Course Schedule for FEBRUARY - APRIL 2004
Drury Institute for Mature Learning- 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information please call: 417 873-6924
Feb. 3....."Are You Prepared? A Fraud Awareness Seminar Presentation by S.I.F.E."
The students of the Drury Students in Free Enterprise will tell about their 2003 world award winning programs along with a new project: educating senior citizens on telemarketing fraud. Olin Room, Olin Library. Feb. 10, 17, 24....."Thinking About the Brain"
This class is designed to enlighten students with the wondrous structure of the human brain. Information on its anatomy and physiology as well as clinical correlatives will be presented.
Wesley Rowley, professor of biology, Drury University.
Reed Auditorium, Trustee Science Center. Mar. 2....."Over the Irish Sea: the Scottish-Irish Relationship in History"
A brief look at the common history, culture and heritage of the Scottish-Irish peoples. This launches our month of March on things Irish.
Todd Wilkinson, SMS graduate, librarian, president of Celtic Society Hearth Room, Bay Hall Mar. 9, 16....."A Day in Dublin with James Joyce"
We shall see how Joyce recalls and yet radically transforms the Adventure of Ulysses. We shall hear how
Joyce's Ulysses replays Homer's Odyssey in modern music, and experience one again the modernity of the ancient epic. Pauline Nugent, SMS department of modern and classical languages. Hearth Room, Bay Hall Mar. 23....."Digging for Roots in Ireland"
The adventure of looking for ancestors in Ireland, based on extensive research. Our speaker claims that we can't know Ireland unless we understand Irish history.
John Purtell, President, Civil War Roundtable, Vice-President, Ozarks Genealogical Society Hearth Room, Bay Hall Mar. 30....."At Home with Mark Twain"
The various places Mark Twain lived with slides to illustrate by author of "Mark and Livy: the Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him" and a soon to be published book on FDR and Lucy. Resa Willis, professor of English, Drury University Olin Room, Olin Library
Apr. 6....."Complementary Alternative Medicine"
On bridging the gap between alternative and conventional medicine by one who has studied not only in medical schools but also among Native Americans.
Martee Robinson, PhD, coordinator of Complementary Alternative Medicine, Cox Health Center. Hearth Room, Bay Hall
Apr. 13....."Water, Water Everywhere...Or Not?"
How much water on the earth is easily accessible for human use? How many people in the world do not have access to clean water? Are there real water shortages or is it all political? What is the status of clean water throughout the world? These and other questions will be answered as the United Nations International Year of Freshwater is discussed.
Janice Greene, professor of biology, SMS, also director of Bull Shoals Field Station. Olin Room, Olin Library
Apr. 20....."Luella Agnes Owen: Missouri's First Woman Geologist"
A presentation about an early woman pioneer in the field of geology. Jerry Vineyard, retired deputy geologist for State of Missouri, now river negotiator for the State. Olin Room, Olin Library
Apr. 27....."The Life of the Common Soldier in the War Between the States"
A presentation in uniform and with equipment of the soldier's life. Howard Hufford, retired engineer for City Utilities, former teacher.
Hearth Room, Bay Hall
Lunch in Student Union each first Tuesday: Feb. 3, Mar. 2, Apr. 6