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Spring Semester

2018

Term 1: February ( No classes March 5-9)

Term 2: March

( No classes March 26-30)

5–March 16

19–April 27

Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE)


RISE Leadership left to right: Marty Guild, Secretary; Jan Adams, Treasurer; Cathy Lewis, Coordinator; Cynthia Geiger, Vice-President; Cheryl Cummings, President; Louise O’Connell, Past President

RISE INFORMATION SESSION Friday, January 19, 2018 • 1 – 3 p.m., Memorial Hall, Event Room, 2nd Floor Learn about RISE and what we offer! We invite you to the RISE Information Session to mix-n-mingle with new and old friends and facilitators. Whet your appetite for our exciting courses, events, and more. Bring a friend! You may mail in your course request or sign up for classes that day – checks only – made payable to Rivier University. Sorry, cash or charges NOT accepted. The course request form is in this brochure. Members may enroll in up to five courses per term. You will receive a confirmation in the mail of your enrolled courses. Course requests are NOT on a first-served basis. All requests are equal through the date of the RISE Information Session. All courses and schedules are subject to change. RISE reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registrations and to limit class size by lottery. Lottery-eliminated applicants will be notified through course confirmation. A lottery for oversubscribed courses takes place after the Information Session and includes all previous registrations. The membership fee is NON-REFUNDABLE after the first week of classes, except for medical reasons. For further information, call (603) 897-8623 or email rise@rivier.edu.

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History of RISE The Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) incorporates active participation and fellowship to create a vibrant and nurturing learning environment. Since its inception in 1997 by Rose H. Arthur, Th.D., the RISE program has grown and thrived on Rivier University’s campus to be a welcoming community of people 55 years of age and over. RISE is an essential piece of Rivier’s community, holding courses and activities on the University campus and furthering the mission of Rivier University through continued education and service. RISE is also an affiliate of the Road Scholar Institute Network (formerly the Elderhostel Institute), a nonprofit organization focused on the importance of lifelong learning. During the first term of the RISE program, 60 members enrolled in courses. Currently, over 400 active members attend courses and volunteer on committees. The diverse curriculum is facilitated by RISE members and members of the local community. Courses include history, literature, writing, music, religion, current events, genealogy, foreign language, art, computers, and physical fitness. As stated in the by-laws of RISE, “the purpose

of RISE shall be to provide a quality educational opportunity for seniors in the greater Nashua area. It will achieve this by being a member-directed learning center where active participation and fellowship are key concepts.”

Office Location and Contact Information The RISE Office is located in Memorial Hall, Room 126. Contact information: (603) 897-8623 rise@rivier.edu http://www.facebook.com/RISE1997

RISE Program Disclaimer

The Rivier Institute for Senior Education seeks to provide courses that are academically interesting and create opportunities for members to broaden their scope and interests. The material presented in the courses is for informational purposes only. None of the courses are credit-bearing. Participation in the RISE program does not constitute attendance or enrollment at Rivier University. Rivier University, RISE and its facilitators disclaim any liability incurred in connection with the use of information obtained from a course.

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RISE SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE A.M. classes normally meet from 9 a.m to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; P.M. classes from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. The cafeteria is open from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Classroom assignments and other details will be sent with your confirmed registration.

TERM 1: THE FIRST FIVE WEEKS

(MONDAY, MARCH 5—FRIDAY, MARCH 16) 2256 EXERCISE

Mon. & Wed. 9:00-10:00 (10 wk) Muldoon Fitness Center A group exercise class to music with warm-up, cardio, strength and stretching. All abilities are welcome – you work at your own level. Facilitator: Joanne Merrill

2257 STAYING SAFE ON THE INTERNET Tues. 9:00-10:45 (5wk) (Limit 21) This course shows how to stay safe on the internet. It covers hardening your environment, understanding the bad guys, and how to recover should you fall victim. This course is device-agnostic and students should bring their own machines or devices. Facilitator: John Watkins

2258 NAVIGATING LONG-TERM CARE OPTIONS

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Mon. 9:00-10:30 (5wk) Each week we will review a different long-term care option for today’s older adults. Facilitator: Joy Peterson

2259 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS Mon. 9:00-10:30 (10 wk) This course is an introductory survey of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Yoruba. Facilitator: Suzanne Graham

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2260 WINDOWS 10 NOT FOR BEGINNERS

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Mon. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) (Limit 21) This course covers Windows beyond the usual. Students should bring their own laptops. Facilitator: John Watkins

2261 WESTERN RELIGIONS

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Mon. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) As a follow up to Introduction to World Religions, this course will take a more in depth approach to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Facilitator: Suzanne Graham

2262 RELIVING THE 1950S VIA PROSE AND VERSE

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Mon. 10:45-12:15 (10 wk) This course is based on writings from The New Yorker, and is a sequel to RISE course #2110, “Reliving the 1940s”, offered in spring 2017. Required reading: The 50s: The Story of a Decade. (Writings from The New Yorker.) Ed. Henry Finder. New York: Modern Library, 2015. ISBN 978-0-8129-8330-2. Facilitator: Dr. Richard Danner

2263 AWAKEN THE NEW YOU: TAI CHI Mon. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) (Limit 20) Tokyo Joe’s Studios, 85A Northeastern Blvd., Nashua This course includes Tai Chi, healing meditations, healing workshop, feelings workshop, and personal development goals. Part discussion and part exercise. NOTE: course begins on Feb. 12. Facilitator: Bobby LaMattina


2264 GENEALOGY COACHING

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Mon. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) (Limit 20) Course begins by tracing your roots and watching an Ellis Island documentary. You will learn the tools and techniques of genealogy, and expand your research including searching actual and online records. Address road blocks and unexpected truths. Facilitators: Cynthia Geiger and Frances Rodier

2265 BIOETHICS: EXPLORING PRINCIPLES AND DIFFICULT DECISIONS

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Mon. 12:30-2:00 (5 wk) This course will look at some of the key principles of bioethics, such as autonomy, and will explore some of their philosophical underpinnings and critique them. We will explore particularly dilemmas of autonomy and informed consent in medical care. Facilitator: Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett

2266 COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES: FORM AND FREEDOM IN ART, POETRY AND DANCE

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Mon. 2:15-3:45 (10 wk) This course will explore the dynamic between representational art and abstract art; formal verse and free verse; and classical ballet and modern dance. Facilitator: Melanie Schoenfeld

2267 WATER EXERCISE Mon., Wed., & Fri. 2:30-4:00 (10 wk) (Limit 12; choose 1 or 2 days only) Langdon Place Water exercises for one hour. There is pre- and posttime for free-style swimming and use of spa, if desired. Being a swimmer is not required, but one must be able to navigate four steps in and out of pool. Facilitator: Ella Sue La Cerva

2268 LIVING STRONG Tues. & Thurs. 9:00-10:15 (10 wk) Muldoon Fitness Center The Living Strong Program uses hand weights for upper body exercises and leg weights for the lower body. Participants perform exercises while seated in chairs or standing behind chairs. All exercises are progressive. Hand and leg weights are provided. Facilitators: Elaine Durkee, Helen Harper, and Patricia Riley

2269 APPLE IPHONE AND IOS 11

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Tues. 9:00-10:30 (5 wk) This course is about understanding how IOS 11 works with the iPhone. Facilitator: John Watkins

2270 IN SEARCH OF KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, AND HUMOR Tues. 9:00-10:30 (10 wk) Using videos as part of this course, you visit ancient empires, learn history and art, view the latest technical devices, and go under the sea and into space. Facilitator: James Collins

2271 MANIFEST DESTINY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE U.S.

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Tues. 10:45-12:15 (10 wk) This course is an exploration of the belief in the Anglo-Saxon American’s mission to expand civilization and institutions across North America. Facilitators: Connie Owen and Mary Bock

2272 LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT WOMEN: FEMALE VOICES

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Tues. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) This course will sample some of the great women writers – including Woolf, Plath, LeGuin, Oates, Sexton, Ozick – often overlooked. Facilitator: Dr. Barbara Beierl

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2273 CLASSICAL DRAWING, PART A

2277 TRAVELING WITH YOUR IPAD

Tues. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) (Limit 20) Nashua Senior Activity Center This course covers forms, perspective, value, measurement. Parts I-IV: drawing fundamentals, still life, cast drawing, life portraiture. Required supplies: Strathmor Bristol art pad Vellum surface 14x17, Nicole Sketching Tote Board 19x19, Faber Castell Grip pencil artists drawing set, Faber Castell Art eraser or kneaded eraser. NOTE: This course is two 90-minute periods and counts as 2 courses. Part A and Part B must be taken together. Facilitator: Michael Brazao

Wed. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) (Limit 15) Find the best flights, pack well, watch a movie, keep a journal, translate a menu: find out how your iPad is your best travel friend. Facilitator: Judy Brophy

2274 CLASSICAL DRAWING, PART B Tues. 2:15-3:45 (10 wk) (Limit 20) Nashua Senior Activity Center This course covers forms, perspective, value, measurement. Parts I-IV: drawing fundamentals, still life, cast drawing, life portraiture. Required supplies: Strathmor Bristol art pad Vellum surface 14x17, Nicole Sketching Tote Board 19x19, Faber Castell Grip pencil artists drawing set, Faber Castell Art eraser or kneaded eraser. NOTE: This course is two 90-minute periods and counts as 2 courses. Part A and Part B must be taken together. Facilitator: Michael Brazao

2275 AN ENTERTAINING AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA Tues. 2:15-3:45 (10 wk) We will listen to a variety of well-known operas, discuss and compare them, and discuss the composers. Facilitator: Christine Kiss

2276 AN OVERVIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE – SINGLE LECTURE – FEBRUARY 7 Wed. February 7; 9:00-10:30 (Limit 25) This lecture provides a brief overview of the mechanisms affecting climate and a top level view of data sources relating to today’s climate change discussions. This course is a single 90 minute lecture. Facilitator: Tom Myers

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2278 MUSIC AS A MIRROR OF HISTORY

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Wed. 10:45-12:15 (10 wk) We will investigate the cross effects of history on the composer and the resulting composition. Facilitator: George King

2279 UNDERSTANDING AGING BRAINS AND THEIR AILMENTS Wed. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) This course will include DVD lectures by University of Michigan’s Professor Thad Polk, along with Helen Brown’s professional experiences caring for dementia patients and discussion time. Facilitators: Helen Brown and John Sanders

2280 BECOMING A CREATIVE LISTENER OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Wed. 2:15-3:45 (5 wk) Enhance your enjoyment of classical concerts by joining in the creative process while you prepare for and listen to concerts. Facilitator: Robert Hoffman

2281 YOGA – ALL LEVELS, TRADITIONAL OR CHAIR

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Wed. 2:15-3:45 (10 wk) (Limit 20) Memorial Hall 3rd Floor Mezzanine Class begins with centering and guided breath work (Pranayama). Our practice continues coordinating movement with breath (Asana). We conclude with relaxation (Savasana) and meditation. Facilitator: Amy Jo Cielinski


2282 SOLVING COMPUTER PROBLEMS (WHAT’S NEW IN TECH & SCIENCE) Thurs. 9:00-10:30 (10 wk) This is an open forum on what is new and upcoming in computers, telephones, science, and technology. Facilitator: Tom Barry

2283 EXPLORING COLOR Thurs. 9:00-10:30 (5 wk) (Limit 20) This course will explore the concept of color, its origins, science, psychology, and theory. Facilitator: Laura Edwards

2284 SHARED WRITING EXPERIENCES Thurs. 10:45-12:15 (10 wk) (Limit 10) Persons interested in sharing, improving, and receiving gentle critique of their prose and poetry are invited to join this interactive group of RISE writers. Facilitators: Helen Jackman and Joan Gibson

2285 GO4LIFE PROGRAM ON AGING EXERCISE & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Thurs. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) This course is a discussion of a practical implementation of the National Institute on Aging’s exercise and physical activity Go4Life program developed by the NIH. Facilitator: Bill Naas

2286 POETRY WORKSHOP: PART 2 NEW! Thurs. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) (Limit 12) Continue writing and revising poems in a safe environment as you explore the language and music of poetry. One must have completed “Poetry Workshop 1” in RISE fall semester or have experience in writing poetry. Required supplies: In the Palm of Your Hand – The Poet’s Potable Workshop by Steve Kowit can be purchased online. Facilitators: Caroline Akins and Elizabeth Tragash

2287 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN Thurs. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) The power of music comes from our brains. Why? How? Thought-provoking lectures by Tufts Professor Aniruddh Patel, along with class discussions. Facilitator: John Sanders

2288 BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE PASTEL PAINTING

Thurs. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) (Limit 12) Nashua Senior Activity Center Basic drawing, perspective, vanishing points, color blending/contrasting techniques. This will be taught and explored to ability level. Handouts with painting techniques will be distributed. Required supplies: Pastels, pastel paper, foam board, pastel pencil, 3 landscape photos, hand towel. Facilitator: Grace McGinnis

2289 BASIC DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS, PART A Mon. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) (Limit 20) Nashua Senior Activity Center This course will cover drawing one step at a time, getting around your symbol system, perceiving the shape of space, and drawing with ease. Required supplies: Strathmor newsprint pad 9x12, 100 sheets, Nicole sketching tote board 19x19, Faber Castell Grip pencil artist drawing set or #2B pencil & plastic eraser. NOTE: This course is two 90-minute periods and counts as 2 courses. Part A and Part B must be taken together. Facilitator: Michael Brazao

2290 BASIC DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS, PART B Mon. 2:15-3:45 (10 wk) (Limit 20) Nashua Senior Activity Center This course will cover drawing one step at a time, getting around your symbol system, perceiving the shape of space, and drawing with ease. Required supplies: Strathmor newsprint pad 9x12, 100 sheets, Nicole sketching tote board 19x19, Faber Castell Grip pencil artist drawing set or #2B pencil & plastic eraser. NOTE: This course is two 90-minute periods and counts as 2 courses. Part A and Part B must be taken together. Facilitator: Michael Brazao

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2291 THE IRISH STORY: RICH & VARIED – BCE TO THE 15TH CENTURY Thurs. 2:15-3:45 (5 wk) Ireland is a nation of story tellers. Who were the Celts and what were their tales? How did Christian Ireland save Western civilization? How did the Viking, Norman , and Tudor invasions shape the Ireland we know today? Facilitator: Merle Luber Friedenberg

2292 INVESTING FOR A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT Fri. 10:45-12:15 (10 wk) This course will cover foundations of investing, investment strategies & market commentary, outlook & opportunities, rules of the road, and investor’s tour of mutual funds. Facilitator: Benjamin Woolfrey

2293 WRITE ON! Fri. 10:45-12:15 (10 wk) (Limit 10) Share your prose, poetry and life experiences in a relaxed, congenial, creative environment. Sharpen your storytelling skills with challenging, elective prompts. All skill levels invited. Facilitator: David Chirlin

2294 ALL THE FUN IS IN LOVING OTHERS

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Fri. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) This course explores how focusing on others can change your life and propel the Christian spiritual journey, while dissolving the false self. Facilitator: William Sawyer

2295 GEOPOLITICS AND CONFLICTS Fri. 12:30-2:00 (10 wk) This course will analyze geopolitical activity in the world using world-wide sites and think-tank sources. Facilitator: John Penasack

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2296 FILMS BY THE COEN BROTHERS Fri. 2:30-5:00 (5 wk) Five films by Joel and Ethan Coen: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Facilitator: John Sanders

TERM 2: THE SECOND FIVE WEEKS (MONDAY, MARCH 19—FRIDAY, APRIL 27) 2297 STAYING SAFE ON THE INTERNET Tues. 9:00-10:45 (5wk) (Limit 21) This course shows how to stay safe on the internet. It covers hardening your environment, understanding the bad guys, and how to recover should you fall victim. This course is device-agnostic and students should bring their own machines or devices. Facilitator: John Watkins

2298 INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE: NEW! SPOTLIGHT ON HENRI MATISSE Mon. 9:00-10:30 (5 wk) Explore the essential role that Matisse’s personal collection of objects played… featuring the modern master’s bold paintings, drawings and cut-outs, while influencing the development of his work. Facilitator: Sheila Kabat

2299 WINDOWS 10: NOT FOR BEGINNERS

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2300 EASTERN RELIGIONS

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Mon. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) (Limit 21) This course covers Windows beyond the usual. Students should bring their own laptops. Facilitator: John Watkins Mon. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) As a follow up to Introduction to World Religions, this course will take a more in-depth approach to Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Jainism. Facilitator: Suzanne Graham


2301 FENG SHUI PRIMER II Mon. 12:30-2:00 (5 wk) This is a continuation of RISE course “Feng Shui Primer I”. It covers more Feng Shui on adjusting chi to create a home that looks good and feels amazing. Note: as a pre-requisite for this course, one must have completed RISE course “Feng Shui Primer I”. Facilitator: Julie Pelletier-Rutkowski

2302 THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS Mon. 2:15-3:45 (5 wk) Back by Popular Demand! This course will examine the struggle of women for equal rights. We will explore more than 150 years of women’s efforts to gain universal equality. Facilitator: Nancy Merz Nordstrom

Tues. 12:30-2:00 (5 wk) (Limit 15) Are you passionate about the origins and ongoing evolution of homo sapiens spanning hundreds of thousands of years? Geography factors into the dynamic transition from hunter-gatherer to farmer. It portends a future not unlike the mythical Pandora’s Box. What to do? Required reading: Pandora’s Seed by Spencer Wells, 2011. Suggested but not required: Deep Ancestry – Inside the Genographic Project (book), The Journey of Man (book), Collapse (DVD), and First People’s (DVD). Facilitator: Gayle Plouffe

2306 SCIENCE: TOPIC DU JOUR

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Wed. 9:00-10:30 (5 wk) This course is a discussion of topics in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, and medicine that are important in today’s world. Facilitator: Dr. Irving Lipschitz

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2307 THE BRONTES

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2308 ART AND CRAFT IN MINIATURE

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2303 APPLE IPHONE AND IOS 11 Tues. 9:00-10:30 (5 wk) This course is about understanding how IOS 11 works with the iPhone. Facilitator: John Watkins

2304 STUNNING HANDMADE ALL OCCASION CARDS MADE BY YOU!

2305 WHY THE HUNTERNEW! GATHERER MIGHT HOLD THE CULTURAL KEY TO OUR SURVIVAL – PANDORA’S SEED

Tues. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) (Limit 15) The Huntington at Nashua, 55 Kent Lane In this course we will be creating all occasion cards for your family, friends, and neighbors. Wow your loved ones with these incredible handmade cards! Each class will be like a party while creating these fabulous cards, using innovative techniques and tools for paper crafting. All supplies are provided for a $30 fee payable to the facilitator, except adhesives. Please bring your own double-sided tape. Facilitator: Lynn Thieret

Wed. 12:30-2:00 (5wk) We will examine the remarkable story of the Brontes, offering a modern perspective on their works and reexamining the myths that have surrounded their lives. Required reading will include Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Both books are long; please try to read Jane Eyre prior to first class. Facilitator: Barbara Toohey

Thurs. 9:00-10:30 (5 wk) (Limit 15) The Huntington at Nashua, 55 Kent Lane This is an arts and craft class that will explore working small by creating 5 pieces in various materials and traditions. Note: all supplies will be provided by facilitator for a fee of $15. Facilitator: Laura Edwards www.rivier.edu/RISE 9


2309 BLUEGRASS MUSIC – AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL MUSICAL GENRE

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Thurs. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) The background and development of Bluegrass since its “invention” by Bill Monroe in 1939 will be covered. However, most of the time will be spent playing videos of performances by well-known Bluegrass groups, many of which are no longer in existence, but also by many current favorites. This genre include variations in emphasis, including Gospel, historical events, tragedies, love and past love affairs, yearning for “the home place”, and many other topics. It reflects primarily the things which were important in rural Appalachia, although it continues to evolve and progress. Facilitator: Cal Knickerbocker

2310 CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

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Thurs. 2:15-3:45 (5 wk) This course will present different topics each week including: the opioid epidemic, aging and memory, technology and the psychology of Millenials, mental health in the movies, and ethics in research. Facilitator: Karen Meteyer and M.S. psychology graduate students of Rivier University

2311 LUCK OF THE IRISH: REALLY? NEW! 15TH-20TH CENTURIES Thurs. 2:15-3:45 (5 wk) It was not until the 19th century that an idealized, popular notion of a homogenous Celtic Irish people became the accepted origin of Irish ethnicity. Historians deliberately set about searching out Ireland’s ancient past to create a sense of identity and self-respect for the Irish people. Who are the “Irish” really? Facilitator: Merle Luber Friedenberg

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2312 HOLLYWOODLAND TO HOLLYWOOD Fri. 9:00-10:30 (5wk) This course discusses the movie industry from its early days to the development of the rating system in the 1960’s. Facilitator: David McNeil

2313 AMERICAN QUANDARIES

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Fri. 10:45-12:15 (5 wk) The world is in massive turmoil. It is a dynamic place, always changing. These changes are affecting our country, our economy, our lives, and our families. Our government is representative-based. For the system to work, voters need to be informed and understand the world around us. American Quandaries is designed to help RISE members work together to develop a better understanding of today’s world and its issues confronting us. Facilitator: Tim Root

2314 SPANISH FILMS BY PEDRO ALMODOVAR

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Fri. 2:30-5:00 (5 wk) Five films by Spanish director, Pedro Almodovar: Women on the Verge of a Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, and Volver. Facilitator: John Sanders


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RISE Duplicate Bridge Interest Group at The Huntington at Nashua

INTEREST GROUPS Classroom and other discussion, as well as course evaluations, indicate members’ interest in exploring some topics further beyond the classroom setting. In response, several interest groups have formed. If any of the following are appealing, please contact the designated organizer/leader and join the fun. If you are interested in forming and leading a new interest group, please contact the RISE Office at (603) 897-8623 or rise@rivier.edu. Interest Group Organizers and Contact Information Lynn Thieret

Cardmaking

(603) 598-8993

lthieret@rivier.edu

Joe Bingham

Computer Users

(603) 557-1040

jbingham1@comcast.net

Joe Bingham

Duplicate Bridge

(603) 557-1040

jbingham1@comcast.net

John Penasack

Geopolitics

(603) 566-3957

johnp@penasack.us

Barbara Beierl

Literature Group

(603) 891-1158

barbara-beierl@comcast.net

Pat Nappo

Making Music

(603) 204-5972

patnappo@gmail.com

Diane Statkum

RISE Art Group

(603) 889-2841

frisco23@comcast.net

Dorothy Lord and Carole Blackwell

RISE Readers’ Roundtable

Dorothy (978) 452-5057 Carole (603) 882-4647

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Joan Gibson and Helen Jackman

Shared Writing Experiences

Joan (603) 888-9304 Helen (603) 673-6878

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS No need to live on campus! No traditional college credits! No tests! • No learning prerequisites, except a curious and investigative mind! • Experts and enthusiasts lead a variety of courses. • Trips and interest groups available outside of classes. • Rivier’s Regina Library and Dion Dining Center are available to RISE members. • The Health and Fitness Center (call 897-8257) is open to you. • Rivier activities are available. • Free parking pass and I.D. card. • DAWN, the RISE Literary Journal is written, edited, and published by RISE members. View guidelines for submitting manuscripts at www.rivier.edu/RISE

GETTING TO RIVIER Southbound on Rte. 3 (Everett Turnpike) • Take Exit 4 • Turn left at light onto East Dunstable Road • Turn right at 3rd light onto Main Street (1 mile) • Take second right off the roundabout onto campus

Northbound on Rte. 3 (Everett Turnpike) • Take Exit 4 • Turn right at light onto East Dunstable Road • Turn right at 2nd light onto Main Street (1 mile) • Take second right off the roundabout onto campus www.rivier.edu/RISE 13


COURSE REQUEST PROCEDURES • Course requests are NOT on a first-served basis. All requests are equal through the date of the RISE Information Session. • When filling out the course request form, list your courses by priority (the course you WANT the most as your first choice, then your second choice, etc.). Members who choose a course as their first choice will be enrolled in that course first, then second choice, etc. • In the event a course is overextended, the lottery is applied. It is based on the member’s course priority. This insures that most members will receive their first choice. • After the lottery is completed, all course requests are on a first-come, first-served basis.

LOTTERY AND CLOSED CLASS POLICY Lottery The lottery is designed as a fair and objective method to ensure all RISE members the an equal opportunity to obtain a top class choice. Based on the order of course priority, the lottery is a computer-generated program which lists members who are enrolled in an overextended course. It is imperative that members list their courses on the course request form by order of priority. The lottery takes place ONLY for overextended courses. The lottery takes place after the RISE Information Session. Lottery-eliminated applicants will be notified through course confirmation. The lottery does not apply to those members who enroll in only one course. Every attempt is made to ensure that members receive their first choice courses. Closed Closed courses are classes that are filled. Notification of availability originates from the RISE Office. Cancellations Cancelled courses are those that have been cancelled for the semester due to insufficient registrations or at the request of a facilitator.

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Emergency contact phone number Are you a Rivier graduate or have you taken courses other than RISE courses at Rivier? If yes, under what name?

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRIORITIZE YOUR CHOICES; SELECT COURSES YOU WANT AND LIST THEM BY NUMBER IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. YOU MAY ENROLL IN 5 COURSES PER TERM. IF YOU CHOOSE A 10-WEEK COURSE, BE SURE TO REPEAT THE NUMBER IN TERM 2 COLUMN. ALL EXERCISE CLASSES COUNT IN YOUR TOTAL SELECTION. (P=PRIORITY)

TERM 1 (2/5/18 – 3/16/18) TERM 2 (3/19/18 – 4/27/18) P1______________________________ P1______________________________ P2______________________________ P2______________________________ P3______________________________ P3______________________________ P4______________________________ P4______________________________ P5______________________________ P5______________________________ Water Exercise–Please list course number above and circle only 2 days: M W F I would like to be a greeter for these courses:

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RISE MEMBERSHIP FEE: $130 WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE RISE Futures Fund RISE Memorial Scholarship Fund Rose H. Arthur Scholarship Fund TOTAL

$__________ $__________ $__________ $__________

(PAYMENT BY CHECKS ONLY)

Make checks payable to Rivier University and mail to: RISE, Rivier University 420 South Main Street Nashua, NH 03060-5086 (603) 897-8623 www.rivier.edu/RISE 15


TERM 2: MARCH 19–APRIL 27

TERM 1: FEBRUARY 5–MARCH 16

SPRING SEMESTER 2018

420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060 • www.rivier.edu

Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE)  

Spring 2018

Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE)  

Spring 2018