justice in Greene County
The Hon. Ron Carrier

Ron is the presiding Judge of one of Greene County’s Drug Courts. He will share stories of his careeer and the work of the Drug Court. A timely and interesting topic.

July 31- Evaluating the Criminally Insane
Ken Burstin

Ken’s understanding of the human mind, body language and much more made him a perfect fit as the practicing Forensic Psychologist at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisons.