Cuba: Past, Present, Future

Presented by: Kathy Tobin, Professor of History & Political Science This course examines Cuba’s long, rich history that dates back more than 500 years. Special attention will be paid to changes initiated under Fidel Castro and the Cold War response. The post-Castro period is quickly approaching; come join the discussion.

New Norms in Higher Education

Presented by: Thomas L. Keon, Chancellor, Purdue University Calumet Higher Education in the United States has long been the envy of the world. Since the end of World War II, American universities and colleges have transformed not only life in the United States but life around the world. But the world has changed and Higher […]

Global Entertainment Media

Presented by: Lee Artz, Professor of Media Studies Back to Friday U by popular acclaim, Dr. Lee Artz will examine the globalization of media with a particular focus on film, anime, and television genres. The “idol” phenomena may have started in the U.S. but it is not unique to America. See and appreciate the worlds […]

From Opera to Operetta to Musical

Presented by: Mitchell Brown Opera was the great entertainment of the 18th and 19th Century. Over time, a more populist form of opera grew into what we now call operetta, which accommodated the tastes of the time with its more accessible tunes and plots. As time went on, operetta itself morphed into what we now […]

Platinum Speakers Series: Marketing Yourself in a Tough Economy


Moderator: Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of Center for Business and Economic Research and Associate Professor of Economics at Ball State University Panelists: Eric Dombrowski, Research Associate, Center of Workforce Innovations, Inc. Shaun Darling, Team Lead of the Steelworker for the Future Program, ArcelorMittal Anthony Ferracane, Vice President of Human Resources, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana […]