Eureka’s Reagan Scholars program to debut in May

Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:10 PM

EUREKA —

The Visiting Reagan Scholars program at Eureka College will debut next month.

Craig Shirley, who has authored two books about Ronald Reagan, is to teach a four-day course about the 40th U.S. president. “Reagan 101” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon May 21-24 at Burgess Memorial Hall.

The course is open to the public and will focus on the presidential campaigns of Reagan, a Eureka graduate. It also will investigate the impact those campaigns had on American politics at the time and what aspects have persisted.

Shirley wrote a book about Reagan’s successful 1980 presidential run, “Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America.” Shirley also authored “Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All,” about Reagan’s 1976 primary challenge to incumbent Gerald Ford.

The Eureka class costs $101, in honor of the 101st anniversary of Reagan’s birth. College credit is available.

For more information, call 467-6319.