Opportunity Lost: Drury College and Minority Students in the Early Years
We are honored to have Todd Parnell '69, 16th President of Drury University, with us to share his research and inaugurate IML sessions for the fall.
Lincoln and the Border States
When Lincoln was inaugurated in March 1861, he faced the task of restoring the Union. Nowhere was this more daunting than in Missourik, Kentucky, and Maryland. These slave states possessed a substantial white population loyal to the Union but opposed to the emancipation. In the end Lincoln treated each state differently, but he generally favored force in Missouri and Maryland but reconcilliation in Kentucky. Presented by Dr. William Piston, MSU Department of History.
All My Sons
Performance at Vandivort Center Theatre at 2 p.m., with seating reserved.
Please come at 1:30 p.m. for a brief annual meeting.
The President's Paladins: Lincoln's Search for a Commanding General
Lincoln's attempt to find to find a general capable of defeating the South's Robert E. Lee lasted from 1861 to 1864. The man who finally emerged as teh North's champion during the Civil War was a most unlikely candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, a prewar failure dogged by rumours of alcoholism. Yet the Lincoln-Grant team carried the North to victory and restored the Union.
Presented by Dr. William Piston, MSU Department of History.
Sept. 22 and 29
Charles Darwin: Past Present or Future
Darwin is recognized for this theories about natural selection. We will examine his life and accomplishments and ask whether his thoughts are still applicable with today's scientific and business development. February 12, 2009 marks the bicentennial year for the birth of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.
Presented by Dr. Roger Young, Drury University Biology Department with Drury students.
Drury University International Student Opportunities
A presentation on the Study Abroad Program at Drury and the flagship program in Volos, Greece. Students have also studied in centers located in Granada, London, Ljubljana, Cairo and Rome. About half of Drury student are involved in the Study Abroad Program.
Presented by Michael Thomas, Dean of International Programs with Drury students.
Sins of a Father, Sins of a Nation: The continual relevance of Arthur Miller's play "All My Sons."
This will be a discussion on the recent production of this classic at the Vandivort Theatre. Notice that IML will attend the matinee performance on Sunday, September 13, at 2 p.m.
Dr. Robert Bradley, director of the play and retired MSU Theater Department faculty, will speak.
Field Trip to Riverbluff Cave annex
Direciton and carpool plans TBA
Matt Forir, Executive Director of Riverbluff, will give a short presentation about the exhibit which displays many Ice Age fossils from the Riverbluff Cave which remained untouched by humans and animals for 55,000 years until its discovery the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Cloning: a New Look at an Old Procedure
Few people might be aware of the relative antiquity of animal cloning. here is an introduction to cloning research and recent results taking place since its first success in 1952. Dr. Robert McKinnell, Drury alumnus, is Professor Emeritus University of Minnesota in the fields of genetics, cell biology and development.
A Look at Springfield Ballet and Little Theatre
Katie Cornwell and Kim McCracken will explain the history and programs of our ballet and theatre which they are each involved in as to business affairs and development.
Journey through Jazz: America's Indigenous Art Form
For this week we will have a survey of jazz from its origins in New Orleans through ragtime, swing, bebop, fusion, and current trends. Leading this study of the history of jass is Dr. Tijuana Julian. Drury's Vice President of Student Affairs as well as Professor in the Music Department and first chair trumpet with Springfield Symphony.
Sing Well into Retirement
You might thing you have passed the age limit for successfully singing publicy or for your own enjoyment. Learn techniques involved to extend the singing exerperience into the "Godlen Years" with Dr. Richard Honea, Professor of Music at Evangel University and conductor of the University Chorale. He also teaches lessons for senior vocalists.
Class held in Lydy Art Center next to Clara Thompson Hall
When Religion Becomes Evil
Explore reasons why a growing number of Americans identify themselves as non-religious, how various religious traditions have been manipulated to support violence, and how believers can work together in constructive ways in an increasingly diverse world.
Presented by Dr. Peter Browning, Drury Chaplain and Department of Religion and Philosophy chair.
My Experience on 9/11 at the Pentagon
On Sept. 11, 2001 our nation suffered devastating attacks, awakening us to a new type of threat. Air Force Lt. Col. Loren Lundstrom was on duty that day in the Pentagon and will recount how events played out and his involvement in subsequent efforts to counter al Qaeda terrorists. Lundstrom is a dean at Ozarks Technical Community College.
11:30 a.m. Cooper Estates community room
Directions: north of Chestnut off Eastgate which parallels U.S. 65
Bring finger foods appropriate for buffet lunch. Entertainment again by talented Hiser brothers.