Wednesday, March 5, 2014

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "Mailer and MOOCs"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society and Illinois State Historical Society presents “Mailer and MOOCs” as part of its annual Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Thursday, March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

DETAILS: J. Michael Lennon—archivist, biographer, and teacher—will discuss his work in chronicling the life and times of celebrated novelist and innovative journalist Norman Mailer.

Ray Schroeder, professor emeritus and online learning expert, will give a presentation on Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs are largely free, online, non-credit courses taught by university professors.

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $20/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Seating is available in the back for those who do not purchase the luncheon buffet.

The final Lunch & Learn event of the semester, “Selecting Great Performances”, will take place on April 24.

These lunch-time programs will stimulate thinking as they build upon the university's tradition of open and intelligent dialogue. Visit to register online.

For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at UIS at 217/206-7395 or email

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