Now, from anywhere. What can ILR do for you?
Now, from anywhere. What can ILR do for you?
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It's halftime! 
Fall registration is at the midway point and classes are filling nicely. If you haven't registered yet, we have virtual seats waiting just for you. 
On our website's home page, you'll find the instructions and link to register for classes online and the forms to register by mail.
The ILR Fall 2020 Course Catalog wasn't printed or mailed this semester due to the financial implications of the pandemic and the additional time and workload required to move the fall semester online. The beauty of a virtual catalog is that you can enlarge it as needed for comfortable viewing. After opening the catalog, look for the enlarge (+) and minimize (-) buttons in the lower right margin. These controls time out; to make them reappear, move your mouse over the lower right margin of your screen.
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Wondering if you can connect and participate? Let us help!

You've been stuck alone at home for far too long. Don't sit on the sidelines this fall.  Get in the game, connect with your friends, and join in the learning and fun. All ILR classes will use Cisco Webex conferencing. All you'll need is an internet connection and a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Are you wondering if you can connect from your computer or mobile device? It's easier than you think. Sign up for a free training session below and we'll have you connected and feeling confident in no time. 
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Sign up for free Webex training

Get ready for your fall classes by signing up for a free ILR Webex training class. You'll soon realize how fun and easy learning from the comfort of your home can be. Pour a cup of something soothing, settle in, and get ready to learn what you've been missing. Sign up here for your Webex intro training session. We'll have you confident and ready to go in an hour or less. 

ILR goes global
New, old, and current members and instructors can join ILR from anywhere in the world this semester. In the U.S., we've now reached the four "corners" with representation from an instructor in Florida, and students registered from Massachusetts and Connecticut in the Northeast, Oregon in the Northwest, Texas in the Southwest, and everywhere in between. We even have a student joining us from Italy. Magnifico! Despite the pandemic, the pivot to virtual classes has created new and exciting opportunities for ILR's instructors and students.
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Easy as 1, 2, 3

Ready to register for fall semester classes? Your $115 registration fee allows you to choose as many classes as you'd like. You better grab a bigger plate for this buffet!
While virtual, we have two easy ways to register--online or by mail. Online is your quickest option and immediately reserves your seat in a class. Online registration–accessed from the ILR website–takes only minutes and requires no passwords. Once you experience the ease of registering online, you'll understand the appeal. It's the most efficient means of registering, both for you and the ILR office. If registering by mail, if you're unable to print the registration form, simply send us your registration information, courses, and payment.
Add or drop a class
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Need to modify your registration?

If you'd like to add or drop a class after you've registered, grab your confirmation number (provided in your registration confirmation email), head back into online registration, and follow the instructions on the How to Modify Your Registration tab at the top of the opening screen. If we can help, let us know.
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2020 election
'Tis the season
The 2020 Presidential and Congressional Election
Five speakers, representing three academic disciplines, will discuss the 2020 Presidential and Congressional campaigns from their disciplinary perspectives. The course begins at the height of the fall campaign and ends on Election Eve 2020 itself.
     October 5And they’re off! A Quick Primer to the 2020 Presidential Election Patrick Haney is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Science.
     October 12How 1968 is Still Shaping Presidential Elections Ryan Barilleaux is Professor of Political Science.
     October 19What if . . . ? Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in the Age of Subjective TruthCarolyn Hardin is Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Journalism & Film and Global & Intercultural Studies.
     October 26Change and Continuity in the 2020 Congressional ElectionBryan Marshall is Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science.
     November 2The Electoral MapJames Rubenstein is Professor Emeritus of Geography.
Coordinator: William J. Gracie, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies/Western College Program, is chair of the ILR Curriculum Committee.
5 Mondays: October 5–November 2; 2:15–3:30 pm

The Four Most Important Elections of the Twentieth

In the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, what might we
learn about the dynamics of history-making elections by looking at
the most important examples from the last century? The class will
cover the elections of 1932, 1968, 1980, and 1992 to show why they
were pivotal in their time, and how their impacts continue to echo
in politics today. In conclusion, we will consider whether any more
recent presidential races might be candidates for inclusion when
the time comes to compile a list of the most important elections of
the twenty-first century.
Instructor: Rob Schorman is Professor Emeritus of History at Miami University. He retired in 2019 after a career teaching on Miami’s Middletown campus.
5 Thursdays: October 8–November 5; 9:00–10:15 am

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Fall: October 5 thru November 6, 2020
Spring: March 29 thru April 30, 2021

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