*Walk-in for Mornings with the Professors, $15.00 for individual session pay at the door.
March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 (Fridays)
9:30 - 11:30 am
Friday, March 31
The country faces urgent opportunities and crises that compel us to change faster than we have ever before. History shows us since de Tocqueville’s tour of the country in 1830, the country has been built by citizens working together. Though recent societal trends are skewing toward disengagement and isolation, Sustainable Nation demonstrates how urban design patterns are the tool to unlock a new wave of community activism.
Doug Farr, President, Farr Associates, Chicago and instrumental in developing Uptown Normal
Friday, April 7
There are many works of classical art music that are considered by most listeners to be masterpieces. What are their shared characteristics, and why have some composers produced many of them? Do these works arise at an intersection of skill and inspiration?
Jonathan Green, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Illinois Wesleyan University
Friday, April 14
We are only two generations removed from the time women's only options were homemaking and child rearing. Hutchison will explore the evolving role of women on the sports courts and how that role has been influenced by society and the actions of the legal courts.
Jill Hutchison, Retired Women’s Basketball Coach, ISU
Friday, April 21
Native Americans in Central Illinois did not go gently into that good night. Accustomed to trade partnerships with French and then British corporate concerns, they established successful understanding of respective rights and obligations with these Europeans. At the end the American Revolution the British signed over the lands of Illinois to the Americans. The Americans looked at Illinois as land destined for American families, land from which Indians were to be removed. Today we call this ethnic cleansing.
Greg Koos, Executive Director Emeritus, McLean County Museum of History
Friday, April 28
Little known today, racial segregation became solidly established here in the early 20th Century and was only ended with much struggle from the 1940s into the 1960s. What happened to Jesse Fell's community? Why was it OK that blacks were kept out of restaurants, hotels, and the whites' swimming areas?
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, ISU