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

Current Courses

Second Quarter 2014 – IML Courses

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

May 6 – 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.

May 13 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Reed Auditorium in the Trustee Science Center

Prevention of Falls
Dustin Cox, DPT will teach how to learn safer ways to fall into summer.

May 20 – Meet at Jordan Valley (Roy Blunt) Innovation Center

An Introduction to the Jordan Valley Innovation Center
We will meet there and will be treated to a presentation followed by a tour.

May 27 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

The history of the Book in Fifty Minutes
David Richards, Head of MSU’s Special Collections and Archives Department will teach us about the history of the book from Ancient Sumerian clay tablets to 21st century publish-on-demand books.

June 3 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM meet at University Plaza 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.”

June 10 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Reed Auditorium in the Trustee Science Center

What is sustainability and why should we care?
Barbara Lucks, Sustainability Officer Springfield Department of Environmental Services, will make this presentation about recycling.

June 17 – Meet at 2:00 PM Reed Auditorium in the Trustee Science Center

The Every of Child Promise
Todd Parnell, former Drury President, will tell us how our community promises to empower families so that every child age birth to 6 has the opportunity to enter our schools ready to learn.

June 24 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library

The Unsecular Campus: Exploring the Student Religious Marketplace
John Schmalzbauer will tell us how colleges and universities have long been portrayed as a negative influence on student religiosity. Far from secular, the student union is one of the most religious places.

July 1 – Meet at 2:00 PM in Olin Room of Olin Library
12:30 PM meet at University Plaza for lunch

You say you want a revolution? Changing hearts and minds in our Revolutionary period.
Dr. Daniel Ponder, Drury Professor of Political Science, will trace the sometimes surprising historical and intellectual roots of the American Revolution.

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

Fire on the Border: the Iowa and Minnesota Sioux Uprisings, 1857-1862
Todd Wilkinson will tell the long-neglected story of the Dakota Sioux uprisings which culminated in the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862 and the largest 1-day execution in American history.

July 15– Meet at 2:00 PM in Reed Auditorium in the TSC

Inflammation – The Real Killer
Drury Biology Professor Dr. Robert Stone will tell us about how we could be treating some of the wrong conditions in the human body.

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

A visit to the South Pole
Doyle Kinder M.D. will tell us how the Antarctic is a place where all wind comes from the north and where a polar bear would freeze to death.

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

The United States of America
Jerry Jacobs visited each Springfield in the United States in 2001. He will tell of his experiences from the largest at the time Springfield, MA to the smallest Springfield, MS. Abraham Lincoln’s parents were married in Springfield, KY while he is buried in Springfield, IL.