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Community Education Classes for Teens & Adults

New classes may be posted throughout the year. Please check back to see additional classes as they are added.

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The History of New Mexico Maps Part I: From Antiquity to the 20th Century

Instructor: Pete Eidenbach, Author & Anthropologist
Dates: March 9 (Friday)
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $40 (Fee includes Part II lecture – March 16)

Course Description: . Ancient Rome was the first society to build and map vehicular road networks. When the Spanish began to explore and conquer the Southwest in the 16th century, maps of the region began to appear sporadically. Railroads, which encouraged westward settlement, extended the expansion of road networks from coast to coast.

 

The History of New Mexico Maps Part II: The Impact of the Bicycle and Automobile on New Mexico’s Roads and Maps

Instructor: Pete Eidenbach, Author & Anthropologist
Dates: March 16 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $30 (FREE if you also attended part I on March 9)

Course Description: The invention of the bicycle and then the automobile radically transformed long-distance travel and the landscape, which folks traversed. During the 20th century, the short-lived era of the free, mass-produced ‘road map,’ our country transformed from a rural farm- and ranch-land into a gridded suburban shopping mall. Explore this unique era through its most ubiquitous icon—the free oil company road map, which has disappeared, pre-figuring the demise of its source, the private, gasoline engine automobile.

 

Jazz Ensemble (High School and up)

Instructor: Daniel Rodriguez
Dates: January 16 – April 17; Concert date to be determined.
Time: Tuesdays; 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $100

Course Description: Recommended instrumentation: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Drums, Bass, Keyboard, and Guitar.

Instructor is Daniel Rodriguez, a professional trumpet player who performs with Windy City, a Chicago tribute band and symphonies and operas in El Paso, Las Cruces & Juarez.

Must be able to read music.

 

The MELT Method: A Self-Treatment Technique

Instructor: Etha Behrmann
Dates: March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Time: 10:30 – 11:45am
Location: TBD
Cost: $60

Course Description: The MELT Method™ (MELT™) — A simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Register today to learn how you can reduce the effects of tension and stress and live pain-free. Also, for active younger adults who want to maintain a fit, healthy body without the wear and tear. For additional information, go to: www.meltmethod.com

 

Creative Watercolor for Adults

Instructor: Carol Alvarado
Dates: May 15, 16, 17
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $60

Course Description: Join this fun and relaxing art class! Students will learn to draw and paint landscape, floral, and still life projects with confidence. Supplies: $20 to instructor on first day (3 lessons)

 

Let’s Talk…TBD

Instructor: Beth Grundhoffer, NMSU-A Instructor
Dates: March 28; April 11, 18, 25; May 2 (No class April 4)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $15

Course Description: Ages 18 & up. The first class meeting will be a course overview. Together we will decide on which series to focus. In this class we will discuss themes, issues, and lessons that run through the chosen series. Possible topics of discussion include:

  • Life lessons seen through characters and plot
  • The role of leadership in individuals and larger groups
  • Other issues and themes that the class discovers
  • Other topics or issues that are unique to the chosen series

 

Let’s Talk F-16s

Date: April 23
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Rohovec Theatre at NMSU-A
Cost: Open to the public

Course Description: An F-16 Fighter Pilot discusses the mission and capability of the F-16

 

Comparing Religions 5: The Gnostic Gospels

Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $80

Course Description: In 1945, a poor farmer accidentally discovered 52 early Christian manuscripts buried in a jar at Nag Hammadi in the Egyptian desert. Denounced as blasphemous by Bishop Irenaeus, heretical by teacher Hippolytus, and criminalized in Constantine’s Rome, these “Gnostic Gospels” were lost for 1500 years. Through reading, video, and discussion, we will learn about the lost teachings attributed to Jesus and the astonishing diversity of views in early Christianity.

 

Carl Jung’s Archetypal Psychology

Instructor: John Ely, Ph.D
Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: NMSU-A
Cost: $80

Course Description: In 1945, a poor farmer accidentally discovered 52 early Christian manuscripts buried in a jar at Nag Hammadi in the Egyptian desert. Denounced as blasphemous by Bishop Irenaeus, heretical by teacher Hippolytus, and criminalized in Constantine’s Rome, these “Gnostic Gospels” were lost for 1500 years. Through reading, video, and discussion, we will learn about the lost teachings attributed to Jesus and the astonishing diversity of views in early Christianity.