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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAdult/Child Intro to American Sign Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 219. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-time introductory ASL class and be introduced to basic American Sign Language communication skills. You, along with a young person in your life will learn sign vocabulary, finger spelling and some things about Deaf culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children age 8 and older can learn together. We promise you quality time, smiling and learning something new! Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221910
Adult/Child Intro to Spanish Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory Spanish language class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn vocabulary and some things about Spanish culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can learn together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221861
Beginning French — 2020-04-07 through  2020-05-26$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., April 7-May 26, 6:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Get started or brush up on those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You will learn vocabulary, phrases, sentences and essential language structure; and gain interesting insights into French culture. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, is included in the cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235373
Conversational Spanish II— 2020-04-14 through  2020-06-02$129— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., April 14-June 2, 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You will get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish Beginning and Beyond, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235264
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntro to Islam— 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-27$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 20 and 27, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223556
Mother - Mother: Researching Your Maternal Line— 2020-05-12 through  2020-05-12$45— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 12, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Finding information for your maternal line, in terms of people, can be tricky. Mitochondrial DNA tracking is great for tracing your maternal heritage, but that doesn't put names or faces to the ancestors you are trying to document. We will look at the various sources amenable to our search upstream of our mothers, in this hands-on internet research class. Birth and baptismal records, marriage and divorce records, death and burial records, wills, land transaction records – these are where to look for our mothers of generations past. From James Tanner, writer and genealogist – rule one of genealogy is: "when the baby was born, the mother was there".

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223094
Preparing for a Peaceful Passing: Insights from Buddhist Teaching— 2020-03-16 through  2020-03-23$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 16 and 23, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Most people avoid even thinking about the subject of death even though it is something we will all experience. Some avoid this topic because they feel there is nothing they can do about it; however, in the Buddhist view, there is a lot that can be done to prepare. Explore traditional Buddhist teachings on impermanence, preparing for the moment of death, the dying process, the intermediate state (bardo), and rebirth. Techniques will be offered to alleviate fear now and in the final moments of life and to make the transition as easy as possible with the best outcome for what will follow.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224148
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223867
Religion in the Public Sphere— 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-19$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., March 12 and 19, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223766
Course ClosedTraining the Mind: Buddhist Practice and Meditation— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-09$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 2 and 9, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Just as we have to train our physical body to keep it healthy, stable and strong, so must we also train our mind to be able to deal with the difficulties we all experience in life. From the Buddhist point of view, happiness and suffering do not fundamentally depend on external circumstances, but on the mind itself. Only training the mind allows us to eliminate suffering and establish genuine and lasting happiness. Explore topics of karma (cause and effect), disturbing emotions (anger, jealousy, pride, etc.) and learn techniques to create more happiness and peace in our lives and the lives of those around us.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223646
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntro to Islam— 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-27$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 20 and 27, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223556
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAdult/Child Intro to American Sign Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 219. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-time introductory ASL class and be introduced to basic American Sign Language communication skills. You, along with a young person in your life will learn sign vocabulary, finger spelling and some things about Deaf culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children age 8 and older can learn together. We promise you quality time, smiling and learning something new! Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221910
Adult/Child Intro to Spanish Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory Spanish language class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn vocabulary and some things about Spanish culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can learn together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221861
Course ClosedTraining the Mind: Buddhist Practice and Meditation— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-09$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 2 and 9, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Just as we have to train our physical body to keep it healthy, stable and strong, so must we also train our mind to be able to deal with the difficulties we all experience in life. From the Buddhist point of view, happiness and suffering do not fundamentally depend on external circumstances, but on the mind itself. Only training the mind allows us to eliminate suffering and establish genuine and lasting happiness. Explore topics of karma (cause and effect), disturbing emotions (anger, jealousy, pride, etc.) and learn techniques to create more happiness and peace in our lives and the lives of those around us.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223646
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223867
Religion in the Public Sphere— 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-19$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., March 12 and 19, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223766
Preparing for a Peaceful Passing: Insights from Buddhist Teaching— 2020-03-16 through  2020-03-23$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 16 and 23, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Most people avoid even thinking about the subject of death even though it is something we will all experience. Some avoid this topic because they feel there is nothing they can do about it; however, in the Buddhist view, there is a lot that can be done to prepare. Explore traditional Buddhist teachings on impermanence, preparing for the moment of death, the dying process, the intermediate state (bardo), and rebirth. Techniques will be offered to alleviate fear now and in the final moments of life and to make the transition as easy as possible with the best outcome for what will follow.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224148
Beginning French — 2020-04-07 through  2020-05-26$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., April 7-May 26, 6:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Get started or brush up on those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You will learn vocabulary, phrases, sentences and essential language structure; and gain interesting insights into French culture. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, is included in the cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235373
Conversational Spanish II— 2020-04-14 through  2020-06-02$129— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., April 14-June 2, 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You will get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish Beginning and Beyond, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235264
Mother - Mother: Researching Your Maternal Line— 2020-05-12 through  2020-05-12$45— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 12, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Finding information for your maternal line, in terms of people, can be tricky. Mitochondrial DNA tracking is great for tracing your maternal heritage, but that doesn't put names or faces to the ancestors you are trying to document. We will look at the various sources amenable to our search upstream of our mothers, in this hands-on internet research class. Birth and baptismal records, marriage and divorce records, death and burial records, wills, land transaction records – these are where to look for our mothers of generations past. From James Tanner, writer and genealogist – rule one of genealogy is: "when the baby was born, the mother was there".

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223094
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