OLLI FALL 2017 CLASS LIST

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MONDAYS -BEGINNING September 11, 2017

1:30 PM

APPLICATIONS OF LOGIC

DAVID TOFSTED PhD

Logical methods provide a means of examining truth claims under many different applications. Aristotelian logic and its figures form a basis for much of modern scientific methods of proof. Aristotelian logic will be examined and described and its analogous scientific causality argument will be discussed, and then applied in examining various philosophical and scientific theories.

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Metal embossing, also known as repujado in Spanish, or repoussé in French, is an ancient art of manipulating soft metals using special hand tools to create unique works of art. New students learn the basic techniques in this art. A beginner kit will be available for $10 payable at the first class.  Advanced students will review intermediate techniques before proceeding to advanced levels. Classes are bilingual. This is a two hour, 12 week class. Extra fee $30. Class size is limited to 20 to allow for some individual attention and instruction.

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW

CLAYTON BENCH PhD

This course will introduce students to Classical Hebrew (the language in which the Old Testament was written).

GRASPING THE SPARROW'S TAIL: THE CORE MOVEMENTS OF TAI CHI

STEVE BAROWSKY Note:This class has moved to Fridays at 1:30pm

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail is a beautiful sequence of four movements, which exemplify the four basic energies of Tai Chi. These movements are the core from which all Tai Chi forms are developed. In this class you will be able to learn a complete repeating sequence to be able to practice at home or wherever you may be.

3:15 PM

GLOBAL HERBAL MEDICINE: RISKS AND BENEFITS

ARMANDO GONZALEZ PhD

The course will cover the most important medicinal herbs used for the treatment of various diseases around the globe. Students will learn about the health benefits of using herbal remedies, as well as the possible risks and toxicity associated with certain herbal supplements used in Ayurveda, Chinese herbology, and Mexican traditional medicine. The course includes a visit to the Centennial Museum's Chihuahuan Desert garden in order to identify medicinal plants that grow in our region.  

THE CONQUEST OF OLD MEXICO

ALBERT MENDOZA

Hernán Cortés is one of the most well-known Spanish conquistadors. He is best remembered for conquering The Aztec empire and claiming Mexico for Spain. This class will review this historical action and study Cortez' background.  Illustrations of events and pictures of key locations will be shown.

TUESDAYS -BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI

SIFU BETO BRISENO

Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through exercises to improve physical and mental health. This ancient Chinese system of movement and breathing is especially appropriate for those in the second half of their lives as the non-aerobic exercises can increase flexibility, stamina, agility, and overall well-being. Newcomers are welcome.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave. . Extra fee $30.00.

1:30 PM

WELCOME TO THE RUSSIAN HOUSE

NATALIA SAVCHENKO PhD

In this course you will learn how and from what materials the traditional Russian house is built, what are the functions of its parts and who lives in it. We will show you how the food changes on the table and also the house owners' activities, depending on the season of the year, what and when Russians celebrate and what kind of superstitions they have kept for centuries. The course also includes cooking and tasting of some traditional dishes.

FLASH BACK: A BABY BOOMER’S GUIDE

JIM SMITH

This four week class promotes the art of conversation as a pleasurable and entertaining pastime. The class will provide conversation prompts designed to stimulate thoughtful dialogue about the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s for people who lived through one or more of those decades. Students who take the class will be asked to share personal stories and reflect on the movies, books, music, and other cultural milestones that have shaped their lives. This is not a lecture class. participants should be willing to join in the discussion. To help facilitate good conversation the class will be limited to 25. This class begins Tuesday, September 19th.

GUIDED MEDITATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING

LYNN PROVENZANO

Experience guided meditation as a tool for self-realization, the development of personal awareness, and support for the disciplines in meditation practices. Become aware of the mind-body connection. Guided meditations assist in developing creative visualization skills and in discovering the power within each person to heal, find answers to questions, and build self-awareness.

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: FIELDWORK AND EXHIBIT PREPARATION

DIANA MOLINA

A thematic, project-based approach to photography will improve and inspire the practice and philosophy of image creation for any level of experience. In preparation for public display students will engage in experiential learning through fieldwork for the chosen topic followed by refinement of images for presentation and exhibit. Through individual and collaborative engagement, artistic development and investigative learning participants will have a hands-on experience in the creation and editing of a captivating body of work worthy of public display. Concrete examples of process, published work and exhibits produced as a professional artist will form the framework of instruction for each student to draw upon to shape their striking collection. THIS WILL BE A 12 WEEK CLASS limited to 15 students. Participants should have some basic knowledge of using a camera. Additional fee of $40.00.

3:15 PM

DOCUMENTARIES AND DISCUSSION

AUROLYN LUYKX PhD

This class will present a different documentary film each week, followed by discussion. Films will focus on current social, political, and scientific debates in the U.S., around (for example) climate change, global trade, religious freedom, health care, public schooling, immigration, electoral integrity, and the criminal justice system.

COMPLACENCIAS

Jesus Burciaga

Recuerde usted que en su juventud pidió a las radiodifusoras que tocaran un disco dedicado a la pretendiente. ¿No se acuerda de KAMA, la J, la PZ, la QK, la K 102, la K OYE…?  Este Otoño las sesiones buscan deleitar a usted con los temas que más le gusten. Para la primera clase sugiero: la Microhistoria del Segundo Barrio como un recuerdo a nuestro querido compañero Alfred Goytia. También podemos hablar de un nuevo libro con tema viejísimo, basado en El Paso Morning Times de hace un siglo. Luego les diré el título pues ahora se me olvidó.     Tomen en cuenta que "la parte más importante para la identidad de un pueblo es su lenguaje, sus tradiciones y costumbres. Sin el español sería esto muy distinto a lo que es". This class will be taught in Spanish and is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to good Spanish dialogue. The instructor is bilingual.

In English

Remember when in your youth you would ask the radio stations to play a record dedicated to a girlfriend? Don&rsquo you remember KAMA, J, PZ, QK, K102, KOYE..? This fall we will try to delight you with subjects that you like the most. For the first class I recommend the Microhistory of the Second Ward in memory of our dear companion, Alfred Goytia. We can also talk about a new book with a very old subject, based on the El Paso Morning Times of a century ago. I will give you the title later because I have forgotten it right now. Bear in mind that "the most important part of a people’s identity is its language, its traditions, and its customs". Without Spanish, this would be very different from what it is. NOTE: Even if you are not a fluent Spanish speaker, you may appreciate Mr. burciaga’s class. His grasp of the Spanish language and his knowledge of El Paso History make his classes quite enjoyable, and yes he can answer English questions!!!

4:45 PM

PLAYING THE RECORDER: HANDS ON MUSIC HISTORY

RICKY VILLARDEL

Learn how to play a charming instrument and learn a thing or two about early music history! Although it is mostly thought of as a child’s instrument in the United States, the recorder has been played by professional musicians since the Middle Ages and comes in a wide variety of sizes. It is widely used in school music classes due to its portability and ability to easily produce a pleasant sound. Additionally, the recorder can serve as an ideal “gateway” instrument to other woodwind instruments such as clarinet, oboe and saxophone. You will need to bring your own Instrument. A  Yamaha 28B Alto Recorder can be purchased for as little as $20.00 (Amazon), or sweetpipes.com.  (You may email the instructor, ricksax06@hotmail.com, if you have questions.) This is a beginners class, however, continuing students are welcome.

WEDNESDAYS-BEGINNING September 6, 2017

1:30 PM

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR

NANCY NATALICIO

Share your life story as you recall and record childhood exploits, teenage escapades, and adult challenges and triumphs in a welcoming environment. All you need is pen, paper, and an open mind and heart to learn from the experiences of others from around the U.S. and across the globe.

THE 5TH ANNUAL SYMPHONY CLASS

STEVE SCHILLER

Video presentations of major orchestral works to be performed during the 2017-2018 seasons by the El Paso and Las Cruces Symphonies. Steve Schiller, instructor, and trumpet player with both orchestras will discuss the music from the perspective of a member of the orchestra. Works will include: Dvorak Symphony #8, Gershwin- Piano, Concerto in F, Mendelssohn Symphony #4, Mozart Symphony #40, Beethoven Symphony #7 and more!

WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE – WHAT THE DATA SAY

ROBERT W. ENDLICH

The daily and annual cycles of the sun drive the most obvious weather changes which affect our lives. We will study present weather and its controls on the distinctive annual cycle here in the Chihuahuan Desert, particularly the Summer  season. We will learn the names of different weather and climate terms to demystify El Nina and other jargon used in news reports. We will see how and why El Nino and its 60-year cousin, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation are important to us. We will describe and examine the important 1000-year cycles. Government and United Nations reports assure us use of fossil fuels is the dominant driver of climate change today; skeptical scientists point to warm periods similar to today's in the historic past. Science is about facts, measurements, observations and data; this class specifically examines what the data say about the notion of human-caused CO2-fueled climate catastrophe.

3:15 PM

PROGETTO ITALIANO

SILVIA PORTILLO-KOCH

Progetto Italiano is one of the first of three levels of a modern multimedia course in Italian. It is made for young to adult students at an elementary level (A1-A2) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR. It's easy to use, adaptable to students of all nationalities through modern language using situations and original and spontaneous dialogues.

GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN ART

KATHLEEN KEY

Greek mythology has been the basis of much of western civilization's visual arts. Each lecture will focus on a specific ancient Greek god or goddess, their stories and myths and how these stories are depicted in the visual arts, not only ancient Greek and Roman art but throughout the history of Western Civilization. In looking at the various gods and goddesses, we will see paintings, sculpture, architecture and in the modern era, a combination of those arts. There will be time for lively discussions on what these stories might have meant to the contemporary viewers and what meaning they have for us today! Class 1: Zeus, 2: Athena, 3: Poseidon, 4: Artemis, 5: Apollo, 6: Dionysuis.

THE RACIAL DIVIDE

TED WILLIAMS

The racial divide will be examined from the civil rights movement through the presidency of Barack Obama.

THURSDAYS -BEGINNING September 7, 2017

1:30 PM

THUCYDIDES' HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNISIAN WAR

LAWRENCE JOHNSON PhD

Thucydides justified writing this history by claiming that Human nature being what it is, such things are inevitably bound to recur. We'll look at this slow-motion history of the decline of Athenian democracy against that claim, seeing to what extent what he saw in what had been the greatest experiment in democracy is perhaps being repeated today. On-line texts will be available.

MUSIC OF THE 70S AND 80S

ROMY YANAHI CERON CANCHE

El estudiante aprenderá sobre las bandas de rock más representativas de los años setenta y ochenta en el mundo. Además de analizar el contenido de algunas canciones que fueron exitos para los grupos como Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Queen etc., se empleará material audiovisual como videos y documentales. La clase será en español aunque la música aborda letras en inglés y español.

In English

Students will learn about the most representative rock bands of the seventies and eighties in the world. In addition to analyzing the content of songs that were successful for groups like Pink Floyd, AC / DC, Queen etc., audiovisual material such as videos and documentaries will be used. The class will be in Spanish although the music will have lyrics in English and Spanish.

MAJOR TURNING POINTS IN BORDER HISTORY

OSCAR MARTINEZ

This class traces the evolution of the U.S.-Mexico border relationship from extreme alienation in the 19th century to interdependence and integration today. Topics highlighted include the creation of the border, the Mexican Revolution, Prohibition, and Free Trade.

THEATRE APPRECIATION

HECTOR SERRANO

Discussions will focus on works of the most prominent playwrights of the Renaissance and Royal Periods. In Session I we will look at Shakespeare and his contemporaries in England and Spain. In Session II we will turn to Moliere and his influence throughout Western Europe. Students will also meet El Paso's most prominent theater personalities: actors, directors, designers, and producers who will share their experiences and preview current and upcoming productions.

3:15 PM

CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS

CATHERINE DICKASON Note: this class has moved to Fridays at 3:15pm

Revisit, relive, sing and dance (if you wish!) to the Greats such as: Camelot, The King and I, My Fair Lady, Gypsy and Chicago. You'll be swell and great as you watch and learn the behind the scenes machinery that brought the classics to life! Everything will be coming up roses!

MINERALS AND ROCKS THAT COMPRISE EL PASO GEOLOGY

LORRAINE M. NEGRON

This course introduces the minerals that make up the rocks that create the many different geological features and landscapes we see around El Paso. This course will break down the landscapes to the very beginning of each of their formations. There will be many samples available to hold and see and also walking around the campus to discuss features near and far.

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH PAINTING

ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ

The class will study and discuss paintings of everyday life, landscapes, seascapes, still life, interior scenes, famous "cheese paintings," portraits and religious works. Artists included are Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Judith Leyster, and Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as other artists with which OLLI students are familiar with.

FRIDAYS -BEGINNING September 8, 2017

9:00 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS

ROSARIO PONTE

“Learning how to paint is learning how to see.”   Learn mixing of colors, determine color temperature and use  composition and drawing. Some experience would be beneficial, but if beginners are ready for a challenge, they are also welcome. A list of supplies will be provided for this class. This is a two hour,12 week class. Extra fee $35.  Class limit 14.  (If there are an additional 14 persons who wish to take the class, a second class will be added at 11:15 am on Fridays.)

11:00 AM

PAINTING ABSTRACTS

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

This class will show you different techniques to create abstract paintings. We will look at influences like Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and others. You will enjoy the application of paint and the process of painting without the pressure of rendering objects as they are, but as they feel. You will be painting the essence of the object and in this class, freedom is the key.This is the continuation of last Fall's painting class, but newcomers are welcome. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. Class fee is $30.00.

1:30 PM

FOLK DANCE FUN (DANCE AROUND THE WORLD)

DEVON WALL

This social dance class explores world, ethnic, and American Folk dances. Students will be exposed to simple folk dances, their music, styling, culture and historical background. Enjoy circle, longways, and square dances. See how dance and movement activities can encourage community, civility, and cooperative teamwork, as well as creativity, concentration, and cultural awareness.

EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEATH FOR ENERGY AND VITALITY

CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ

In this workshop we explore different areas in our life where we can make small, easy changes and optimize our health. We will cover how diet, exercise, sleep, environmental toxins, toxins in our homes, supplements and stress influence our overall health and what we can do in each area to have optimal health. We will explore how we can benefit our cardiovascular, digestive, nervous and immune systems as well as how this can contribute to weight loss/management, energy and healthy skin/hair.

1:30 PM

EASY VINYASA YOGA I

PHYLLIS LANE PRICE

EASY: just challenging enough. VINYASA: breath-empowered movement and postures. YOGA: the whole of you, present. ASANA: physical postures (adapted to your body). PRANAYAMA: breathing techniques. PRATYAHARA: meditations. You'll learn these 5,000 year old techniques by practicing them. Now Western research supports their benefits in restoring balance, hence health. Along the way, you can build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equilibrium, energy, focus - and often, delight. UTEP furnishes lightly used mats, or you may bring your own. Park in Lot P-9, across from Memorial Gym.

1:30 PM

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH; BUILDING A REAL LIFE BRIDGE

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

The class will have an emphasis on the genuine use of Spanish, here on the border. Students will be able to learn basic Spanish to be used in real life situations. Both proper and slang Spanish will be covered so that one becomes in-tune to bridging the academic rim to the social arena. The class will be a real use of language in specific real life situations. The class is designed for non-native speakers (people that have never taken Spanish before).

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SESSION 2 -MONDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 23, 2017

1:30 PM

GET BACK: LISTENING TO THE BEATLES

JIM SMITH

This class will focus on the Beatles as songwriters and musicians rather than cultural icons. In linking the music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo to the music of composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Mahler, the class will provide an analysis of songs recorded by the Beatles and how those songs can help OLLI students understand enduring traditions in Western classical music. (No kidding!)

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR-- SESSION II

NANCY NATALICIO

Share your life story as you recall and record childhood exploits, teenage escapades, and adult challenges and triumphs in a welcoming environment. All you need is pen, paper, and an open mind and heart to learn from the experiences of others from around the U.S. and across the globe.

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW II

CLAYTON BENCH PhD

This course will introduce students to Classical Hebrew (the language in which the Old Testament was written).

3:15 PM

BORDERS AND DESTINIES

NATALIA SAVCHENKO PhD

Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse (Lat.) - to sail is necessary; to live is not so necessary - Attributed by Plutarch to Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. The history of mankind is the history of the development of living spaces, geographical discoveries and division of territories. This course invites you to talk about the borders of states and people's lives: how people create states and how countries form or change people. Discoveries and surprises are guaranteed!

THE SUSPENSE OF THE THRILLER: HITCHCOCK AND BEYOND

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

Experience the thrill of the plot twists, the excitement of the cliff-hanger, and the anticipation of the danger around every corner. Explore and discuss films that have kept audiences "on the edge of their seats" for decades!  Learn how early filmmakers developed and mastered film techniques that still influence filmmaking today. Note: This is not a repeat of this past Summer's class - All new material.

SESSION 2 -TUESDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 24, 2017

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI II

SIFU BETO BRISENO

Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through exercises to improve physical and mental health. This ancient Chinese system of movement and breathing is especially appropriate for those in the second half of their lives as the non-aerobic exercises can increase flexibility, stamina, agility, and overall well-being. Newcomers are welcome.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave. . Extra fee $30.00.

1:30 PM

CHANGING WORLD - HISTORY AND POLITICS

UTEP History Faculty & Special Guests

A series of lectures given by UTEP faculty and other community leaders. A list of speakers and topics will be sent out before the second session begins.

1:30 PM

REPUJADO

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Continuation of 12 week classFull Description

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: FIELDWORK AND EXHIBIT PREPARATION--SESSION II

DIANA MOLINA

Continuation of 12 week classFull Description

CREATIVE VISUALIZATION-THE MIND AND MEDITATION

LYNN PROVENZANO

We see through the mind. Expand your awareness into the creativity of your mind. Learn to apply the principles of meditation using creative visualization as a technique to find relaxation and innner harmony, create solutions, and support healthier and positive living.

READING MOBY-DICK

BRIAN YOTHERS PhD

This class will be devoted to the most revered novel in the American literary canon, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. The novel will be spaced out over the course of six weeks to allow students to engage fully with its internal richness and complexity and its relationship to the historical and cultural context of the United States in the 1850s.

3:15 PM

GEOLOGY: NATIONAL PARKS AND NATURAL WONDERS

TINA CARRICK PhD

Learn and discuss basic geological forces in action (plate tectonics, volcanism, erosion, etc), their role in the development of National Parks and other natural wonders around the world.

ABOUT THE PEACE CORPS-THE WORLD IS WAITING

DONNA EKAL PhD

>UTEP and the El Paso community have a number of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who have served all over the world.  This class will bring together a number of these RPCVs so you can learn about different regions of the world where they lived, hear their stories, see their pictures, and find out how you can join one of the fastest growing group of Peace Corps Volunteers - those over 50.

ALL ABOUT COFFEE--SESSION II

ARLEEN MENDEZ

This class covers coffee history, cultivation and processing; coffee beverages and foodstuffs; health benefits of coffee; roasting, grinding and brewing coffee; and things to consider when buying coffee. There will be demonstrations of coffee brewing and DEFINITELY coffee tasting!

4:45 PM

PLAYING THE RECORDER: HANDS ON MUSIC HISTORY II

RICKY VILLARDEL

New students welcome to this second session (See full description)

SESSION 2 -WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 25, 2017

1:30 PM

A MODEL FOR IMPROVING SELF-KNOWLEDGE

MARIE VIANNEY BILGRIEN

We will look at several models so that we can understand ourselves better and also understand others so that our communication and relationships become deeper and fuller.  As the saying goes, we are never too old to learn.

ARISTOTLE'S ETHICS AND POLITICS

LAWRENCE JOHNSON PhD

Following the self-destruction of Athenian democracy, Aristotle analyzed the nature of virtue--ethics--that are central to effective societies, and then the nature of societies--their politics--in terms that reverberate through the centuries to today. We'll explore those analyses against the presence--or absence--of such principles in contemporary society. On-line texts will be available.

FOOD SYNERGY AND THE HISTORY OF FOOD

JACQUELINE CORDOVA

Food combination can create better nutrition absorbtion. Learn what combination of foods enhance your health. Pump up your immune system and you will have added benefits such as energy. Learn how food has evolved from better to worse.

3:15 PM

THE MUSIC OF BRAZIL

IAN WILSON

This class will begin with an overview of some of the roots of Brazilian Music. We will listed to a variety of styles of music for several parts of this great country. Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, AXE, Musica Sertaneja, MPB, and even classical music. We will look and feel rhythms, touch and play different instruments and maybe even eat some Brazilian delicacies!!

1:30 PM

GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN ART--SESSION 2

KATHLEEN KEY

Greek mythology is the subject of art from ancient Greek times to the present. In this class we will study the stories and myths of the specific Greek gods and goddesses and the artworks that surround those myths. Each class will focus on a different god or goddess, their stories and the artwork around those myths. There will be time for lively discussions on what these stories meant in ancient times and what meaning they have for us now!   Class 1: Aphrodite, Hephaestus & Mars, 2: stories from the Odyssey, 3: stories from the Illiad, 4: Demeter, Persephone & other great Greek female goddesses & heroines, 5: Heracles, Perseus & other great Greek heroes, 6: other residents of Mt. Olympus. NOTE: Attendance in Session I would be helpful but is not a requirement!

PROGETTO ITALIANO--SESSION II

SILVIA PORTILLO-KOCH

Progetto Italiano is one of the first of three levels of a modern multimedia course in Italian. It is made for young to adult students at an elementary level (A1-A2) of the Quadro Comune Europeo for languages.It's easy to use, adaptable to students of all nationalities through a modern language , situations, originals and spontaneous dialogues.

SESSION 2 -THURSDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 26, 2017

1:30 PM

CONVERSATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LITERATURE. CLASES CONVERSACIONALES SOBRE LITERATURA.

ROMY YANAHI CERON CANCHE

El estudiante aprenderá sobre literatura en cuento y poesía con autores como Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare etc. Además de practicar el idioma español al realizar las actividades programadas en el taller y que consisten en analizar y exponer diferentes ideas de forma grupal. Las lecturas son en inglés y español, con material audiovisual bilingüe, pero la clase es en español

In English

The student will learn about literature in story and poetry with authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, etc. Students will  also practice the Spanish language while performing the activities programmed in the workshop and which consist of analyzing and exposing different ideas in a group way. The class will be in Spanish however, the readings are in English and Spanish, with bilingual audiovisual material.  

GREAT GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN COMPOSERS

STEVE SCHILLER

Video presentation of works of Bach, Hadyn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, and Strauss. The instructor, Steve Schiller, member of the trumpet sections of the Las Cruces and of the National Ballet of Canada, the Cleveland Orchestra, will discuss the music from the perspective of an orchestra musician

3:15 PM

DOCUMENTARIES AND DISCUSSION--SESSION II

AUROLYN LUKYX PhD

This class will present a different documentary film each week, followed by discussion. Films will focus on current social, political, and scientific debates in the U.S., around (for example) climate change, global trade, religious freedom, health care, public schooling, immigration, electoral integrity, and the criminal justice system.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SENIORS

AMAN WRAICH

>In this class you will learn about the numerous ways social media can enrich our lives. In addition to all the capabilities of platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you will also examine privacy concerns and outline safe practices for sharing our lives on the internet.

GARDENS OF THE WORLD

NICHOLAS DAHLE

Come and explore the gardens of the world. See how gardens around the world vary artistically, architecturally, culturally and functionally. Learn about the graceful gardens of India and the tropical gardens of Southeast Asia. Witness the classical gardens of the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Marvel at the geometry of Islamic gardens. Compare the beautiful simplicity of East Asian gardens with the colorful gardens of Mexico and North America.

6:00 PM

ABC'S OF WINE TASTING

VICTOR POULOS

General understanding of the concepts of wine tasting with an overview of varietals and countries and the wines they produce. This class will be held off campus in a location to be announced. Extra fee is $60.00.

SESSION 2 -FRIDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 27 , 2017

9:00 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS--SESSION II

ROSARIO PONTE

Continuation of 12 week class. Full Description

11:00 AM

PAINTING ABSTRACTS--SESSION II

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

Continuation of 12 week class. Full Description

1:30 PM

EASY VINYASA YOGA II- SESSION II

PHYLLIS LANE PRICE

EASY: just challenging enough. VINYASA: breath-empowered movement and postures. YOGA: the Whole of You, present. ASANA: physical postures (adapted to your body). PRANAYAMA: breathing techniques. PRATYAHARA: meditations. You'll learn these 5,000 year old techniques by practicing them. Now Western research supports their benefits in restoring balance, hence health. Along the way, you can build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equilibrium, energy, focus - and often, delight. UTEP furnishes lightly used mats, or you may bring your own. Park in Lot P-9, across from Memorial Gym.

EL PASO NATURAL GAS STORY

BILL KEY

The idea to sell flared Permian Basin Gas to El Paso came out of Houston slightly before Wall Street's crash. This gas would light homes and power industry. The company that implemented this idea expanded right through the depression. Now as you drive into the California desert along Interstate 10 you see hundreds of wind powered generators most of which are not spinning. But if you have looked closely starting around Lordsburg, off to the left about every eighty miles are so, sit aluminum buildings with fat cylindrical ribs. These buildings are compressor stations and the ribs are engine exhausts. This is El Paso Natural Gas' California Line, packed with gas, operating flat out, sending three billion cubic feet of gas a day to Southern California. Who were the men that did this and how did they do it? This is a 3 day Class!

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH; BUILDING A REAL LIFE BRIDGE (PART 2)

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

The class will have an emphasis on the genuine use of Spanish, here on the border. Students will be able to learn basic Spanish in order to make use of an apply language to real life situations. Both proper and slang Spanish will be covered so that one becomes in-tune to bridging the academic rim to the social arena. The class will be a real use of language of specific real life situations. The class is designed for non-native speakers (people that have never taken Spanish before).   In part 2, we will look at the simple Spanish past tenses in order to talk about past life experiences. A review of the present tense will be given as a tune-up.  

FOLK DANCE FUN (DANCE AROUND THE WORLD) --SESSION II

DEVON WALL

This social dance class explores world, ethnic, and American folk dances. Students will be exposed to simple folk dances, their music, styling, culture and historical background. Enjoy circle, longways, and square dances. See how dance and movement activities can encourage community, civility, and cooperative teamwork, as well as creativity, concentration, and cultural awareness.

3:15 PM

TITANTIC: FACTS, MYTH, AND LEGEND

CATHERINE DICKASON

All aboard! Join us for the first and last voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic. On April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sealed the fate of the 2000 souls on board. We will explore some of the factors that doomed this opulent and unsinkable vessel. We will consider why the crew did not see the iceberg until it was too late, why there were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers and crew, and discuss other mysteries that propelled the great ship towards disaster.

THE POETRY OF LOSS

TRACEY TREMBLEY

An intellectual exploration of grief as expressed through the imaginative insight of great writers such as Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare. Their poetry will be the basis of inspiration for introspective analysis and the writing of one's own poetry of loss.


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