- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Changes in technology make finding the truth in what we hear on the news, read in newspapers and see on screens very difficult. The Tech Talk group from the Academy of Lifelong Learning at LLCC in partnership with the Illinois State Museum, is hosting a three-part series of various panels to explore what is real and ways to determine what is true on the internet and in other media.
Programs will be held at 6 p.m. at the Illinois State Museum in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium, are free, and open to the public. Each program begins at 6 p.m. Registration is requested. To Register, call 217-786-2432.
Moderator of all three programs: Jim Leach, News Director of News/Talk 94.7 & 970 WMAY
September 18 - Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values: Exploring the use of truth and facts in contemporary life.
-Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, UIS. Dr. Piatti- Crocker teaches comparative politics and international relations courses with an emphasis on Latin American politics. She is an author, recipient of the 2016 Pearson Faculty Award and the first Presidential Fellow from UIS. She is also President of the Midwest Association for Latin America Studies (MALAS).
-Timothy McKenzie, Professor of Journalism and Philosophy at LLCC. After earning master’s degrees in both areas, Timothy McKenzie has taught ethics and other philosophy courses part-time, while working full-time as a journalist for about a decade.
-Colin Suchland, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at LLCC. A regular presenter at regional and national conferences, Dr. Suchland’s research interests include politics, economics, social inequalities and urban studies. Recently he has presented on the topic of generational change and its affect on teaching/learning. Prior to his career in academia Suchland worked as a journalist and photojournalist in central Missouri.