Rend Lake College is furnishing a forum for those who enjoy thought-provoking, stimulating conversation about world events with college professors. More importantly, coffee will be served.
Offered through the RLC Institute of Lifelong Learning, Morning With the Professors - in three separate sessions this fall - provides an opportunity for one to discuss current events and hot topics going on in modern society or just sit back and learn about them. Each forum focuses on a different topic and is guided by a different RLC professor.
Although the session on Crime and Corrections has already past, the public is welcome to attend the two remaining sessions scheduled for this year.
A session of Morning With the Professors creates avenues to a better knowledge of current events and offers an arsenal of understanding to be used around the water cooler or to start conversation about controversial topics.
The hot topic around the table from 8:30 - 10 a.m., Oct. 25, will be Lifetime Reflections with Psychology Professor Jeannie Mitchell-Collins.
The discussion will examine the last stage in Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development – ego integrity versus despair. This is when individuals reflect back on their lives and are either satisfied with their choices or have regrets.
Participants will discover what influenced their decisions, evaluate their decisions and compare how they think younger generations would respond in the same situations.
Wake up to a morning of poetry on Nov. 15.
Poetry enthusiasts can cozy up with a cup of Joe and join Literature Professor Peggy Davis for a discussion of prose that has impassioned readers for centuries. Participants will also gain insight on how to reflect their own experiences in a work of poetry or draw from the poems they cherish.
The poetry session of Mornings With the Professors will be held from 9 - 10:30 a.m, Nov. 15 and all sessions will take place in the RLC Historic Schoolhouse, just north of the college campus in Ina.
Breakfast, as well as a friendly atmosphere for discussions, will be provided at each session.
In order to adequately prepare for the sessions, preregistration and a $15 fee is required. Call the Institute of Lifelong Learning Director Lori Ragland at 618-437-5312, ext. 1367 or 1-800-369-5321, ext. 1367. For more information about the college, visit RLC’s Web site at www.rlc.edu.