During each session students will explore the Wheaton Woods for mushroom species. Using field marks and features easily seen with the naked eye or a hand lens, you will practice mushroom identification, learn about the role of mushrooms in our ecosystem and also identify both edible and poisonous species.
Students are encouraged to bring other mushrooms they find to class for study,
Please wear long pants and shirtsleeves, sneakers and apply an insect repellent. The field activities will be about 1-hr duration in uneven forest terrain.
Deborah Cato, MS, Instructor of Biology at Wheaton College
The term “Summit” was coined by Winston Churchill during the dangerous days of the Cold War, when in 1950 he called for “another talk with the Soviet Union…..a parley at the summit”
Following World War II, summit meetings among world leaders became a regular feature of the diplomatic landscape, facilitated by air travel and made necessary by the dangers of nuclear weapons plus the Interdependence of globalization.
Beginning with the YALTA Conference of 1945, we will discuss the five summit meetings that shaped the twentieth century.
With a career that spanned sixty years, the prolific Irving Berlin produced around 1500 songs, including the music for nineteen Broadway shows and eighteen Hollywood films. Many of his songs have become popular standards or representative of American character and values.
This course will examine his compositional style; his songwriting career from "Alexander's Ragtime Band" 1911 to 1962 Patriotic works such as "God Bless America" and This Is the Army 1943. The work with Fred Astaire; Annie Get Your Gun 1946 and later shows. His film scores from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the beloved "White Christmas" 1942.
Lecture includes considerable viewing in class.
Ann Sears, PhD, Professor of Music at Wheaton College