COURSES - SPRING 2014

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Art, Music, Dance
1) LANDSCAPE TRADITION IN AMERICAN ART
A lecture-discussion format illustrated by original prints and paintings as well as slides will help students see how landscape as a subject fit into the early American experience and continues to do so.

FACILITATOR BIO: Victoria Chick is a lecturer in Art History at the University of San Diego, California; an instructor in Art History and Studio Courses at Palomar College, California; an instructor in Art History, Art Appreciation, and Studio Courses at Maple Woods College, Missouri. She is currently a writer for Big Blend Magazine on Art History topics.
Facilitator: Victoria Chick
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, March 14, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Bring your own lunch - Victoria will furnish drinks and dessert. 12:00-1:00)
Location: TBD
Fees: None
2) INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING AND WNMU EXPRESSIVE ARTS FOLIO BENEFIT
Learn a safe and innovative etching technique while supporting the WNMU Expressive Arts Department! Each student will create, etch, and print their images from copper plates. Everyone will have the opportunity to donate some of their prints to be sold to benefit the Expressive Arts Department. This class is for those new to printmaking as well as experienced printmakers. Join us!

FACILITATOR BIO: Stacy Heim has a love for all things printmaking and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin (BFA from WNMU) with a focus in printmaking and painting. Teaching experience ranges in all ages and levels of experiences. She recently taught Non-toxic Printmaking at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado for a semester as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and this past summer was a Teaching Artist at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, teaching with the Esquela del Sol Montessori School Summer Art Camp.
Facilitator: Stacy Heim
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Saturdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: $28 for materials.
3) MAKE A MOSAIC AT SYZYGY TILE
Design and make a 12 x 12 mosaic, using Syzygy Tile

FACILITATOR BIO: Lee Gruber and David del Junco are Owners of Syzygy Tile
Facilitators: Lee Gruber and David del Junco
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Wednesday, March 19, Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None - materials provided by Syzygy Tile.
4) BASIC WEAVING CLASS
During this class students will create two 5" X 6" weavings.

FACILITATOR BIO: Hosana Eilert is a master weaver who has been weaving for the past 20 years. She weaves primarily in the Rio Grande/Chimayo tradition, and all her pieces are original creations. She engages in all aspects of the weaving process, including designing, carding, spinning, natural dyeing, and weaving.
Facilitator: Hosana Eilert
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $35.00
5) ALBUM COVERS - A 20TH CENTURY ART FORM
Album covers went from a packaging tool to a commercial tool and ultimately to a conceptual collaboration of music and graphic art. This class will examine this evolution from its inception in the late 30's, corresponding to the development of the Long Playing record, through its "hey days" in the 60's and 70's and beyond. We will look at the impact of prolific cover artists such as Alex Steinweiss, Jim Flora, and Storm Thorgerson, as well as significant individual contributions. And, of course, we'll look inside the cover and listen to the music from many different genres.

FACILITATOR BIO: Our three facilitators all come from different backgrounds with many varied interests but they all share a passion for music. All were raised in the era of the Album and developed a passion for all things Vinyl including the seduction of the Album Cover.
Facilitator: Tim Lindhorn, Ron Groves and Rod Rees
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 19, 26, March 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
6) WELDING FOR THE HOME, RANCH AND ART
Basic course on how to use a small MIG welder, the wire feed machines, and how to use a cutting torch and do Oxy fuel welding. If someone has a stick machine we could take a trip to their work shop and practice on their machine. This class is intended to expose people to welding and allow them the chance to see if welding is really something that interests them. The class is hands on, but will include internet information and videos, etc. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS IF YOU ATTENDED LAST SEMESTER! Student must be willing to commit to attending all five sessions and should come prepared, wearing heavy work clothes, long sleeves, heavy boots, and safety glasses. Bring any other welding equipment you might own.

FACILITATOR BIO: : Eric Ockerhausen has 18 years of experience as an adjunct professor in the welding department of Illinois Central College. His primary class was to teach the IBEW electrical apprentices "how to" welding for their journeyman training, but he had many area artists and hobby welders in class, as well. Students built many community service projects during class and home projects. Eric has served as an officer and student chapter advisor for the American Welding Society. Illinois Central College hosted three metal sculpture contests and two artist showcases while Eric was on campus, with a focus on collecting metal donations and then allowing the participants one day to create a sculpture. Eric also taught English at Xian International University for a semester and is now retired and living in Silver City.
Facilitator: Eric Ockerhausen
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: Approximately $15 for materials.
7) MORE THAN A SNAPSHOT
A "hands on" course to assist participants with learning the basic functions and operations of digital cameras, especially "point and shoot" cameras, including: 1) basic camera functions, 2) shooting in different program modes, "What do they do?" 3) adjusting default values in camera, 4) discussion of exposure settings, shutter speed, aperture settings, lighting options, focus options, depth of field and sensitivity settings. One session will be devoted to image composition, including some do's and don'ts of shooting family functions. There will be some instruction in using image modification software as provided by camera makers. All effort will be made to make the presentations as non-technical as possible. Participants will be encouraged to share their images with the class for discussions of composition and technique.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bruce Bloy has been doing photography at various levels since the age of 9. He completed a 35 year career in the graphic arts industry in 2004 when he retired from a large east coast commercial printer as a computer imaging specialist. Previously, Bruce has taught courses in computer imaging and Photoshop for the Gress Graphic Arts Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Facilitator: Bruce Bloy
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 4 sessions: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
8) "CLASSIC SALSA" MUSIC APPRECIATION
Anyone can enjoy Classic Salsa by listening to the instrumentation, by feeling the rhythm and the beat. This class will help you to more fully appreciate the social, cultural, or emotional messages in the lyrics. Classic Salsa or "salsa clásica" (also called salsa dura, salsa brava, or salsa agresiva), is a rich musical heritage from Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, New York, and Cuba, created primarily in the 1970's. Classic Salsa (as opposed to commercialized romantic or erotic salsa) communicates historical, religious, cultural, and social messages, while remaining in touch with its Afro-centric musical roots (percussion, call and response, vocal improvisation, etc.). Through Classic Salsa's musical window we gain insight into Latin American culture. For each song presented, this class will provide contextual information about the song, performer or group, album, composer, genre, etc.; the meaning of the words (and idiomatic expressions) in the song's choral refrain; an audition of (i.e., close listening to) the recorded song performance. Come and discover Classic Salsa... and learn some Spanish along the way!

FACILITATOR BIOS: David Kent directed the Silver City Salsa Project (2001-2002), through a grant from the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities, to share the opus of Classic Salsa in Silver City. He studied Classic Salsa from 1993 to 1996 through educative presentations (12 hours per week) in the Taberna Latina, also called "La Universidad de la Salsa" in Cali, Colombia. He passed the American Translators Association qualifying exam to become a translator of Spanish.
Facilitator: David Kent
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Wednesdays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
9) AARON COPLAND AND AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC: DEFINING THE SOUND OF A NATION
In 1837 Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered a speech titled "The American Scholar" that called on Americans to break away from what he thought were the excessive influences of European culture. True to Emerson's advice, Americans in the nineteenth century developed their own literary tradition through such distinctly American writers as Walt Whitman and Mark Twain. Americans had to wait until the twentieth century, however, before establishing their own identity in classical music. This course will provide a short survey of American classical music, focusing on Aaron Copland and the role he played in defining the sound of a nation.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jim Smith is a former high school history teacher who has been recognized as the New Mexico Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He is the author of Catherine's Son, Skipper Hall, and Ideas That Shape a Nation, a U.S. History textbook that has been endorsed by teachers and scholars throughout the nation, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning historians. Jim maintains a popular blog on music history at www.ClassicalTyro.com. More information about Jim is available at www.WhyTeachHistory.com.
Facilitator: Jim Smith
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 2 sessions: Tuesday, February 11, Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
10) OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCING
Come and dance with us! Get some exercise, learn (or relearn) some classic dance steps and most importantly have lots of fun in this old-time country dancing course. Donnie Turner will teach various old-time dance steps from the 1920's-1950's including the schottische, jitterbug, waltz, polka, two-step, and cotton-eyed Joe. Come for the dancing! Come for the music!! Come for the fun!!!

FACILITATOR BIO: Donnie Turner was "born in space" in Santa Rita, NM. He was an electrician by trade and the owner/operator of Silver Bowling Center. Donnie has a wealth of information on the history of Silver City and he fondly remembers a time when dancing was a common social activity in Silver City and the surrounding communities. In the late 1950's and early 1960's Donnie would go dancing nearly every weekend at various venues in and around Silver City. He would like to bring old-time country dancing back to Silver City.
Facilitator: Donnie Turner
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 sessions: Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: A one-time fee of $5 to cover the use of the facility.
11) INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING
Teaching and dancing fairly easy and fun folk dances from all over the world including Israel, Greece, Romania, Armenia, Turkey, Macedonia, Russia, and Scotland. These dances are standard in most international folk dance groups, and most of them are line or circle dances which require no professional training.

FACILITATOR BIO: Diane Princehouse has danced these folk dances since 1982 with groups in Alamogordo and Las Cruces, New Mexico, Boise, Idaho, and the Bay Area in California. She has studied ballet, and recently enjoyed an international dance course and performance with Dr. Gascon at WNMU.
Facilitator: Diane Princehouse
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Mondays, March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: A one-time fee of $6 to cover the use of the facility.

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Literature, Film and Theater
12) INTRODUCTION TO ACTING
If you've wanted to try acting, but didn't know where to start, this is the class for you. This will be a fun, foundational class in a safe, supportive environment that will set your imagination in motion while exposing you to techniques designed to help overcome stage fright and self-consciousness. Students will participate in theatre games, learn beginning improvisation, and be introduced to script work.

FACILITATOR BIO: Randy Carr has a BA in acting and directing, an MA in Human Relations and 25 years of experience in legal and technical writing and lecturing.
Facilitators: Randy Carr
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
13) SURVEY OF THE THEATER AND DRAMA OF LATIN AMERICA FROM PRE-COLONIAL RITUAL AND CONQUEST DRAMA TO CONTEMPORARY TIMES
We will be reading 5 major plays: The End of Atau Wallpa (Bolivia), La Verdad Sospechosa (Suspicious Truth) by Juan Ruiz de Alarcon (Mexico), Night of the Assassins by Jose Triana (Cuba), Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman (Chile), and Documents from Hell by Enrique Buenaventura (Colombia). The principal text will be Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance, edited by Diana Taylor and Sarah J. Townsend, University of Michigan Press, 2008. Miscellaneous handouts will be provided by the Instructor.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dr. Felipe Ortego y Gasca has a Ph.D. in English literature, is the WNMU Scholar in Residence, and the Chair of the Chicano and Hemispheric Studies Department at WNMU.
Facilitator: Dr. Felipe Ortego y Gasca
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Fridays, February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
14) HARRIET DOERR: MEMORIES LIKE VINTAGE BORDEAUX
When at age 74 Harriet Doerr published her first novel, Stones for Ibarra, some critics regarded the event as equivalent to Spot, your beagle, reciting Shakespeare's Sonnet #18 from memory. This class won't be impressed that someone over 65 can write a novel as moving as Stones for Ibarra or a short story as full of insight as "The Tiger in the Grass." We'll simply be impressed and try to understand what she did and how she did it. To come to the second class meeting, where everyone will contribute, a participant will have read Stones for Ibarra, and before the third meeting, "The Tiger in the Grass." Participants who read Consider This, Señora will receive extra credit.

FACILITATOR BIO: Tom Hester has lived in Silver City five years, coming here from Arlington, Virginia. He was chief editor for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an agency of the Department of Justice. Tom has a couple of Masters Degrees and an unfinished dissertation about Washington newspaper correspondents in the Grant administration (AmCiv at Penn). He enjoys reading and volunteers as a teacher of ESL for Literacy Link and as a researcher for the Silver City Museum. His son, Carlos, lives in Maryland.
Facilitator: Tom Hester
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, January 29, February 5, 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
15) DEAR LIFE - DISCUSSIONS OF WHAT ALICE MUNRO'S SHORT STORIES TELL US ABOUT US
Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature and has received many previous awards for excellence for her short stories. Her latest book (and she says her last) Dear Life contains stories of lives changed by chance encounters. The stories depict how life is truly unpredictable. Participants are expected to purchase or borrow the book and read 5 stories (one per week) each of which is 20 to 30 pages long. Class sessions will be almost exclusively discussion, with no correct or incorrect answers. Emphasis will be on determining if a story resonates with our life experiences, whether it has application to our lives going forward, and what the author is attempting to convey about life.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bing Ewalt has been an admirer of Alice Munro's writing for many years. He practiced law so approaches literature analytically, questioning what it teaches us about ourselves, and whether there are lessons presented for better understanding of our past and dealing with our future. Bing has a BA, an MA, and a JD - none of which is directly applicable to this endeavor.
Facilitator: Bing Ewalt
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays, January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
16) JULIUS CEASAR - BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH
Julius Caesar is a deceptively simple, straight-forward play when one is young. But for an older reader, there is subtlety and ambiguousness woven into it. That is why great actors such as James Mason, John Gielgud, and Marlon Brando have found it a challenge. Come explore this surprising treasure. The recommended text is by the Folger Library, but any version will do.

FACILITATOR BIO: Frost McGahey is WILL's resident Shakespearean expert. She has taught over 10 Shakespeare courses for WILL.
Facilitator: Frost McGahey
Enrollment Limit:WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
17) LET'S MAKE A MOVIE
We will learn the format for script writing as well as what to do during pre-production; how to shoot a movie; how to edit a movie; how to do a basic DVD transfer. Even a few tips on how to get a film distributed.

FACILITATOR BIO: Chris Aquino hails from Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Columbia College Film School from 1983-1986 where he was at the top of his class. His passion for filmmaking has served him well throughout his life. He ran a successful video production company from 1990-1995 when he and his family decided to move west. In 2001 he again started a production company in Fort Collins, Colorado. He successfully grew that company until 2005 when he moved to Silver City, where he and his partner Mary now make their home.
Facilitator: Chris Aquino
Enrollment Limit: 7
Date/Time: 8 Sessions: Thursdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
18) SCREWBALL COMEDIES
Starting in the 1930's and lasting into the following decade, the screwball comedy genre has been one of the endearing and lasting genres to come out of Hollywood. Join us for 3 popular films starring many of your favorite movie stars: It Happened One Night, My Man Godfrey, and The Lady Eve.
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 18, 25, March 4, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
19) MOVIE MYSTERIES: REVISITING THE THIN MAN SERIES
Murder, mayhem, laughter, Asta -- what more could one want! Join us for 3 of Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man series (The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man) for a hot time with William Powell and Myrna Loy -- and, of course, Asta!
Facilitator: Doc Campbell
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
20) BILLY WILDER PART II
Billy Wilder was a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist who made over 60 films; he has been described as "one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's Golden Age." His films depicted human nature and the issues that confronted ordinary people, and intentionally avoided representation of any particular political tone. Alcoholism, murder, and comedy were his forte. Many of his films have been repeatedly aired on television and no doubt will continue to be, and will serve as models for current and future filmmakers. This class will discuss Wilder's background and some of his favorite actors. During the last Billy Wilder course we viewed several of his comedy films; in this course we will view the more serious side of Wilder. Choosing a selection of films from his vast repertoire is certainly difficult, but for this class we will re-visit Double Indemnity, Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, the rarely seen Ace in the Hole, and the comedic Stalag 17.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted Presler is a longtime contributor to WILL as a facilitator. He has taught many movie classes.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 4, 18, March 4, 18, April 1, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
21) SIX DECADES OF BRITISH CRIME MOVIES
Ever since the 1940's, British film studios have been consistently making great crime and gangster films with a singular style and feel. Whether the black comedies of the 1950's, the realistic, hard-boiled thrillers of the 1970's, or the 1980's Underworld Allegories of Globalization, these film studios have been creating films that engage audiences.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ron Groves is a long time movie buff, hiker, and nature lover.
Facilitator: Ron Groves
Enrollment Limit: 40
Date/Time: 6 Sessions: Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
22) REVISITING THE GOLDEN GIRLS
The American Sitcom, The Golden Girls, was originally broadcast on the NBC network from September 1985 to May 1992. The subject was four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida and starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan. The series won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy twice, and three Golden Globe Awards for the Best Television Series--Musical or Comedy. Each of the stars won an Emmy Award. This class will show selected segments from 3 of the seasons, and will feature at least one special guest who knew one of the stars.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ted Presler is a longtime contributor to WILL as a facilitator. He has taught many movie classes.
Facilitator: Ted Presler
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, February 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None

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History & Current Affairs
23) HISTORY OF TUBERCULOSIS AT FT. BAYARD, NM
A discussion of the history of Tuberculosis (TB) treatment in Southwest New Mexico, including introduction of protocols then in use, such as ping pong ball insertion into chest, and donkey's milk as medicine. A discussion of the cause and natural course of TB as an illness, the economic impact it has had in the past as well as the present and current treatments. Stories from prior patients at Ft Bayard when it was a military TB sanitarium as obtained by personal verbal histories, as well as survivors and their caregivers presenting their stories.

FACILITATOR BIO: Twana Sparks, M.D. is a physician, and previously was a laboratory and x-ray technician at Ft Bayard in the 1970's.
Facilitator: Twana Sparks
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
24) PRIVATES, LAUNDRESSES, AND OFFICERS WIVES: WOMEN AT FORT BAYARD 1866 - 1899
In part to celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month, this class will cover Private William Cathey (the only female Buffalo Soldier), Mrs. Allensworth (the wife of Chaplain Allen Allensworth), Mrs. Hermina McGann (a laundress), and Josephine Clifford, Marie Phelps, and Frances Boyd (all officers' wives at Fort Bayard).

FACILITATOR BIO: The Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Society began in 1997 and Cecilia Bell served for one year as Vice President and President since 2000, and in all subsequent years.
Facilitator: Cecelia Bell
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WMNU
Fees: None
25) THE LORDSBURG INTERNMENT/POW CAMP OF WORLD WAR II
Lordsburg was the site of an Army containment camp during World War II that would in turn sequester Japanese enemy aliens (1942-1943), Italian prisoners of war (1943-1944), and German prisoners of war (1944-1945). Learning about the experience of housing these three nationalities in one facility will expand one's understanding of our nation at war. The session will explore aspects of the cultural and economic effects the camp's existence had on Lordsburg and surrounding areas. Many of the presentation photos are vintage featuring the camp itself and some of the civilian and military personnel. Session includes visits to the Lordsburg Museum and the former campsite.

FACILITATOR BIO: Mollie Pressler is a recognized authority on the Lordsburg Internment Camp. She has been collecting information since 1976 when enrolled in Professor Phil Cook's special problems in American history class at WNMU. That year was America's Bicentennial year, so Dr. Cook assigned the students to write about and to preserve local history. Mollie's research was taken from the local newspaper files, the National Archives, interviews with former civilian and military employees of the camp, and various other sources. The entire class' papers were published in the Lordsburg Liberal, and since that time, people have continued to expand Mollie's knowledge, giving her stories and artifacts. She has presented her research to the New Mexico and Arizona Historical Societies, at the University of Washington, University of Montana, WNMU and various other groups. Retired from Lordsburg schools, she serves on the Lordsburg Museum board.
Facilitator: Mollie Pressler
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, April 1, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
26) SOLDIER'S FAREWELL: HISTORY AND HIKE
Local speakers and a power point presentation will highlight the history and local stories about Soldier's Farewell (a lone peak slightly south and west of town accessed off of Highway 90 and Separ Road) and the surrounding land. The 1.5 hour class will also describe the field trip that will take place the following day meshing the story with reality.

FACILITATOR BIO: Rich Bigelow is a long time resident of Grant County. He is a strong hiker and backpacker, and enjoys dabbling in Southwest history, so he has made many forays to historic forts and sites along the Butterfield Trail. Born in Santa Rita, Terry Humble is a lifelong resident of the Grant County mining district. He is a local historian, a published author, and winner of the 2010 Rodman Paul mining history award. Terry retired from Phelps-Dodge in 2000 as a mine mechanic.
Facilitators: Rich Bigelow and Terry Humble
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Friday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 8, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU and TBA
Fees: None
27) MINE TOUR
Ride a comfortable university van along Highway 356 in the mining district with interpretive stops along the way to the Santa Rita pit overlook. View and discuss the last of the remaining old mineshaft head frames in the mining communities of Bayard, Vanadium, and Hanover. See the Empire Zinc mineshaft head frame that inspired the infamous 1951 strike and resulting 1954 documentary, Salt of the Earth, the only film banned by the U.S. Government.

FACILITATOR BIO: Born in Santa Rita, Terry Humble is a lifelong resident of the Grant County mining district. He is a local historian, a published author, and winner of the 2010 Rodman Paul mining history award. Terry retired from Phelps-Dodge in 2000 as a mine mechanic.
Facilitator: Terry Humble
Enrollment Limit: 12
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: $5.00 for transportation
28) GRANT COUNTY REBELLION
In the spirit of celebrating the Centennial of American Independence, residents of Grant County mounted a rebellion of their own in 1876. Dissatisfied with treatment by Territorial politicians in Santa Fe, leaders in Grant County tried to secede from New Mexico and join the Territory of Arizona. This class will examine the situations that spurred Grant County residents to embark on the path of rebellion and why the movement failed. We'll also examine how the movement benefitted Grant County and Silver City, leaving lasting effects that affect the present.

FACILITATOR BIOS: Melvyn Gelb spent eight years doing local radio shows and making local TV appearances. He has participated in several WNMU theatre productions including Fiddler on the Roof and Gilgamesh. Melvyn helped produce and create a locally run 15-episode "radio novella" and spent twenty-five years teaching and lecturing in front of classes and other audiences. He took a series of voice acting classes in NYC before moving to New Mexico.
Facilitator: Melvin Gelb
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, March 19, 10:30 - 12:00 Noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
29) CREATURES OF THE MAYA
Amphibians and reptiles were featured prominently in the thought, mythology, and religion of the ancient Maya. Snakes are ubiquitous in virtually all aspects of Maya artistic expression, but turtles, birds, crocodiles, lizards, frogs, and toads also appear frequently and in varied contexts. In this course we will explore the role of these animals in the secular and religious lives of those ancient people. In so doing, we will draw upon the evidence from "dirt archeology", the records of early Spanish chroniclers, and material contained in the four surviving Maya codices, together with colonial period accounts recorded by literate Maya scribes. Recorded Interviews with the contemporary rural Maya will serve to illuminate and augment the archeological record.

FACILITATOR BIO: Julian Lee is Professor of Biology Emeritus in the Department of Biology, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, where he taught courses in ecology, evolution, behavior, comparative anatomy, and herpetology. His research involves various aspects of the biology of amphibians and reptiles, with special emphasis on those of southeastern Mexico and northern Central America. He is author of The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatan Peninsula, and A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World, both published by Cornell University Press.
Facilitator: Julian Lee
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
30) HISTORY OF THE SPANISH BARB HORSE IN THE U.S. AND NORTH AMERICA
The story of a strain of the Spanish Barb horse, called the Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Barb. This line (strain) goes back to the late 1800s, when it was discovered in a remote area in southern Arizona, now the Buenos Aires Nature Preserve. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy took on the "rescue" of this herd in 1989. Blood typing has confirmed the genetic importance of this herd which is not to be confused with feral mustangs. The Spanish Barb came with the conquistadores to the New World in 1519. Most modern American breeds carry their blood, although only a few strains remain pure today and are being preserved by various horse associations. More information available at: www.heritagebreedssouthwest.com

FACILITATOR BIO: Silke Schneider left Germany after high school, joined a travelling circus, and arrived in New Mexico in her early 20's. She rode a horse over 1200 miles on her own across the old cowboy trails from Santa Fe via Dodge City to Ft. Worth, Texas. She took a job on a large cattle station in the outback in Western Australia where she worked as a "jillaroo" (cowgirl) on that station for several years, managing the herd of over 120 horses and "mustering" (rounding up) cattle for several months every year. The camps were much like those in the U.S. in the 1800's. She worked on the Biosphere II project near Tucson and in her late 30's earned a degree in Animal Science from the University of Arizona. In the past she has served on several boards of directors including The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and Rare Breeds International. She is a full member of the Long Riders Guild, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. For the past nine years she has worked as a kindergarten teacher and is most interested in "lifelong learning."
Facilitator: Silke Schneider
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
31) INTRODUCTION TO AND EXPLORATION OF CHINESE CULTURE - PAST AND PRESENT, URBAN AND RURAL
Learn about Chinese Culture by exploring Art, Music, History of Western Trade Routes, Ethnic Minorities, Architecture, Modern Events, Dance, Calligraphy, Food, Poetry, and Philosophy.

FACILITATOR BIO: Xinyan Weeks was born and raised in a rural mountain village in Guangxi Province, Southern China. She is a member of the Zhuang tribe which is the largest minority tribe in China. She is a graduate of Hainan University with a degree in English, and is certified by the Hainan Graduate Language School in Haikou, China. Xinyan owned and operated her own travel company in China, providing travel services throughout China to predominately European and Western business travelers. She immigrated to the United States in 2006 and recently became a U.S. Citizen. She is married and has a son who is now attending WNMU. Xinyan has taught Chinese Mandarin classes for WILL programs and at Aldo Leopold High School.
Facilitator: Xinyan Weeks
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
32) FOUR TOPICS IN BASEBALL
Based on the Ken Burns' series, this class will cover: 1) Baseball's early days, 2) Babe Ruth and his era (1920's & 1930's), 3) Black baseball and Jackie Robinson (1920's & 1940's), and 4) Free agency and its effects (1970's and 1980's).

FACILITATOR BIO: Stephen Fox believes that baseball fandom is powerful, elemental stuff, going back to parents playing catch with their kids. Stephen and his father played catch on their big front lawn in Lexington, Massachusetts. His father would throw a looping fly ball all the way over to one side, Stephen would run over and catch it, gasping and wheezing, and then his father would throw it all the way to the other side. Stephen found baseball late, at age ten, and for the next five years, in the absence of other grand passions, his interest in baseball was all-consuming. He still remembers the World Series' teams for each of those years. After age fifteen he found other pursuits as compelling, but baseball has been one of the steady continuities in his life. Wherever Stephen has lived, whatever else he was doing, he has always been devoted to the Boston Red Sox. American life is forever in motion; to Stephen, baseball offers a solid rock of tradition, connection, and allegiance. Jesse Hargrave has found baseball to always be a way of reaching out for connections to a wider world. He is old enough to have grown up in a part of the country that the Major Leagues had yet to reach, so when he moved to Chicago at the age of 22, regular visits to Wrigley Field and the old Comiskey Park began to make up the deficit. Eventually, he made his way to Boston where he became an ardent Red Sox fan. He now considers Fenway Park — "that lyrical bandbox of a ballpark" as John Updike once said — to be one of the special places on earth. Like baseball itself, Fenway Park offers "a compromise between man's Euclidean determinations and nature's beguiling irregularities". (Also Updike)
Facilitators: Stephen Fox and Jesse Hargrave
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, March 5, 19, 26, April 2, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None

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Science and Nature
33) CHANGES TO MEDICARE IN LIGHT OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT (ACA)
This panel discussion will include a variety of representatives from the community who will help clarify some of the myths and realities of the Affordable Healthcare Act and Medicare. This will NOT be a political conversation, but instead a resource for information. Panelists include: Christine Brickley, Associate Professor, WNMU School of Nursing; Connie Hostetler, Senior Life Cycle Coordinator for The Grant County Health Council; Eric Seyler, a consultant experienced with the healthcare insurance industry; and a representative from Gila Regional Medical Center.

FACILITATOR BIO: Sherry Bassi is an Associate Professor with the WNMU School of Nursing.
Facilitator: Sherry Bassi
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, March 3, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
34) INFECTIOUS DISEASES THAT SHAPED HISTORY
Contagious and infectious diseases caused by microbial pathogens have had profound impacts on civilization throughout history. This course will explore some of the greatest epidemics of all time, including tuberculosis and the Black Death, from both a historical and scientific perspective. A background in science is not required.

Terry Timme has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Colorado State University. Terry's post-doctoral training was in molecular biology and human genetics. His academic career at Baylor College of Medicine was in prostate cancer research.
Facilitator: Terry Timme
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Mondays, March 17, 24, 31 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
35) HOW TO GET LOST IN THE WOODS
This course will focus on common mistakes that people have made that have resulted in them getting lost. There will be numerous examples of past Search and Rescue missions that highlight why things went wrong. Hopefully these instances will help people learn better habits and prevent others from getting lost.

Brian Fuller has been the New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue Incident Commander for six years. He has been involved in many Search and Rescue missions throughout New Mexico.
Facilitator: Brian Fuller
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
36) STAR PARTY AT THE COSMIC CAMPGROUND IN GLENWOOD
Travel to the Cosmic campground in Glenwood. Silver City astronomy group will bring telescopes and gaze with us. Meet at the campground for a potluck cook-out. Then look at the stars, sleep in our tents or travel trailers, and leave on Saturday.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kathy Anderson retired to Silver City in 2006 and is co-founder of the Silver City Astronomical Society. Kathy founded the Silver City Neighborhood Alliance, plays music, and starts new gardens. Her background includes a 27 year history in Alaska serving as a mediator, hearing officer, and adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the National Judicial College. She studied her first thunderstorm at age 3, got her first telescope at age 20, and saw her first aurora borealis at 29. She and her husband built their first astronomical observatory this past year, and are still working on the bugs.
Facilitators: Kathy Anderson and Lois Fuller
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: TBD

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Outdoor Experience
37) HIKING FOR BEGINNERS
Beginning Hiking is designed to introduce participants to hiking for exercise and enjoyment. Topics included are trail safety, equipment, and the Silver City area trail system. Each class period will include a hike, the length of which will be determined by the abilities of the participants.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
38) THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL: FOOTPRINTS OVER TIME
Lecture class will include: 1) Origin and Explanation of the National Trails System; 2) History and development of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT); 3) Description and discussion of the route of the CDT, state by state; and 4) Description of the CDT route in and around Silver City. Each hike will include: 1) Discussion of geologic formations; 2) Archaeological evidence; 3) Indigenous peoples; 4) Native plants and trees; and 5) Historical events that are/were present, or occurred along the route.

FACILITATOR BIO: Bill Bertsch moved here from Alaska four years ago and immediately began exploring the trails of the Gila. He has been a regular hike leader for Outdoor Experience.
Facilitator: Bill Bertsch
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 18, March 18, April 22. February 18, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., March 18 and April 22, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU and TBA
Fees: None
39) BIRDING TRIP TO PORTAL, AZ
A day trip to Portal/Cave Creek, AZ, one of the best birding spots in the U.S., and only an hour and a half drive from Silver City. During the neo-tropic migration we are likely to see many species of hummingbirds, the Elegant Trogan, possibly the Sulphur-bellied Fly Catcher, and countless other species.

FACILITATOR BIO: Ron Groves is a long time music lover, movie buff, hiker, and nature lover.
Facilitator: Ron Groves and Karen Beckenbach
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, May 15, meet at 7:30 a.m. in Portal.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
Note: Facilitator will provide information for those members who prefer to spend the previous night in Portal.
40) HIKE TO PONY HILLS
Visit two impressive petroglyph sites in Luna County: Pony Hills and Frying Pan Canyon. Lots of petroglyphs scattered on large boulders on hillsides and hilltops. The sites are on BLM land, drive 60 miles on pavement, then 12 miles of dirt road access (high clearance needed) to Pony Hills. 4x4 required to Frying Pan Canyon. Walking difficulty: there is some scrambling uphill around rocks and thorny vegetation, actual hiking distance less than 1/2 mile at each site. Like a treasure hunt, you will find more petroglyphs the more you wander around. Good views from hilltops. Optional lunch break in Deming or Hurley.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jeff Boyd has been an avid hiker and backpacker for decades. For two years he facilitated the WILL Outdoor Experience program and was a regular hike leader.
Facilitator: Jeff Boyd
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, February 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
41) WILDLAND NAVIGATION 101
Course will introduce the student to triangulation with a compass and the basic ins and outs of field navigation without instruments. A field trip will be used to put the knowledge learned into action.

FACILITATOR BIO: Joseph Kenneally has a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. He was a U.S. Forest Service Engineer, and is a Licensed & Bonded outdoor guide (Yellowstone National Park 1991-1993, Gila National Forest 2011-present).
Facilitators: Joe Kenneally
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Mondays, February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and a field trip Tuesday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU and TBD
Fees: None
42) WILDLAND NAVIGATION 102
Student should already be capable of doing triangulation with a compass. (It will be sufficient to take this course concurrently with the Navigation 101 course.) This class will deal with field triangulation with a hand held GPS.

FACILITATOR BIO: Joseph Kenneally has a BS in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. He was a U.S. Forest Service Engineer, and is a Licensed and Bonded outdoor guide (Yellowstone National Park 1991 to 1993, Gila National Forest 2011-present).
Facilitators: Joe Kenneally
Enrollment Limit: 8
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. and a field trip Wednesday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU and TBD
Fees: None

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Health & Fitness
43) BEGINNING PICKLEBALL
Pickleball, named for a dog, is played with a paddle and a perforated plastic ball on a badminton-sized court. It combines skills used in tennis, badminton, and table tennis to provide a challenging, yet easy-to-learn game for America. Success comes quickly in pickleball, with many players participating at a fun and competitive level after only a few lessons. It is the fastest growing sport in Senior Olympics.

FACILITATOR BIOS: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU and is a devotee of Pickleball.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
Note: The sessions will continue after the initial four weeks for those members who wish to continue playing.
44) INTERMEDIATE PICKLEBALL
This class is a continuation of the beginning pickleball class and will emphasize improvement of basic skills and attainment of new skills and strategies.

FACILITATOR BIO: June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU and is a devotee of Pickleball.
Facilitator: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 12:00 noon. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
Note: The sessions will continue after the initial four weeks for those members who wish to continue playing.
45) GET FIT SENORS INTERMEDIATE
Be part of an ongoing project between WILL and Get Fit Western/WNMU Kinesiology Department! Participants will have an initial evaluation session, a work-out program will be designed specifically for each person to meet his or her goals, and there will be regular follow-up to evaluate how the program is working. Only available to those who have taken the Get Fit Seniors Beginning course. Member must be willing to commit to attending all 12 classes.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 28, 30, February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, March 4, 6, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
46) GET FIT SENIORS BEGINNING
Be part of an ongoing project between WILL and Get Fit Western/WNMU Kinesiology Department! Participants will have an initial evaluation session, a work-out program will be designed specifically for each person to meet his or her goals, and there will be regular follow-up to evaluate how the program is working. Not available to those who have previously taken the Beginning course. Member must be willing to commit to attending all 12 classes.
Facilitator: WNMU Kinesiology Department
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 12 Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 18, 20, 25, 27, April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
47) IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE = IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
Balance is a key component of a healthy life; lack of balance leads to a variety of injuries, and also to a general unwillingness to move. Improving balance is a simple matter that requires only a small space in your home and a few minutes of consistent practice. Participants will learn a series of activities they can do in the comfort of their own homes. Each person should bring a cane, a hiking stick, a broom handle, or a sturdy stick. Gym shoes are preferred.

FACILITATOR BIO: : June Decker has been involved in teaching and leading outdoor activities for over 30 years. She is a Continental Divide Trail addict, having hiked approximately 150 miles of the trail in southwestern New Mexico. Her philosophy is that hiking should be safe and fun and should not resemble a forced march activity! She is a retired Movement Science professor from WNMU
Facilitators: June Decker
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
48) AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT FELDENKRAIS METHOD
Want to feel better and move better? Feldenkrais' Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons consist of verbally directed, sophisticated movement sequences designed to create the conditions for improved functioning. Sensory-motor activity is used to free us from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling. The lessons involve tremendous variety, helping to make the learning intriguing and enjoyable.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dixie Dexter has been involved with the Feldenkrais Method since 1988. She became a certified practitioner in l996, and has been in practice since then in a physical therapy setting, at Mercy Hospital's Integrative Services, and in private practice. She became certified in Bones for Life in 2005 which is based on the Feldenkrais Method. Her enthusiasm for both modalities has remained consistently high since her first exposure to them.
Facilitator: Dixie Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Tuesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
Note: Bring mat and towel; wear loose, comfortable clothing.
49) BONES FOR LIFE
Are you concerned about the health of your bones? Bones for Life benefits include: better posture, improved equilibrium and vitality, freedom from back and joint problems, and stronger bones. Gentle weight-bearing movements challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy while improving overall balance and coordination. All students are welcome!

FACILITATOR BIO: Dixie Dexter has been involved with the Feldenkrais Method since 1988. She became a certified practitioner in l996, and has been in practice since then in a physical therapy setting, at Mercy Hospital's Integrative Services, and in private practice. She became certified in Bones for Life in 2005 which is based on the Feldenkrais Method. Her enthusiasm for both modalities has remained consistently high since her first exposure to them.
Facilitator: Dixie Dexter
Enrollment Limit: 25
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Thursdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
Note: Bring mat and towel; wear loose, comfortable clothing.
50) GOLF FOR THE BEGINNER
The purpose of this course will be to provide individuals the opportunity to explore their potential interest in learning to play golf. There will be 5 weekly group sessions that focus on general instruction and hands on lessons, culminating in 9 holes of play. In Session 1, we will cover history, etiquette, grip and stance. Sessions 2-4 will be group lessons and in Session 5, participants will play 9 holes of golf.

FACILITATOR BIO: Dominic Curran is the Silver City Golf Course Pro. Eric Chavez is the Silver City Golf Course Assistant Pro.
Facilitators: Dominic Curran and Eric Chavez
Enrollment Limit: 10
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., April 9, 2.5 - 3 hours
Location: TBD
Fees: $10.00/session - equipment will be provided.

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How To & Self-Improvement
51) CARD GAME - HEARTS (ON FIRE)
A new method of scoring in playing the traditional game of Hearts has been developed that adds more complexity to both the strategy and tactics of the game. People who have tried this version of the game have become enthusiastic converts. This class will use that method and perhaps contribute to the improvements in the game.

FACILITATOR BIO: John Lawson has developed this version of the game and played it over the last three years.
Facilitator: John Lawson
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Thursdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
52) INTRODUCTION TO POKER
This class will be an introduction to poker and the popular game of Texas Hold 'em. Facilitator will discuss basic concepts of poker; including what hand beats what. Class will include playtime with actual poker chips

FACILITATOR BIO: Cindy Gagnon grew up being her Dad's sidekick during many years of poker games, and subsequently learned the game. Most recently Cindy placed 7th in the first annual Clay Festival Texas Hold 'em tournament. There were 50 players in this first ever event.
Facilitator: Cindy Gagnon
Enrollment Limit: 18
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Wednesdays, April 16, 23, 30, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
53) EARTH SHELTERING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Constructing and operating buildings consumes 48% of the energy used in the United States, including 76% of the nation's electricity. Integrating buildings with the surrounding landscape typically saves 50-70% of the operating energy. Underground or earth-sheltered structures provide several additional environmental benefits, including efficient land use, building maintenance reduction, interior environment control, and natural habitat preservation. Today's underground buildings are comfortable, spacious, sun-filled, and surprisingly common. Using a variety of modern examples in the United States, this class explores the advantages as well as design constraints and construction challenges of earth-integrated buildings.

FACILITATOR BIO: Loretta Hall, a certified Green Building Technical Professional, is the author of Underground Buildings: More than Meets the Eye, the definitive book on American subterranean architecture for public-access buildings. Her website, www.SubsurfaceBuildings.com chronicles current developments in the United States. Ms. Hall has spoken about earth-integrated architecture throughout the United States, including an American Institute of Architects national convention, a Traditional Buildings conference, the Southwest Build It Green conference, and the National Building Museum's lecture series.
Facilitator: Loretta Hall
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, March 29, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
54) WINDOWS FUNDAMENTALS
Richard Helbock is an instructional technologist at WNMU and has been troubleshooting, designing, building, repairing, and cursing computers for nearly two decades. In this course, he will guide you through the fundamentals of Windows in a relaxed, friendly environment so that you can learn the basic functions of PC's, including emailing, web browsing, and media acquisition and storage. Richard will also cover file maintenance and the basics of file organization to make your computer's filing system more efficient. This course will take place in a computer lab so that each participant will have access to a computer.

FACILITATOR BIO: Richard Helbock is presently employed at WNMU as an instructional technologist and has been working in higher education technology positions for nearly a decade. His computer experience extends back to the i80386 processor. Although he is dual-platform capable, he spends much more time with PCs than with Macs. These days he spends more time manipulating digital content than repairing hardware, but is adept at both. His experience in technology instruction includes presentations and trainings on a variety of topics ranging from Windows fundamentals to Web Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.
Facilitator: Richard Helbock
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Mondays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
55) WHAT EXACTLY IS IT? WHAT EXACTLY CAN IT DO? WHY DO I NEED ONE (OR THINK I NEED ONE)? HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? SMART PHONES, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, ETC.
This course is a walk through the various "wonderful" technology options available to us. This course will help you determine whether or not you want to own one or not, and how to decide which one if you do.

FACILITATOR BIO: Abe Villarreal is employed at Western New Mexico University where he has served as the Director of Communications since 2008. Abe's background in the news media is an advantage to WNMU as he seeks to tell the institution's story in various forms of new and traditional media. Abe has been successful in building relationships with news media throughout the Southwestern United States. In addition, he spearheads and oversees the branding, marketing, communication, and social media efforts for WNMU.
Facilitator: Abe Villarreal
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Tuesday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: WNMU
56) EVOLUTION OF A DISH
Join Chef Rob Connoley of Curious Kumquat, recognized by Saveur Magazine as one of America's Top 100, as he chronicles the process of creating a new dish from idea inception, through research and testing, to the final product.

FACILITATOR BIO: Rob Connoley is the owner and chef of Curious Kumquat.
Facilitator: Rob Connoley
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Monday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
57)EXPLORING GLUTEN AND YOUR HEALTH
In the first class we will talk about different aspects of gluten and what it means to be on a strict gluten-free diet. The second class will be a "lab" in a kitchen to demonstrate making gluten free flatbread and almond milk.

Rachel Bighley has an MA in teaching, and a BS in Biology. She is recovering from an "undiagnosed" illness, is the mother of two boys and wife of a local custom homebuilder. Rachel hosts "Gluten Freedom Group" support meetings.
Facilitator: Rachel Bighley
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 26, March 5, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU and TBA
Fees: None
58) THE PATH OF THE BODHISATTVA
A Bodhisattva is sometimes called "a friend of the world".. A Bodhisattva has a special aspiration of achieving enlightenment in order to benefit all living beings. What's that? You're thinking that enlightenment might be a bit of a tall order for you? Then how about simply becoming a better person in order to benefit those in your life? In this four-class series, Buddhist meditation teacher Jeff Goin will present the "Six Perfections," which are the practices of one on the path of the Bodhisattva. You will learn how these practices, as taught by 8th century meditation master Shantideva, are as applicable today as they were back then.

FACILITATOR BIO: Jeff Goin, CMS-CHt is a healing practitioner and meditation teacher. He is a Certified Medical Support and Clinical Hypnotherapist, and has been certified by the International Board of Hypnotherapy. As a Medical Support Hypnotherapist, Jeff assists patients to reduce pre-procedural anxiety, reduce or eliminate pain and post-surgery healing, and to aid in symptom control. He also teaches patients self-hypnosis strategies as self-care. In addition, he helps clients move past emotional and behavioral obstacles and challenges. Jeff received his training in clinical hypnotherapy at the American Academy of Hypnotherapy under Tim Simmerman Sierra. www.jeffgoinhypnotherapy.com". A five-year resident of Silver City, he co-founded Single Socks, a non-profit thrift store that funds anti-hunger programs in Grant County, New Mexico. He is a volunteer teacher of meditation, and holds degrees from George Washington University and the University of Northern Colorado. Jeff twice entered - and finished - the Tour of the Gila bicycle race!
Facilitator: Jeff Goin
Enrollment Limit: 35
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
59) HOW TO HELP A GRIEVING FRIEND: ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS YOURSELF
Grief is a universal experience. None of us escapes this life without experiencing the loss of someone or something valuable. Come to explore what helps us through these inevitable times of adjustment to loss.

FACILITATOR BIO: Chris McIntosh is the grief counselor for Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice and has worked with and learned from those who grieve for over 25 years.
Facilitator: Chris McIntosh
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, February 6, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
60) END OF LIFE CHOICES AND OPTIONS
Growing up we are taught to have goals for our life, and to make plans for achieving them. An area not included in this is the planning and preparation for our life's end and how we want that experience to be for all concerned. The difficulty encountered in contemplating this reality and addressing these matters for ourselves and our loved ones often leads us to the Scarlett O'Hara approach of "I'll think about it tomorrow" or not at all. Taking this approach, we abdicate our empowering birthright of choice, and opt by default for just letting "nature take its course". In this course we will be looking at the many facets and issues involved in addressing our mortality and life's end, as well as the options and choices we have in the matter: financial, care and treatment, family involvement and impact, life remembrance and celebration, saying good-bye, and the grieving process.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kelduyn Garland, Ph.D. is a transpersonal Body Mind therapist, trainer, and consultant who has held the position of associate/adjunct professor in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and in Southeast Asia. She has consulted and trained nationally and internationally and has worked as a transpersonal Body Mind therapist for more than 4 decades in geriatric mental health, addressing major life transitions and related loss and grief, end of life issues and coming to resolution with the life lived. Dr. Garland's Ph.D.'s are in Psychology (prenatal, perinatal, and geriatric), Marriage and Family Therapy, and Child and Family Development. She also holds a Doctorate of Divinity. She has been a licensed mental health professional in the states of Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico, and is published in professional journals and newsletters on loss and grief issues. She is one of the original co-authors of a major medical textbook. Adrienne Dare, Ph.D. is a retired university professor who has been a resident of Silver City for the last 27 years. In 2002 she traveled to Oregon to be with her mother who was able to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and Physician Aid in Dying. She has since been passionate about the individual's right to comfort, calm, and choice at the end of life, with physician aid in dying being one of those choices. She is currently a member of the Executive Council of the New Mexico Compassion and Choices organization.
Facilitators: Kelduyn Garland, Ph.D and Adrienne Dare, Ph.D
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 4 Sessions: Wednesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
61) THE 9TH STAGE OF HUMAN
Following psychologist Eric Erickson's "Eight Stages of Human Development" (birth to retirement), this course will propose an additional "Ninth Stage: Post-Retirement Elder/Senior Years". In this course, participants will focus on the dynamics of this stage of life, as well as share what it means for us who have entered it, are on the threshold of entering it, or have loved ones who are in it.

FACILITATOR BIO: Kelduyn Garland, Ph.D. is a transpersonal Body Mind therapist, trainer, and consultant who has held the position of associate/adjunct professor in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and in Southeast Asia. She has consulted and trained nationally and internationally and has worked as a transpersonal Body Mind therapist for more than 4 decades in geriatric mental health, addressing major life transitions and related loss and grief, end of life issues and coming to resolution with the life lived. Dr. Garland's Ph.D.'s are in Psychology (prenatal, perinatal, and geriatric), Marriage and Family Therapy, and Child and Family Development. She also holds a Doctorate of Divinity. She has been a licensed mental health professional in the states of Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico, and is published in professional journals and newsletters on loss and grief issues. She is one of the original co-authors of a major medical textbook.
Facilitators: Kelduyn Garland, Ph.D
Enrollment Limit: 21
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Thursday and Friday, February 6, 7, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
62) EXPLORING THE WISDOM OF THOMAS MERTON
We will explore: what is the meaning of our true nature; what brings us authentic happiness; what creates change; what is the Art of Contemplation; what is the wisdom of Thomas Merton that can transform our lives; how do we becomes a "communion of subjects" not a collection of objects?

FACILITATORS: William Joseph is a longtime educator from New Mexico, with over 30 years of personal study of the wisdom of Thomas Merton. He is dedicated to living daily for the health of the planet.
Facilitator: William Joseph
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
63) ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK
Rosen Method Bodywork is a unique and profound form of bodywork that allows us to become aware of and access our tensions and emotions in a mindful way. This class provides an introduction and an overview of this method of bodywork as developed by Marion Rosen. According to her, our life experiences are stored in our body memory, even if our conscious mind may have forgotten them. In order to cope with difficult life experiences and the pressures of our surroundings, especially as a child, we use the support of our musculature. This can lead to chronic tensions and physical pain, as well as rigid and limiting attitudes. These unconscious tensions require effort and energy; relaxing can happen from inside out. Releasing these tensions adds to our physical, emotional, and spiritual aliveness and wellbeing. There will be lecture, group discussion with sharing, and a demonstration.

FACILITATORS: Anna Dye began her T'ai Chi career in 1998 as a student of Rami Salo, one of Tung Kai-Ying's most successful European teachers. She is long-time member of the Tai Chi Chuan Association of Helsinki, Finland. Anna started to study Rosen while still working full time in Finland in 2003, and a few years earlier took her first introductory workshop with Marion Rosen. Anna began her Rosen Method internship a year ago with the Rosen Method Center Southwest in Santa Fe. She chose WILL as a forum to introduce The Rosen Method to Silver City.
Facilitator: Anna Dye
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 1 Session: Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
64) RELATIONSHIPS AND HOW THEY ARE INFLUENCED BY ASTROLOGICAL CYCLES
The course begins by going over the basics of the male and female influences in individual natal charts - the Sun and Moon, Mars and Venus, and the Cardinal points. We will then look at the opportunities for change and growth that astrological transits and progressions provide us through our partners and relationships. Transits and progressions will be generally introduced and reviewed, and then interpreted for the charts of participating students and their partners. A basic understanding of astrological language and symbolism is useful but not essential. As we work on and question charts together, the basics of astrology will emerge and be reinforced.

FACILITATOR: Don Musser has studied astrology for 20 + years. His studies have included work with Dawn Bodrogi, an advanced professional astrologer, on the progressed chart and synastry, and relationship issues. Don also hosts a biweekly discussion group whose participants delve into themselves using astrological symbolism to facilitate awareness.
Facilitator: Don Musser
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
65) WHAT IS METAPHYSICS?
Metaphysics is a multi-faceted area of study. In this course we will explore thought patterns, the ego and belief systems, our psychic energy, consciousness, and awareness. We will look at contemplation, meditation, and silence, and their benefits to our well-being, as well as the negative and positive parts of ourselves and how to change, if we wish to do so.

FACILITATORS: Rev. Sandra Bogacka-Crowell has a B.A. in Psychology & Society and a B.A. in Metaphysics. She is currently working on her Masters. She has been a substance abuse counselor, a hypnotist, and a speaker.
Facilitator: Sandra Bogacka-Crowell
Enrollment Limit: 15
Date/Time: 5 Sessions: Wednesdays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
66) TRIP TO AMERIND MUSEUM
Tour of the Amerind Museum. Located in the spectacular Texas Canyon of the Little Dragoon Mountains in southeastern Arizona, the Amerind Museum houses one of the finest private collections of Native American art and artifacts in the country. Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the Amerind Foundation is a private anthropological and archaeological museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. An adjacent art museum is also included. After the museum tour we will stop at nearby Triangle T Historic Guest Ranch for lunch. This ranch, one of the oldest guest ranches in Arizona, is also steeped in history. We will car-pool in private vehicles.

FACILITATORS: Ron Groves is a long time music lover, movie buff, hiker, and nature lover.
Facilitator: Ron Groves
Enrollment Limit:CLOSED
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, March 14, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $5.00 museum admission charge plus cost of lunch.
67) TRIP TO THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM) AND OLD SCOTTSDALE
The feature event of this weekend will be Saturday's visit to the world famous Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, AZ. We will stay at the Extended Stay Suites in Old Scottsdale on Friday and Saturday nights; enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants or funky bistros in downtown Tucson on the way to Scottsdale on Friday. Lunch on Saturday will be at the excellent museum café at the MIM. Optional events include concerts at the acoustically excellent theater at the MIM, shopping in Old Scottsdale, joining the group for a dinner or a tour of the Bead Museum and Civil War Museum next to the hotel. We'll return to Silver City after brunch on Sunday, April 13. We will meet as a group before the tour to discuss the events in more detail.

FACILITATORS: Cindy Lindhorn is serving as WILL Vice President, and has organized some very successful outings/trips for the WILL curriculum.
Facilitator: Cindy Lindhorn
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 3 Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 11, 12, 13. Leave Silver City 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, return after brunch on Sunday, April 13
Location: TBD
Fees: $18.00 MIM admission, hotel and meal charges, transportation costs.

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68) DINING OUT IN SILVER CITY
A Tour of Latin American cuisines: Peruvian at the Curious Kumquat on March 11, Brazilian at Shevek's on April 8, and Argentinian at Tres Rosat on May 13.

FACILITATORS: Rob Connoley is the owner and chef of Curious Kumquat. Shevek Barnhart is the owner and chef of Shevek's. King Crowder is the chef and he and Lyla Adrienne are owners of Tre Rosat.
Facilitators: Rob Connoley, Shevek Barnhart, King Crowder, and Lyla Adrienne
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 3 Sessions: Tuesdays, March 11, April 8, May 13, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $36.00 for each dinner (includes gratuity). Drinks will be charged separately.
69) COURT WATCH TRAINING FOR GRANT COUNTY FAMILY COURT
Court Watch is a national effort dedicated to providing an impartial assessment of the effectiveness of family courts. The project has proven to be a conversational springboard that provides the public with a sense of what's happening in the courts and helps the community to find ways to ensure that the justice system works as it should. This course is for individuals who would like to become part of a court watch effort in Grant County. Learn how to use your eyes, ears, and voice to help "unsilence" the cry of the victims of domestic violence.

Annie Lessem has been a community activist most of her life, and works with several organizations in Silver City who are trying to eliminate abuse of all sorts in our area.
Facilitator: Annie Lessem
Enrollment Limit: 20
Date/Time: 2 Sessions: Monday, March 31, April 7, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
70) TAX ASSESSMENT IN GRANT COUNTY - HOW IT WORKS
A Senior Appraiser in our assessor's office will help us understand the assessment process in our area.

Raul Turrieta, Jr. began working in the assessor's office in 1981 and continues today as Senior Appraiser after two terms as Elected Assessor. Raul completed appraisal courses under the International Association of Assessing Officer (IAAO) and was certified as a New Mexico Certified Appraiser in 1986. He is a graduate of the Local Government Leadership Program, was elected as Assessor from 1999 through 2006, and continues to take required continuing education courses that include tax laws, regulation, and governmental standards and ethics.
Facilitator: Raul Turrieta, Jr.
Enrollment Limit: 30
Date/Time: 1 Session: Thursday, May 8, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: WNMU
Fees: None
71) VISIT TO GLENWOOD LABYRINTHS AND SUPER SALVES
We will travel to Glenwood to walk the labyrinths at the Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. We'll have lunch in Alma, and then visit the Super Salve Company, one of the largest employers in Catron County.

FACILITATOR BIO: Cordelia Rose founded Glenwood Yoga in 2003 and combines the centering and meditative aspects of labyrinths and yoga when teaching. Her first labyrinth was completed in 2002 and now five labyrinths of different designs and the plan of a maze make up Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. Cordelia has built labyrinths at retreat centers, at museums with Art in Public Places awards, at an international labyrinth conference, and for private clients. She has made short films showing the uses of labyrinths for humans, horses and healing. Renewing interest in equine labyrinths, Cordelia has been leading workshops and riding her horses in her equine labyrinths since 2002. Denise Cowan was introduced to the plant world at the age of ten. Her mother took her on medicinal plant outings to the Gila River near Coolidge, Arizona. During her childhood, she also visited the Hopi and Navajo Reservations, accompanying the Grandmothers to herd sheep and find dye plants for their rugs. Denise is a graduate of Michael Moore's Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. She has owned and operated Super Salve for more than 20 years. Her website is: www.supersalve.com. Denise is also a founding member of the Ethnobotanical Research Association which documents the beneficial plants used ceremonially and medicinally by the Native American people.
Facilitators: Cordelia Rose and Denise Cowan
Enrollment Limit: CLOSED
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, April 30, 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: None
72) WORK DAY IN PALOMAS-1 (HELP REPAIR A HOME)
We will work with the Health Educators group to choose a family that is in great need. The repairs will probably include plugging holes in the walls, fixing the roof, replacing broken windows, installing an exterior door, etc. There will also be a need for people to clean up. Tools and supervision will be provided by Border Partners. Someone from the family will help the group.

FACILITATOR BIO: Border Partners is a nonprofit organization uniting people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in their vision that, by sharing resources, ideas, and experience, we can improve life for many people living in poverty along the border.
Facilitator: Border Partners
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Wednesday, January 29, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $20.00 donation to help with repair costs
73) WORK DAY IN PALOMAS-2 (HELP REPAIR A HOME)
We will work with the Health Educators group to choose a family that is in great need. The repairs will probably include plugging holes in the walls, fixing the roof, replacing broken windows, installing an exterior door, etc. There will also be a need for people to clean up. Tools and supervision will be provided by Border Partners. Someone from the family will help the group.

FACILITATOR BIO: Border Partners is a nonprofit organization uniting people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in their vision that, by sharing resources, ideas, and experience, we can improve life for many people living in poverty along the border.
Facilitator: Border Partners
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, February 21, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $20.00 donation to help with repair costs
74) TOUR OF BORDER PARTNERS' PROJECTS IN PALOMAS
We will visit our green house, and the computer lab and school garden at the Ford Primary School as we drive through the Village of Palomas. You will also see our new Education Center, the demonstration gardens with graywater irrigation, and the papercrete manufacturing site. The Tour will end with lunch with the Health Educators who are sponsored by Border Partners.

FACILITATOR BIO: Border Partners is a nonprofit organization uniting people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in their vision that, by sharing resources, ideas, and experience, we can improve life for many people living in poverty along the border.
Facilitator: Border Partners
Enrollment Limit: WAIT LIST ONLY
Date/Time: 1 Session: Friday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Fees: $15.00 lunch and donation to Border Partners

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