Wednesdays Apr. 12, 19, & 26 The 20s - More than flappers, prohibition, and Babe Ruth
 Thursdays Jim McElhinney Discussion Group
 Bi-weekly History Interest Group

These are mini-courses, special interest groups, and discussion groups that are meeting this semester.  For regular events, please download the 2017 Spring Agenda (pdf) or see our calendar of events

Mini-Course: The 20s - More than flappers, prohibition, and Babe Ruth: a decade of tremendous change

Wednesdays, April 12, 19, & 26 | 2:00-3:30 PM
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Visions of speakeasies, Babe Ruth, easy money and the Charleston come to mind. But like all decades, the 20’s were very complex and sowed the seeds for the depression. Special emphasis will be given to 1927, the year of Lindberg’s triumph, Babe Ruth’s 60 homers, the trial of the century and the first big “Talkie movie. We will look at Harding, Coolidge and Hoover as well. Richard Harris, history aficionado will lead the course.  

Jim McElhinney Discussion Group

Every Thursday | 9:30-11:30 AM
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

This small group meets weekly to discuss a variety of topics catering to the varied interests of participants.  These discussions are team driven, participant lead, and based around weekly readings.  Due to the dynamics and interactive nature of the group, ALL members interested in joining or learning more should contact Carmel Jones at or by phone at 765-768-6043. 

History Interest Group

Every two weeks | 1:30-3:00 PM
Ball State Alumni Center

Like to read but have no one to talk to about your latest great find?  This is a group where you can discuss your reading interests and get book reviews from volunteers! During our first few months we covered books on subjects as diverse as Martha Washington, the Chicago Canal, Islamic history, Holland, Michigan, Garfield's assassination, TR/Taft/Muckrakers, the Lusitania sinking, George the 3rd, Barbara Tuchman's works, Nostradamus, and much more. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to give it a try!  If you have questions, please contact Stan Keil at or call 765-702-8632.  

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