Upcoming Events
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This is the story of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Chorus, a program unique to Indiana that began in the 1930’s. More than 2000 women were involved in the peak years, and the choir travelled to such performance locations as the Hollywood Bowl and the Portland Rose Festival. Dr. Linda Pohly, Professor of Music History and Musicology will give us an overview of the organization and its rich history.
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Did you know presidential campaigning came to American televisions as early as 1952? Join us for a (non-partisan) trip through the most memorable ads through late 80s! Larry Markle, who taught a history course with Richard Harris for 17 years, will discuss the role that TV ads have played in the elections and many of the best ones will be shown to spark your memory.
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Have you heard of laughter yoga? Wear your comfy clothes and join ALL for an explanation and discussion of the benefits with a few gentle exercises. Dr. Cindy Cash will lead us through a series of non-strenuous stretches and get us laughing!
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Meeks Mortuary has been a locally owned business for longer than Muncie has been "Muncie". The original Meeks set up shop in 1844! David Cox, President and C.E.O. of the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, will join ALL to explain the the Meeks Family history and the historical impact of this business in the early years of Muncie. We'll learn about the services they provide, prearrangement details, trends in the business, the future of the funeral industry, and even hear about their art collection. A Q&A will be held after the presentation.
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We all dread taxes, but there's more to them than receipts, numbers, and forms. In this meeting Dr. John Ledbetter, Chair of the Ball State Accounting Department, will share the most interesting and humorous aspects of the United States tax code!
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From hunger strikes to massive parades, the American women’s suffrage movement grabbed the attention of citizens and politicians around the United States. Today countless museums, libraries, universities and historic sites care for the objects and places that tell the story of suffrage. From posters and lapel buttons to luncheonette plates and banners the history of the movement is embodied in a wide variety of artifacts that have stood the test of time. Join author and Minnetrista VP of collections and storytelling, Jessica A. Jenkins as she shares some stories found on the pages of her recent book “Exploring Women’s Suffrage Through 50 Historic Treasures”.
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What do you know about Muncie's own Vietnam Memorial? As we celebrate Veteran's Day, join the Association of Lifelong Learners to hear Gary Turner, BSU grad and “Point Man”, explain the development of the Memorial to the Delaware County Vietnam Veterans, the history, and significance of this amazing landmark located in Heekin Park.
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Join other Lifelong Learners at our annual holiday social. Enjoy conversation and food provided by Ball State Catering while celebrating the season with us!