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April program Mon, 04/12/2021: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
tentative: Robert Cohon, UMKC Arts Art History presents: Fakes, Frauds, and Scoundrels
March Program Mon, 03/08/2021: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Stephen Dilks, Professor in English and Irish, UMKC presents: Love, Valor, and Wit: Shamrock Magazine and the Irish Revolution
2020 Annual Dinner and Program Mon, 11/09/2020: 5:30 pm TBA  
Dan McIntosh, Astronomy, UMKC presents: Starry, starry night ...
October Program Mon, 10/12/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Kenneth Schmitz, Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, UMKC presents: TBA
On Climate Deniers
September Program Mon, 09/14/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Max Skidmore, Curators Professor Emeritus, Political Sciences, UMKC presents: TBA
Fascism and the upcoming elections
May Program Mon, 05/11/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Drew Bergerson, UMKC Professor of History presents: Thinking Historically about the Present
What can historical comparison tell us about the contemporary world, and what can it not tell
April Program Mon, 04/13/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
ECFA 2019 recipients: Dr. Matthew (“Matt”) Chrisman, of the School of Nursing, and Dr. Sandra Enriquez, of the Department History presents: What Do Politicians, Teachers, and Students Have in Common? along with ¡El Barrio No Se Vende!: Community-Controlled Neighborhood Preservation in South El Paso, Texas
Co-presention of two separate research areas, and information on their Emeritus College-funded Travel Award
March Program Mon, 03/09/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Caroline (Molly) Davies, Professor of Geosciences presents: Paleo to the Present – Climate Change and the Road to Resilience
Perspectives on climate change and its global effects over geological timespans, and how those effects may be mitigated
February Program Mon, 02/10/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 23
Ann McFerrin, Archivist; Jordan Cline, Landscape Architect; and Richard Allen, Senior Park Planner presents: Kansas City Parks: Past, Present and Future
Presenters representithe Kansas City, MO Department of Parks and Recreation to discuss the historic aspects of Kansas City’s parks, their current status, and plans for future projects for the parks system
January Program Mon, 01/13/2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 12
John Herron and Diane Mutti-Burke, UMKC History presents: Wide Open Town
Drs. John Herron and Diane Mutti Burke of the Department of History will discuss their book, co-authored with Jason Roe of the Kansas City (MO) Public Library, on Kansas City during the Pendergast era
2019 Annual Dinner and Program Mon, 11/11/2019: 5:30 pm Pierson Auditorium 65
Ellinghausen, Noack and UMKC MFA acting students presents: Its a Bard Day's Night
The Fifth Annual Dinner and Program; Dr. Laurie Ellinghausen, Professor of English and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, and Carla Noack, Associate Professor of Acting, along with UMKC Master of Fine Arts acting students will present a program with dramatic entertainment around the theme of “Shakespeare Is Fun”
October Program Mon, 10/14/2019: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 20
Frances Connelly, Professor of Art History presents: Unwinding the Arabesque: Van Gogh, Symbolism and the Impact of Japanese Art
Primitivism and Exoticism in the work of Gauguin, Van Gogh and Redon and the impact of Japanese Art that gave these artists the visual means to explore the expressive power of ornament and the arabesques
Reception Wed, 09/11/2019: 3:30 - 5:00 EC Suite: 226 MNL  
New Emeriti reception
September Program Mon, 09/09/2019: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 7
Angela Elam presents: Behind the Scenes with New Letters on the Air
Producer/host Angela Elam will share secrets about the literary radio show that airs locally on KCUR 89.3 FM on Sunday mornings at 6:30. Learn a bit about the programs 42-year history, and hear some gossip, surprises and insights shes gained from the many authors featured over the years
May Program Mon, 05/13/2019: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 13
Irene Starr and Drew Bergerson presents: Discussing the Holocaust, Historically and Personally
April Program Mon, 04/08/2019: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 7
Henry Frankel, Professor of Philosophy presents: Morgan and McKenzie Discover Plate Tectonics, But Still Don’t Have Their Nobel Prize
March Program Mon, 03/11/2019: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 3
Chris Wolff, author presents: How UMKC Saved UKC: The History of the Merger of the University of Kansas City with The University of Missouri System
February Program Mon, 02/11/2019: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 13
Dr. William Ashworth Jr, UMKC Dept. History and Linda Hall Library presents: Charles Darwin: After the Origin of Species
For Darwins Birthday of Feb.12, a follow-up: what evolved after The Origin of Species was published?
January Program Mon, 01/14/2019: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 6
LaDene Morton, author of fiction and nonfiction presents: The History of Waldo: please dont ask Where is Waldo?
2018 Annual Dinner and Lecture Mon, 11/12/2018: 6:00 pm Pierson Air Hangar (Pierson Auditorium) 21
John Herron, Professor, College of Arts Sciences presents: Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in War and Peace
Reservations $35 pp to EC, 9301 Beverly, Overland Park, KS 66207
October program Mon, 10/08/2018: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Nelson Art Gallery in the Spencer Art Reference Library 31
Marilyn Carbonell and music students of William Everett; with Linda Voigts and Amelia Nelson presents: Notes from the Past: the Karen Gould Collection of Medieval Manuscripts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Library
Explore the highlights of the Karen Gould Collection, a representative collection of Medieval and early Renaissance leaves and codices with Marilyn Carbonell, Librarian Emerita of the Nelson-Atkins and UMKC, with a special performance from some of the collection’s examples of music by graduate students from the Medieval Music class of Prof. William Everertt, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. The collection was donated by Prof. Lewis Ludlow Gould in memory of his late wife Prof. Karen Gould.
September program Mon, 09/10/2018: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Joan McDowd, UMKC Professor Psychology presents: The Consortium on Aging in Community (What’s It All About?)
May program Mon, 05/14/2018: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 12
Dr. William Eddy, Professor Emeritus, UMKC Bloch School presents: Happy Trails! by Bill Eddy and Dick Ballentine
April program Mon, 04/09/2018: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 10
LaDene Morton, author of fiction and nonfiction presents: The Legacy of J.C.Nichols and the Country Club District
March program Mon, 03/12/2018: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 16
Dr. Patrick Dobson, author, writer, and scholar presents: Remembering the Heartland: By Foot and Paddle across the Great Plains
February program Mon, 02/12/2018: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 9
Dr. William Ashworth Jr, UMKC Dept. History and Linda Hall Library presents: The Evolution of Charles Darwin
January program Mon, 01/22/2018: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 8
Ben Sharda, Director at Kansas City Community Gardens presents: Community Gardening in Community Gardens
2017 Dinner and Lecture Mon, 11/13/2017: 5:30 pm Pierson Auditorium 28
Linda E. Mitchell, Professor, UMKC Dept. History presents: Desperate Castlewives of Medieval Britain
Mailed invitations to EC members; $30 payment per person required for member and partner
Joint program with UMKCRA Fri, 10/20/2017: 2:30 -4:00 pm UMKC Administrative Center, Plaza Room 6
Rusty Fracassa, JD and Katie Schwenk, MLMSW presents: Planning for Exceptional Aging
RSVP to 816-235-5201
Open House in EC Suite Fri, 10/13/2017: 3.00-5.00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 13
October program Mon, 10/09/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 18
James Murowchick, Professor, UMKC Dept. Geosciences presents: Lepidoptera: Beneficial and Beautiful Butterflies and Moths
September program Mon, 09/11/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 9
Mike English, Exec. Director: Turn the Page KC presents: Building a City of Readers
URL: http://turnthepagekc.org/
May Program Mon, 05/08/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Chuck Haddix, Sound Archivist of UMKC Libraries presents: Early Bird: Charlie Parker’s Life and Music in Kansas City
(rescheduled event) Books will be for sale at the meeting
April Program Mon, 04/10/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 5
Chris Wolff, author presents: A Pearl of Great Value: A History of UMKC
March Program Mon, 03/13/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Chuck Haddix, Sound Archivist of UMKC Libraries presents: Cancelled due to illness of speaker: Early Bird: Charlie Parker’s Life and Music in Kansas City
Books will be for sale at the meeting
February Program Mon, 02/13/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 8
Diane Mutti-Burke, UMKC Assoc. Professor in History presents: On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households
January Program Mon, 01/23/2017: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 12
Hank Frankel, Professor of Philosophy presents: Edward "Ted" Irving and Paleomagnetism
The development of the paleomagnetic support of continental drift during the 1950s through the eyes of Ted Irving, whose work was central to the supports development.
2016 Dinner and Lecture Mon, 11/14/2016: 6:00 pm cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner Pierson Hall 17
Caitlin Horsmon (for Tom Poe), Cinematic Arts, UMKC presents: The Professor (according to Hollywood)
Reservations required; invitations will be sent
October Program Mon, 10/10/2016: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 7
Whitney Terrell, UMKC presents: The Good Lieutenant, conversations with the author
New Emeriti Reception Wed, 10/05/2016: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Brookside Room, AC 19
September Program Mon, 09/12/2016: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 7
Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star, with Betty Tate-Beaver presents: Stereotyping in Political Cartoons
Cartoons of the 2008 and 2015-2016 political campaigns
May Program Mon, 05/09/2016: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 52
Charles Cobb, Professor Emeritus in Dentistry presents: The Theatre of Bad Bugs, Bad Gums and Bad Arteries
April Program Mon, 04/11/2016: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 41
John Killip presents: Do not retire to the rocking chair - go out and build it.
March Program Mon, 03/14/2016: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EC Suite: 226 MNL 37
Norton Starr, Amherst College Professor of Mathematics presents: The Puzzling world of Stewart Coffin
Professor Starr is an Affiliate Member of the UMKC Emeritus College
February Program Mon, 02/15/2016: 2:00 - 3:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL 44
William A. Everett, UMKC Curators Professor of Musicology presents: Reclaiming a Legacy: Telling the Story of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, 1933-1982
January Program Mon, 01/11/2016: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EC Suite: 226 MNL 22
Kelli Wright, co-Director: Consortium on Aging in Community (CAS) presents: Aging Gracefully
2015 Dinner and Lecture Mon, 11/16/2015: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Student Union 402 30
Dr. Jennifer Martin, Professor of Theatre presents: Perception: The Power of Nonverbal Communication
Reservations required; $30 dinner + wine; Event co-sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi
October Program Mon, 10/12/2015: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EC Suite: 226 MNL 19
Dr. Denis Medeiros, Professor of Human Nutrition presents: Nutrition in Older Adults
New Emeriti Reception Thu, 09/24/2015: 5:00 - 7:00 PM Plaza Room, AC 10
September Program Mon, 09/21/2015: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EC Suite: 226 MNL 5
Stuart Munro, MD, Center for Behavioral Medicine presents: The Good Doctor ?
Summer 2015 EC Lecture Mon, 06/15/2015: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EC Suite: 226 MNL 5
Sandra Silva, Center for Practical Bioethics presents: Caring Conversations
Website: www.practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations
Spring 2015 EC Lecture Mon, 03/16/2015: 3:00 PM FaCET Conference room in MNL 20
Dr. Jennifer Friend presents: The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, GenX and Millenials: Bridging the Gaps in Technology and Teaching
Coffee, soft drinks and home-made cookies will be served.
Official opening of Emeritus College Thu, 10/09/2014: EC Office: MNL 226  
EC Reception Wed, 02/19/2014: Diastole 25
June 2016 Program (cancelled) Mon, 01/01/1900: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EC Suite: 226 MNL  
Nolen M. Ellison, Professor Emeritus in Business presents: Strategic Thinking for Urban Economic Development
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