What is WILL?

What is WILL?

Will is a grass-roots organization created by residents and a partner of Western New Mexico University in Silver City. At WILL, learning is a lifetime adventure for intellectual and personal discovery in a supportive and informal setting.

Western New Mexico University
1000 W. College Avenue, Juan Chacon
Bldg RM 108, Silver City, New Mexico 88061.
info@will-learning.com | 575-538-6835.

60 - 70 Courses Each Semester

60 - 70 Courses Each Semester

WILL members bring talents and life experiences to WILL, making our courses and social events lively places to learn. WILL course schedules are made available to the public weeks prior to the semester start. Members sign up via email, online, or by visiting the office.

Join at the Fall, Spring or Summer semester Sign-up Social and attend great courses!

Lectures & Programs Open to the Public

Lectures & Programs Open to the Public

The Artist Lecture Series brings professional artists and writers who exchange ideas in presenting their work in literature, fine arts and a host of other topics. Lectures and Lunch & Learns are free and open to the public.

If ongoing learning outside the traditional classroom appeals to you, then join us.



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Facilitator: Tim Jacquez-Fields
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 session: Friday: June 24: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

“All I have planned for the summer is to take that once in a lifetime vacation and to play pickleball. Why do I need a personal trainer?” If you are going to invest the time and money for a great vacation then you may want to invest some time to ensure you have the strength and stamina you’ll need. A personal trainer can suggest exercises that will improve your pickleball game and prevent injury. This informational class will explain various exercise programs along with a question & answer session. This class will help you decide if a personal trainer is right for you.
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Class participants learned how to make two hot and two cold soups from master chef Shevek. Many culinary tips and tricks were also part of the class. ... See MoreSee Less

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23) Soups a La Shevek
Facilitator: Shevek Barnhart
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 session: Wednesday: June 22: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $11 for ingredients and take home containers

Shevek will demonstrate making a variety of chilled and hot soups. Each participant will go home with to-go containers filled with soup. He will also share his experiences as a chef for 40-odd years and his thoughts on his new franchise venture.
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19) The Art of Balancing & Harmonizing Your Life
Facilitator: Kelduyn Garland
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 3 sessions: Monday & Wednesdays: June 22, 27, 29: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

Come!! Join us and learn about a most ancient ART of HARMONIOUS LIVING that is an innate part of our wisdom whereby we can both achieve and maintain balance & harmony within ourselves while living in a stressful, chaotic, violent and toxic world . . . through activating, nurturing & sustaining our body’s life force and its natural regenerative powers & recuperative process.
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Facilitator: Ron Belanger
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 2 sessions: Mondays: June 20, 27: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

Learn the basics on fly fishing knots, flies and the techniques for tying on the line. Optional fly casting techniques.
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