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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8) Navigating with Your Smartphone
Facilitator: Brian Fuller
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 session: Saturday: July 23: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

This course will be on how to use your smartphone as a means for basic land navigation to more complex trip tracking and planning. Students should attend class with a smartphone that has a fully charged battery.

FACILITATOR BIO: Brian has been a team member of Search and Rescue for over 11 years and is a New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue Incident Commander.
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"Grant Wood and His American Gothic" was presented by Spike Flanders on July 12th and 19th, 2016 through the Western Institute of Lifelong Learning (WILL).

Spike Flanders has been interested in Grant Wood for many years and has studied his life and his art extensively. Emphasis on Grant Wood's most famous work, "American Gothic" along with other notable paintings stimulated much discussion among those attending the class.

We sincerely appreciate Spike Flanders sharing his love for the artist, Grant Wood.

About Grant Wood
www.americangothichouse.net/about/the-artist/

The Parodies
www.americangothichouse.net/about/the-parodies/
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"Grant Wood and His American Gothic" was presented by Spike Flanders on July 12th and 19th, 2016 through the Western Institute of Lifelong Learning (WILL). Spike Flanders has been interested in Gra...

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5) Mrs. Warren Walks
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 1 session: Thursday: July 21: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Location: TBD
Fee: None

Walk back in time to the nineteenth century by joining pioneering businesswoman Elizabeth Warren for a tour of part of historic downtown Silver City. We will explore Gospel Hill and an area near the Big Ditch on this hour and a half walking tour. Easy/moderate because of length of walk, irregular ground, quick pace. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring water (and any snacks you may want). Bring a hat!

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc has taught many classes for WILL.
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3) Sherlock: The Early Years
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 1 sessions: Thursday: July 21: 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes met the first of January 1881, starting a partnership that has stood the test of time. Few people are aware of Holmes' early years, and much speculation of his life has been put forth in parody and pastiche. This class will cover some of the theories Sherlockians have written. These ideas will be tied in with a few of the short stories, which will be discussed in class. Open to all, particularly to folks interested in Victorian history, literature, and radio plays.

FACILITATOR BIO: Doc has taught many classes for WILL
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