Coming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will take place in the Zhang Legacy Collection Center—next to the College of Health and Human Services on South Oakland Drive at 2 p.m.

Fitness for Retirees

March 11, 2015

Mark Daniels (West Hills Athletic Club, fitness assistant)

Mr. Daniel’s discussion will include ways to stay active and healthy as we spend more time on the planet. We may not be able to guarantee an extension of our lives, but we can improve the quality of the life we have. Genetics play a large part in our health and fitness levels, but with some science, effort and perspiration we can not only potentially extend our days, we can make our daily life better.

The West Michigan Pike: From Chicago to the Straits in the Early 1900s and it’s Legacy Today

April 8, 2015

John Geisler (professor emeritus, counselor education and counseling psychology)

The first highway from Chicago to the Straits of Mackinac was the West Michigan Pike. It was designed for one purpose, to bring vacationers from Chicago and South Bend as well as all of Illinois and Indiana. Speed lit on this road was 15 m.p.h. (if the highway was paved) and it was never a straight road! The establishment of resorts along Lake Michigan, particularly ethnic resorts, is part of the legacy of this interesting road.

Watersheds along the Way

May 13, 2015

Stanley Robins (professor emeritus, sociology)

Stanley Robins will perform the fifth set of original monologues. These are life-altering vignettes consisting of 10 individual monologues: Lessons From My Father; More Than Enough; Girls; Miss Herring; R.O.T.C; Good Boy; Maurice; Getting Home I, Getting Home II and Jerusalem.


August 12, 2015

To be announced—reserve the date on your calendar.