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Lincoln College organizes Greek Mythology Club

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[MARCH 23, 2005]  Lincoln College students have an opportunity to join a college-sponsored club called the Greek Mythology Club.

The club was founded by sophomore student Rich Higginbotham of Arlington Heights and Lincoln College English professor Tom Baer of Normal. 

Baer saw a need as students wanted to discuss current issues that correlate with the traditional stories found in Homer's "The Iliad." "The purpose of this group is to promote insights and understanding of Homer's ‘The Iliad,'" Baer said. "Discussion on Greek mythology will also help our understanding of the wonderful literary images."

Higginbotham agrees with Baer on the purpose of the club and is happy to see the number of students participating in the newly formed club. "I'm surprised at the turnout," he said. "We have 22 people who are participating. I think it's wonderful, and I'm impressed by all the hard work that fellow students have been putting into it. It's great to see people enjoy belonging to an academic club."

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The group plans to host events, field trips and an end-of-the-semester banquet for students involved in the club.

The Lincoln College Greek Mythology Club meets Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. at 106 Dooley Hall.

[Lincoln College news release]

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