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: Mary Stoecker
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 session: Wednesday: July 27: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: None

We have every one of us sat, or fidgeted, through useless meetings. Sometimes over and over, and sometimes we're the one ineffectively running the meeting! This interactive course will get us through the basics of facilitating an effective meeting. We'll have fun while we're at it! The tips are basic, the skills-building takes time, and if one wants to figure it out, it is do-able. Unless you just want to hang out for a couple hours and add your two cents ... and it would be welcome ... this course is really not for the already experienced facilitator.
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21) Summer Bounty, an Introduction to Preserving and Canning
Facilitators: Jonell Donet & Judy O’Loughlin
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 session: Monday: July 25: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Fee: $10.00 for supplies & room

What to do in an apricot year? Heirloom tomatoes selling cheap at the Farmer's Market? Learn how to make summer last all year with local preservation expert Jonell Donet. This class is an introduction to the wonderful and economical world of preservation. Material covered will include the basic methods and equipment needed to get started.
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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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