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Tuesday, 04 September, 2018
Thursday, 06 September, 2018
Friday, 07 September, 2018
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    This 45 min. presentation will provide information about the evidence-based Respecting Choices, First Steps Advanced Care Planning Program.  When done well, advance care planning conversations have the power to promote quality care and individual/patient and family satisfaction with their care.  Learning about this program will help the learner to know where to find the support needed to have open communication regarding their illness progression and participation in shared decision making.  It helps the individual to take and maintain control over the health care decisions that influence their goals, values and beliefs. Free and open to the public - register here or call 581-5114. https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALRESPEC

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Tuesday, 25 September, 2018
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    Even before the rise of commercial air travel and ballistic missiles, air brought to mind direct connections with distant parts of the world more readily than land and water did. This presentation will explore several interrelated aspects of the influences of birds and bird migrations upon Illinoisans’ geographic and environmental perceptions during the first century of Illinois’s statehood.

    First, rural Illinoisans paid considerable attention to wild birds, both as sources of food and as allies in the war against insect pests before effective synthetic pesticides. Second, a sense that bird populations were declining due to habitat loss and hunting led to increased efforts to figure out bird migrations. Third, those who worked to understand migration did so through vast collaborative webs. Fourth, ornithological studies drew attention to connections to distant places. Finally, understandings of bird migrations were influenced by politics insofar as birders tended to consider North America north of Mexico as a main unit of study (thereby distorting the ranges of many birds) and tended to displace blame for declining bird populations.

    Free and open to the public. Register at 581-5114 or https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALBIRDNG

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
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    If I sign a power of attorney, will I be surrendering all control over my affairs? What is a living will? How does it differ from a power of attorney for healthcare? Join Chuck LeFebvre, attorney from Champaign, to learn the answers to these questions and many more. Chuck will address the features and benefits of several legal instruments that will give you control over who assists you with your finances, property, or healthcare in the event that you become too ill or impaired to express your wishes. Bring your questions!

    Free and open to the public.  Register by calling 581-5114 or https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALTAXLAW&Publish=ANYWAY

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
Saturday, 29 September, 2018
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    Come visit a fourth generation family farm and woodland just one mile southwest of EIU campus. Robert and Virginia Lynch purchased Farm 12 of Coles County in 1948. This 40 acre homestead is located on what was then known as Hog Farm Road, our present day University Drive. Hear the history of the farm starting with Robert, who attended EIU from first grade through college, Tom (his son) who attended EIU’s laboratory school through graduate school, and now Mike and Scott Lynch, both EIU graduates as well. The farm was originally a livestock and produce operation which featured a roadside stand that many of Charleston’s most seasoned residents can still remember. Tour the grounds and view the current activities including organically grown tomatoes, pick-your-own sweet corn, a hopyard and pumpkin patch. Learn about the ongoing forest management practices and discuss future plans for the property such as native prairie grass stands and botanical display gardens. As stewards of the land for successive generations, the Lynch Family wishes to create a sustainable, family friendly environment for Charlestonians to enjoy.

    Free and open to the public.  Register by calling 581-5114 or: https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALLYNCH

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Wednesday, 03 October, 2018
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    Two early prominent citizens of this area, Levin Cartwright and Byrd Monroe, contributed to Coles County during the 1830-1850s time period in distinctly different ways.  One embraced the hunting and gathering lifestyle, while the other brought an entrepreneurial spirit to us - pursuing many opportunities to establish businesses for profit.  You will learn about personalities, history, and intriguing local lore from historian Dick Hummel. 

    Free and open to the public.  Registration requested at 217-581-5114 or: 

    https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALCARTWR

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars
Thursday, 04 October, 2018
Tuesday, 09 October, 2018
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    The topic of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) is quite popular in society today with both hobbyists and organizations. 700,000 consumer UAV’s were sold in 2015 with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ predicting an increase in sales to be 57% in 2016. Just over $2 billion will be directly spent on UAV’s in 2016, with the economic impact reaching over $4 billion. With their popularity, practical purposes are still being deciphered by these multiple entities. Examples of applications in construction, agriculture, distribution, law enforcement, and energy industries are plentiful. Major points:


    · Description of UAV types
    · Regulatory boundaries and licensing
    · Technological limitations of various UAV’s and image capture
    · Current and future applications of UAV’s

    This presentation identifies techniques and applications being utilized by photographers, videographers, advertising, media, and marketing specialists in operation of UAV’s. Additionally, those that educate in the field of graphics will be able to ascertain differences between the respective technology providers, examine boundaries set forth by regulatory agencies and image capture.

    Free and open to the public.  Registration requested at 217-581-5114 or https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=FA18ALDRONES

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Faculty | Lectures/Seminars | Prospective Students
Thursday, 11 October, 2018
Thursday, 18 October, 2018
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