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July 02, 2014

RISE fall course preview scheduled for August 22

Fall courses begin September 8Click here to view courses 


NASHUA, N.H.—The Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) Fall Course Preview is scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.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 terms are offered. Term One begins September 8 and ends October 10; Term Two begins October 20 and ends November 21. No learning prerequisites or tests are required. Membership for the ten weeks of courses is $130 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 64 courses include literature, history, genealogy, music and dance, opera, computer and iPad skills, creating digital slide shows, religion, philosophy and spiritual enrichment, writing, world cultures, current events, and multiple levels of playing mah-jongg and 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 fall 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 viewed 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 www.rivier.edu/rise and www.facebook.com/RISE1997.

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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.