Course Description

This series offers lectures by some of the best instructors in the Lifelong Learning Institute with a single registration each semester. By utilizing an online platform you are able to access the lectures at your convenience and you can revisit them as often as you like during the current semester. Some instructors will also offer online Question and Answer sessions in which you will meet with them in a live setting to discuss the material presented in their lecture and ask the questions that you have developed as you considered their presentation. Lectures and live sessions will be offered through the Blackboard platform. You will be sent login information instructions after you register for this class.



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Section Title
Premier Speaker Series
Course Fee(s)
TUITION non-credit $120.00
Section Notes

Summer Instructors and Lectures

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Gary E. Midkiff - 8 Years That Changed America (Q&A  Session, June 23, 11:00 AM)

Gary E. Midkiff - 25 Greatest American Speeches (Q&A Session, June 26, 11:00 AM)

John Boda - The Kennedy Assassinations (Q&A Session, July 28, 3:00 PM)

Richard Pagano - Submarine Warfare in the Pacific War-Silent Victory (Q&A Session, June 15, 11:00 AM)

Scott Cashman - Archie Shepp: Jazz African American Music and A Place in History (Q&A Session, July 17, 1:00 PM)

Anette Isaacs - Ode to Beethoven - the Man Behind the Music (Q&A Session, June 16, 3:00 PM)

Anette Isaacs - 1945 -The Year that Shaped the New Germany (Q&A Session, June 30, 3:00 PM)

Joan Davis - Successfully Weathering this Pandemic - and the Next (Q&A Session, July 15, 1:00 PM)

Barbara Bennette - Chicago's Historic Motor Row District 1905 -1936 (Q&A Session, July 22, 11:00 AM)

Michael McCann - Basic of BBQ: How to Grill, How to Smoke (Q&A Session, June 18, 12:00 PM)

Michael McCann - History of Superheroes: Why Are They All Modern Mythology (Q&A Session, July 23, 12:00 PM)

Steve Satek - Information on Clinical Trials (Q&A Session, June 19,1:00 PM)

Steve Satek - Activate Your Brian: 8 Pillars of Brian Health  (Q&A Session, June 22, 11:00 AM)

Laura Ehrke - Remember When...Preserving Your History - Before it's Forgotten (Q&A Session, July 16, 7:30 PM)

Martina Mathisen - Meet Marie Antoinette (Q&A Session, July 29, 7:00 PM)

Martina Mathisen - Cleopatra the Last Pharaoh of Egypt (Q&A Session, July 20, 3:00 PM) 

Martina Mathisen - True Stories of the 1920's (Q&A Session, June 29, 2:00 PM)

Leslie Goddard - Betty Crocker and Her Cookbook that Changed How America Cooks (Q&A Session, July 8, 11:00 AM)

Leslie Goddard - Who Was Typhoid Mary? The Killer Cook Who Changed What We Know About Viruses (Q&A Session, July 14, 11:00 AM)

Ann Leslie - On the Way to the Moon, We Almost Nuked the Earth (Q&A Session, August 12, 4:00 PM)

Ann Leslie - Mount Vesuvius VS Pompeii & Herculaneum (Q&A Session, August 13, 4:00 PM)

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