Academy of Seniors and Mornings with the Professors programs will begin classes in late March and continue through early June. Subjects to be explored will include culture wars in America, Shakespeare plays, conflicts in the Middle East, Renaissance art, and “destructive innovation” in higher education.

Experiences will also include a screening of the film Ida on April 12 at the Normal Theater, and a bus tour to Chicago for an exhibit of costumes from the TV series Downton Abbey. The April 28 bus tour is sold out, but reservations are being taken for a second tour on May 5.

The lifelong-learning classes are sponsored by Illinois State University’s Senior Professionals organization and will be held in the University’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St. in Normal.

For a listing of this spring’s class descriptions, cost, and registration details, visit the Senior Professionals website or call (800) 877-1478.