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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico brings the challenge and excitement of university learning to adults age 50 and better who want to explore stimulating and intellectually rigorous subjects. All of the traditional disciplines are offered, as well as new areas of research and study.

OLLI at the University of New Mexico offers a wide range of courses, lectures and special events to its members.  Courses and lectures are taught by UNM faculty as well as by qualified members of the community.

Your membership in Osher means discovering new friends, new knowledge and new ways of bringing meaning and enjoyment to your life. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Foundation has funded Institutes from Hawaii to Maine to offer intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for mature adults.

OLLI Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM allows adults 50 and better to choose from a diverse set of thought-provoking courses taught year round by current and emeritus University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned experts from the local community. The emphasis of the academically-based, daytime, evening and weekend courses is on building an accessible and affordable experience of the best of the University's learning environment. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all — it's your love of learning that counts. Your Membership year is January - December 2019.

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What Our Members Say

“Extremely interactive. Outstanding, useful, pragmatic and highly current material.”
Emily Rudin, Member Event, Savvy Cyber-Security with Doug Lindsey

“Jon Nimitz did a wonderful job of blending instruction with involving participants to share their knowledge.”
April Hoyt, MSW, Taoism, with Jon Nimitz

“Very inspiring class. I’m writing more than I ever have in my life. And my writing is improving.”
Gloria Cruz, Writing Fiction with Dr. Dodici Azpadu

“The instructor shared his extensive knowledge while including ideas from students and facilitating discussion. I’m so glad there are two more sessions!”
Member, Member Event, New Media, Old Bias; New Tools for News Consumers with Gene Grant

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Gail RubenGail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is a regular Osher instructor. She's the author of the award-winning books, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Dont Plan to Die, Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die (Rio Grande Books), and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips. She is also the coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. Gail is a certified Thanatologist (a death educator) and speaker who uses humor and films to get end-of-life conversations started. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their Women of Influence in 2019.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Free Member Events

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FinTech or Financial Technology is a new financial industry that applies web and phone technology to improve financial activities. How do you use these tools to make your financial world better while still protecting yourself and your personal data? This class will spur your thinking by introducing some of the current online tools and discussing some of the benefits, like better financial outcomes for you, and pitfalls, like potential data security breaches. Together we will consider tools in categories like budgeting (mint, YNAB), investing (Acorns, Betterment), credit monitoring (WalletHub, Credit Karma) and online payments (Venmo, Paypal). This class will give you new insights into what is currently availablewhile keeping an eye on the vulnerabilities of these products.

19041 | $0

Savvy Personal Finance Technology: What Baby Bomers and Gen‐X'ers Need to Know About FinTech - SPA‐PE

5/30/2019
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Anthropological genetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy. Anthropological genetic genealogy involves the use of family history and DNA testing to determine the level of genetic relationship between individuals. The New Mexico DNA Project was started in 2004 to help individuals with roots to New Mexico confirm and validate genealogical research. The project consists of more than 3400 DNA samples of descendants of the first Spanish colonists to New Mexico. The lecture will begin with the first Spanish families and their genetic results. Questions of how they match, what ancestral origin they have before the forming of the colony, and how anthropological genetic genealogy works in confirming family history research will all be answered.

19045 | $0

Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The New Mexico DNA Project - SUA‐PE

6/21/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Classes

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The masks of comedy and tragedy are both represented by the clown ‐‐ his joy a siren's call to laughter, and his sorrow made more poignant by tears on a smiling painted face. This program looks at comic figures in art from the mosaics of Pompeii to Shakespeare, and Picasso. Examples from visual art, music and literature will be presented.

19120 | $25

Bring on the Clowns - SUA‐PE

6/13/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Annette Kingman
CE South Building

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Our state is blessed with a huge selection of accessible rock art sites. We will survey the following styles and cultures: Desert Archaic. Ancestral Puebloan, Jornada Mogollon, Mimbres, Apache, Comanche, Navajo and historic Hispanic. Your class handout will provide information about sites to visit in person and further reading to enjoy on your own.

19142 | $20

Rock Art of New Mexico - SUA‐PE

6/14/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Rock Art of Utah - SUB‐PE

6/28/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Posters have served as information dissemination, advertisement and propaganda during wartime. They've created household names spurred revolutions and generated cultural icons. This survey of American culture through poster art includes the work of graphic designers and artists from the 1890s to the 1990s. Works by such artists as Ivan Chermayeff, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn, Art Chantry, Romare Bearden, Maxfield Parrish, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Sloan, Roy Lichtenstein, Norman Rockwell, Dorthea Lange, Larry Rivera, Milton Glaser and Rockwell Kent will be explored. This lecture is based on the Smithsonian Exhibit: Posters American Style.

19129 | $20

Posters: American Style - SUA‐PE

7/11/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Loree Nalin
CE South Building

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Rock art sites are found all across the state of Arizona. We will survey the following styles and cultures: Desert Archaic, Hohokam, Patayan, Mogollon, Basketmaker II and III, Sinagua, Fremont, and Ancestral Puebloan. Your class handout will provide information about sites to visit in person and further reading to enjoy on your own.

19142 | $20

Rock Art of Arizona - SUC‐PE

7/12/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Rock Art of California and Nevada - SUD‐PE

7/26/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Discover how the most iconic symbols were used throughout history and how they influenced the world. Drawings and pictures comprised the first written languages and thus symbols were born. Symbols represent people, beliefs, actions or material entities. Discover how people all over the world have used symbols to signify the ideology of their particular culture. We will discuss symbols used today in our culture. Come join us on a walk through the ancient and modern worlds of symbols.

19144 | $20

Symbols Influence History - SUA‐PE

7/30/2019
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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In this class we will compare science and religion as they are in the world today. Does science have answers for everything? Does it disagree with the Bible? Is there a war on science? On religion? Can science be balanced with what people feel or believe about the supernatural? Do they offer different perspectives on child immunization, climate change, gun violence, women's rights, contraception, abortion, and LGBT rights? Should creationism be taught along with evolution in public schools? Can we improve understanding between believers and non‐believers? Can there be a philosophical unity of science and religious knowledge? Is the purpose of both to explain reality, including the natural world? Are religious institutions essential? I will also offer a reading list.

19218 | $25

A Comparison of Science and Religion - SUA‐PE

6/10/2019 - 6/17/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Ron Herman
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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For most of the past two centuries, socialism meant government control and ownership of means of production (factories, railroads, coal pits, refineries, telecommunications, etc.) Do Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio‐Cortez and the rest of the current crop of socialists publicly advocate this measure? If not, then in what sense are they socialists? How does the socialism of the nineteenth century differ from the institutionalized healthcare, family and social supports available to citizens in many western countries today? We'll discuss the evolution of social democracy and serve as a useful introduction to 21st century political economy.

19274 | $20

Are the Democratic Party's self‐proclaimed Socialists actually Socialists? - SUA‐PE

6/11/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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The United States has had a troubled relationship with the Muslim world in the past two decades, but especially since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Washington has pursued a twin approach to the Muslim world‐‐a diplomacy of engagement toward mainstream ''moderate'' Islamic political parties, groups, and thinkers; and a military approach toward terrorists and radical Muslim groups and governments, including al‐Qa'ida, regional al‐Qa'ida affiliated groups, and ISIS. The lecture will focus on the history of American‐Muslim relations in the past two decades, the rise of political Islam, the emergence of the two main terrorist organizations, and the relationship between the majority of mainstream Muslims and radicalism and extremism. Recommended readings: A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World. President Obama's Cairo speech (June 4, 2009); Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Cairo Speech (January 10, 2019) My LobeLog article ''The Middle East After Pompeo's Cairo Speech'' (https://lobelog.com/the‐middle‐east‐after‐pompeos‐cairo‐speech/'' target=''_blank

19201 | $20

The United States and the Muslim World - SUA‐PE

6/19/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Emile Nakhleh, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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The US is often called a two‐party system. In fact, there have always been parties that have risen up time to time to challenge this duopoly. Examples of these are the Anti Masonic Party, the 'Know Nothings' and the Dixiecrats of the mid‐20th century. Most arise in response to a perceived national crisis. But all of these have failed. Why? This course will look at that question. In doing so, it will approach the issue from a variety of explanatory directions. More specifically we will be looking at factors like national patterns of economic development, formal electoral law, constitutional factors, interest and political culture.

19203 | $25

Third Parties: Laws, Culture and Politics - SUA‐PE

7/18/2019
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sheldon Stanton
CE South Building

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Involvement with political, social and cultural events of the day is thought by most to be the hallmark of an educated and enlightened society. An informed electorate is critical to the larger need for civic engagement in a democratic process. But what's the impact of a 24‐hour news cycle and why does it often feel like the news is not news at all? We'll examine and discuss current events from the standpoint of psychological impact. What does the way in which we engage (or choose not to) or debate say about us as a culture and a democracy?

19205 | $49

The Psychology of Current Events - SUA‐PE

8/7/2019 - 8/28/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The resilience and longevity of the US Constitution across the centuries is unprecedented but it also hides an important fact. Despite the persistence of one Constitution there have been at least 3 distinct types of republic. This class will investigate both the form and dynamics of these regime changes. It will identify how underlying economic and political forces that defined each era. More specifically the class will address the following: 1789‐1865: The Slaveholder's Republic; 1865‐1932: The Robber Baron Republic; 1932‐2008: The Middle Class Republic; and, 2008‐ present and beyond: The Universal Republic.

19204 | $25

The Four Republics of America - SUA‐PE

8/13/2019
Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sheldon Stanton
CE South Building

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Social Security planning is complex. This course will teach you how Social Security works so you can avoid costly mistakes and maximize your family's benefit. This significant asset offers you: a lifetime annuity, cost‐of‐living adjustments and right of survivorship. We'll explore answers to the following questions: Will social security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security benefits? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on? Social Security is too important for guesswork. Treat this resource as a significant asset and maximize it to the greatest extent possible. The application of knowledge is power!

19371 | $20

Savvy Social Security for Boomers - SUA‐PE

8/13/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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A health care crisis is looming in this country and it's essential for baby boomers to understand what they need to do to financially prepare. This educational workshop will cover how Medicare enrollment periods work and how to avoid late‐enrollment penalties; how much you can expect to pay in healthcare costs after going onto Medicare, how Medicare works with private insurance, why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. Additionally, we'll discuss why you must plan for higher healthcare costs in retirement, including the possibility of needing long term care.

19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - SUA‐PE

8/15/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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The Northwest coast of North America was one of the last territories to be conquered by Europeans. As Russia became eager to join other European powers in the conquest of this land mass, Peter the Great sent a convoy to determine whether there was a pathway from Asia to North America. Led by Danish sea captain, Vitus Bering, an initial expedition failed. Bering quickly regrouped, however, achieving a triumphant discovery of Alaska eight years later. Bering's voyage sparked decades of Russian settlement as they traveled down the coast and became active in the lucrative fur trade. Meanwhile, the Spanish were drawn to this region as news of the riches of sea otter pelts pulled them to present day Northern California. This territory quickly became a contest between European nations as they attempted to capitalize on the abundant natural resources. Historical documents help present a captivating portrait of conflicts between nations as the Russians construct Fort Ross, the Spanish establish missionaries, and Native American groups form alliances in an effort to protect their way of life. California is transformed from a sparsely populated land to a rapidly expanding economic power driven by the rush for gold over the course of this story. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of European colonization in the Northwest.

19410 | $20

Spain and Russia's Connection to the Founding of California - SPA‐PE

5/31/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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What if Washington had allowed his sick and exhausted troops, in 1782, to march on Philadelphia (like they wanted to do) and take over the government because they hadn't been paid in years? What if John Adams and not Thomas Jefferson had been president when the opportunity to purchase Louisiana from Napoleon came along? What if someone other than Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War? What if Woodrow Wilson wasn't president at the end of World War I when the opportunity for world peace was at hand? What if FDR wasn't president when our greatest national economic crisis burst upon the scene? These are just some of the interesting points that will be covered during this lecture.

19470 | $25

America's Highwire Act with History - SUA‐PE

6/5/2019 - 6/12/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Richard III (1452‐1485) was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet's. His defeat at Bosworth marks the end of the medieval period in England. He was the last English monarch to die in battle. Over the centuries the stories of this young monarch grew to monstrous proportions; he was labeled a villain, a traitor, a murderer, and a monster. These claims were fueled by misinformation regarding his twisted body, his hunched back, and his withered arm. And yet, slowly but surely, a growing body of scholars, authors, and passionate members of the public, known as Ricardians, worked to clear the name of their beloved monarch from behind the veil of Tudor propaganda and Shakespearean fiction. An excavation beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012, led not only to the discovery of the body of the fallen king, but to the rewriting of history. As we explore the myth and the monarch, we will discover that while he may not have been a saint, he was an enlightened and beloved ruler who has been badly maligned across the ages. An analysis of his DNA results will also be discussed during the presentation.

19482 | $20

Richard III: The Myth and the Monarch through DNA - SUA‐PE

6/7/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The popular American memory of World War II is that the U.S. began to seriously mobilize for war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941, "the Day of Infamy. " In fact, under the leadership of FDR, the U.S. had been steadily mobilizing for war for at least four years prior to the Japanese attack. The intent of the Naval Acts of 1938 and 1940 was to give the US the most massive and powerful navy the world had ever seen by 1946‐47. Fear of this naval expansion was a key factor in the Japanese High Command's decision to attack Pearl Harbour.

19420 | $20

How the U.S Prepared for World War II‐ the Naval Act of 1938 and the Two Oceans Naval Act of 1940 - SUA‐PE

6/17/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Belle, Tatiana, Anna, Elsa. Names to make little girls yearn for princess status while Disney counts the magic money. But there are princesses that Disney would never consider. Lucrezia Borgia the poisoner? Few parents want their daughter singing "A spoon full of poison makes the victim go down – in the most appalling way. " Or what of Alexandra of Bavaria who believed she swallowed a glass grand piano? Was she crazier than Juana La Loca or Anna of Saxony who foamed at the mouth? Not born a princess? Learn six ways to fake it. That's what Napoleon's sister did while drinking from a golden cup in the shape of her breast. Hardly a costume sold at Costco. Join us for princesses that are hardly PG but much more entertaining.

19438 | $20

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Why, Oh Why, Doesn't Disney Call? - SUA‐PE

6/26/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Mention Henry VIII. Anyone familiar with history envisions a rotund monarch with a penchant for trading wives. How many were there? Five, six, seven? Is he called "the Eighth " because he had eight wives? In pursuit of a male heir, he had six wives who would be "Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, lived. " Did he need a son to legitimize the Tudor dynasty – or did he just have a wandering codpiece? How rotund was he? A 52 inch waist meant he was winched onto his horse. Did Anne Boleyn "bewitch " him? Her vestigial sixth finger was a sign of witchcraft. Henry probably planned her execution while lying in bed not with a new woman but with a bloody animal pelt. What better way to distract bodily fleas and lice? Join us for an era that was bloody in more ways than one.

19458 | $20

I'm Henry the 8th I Am, Henry 8th, I Am! I Am! - SUA‐PE

6/27/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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Catherine the Great (May 2, 1729/April 21, 1729 ‐ November 17, 1796), was the most renowned and the longest ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from July 9, 1762 until her death at the age sixty‐seven. She was born in Stettin Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt‐Zerbst‐Dornburg, and came to power following a coup d'état and the assassination of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years' War. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. Her connection to the Romanov Dynasty will be explored and a short film will be shown that traces her history to the Romanov Dynasty and beyond. We will also discuss which DNA markers are most identified with the bloodline of the Romanovs.

19485 | $20

The Romanovs and Catherine the Great - SUA‐PE

6/28/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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These lectures will cover the long century of the Tudor dynasty that furnished the remarkable opportunities for the development of London as a cultural and commercial center. It became a politically vibrant city with a surprising level of personal freedom and political participation for its inhabitants, some of whom could vote and be members of governing councils. Culturally London became a center for drama and literature with a wide range of writers active in the years between Thomas More and Shakespeare. Artistic growth developed slowly and Dutch and German painters flourished in London until the time of Hilliard under Elizabeth I. The city experienced all of the gains and losses arising from the Reformation and many residents kept remarkable records of the time that demonstrated the effects of the period of strife and disorder in religious life.

19404 | $39

London in the Sixteenth Century - SUA‐PE

7/1/2019 - 7/15/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Charlie Steen
CE South Building

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The purpose of the course is to help you better understand science and religion and to help you develop the tools you need to express your thinking on these subjects with confidence. This will help clarify the roles of both science and religion throughout history and consequently in today's society. The course includes key definitions and the importance of language and understanding the methods of religion and science. Sessions include an array of historical milestones in human progress. Video clips and Power Point graphics are used throughout, along with a few demonstrations. Discussion about the significance of these milestones will be encouraged. Each student is directed toward research in their areas of interest, but there are no exams or assignments.

19402 | $79

Milestones in the History of Science and Religion - SUA‐PE

7/8/2019 - 8/26/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Ron Herman
CE South Building

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In the modern era, the medieval Catholic Church is often spoken of in negative terms. It is inevitable in a world largely shaped by the Reformation that many people focus on the corruption that plagued the Catholic Church in the late middle ages. However, long before the papacy faced off with Martin Luther, the Catholic Church played a vital role in European society. In the wake of the fall of the Roman Empire and in the centuries before nation states coalesced, the Catholic Church was the sole entity that held European society together. We'll examine the history of the Catholic Church from 200 to 1563 AD, with a particular focus on the social impact of the church.

19432 | $49

A Social History of the Medieval Church - SUA‐PE

7/10/2019 - 7/31/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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Fremont's actions in the Bear Flag Rebellion of June 1846 lead to the eventual annexation of California by the United States, but whether or not he was working on President Polk's behalf remains a mystery. This question will be answered and discussed with a short documentary with a specific case study on the conquest of California by John C. Fremont.

19486 | $20

The American Conquest of California: John C. Fremont - SUA‐PE

7/19/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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We'll examine the history of the Balkans to discover how geography, conquest, religion, and war combined to mold the modern religious and cultural diversities in the countries of southeastern Europe. The lecture will include WW I, post‐WW I formation of the country, WW II, and ultimately to the death of the Dictator Tito and the breakup of Yugoslavia. We will examine how and how did Tito bring a region with three distinct religions consisting of Russian Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholic, and Islam; Multiple ethnicities consisting of Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs, Slovenes, and other minorities; and five different languages together. And more importantly

19441 | $20

Yugoslavia: History from World War I to the death of Tito - SUA‐PE

7/25/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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During the second part of this lecture I will discuss the current post‐Balkan War situation and examine the societies, economies and governments of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, and Serbia/Kosovo. Some questions I want to answer during our studies are: How and why did a region with three distinct religions consisting of Russian Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholic, and Islam; Multiple ethnicities consisting of Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs, Slovenes, and other minorities; and five different languages become a successful country only to fall into civil war by succumbing to nationalism, ethnic cleansing, and ultimately splinter into six independent countries? Can these countries prosper with their current governments and relations with each other? Will the current powder keg of Europe be able to bring peace to their own countries?

19442 | $20

Yugoslavia: The 1990s Civil War ‐ to Present - SUA‐PE

8/1/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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René Goulaine de Laudonnière founded Fort Caroline in what is now Jacksonville in 1564 as a haven for the Huguenot Protestant refugees from religious persecution. Further down the coast, in 1565 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded San Agustín (St. Augustine), which is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in any U.S. state. From this base of operations, the Spanish began building Catholic missions. On September 20, 1565, Menéndez de Avilés attacked Fort Caroline, killing most of the French Huguenot soldiers defending it. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization in the East Coast. He will discuss which family shows a possible connection to the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern day Virginia).

19495 | $20

The Spanish Founding of Florida and the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern day Virginia) - SUA‐PE

8/2/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The legends of Atlantis and Tartessos have captivated humanity over the millennia. Are there stories really the legend of one common civilization and not two? We will examine their legends and perhaps find a connection to the ancient civilization of the Celts. Columbus sought Atlantis and discovered the Americas instead. The British investigated the Azores and the Nazis combed the coast of Norway in the hopes of tracing its secrets. And the quest for truth continues in modern times. Using Plato's description of Atlantis to identify the distinguishing characteristics of the city, three teams of archeologists set out to either support or debunk whether these ancient locations may actually meet the criteria needed to prove the legendary lost city was an actual place and not merely a figment of ancient imaginations. Could some dusty ruins and a gigantic marsh in southern Spain really signal the final resting place of this once‐mighty civilization?

19473 | $20

Atlantis and Tartessos: a Possible Celtic Connection - SUA‐PE

8/9/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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We'll analyze the accelerating pace of population growth, nation states, trade between continents (the spice trade), conquest, colonialization, starting with the fall of Roman Empire into the Renaissance, the various food related events that have shaped our world. An example is the Columbian Exchange describing the introduction of plants from the Americas into Europe and the reciprocal introduction of European animals and plants into the Americas. Using the slave trade as a starting point, this period of history is also referred to as modernity with global markets, dispossession of peasants from the land, the mechanization of labor, the first factories and a revolution in food ways, with new crops and new ways of farming. Migration, population growth, urbanization all intensify.

19423 | $20

The Meaning of Food - SUA‐PE

8/12/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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In a trilogy of deeply original books, Richard Slotkin has explored the role played by the idea of the West in shaping American's self‐image and national culture. Slotkin has looked at every aspect of Western life–from six‐shooters to stage lines–in his wide‐ranging study of how American mythology and American's self‐perception has been defined by a broad vision of Manifest Destiny. John Ford, in a career that spanned sixty‐years, created his own version of the mythological West. Beginning in 1939 with "Stagecoach, " Ford brought to the screen every theme and trope that we associate with the "western " as a genre. Ford's filmmaking was not only exciting, but thoughtful. While he often celebrated the West as a place and an idea, he was also skeptical of the ethos of the gunfighter and the simple pieties that justified the destruction of a people and a culture. This lecture will look at Slotkin and Ford as interpreters of the West and as perceptive students of American culture.

19403 | $20

John Ford, Richard Slotkin, and the Myth of the American West - SUA‐PE

8/14/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
George Ovitt
CE South Building

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How is history taught in school? There's "the bad side " and "the good side. " Villains and heroes. But wars and people who fight them are much more complicated. A member of the Nazi Party saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. His name is Oskar Schindler. A name that is familiar because of the movie. There are others whose names are not as well known. During "the Rape of Nanking " when people were beheaded for sport and thousands of women were violated, a Nazi Party member, John Rabe, created a Safety Zone for Chinese refugees. He confronted the Japanese commander with no other weapon than a swastika armband. More than 250,000 Chinese were saved. In German‐occupied Lithuania, Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, against the orders of his government issued thousands of phony visas. Why did he defy his government and destroy his career to save at least five thousand Jews? Siguhara said, "They were human beings and they needed help. " From a prison in upstate New York, "Lucky " Luciano ordered his mob capos to work with the government to prevent sabotage of ships at New York City docks. Not to be left out, Bugsy Siegel, Frank Costello, and Meyer Lansky joined him in gathering information for the United States Navy. Two Nazis, a Japanese diplomat and four mob bosses. Villains or heroes?

19407 | $20

Secrets of World War II, Part Four - SUA‐PE

8/16/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Conquered by the Assyrian Empire over 2,700 years ago, ten of the twelve landed tribes of Israel apparently vanished into the myth and legend of history. What do new archaeological discoveries say about the Lost Tribes? Can their lineage be tracked across three millennia? These questions will be discussed as we watch a documentary that explores the different theories about what happened to the Lost Tribes.

19496 | $20

The Search for the Lost Tribes - SUA‐PE

8/16/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world and almost a century later, the boy king still generates great interest. His tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered by Carter almost completely intact‐the most complete ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found. Explore the brief life and enduring legacy of Tutankhamun by looking at his DNA results.

19498 | $20

The Legacy of Tutankhamun: King Tut " through DNA " - FAA‐PE

8/30/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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A class for practicing writers who have a short story, novella, or novel project in progress. The workshop format asks (does not require) participants to submit electronically approximately 1500 words for class review each week. Writers are urged to read and to comment on the works submitted by others. The instructor also provides weekly feedback on each manuscript. A timer helps everyone share air time. Knowledge of the basic vocabulary of fiction writing (characterization, point of view, narrative arc, stylistics, etc.) is assumed. So is respect for others. Must be able to tolerate criticism.

19584 | $75

Fiction Writing - SUA‐PE

6/3/2019 - 7/8/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Regardless of genre, mode, or pattern, knowing literary theory is one crucial means of understanding its application to process, to practice. Much writing is intuitive; however, much writing is also cerebral–knowing and feeling both count in combining sense and sensibility, sound and sense–literal and figurative, implicit and explicit meaning. This course will explore the kinship of both the theory and practice of writing by reverse engineering specimen texts of poetry, drama, fiction, and essay.

19514 | $49

Sense and Sensibility: Creative Writing and Literary Criticism - SUA‐PE

6/4/2019 - 6/25/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Looking for some good feeback on that novel you're writing? Like to share some of your poetry or get back to that memoir you started a while back? Getting together with other writers on a regular basis to read one another's work and discuss it is the best way to keep on track with your writing project ‐ keep the momentum going. All writers are welcome. Novelists, playwrights, poets, biographers... Let's get together once a week for a two hour session to read one another's work and give positive feedback. Come join us for this ongoing writers group.

19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - SUA‐PE

6/19/2019 - 7/31/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
House Concert ‐ Private Home in NE Heights

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Why are there no sad limericks? What's the difference between an Italian sonnet and an English sonnet? And why do they typically tell different kinds of stories? We'll answer these questions and more in this course. Sonnets, limericks and other poems are called ''fixed forms'' because they have to follow rules, such as having a certain number of lines or a specific rhyme scheme. This has two consequences: (1) form influences content, and (2) poets use the limits of a ''fixed form'' to create meaning and beauty. Hence, the Chinese expression for ''fixed forms'' is ''dancing in chains.'' The first class of this course will cover the limerick, triolet, villanelle, and sestina. The second class will focus entirely on the sonnet.

19574 | $25

Dancing in Chains: Fixed Forms in Poetry - SUA‐PE

6/19/2019 - 6/26/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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Romance novels are not a new phenomenon; they survive from ancient Greece. The modern romance genre was pioneered by the likes of Jane Austen with /Pride and Prejudice/ (1814) and Charlotte Bont

19501 | $20

A History of the Romance Novel - SUA‐PE

6/19/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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How do we arrive at the truth of our stories? For some, the path lies in writing memoir; for others, in writing fiction. Still others find themselves moving back and forth between the two. In this class, members will use fact, memory and imagination to transform life experiences into stories that are emotionally true, whether memoir or fiction. Weekly format provides writing prompts, supportive feedback and critique, as well as discussions of craft and the illusive boundary between fiction and memoir.

19556 | $75

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction - SUA‐PE

6/20/2019 - 8/1/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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In this exploration, we are examining our past (which is always present within us), looking at our childhoods, our beginnings, our roots. We are working at telling our stories, which we must do in order to survive them, learn from them, grow beyond them. We will discuss, journal and consider this common question; Where are you from? It is a question we are often asked, and we usually answer with a word or two – New York, Cleveland, New Mexico. But your challenge will be to answer it with a series of images, pictures and memories. We will answer this question with images of family, of history, of ancestry, of conception – we will write and discover. To explore this question is to explore many things – your beginnings, your connections, your joys and struggles, the mystery and wonder of your life. Note: Please bring a laptop, tablet or pen/pencil and paper and be prepared to do some writing during class time.

19515 | $20

Creative Writing Exploration ‐ Where Are You From? - SUA‐PE

6/21/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
Corrales Arts Center

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Magical realism, is characterized by the matter‐of‐fact inclusion of fantastic or mythic elements into otherwise realistic fiction. This tactic is known in the literature of many cultures in many ages, but the term magical realism is a relatively recent designation, first applied in the 1940s and recognized extensively throughout much of Latin American literature. There's speculation that magical realism is an expected consequence of postcolonial writing, which must rationalize at least two separate realities–the reality of the conquerors, as well as that of the conquered. We'll explore and discuss Chicana and female Latin American writers who've utilized this literary tool.

19585 | $20

Latin American/Chicana Writers and Magical Realism - SUA‐PE

7/8/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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The Best American Short Stories of 2018 (Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the source book for this seminar‐like class in the contemporary short story. Participants will read and comment on the shift from ''one incident, one narrator, one point of view'' to short story techniques that reflect the global reach of information exchange. The class is designed for those who love to read good writing, as well as for those who practice writing fiction. The instructor will lecture and will facilitate participant discussions. No writing is required. Note: The text is available in bookstores and online, used for under $15. Readings will be emailed to participants before the first week of class.

19587 | $49

Contemporary Short Stories - SUA‐PE

7/9/2019 - 7/30/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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This course will consider two of Joyce's works: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners. Lecture, discussion and analysis will be the methodology. Goosebumps and emotional tremors will result.

19516 | $49

James Joyce - SUA‐PE

7/9/2019 - 7/30/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Do you ever wonder why the promise of a story prompts you to sit up and pay attention? Storytelling may be the world's second oldest profession and recent research in neuroscience and psychology of literature on how stories work on our brains reveals a fascinating relationship between emotions, fiction, and facts. Whether delivered via TV, the internet, books and movies, music, art, sports, video games or advertising, stories aim not only to entertain but to persuade us to believe anything about everything. In fact, successful, engaging stories make us believe and remember things that are not true. In this presentation, we will explore the story behind why stories engage, intrigue, inspire as well as move and motivate us.

19518 | $20

Let me Tell you a Story - SUA‐PE

7/10/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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Our stories define us. They tell us where we're been, what we've learned, and who we are. Becoming the author of our experience helps us to uncover our own plot. As we write, we remember, evaluate, and deepen our perspective. If you want to explore your life story, whether for legacy, published memoir, inspiration for fiction, or personal development, this course will give you the tools you need. Classes include writing exercises, prompts, resources, and discussion. Feedback on writing provided if desired. No previous writing experience necessary.

19589 | $75

Writing the Story of Your Life - SUA‐PE

7/11/2019 - 8/15/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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Writers like to think communication is mostly through dialogue. But what's NOT said is most important. Emotions lie at the core of every character's actions, choices and words–all of which drive the story. What would a story be without emotions? I'll discuss various emotions and highlight the physical signs, internal sensations, mental reactions and how to incorporate them into your writing. I'll talk about adding emotion to every character and every scene. Along the way I'll provide a few writers' tips such as: "Don't be afraid to challenge your character's morals. Putting them in situations that are outside their comfort zone will make them squirm, and the reader will too. "

19576 | $20

Putting Emotions into your Writing - SUA‐PE

7/12/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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This is not only a class about writing, it is a class about people writing. It is about writing as a tool for intellectual, psychological, and spiritual growth. It is about our language and our being and their powerful interconnectedness. This class is about taking back the gift of our language as an instrument of creation. The guided writing explorations begin by asking you to go inside yourself, to start with your heart, to take your stories out from within and look at them and learn from them. We will also work with the dimension called ''Toward Public Writing.'' This gives your journaling work new form as to be shared with others. This writing‐and‐being group travels beside you as we create a published summation of our creations.

19503 | $75

Writing and Being ‐ Taking Back the Gift of Language - SUA‐PE

7/13/2019 - 8/17/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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You probably have a battered copy of nursery rhymes somewhere in a closet. It may even be entitled Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. But do you know the true meanings behind those "innocent " childhood songs? Three Blind Mice refers to three nobleman who remained Protestant during the reign of Queen Mary I of England. Convicted of plotting against the queen, they were burned at the stake by the farmer's wife ‐ aka Bloody Mary. What about that "mulberry bush "? It was actually the exercise yard for female prisoners at England's Wakefield Prison. Those prisoners might have been prostitutes or "goosey goosey " for a gander. Nursery rhymes were unsavory, often salacious comments on events of their time. Join us for scandal, intolerance, murder and mayhem as we ask, "Who was Mother Goose anyway? "

19527 | $20

Out of the Mouths of Babes, Part One - SUA‐PE

7/15/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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When writers get ideas about issues, characters or events, the logical thing to do is write about them. But creating realistic characters using realistic dialogue–those that come to life and ones readers can visualize–is much harder to write. I've written fictional characters as well as historical figures and know how tough it can be to "get it right, " to make those characters and their dialogue come alive. Writing good characters requires good dialogue. The way they speak is individual and yet, needs to be universal for readers. That's a tricky line to walk, but quite do‐able if the writer knows how. There are hundreds of ways to write dialogue, only a few of those are right. I'll share my expertise, provide examples and give pointers to make what the characters say become dialogue readers recognize. I'll do a short exercise with the class to create good dialogue.

19580 | $20

Creating Believable Dialogue - SUA‐PE

7/19/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Blogging is a way to build your writing skills, express your ideas and even build a book‐length manuscript while creating an audience. The class will explore all types of blogging, from poetry to how‐to instruction, from spirituality to memoir. Learn how to choose free blogging platforms, how to determine the length and frequency of your blogs and how to build an audience. The class will also show how you can use a blog to create the backbone of a book, just as Julie Powell did to create her bestseller, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which went on to become a major movie. Anything is possible with a blog.

19598 | $75

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success - SUA‐PE

7/26/2019 - 8/30/2019
Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM and Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM and Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Come and explore the more sensual side of writing, as we discuss the classics ‐ everything from Anais Nin's Delta of Venus to E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey. Then we'll try our hand at composing our own erotic writing, with the theme of 'consenting adults'. Whether you're interested in writing erotic short stories, a novel, or even a play, through supportive group discussion we'll help you develop your work. Join us as we endeavor to 'walk on the wild side' of literature!

19531 | $75

The Art of Writing Erotica - SUA‐PE

8/1/2019 - 9/5/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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Behind bedtime nursery rhymes are stories that would keep both children and adults terrified and sleepless. Part I revealed the scandal, mayhem, torture, and death lurking inside those "innocent " lyrics. Now, join us for further secret meanings more at home on the scaffold or chopping block than in the crib as we venture into Part II of Out of the Mouths of Babes.

19528 | $20

Out of the Mouths of Babes – Part Two - SUA‐PE

8/5/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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The short story is a versatile and rewarding form for writers and readers. This course defines this literary genre and discusses its boundaries from a writer's point of view. We will study a template for the phases of short story writing: pre‐writing, writing, and revising. By the end of the course, we'll have a short story and a springboard for more stories.

19537 | $59

Writing Short Stories from Start to Finish - SUA‐PE

8/6/2019 - 8/27/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Do you have a story to share or are you looking for a wider audience for your previously published work? It is now easier than ever to self‐publish, both electronically and in paperback. You'll have total control of promotion and content, and instant access to sales figures. Best of all, it's free! Explore the ins‐and‐outs of self‐publishing. After three classes, you could be ready to hit the ''publish'' button on Amazon. Sarah Baker is the author of 23 novels, e‐books and audio books.

19504 | $49

Self‐Publishing: Getting your Work Out There! - SUA‐PE

8/7/2019 - 8/21/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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Have you ever wondered what drives the drama in your life? Why you are attracted to some people and repulsed by others? Why can't you act in some situations even when you know you want to? And why can't you get over some life‐long psychic wounds? The symbolic life offers us a way to understand these questions and more. It offers us solutions that lead to greater confidence, freedom and compassion. In this course – based on the writings of C. G. Jung, Edward Edinger and Robert A. Johnson – students will learn to move from a concrete and literal understanding of the problems in their lives, to a symbolic understanding. In this course we will explore the conscious and unconscious through journaling exercises designed to help students probe their unconscious, untangle the symbolic from the literal, increase consciousness and heal psychic wounds. Be sure to bring a notebook and pen, or a laptop.

19510 | $25

The Symbolic Life - SUA‐PE

8/7/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Dr. J. Mark Dyke
CE South Building

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Historical fiction comes in all literature genres–romance, adventure, mystery, science fiction, westerns, thrillers, and in children's and young adult literature as well. Stories range from pirates to cowboys to Russian rulers

19577 | $20

Keys to Writing Historical Fiction - SUA‐PE

8/13/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Learn to line dance! We will begin with simple step combinations and work into a little more complicated routine as the class progresses. Dances covered will be the Electric Slide, Cotton Eyed Joe plus others. Line dancing is a lot of fun and does not require a partner, so step in line and sign up today! Note: Please wear close‐toe shoes, no sandals or flip‐flops.

19606 | $49

Line Dance: Beginning - SUA‐PE

6/4/2019 - 6/25/2019
Tue 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Vicky Burke
CE North Building

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The lecturer will examine, in great detail, the life of this brilliant composer. Key to this will be the slow evolution of his deafness and how that may have brought out aspects of his genius that otherwise would not have made an appearance. His explosive personality certainly added to the explosiveness of his music which was the catalyst for the emergence of the Romantic period of music. Of course, his incredible music will be an integral aspect of this class.

19687 | $49

Life of Beethoven - SUA‐PE

6/19/2019 - 7/10/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Singer, songwriter, Neil Young said, "the sixties was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together. " The 1960s saw an incredible upheaval in pop music not experienced in any previous decade. The lyrics of these songs spoke to profound historical and cultural turmoil and have held endless intrigue for generations of listeners. Many of the songwriters were poets first; their work was rich in metaphors, similes and analogies that bear examination. The decade that gave us the innocence of Elvis, Johnny Mathis, the Beach Boys and The Cascades closed with the "shocking " musical 'Hair,' the revolutionary songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, The Doors and many more. Come explore the decade that brought us many a "Strange Brew. "

19616 | $49

Strange Brew: Music of the 1960s - SUA‐PE

7/11/2019 - 8/1/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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On an August 1969 weekend some fifty years ago, an estimated half‐million young people converged on a dairy farm in upstate New York to attend a folk and rock concert advertised as "An Aquarian Exposition – 3 Days of Peace and Music in White Lake, N.Y. ". Organizers had originally designed Woodstock to be a profit‐making venture with an anticipated 200,000 attendees; but a crowd more than double that size converged on the final selected venue site, created massive traffic jams in the process, and overwhelmed the available support services, turning the event into a "free concert ". Come take a peek back through the looking glass for a glimpse at the planning and staging of an event that evolved into a three day "love in " and became symbolic of the 1960s counter‐culture social movement.

19601 | $20

Golden Anniversary: Woodstock Music and Art Fair - SUA‐PE

8/14/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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How can humanity utilize natural resources and still live responsibly and sustainably on Earth? How may the science of Geology be applied to current and trending environmental issues? Environmental Geology deals with the impact of human activity, growth and expansion of civilization on the physical world. It encompasses issues of climate change and management of water resources, salvaging mining lands; pinpointing geologically appropriate sites for construction, building power plants and other facilities and locating sources of new building materials. Join us and discuss how Geology may be applied to present day challenges in land use and the environment.

19798 | $39

Environmental Geology - SUA‐PE

6/12/2019 - 6/26/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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There are now four companies in the USA offering DNA testing to the general public. Some of these tests are extensively advertised. All four of these companies are legitimate and provide what they promise. There are also now five types of tests offered. Each type test has benefits and limitations. This class will explore which test and are best company for you to use to achieve your goals.

19714 | $20

Testing Your DNA - SUA‐PE

6/13/2019
Thu 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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Would you like to hold in your hands something older than Earth itself? Have you ever wondered about those brilliant flashes streaking across the night sky and would like to know where they originated, what constitutes them, what happens to them, and why scientists are so interested in them? New Mexico accounts for almost twenty percent of meteorites found in America, has its own meteorite crater, strewn fields, and a highly respected museum and institute. Meteorites, ranging from less than an ounce to over eleven hundred pounds, have been found in ninety‐eight sites in twenty‐six New Mexico counties, and several meteor showers have been witnessed since 1933, each with its own story. One meteorite being used as a weight on farm equipment was found to contain gold. In the past, meteorites have been venerated as spiritual objects, attributed to volcanic eruptions, and even denied existence by one of our presidents. They remain keys to understanding Earth's history, and, yes, they are older than our planet.

19703 | $20

Stones from the Sky: New Mexico's Meteors and Meteorites - SUA‐PE

6/20/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
David Leon Higdon
CE South Building

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According to polls, over 40% of the American public believe that the Earth is 6000 years old and that all of the Grand Canyon's sedimentary rock layers formed in the one year of Noah's flood. We'll compare the Young Earth Creationist's position of "flood geology " with the mainstream science of geology by discussing how they differ in philosophy and the scientific method. We'll cover the history of geology, including all of its fundamental principles; the basic rock types; sedimentary rocks and their features; relative dating, absolute dating, and missing time; plate tectonics and structural geology; fossils – what they are and what they tell us and how and when the Grand Canyon was carved. For each of these subjects, a flood geology interpretation will be compared with a modern geology interpretation. Suggested text: Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth, Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? by C. A. Hill, G. Davidson, T. Helble, W. Ranney. Available on Amazon.com.

19775 | $59

Why Noah's Flood Can't Explain the Grand Canyon - SUA‐PE

7/10/2019 - 8/7/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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This is a milestone year in manned spaceflight: it is the 60th anniversary of the selection of the Mercury Astronauts (in April) and the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon (in July). December 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the first manned orbits of the Moon. Each of the sessions of this class will focus on one of the three stages of NASA's first manned space programs: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. Of particular interest is the crucial role various New Mexico researchers played in making those programs successful.

19709 | $39

What It Took to Get Men to the Moon - SUA‐PE

7/13/2019 - 7/27/2019
Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Loretta Hall
CE South Building

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So much of the world we are unaware of

19710 | $20

Ocean Currents and the Gulf Stream - FAA‐PE

7/24/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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The course will summarize the "water budget " of inflows, outflows, and ground‐water storage for New Mexico and the water budget for the Middle Rio Grande valley, past, present, and predicted. We'll look at water rights in various areas of New Mexico and changes over the past 25 years. The prospects for future water supply in north‐central New Mexico, including projects to import water from the Pecos and San Augustin basins, "deep aquifer " wells, desalination, and transfers from agriculture will be covered.

19704 | $49

Your Water: Where Does It Come From and Where Does It Go? - SUA‐PE

8/13/2019 - 8/22/2019
Tue, Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (4 Session Total)
John Shomaker, PhD
CE South Building

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Most caves of the world are dissolved by water containing carbonic acid, which percolates into underground limestone rock. However, our Carlsbad Caverns formed differently: it formed by a sulfuric acid mechanism generated by reactions related to nearby oil and gas fields. In this class we will study all types of caves: carbonic acid caves, sulfuric acid caves, lava tube caves, caves formed in gypsum or halite (evaporite) rock, seacoast caves, and ice caves. We will also learn about the beautiful mineral formations (speleothems) in caves, and the microbes that live there. We will end the class by watching the NOVA video: Mysterious Life of Caves.

19781 | $39

Caves of the World - SUA‐PE

8/14/2019 - 8/28/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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The results of all of the tests now offered give you matches to kin. What do these mean and how reliable are they? Why are there so many surnames that look unfamiliar? Should I post my family tree? The autosomal DNA (atDNA) results from all four companies provide percent ethnicity. How reliable are these estimates? How do the percent ethnicity results compare among the four companies? What does the future hold for the analysis of my results?

19715 | $20

Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean For You - SUA‐PE

8/15/2019
Thu 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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Mahatma Ghandi had it. So did Marilyn Monroe, Jim Jones, Winston Churchill and Rasputin. Personal charisma is a pattern of complex and refined social and emotional skills, which allow charismatic individuals to connect with others on a social and emotional level. We all know present‐day examples of charisma. They are friends, family members, co‐workers and often, political, religious leaders or celebrities. Charismatic individuals stand out in any group, attracting, influencing and inspiring others. We find ourselves naturally drawn like moths to their light. But what is charisma? Can one develop personal charisma as a character trait, or like eye color, is it something that's predetermined? We'll explore the psychology behind this thoroughly recognizable but little understood human characteristic.

19867 | $20

The Psychology of Charisma - SPA‐PE

5/30/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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''Tao'' means the Way or the Path, also the source and essence of everything. For over 2,500 years the non‐theistic philosophy of Taoism has encouraged people to seek balance, harmony, simplicity, humility and open‐mindedness. It embraces intuition, contradictions and humor. This brief introduction, including slide show and handouts, covers the main principles and most famous texts, including the Tao Te Ching. We'll talk about applying the principles in our daily lives as effective antidotes to stress and overwork.

19835 | $20

Taoism - SPA‐PE

5/31/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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This lecture follows the story of the Jewish King David's rise from obscurity to greatness. This class is not only a reference to Goliath, but also to the great odds David faced throughout his life. It uses The Bible as a main source of material. David's defeat of the Philistine champion Goliath inspires the nation of Israel. But his subsequent rise to power leads to a civil war and a trail of intrigue, brutality and blood.

19827 | $20

The Battles of King David - SUA‐PE

6/14/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk and Zen master from Vietnam. He is a poet, writer, teacher, and peace activist, and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His students know him affectionately as "Thay " (Vietnamese for teacher). In three class meetings we'll cover (1) the basics of Buddhism, (2) the history and teachings of Zen, and (3) Thay's main teachings and practices. We'll enjoy slide shows, videos, readings, and discussions. No prior knowledge is assumed, we'll start with the basics, but will also go into reasonable depth to interest those with some experience.

19831 | $39

The Zen of Thich Nhat Hanh - SUA‐PE

6/14/2019 - 6/28/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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For at least 5,000 years, many cultures around the world worshipped a female deity as the creative power bringing into being all animal and plant fertility. She was known as the Great Mother. Other titles were Earth Mother, Lady of the Beasts, and Grain Goddess. Since women, like the land, were seen as the primary source of life, an Earth Mother Goddess was seen as the natural giver of life and fertility. The spiritual phenomenon of the Great Mother Goddess was amazingly widespread. In this presentation, Dr. Sutton will show images from Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Ireland, Europe, Mexico, and more. To bring the concept of the Great Mother Goddess full circle, Dr. Sutton will include some Black Madonna's in Europe and the Americas, including Our Lady of Guadalupe.

19804 | $20

The Great Mother Goddess around the World - SUA‐PE

6/19/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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We'll explore the science backing the effectiveness of meditation for everyday living and health. Empirically supported benefits include stress reduction, improvements in memory, reduced rumination, reduced chronic pain, improved sleep, better relationships, decreased blood pressure, and less emotional reactivity. Our minds are like thinking machines that constantly churn out judgments and evaluations of everything we encounter. Meditation can show you the way out of this slurry of thoughts. Types of meditation contain overlapping strategies. Rather than choosing a single type of meditation, we explore various techniques such as: Body scan meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Meditation, Walking Meditation and Mantras and affirmations. We'll also discuss a variety of meditation myths. You are welcome to participate in a variety of meditation experiences or quietly observe.

19878 | $29

Losing Your Mind Through Meditation: An Experiential Exploration of Meditation Strategies - SUA‐PE

6/24/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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Imagine you're on an airplane. A few passengers start coughing. Another one sneezes. Your mind flashes to when you came down with the flu last year. Ick. How can you be positive you won't get sick again? That sense of doubt and uncertainty represents the bedrock of obsessive‐compulsive disorder (OCD). People with OCD are consumed with such doubts every day. OCD appears in a fascinating array of symptoms and behaviors including handwashing, constant counting, superstitions, extreme fears of hurting loved ones, and checking locks over and over again. OCD ruins lives. You probably know someone with this problem, as millions of Americans suffer from OCD. Millions more exhibit a few symptoms of OCD without being diagnosable. In this class, we describe the vicious cycle of OCD, the treatments that work, and treatments that merely prolong suffering.

19877 | $29

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - SUA‐PE

7/9/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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We'll listen to various pieces of music that I have found helpful as a therapist and perhaps allow class members to get in touch with emotional parts of themselves that may have lain dormant for some time. In private practice, I would find that clients who were especially blocked emotionally, on occasion, would respond to certain pieces of classical music. This will be a fun and informative class experience.

19857 | $49

Psychology and Music - SUA‐PE

7/9/2019 - 7/30/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The concept of the heart as the seat of empathy and love is well‐documented in literature on the heart and its mysteries. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart, in its role of blood pump, healthy and fit. But now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart's "intelligence " affects our emotions, our sense of well‐being and our immune systems. We'll discuss heart/brain communication, resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, which is how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment, and the role of the heart in intuition. It turns out that the heart has a mind of its own! You will also learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart's intuitive guidance. References for further investigation will be provided.

19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - SUA‐PE

7/10/2019 - 7/24/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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Scientists say most of your brain is active all of the time (not just 10%). Learn basic, practical mind‐body truths and how to consistently achieve specific outcomes and maximize your potential. NLP is a simple, yet sophisticated approach to communication and personal development. This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques.

19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - SUA‐PE

7/12/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Have you ever felt called to go on a sacred journey? If so, you've joined millions of pilgrims [Latin for foreign traveler] who have yearned to connect with spiritual places. First, we will learn about European pilgrimage sites in Ireland, England, France and Spain – including the famous Santiago de Compostela. Then we will consider Chimayo in New Mexico, and Our Lady of Guadalupe's basilica in Mexico City. We'll conclude at the second‐largest basilica in the world, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida in Brazil. As the saying goes, "You will not return home as you left. "

19806 | $20

Pilgrimages in Europe and the Americas - SUA‐PE

7/24/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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NLP trains us to observe and find out, rather than relying on our own conclusions. The meta‐model is an analytical tool that applies to language. The exact words a person says reflects the internal experience that person is having. This analytical tool enables us to notice what is missing. The meta‐model helps us to effectively communicate with others and to pay attention to our own language. The NLP Meta‐Model is a deductive language pattern designed to detect, challenge and expand the limits of an individual's ''map of the world.'' This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques. (Prerequisite: 19872 Introduction to Neuro‐linguistic Programming)

19874 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model - SUA‐PE

7/26/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, ''Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive.'' Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of their interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one‐on‐one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There's evidence that some self‐delusion–basically, lying to yourself–is essential to good mental health. Let's explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or we as individuals.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - SUA‐PE

7/31/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Arts Center

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Buddhism appeals to many Westerners because it is nonjudgmental, requires no faith, and teaches ways to reduce suffering. It encourages personal responsibility, mindfulness, and compassion for ourselves and others. In this class we'll discuss the life and times of the prince who became the Buddha, his search for enlightenment, his teachings, the historical development of Buddhism, plus current branches and their practices. We'll also discuss the work of some present‐day teachers including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and prominent American authors. We'll have slide shows, videos, and readings, as well as discussions. This class assumes no prior knowledge, but also goes into reasonable depth to interest those with some previous experience.

19813 | $49

Buddhism - SUA‐PE

8/2/2019 - 8/23/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Okay – you've reached that point when a hearing aid is in your future. Between television ads, newspaper ads or invitations in the mail – how do you become an informed consumer with such a big purchase? How do you avoid the pitfalls and ending up dissatisfied? Take the mystery out of hearing loss. We will cover hearing loss and hearing aid basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Learn about the different hearing healthcare providers and your legal rights. The instructor is a passionate trainer who has worn hearing aids for over 65 years. This course is an updated version of the previous course "Living with Hearing Loss. "

19869 | $39

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! - SUA‐PE

8/5/2019 - 8/19/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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We will explore how life ''in the raw,'' as in its natural state, is ultimately meaningless. It's up to each human being to create and define what is meaningful to him or her in life to make the struggles of life worth enduring. As we age, we lose more of that meaning through the death of friends and relatives, physical disabilities, the increase of fear, anxiety and such. It is imperative that we show our resiliency by creating new meaning appropriate for what our current stage in life might be.

19855 | $49

Psychology and the Maintaining of Personal Meaning - SUA‐PE

8/6/2019 - 8/27/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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If you've spent your life recycling and minimizing your carbon footprint, wouldn't you like to make your final disposition more eco‐friendly? Cremation can generate 532 pounds of CO2 or more per person, and an increasing number of people are choosing cremation. Learn about new death care trends in the United States, including green burial, DIY/home funerals, alkaline hydrolysis and other developing body disposition methods. Funny film clips help illustrate concepts while you laugh and learn.

19885 | $20

How to "Green " Your Final Arrangements - SUA‐PE

8/9/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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Come learn how valuable self‐love is in creating your greater life. You will learn tools to help you create a life that fuels you. Activate your intention point and begin to manifest from a higher energy vibration. Skyrocket personal power, and program yourself for unlimited abundance. We will take a closer look at your passions, intentions, goals, gratitude and what abundance means to you. Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP) gives you the tools to become more connected to the life you want to lead. Both NLP and the Law of Attraction draw on perception creates our reality. Come take a closer look. (Prerequisite; Introduction to NLP)

19875 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Manifestation and the Power of Intention - SUA‐PE

8/9/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Modern science and technology have introduced us to worlds of energies and invisible forces which exist far beyond the perception of the usual human five senses. From infrared and ultra violet light to quasars, dark matter and the electronic waves which fill our air space, myriad invisible forces surround us. They have been made perceptible through the development of modern technologies and machines. Are there other ways of perceiving these invisible, "subtle " energies and forces? Is this also the world of mystics and psychics? Must we rely on machines to sense them or are they perceptible by other human senses which have long been overshadowed by the usual five? This class will explore these questions with discussion and examples.

19863 | $20

Subtle Energy and the Art of the Intuition - SUA‐PE

8/15/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Class Name

Mahatma Ghandi had it. So did Marilyn Monroe, Jim Jones, Winston Churchill and Rasputin. Personal charisma is a pattern of complex and refined social and emotional skills, which allow charismatic individuals to connect with others on a social and emotional level. We all know present‐day examples of charisma. They are friends, family members, co‐workers and often, political, religious leaders or celebrities. Charismatic individuals stand out in any group, attracting, influencing and inspiring others. We find ourselves naturally drawn like moths to their light. But what is charisma? Can one develop personal charisma as a character trait, or like eye color, is it something that's predetermined? We'll explore the psychology behind this thoroughly recognizable but little understood human characteristic.

19867 | $20

The Psychology of Charisma - SPA‐PE

5/30/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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We'll explore the science backing the effectiveness of meditation for everyday living and health. Empirically supported benefits include stress reduction, improvements in memory, reduced rumination, reduced chronic pain, improved sleep, better relationships, decreased blood pressure, and less emotional reactivity. Our minds are like thinking machines that constantly churn out judgments and evaluations of everything we encounter. Meditation can show you the way out of this slurry of thoughts. Types of meditation contain overlapping strategies. Rather than choosing a single type of meditation, we explore various techniques such as: Body scan meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Meditation, Walking Meditation and Mantras and affirmations. We'll also discuss a variety of meditation myths. You are welcome to participate in a variety of meditation experiences or quietly observe.

19878 | $29

Losing Your Mind Through Meditation: An Experiential Exploration of Meditation Strategies - SUA‐PE

6/24/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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Imagine you're on an airplane. A few passengers start coughing. Another one sneezes. Your mind flashes to when you came down with the flu last year. Ick. How can you be positive you won't get sick again? That sense of doubt and uncertainty represents the bedrock of obsessive‐compulsive disorder (OCD). People with OCD are consumed with such doubts every day. OCD appears in a fascinating array of symptoms and behaviors including handwashing, constant counting, superstitions, extreme fears of hurting loved ones, and checking locks over and over again. OCD ruins lives. You probably know someone with this problem, as millions of Americans suffer from OCD. Millions more exhibit a few symptoms of OCD without being diagnosable. In this class, we describe the vicious cycle of OCD, the treatments that work, and treatments that merely prolong suffering.

19877 | $29

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - SUA‐PE

7/9/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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We'll listen to various pieces of music that I have found helpful as a therapist and perhaps allow class members to get in touch with emotional parts of themselves that may have lain dormant for some time. In private practice, I would find that clients who were especially blocked emotionally, on occasion, would respond to certain pieces of classical music. This will be a fun and informative class experience.

19857 | $49

Psychology and Music - SUA‐PE

7/9/2019 - 7/30/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The concept of the heart as the seat of empathy and love is well‐documented in literature on the heart and its mysteries. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart, in its role of blood pump, healthy and fit. But now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart's "intelligence " affects our emotions, our sense of well‐being and our immune systems. We'll discuss heart/brain communication, resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, which is how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment, and the role of the heart in intuition. It turns out that the heart has a mind of its own! You will also learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart's intuitive guidance. References for further investigation will be provided.

19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - SUA‐PE

7/10/2019 - 7/24/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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Scientists say most of your brain is active all of the time (not just 10%). Learn basic, practical mind‐body truths and how to consistently achieve specific outcomes and maximize your potential. NLP is a simple, yet sophisticated approach to communication and personal development. This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques.

19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - SUA‐PE

7/12/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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NLP trains us to observe and find out, rather than relying on our own conclusions. The meta‐model is an analytical tool that applies to language. The exact words a person says reflects the internal experience that person is having. This analytical tool enables us to notice what is missing. The meta‐model helps us to effectively communicate with others and to pay attention to our own language. The NLP Meta‐Model is a deductive language pattern designed to detect, challenge and expand the limits of an individual's ''map of the world.'' This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques. (Prerequisite: 19872 Introduction to Neuro‐linguistic Programming)

19874 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model - SUA‐PE

7/26/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, ''Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive.'' Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of their interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one‐on‐one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There's evidence that some self‐delusion–basically, lying to yourself–is essential to good mental health. Let's explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or we as individuals.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - SUA‐PE

7/31/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Arts Center

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Okay – you've reached that point when a hearing aid is in your future. Between television ads, newspaper ads or invitations in the mail – how do you become an informed consumer with such a big purchase? How do you avoid the pitfalls and ending up dissatisfied? Take the mystery out of hearing loss. We will cover hearing loss and hearing aid basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Learn about the different hearing healthcare providers and your legal rights. The instructor is a passionate trainer who has worn hearing aids for over 65 years. This course is an updated version of the previous course "Living with Hearing Loss. "

19869 | $39

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! - SUA‐PE

8/5/2019 - 8/19/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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We will explore how life ''in the raw,'' as in its natural state, is ultimately meaningless. It's up to each human being to create and define what is meaningful to him or her in life to make the struggles of life worth enduring. As we age, we lose more of that meaning through the death of friends and relatives, physical disabilities, the increase of fear, anxiety and such. It is imperative that we show our resiliency by creating new meaning appropriate for what our current stage in life might be.

19855 | $49

Psychology and the Maintaining of Personal Meaning - SUA‐PE

8/6/2019 - 8/27/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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If you've spent your life recycling and minimizing your carbon footprint, wouldn't you like to make your final disposition more eco‐friendly? Cremation can generate 532 pounds of CO2 or more per person, and an increasing number of people are choosing cremation. Learn about new death care trends in the United States, including green burial, DIY/home funerals, alkaline hydrolysis and other developing body disposition methods. Funny film clips help illustrate concepts while you laugh and learn.

19885 | $20

How to "Green " Your Final Arrangements - SUA‐PE

8/9/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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Come learn how valuable self‐love is in creating your greater life. You will learn tools to help you create a life that fuels you. Activate your intention point and begin to manifest from a higher energy vibration. Skyrocket personal power, and program yourself for unlimited abundance. We will take a closer look at your passions, intentions, goals, gratitude and what abundance means to you. Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP) gives you the tools to become more connected to the life you want to lead. Both NLP and the Law of Attraction draw on perception creates our reality. Come take a closer look. (Prerequisite; Introduction to NLP)

19875 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Manifestation and the Power of Intention - SUA‐PE

8/9/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Modern science and technology have introduced us to worlds of energies and invisible forces which exist far beyond the perception of the usual human five senses. From infrared and ultra violet light to quasars, dark matter and the electronic waves which fill our air space, myriad invisible forces surround us. They have been made perceptible through the development of modern technologies and machines. Are there other ways of perceiving these invisible, "subtle " energies and forces? Is this also the world of mystics and psychics? Must we rely on machines to sense them or are they perceptible by other human senses which have long been overshadowed by the usual five? This class will explore these questions with discussion and examples.

19863 | $20

Subtle Energy and the Art of the Intuition - SUA‐PE

8/15/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Class Name

Were you this child? Do birds' feet freeze? Why do we need Centigrade AND Fahrenheit to tell if birds are cold? How do they stay on that wire when the wind blows? What are those funny ridges around a quarter? Why do we call a quarter "two bits "? If money makes the world go round, why do we have flat money? Why are flag patches backwards on military uniforms? A baker's dozen is thirteen. Can't bakers count? Was there really a Johnny Appleseed? If you swallow apple seeds, will an apple tree grow out of your ears? Can a cockroach really climb in your ear and is he looking for apples? Answers await in a class that only occurs in a Blue Moon. Does that mean the moon is unhappy?

19904 | $20

Did You Ever Wonder - SUA‐PE

6/17/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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How come the French have so much vacation time, and still manage to be productive? Why are they thinking about food all the time, and seem not to be that unhealthy? What impact do their historical and walkable cities have on their way of life? How do they deal with environmental issues? And what is it with taking it to the streets, Revolution style, each time they have something to tell their government? If you're planning a trip to France, or simply curious about another way of looking at the world, come and enjoy this class managed by our French‐American instructor. She'll highlight the contrasts she's experienced between American and French cultures, and will of course welcome all your questions about them.

19910 | $20

That's So French! A Study in Cultural Contrast - SUA‐PE

6/20/2019
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Annick Herbelin
CE South Building

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Factual travel guides are helpful when preparing for a trip to a new location. However, a novel or memoir is sometimes a more "truthful " and fun way to get oriented to the cultural and historical aspects of country. For example, feel Japanese culture in James Clavell's Shogun. Let Gabriel García Márquez, Mark Adams, and Isabel Allende introduce you to South America. Think about using the books of Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and James Kerouac to lead you on a road trip in the U.S. This class with an experienced traveler to exotic locations will be a chance to get ideas for your next vacation and/or books to read. Then you can decide whether you'd rather learn about history, culture and science of some locations while sitting in your arm chair.

19906 | $20

Novels and Memoirs Can Be Guides to Real and Armchair Travel - SUA‐PE

6/21/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Janet Greger
CE South Building

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Have you ever really been thirsty for a drink of water! Did you ever take water for granted? The earth truly is a water planet, and all living things are dependent on this miraculous substance which results from the combination of two gaseous elements. This discussion will cover some actual incidents on land and sea, where finding drinkable water was paramount to survival. Among the events covered will be: the crew of the airplane "Lady Be Good ", the sinking of the "U.S.S. Indianapolis ", the incredible survival tale of Louie Zamperini and other related events. NOTE: Each member of the audience is requested to bring a small bottle of water with them, for demonstration purposes.

19922 | $20

No Water to drink! ‐‐ Some True Cases of Trying to Survive - SUA‐PE

7/17/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Fire, is the ultimate destroyer! This talk will cover three record breaking historic single‐building fire disasters that lead to the deaths of many people: the 1903 "Iroquois Theater " in Chicago (602 patron victims), the 1911 "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory " in New York City (146 worker victims), and the 1941 "Cocoanut Grove Nightclub " in Boston (498 patron victims). Discussion will cover the cause of the fires, and the legislation and laws that were enacted after these events, which attempted to stop any reoccurrences of these terrible disasters. Also covered will be advice on how to better protect oneself when in panicked‐crowded‐venue situations.

19923 | $20

"Fire! " – Historical Public Disasters - SUA‐PE

8/6/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Class Name

In 1629, Franciscan friar García de Z

19955 | $25

A Wine Tour of New Mexico (Without Leaving your Seat) - SUA‐PE

6/13/2019
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jim Hammond
CE South Building

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Albuquerque became an official "villa " April 23, 1706. The stories behind that major accomplishment are inspiring, aggravating, humorous and captivating. Old Town, the original Albuquerque, stands today as a testament to people's creativity, stamina and sense of community. In fact, the oldest continually‐used residence sits directly behind the church and the oldest house, which housed soldiers during many battles, is east of the plaza. Each building tells a tale and each block effuses stories. I have written several articles about Old Town and would love to spend two hours sharing my knowledge. Of course I've got photos. I'll talk about how Albuquerque got its name (really) and its first buildings (the original church fell down). I'll discuss the changes that occurred and how the area is used today. I find Old Town an amazing mixture of cultures and eras.

19993 | $20

Old Town: 300 Years and Still Thriving - SUA‐PE

6/14/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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What can you say about Albuquerque? It's big and it's beautiful. It's Old and it's New. Its history extends from the Indian villages of the Tiguex Province–to the old Spanish villa down by the river–to the new American wild west boomtown up by the railroad. But, despite its humble (and illegal) beginnings, the Land of Enchantment's largest city has lived up to a prediction made by its founder, Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, about New Mexico–that his tiny villa would one day become its most prosperous. It's more than a journey through three centuries, it's the story of one of the great cities of the Southwest.

19975 | $20

Talk of the Town: A History of Albuquerque - SUA‐PE

6/26/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The Cautivo System (captive system) was the evolution of a unique casta or ethnic group in the early Spanish New Mexico colony. We will explore the origins of the Genízaros through primary sources, historiography, and genetic analysis. There origins start in the late 17th century and early 18th century. We will also examine their roots as a military group and a legacy defined by 21st century political ethnic identity.

19997 | $20

The Cautivo System through DNA and its impact on the New Mexico colony - SUA‐PE

7/8/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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After the Civil War ended, thousands of Americans were pulled west by what was perceived as "free land. " Much of that land was already occupied by Indians, large cattle ranches or squatters. Violence erupted over land where there was no law, or where the law was weak and in the pay of cattle barons. Feuds, range wars and political conflicts attracted lawless elements. Some came clothed as British land speculators, while others arrived with guns for hire. When other Western states such as Arizona, and Colorado expelled their lawless elements, New Mexico became the last refuge for the not‐so‐good, the bad, and the ugly. Such men found employment in violent conflicts in Colfax County and Lincoln County. Territorial Governor Lew Wallace tried to impose order during the day while retreating to the Palace of Governors at night to write Ben‐Hur. In 1936, Conrad Richter's Sea of Grass dealt with the range wars in northern New Mexico. Although the Wild West ended in 1895 in other western states, it would take until 1916 to close that door in New Mexico. Join us for a look at the last "wild " state in the West – home to political and economic feuds, range wars, Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, Jesse James, Doc Holiday, 25 cent whiskey, and an outlaw element still present in New Mexico today.

19951 | $20

New Mexico: Last Refuge of the Not‐So‐Good, Bad and Ugly - SUA‐PE

7/10/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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The Basques are an indigenous people who inhabit parts of both Spain and France. Today, the Basque Country, or Euskal Herria, is composed of seven provinces which are arranged in three district parts. Three provinces in Spain: Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, and Araba ‐ Compose the Basque Autonomous Community. The historically Basque province of Navarre forms its own community in Spain. The last three provinces: Zuberoa, Lapurdi, and Behe‐Nafarroa‐lie on the French side of the border. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Basque will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

19987 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Basque Connection to New Mexican Families - SUA‐PE

7/12/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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New Mexico is a ''strange'' place, rich in beauty, blessed with diverse cultures and traditions, but sometimes, a state mysteriously missing. Yet, it is the site of some of North America's most ancient history. Hidden within that history are stories that are uniquely New Mexican. These are the Strange But True Tales of New Mexico; strange but truly wonderful stories–the bat bombers, the handshake that delayed statehood, the movie that infamously made history, the one‐hole golf tournament named for a gunfight, the opera mystery–examples of tales as colorful as the place where they happened. This is a look at the stranger side of New Mexico's history.

19957 | $20

Strange But True Tales of New Mexico - SUA‐PE

7/16/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
CE South Building

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It is the prerogative of a movie director to make the setting of his or her film anywhere that they see fit. New Mexico itself has seen over 800 film and TV productions (an hour in length or longer) filmed in the state since 1897. During that time the state has 'starred' as Sudan, Russia, Illinois, Canada, and a host of other locations, especially Texas. But what about the 'fakers'? We'll watch clips from filmstaking place in New Mexico, but without anyone involved with the production ever setting foot in the state. Films will be chosen from a fairly long list of such pictures as Silver City, Albuquerque, Gun Crazy, Truth or Consequences, NM, High Noon, Hondo, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Them, Stalking Moon and a host of others. Learn about some of the things that lead filmmakers to locate their films where they are not, along with a bit of New Mexico's extensive film history.

19963 | $25

Imposters! Movies 'Based' in New Mexico, but not made in NM - SUA‐PE

7/24/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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There is strong circumstantial evidence that some of the founders of New Mexico's oldest Hispanic families may have been Jews hiding from the Inquisition on New Spain's northern frontier in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This presentation will attempt to untangle history from social myth and identity romanticism. We may also have one or more scenes presented by live actors from the play The Merchant of Santa Fe, written about the crypto‐Jews of 1670 New Mexico. Suggested reading: To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto‐Jews of New Mexico (2008) by Stanley M. Hordes

19966 | $20

The Hidden Jews of Colonial New Mexico - SUA‐PE

7/25/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The Indo‐European languages are a family of several hundred related languages and dialects. There are about 439 languages and dialects, according to the 2009 Ethnologue estimate, about half (221) belonging to the Indo‐Aryan sub‐branch. It includes most major current languages of Europe, the Iranian plateau, and the Indian Subcontinent, and was also predominant in ancient Anatolia. Mr. Cervantes will show a documentary on the history of the Celts. The connection between the Indo‐European language and the Celts will also be explored. This will be done through DNA studies and a discussion on the migration patterns of this ancient civilization.

19988 | $20

The Indo‐European Connection to the Celts (DNA and Language Origin) - SUA‐PE

7/26/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Saloons were of vital importance in the Old West and their role in shaping the country cannot be discounted. While they were places of entertainment, they were also places in which to find employment, news, friendship and yes, a drink. I'll take a look at how the saloon was usually the first building erected in a mining camp, who was allowed to enter, who worked there and what they served. Oysters in Colorado? Absolutely. Champagne. Yep. But it was the news and tangle leg whiskey that brought men in. I'll slow slides of Colorado saloons.

19953 | $20

Old West Saloons in the Rockies - SUA‐PE

7/30/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Although the era of Western cattle drives to railheads such as Kansas City only lasted for twenty years, those twenty years are the source of huge folklore in American history. The cowpunchers and trail bosses, the rustlers and sheriffs, the card sharks and saloon girls that inhabit this era live today in books and in movies. Join us on an epic and arduous trail drive during which Indians, lightning, and stampedes can be common, and where young boys become men ‐ on the plains and in the saloons of Kansas City. Meet larger‐than‐life figures such as Charles Goodnight, the inventor of the chuck wagon, and his partner Oliver Loving whose Goodnight‐Loving Trail ran from southern New Mexico to Colorado. And finally, answer that oft‐asked question. Were Miss Kitty and Marshall Dillon romantically involved?

19956 | $20

Cattle Trails, Chuck Wagons and Miss Kitty - SUA‐PE

7/31/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The beautiful iconic dance wrapped in mystery and echoes of the past. Many Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos dance the Matachines at certain ritualistic times. Each community has its own version and interpretation of what it means. How old is this ritual? What does it mean? Does it tell of the struggle between the Christians and Moors in medieval Spain or the triumph of Christianity in 16th century Mexico or both? Suggested reading: The Matachines Dance: ritual symbolism and interethnic relations in the upper Río Grande Valley by Sylvia Rodriquez

19978 | $20

Matachines - SUA‐PE

8/2/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Heart pounding, blood pumping, the rodeo cowboy nods, chute gate opens and his world begins. Eight seconds of adrenaline rush. Eight seconds of gripping, pulling, and holding on. The animal under him bucks, but the rider sticks like glue. The buzzer sounds, the cowboy dismounts, tips his hat to a cheering crowd. Originating from real ranch work, the players are many and varied, ranging from the two‐footed variety to four‐legged creatures. But why is eight seconds on a bull considered perfect? Why not ten? Or five? Why do contestants always wear long sleeved shirts? I'll answer those questions and many more in my talk. We'll cover the basics of rodeo and discuss animal treatment. I'll bring in some rodeo/cowboy gear for "show and tell, " plus power point pictures.

19954 | $20

Tantalizing Tidbits of Rodeo - SUA‐PE

8/6/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The Revolt of the Pueblos in 1680 is significant not only in New Mexican history but it was also the most successful Indian revolt anywhere in the Americas against European rule prior to the eighteenth century Wars of Independence. The Revolt raised profound questions about the viability of the Spanish Colonial enterprise. The Revolt's legacy is complex and contradictory. Since the Spanish authorities never actually saw Pueblo Revolt leader Popay, did he really exist or was he the clever product of the Pueblo counter‐intelligence to hide the actual identities of the Revolt leaders?

19972 | $20

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 - SUA‐PE

8/9/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Who were the Celtiberians? The ethnicity of a people can be traced linguistically, but also by surnames cultural practices, and DNA. Is your last name Gallegos? That translates as Gallic, or Celt. Is the name Barrera (Barrera=stockade), Cardenas (carduus=thistle), or Leal (loyal)? When you married did they use el lazo? And do you celebrate the Celtic New Year as Dia de los Muertos? Perhaps you celebrate with cerveza (Gaelic for beer) rather than Scotch, but the house might be constructed with Tapia (sod) or have a Torreon (Tor=tower). These cultural practices, and many others, endure to reveal a proud heritage. We will explore the DNA, the archaeological, the linguistic and the historical foundations of the Celtiberians, who they were, and who they are today. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Celt‐Iberians will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

19989 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Celt‐Iberian Connection to New Mexican Families - FAA‐PE

8/23/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Maralie Waterman-BeLonge

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A native of Northern New Hampshire, Maralie Waterman-BeLonge holds a Master of Science in Human Services Administration from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has twenty years of experience in program development, fundraising and non-profit management within health and educational settings.

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