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Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE)

January 04, 2014

Spring course preview scheduled for January 17

Rivier University
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060


Irene Holland


RISE spring course preview scheduled for January 17; spring courses set to begin February 3

Jan. 4, 2014--NASHUA, N.H.--The Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) Spring Course Preview is scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Demoulas Room of the Benoit Education Center located at Rivier University on Clement Street (off Main Street), in Nashua, N.H.

Two five-week semesters are offered. Part one begins Feb. 3 and ends March 7; part two begins March 17 and ends April 25. No learning prerequisites or tests are required. Membership for the ten weeks of courses is $120 and includes computer labs, the use of the Muldoon Health and Fitness Center, the Regina Library, and Dion Dining Hall.

With a choice of five courses each term, the 55 courses include literature, history, music and dance, computer science, creating digital slide shows, religion, philosophy and spiritual enrichment, writing, world cultures, current events, and intermediate bridge. Courses are not credit bearing. Also included in the fee are choices of moderate exercise and water exercise courses.

The RISE program, tailored for “learning in retirement”, is in its seventeenth year. Individuals over age 55 are welcome to learn more about RISE, preview courses and register with a check for the spring semester at the course preview.

Course brochures can be obtained at the RISE office located in Room 237 in Sylvia Trottier Hall at Rivier University on Clement Street, or electronically here. They are also available at local libraries and senior activity centers. Call for registration information at (603) 897-8623 or visit online at and



Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic institution recognized for distinctive academic programs, offering many of the region’s leading programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. With Nashua as our home and the world as our classroom, the Rivier experience ensures that students develop leadership skills as well as an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures in New England and around the world.  

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