Academy of Lifelong Learning - "History"
Vietnam: A Brief History and Its Impact on Veterans - (postponed to spring semester)
This course will provide a brief overview of the context for U.S. involvement in Vietnam. We will examine some of the ways in which the war was fought and the impact it had on protests at home. Finally, we will explore some of the impacts the war had on veterans, both in the short and long term.
Tuesdays, September 17, October 1 & 15
EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Craig Eckert, Instructor
Academy Member: $30; Non-member: $60
Register by September 10, 2013 (limit 20 participants)
World History Highlights Through the Arts
Discover ways in which some of the most important historical highlights are expressed in art forms, and how the key moments in world history are portrayed in some of the most intriguing paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and photos on display at the Krannert Art Museum. How is Napoleon portrayed? How did Native Americans portray Europeans in their drawings? What can you tell about the impact of industrialization, the Great Depression, political revolutions, and post-modernism on various art forms from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas? Transportation will be provided. Bring money for lunch afterward in Champaign/Urbana.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
9:45 a.m.–3 p.m.
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Jinhee Lee, Instructor
Academy Member: $49; Non-member: $98
Register by September 11, 2013 (limit 13 participants)
A Visit with the Lincolns
B. F. (Mac) and Dorothy McClerren present Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln on stage for audiences of all ages. Mac has taken advantage of his astonishing resemblance to the 16th President. He appears and orates as the bearded President. When Dorothy takes on her role, she becomes the “real” Mary Todd Lincoln to viewers. Come and enjoy this portrayal of President and Mary Todd Lincoln.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Rathskellar, East Wing Lower Level, EIU MLK University Union
Mr. & Mrs. B.F. McClerren, presenters
This is a FREE event!
Register by November 13, 2013 (limit 25 participants)