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Community Education & Learning in Retirement Classes

FALL 2010

WESTFIELD STATE


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How to Register Registration for Community Education and Learning in Retirement courses is ongoing. We prefer that you register at least two weeks prior to the class beginning. Confirmation will be mailed or emailed following your registration, which will include parking instructions and room confirmation.

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Senior Citizen Discount Persons over 55 receive a 40% discount on courses except where indicated.

Bring a Friend Discount If you are a current student, bring a friend with you when you register for a class and you will receive a 10% discount off your course tuition. You must be listed in our database to be considered a current student. You and your friend may register in person, by phone, or by fax. The discount must be used in the current session, is not transferrable, and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Use the registration form in this catalog or online at: www.wsc.ma.edu/dgce/communityed

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You may withdraw from a class prior to the start date and receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee. Once a class begins, there is no refund for withdrawing from a class.

Westfield State College Community Education/LIR 577 Western Ave Westfield, MA 01086 *Include your check (payable to Westfield State College) or credit card information

Sufficient Enrollment Formation of each class depends upon sufficient enrollment to cover costs. As a result, Westfield State College reserves the right to cancel, combine, or divide classes; to change the time, date or place of meeting; and to make other revisions in these courses, as necessary, and to do so without incurring obligation.

Walk-In Registration: Horace Mann Center, 333 Western Avenue Please take the elevator down one level, exit left and take the first left down the hallway.

Register Early Classes with low enrollments will be cancelled up to 24 hours before the start of the class. Please register early to secure your space and help insure that your class runs.






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Community Education and Learning in Retirement Classes Fall 2010 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course (OEMS Approved) This course covers assessment and management of the following medical emergencies: cardiopulmonary arrest, severe bleeding and shock; fractured bones; care for heart attack, stroke, burn and poison victims; access to victims of automobile crashes and collapsed buildings; emergency childbirth, pediatrics; and various other medical, emotional, and environmental emergencies. Students will complete 5 patient assessments during the course. Prerequisite: Participants must have a valid AHA Healthcare Provider or ARC Professional Level CPR card prior to class, or may register for the CPR class during the first EMT class Sept. 1. Students must attend both days (9 hours) for CPR certification. There is a $25 fee due at the first class for the CPR program. Call 572-8034 for dates of CPR class. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Joel Perkins Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, 30 sessions September 1 – December 13 Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition: $585: Includes $459 (Tuition), $75 (Practical Exam Fee), $60 (Lab Fee)

New Online Class! Massachusetts First Responder starts soon! Tuition is $195. Please check out the course description on the back cover and email jperkins@wsc.ma.edu for more information. Conversational Italian This course is designed to help the person who wishes to master the basic romance language of the gods: Italian! Conversational Italian is the perfect choice for anyone who needs to learn some Italian for travel, studying music and art. Please join us for a friendly and very fun class. Instructor: Anthony Cioffi Dates: Wednesdays, 3 sessions September 8, 15, 22 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $59

Writing Our Lives through Poetry (A Writing Workshop) Do you enjoy writing poetry, or are you already working on a memoir and want to add a poetic element to it? Poetry is a medium that naturally lends itself to memoir. This is a poetry and memoir writing workshop taught by Lori Desrosiers, the Editor of Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry and author of “Three Vanities” a memoir in poetry that

chronicles three generations of women in her family. She is a professor of English at Westfield State College. Students will be exposed to various styles of poetry with an emphasis on narrative. They will also get time to write in class to wonderful prompts created to help generate or further develop stories from their lives. Instructor: Lori Desrosiers Dates: Wednesdays, 4 sessions September 15, 22, 29, October 6 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $129

Basic Upholstery Techniques If you’ve ever wondered what to do with that old chair in the basement or a family heirloom footstool, then this class is for you. Bring an old piece back to life using the ancient craft of upholstery. Bring a small chair or a comparable piece of furniture with you the first night and learn how to tear the old cover off and rebuild from the bottom up including new fabric. Come and learn a practical and fascinating craft. A list of supplies and tools will be provided before the class. Instructor: Maryann Walsh Dates: Thursdays, 6 sessions September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuition: $134

Build Your Own Fly Fishing Rods, for Fun or Profit Learn to build a Fly fishing rod in just one class! Have you ever been driving down a country road and seen someone fly fishing in the middle of a stream and wished it was you? How great would it be if you could fish with a rod that you built yourself! Well, in this class you can do just that. The instructor will explain all aspects of Fly Rod building for the beginner. Some of the subjects covered will include choosing your Rod blank, wrapping guides and the finer points of using Flexcoat epoxy. There will be instruction on casting if time permits. This class will be taught by a Master Rod builder with over twenty years experience. Course Fee includes all materials necessary for the class. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Ray Cote, Master Rod Builder Date: Saturday, 1 session September 18 Time: 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Fee: $159


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Yes, You Can Retire!

Introduction to Digital Photography

This course teaches you tools, techniques, and systems you need to position yourself for a secure retirement. There will be discussion of investments, asset allocation, income tax reduction, longterm care and estate planning. The instructor has guided hundreds of families to a secure retirement. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Gary F. Thomas, JD, LLM, CLU, ChFC Dates: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 4 sessions September 21, 28, October 5, 12 OR September 23, 30, October 7, 14 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Tuition: $69 *Attendees are invited to bring one guest at no cost.

Come explore and review the exciting possibilities of digital photography. We will start by covering the basics of photography: camera operation, exposure, white balance, and how to work with the various functions on cameras. Then we will discuss and view how these elements translate in to making a good photograph. The class will also cover file saving options, storage, printing, and archival considerations that are a must for digital photography. For one Saturday session, we will spend a few hours on an actual outdoor photo shoot to practice what we have learned. Students will also be introduced to the photo editing software Adobe PhotoShop CS3 where we can work on our pictures. If you already have a digital camera, or you are thinking of purchasing one, this class is for you. Any skill level welcome, all that is needed is your camera and a love of photography! Instructor: Tara Conant Dates: Saturdays, 2 sessions September 25, October 2 Time: 9:00-12:00 p.m. Tuition: $119

The Anasazi: A People of Southwestern United States Anasazi is a Navajo word which roughly translates as “ancient ones”. During 900-1300 AD, in the drainage basin of the San Juan River, a remarkable high-level American Indian civilization evolved and then disappeared. This area, known as “Four Corners” is the intersection of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Anasazi civilization culminated in the building of sophisticated multistory structures in Chaco Canyon; often referred to as “the Athens of the United States”. David Vincent, retired Professor of Geography, will analyze special patterns of the Anasazi. Over a twenty-year period, he has conducted numerous geographic field studies in this region and will illustrate presentations with an extensive collection of visuals. Instructor: Professor David Vincent Dates: Tuesday and Thursday September 21, 23 Tuesday, Thursday Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tuition: $69

Basic Home Improvement with Another Real Bob the Builder This course will teach the basics of home improvement that every owner should know. From weatherization and the proper use of tools to replacing windows and doors, you will receive professional guidance and help on many subjects. Kitchen and bath remodeling will be covered as well as what to look for in cabinets and fixtures. You will learn what to look for when choosing your contractor for a building project as well as how the “lead paint law” affects you. Be amazed at what you can fix yourself. The instructor, who is a licensed contractor, will be able to answer your design and construction questions. Instructor: Bob Szklarz Dates: Tuesdays, 6 sessions September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $139

Publish Your Book Are you a writer? Don’t miss this opportunity to get the tools and information you’ll need to publish your book and get it onto bookstore shelves. Get all the tools used in the publishing & independent press industry. Learn important topics including design, production timelines, project funding, signing tours, and how to succeed in retail distribution. You’ll complete the lecture with all necessary information about the business of book publishing as an author. Instructor David K. Ewen, M.Ed. is president of the publishing company Ewen Prime Company and the former executive director of the New England Publisher’s Association. Instructor: David K. Ewen, M.Ed. Date: Saturday, 1 session September 25 Time: 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tuition: $54




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Are you stressed? Try clay! This medium can be fun, relaxing and productive all at the same time. You will explore handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling and slab as well as wheel throwing. Design elements and personal exploration will be addressed as well as glaze and firing techniques. This class is designed to teach from the very beginner student to the advanced student. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Linda Siska Dates: Wednesdays, 8 sessions September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 Time: 6:00 to 8:30 pm Tuition: $149

Imagine a wonderful vacation. Imagine feeling great about how well you planned – and how little you paid! In this lively session, you’ll learn how to plan for a lifetime of travel and fun, find the cheapest airfare and lodging and travel for less than it costs to live at home. We’ll visit the best in discount travel websites, and you’ll learn just how fast and easy it is to save big bucks using credible website sources. Join Suzanne Hendery as she shared her secrets from a lifetime of budget traveling. Suzanne is not a travel agent, and has nothing to sell, but she has a wealth of knowledge and resources to help you find the best bargains in travel. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Suzanne Hendery Date: Wednesday, 1 session. October 13 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuition: $19

Your Music Published - Guaranteed As a musician, are you looking for your first break into a record label? Have you aspired for a CD contract? Succeed in doing it yourself and produce CD’s for your growing audience. Learn how to succeed in making your CD’s available on radio, Amazon.com, iTunes, social media sites, retail stores, and entertainment venues. Get the best marketing tricks to promote your product. David Ewen is an author, speaker, and talk show host. He is the former talk show host for ‘Today’s Music Review” on American Radio Network and currently on the EPN Network. He has been in publishing since 1994 and teaching since 2004. David’s record label EPN has produced CD’s on instruction, entertainment, and music. Instructor: David K. Ewen, M. Ed. Date: Saturday, 1 session October 2 Time: 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. Tuition: $54

You’re on the Air (How to Really Make it in Voice-Overs!) Voice-overs are hot today! You don’t have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! With such notable talent as James Earl Jones, Linda Hunt, and Donald Sutherland lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! In this class you’ll learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business! Instructor: Nikki Lowe- Such A Voice Dates: Tuesday, 1 session, October 5 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuition: $55

The Civil War, A Survey This course is designed to help persons with their continued or beginning study of the Civil War. Class discussions will dictate what topics are pursued over others. The course will touch upon the major points of our Civil War to include political, military and economic issues. Other points of interest will be brought in to include local involvement in the war. Instructor: John J. Cashman Dates: Tuesdays, 6 sessions October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m Tuition: $69

Organizing Your Printed and Digital Photographs This course is designed to help you organize your shoe boxes of printed photographs and your hard drive of digital photographs. Many times people will say they will do this project during the winter months or in retirement. Often times it becomes overwhelming and folks do not know how to start. In this class, you will learn simple ways to organize decades of photographs. You will be introduced to some simple techniques and photo safe products to help with the storage of your photos. You will also learn how to get a handle on the thousands of digital photographs that sit on your computer hard drive. Bring a “shoe box” of printed photos to the first class. A list of supplies will be provided at the first class. Instructor: Nancy M. LaFlamme Dates: Thursdays, 5 sessions October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $139


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In this course students will be taught the basics of watercolor painting. Some of the subjects covered will be color mixing, technique, composition and drawing. There will be a demonstration at the beginning of each class on one or more aspects of the medium. Individual attention will be given to each student during the class. A list of materials will be available upon registration. Instructor: Joan Steinmeyer Dates: Tuesdays, 6 sessions October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $149

Chef John Slattery, owner of the renowned Four Main Street Bar and Grill in scenic Huntington will be offering a four part series on cooking with different wines. This class will feature wine tasting, discussion, cooking methods, demonstrations and recipes. We will explore several wine varietals and their parings, as well as learn the different ways wine can be used in the kitchen. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Each class will focus on a different style of wine and its many applications, and include demonstrations and tasting of a complete course or meal. Classes will be held at Four Main Street Bar and Grill in their event room and banquet kitchen. Instructor: Chef John Slattery Dates: Tuesdays, 4 sessions November 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $139

Introduction to the ‘Digital Darkroom’ of Adobe Photoshop Catalogue Description: Working with our digital photographs at home has become a must for any digital photographer. This course will focus on using editing software as a ‘digital darkroom’ through an introduction to the photo editing software Adobe PhotoShop CS4. This powerful software allows the photographer to manipulate and enhance existing digital or traditional photographs. We will be covering the basic editing tools, layers, filter effects, and adjustments for image tone and color and much more. Students will begin to see how this powerful editing program can dramatically change an image or a how a simple enhancement can fix a damaged photograph. *You do not need to be a computer expert or artist to take this class, but some basic computer knowledge is needed. Instructor: Tara Conant Date: Saturdays, 2 sessions October 30, November 6 Time: 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Tuition: $119

Privacy and Security on the Internet Ever wonder if you’re REALLY safe when online? This course will teach you how to browse the Internet securely, clean your computer of your personal information, make sure your online information is accurate, and understand how websites track your information. You will become smart and stealthy with how you navigate the World Wide Web. We will examine popular sites like Yahoo!â, Amazon.com & Google to see how your information is stored. You will learn ways to securely browse the World Wide Web through the use of virtual machines (it’s easier than you think!), protect yourself from identity theft, and tips for buying and selling online. Instructor: Tom and Kelly Galanis Dates: Tuesdays, 3 sessions November 2, 9, 16 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $89

Journey of Discovery: Interactive Discussions to Awaken Your Inner Power An experiential blend of lecture and philosophical discussion, this course assists participants in uncovering personal power and how to use it achieve highest potential through confidence and self-empowerment. We will look at a number of prominent examples of successful people along the way and participants will be encouraged to share their own personal stories as appropriate in implementing the principals discussed during the course. During this four-session class students will discover the importance of and how to live a balanced life. Instructor: Jonas Cain Toutant Date: Tuesdays, 4 sessions November 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $129

Using Social Media Effectively For You! Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogger. You’ve heard of them, but what do they mean? What do they do? This course will teach you the basics of social media and blogging, and how they can be used effectively for YOU. Whether you want to market yourself or your business or just want to be “in the know”, we will walk you through each type of mainstream social network and examine how to be an effective user. It’s easier than you think – come and find out! Instructor: Tom and Kelly Galanis Dates: Tuesdays, 4 sessions November 23, December 7, 14, 21 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuition: $119




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Please join us for one hike or all three with Dave Gallup who is a naturalist, historian, and amateur astronomer. Dave has been doing natural history and historic field trips for thirty years in New England. Born and raised in the wilds of Northern Michigan, Dave came to New England in the early 1960’s. Since then, he has been extremely active leading field trips for many nature organizations, schools and colleges throughout Western Massachusetts. Dave has been President of the Springfield Naturalists Club, a nature club dedicated to educating people and sharing with them the joys of nature, for the past 20 years.

Monument Mountain Hike By climbing Monument Mountain and viewing colossal white granite, breaching the landscape like a whale, you will soon discover Herman Melville’s inspiration for “Moby Dick�. Other famous authors and poets, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Oliver Wendell Holmes, would come to this area for inspiration as well. If you would like, bring some of their works or your favorite poems to share. A moderately strenuous hike up the trail leads to the summit’s captivating view of the valleys below. Following lunch, we will descend the mountain, and you will have the afternoon to explore, on your own, nearby Stockbridge with its famous Red Lion Inn and Norman Rockwell Museum. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Dave Gallup Dates: Saturday, 1 session September 25 Time: 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. Fee: $19

Lost Towns of the Quabbin: Natural History Join Dave Gallup as we step back to the 19th century and discover the once thriving community of Dana – one of the four towns lost when the area was flooded to form the Quabbin Reservoir, en route to Quabbin Cemetary, where we will examine artifacts from the four lost towns (Enfield, Prescott, Greenwich, and Dana), before moving on to Hardwick, a town resembling Dana as it was in the early 1900’s. On this two mile walk (four miles round trip) you will journey on an old road through the open forest, with stops along the way to reflect upon the history and wildlife of the region. Once at Dana Commons, you will inspect the fascinating cellar holes, stone walls, sidewalks, and streets of a town frozen in time. Dave has many surprises, including rare photographs of the beautiful Dana homes that

stood there one hundred years ago, before being dismantled to make way for the reservoir project. Bring your lunch, beverage and camera. Due to ecological concerns, this hike is limited to 25 participants. Sign up early! This trip will fill fast! *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Dave Gallup Dates: Saturday, 1 session, October 9 Time: 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tuition: $19

Hiking the Holyoke Range Join us for a hike through the Holyoke Range. We will be hiking the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to the top of Mt. Norwotuck, the highest peak on the range. Along the way we will talk about the geology and the forest. After lunch on the summit of Norwotuck, we will hike to the “Horse Caves�. Here we will trace the steps of Daniel Shays (Shays Rebellion c. 1787). Legend proclaims that Shays escaped to the horse caves on the range after an ill-fated attempt to raid the Springfield Armory. From the horse caves, we will connect to the Robert Frost Trail on our hike back to the Visitor’s Center. We suggest that participants look up Shay’s Rebellion on the internet at www.encarta.msn. com and bring your favorite Robert Frost poem to read. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a snack/lunch and water. This is a 3 mile moderately strenuous hike. *Senior discount does not apply Instructor: Dave, Gallup Dates: Saturday, 1 session, November 20 Time: 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $19 Please note that we offer a reduced price for registrants over 55 years of age. Call 413-572-8034 for further information.


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The Addiction Counselor (A.C.E.) Program The Addiction Counselor Education Program is available as a one-year certificate program starting in September or as individual courses. A Certificate of Completion is awarded to those individuals who successfully complete the core curriculum in its entirety (five courses, pre-practicum, and practicum). Courses begin each September. All courses are taught or supervised by professionals in the alcoholism/chemical dependency treatment services field. You do not need a college degree nor do you need to be working the addictions field to participate in and benefit from the program. If you are considering a career in treatment services for alcoholism/ chemical dependency, or if you are working in a related field, the program’s course work and practicum experience will serve as a valuable introduction to all aspects of the addictions field. Each course is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills required for working in the addictions field. Information/Application

To request an informational flyer or application for this program, contact: Community Education Office Westfield State College 577 Western Avenue Westfield, MA 01086-1630 (413)572-8832 or email cheaphy@wsc.ma.edu Download an application from the web at www.wsc.ma.edu/ace Funding The A.C.E. program is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding and Section 30 Training Opportunities Program (TOP).

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Fall 2010 Performance Schedule (subject to change)

All performances are on the Dever Stage unless otherwise noted.

September 15 Wednesday, 7:30pm

16 Tuesday, 7:30pm

Wind Symphony

Faculty Recital

17 Wednesday, 5:00pm

Music Theatre Workshop

Lillian Buss Pearson, piano

17 Wednesday, 7:30pm

An Evening of Chamber Music by Student Performers

20 Wednesday, 12:30pm

Student Recital Series

23 Thursday, 7:30pm

Student Recital

18 Thursday, 7:30pm

Big Band

Ryan Emken, jazz saxophone

22 Monday, 12:30pm

Student Recital Series

Music Department Faculty Gala Recital

22 Monday, 5:00pm

An Evening of Music for

29 Wednesday, 7:30pm

Classical Guitar

October

23 Tuesday, 7:30pm

Jazz Combo

6 Wednesday, 12:30pm

Student Recital Series

13 Wednesday, 5:00pm

Voice Area Student Recital

December

14 Thursday, 7:30pm

New Music by Student Composers

1 Wednesday, 12:30pm

Student Recital Series

17 Sunday, 3:00pm

Senior Recital, Rachel Ryan, composer

2 Thursday, 7:30pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

25 Monday, 12:30pm

Student Recital Series

3 Friday, 10:00am

Amahl and the Night Visitors

31 Sunday, 3:00pm

Student Recital

4 Saturday, 3:00pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

7:30pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Andie Biagini, euphonium and Amanda McSweeney, tuba

5 Sunday, 3:00pm

Wind Symphony Christmas Concert to benefit the American Cancer Society,

November

Greek Cathedral, Springfield.

3 Wednesday, 12:30pm

Student Recital Series

7 Tuesday, 7:30pm

Jazz Combo

Thursday, 7:30pm

Faculty Recital

8 Wednesday, 7:30pm

Music for Percussion Ensemble and String Ensemble

Lillian Buss Pearson, piano Sunday, 3:00pm

USAF Wind Ensemble

9 Thursday, 7:30pm

An Evening of Choral Music

Monday, 7:30pm

An Evening of Choral Music

10 Friday, 7:30pm

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Wednesday, 7:30pm

Senior Recital, Chris Gollnick, composer

14 Sunday, 7:30pm

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Westfield State EMS MASSACHUSETTS FIRST RESPONDER ž We are pleased to announce our first online course. We are offering the Massachusetts First Responder course using the new EMR guidelines 2010. This course operates in a brick and click fashion. ž Once enrolled into the online portion of the course, you will have 30 days to complete the online portion. Within those thirty days three skills sessions will be scheduled. Two skills sessions will be the BLS HCP CPR Portion and the other one will be the skills set for the Massachusetts First Responder. ž Course completion includes passing the online portion, a Final Written Examination and a Practical Examination ž In-class options are available. In-class option is 32 hours in length. ž Email Joel Perkins EMT Paramedic & IC at jperkins@wsc.ma.edu for more information.

Cost: $195

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Cost includes: EMR Complete Text ¡ Certification for First Responder Certification for BLS for HCP CPR (2 year cert) ¡ Skills package Access to course for one year past end of course for timely review of content.


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