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The SChool FoR youR SeCond FIFTy yeARS enRollMenT BegInS AuguST 10 ENROLL BY PHONE Monday to Friday 1:00 to 4:00 pm (915)-747-6280 (915)-747-8848

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ENROLL BY MAIL OLLI at UTEP Miners Hall Suite 209 500 W. University Ave. El Paso, TX 79968

FEES: ∙Lifetime membership $25. Members receive the course catalog in the U.S. mail one month prior to the start of classes each semester. ∙Fall enrollment fee $60. Entitles you to enroll in as many courses as you desire. Some courses have individual enrollment fees. ∙Fee Waivers: Established members may receive a one-time waiver of the fees upon request to the Executive Director.

ENROLLED MEMBERS ∙May register for all the classes they desire. ∙Receive an i.d. card that entitles them to reduced admission fees for UTEP theatre and music events. ∙Receive a parking permit. ∙May acquire a University Library Community User’s Card, valid for the semester. ∙Enroll no later than August 26 to receive your schedule and parking permit in the mail. ∙If you enroll after August 26, pick up your course schedule and parking permit in the OLLI Office at UTEP Miners Hall Room 209. ∙Request your OLLI I.D. at the Office. ∙Classes begin September 9. ∙Deadline for refunds: September 23. Cover & interior photo by Diego Burciaga


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Arts / hands-on 3 Repujado 5 You and Your Life Art 8 20th Century Sculpure 9 Learn How to Display Your Artwork 10 Pastels for Beginners 11 Scenic Landscape in Oils 11 Portrait Painting in Oils 11 Drawing Made Easy 15 Artistic Collaboration 17 Fundamental Approach to Art 19 Photography 20 Build Your Own Frames 20 Realistic and Decorative Elements in Acrylic

Body, Mind & Spirit 5 6 7 7 8 17 17 18 18

Tai Chi - Chi Gong Meditation and Power of Awareness Alternative Medicine Introduction to Energy Work and Pranic Healing I Sit & Be Fit: Chair Yoga Let’s Dance Meditation Insight and Renewal Herbal Medicines Introduction to Energy Work and Pranic Healig II

Current Events 5 12 12

Our Changing World The Supreme Court in 2012-13: Another Landmark Session Films with a Mind of Their Own

History 6 11 16 16 16

The Roots of Mexican-American History Native American Values Benito Juarez vs. Emperor Maximilian Mexican-American History since 1848 The 1920s and Modern America

Languages 3 3 6 7 12

Inglés en Conversación Survival Spanish French Conversation Made Easy Conversational Spanish Conversational Italian

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Short American Fiction Homer in Athens I Bless Me Ultima Cuentos y Leyendas de México Literary Paris Poets of the Romantic Age Homer in Athens II John Milton’s Paradise Lost

Music 15 The Ubiquitous Bach 17 A Musical Journey to the Heartland 18 Jazz Around the World 19 Symphony

Religion 5 10 12 19

Essentials of Buddhism I Monotheistic Principles and Introduction of Islam Hinduism: Spiritual-Vedanta Essentials of Buddhism II

Sociology 21 China

Writing 9 10

Writing Your Memoirs I Writing Your Memoirs II

22 Faculty 28 Enrollment Form 29 Governance 29 Enrollment Parking Information

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Professor C. A. Kruszewsky addressing a class in Our Changing World.

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lAn101 InglÉS en ConveRSACIÓn

D a vi d Sal c ido

Mondays / Begins September 9 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

lIT101 ShoRT AMeRICAn FICTIon

G r a ce H addo x

Inscríbete en la clase de Ingles en Conversación y mejora tu habla y comprensión en un ambiente comodo y sin preocupaciones. En seis semanas adquiriras suficiente vocabulario y facilidad de lengua para poder expresarte y conversar sin miedo y seguro de tí mismo. El único requisito es tu asistencia. No esperes mas!

Rediscover great American writers as we read short stories from authors as varied as Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, Flannary O’Connor, and Raymond Carver. We will closely examine each text and uncover what each story says to us-the reader.

Mondays / Begins September 9 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

ART101 RePujAdo

R o m a na Sae nz Hawkin s Mondays / Begins September 9 12 Sessions 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Miners Hall 207

lAn102 SuRvIvAl SPAnISh

M a r í a d e l Carme n H ern an dez Mondays / Begins September 9 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

Metal Embossing also known as Repujado in Spanish is the ancient art of manipulating soft metal such as aluminum, copper and pewter, entirely by hand using special tools to create a unique work of art. New students learn the basic techniques in this art and a beginner kit will be available for $10 payable at the first class. Advanced students will review from intermediate to advanced level of techniques. Classes are bilingual. Extra Fee: $20 This is a beginners’ course that will introduce basic skills for students who have little or no experience with speaking Spanish. Students will learn to order meals, tell time, give directions, days of the week, months of the year, parts of the body, etc. The class will focus on basic pronunciation, vocabulary and verb tenses.

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OLLI members during a class.

Lynn Provenzano in her meditation class.

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Garland Greene, Films With a Mind of Their Own

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ART102 you And youR lIFe ART R e b e cc a Be nc o mo Mondays / Begins September 9 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 207

CuR101 ouR ChAngIng woRld

Va r i o u s Pre s e nte rs

Mondays / Begins September 9 12 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Geology 123

In this class, you will design a comprehensive deck of cards about your life; this will serve for reflection, for clearing the mind of clutter, and can be used if you ever decide to write your autobiography. If there is time, you may also do a self portrait in pencil or oil pastels. The class will be relaxing and open to all levels. Please contact bencomo.artist@gmail. com for info on ordering the blank cards a couple of weeks before the class and for any questions. A longtime tradition in Lifelong Learning, CLL/OLLI, Our Changing World is a forum for topics of current interest worldwide, national and regional. This series meets in the Geological Sciences Building across the street from Miners Hall Members are encouraged to register early as space is limited, and to arrive with sufficient extra time to find your seat at least five minutes before the scheduled time of 3:15p.m. There is no change to our parking privilege in the Sun Bowl Garage.

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BMS101 TAI ChI / ChI gong

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.

S i f u R obe rto Bris e ño

Tu & Th / Begins September 10 24 Sessions 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Tien Shan Tzi Center

Rel101 eSSenTIAlS oF BuddhISM

R ob er t a Arne y

Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

Learn about the essence of Buddhism by exploring the philosophical, psychological, ethical and spiritual teachings of the great masters from Buddha Shakyamuni to the present teachers of our time. See how Buddhism has migrated to our area of the world and how it is practiced today. Also, through various meditation techniques, acquire new methods to develop mindfulness, concentration and focus that allow you to reflect on your own innate abilities to analyze and solve daily problems.

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hIS101 The RooTS oF MexICAn AMeRICAn hISToRy Yol a n da L e y v a, Ph. D .

Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

lAn103 FRenCh ConveRSATIon MAde eASy

D a vi d Sal c ido

Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 207

BMS102 MedITATIon And The PoweR oF AwAReneSS

This class explores the history of Mexican origin people in the United States prior to 1848. Themes and topics will include identity, migration, community, resistance and accommodation, as well as political, economic and cultural participation. The course will follow the stories of two “generations”- those who are part of Mexico profundo (the native peoples and mixed race peoples of the pre-Columbian and colonial periods) and the “Origin Generation”, the people who lived in what is now the U.S. Southwest prior to the U.S. Mexican War. Develop and improve your speaking and comprehension skills while learning about French culture, history and current events. Learn to order meals, buy Metro tickets in Paris, visit the different French Regions, sing popular French songs, and much more. This course is designed for new and continuing students who want to learn and use more conversational French. Focus will be on vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, pronunciation, and fun topics.

Learn to breathe and find balance through the power of awareness and the present moment. Practice simple exercises to release stress and meditation techniques to expand your awareness. Discover the mind-body connection and power within yourself to achieve healthier living.

Lyn n P ro v e nz ano

Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 308

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Sandy Aaronson, OLLI member.

BMS103

Students will be introduced to the major modalities within Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine.

Alternative Medicine

A r m a n do S. Go nz al e z

Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

LAN104 Conversational Spanish

Ma r í a de l Carme n Hern an dez Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 207

BMS104 Introduction to energy work & Pranic healing part I

This course is designed for intermediate students who want to improve their spoken Spanish. Students have opportunities to discuss several topics and themes, and to express personal opinions; they will expand their Spanish vocabulary, with idiomatic expressions. The class will include reading, analysis, and pronunciation.

Learn to breathe and find balance through the power of awareness and the present moment. Practice simple exercises to release stress and meditation techniques to expand your awareness. Discover the mind-body connection and power within yourself to achieve healthier living.

Lyn n Pro v e nz ano

Tuesdays / Begins September 10 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 308

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ART103 20Th CenTuRy SCulPTuRe M a r i e Liv i ngs to n Wednesdays / Begins September 11 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

lIT102 hoMeR In AThenS I

L a w r enc e Jo hns o n, P h. D.

Learn twentieth century sculpture through the work of artists from a long list that includes Isamu Noguchi, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Barbara Hepworth, and many others. Works of art in several different genres and materials of sculpture will be shown in power point presentation illustrating connections and variety.

There’s a vast divide between Homer’s society and that of Periclean Athens, and so while his epics retain their popularity, they are reshaped for the changing society. These six sessions will explore Aeschylus’ treatment of Homer in his trilogy “The Oresteia” in celebrating Athens.

Wednesdays / Begins September 11 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

BMS109 SIT & Be FIT: ChAIR yogA

P h yl l i s Pri c e

Wednesdays / Begins September 11 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Memorial Gym 118

lIT103 BleSS Me ulTIMA

Ce ci l i a Ro ge rs

Wednesdays / Begins September 11 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 207

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These practices are designed to improve your balance, posture, focus and overall health. They include breathing exercises (pranayama) to increase your lung capacity and energy, calm your mind, and help you tap into your inner world (pratyahara - a form of meditation)to leave you refreshed and profoundly renewed. They are adapted to your individual ability with a chair’s assistance if you prefer. We have mats for your use, or you may bring your own. In a little New Mexico town, we accompany a six year old boy who lives through unique rites of passage, confronted with many diffi cult choices: his Catholic faith and the local pagan and mystical traditions. He is a helper to Ultima, the old town curandera or healer. Rudolfo Anaya vividly recreates all this in his highly engaging and awardwinning novel of Chicano literature.

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BMS101 TAI ChI / ChI gong

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.

S i f u R o be rto Bris e ño

Tu & Th / Begins September 10 24 Sessions 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Tien Shan Tzi Center

wRI101 wRITIng youR MeMoIRS I

N a n c y Natal i c io

Thursdays / Begins September 12 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

lIT104 CuenToS y leyendAS de MÉxICo

C e ci l i a Ro ge rs

Who doesn’t love a story? Whether you’re writing for yourself, your family, or a broader readership, you’ll pick up tips on ways to create interesting portrayals of your childhood, your teenage escapades and your adult challenges and triumphs. Share your life story with classmates from all parts of the U.S. and beyond. Your memories will be sparked as you listen to classmates recapture events, dialogue, and emotions from their pasts. All you need is pen, paper, and an open mind and heart. Aquí descubriremos los cuentos y leyendas hermosas de México. Desde la leyenda de como se creo el sol en Teotihuacan, “lugar de los dioses”, pasando por la historia de amor entre los volcanes el Popocatepetl y el Ixtaccihuatl y el relato tan único de “la china poblana”, etc. Mucho que descubrir y mucho que disfrutar.

Thursdays / Begins September 12 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

ART104 leARn how To dISPlAy youR ARTwoRk

As you explore your creativity, you will eventually want to take your best works and display them. In these 6 weeks. Students will explore how displays can be produced for their work. Students will explore ways to display their textile, scrap booking, journaling, and painterly efforts.

D a r r e l l Mc Gahhe y

Thursdays / Begins September 12 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 207

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wRI102 wRITIng youR MeMoIRS II

N a n c y Natal i c io

Thursdays / Begins September 12 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

Rel102 MonoTheISTIC PRInCIPleS & InTRoduCTIon To ISlAM

M u h a mmad Uddi n, M.D.

Whether you’ve taken this class once, ten times or never, you’re welcome to join the circle of chairs as we write and share our life stories. Through the process of reading, writing, and listening to the stories of others, you will recall dialogue, colorful images, and strong descriptions of people, places and historical events you have experienced. The facilitator will provide prompts to get you started and your classmates will cheer you on. Whether you’re writing for yourself, your family or a publisher, you will enjoy the friendships that develop as you and your classmates get to know each other at a new level. This course begins with a focus on the basic Monotheistic Principles followed by discussion on the Fundamental Principles of Islam. Similarities and differences between the Abrahamic religions will be highlighted. Also addressed will be specific issues related to Islam, including but not limited to the historical background of Islam, Muslim countries and their governments, Muslim population and sects, practices and concept of Jihad, marriage, permissibility and prohibitions.

Thursdays / Begins September 12 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 201

ART108 PASTelS FoR BegInneRS

C o n n i e We av e r

Thursdays / Begins September 12 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 207

Learning how to “paint” with pastels is so much fun! Students will be taught about different supports (papers, surfaces) upon which to paint. This includes the different types of pastels and techniques on how to use them. In each class, there will be a painting demo; we will go step-by-step to learn elements or techniques that help the student to understand “why we are doing that.” We will talk about values, color, composition and the importance of sketching. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination.

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ART105 SCenIC lAndSCAPe In oIl

Pick your best landscape photo and use it to create a masterpiece. You’ll learn about color, composition, color temperatures and drawing. The desire to paint is the only thing you need. The instructor will take care of the rest.

R o sa r i o Po nte Fridays / Begins September 13 12 Sessions 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Fox Fine Arts 263

ART106 PoRTRAIT PAInTIng In oIlS

This class teaches the “premier coupe” theory and method, wherein students learn to achieve a broad and bold effect in a direct approach to creating portraits. The learning process includes preparation of palette with basic colors for mixing of multiple shades.

R u b e n Ro darte

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fox Fine Arts 263

ART107 dRAwIng MAde eASy

Discover your natural ability to draw. This class provides an overview of the drawing process as a form of visual thinking in relation to rendering the human figure through a variety of techniques. Sketches will be done using charcoal.

C a l i xt o “ Manny ” Guerra

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fox Fine Arts 265

hIS102 nATIve AMeRICAn vAlueS

J oh n Haddo x , Ph. D.

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

Having grown-up in Pawnee, Oklahoma and adopted by a tribal family there as a youth, the values of indigenous Americans have been a life-long interest. In this class American Indian values (social, aesthetic, and spiritual) will be examined in general terms, then in relation to the culture of the Pawnee Indian tribe, and finally concerning the diverse tribes in neighboring New Mexico. The relevance of all this to our lives will be explained. A number of beautiful audio-visual materials will be employed in the six classes.

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CUR102 The supreme court in 2012-13: another landmark session B e r t D iamo nds te in

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

REL103 Hinduism: Spiritual-Vedanta

V i v ek Gro v e r

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 207

LAN105 Conversational Italian

The 2012-13 session of the Supreme Cour t has been another of the most memorable in recent years. This course will look at these rulings in terms of the constitutional justifications the Court used in rendering its judgments; significant minority opinions along with the potential impacts these rulings have on American society. As an introduction to these topics, background on the development of the federal judicial system will be presented the first class acknowledging the importance of the English Common Law tradition in the theory and practice of American jurisprudence. Hinduism is the oldest living religion and the third largest. It is a philosophy that has helped to spread peace, harmony, and love throughout the world for thousands of years. The truths and teachings of Hinduism have endured the tests of time and tyranny due to its scientific basis. It is a faith that respects all other religions. Enjoy this opportunity to get an insider\’s view of the core principles from a practitioner of Hinduism and enjoy lively discussions as you learn about the principles of this faith and the great personalities that have emerged from it. In this on-going intermediate course students are challenged to increase their conversational skill, especially in pronunciation; students may expect an emphasis on improving skill with idiomatic expressions and verb forms.

G u g l i e lmo Da Prato

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

CUR103 Films with a mind of their own

G a r l a nd Gre e ne

Fridays / Begins September 13 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 201

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During this semester we will view new works from documentary filmmakers who use their cameras and storytelling skills to explore various facets of the American experience. They bring to the screen events large and small, well known, occasionally hidden, and sometimes reinterpreted. Filmmakers may challenge long held opinions or assumptions. The discussion period following the films will allow everyone to express their opinion and help us in our continuing battle against hardening of the attitudes.

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Carl Jackson, Ph. D durng one of his interesting courses at OLLI.

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lIT205 A lITeRARy PARIS

C e ci l i a Ro ge rs

Mondays / Begins October 28 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

MuS201 The uBIQuITouS BACh J i m S mi th

Mondays / Begins October 28 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

ART209 ARTISTIC CollABoRATIon R eb ec ca Be nc o mo Monday / Begins October 28 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

lIT206

A Literary Paris by Jamie Cox Robertson is the next best thing to being there. Students will find this an adventure in outstanding reading: Lovely and charming. You don’t have to live in Paris to experience her unique beauty, allure and enchantment. Students will be on a ‘bon voyage’ through this incomparable city; one ‘mot juste’ at a time! Bring your copy of the book to class if you like.

Whether composing the Brandenburg concertos or Lutheran cantatas, Johann Sebastian Bach made no distinction between secular and spiritual music. For Bach, all music was religious. As one of the most prolific and inventive composers in history, Bach provided music that has become ubiquitous in today’s world. This class will provide OLLI students with a background to Bach’s life and times, as well as a deconstruction of some of his major works and an explanation of how his music has developed over the 263 years since his death in 1750. In this class for all levels, we will be working with oil pastels, colored pencils and poster board (material costs under $15). You will create art works in groups of two or three. I think you can learn a lot from others and discover much about yourself by collaborating; plus, it will be fun! Please contact bencomo.artist@gmail.com before the first class for a supply list.

This course will be a study of the major poems of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats.

PoeTS oF The RoMAnTIC Age

D a vi d H e nry

Mondays / Begins October 28 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 201

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hIS203 BenITo juARez vS. eMPeRoR MAxIMIlIAn

A r t u r o Que v e do Ri v ero

During the American Civil War, Mexico was embroiled i n i t s ow n co n f l ic t b e t we e n E uro p e a n wou ld - b e conquerors and Mexican nationalists. Napoleon III sent the French Army to establish Maximilian as the emperor of Mexico. The cast of characters include: Maximilian and Carlota, Benito Juarez, Ignacio Zaragoza, Porfirio Diaz among others.

Mondays / Begins October 28 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 308

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hIS204 MexICAn-AMeRICAn hISToRy SInCe 1848

Yol a n da L e y v a, Ph. D .

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

hIS205 The 1920s And ModeRn AMeRICA C a r l J ac k s o n Ph. D. Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

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Mexican American History explores the history of Mexican origin people in the United States following the US-Mexican War. Themes and topics will include identity, migration, community, resistance and accommodation, as well as political, economic and cultural participation. The course will follow the stories of three “generations”- the Immigrant Generation who came to the United States between the 1880s and the 1920s, the Mexican American Generation who came of age from the 1920s-1950s, and the Chicano Generation of the 1960s-1980s. Few decades in American history have stood out as selfcontained, interesting, and “modern” as the period from the end of World War I to the coming of the Great Depression. Despite the passage of nearly a century, the events and personalities of the period continue to fascinate us. In this course, we will examine major political, economic, social, and cultural trends, with a focus on such events as the passage of Prohibition, rise of the automobile, immigration restriction, the Scopes trial and rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan, the sexual revolution, emergence of the Lost Generation, and the boom and bust of the stock market. Emphasis will be given to the ways in which trends and events in the 1920s continue to influence our life today.

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ART210 Fundamental APPROACH TO ART

R e n e S ande rs

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 207

BMS205

This course helps students to build a foundation in art by understanding the nature of form as we see it. This is a hands-on class using tools and techniques in the application of principles: Proportion, Perspective and Planes. This is an introduction to drawing with no experience required, and should help you if you decide to take more advanced art classes in any medium. Focusing on principles and techniques helps the artist to better understand, appreciate and critique others’ art work and one’s own. Please bring drawing paper, two pencils and a 12-inch ruler to get started. Learn to dance to music. Learn how to lead or follow and how to move correctly.

Let’s dance

C h r i st e n Dav i s

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Memorial Gym 118

BMS206 Meditation: Insight & renewal

Lyn n P ro v e nz ano

Discover insights and renewed personal power through the practices of positive thinking, affirmations, and meditation. Guided and personal meditations assist in creating and nurturing inner and outer awareness leading to self-realized and positive outlooks that lead to a healthier way of life.

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 308

MUS202 A musical journey through the heartland D a ve Lars e n

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cotton Memorial Bldg. 201

A literary and musical journey through the heartland with stops in Gopher Prarie, MN., Black Hawk, NE., Thalia, TX., Grover’s Corners, NH., Port William, KY., Spoon River, IL., Lake Wobegon, MN., Hannibal, MO., and other locales across America. The tour will be narrated by Willa Cather, Wendell Berry, Larry McMurtry, Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, and others. Folksinger Dave Larsen’s live music will come from composers ranging from Stephen Foster to Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie to Guy Clark, just to name a few. No reading required. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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t u e s d Ay Students will learn the benefits or risks of using diverse medicinal plants and herbal supplements.

BMS207 heRBAl MedICIneS

A r ma n do S. Go nz al e z

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

MuS203 jAzz ARound The woRld

This six-session course will be an overview of different jazz styles from different countries. The course will also include jazz history.

K e n n eth Caps haw

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 201

BMS208 InTRoduCTIon To eneRgy woRk & PRAnIC heAlIng PART II

Lyn n P ro v e nz ano

Tuesdays / Begins October 29 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 308

Continue to discover your energetic anatomy and learn to harness the healing power that exists in every human being. This course follows the basic Pranic Healing techniques promoting healing and wellness in the book, Your Hands Can Heal You by Master Stephen Co. In this course we delve further into energetic hygiene and practices. Prana is the body’s natural life force and self-healing energy. Classes include basic tenets, practice sessions, exercises, and meditations. (No pre-requisite).

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W e d n e s d Ay This course is based on discussion of some of the major works being performed this concert season by the El Paso and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestras. Examples from these works will be played and discussed in class.

MuS204 SyMPhony

S t e ve Sc hille r

Wednesdays / Begins October 30 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

lIT207 hoMeR In AThenS II

La w r e n c e Jo hns o n, P h. D.

… and then there’s Euripedes’ rendering of the Homeric legends, renderings which stand in sharp contrast to the optimism of Aeschylus and others. This will become apparent as we survey his Electra, The Trojan Women, and Iphigenia at Aulis.

Wednesdays / Begins October 30 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

ART211 PhoTogRAPhy C a r o l E as tman Wednesdays / Begins October 30 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 200

Learn to turn a snapshot into a unique photograph using the principles of design and composition. Students will take photos under the onsite direction of the instructor then return to the classroom and learn to edit their work. Students should bring their own laptop. Please bring your camera to each class and wear good walking shoes for fieldwork.

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In this class we will build on the essential teachings of Buddhism and learn how Tantra reveals our intrinsic Buddha nature. We will explore the use of mantras, mudras, and the practice of visualization to experience insight into a world beyond relative concepts.

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Thursdays / Begins October 31 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 200

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Come and discuss the fall of Satan and mankind as we read much of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. We’ll cover Books 1, 2, 4, and 9 in their entirety, and we’ll read excerpts from Books 3 and 5. During the class, we’ll discover Milton’s orthodox and unorthodox interpretations of the Biblical fall, and we will read about one of the most complicated characters in fiction--Milton’s Satan.

Thursdays / Begins October 31 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

ART212 BuIld youR own FRAMeS

This course will teach you how to build your own frame: from sourcing to cutting to joining. We will also explore the pros and cons of assembly vs. build your own.

D a r r el l Mc Gahhe y

Thursdays / Begins October 31 6 Sessions 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Miners Hall 207

ART213 ReAlISTIC And deCoRATIve eleMenTS In ACRylIC

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Paint on canvas, wood, tin, terracotta, walls, cardboard, or paper. Acrylic is a very versatile medium. Students will learn the A, B, and C’s of acrylic: how to start, execute and finish a project. Learn how to handle brushes to get certain results. Learn to not be afraid of paint and to love color and have fun! This class is for beginners and experienced painters alike.

Thursdays / Begins October 31 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 207

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Each day brings interesting, and informative news of events in China. Many of these events impact on American daily lives. This course includes contemporary photos of China, history, arts and science, current politics and issues vis-a-vis USA.

Fridays / Begins November 1 6 Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Miners Hall 201

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 RoBeRTA ARney Holds a BA in Criminal Justice and an MS in Library Science. After retiring from the University of Texas at El Paso after 23 years as a Reference Librarian, she began her Buddhist studies when she became a student of Losang Samten from the Namgyal Monastery in 1989. During the last six years she has taken advanced instruction from eminent teachers Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and Bhakha Tulku Pema Rigdzin. She teaches Dudjom Tersar Ngondro at the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Center of El Paso where she is a member of the Board of Directors.

 ReBeCCA BenCoMo Is an El Paso artist who lived and studied in France and obtained her Baccalaureat with a specialization in Fine Arts. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Philosophy from UTEP and a Master’s Degree in French from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

 BeRT dIAMondSTeIn Holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso in Philosophy & Political Science and has done advanced post graduate work in International Relations and Comparative Political Systems at the University of Chicago. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute of the University of Oklahoma and was selected by the government of Japan to participate in the 7th annual Japanese Business Study Program sponsored by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Diamondstein has spent over twenty years in industrial development and manufacturing. He is a member of the National Association of Scholars and the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center.

 CARol eASTMAn Received an M.A. in art education from UTEP and has taught at the El Paso Community College, Coconino Community College, and University of Texas/Pan American. Her documentary work was funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the El Paso Museum of Cultural Affairs. Recent exhibits include a documentary on Children on the Border at the Chamizal National Memorial and the state capitol in Austin; and Border Crossings, an exhibit on immigration at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ. Her work is in the permanent collection of the El Paso Holocaust Museum, the Texas Tech School of Medicine, and UTEP Special Collections.

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 Garland Greene Native of New York City. He entered the U. S. Army in 1954 where he specialized in the operation and maintenance of radar and command and control systems. While assigned to White Sands Missile Range he participated in development and implementation of the radar support associated with weapon and navigation systems. After retirement from the Army he continued his involvement in the technical field as an educator and trainer for the energy private sector in oil and natural gas exploration, and later with El Paso Community College by creating an instructional program for training electronics students. After leaving EPCC he volunteered at the Chamizal National memorial for 10 years during which he made presentations at schools and civic organizations about the history of the Chamizal settlement and also researched and produced exhibits for display at the Memorial during annual special celebrations such as Independence Day, Hispanic Heritage, Month and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 Vivek Grover Is a practicing attorney in El Paso, Texas. He was born in northern India near the headquarters of the Divine Life Society, where prominent gurus have trained and taught Hinduism for almost 100 years. He was raised in India during his childhood, and then immigrated to the United States. In the past, he has delivered guest lectures on Hinduism at the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently he teaches Sunday School at the Chinmaya Mission Rio Grande in El Paso.

 Calixto “MannY” Guerra Is a self taught artist working in charcoal, watercolors and oils over several years since retirement rom the EPISD. He has studied with local established artists to refine techniques and receive critique of his work. Manny is a gifted artist and teacher who also continues to learn with each semester at OLLI.

 Grace Haddox Is a UTEP graduate with a Master of Arts in English and American Literature. She teaches research and British literature at El Paso Community College. During the 2009-2010 school year, she was awarded the Faculty Achievement Award at EPCC and the NISOD Excellence Award from the University of Texas. She has been teaching Shakespeare at OLLI since 2002.

 John haddox, ph. d. Has taught at The University of Texas at El Paso for over 55 years, including 13 as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy. Among his academic honors are: Faculty research Award and Faculty Teaching Award, UTEP; elected member of the honorary Mexican Society, The Seminario de la Cultura Mexicana; Dove Lecturer at NMSU ; chosen as the Samuel E. Zeigler Fellow in Human and Civil Rights. He has lectured at Oxford University and the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

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 Maria del carmen hernandez Formerly faculty of UTEP’s Languages and Linguistics Department, received a BA degree in Media and Mass Communications from the University of Chihuahua and holds an MA in Spanish from the Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez. She has been coordinator for the Arts Department, City of Juárez, in such programs as The Siglo de Oro Festival, and the Border Festival.

 Carl Jackson, ph. d. Received his Ph.D. from UCLA and served as professor of history at UTEP for over forty years. His research has focused upon the influence of Asian thought upon American religion. His book The Oriental Religions and American Thought won the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize, awarded annually by the American Studies Association. He was selected for an AMOCO Foundation Teaching Excellence award and has held teaching appointments in Malaysia and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at Osaka University in Japan. He also served as chair of the UTEP History Department and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts before his retirement from UTEP in 2009. Dr. Jackson presently serves on the OLLI Board of Directors.

 Lawrence johnson, ph. d. Received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1972, joining the UT-El Paso faculty that same year. Larry has served as Chair of the English Department, the Department of Communication, and the Faculty Senate. He is the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Achievement Awards for both Teaching Excellence and Service to Students. A Distinguished Graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Larry completed over 39 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Major General. He is a recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Medal, among other awards. He taught in the Western Cultural Heritage Program since its inception in the late 1980’s. Dr. Johnson retired from the UTEP faculty in 2012.

 Dave Larson Spent most of the past forty-five years performing as a singer/songwriter in coffee houses, clubs, bars and concert halls throughout the western half of this country. He grew up in El Paso and attended Texas Western College/UTEP from 1964 through 1969, majoring in history. He has recorded several CD’s and was recognized by the prestigious efolkmusic.org, an organization that stresses the importance of keeping traditional Americana Music Alive. In 1984 he was awarded songwriter of the year by the Southwest Songwriters Association. Rather than calling himself a musician, he prefers to call himself a story teller who happens to own a guitar.

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 Yolanda Leyva, Ph. d. Dr. Leyva is a Chicana historian and writer who was born and raised on the border. She is currently the Chair of the Department of History and an Associate Professor. Professor Leyva specializes in border history, public history, and Mexican American history. She has directed various public history projects focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border over the past decade. She is co-director of the award-winning Museo Urbano, a museum without walls that highlights the history of El Paso and the borderlands. In the past, she has directed an oral history project with the Socorro community and a “museum for a day” project involving UTEP graduate students and high school students as well as the creation of a website, “Border Public History.” Dr. Leyva is currently revising a manuscript titled, Cruzando la Linea: Mexican Children on the Texas-Mexico Border, which investigates the ways in which the presence of children has shaped the border historically. In addition, she has published poetry in Ixhua, La Voz de Esperanza, and Cantos al Sexto Sol.

 Nancy natalicio Has a Master’s in English Literature from Duke University and has enjoyed writing all her life. She currently writes part-time for El Paso Inc and Southwest Senior, participates in a writing group, and assists seniors one on one in writing their memoir. She has a passion for listening to and sharing stories.

 Rosario Ponte Is an El Paso artist, originally from Venezuela. A graduate of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, she also completed advanced studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has further studied under nationally acclaimed artists Aleksander Titovets and Daniel Greene. She has been painting for 25 years and has won prizes for her oil paintings which have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Ms. Ponte specializes in portraiture, landscapes and still life.

 Phyllis price Has led yoga classes since 1981, both privately and at various El Paso studios, health clubs, and gyms. She currently teaches vigorous Ashtanga yoga PE credit classes at UTEP and NMSU, as well as private in-home classes. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, a professional organization insuring quality among U.S. teachers. She holds an MA in English, an MFA in writing, and is a registered Life Force Yoga Teacher (LFYT), specializing in yoga for depression and PTSD. She’s had special training in yoga for pregnancy, and is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher.

 Lynn Provenzano Has facilitated personal and professional development for over 25 years in corporate and community groups. She has world-wide, cross cultural experience and specializes in interpersonal skills, creative energy work and motivation. Lynn is a Reiki Master, Pranic Healer and devotee of TaiChi and ChiGong.

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 Arturo Quevedo Rivero Native of Chihuahua City is a graduate of Institute Tecnológico de Monterey, is a retired professor of history of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, specializing in the Mexican Revolution and Latin American Culture and Society. He is a published historian on topics of Mexico’s revolutionary movements and issues concerning Mexico’s border with the U.

 Cecilia Rogers Native from El Paso, raised in Ciudad Juárez and México City where she obtained her baccalaureate in the humanities area. Rome at Stella Viae college of art and languages where she obtained her diploma in french from the Alliance Francaise and later her diploma in Italian from the Istituto Dante Alighieri, both with honors. She attended the Sorbonne in Paris to read french language and civilization. She loves art and studied art history at the university of the Americas, México City. She participates very actively in the literary circle “A la Sombra de Sor Juana”. Ms. Rogers is fluent in four languages: Spanish, English, French and Italian and has taught these four languages from kindergarten to adults. Her classes have been scheduled in Spanish to enhance the knowledge of this supremely beautiful language.

 Romana Saenz Hawkins Attended the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico with a major in Industrial Psychology. She has been Instructor of Psychology for the Escuela Superior de Psicologia, Juarez and was Human Resources Coordinator with responsibilities for administrative oversight in 8 plants in the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. She has pursued an avocation as an artist and teacher of metal embossing (repujado) since 2003 with completion of training in levels through Master Level at the University of Juarez. Her work has been exhibited throughout West Texas and New Mexico.

 David Salcido College Preparatory. I have been teaching Spanish classes at the high school level during the last two school years. Other duties include; Advisor to group of students; Coordinator of a student exchange program; Soccer Goalkeeper coach. Besides the duties outlined here, I am also actively involved in other activities related to the school philosophy, such as the boarding community, community service environmental programs.

 Rene Sanders René was born and raised in New York city. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and worked as a Licensed Engineer and Merchant Seaman for more than 30years. He retired from the Merchant Marines with a chief engineers license in 2006. René decided to take some art classes at UTEP OLLI which lead to a one man art show, several exhibitions, ribbons in juried shows and teaching Portraiture, Basic Drawing at the El Paso Museum of Art. René has also graduated from professional chef school in NYC in 1986.

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 Steve Schiller Member of the trumpet section of the Las Cruces Symphony and performs as an extra and substitute player with the El Paso and Tucson Symphonies. He is a former member of the Cleveland Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Boston Opera and Ballet Orchestras, The Springfield, MA Symphony and State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico. He has also performed with New York City Broadway musicals.

 Muhammad Uddin, M. D. Retired gastroenterologist, started the Department of Gastroenterology at Texas Tech University Medical Center at El Paso. He has been associated with the Muslim community of El Paso since 1979 and has played an active role in establishing the Islamic Center of El Paso. Since retirement he has written two books titled ‘Modern Medicine in the. Light of Islam’ and ‘Far Beyond My Comprehension’ and published several articles on Hajj (Pilgrimage), Fasting, Science of Worship and Fitrah of Islam (Tauhid).

 Connie Weaver Is originally from New Mexico, has lived in El Paso since 1975. She studied and taught acrylics technique in Germany and has participated in many exhibits. Currently, her work may be seen at Sunland Art Gallery, Ruly’s Kitchen, The Rivera Restaurant, Open Gate Community Church and The Market Place at Placita Santa Fe . Connie encourages us to ‘expect a miracle every day’.

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governAnce The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Patricia Witherspoon, Ph. D., Dean.

oFFICeRS CHAIR

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Winifred Dowling, Ph. D.

Becky Duval Reese

Suzanne Hunter

Eugenio Skertchly

PAST ChAIRS Michael Iglar · Peter A. Rivera · Jean H. Miculka + · Robert Lipson · Leonard Krugman Marion Truxal + · Robert Crane, M.D. + · Rita Don, M.D. · Herbert Schwartz +

FAll 2013 CuRRICuluM CoMMITTee Betsy Behrenhausen · Mary Etzold · Libby Feldmesser Servando Hernández · Michael Iglar Naida Lipson · Robert Lipson · Ray Mowad · Lee Nelson · Peter A. Rivera Eugenio Skertchly · Esperanza Stimetz · Ann Glen · Sr. Elisa Rodrigez, S.L.

BoARd MeMBeRS AT-lARge Alan Dean, Ph. D. · Ernesto Gemoets · Servando Hernández · Suzanne Hunter · Carl Jackson, Ph. D. Lawrence Johnson, Ph. D. · Z. Anthony Kruszewski, Ph. D. · Florence Schwein · Patricia Witherspoon, PhD.

AdMInISTRATIon EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OFFICE STAFF

Peter A. Rivera

Luis Marines Diego Burciaga Ricardo Chavez

CATALOG PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT:

Diego Burciaga

e n r o L L M e n t pA r K i n g i n F o r M At i o n - Park in the Sun Bowl Garage Visitors section. - Bring the garage ticket to the OLLI office for validation. - There is NO CHARGE for parking.

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