“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.
“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.”
“Writing the Broken Sonnet”
Dr. Jo Van Arkel will speak to us on this topic and will hopefully read to us again.
“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.
“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.”
“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.
“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.
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.
A discussion on memory loss
Julie Vanvig Burnell, Oxford Outreach Coordinator will discuss memory loss and its causes.
“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.
“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.
“How I got here”
Drury’s new President Dr. David Manuel will tell us how his career path has brought him to Drury.
“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.